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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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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
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
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

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.

Contact: Rob Gutro
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.

Contact: Lori Keesey
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
The Optical Society launches Optica
The Optical Society today published the first issue of Optica, its new open-access, online-only journal dedicated to rapidly disseminating the highest-impact peer-reviewed research across the entire spectrum of optics and photonics. Optica's premiere issue covers topics such as remote sensing, high-speed data transmission, nanoscale imaging and precision time measurement and features an article from Stanford about the development of high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells that cool themselves with a specially patterned layer of silica glass.

Contact: Jake Lynn
The Optical Society

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
Cable announces 30 million for advanced materials and non-destructive evaluation research
New research that will improve safety and efficiency of gas turbines, rail tracks, fuel pipelines and other important infrastructure will receive a boost today when a new 30 million joint investment by government and industry is announced by Secretary of State for Industry the Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP.

Contact: EPSRC Press Release
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Supermaterial gives rejected drugs a new chance
More than 80 percent of all drug candidates in the pharma R&D suffer from poor solubility and are therefore rejected early in the drug discovery process. Now Uppsala University researchers show that the new material Upsalite, has great potential for development of new formulations of these rejected drugs.

Contact: Maria Strømme
Uppsala University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2014
BGI Tech launches human whole exome sequencing service on complete genomics' advanced platform
BGI Tech, a subsidiary of BGI, the world's largest genomics organization, announced today the global launch of a new human whole exome sequencing service based on Complete Genomics' industry-leading platform.

Contact: Jia Liu
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 21-Jul-2014
Tecnalia designs an app to help elderly people get around on public transport
Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. With the advancing years the tendency is to abandon the private vehicle and make increasing use of public transport. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

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