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Public Release: 27-Feb-2015
JRC Annual Report 2014 is now available
The Annual Report giving an overview of the JRC work in 2014 has been published. It provides highlights of research activities carried out over the year in support of the main EU policies. Topics include economic and monetary union; innovation, growth and jobs; digital agenda; energy and transport; environment and climate change; agriculture and global food security; security and disaster risk reduction; health and consumer protection and nuclear safety and security.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez-Verdesoto
elena.gonzalez-verdesoto@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 27-Feb-2015
Yes, we can stop viruses such as Ebola and Rabies. Here's how.
With a group of like-minded scientists, editors Asit K Pattanaik and Michael Whitt have compiled a timely publication entitled 'Biology and Pathogenesis of Rhabdo- and Filoviruses' discussing the most recent findings on processes and current status of development of vaccines and antivirals to mitigate the diseases caused by viruses like Ebola and Rabies.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Bribery 'hits 1.6 billion people a year'
A total of 1.6 billion people worldwide -- nearly a quarter of the global population -- are forced to pay bribes to gain access to everyday public services, according to a new book by academics at the Universities of Strathclyde and Birmingham.
Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Richard Rose
richard.rose@strath.ac.uk
44-014-366-72164
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 22-Feb-2015
Discover the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics in this newly published book
The book gives a self-contained treatment of the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, assuming only the mathematical sophistication usually acquired in undergraduate mathematics or physics education. The principles of quantum mechanics are discussed with complete mathematical accuracy and an effort is always made to trace them back to the experimental reality that lies at their root. The statistical aspects of quantum mechanics are compared and contrasted with the same aspects of classical physics.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
New book on glia from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Glia,' published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, examines our understanding of the basic biology of glia and their roles in diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer. What emerges from this work is new insight into the importance of glial cells, especially an appreciation that the development, function, and malfunction of our brains can only be understood as a signaling interplay between neurons and glial cells.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Feb-2015
UB researcher has some questions for the interview
Interviews begin with questions, but a University at Buffalo researcher is instead questioning the interview, and the answers are mapping the history and unexplored conceptual areas of this familiar information-gathering tool.

Contact: Bert Gambini
gambini@buffalo.edu
716-645-5334
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
What was the first hydrogen bomb like? Participant recounts history & physics of development
Kenneth Ford, renowned for his popular books on quantum physics, has published his latest book entitled 'Building the H Bomb: A Personal History' with World Scientific. The book looks back more than sixty years to a time when Ford was a member of the team of physicists who designed the United States' first hydrogen bomb. Then in his mid-twenties, Ford worked closely with -- and socialized with -- giants of that period such as Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, John Wheeler, Stan Ulam, and John von Neumann.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 9-Feb-2015
Is there harm in sexting?
A new book released this week by a researcher at the University of Colorado Denver examines the social conversations around sexting. In her book 'Sexting Panic' Dr. Amy Hasinoff, a professor of Communication at CU Denver, discusses how teenage sexting -- sending sexually explicit images or text messages over cell phones and social media -- is thought about, talked about, and regulated.

Contact: Emily Williams
Emily.R.Williams@ucdenver.edu
303-550-5789
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 6-Feb-2015
Building a town house from bio-based plastics
A newly published book '3-D Printing with Biomaterials' explores the promises of 3-D printing with biomaterials towards a sustainable and circular economy.
TU Delft Open Access Fund

Contact: Ad van Wijk
a.j.m.vanwijk@tudelft.nl
31-015-278-6320
IOS Press

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
IU Media School professor's new book examines implications of an aging workforce
An Indiana University Media School professor's new book brings readers face-to-face with the unavoidable truth that the population is going to have to work longer as life expectancy improves, and companies and policymakers will play key roles in making this workforce transition possible and successful.
Social Science Research Center

Contact: George Vlahakis
vlahakis@iu.edu
812-855-0846
Indiana University

Public Release: 2-Feb-2015
Renowned standardization & quality expert explains essentials of these disciplines
The book 'Standards & Quality' deals with: The principles of voluntary standardization, its benefits and relation to mandatory technical regulation, national & international standards organizations, conformity to standards, certification and accreditation, role of standards in trade facilitation and the World Trade Organization, quality and quality management systems (including ISO 9000 and Six-Sigma approaches), brief description of environmental management systems and an overview of other management systems and the role of metrology and the quality infrastructure.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 30-Jan-2015
Recreating Dick Tracy's wrist radio with the expected arrival of Apple Watch
With the much anticipated arrival of the Apple Watch in April, this article looks into the haptic and telexistence technologies behind the latest iDevice's bells and whistles.

