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Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Celebrating the work of the 2014 Nobel Laureates
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., would like to congratulate all of the 2014 Nobel laureates and is proud to have published work by nine of the laureates. To celebrate their achievements Wiley has made a selection of content from the 2014 winners free to access until the end of the year.

Contact: Evelyn Martinez
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
201-748-6358
Wiley

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Lawrence Livermore develops infrared camera system to view tokamak from the inside
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, in collaboration with General Atomics and the University of Arizona, have developed an infrared and visible camera viewing system that's able to produce wide-angle, tangential views of full poloidal (north-south direction of the magnetic field) cross-sections inside the tokamak. The camera's images provide researchers with data about the interior conditions of the DIII-D, which was built under contract for the Department of Energy. DOE provides funding for its operation.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Dazzlingly sharp images on curved screens
Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature -- and additionally allows about 10,000-times faster projection rates. Researchers will be presenting their technology Nov. 4-6 at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart.

Contact: Peter Schreiber
Peter.Schreiber@iof.fraunhofer.de
49-364-180-7430
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Fraunhofer develops economical process for micro energy harvesting
The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, or for medical implants. They gather the energy they need for this from their immediate environment -- from vibrations, for instance. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a process for the economical production of piezoelectric materials.

Contact: Stephan Barth
stephan.barth@fep.fraunhofer.de
49-351-258-6379
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 30-Oct-2014
Line camera makes magnetic field lines visible in 3-D and real time
Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines in magnetic systems such as generators or motors, which are invisible to the human eye, can be made visible using this camera. It is especially suitable for industrial applications, for example in quality assurance during the manufacture of magnets. A prototype will be on display for the first time at electronica 2014 in Munich from Nov. 11-14 (Hall A4 / Booth 113).

Contact: Klaus-Dieter Taschka
klaus.taschka@iis.fraunhofer.de
49-913-177-64475
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Minister for Health launches state-wide registry for Victoria's cardiac patients
Victorian Hospitals will be better equipped to measure the quality of care for their cardiac patients, under a new project that collects and compares data on coronary angioplasty practice.
Department of Health Victoria, Medibank Private

Contact: Lucy Handford
media@monash.edu
Monash University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Through 3-D-printed prosthetic, Illinois students lending a hand in Ecuador
The group of students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created one of the first 3D-printed prosthetic hands with pattern recognition capability. A machine-learning algorithm allows it to do more than just open and close, and it can be created for a mere $270 -- good news for those who are most in need, residents of the developing world.

Contact: Mike Koon
mkoon@illinois.edu
217-333-1391
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Technology pioneered by UF researcher provides improved access for disabled voters
A University of Florida researcher's desire to provide citizens with disabilities the same opportunity to vote as everyone else could serve as the catalyst for revolutionizing voter access nationwide.

Contact: Juan Gilbert
juan@ufl.edu
352-562-0784
University of Florida

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
ORNL technology transfer continues strong upward trend
New methods are improving connections between private businesses and technology from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, with 101 licenses and options executed during the last three years.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Wyss Institute launches 'SLIPS' company
Developed at the Wyss Institute, an ultra-slippery coating that repels virtually all liquids and solids will be made available for a wide range of custom commercial applications through a newly formed private company.

Contact: Mary Tolikas
mary.tolikas@wyss.harvard.edu
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
Comprehensive solutions for genome analysis and synthetic biology projects
Eurofins Genomics and Igenbio provide tailored services for sequencing and analysis of various organisms.

Contact: Carola Grimminger
carolagrimminger@eurofins.com
49-809-282-89921
Eurofins Genomics

Public Release: 29-Oct-2014
PLOS ONE
Contamination likely explains 'food genes in blood' claim
Laboratory contaminants likely explain the results of a recent study claiming that complete genes can pass from foods we eat into our blood, according to a University of Michigan molecular biologist who re-examined data from the controversial research paper.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
BDMS and OHSU collaborate to improve human health in Southeast Asia
Bangkok Dusit Medical Services is teaming with Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, to improve health in both countries through shared knowledge and skills, and the creation of centers of excellence focused on key challenges. The effort will engage faculty, health professionals and students from OHSU's schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and public health.

