This year’s thematic guest lecture will include first insights into ground-breaking research conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The creation of ‘mini brains’ in a JHU lab could prove instrumental in our efforts to study neurological diseases. By using human derived structures, scientists hope for better research and reduced animal testing.
A second major announcement offers insights into a global first in mapping the world’s chemical landscape. Using data from well-studied substances, this map can predict hazards stemming from those 90% of chemicals in every-day products we use for which no safety data exists. Full details of these major research projects will be made available in SciCom News on Thursday 11th February and presented the following day at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where SciCom is organizing a neuroscience panel with US-NIH, JHU, Janssen and the UN Health Envoy: https://aaas.confex.com/aaas/2016/webprogram/Session11488.html