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Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
ESC Congress 2014
New ESC registries launched on cardiac oncology and ACS
New ESC registries are being launched on cardiac oncology and acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The announcement comes as the long-term phase of the cardiomyopathy registry is started and the study on heart failure patients conducted in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development begins an outcomes evaluation.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
34-670-521-210
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 29-Aug-2014
ESC Congress 2014
ESC launches journal on CV pharmacotherapy
A new ESC journal on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy is launched today at ESC Congress by the ESC and Oxford University Press.

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
34-670-521-210
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
TGen receives approval for patient enrollment in brain cancer clinical trial
In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute. One of those projects has officially received the final regulatory approval from University of California, San Francisco, which means patient enrollment for the trial can begin.
Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
Informing NASA's Asteroid Initiative: A citizen forum
An innovative project between NASA (the US government's space agency) and a group led by Arizona State University called ECAST -- Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology -- is planning to hold citizen forums to engage ordinary citizens in active dialogue about NASA's Asteroid Initiative.
NASA

Contact: Marissa Huth
marissa.huth@asu.edu
480-727-0627
Arizona State University

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
NIH to Launch human safety study of Ebola vaccine candidate
Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The early-stage trial will begin initial human testing of a vaccine co-developed by NIAID and GlaxoSmithKline and will evaluate the experimental vaccine's safety and ability to generate an immune system response in healthy adults. Testing will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Kathy Stover
niaidnews@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 28-Aug-2014
New filter technology -- uses inert gas to bore holes in high-quality steel
Two early-stage venture capital investors are joining the i3 Membrane GmbH startup in August 2014. High-Tech Gründerfonds and Innovationsstarter Fonds are investing in development and marketing of a novel filter technology. The new high-tech membrane is made of high-quality steel and is more stable and more flexible than conventional filters, also more environmentally-compatible because only inert gas and electrical power are needed for its manufacture. The process was developed jointly with the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf.
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (Federal German Environment Foundation)

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
West coast log exports up, lumber exports down in second quarter of 2014
Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 515 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of more than 10 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014, the US Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station reported today. During this same period, West coast lumber exports decreased by 4 percent to 247 million board feet.

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
ysands@fs.fed.us
360-753-7716
USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Microtechnologies for driving forward mobility and human health
CIC microGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre into Microtechnologies, is coordinating the microSCALE project which seeks to generate innovative solutions based on microtechnologies to tackle the problems of the mobility industry and life sciences, among others. IK4-Ikerlan, Ceit-IK4, IK4-Tekniker, the Mondragon University and Tecnun are collaborating with CIC microGUNE on this project, which is being supported and funded by the Etortek 2013-2014 program of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 27-Aug-2014
Preclinical development of tumor therapeutic agent starts
There is an urgent need for medical agents to treat metastatic tumors. In case of pancreatic cancer, one of the most aggressive types of cancer that is often detected late, 95 percent of the patients die within five years after the diagnosis. The KIT spinoff amcure develops tumor therapeutic agents that might reduce this mortality rate. For preclinical and clinical tests of the agents, amcure has now received a total of 5 million euros from investors.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
BioOne announces 2015 title additions
BioOne welcomes five new journals to BioOne Complete, its online aggregation of independently published, subscribed and open-access titles.

Contact: Nicole Colovos
nicole@arl.org
202-296-1605
BioOne

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Drug for rare blood disorder developed at Penn receives orphan drug status from EU
A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5658
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
New and updated mobile apps for NSB Science and Engineering Indicators
The National Science Board today announced the launch of Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) for Android. The new app joins the existing and recently updated SEI App for iPad. Both free apps provide users with access to the full content of the 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report, the premier source of information and analysis of the nation's position in science and engineering education and research.

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

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
A unique experiment at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe -- including whether we live in a hologram.
DOE Office of Science

Contact: Andre Salles
media@fnal.gov
630-840-3351
DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Chameleon: Cloud computing for computer science
To help investigate and develop a promising cloud computing future, the National Science Foundation has announced a new $10 million project to create a cloud computing testbed called Chameleon, an experimental testbed for cloud architecture and applications. This testbed will enable the academic research community to develop and experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally enabled applications of cloud computing, specifically for the computer science domain.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos
faithsinger@austin.rr.com
512-232-5771
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Tecnalia revolutionizes hotel sector with smart bracelets
The Tecnalia applied research center has revolutionized the hotel sector with smart bracelets -- the Smart VIB (Very Important Bracelet) that enables clients access hotel rooms without the need for a card, make payments using the PayPal system, share experiences on social networks via the numerous tactile screens at their disposition, and receive completely personalized services according to taste, while at all times guaranteeing protection of information.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 26-Aug-2014
Razor-sharp TV pictures
The future of movie, sports and concert broadcasting lies in 4K definition, which will bring cinema quality TV viewing into people's homes. 4K ultra HD has four times as many pixels as today's full HD. And thanks to the new HEVC video compression standard, broadcasters can now transmit live video in the 4K digital cinema standard.

Contact: Benjamin Bross
benjamin.bross@hhi.fraunhofer.de
49-303-100-2622
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
New clinical trial for children with autism to target parents
SLU Researchers will help parents apply strategies that could improve their child's behavioral problems.

Contact: Riya Anandwala
ranandwa@slu.edu
314-977-8018
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
ACEs are high with space station colloidal research
ACE-M-1, the first in a series of such investigations aboard the space station, was designed to help researchers understand how to use small colloidal particles as stabilizers in products. The goal: to improve shelf-life stability.

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Riddell, TGen team with ASU football to further genetic research into concussion detection
Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, a leader in cutting-edge genomic research, today announced that the Pac-12's Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program will again participate in a genetic research study designed to advance athlete concussion detection and treatment.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
CWRU's new MOOC teaches about making changes to improve quality and safety of patient care
'Take the Lead on Health Care Quality Improvement' -- a new free massive open online course offered this fall by Case Western Reserve University's school of nursing -- targets ways frontline health care workers can deliver safer and better care to patients.

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

Public Release: 25-Aug-2014
Revolutionary handheld DNA diagnostic unit allows lab-quality analysis in the field
A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand's University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining the level of infection.

Contact: Dr. Jo-Ann Stanton
jo.stanton@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
University of Otago

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
Online screening for rare lung cancer subtypes opens door to new kind of clinical trial
After online screening, patients whose tumors test positive for FGFR1 mutation will be offered treatment for their cancer within a clinical trial at CU Cancer Center using the experimental FGFR1 inhibitor drug ponatinib.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 22-Aug-2014
C2D2 fighting corrosion
Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even in places that people cannot reach.

Contact: Media Relations ETH Zurich
mediarelations@hk.ethz.ch
044-632-8961
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
CU-Boulder leads international unmanned aircraft testing event at Pawnee Grassland
An international research effort organized by the University of Colorado Boulder conducted the first multiple, unmanned aircraft interception of a telltale rush of cold air preceding a thunderstorm known as a 'gust front' as it rolled across the Pawnee National Grassland in northeast Colorado on Aug. 14.

Contact: Brian Argrow
brian.argrow@colorado.edu
303-492-5312
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
Space Station inspired robot to help heal sick children
Space-inspired robotics are lending a helping arm to pediatric doctors for children who require intensive surgical care. The same companies which developed the robotic arms that helped build the space station have now created a new research platform.

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

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