Contact: Tamara Hargens-Bradley
hargenst@ohsu.edu
503-494-8231
Oregon Health & Science University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Three-company collaboration announced for advancement of aging research
Insilico Medicine, Inc., Canada Cancer and Aging Research Laboratories, Ltd. and Plantbiosis, Ltd. announce their three way partnership to fuel aging research with the combination of personalized medicine, drug discovery, and next generation sequencing.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Creating the coldest cubic meter in the universe
As part of an international collaboration, Berkeley Lab scientists have helped create the coldest cubic meter in the universe. The cooled chamber -- roughly the size of a vending machine -- was chilled to 6 milliKelvin or -273.144 degrees Celsius in preparation for a forthcoming experiment that will study neutrinos, ghostlike particles that could hold the key to the existence of matter around us.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Kate Greene
kgreene@lbl.gov
510-486-4404
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Special delivery: Marines dial up faster logistics at tech demo
Marines in Hawaii recently demonstrated that handheld devices and automation software could speed delivery of critical supplies to the front lines and even help planners determine when and where items will be needed ahead of time.

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Poland to join the European Southern Observatory
Today Professor Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, signed an agreement that will lead to the country joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO) -- the world's most productive ground-based observatory. ESO is looking forward to welcoming Poland as a Member State, following subsequent ratification of the accession agreement.

Contact: Richard Hook
rhook@eso.org
49-893-200-6655
ESO

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
ACP expresses concern about mandatory quarantines of clinicians involved
The American College of Physicians is strongly concerned about the approach being taken by some state health departments to impose strict, mandatory quarantines for all physicians, nurses, and other health professionals returning from West Africa, regardless of whether they are showing symptoms of Ebola virus infection.

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
NIH-led study explores prevention of heart disease in HIV-infected people
The National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial to assess the effects of aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, on preventing cardiovascular disease in people with long-term HIV infections. This group, which includes people on antiretroviral therapy as well as 'elite controllers' who can limit the virus without antiretroviral therapy, have a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke compared to the general population.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Linda Huynh
linda.huynh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
PIDS supports IDSA statement on involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries
The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society endorses a statement from the Infectious Diseases Society of America regarding involuntary quarantine of healthcare workers returning from Ebola-affected countries.

Contact: Terri Christene Phillips
cphillips@idsociety.org
703-299-9865
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
New and updated resource on STEM education, workforce
It just became a lot easier for educators, students, parents, policymakers and business leaders to learn more about national trends in education and jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Contact: Nadine Lymn
nlymn@nsf.gov
703-292-2490
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Forum highlights technology tested on Space Station for deep space exploration
To highlight microgravity technologies, a panel of experts gathered recently for the Destination Station: International Space Station Technology Forum at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
American College of Cardiology patient navigator program completes hospital selection
The American College of Cardiology today announced 35 selected hospitals that are pioneering a team approach to keep patients healthy and at home following admission for heart attack or heart failure. The hospitals from across the country are the first participants in the ACC Patient Navigator Program, which is the first program of its kind in cardiology and supports national efforts to reduce unnecessary patient readmissions.

Contact: Nicole Napoli
nnapoli@acc.org
202-375-6523
American College of Cardiology

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
NTU to build region's first renewable energy integration demonstration micro-grid
Nanyang Technological University Singapore will be building a hybrid micro-grid which will integrate multiple large-scale renewable energy sources. The first in the region, the hybrid micro-grid will test and demonstrate the integration of solar, wind, tidal-current, diesel, storage and power-to-gas technologies, and ensure these energy sources operate well together.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore National Environment Agency

Contact: Amin Shah
aminshah@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Processing milk -- how concentrates help to save energy
Powdered milk is a vital ingredient in infant formula and also used in baked goods and confectionary products. It is manufactured using an energy-intensive process chain that involves concentrating and drying milk. Researchers at Technische Universität München are investigating energy-efficient ways of making concentrates -- with promising results: By combining different membrane separation processes, they have succeeded in reducing the amount of energy required to concentrate milk by around 20 percent.
German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Research Association of the German Food Industry

Contact: Barbara Wankerl
barbara.wankerl@tum.de
49-892-892-2562
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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