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Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Pocket-sized anthrax detector aids global agriculture
A credit-card-sized anthrax detection cartridge developed at Sandia National Laboratories and recently licensed to a small business makes testing safer, easier, faster and cheaper.

Contact: Stephanie Holinka
slholin@sandia.gov
505-284-9227
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 17-Apr-2014
Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives
A Kansas State University engineer has developed a patented technique that improves military security and remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique could help police during drug searches.
Marine Corps

Contact: William Dunn
dunn@k-state.edu
785-532-5628
Kansas State University

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
New clinical trial launched for advance lung cancer
Cancer Research UK is partnering with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Pfizer to create a pioneering clinical trial for patients with advanced lung cancer -- marking a new era of research into personalized medicines to treat cancer.
Cancer Research UK

Contact: Paul Thorne
paul.thorne@cancer.org.uk
020-346-98352
Cancer Research UK

Public Release: 16-Apr-2014
SAGE journal International Journal of Care Coordination re-launching April 2014
Leading SAGE medical journal, the International Journal of Care Coordination, is being re-launched this month. Dedicated to expanding global understanding of care coordination, this peer reviewed journal will publish quarterly.

Contact: Katie Baker
Katie.baker@sagepub.co.uk
020-734-28719
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Pitt CVR and Sanofi Pasteur collaborate to assess the effectiveness of a dengue vaccine
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, have entered a scientific collaboration to help assess the effectiveness of a dengue vaccine once introduced for immunization programs. Pitt's CVR is creating the new test to help assess the effectiveness of Sanofi Pasteur's dengue vaccine candidate, which aims to reduce cases of dengue and the circulation of the virus in the population.

Contact: Allison Hydzik
hydzikam@upmc.edu
412-647-9975
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Wire inspection: As fast as a world-class sprinter
Pipes, rails, and wires are manufactured at high speeds. A new optical inspection system reviews the workpieces at 10 meters a second and finds defects in real time that can be as narrow as a single hair.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Carl
daniel.carl@ipm.fraunhofer.de
49-761-885-7549
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
New EU website to provide easy and transparent access to aid data
A unique new web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world was launched today by the European Commission, at the High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico.

Contact: Nina Kajander
nina.kajander@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees
A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs.
Medical Research Council

Contact: Charles Elder
c.elder@soton.ac.uk
University of Southampton

Public Release: 15-Apr-2014
Low-cost, hydrogen-powered forklifts with rapid refueling, zero emissions coming soon
Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers. The goal of the project is to design a solid-state hydrogen storage system that can refuel at low pressure four to five times faster than it takes to charge a battery-powered forklift.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Contact: Mike Janes
mejanes@sandia.gov
925-294-2447
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Materials research partnership renewed between UC Santa Barbara and Mitsubishi Chemical
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation of Tokyo and University of California, Santa Barbara are extending their successful materials research partnership -- the Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials at UCSB -- with a nearly $6 million reinvestment over the next four years.

Contact: Melissa Van De Werfhorst
melissa@engineering.ucsb.edu
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Veggie will expand fresh food production on space station
A plant growth chamber bound for the space station inside the Dragon capsule on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission may help expand in-orbit food production capabilities in more ways than one, and offer astronauts fresh food.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
SpaceX's Dragon headed to space station to create astronaut farmers
'Enter the Dragon' takes on a whole new meaning this month as SpaceX's Dragon capsule heads to the space station for its third commercial resupply mission on April 14.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Anasys licenses ORNL nanoscale mass spectrometry imaging technology
Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-1946
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Ice breaker: ONR researchers explore a changing Arctic
As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the Office of Naval Research announced April 14 new efforts to determine the pace of change in what some are calling Earth's final frontier.

