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Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Energy efficiency in buildings increases thanks to the HIFIVENT project
Tecnalia is coordinating the European HIFIVENT project, which is seeking to develop a new concept of ventilated facade that will improve the energy efficiency of buildings. With this project it will be possible to cut energy consumption while achieving energy savings and interior comfort.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
CHEST World Congress 2016
CHEST announces China as site of CHEST World Congress 2016
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) together with the Chinese Thoracic Society (CTS) announced today at the annual congress of CTS that CHEST World Congress 2016 will be held in China.

Contact: Kristi Bruno
kbruno@chestnet.org
773-750-9962
American College of Chest Physicians

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science
Recently the space station has hosted increasing numbers of fruit fly research studies. One is scheduled launch to the station Sept. 20. A third experiment is planned to launch in December.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies
A novel robot that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in conjunction with real-time MRI images, can make prostate cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, and less discomforting. The system also has the potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies with greater precision.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Everything in moderation: Micro-8 to study regulating pathogens in space
Scientists want to address controlling outbreaks of Candida albicans, an opportunistic yeast pathogen, with the next round of cellular growth experiments on the International Space Station -- Micro-8.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
CERN and the American Physical Society announce partnership for open access
The American Physical Society and The European Organization for Nuclear Research jointly announce a partnership to make all European Organization for Nuclear Research-authored articles published in the American Physical Society journal collection to be open access.

Contact: James Riordon
riordon@aps.org
301-919-2173
American Physical Society

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Perspectives on Psychological Science
New insights into eyewitness memory from groundbreaking replication initiative
An innovative research replication initiative has generated results that have important implications for eyewitness memory. The project confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup -- the so-called 'verbal overshadowing' effect. This Registered Replication Report is the first completed project from an initiative launched in 2013 by the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, a publication of the Association for Psychological Science.

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Electrical urban transport has arrived
Irizar presents the first electrical urban bus in Europe. Tecnalia, by means of 'eDrive Control' team, has actively participated in its development, and goes on collaborating with Irizar and Jema (Group Irizar) in the design of propulsion system and its power control units.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Farmers to be offered market-driven ways out of poverty through ICRAF-SNV partnership
A new partnership between The World Agroforestry Centre, a Dutch development organization, will help farmers create better, reliable and sustainable markets to reduce poverty. The World Agroforestry Centre and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation on 17 Sept. 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at establishing a long-term working relationship.

Contact: Daisy Ouya
d.ouya@cgiar.org
254-733-615-351
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Hispanic Physicists Society organizes under SURA sponsorship
Last month, representatives of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists and the Southeastern Universities Research Association met to formalize an affiliation agreement on terms of the Southeastern Universities Research Association's sponsorship to provide group tax exemption status to the National Society of Hispanic Physicists

Contact: Greg D Kubiak
kubiak@sura.org
202-408-2412
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Video game could help anxious children
Tom Hollenstein is running a two-year trial to see if the video game MindLight can help youth cope with and eventually conquer their anxiety.
Ontario Mental Health Foundation

Contact: Anne Craig
anne.craig@queensu.ca
613-533-2877
Queen's University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
BGI Tech, DLF-Trifolium A/S, and Aarhus University applying genomic selection methods
BGI Tech Solutions Co., LTD., is providing sequencing service to Denmark-based DLF-Trifolium and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University in an effort to develop a series of new high-yielding forage grass varieties by employing genomic selection methods.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
American-made wind turbine blades
Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages.

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

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
UCLA scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index
UCLA atmospheric scientists were instrumental in the creation of the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index -- a new tool to classify the fire threat potential of the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana wind, which can turn a spark into an inferno. The index was introduced Sept. 17 by the US Forest Service, in collaboration with UCLA and San Diego Gas and Electric.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Wesleyan Media Project: Political Advertising Analysis
Election campaign 2014: A surge in 'dark money', study says
Dark money groups -- those who keep the names of donors secret -- are contributing record amounts into television political ads for the midterm election races, according to a Washington State University researcher who has tracked the campaign advertising.
Wesleyan Media Project, Nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics

Contact: Linda Weiford
linda.weiford@wsu.edu
509-335-7209
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Survey examines personal news cycle of African-American and Hispanic news consumers
A new national survey exploring how African-Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.
Maynard Institute, New America Media, McCormick Foundation

Contact: Eric Young
young-eric@norc.org
703-217-6814
NORC at the University of Chicago

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource
Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, is used in plastics, papers, rubbers and paints.
Academy of Finland, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, CLEEN Oy, and Aalto Center for Entrepreneuship

Contact: Arshe Said
arshe.said@aalto.fi
358-505-718-886
Aalto University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
International Journal of Surgery
International Journal of Surgery opens archive of journal content
The International Journal of Surgery has announced that it has opened up its archive of previously published content: after 24 months published journal issues become available for all to read. A key aim of the IJS is to improve surgical knowledge and patient care and it is hoped that by making these articles available to all will improve efforts to achieve this.

Contact: Ash Allan
newsroom@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3745
Elsevier

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
First-ever research study examines impacts of diet and lifestyle on healthy aging
A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. The study is being conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from the Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund.
Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund

Contact: Rachel Jasculca
rjasculca@webershandwick.com
312-988-2046
Weber Shandwick Chicago

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
SAGE partners with Golden Goose Award to support seemingly peculiar research
Leading independent, academic and professional publisher SAGE announces its partnering sponsorship of the 2014 Golden Goose Award. Conceived in 2012 by Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN), the purpose of the award is to honor researchers whose federally funded work may not have seemed to have significant practical applications at the time it was conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
805-410-7441
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
'Hidden Treasure of Rome' project unveiled
'The Hidden Treasure of Rome' project will bring hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts from Italy into the laboratories of US universities to be studied, restored, categorized and cataloged. The University of Missouri is the first university selected for this project.

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
CASIS research set for launch aboard SpaceX mission to space station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to the space station carrying the third suite of research investigations sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, termed Advancing Research Knowledge-2.

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

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Novel drug targeting leukemia cells enters clinical trial
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase I human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form of blood cancer in adults.

Contact: Scott Lafee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Scottish people most skeptical on fracking, survey shows
If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its government could face an uphill challenge in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has revealed.

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Data visualization page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones
The infographic developed by University of Helsinki researchers presents the first side-by-side comparison of the power consumption and fragmentation of Android and iOS devices.

Contact: Sasu Tarkoma
sasu.tarkoma@helsinki.fi
University of Helsinki

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