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Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Asian Scientist Intelligence launched to meet science communication needs in Asia
Uniquely positioned as both scientifically qualified and media savvy, Asian Scientist Intelligence offers a comprehensive suite of communications and public relations services to science and technology companies in Asia.

Contact: Jason Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 28-Jul-2014
Wyss Institute's technology translation engine launches 'Organs-on-Chips' company
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced that its human 'Organs-on-Chips' technology will be commercialized by a newly formed private company to accelerate development of pharmaceutical, chemical, cosmetic, and personalized medicine products.
Harvard's Wyss Institute, National Institutes of Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Food and Drug Administration

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

Public Release: 27-Jul-2014
Smartphone app and specialised clinic for chronic fatigue patients
Sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome are set to benefit with the dual launch of a specialist Griffith University clinic and smartphone app, both aimed to manage their illness and improve health outcomes.

Contact: Louise Durack
l.durack@griffith.edu.au
041-964-9516
Griffith University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
ASA launches national Perioperative Surgical Home learning collaborative
The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) today announced the launch of its ASA Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Learning Collaborative, a national initiative designed to improve the patient experience before, during and after surgery. More than 40 leading health care organizations from across the country will participate in the collaborative, which will convene for the first time at the ASA's PSH Learning Collaborative Launch, July 25-26, in Schaumburg, Ill.

Contact: Theresa Hill
t.hill@asahq.org
847-268-9246
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Public Release: 25-Jul-2014
20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014)
New licensing agreement could improve treatment options for children living with HIV
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation applauds the new licensing agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool and Gilead Sciences, Inc. to improve access to tenofovir alafenamide fumarate, a promising new HIV medication. The agreement was announced during the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. While tenofovir alafenamide fumarate is still in Phase III clinical trials, early data suggests it could be a key ingredient in the next generation of first-line fixed-dose treatment options for children living with HIV.

Contact: Johanna Harvey
jharvey@pedaids.org
202-280-1657
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
RSV research breakthrough to help infected children
Researchers at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced results of a clinical trial of a new drug shown to safely reduce the viral load and clinical illness of healthy adult volunteers intranasally infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). RSV is the most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in young children in the United States and worldwide.
Alios BioPharma, Inc

Contact: Sara Burnett
sara.burnett@lebonheur.org
901-287-5162
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Experts weigh the pros and cons of a $1.7 billion EPA cleanup plan for the Passaic River at an NJIT forum
Environmental cleanup experts gathered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology this week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River.

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Cuyahoga County high school students smoking at the same rate as adults
Cuyahoga County high school students are smoking tobacco products at the same rate as adults in the county, according to new data from the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University. In 2013, more than 22 percent, or one in five high school students, report use of any tobacco product within the prior 30 days.

Contact: Jessica Studeny
jes91@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Nano-supercapacitors for electric cars
Innovative nano-material based supercapacitors are set to bring mass market appeal a good step closer to the lukewarm public interest in Germany. This movement is currently being motivated by the advancements in the state-of-the-art of this device.

Contact: Carsten Glanz
carsten.glanz@ipa.fraunhofer.de
49-711-970-3736
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete
A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to quickly calculate the concrete's required thickness. The material will be used in the One World Trade Center at Ground Zero.

Contact: Dr. Alexander Stolz
alexander.stolz@emi.fraunhofer.de
49-762-890-50646
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
New drugs to combat asthma and the like
Science and industry are collaborating to develop future pharmaceuticals for treating chronic inflammatory diseases. The medicines will combat immunological processes that have gone wrong.

Contact: Franziska Lange
franziska.lange@izi.fraunhofer.de
49-341-972-5821
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
LSE and ESC announce the launch of a new executive-style MSc
The MSc in Health Economics, Outcomes and Management in Cardiovascular Sciences aims to equip cardiologists with health management, economics, research and policy skills

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardiio.org
33-492-947-756
European Society of Cardiology

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Neiker-Tecnalia is researching the potato genes that best adapt to climate change
Neiker-Tecnalia is currently conducting research into the potato genes that best adapt to the anticipated climate change conditions, characterised by a reduction in rainfall and increased extremes of hot and cold temperatures. The aim is to identify the most resistant genes in order to create new potato varieties that will adapt optimally to future climate conditions. The research is also seeking to find out how the current potato varieties will behave in a situation of greater drought and higher and lower temperatures.