Contact: Philly Lim
mllim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015
Does time pass?
Philosopher Brad Skow's new book says it does -- but not in the way you may think.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 27-Jan-2015
NREL releases the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, detailing increases in installed capacity
he newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
AU professor's new book unveils pros and cons of reading onscreen
E-book or print book: does it matter? According to new research by American University linguistics professor Naomi Baron, depending on the circumstances, the answer is yes.

Contact: Rebecca Basu
basu@american.edu
202-885-5978
American University

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
'Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later' published by The Oceanography Society
The Oceanography Society is pleased to announce publication of 'Women in Oceanography: A Decade Later.' This supplement to the December issue of Oceanography magazine reviews the progress that has been made over the last 10 years in addressing barriers to career advancement for women oceanographers and where further attention to this issue might still be needed. TOS published its first 'Women in Oceanography' volume in March 2005.

Contact: Dr. Ellen Kappel
ekappel@geo-prose.com
301-229-2709
The Oceanography Society

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Unemployment benefits do not discourage job seekers from returning to work
Unemployment benefits do not discourage job seekers from returning to the workforce, according to a study carried out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid that analyzes the Spanish system of unemployment protection from a legal and economic perspective.

Contact: Fco. Javier Alonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015
Bioprinting -- see 3-D printing applied in health care
This book published by World Scientific, 'Bioprinting: Principles and Applications,' is the first attempt to provide an overview of this emerging technologies with interdisciplinary content included. The necessary biological and technical knowledge are included in this book, to educate the readers from different backgrounds.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
New book on retinal disorders from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Retinal Disorders' from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press reviews recent work on retinal diseases, describing their genetic and molecular basis, their clinical characteristics, and strategies to diagnose and treat them. The contributors emphasize how genetic approaches are currently driving progress in the field. They discuss the genetic mutations and modifiers that underlie disease development and progression, the gene expression patterns that characterize them, and how this information is being used for medical applications.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
CWRU DNP publishes first dermatology textbook for advance practice clinicians
To help train nurses about dermatology, Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DNCP, FAANP, from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and Mary Nolen, BC, DCNP, a dermatology nurse at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Massachusetts, wrote and published 'Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinician.'

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 21-Jan-2015
What is the current development in nanomedicine for clinical diagnosis and treatment?
Nanomedicine has been advancing rapidly, particularly in the development of novel nano tools for medicine. This requires multiple nano functionalities for cell targeting, drug storage, optical imaging, and effective treatment. 'Bio-inspired Nanomaterials and Devices' summarizes the most recent developments in nanomaterials, biotechnology, and medical diagnosis and therapy for researchers from diverse fields of chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering, biology, and medicine. Not only does the book touch up on the most fundamental topics, but also deal with critical clinical issues.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
New GSA book studies the central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile
This new volume in The Geological Society of America's memoir series brings together results from a six-year, multidisciplinary study of the linkages among processes that formed the highest, widest part of the Andean Cordilleran orogenic belt in northern Argentina and Chile. The study was designed to test the idea that diverse processes operating in cordilleran-style orogenic belts may be linked in feedback and feed-forward relationships.

Contact: Kea Giles
kgiles@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Unified suite of educational resources designed specifically for the IM clerkship
Third-year medical students in the core internal medicine clerkship now have a single integrated suite of educational materials to help them care for patients, prepare for clinical rounds, and study for the end-of-rotation and USMLE Step 2 examinations.

Contact: Steve Majewski
smajewski@acponline.org
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 14-Jan-2015
Empathy in violent video-games can reduce or increase anti-social behavior
The provocation of anti-social reactions in players of violent video games has been observed in experiments by psychologists for many years. However, research at the University of Luxembourg suggests that it is not only the violence of the game, but also the context that influences behavior.

Contact: Britta Schlüter
britta.schlueter@uni.lu
352-466-644-6563
University of Luxembourg

Public Release: 13-Jan-2015
New book on participatory approach to modern geometry caters to non-math majors
World Scientific has published a book on the 'Participatory approach to Modern Geometry' by Jay Kappraff.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

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