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions
A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations, reducing CO2 emissions by around a half million tons a year.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Joanne Fryer
joanne.fryer@bristol.ac.uk
44-011-733-17276
University of Bristol

Public Release: 14-Apr-2014
Scripps Research Institute announces 'Scripps Advance,' a new drug discovery initiative
The Scripps Research Institute today announced the formation of Scripps Advance, a new drug discovery initiative to translate early-stage biomedical research projects, both internal and external to TSRI, into clinical development candidates. Scripps Advance's first collaborator in this new endeavor is the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in California.

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
University of Connecticut and Comcast launch Center of Excellence for Security Innovation
The University of Connecticut, home to the nation's foremost center on hardware security, and Comcast announce the opening of a Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at UConn. The center is dedicated to the development of robust detection systems and analytical tools to ensure that computer chips and other hardware components vital to Internet broadband systems are shielded from malicious attacks, unauthorized access, and faulty or counterfeit products.

Contact: Colin Poitras
colin.poitras@uconn.edu
860-486-4656
University of Connecticut

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
ACP launches High Value Care Coordination Toolkit
The American College of Physicians today unveiled a High Value Care Coordination Toolkit designed to enable more effective and patient-centered communication between primary care and subspecialist doctors.

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

Public Release: 11-Apr-2014
Internal Medicine 2014
AGA and ACP launch toolkit to improve communication between primary care doctors, GIs
The American College of Physicians today unveiled a High Value Care Coordination Toolkit designed to enable more effective and patient-centered communication between primary care and subspecialist doctors. The American Gastroenterological Association coordinated with ACP to identify pertinent data sets for several conditions for which primary care physicians typically refer patients to gastroenterologists and hepatologists.

Contact: Aimee Frank
media@gastro.org
301-941-2620
American Gastroenterological Association

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Construction to begin on NASA spacecraft set to visit asteroid in 2018
NASA's team that will conduct the first US mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.
NASA

Contact: Nancy Neal-Jones
Nancy.n.jones@nasa.gov
301-286-0039
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
INRS launches the UNESCO Chair
INRS is proud to announce the launch of the UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. Established at the Energie Materiaux Telecommunications Research Centre, the chair is part of a North-South/South-South initiative to promote access to sustainable energy for all.

Contact: Stéphanie Thibault
stephanie.thibault@adm.inrs.ca
450-687-5010 x8865
INRS

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Think Next 2014
Revive your smartphone in 30 seconds
Demonstrated at a Microsoft conference in Tel Aviv this month, a new prototype battery developed by Tel Aviv University researchers and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy 4 device can be charged to full capacity in just 30 seconds. The device is also being developed for use in other smartphone brands.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Filter developed by VTT helps recover 80 percent of gold in mobile phone scrap
Mobile phone scrap can contain precious metals, such as gold and copper. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a biological filter made of mushroom mycelium mats enabling recovery of as much as 80 percent of the gold in electronic scrap. Extraction of copper from circuit board waste, on the other hand, can be enhanced significantly by flotation the crushed and sieved material.

Contact: Olli Salmi
olli.salmi@vtt.fi
358-207-225-216
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Moffitt Cancer Center begins Phase I clinical trial of new immunotherapy
Moffitt Cancer Center has initiated a phase I clinical trial for a new immunotherapy drug, ID-G305, made by Immune Design. Immunotherapy is a treatment option that uses a person's own immune system to fight cancer. It has several advantages over standard cancer therapies, including fewer side effects and an overall better tolerability. It tends to be most effective in patients who have smaller, localized tumors that have not spread to distant sites.

Contact: Kim Polacek
kim.polacek@moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
UCLA launches joint venture with Chinese firm to open sophisticated lab in Shanghai
The University of California has signed an agreement with the Chinese firm, Centre Testing International Corporation, to create a joint company that will open a clinical laboratory in Shanghai. The 25,000-square-foot facility -- the first of its kind in China -- will offer sophisticated testing and specialized training to the country's pathologists to deliver accurate diagnoses and enhance medical care for the Chinese people.

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2272
University of California - Los Angeles

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