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

Public Release: 24-Jul-2014
Singapore team develops Asia's first genetic test that can prevent corneal blindness
A team of eye doctors and scientists from Singapore have developed Asia's first genetic test for identifying patients with a type of eye disease that affects the cornea called corneal stromal dystrophy which can lead to blurring and loss of vision. Called the POLARIS TGFBI test, this genetic test is designed to aid in the diagnosis and management of patients with corneal stromal dystrophies.

Contact: Ravi Chandran
ravi.chandran@snec.com.sg
656-322-8394
SingHealth

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
NASA's HS3 mission spotlight: The HIRAD instrument
The Hurricane Imaging Radiometer, known as HIRAD, will fly aboard one of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft during NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel or HS3 mission from Wallops beginning Aug. 26 through Sept. 29.
NASA, NOAA

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
NASA team lays plans to observe new worlds
It can take decades to mature an astrophysics flagship mission from concept to launch pad. A team led by scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is now studying the scientific and technical requirements and costs associated with building a successor to Hubble and the Webb telescope.
NASA

Contact: Lori Keesey
Lori.j.keesey@nasa.gov
865-244-6658
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Global food safety research agreement signed by China and UC Davis
An agreement establishing a collaborative global food safety research center in China was signed today by officials from China's Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University and the University of California, Davis.
Chinese Government

Contact: Patricia Bailey
pjbailey@ucdavis.edu
530-752-9843
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
New partnership brings more personalized cancer treatment to Philadelphia
Thomas Jefferson University joins an international genomic medicine collaborative to help offer the newest innovations in cancer care through clinical trials.

Contact: Edyta Zielinska
edyta.zielinska@jefferson.edu
215-955-5291
Thomas Jefferson University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Carnegie Mellon will partner with Duolingo to evaluate English language certification test
Carnegie Mellon University will partner with Duolingo, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company that provides free online language education, to evaluate the company's new low-cost test for certifying the English skills of college and job applicants.

Contact: Byron Spice
bspice@cs.cmu.edu
412-268-9068
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Springer partners with Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association
As of 2015, Springer will publish the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, the official journal of the Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association. The cooperation will allow the journal to expand its global visibility in the area of fuzzy research. The International Journal of Fuzzy Systems is dedicated to presenting high-quality papers that deal with the theory, design and application of fuzzy systems, soft computing systems, gray systems and extension theory systems ranging from hardware to software.

Contact: Renate Bayaz
renate.bayaz@springer.com
49-622-148-78531
Springer

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
NYSCF partners with Beyond Batten Disease Foundation to fight juvenile Batten disease
The New York Stem Cell Foundation and Beyond Batten Disease Foundation have partnered to develop stem cell resources to investigate and explore new treatments and ultimately find a cure for juvenile Batten disease, a fatal illness affecting children.

Contact: David McKeon
dmckeon@nyscf.org
212-365-7440
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
Extramural R&D funding by US-located businesses nears $30 billion in 2011
In 2011, US-located companies spent $29.6 billion for extramural (purchased and collaborative) research and development performed by domestic and overseas organizations, according to statistics from the Business R&D and Innovation Survey. This amount includes contract or otherwise purchased R&D ($24 billion) and payments to R&D collaborators ($5.6 billion). Most of these extramural R&D expenditures involve domestic providers and partners.

Contact: Kimberly D. Osborne
kosborne@nsf.gov
703-292-2298
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
New device detects deadly lung disease
A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant recipients.

Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
e.f.gaskarth@exeter.ac.uk
44-782-730-9332
University of Exeter

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Nature Genetics
Whole-genome sequencing of bulls in key beef and dairy breeds
An international collaboration known as the '1000 Bull Genomes Project' aims to accelerate breeding for desired traits in beef and dairy cattle while also improving animal health and welfare. Results of the project's first phase -- based on sequencing the whole genomes of 234 individual bulls whose direct descendants number in the tens of millions -- are reported in the journal Nature Genetics.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Genome Canada, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Apisgene, Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, Milk Levy Fund, Strategic Research Council, Viking Genetics, Australian Dairy Futures

Contact: Ruedi Fries
ruedi.fries@tum.de
49-816-171-3228
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
The heart of an astronaut, five years on
The Cardio Ox investigation will look at how oxidative stress and inflammation caused by conditions of spaceflight affect astronaut hearts for up to five years after astronauts fly on the International Space Station.

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

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