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Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Novel robotic walker invented by NUS researchers helps patients regain natural gait
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has invented a novel robotic walker that helps patients carry out therapy sessions to regain their leg movements and natural gait. The system also increases productivity of physiotherapists and improves the quality of rehabilitation sessions.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
Can all nations become democracies?
The answer can be found in MaxRange, which is the world's largest data set on all countries' political systems from the 18th century until today. MaxRange was created from research conducted at Halmstad University in Sweden showing that an analysis of history can help explain today's world of unrest.

Contact: Louise Wandel
louise.wandel@hh.se
46-721-582-906
Swedish Research Council

Public Release: 21-Nov-2014
UK rises to 4th most entrepreneurial economy in the world
The UK has become Europe's most entrepreneurial economy and has climbed five places to fourth globally, according to the 2015 edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Index released today.

Contact: Maxine Myers
maxine.myers@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-6127
Imperial College London

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Researching the physics of cooling liquid metals adds levity to Space Station
A new European Space Agency facility aboard the space station will serve as a furnace capable of levitating and heating metals up to 3,632 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Internists stress critically important issues to congressional leaders
It is critical that Congress consider two issues in this post-election lame-duck session the American College of Physicians today told Senators Reid and McConnell and Representatives Boehner and Pelosi.

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
3-D printer powered up on the International Space Station
This week, NASA took a big step toward changing the way we plan for long-duration space voyages when astronaut Barry 'Butch' Wilmore successfully installed and prepared the first 3-D printer for upcoming manufacturing operations on the space station.

Contact: Tracy McMahan
Tracy.Mcmahan@nasa.gov
256-544-0034
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Springer and Dutch universities reach wide-ranging agreement on access
Springer Science+Business Media and the Association of Dutch Universities have reached a landmark agreement which includes access to more than 2,000 of Springer's subscription journals as well as a commitment to rapidly moving toward open access publishing for all publicly financed research results from the Netherlands.

Contact: Eric Merkel-Sobotta
eric.merkel-sobotta@springer.com
49-308-278-75434
Springer

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Universities of Mainz and Nagoya finalize exchange program for students, researchers in physics
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Nagoya University finalize exchange program for students and researchers in physics

Contact: Klaus Wendt
klaus.wendt@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22882
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
New FRAX version 3.9 extends fracture risk assessment tool to four more countries
FRAX is a widely utilized clinical tool which allows primary healthcare providers worldwide to calculate an individual's 10-year probability of osteoporotic fracture. The newly launched version 3.9 of FRAX includes new country models for Croatia, Estonia, Israel and Venezuela. The calculator can now be used in a total of 57 countries and accessed in 30 different languages. The tool thus helps an increasing number of healthcare providers to better target the patients most likely to benefit from osteoporosis treatment.

Contact: Charanjit (Chaz) Jagait
cjagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-102
International Osteoporosis Foundation

Public Release: 20-Nov-2014
Health screening for industrial machines
Germany's Industry 4.0 initiative aims to develop industrial machinery with built-in intelligence based on smart self-monitoring functions. Researchers have now come a step closer to the ideal of a self-maintaining machine. A technology developed as part of the iMAIN project provides real-time online monitoring of unprecedented quality.

Contact: Markus Wabner
markus.wabner@iwu.fraunhofer.de
49-371-539-71458
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
UCI initiates joint project utilizing the arts to improve grade school science education
Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences -- which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum -- are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and physical sciences.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Tom Vasich
tmvasich@uci.edu
949-824-6455
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Nature Materials
Spiraling light, nanoparticles and insights into life's structure
As hands come in left and right versions that are mirror images of each other, so do the amino acids and sugars within us. But unlike hands, only the left-oriented amino acids and the right-oriented sugars ever make into life as we know it.
Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion, Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Nicole Casal Moore
ncmoore@umich.edu
734-647-7087
University of Michigan

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Radiation monitors tested on space station to fly on Orion
Already tested on the International Space Station, six radiation detectors developed by a team from the University of Houston physics department and their NASA colleagues have paved the way for two new devices to fly on the first test flight of NASA's new Orion spacecraft.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
75 percent of high hospital users in 13 poor NJ cities have behavioral health conditions
More than a third of hospitalization costs in 13 low-income New Jersey communities are associated with behavioral health conditions, including mental health disorders and substance use, accounting for $880 million in annual inpatient costs, according to a new Rutgers study.
The Nicholson Foundation

Contact: Steve Manas
smanas@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0559
Rutgers University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Health & Social Work
Discrimination, family conflict key sources of stress for Latina immigrants
This study examines links between acculturative stress and mental health problems among Latina immigrants in the US.

