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Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
NASA's IceCube no longer on ice
NASA's Science Mission Directorate has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission.
NASA

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

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering: Brand-new journal launches in 2015, names editor
The American Chemical Society announced today that David L. Kaplan, Ph.D., will head the brand-new, web-only journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering as editor-in-chief. With the first issue slated for publication in January 2015, the new journal will feature high-quality research in the rapidly burgeoning field of biomaterials, the study of engineered or naturally derived materials that interact with living or biological systems.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
OUP to partner with the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its new relationship with the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP). Beginning in 2015, OUP and CINP will partner to publish International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology as a fully open-access journal.

Contact: Erin Ganley
erin.ganley@oup.com
919-677-0977 x5163
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 30-Jul-2014
Across-the-board Impact Factor increases for Portland Press Limited
Portland Press Limited today announced an across-the-board increase in Impact Factors for its molecular bioscience publications.

Contact: Alastair Stewart
alastair.stewart@biochemistry.org
44-207-685-2401
Biochemical Society

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
UC San Diego's WIFIRE project helps firefighters get a jump on wildfires
In recent years, the number and scale of wildfires in the US has risen, threatening cities and forests, and at times forcing large-scale evacuations. Now, thanks to a multi-year, $2.65 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Maryland have been building a cyberinfrastructure to better monitor, predict, and mitigate wildfires in the future.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Neurophotonics
SPIE launches Neurophotonics journal with special section on BRAIN Initiative
Coinciding with the launch of the BRAIN Initiative in the USA, the new journal Neurophotonics, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, will facilitate further collaboration on technological advances in optogenetics, photoacoustics, spectroscopy, and more. This understanding will have significant medical and cognitive applications, and contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the brain.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Caring for donors
To make follow-up care more accessible, UC San Francisco and Walgreens are collaborating to launch the first program in the country that provides blood pressure testing at no charge to living kidney donors.

Contact: Scott Maier
scott.maier@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
New partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV
Today the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the American Cancer Society announced a new partnership to improve access to essential pain medications for people living with HIV in Swaziland. As part of ACS' Treat the Pain initiative, this new partnership will help improve efforts to better integrate pain management into HIV/AIDS services throughout the country.

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
App for headache sufferers shows success
A unique app that helps headache sufferers to record the severity and regularity of their pain is being used as part of a Griffith research study.

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

Public Release: 29-Jul-2014
Asian Scientist Intelligence launched to meet science communication needs in Asia
Asian Scientist Intelligence, Asia's first full-service science public relations communications firm, has announced its official launch on July 29, 2014.

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

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