Contact: Sharita Forrest
slforres@illinois.edu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Federal budget authority for R&D in FY 2014 rises slightly
New data indicate that in fiscal year (FY) 2014, Congress gave federal agencies authority to spend $3.2 billion more on research and development and R&D plant (together) than in FY 2013. However, the increase only partially offset successive declines experienced in previous fiscal years.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8485
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Frontiers in Psychology
Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future
Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characterized by 'involuntary simplicity.'

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Monitoring Ebola cases in real-time
The current Ebola epidemic has shown how quickly a virus outbreak can turn into a global health crisis. To support of the fight against this epidemic, the German Center for Infection Research initiated the 'EBOKON' consortium, which aims to promote Ebola research and close gaps in our knowledge as quickly as possible. EBOKON is funded with 2.3 million Euros by the German Ministry of Education and Research and runs until the end of 2015.

Contact: Dr. Jan Grabowski
jan.grabowski@helmholtz-hzi.de
49-531-618-11400
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Brunel University London and UNICEF develop global initiative to rid sport of abuse
Safe Sport International aims to ensure that sporting organizations have the advice, education and support they need to develop measures to protect athletes from harm.

Contact: Keith Coles
keith.coles@brunel.ac.uk
01-895-266-599
Brunel University

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Arab countries take a new direction for national food security
The Ministries of Agriculture of Arab countries opt investing in agricultural research as national food security strategy based on a wheat productivity improvement project implemented across 10 Arab countries. The improved wheat technology 'packages' resulted in an average increase in yield by 28 percent and a game-changing innovation for saving irrigation water use while increasing productivity. At policy level, Arab countries are forging a regional partnership on food security to improve their domestic productivity through agricultural research.
Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, Islamic Development Bank, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund for International Development

Contact: Rajita Majumdar
r.majumdar@cgiar.org
962-797-463-872
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
Fraunhofer and Stef Wertheimer promote applied research in Israel
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is strengthening its ties to Israel, a world leader in technology. To that end, Europe's largest organization for applied research is cooperating with the Israeli industrialist Stef Wertheimer. The goal of the partnership is to bring Fraunhofer institutes together with companies, research institutions, and the public sector in Israel.

Contact: Beate Koch
beate.koch@zv.fraunhofer.de
49-891-205-130
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 19-Nov-2014
2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting
Crescendo Bioscience highlights new Clinical Data on Vectra DA at ACR
New data presented at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology annual meeting showed Vectra DA is a better predictor of radiographic progression over two years than other tests used to assess risk of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis, such as C-reactive protein.

Contact: Ronald Rogers
rrogers@myriad.com
801-584-3065
Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Companion bill introduced in House to extend Medicaid pay parity
Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) Monday introduced House legislation, the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act (H.R. 5723) to ensure continued access to vital primary care services. David A. Fleming, MD, MA, MACP, president of The American College of Physicians (ACP), noted that, 'ACP applauds Rep. Castor's leadership in the House on this key issue, which will extend current-law payment rates under Medicaid for certain primary care and immunization services to at least the level of Medicare through 2016.'

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Moffitt Cancer Center announces development of experimental treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes
In a major step to treat patients living with Myelodysplastic Syndromes, a group of diseases that affect the bone marrow and blood, Moffitt Cancer Center today announced the development of an innovative investigational biologic agent that could improve patient response and outcomes for MDS and other diseases.

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

Public Release: 18-Nov-2014
Study on resilience mechanisms in the brain launched
Why do some people become mentally ill when exposed to stress while others do not? Which genetic factors underlie the processes that maintain our mental equilibrium? These are the two core questions being considered in the Gutenberg Brain Study and also, even more specifically, in the Mainz Resilience Project.

Contact: Oliver Tüscher
oliver.tuescher@unimedizin-mainz.de
49-613-117-2920
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

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