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Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
MD Anderson and Memorial Hermann to operate breast screening network across Houston area
Memorial Hermann Health System and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a new partnership to provide a new level of specialized breast screening at a network of community breast care centers in the greater Houston area.

Contact: La Chanda Ricks
ljjenkins@mdanderson.org
713-563-6320
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 21-Aug-2014
For secure software: X-rays instead of passport control
Trust is good, control is better. This also applies to the security of computer programs. Instead of trusting 'identification documents' in the form of certificates, JOANA, the new software analysis tool, examines the source code of programs. It detects leaks, via which secret information may get out or outsiders may enter the system. JOANA also minimizes false alarms. Developed by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology the tool has already proven itself in realistic test scenarios.

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
The internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind
The groundwork for Virginia Tech's Wu Feng's big data research in a 'cloud' began in the mid-2000s with a multi-institutional effort to identify missing gene annotations in genomes. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud.
National Science Foundation, Microsoft, National Institutes of Health, US Air Force

Contact: Lynn Nystrom
tansy@vt.edu
540-231-4371
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 20-Aug-2014
Plymouth University chooses Brain Tumour Research as official charity
Brain Tumour Research has been chosen by Plymouth University to be an official charity partner. Brain Tumour Research was launched in April 2009 to raise awareness of, and funding for, scientific research into brain tumours and improve outcomes for brain tumour patients.

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
New project is the ACME of addressing climate change
High performance computing will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues.

Contact: Anne Stark
stark8@llnl.gov
925-422-9799
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Aug-2014
Queen's and NASA join forces in major international investigation into 'solar flares'
A major new collaboration between the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast and American space agency NASA is set to investigate 'solar flares' and their potential to cause disruption here on Earth.

Contact: Una Bradley
comms.officer@qub.ac.uk
028-909-75320
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space
On Aug. 15, with its successful first season behind it, the Dark Energy Survey collaboration began its second year of mapping the southern sky in unprecedented detail. Using the Dark Energy Camera, a 570-megapixel imaging device built by the collaboration and mounted on the Victor M. Blanco Telescope in Chile, the survey's five-year mission is to unravel the fundamental mystery of dark energy and its impact on our universe.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
First-of-a-kind surgery in US for severe headaches
For the first time in the United States, doctors surgically inserted a small neurostimulator behind the cheekbone of a patient in an attempt to treat cluster headaches, which are more painful than migraines. The small neurostimulator has a wire that feeds directly into the nerves associated with cluster headaches. When patients feel a headache starting, they hold a device over their cheek to activate the stimulator designed to 'turn off' the headache process.

Contact: Shannon McCormick
shannon@mediasourcetv.com
614-477-2719
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 18-Aug-2014
New survey begins mapping nearby galaxies
A new survey called MaNGA -- Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory -- has been launched that will greatly expand our understanding of galaxies, including the Milky Way, by charting the internal structure and composition of an unprecedented sample of 10,000 galaxies.

Contact: Yoshihisa Obayashi
press@ipmu.jp
81-471-365-974
University of Tokyo

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Follow that cell
The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell Challenge seeks tools that would, for example, monitor a cell in the process of becoming cancerous, detect changes due to a disease-causing virus, or track how a cell responds to treatment.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jules Asher
NIMHpress@nih.gov
301-443-4536
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
UTMB named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research
The world experts on vaccine development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have received an international designation acknowledging their unique niche in a sphere where research, government regulation and big pharma often collide.

Contact: Molly Dannenmaier
mjdannen@utmb.edu
409-772-8790
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Visual control of big data
A data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Wireless sensors and flying robots: A way to monitor deteriorating bridges
As a recent report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States needs significant repair or cannot handle automobile traffic, Tufts University engineers are employing wireless sensors and flying robots that could have the potential to help authorities monitor the condition of bridges in real time.

Contact: Alexander Reid
alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2014
Samtools CRAMS in support for improved compression formats
The rapidly rising volume of genomic data means that genomic scientists need fast and efficient methods to share, analyze and store sequence information. A major upgrade of Samtools, one of the most popular next-generation sequence analysis tools, now supports the highly efficient CRAM format, enabling researcher to easily compress and share their data, reducing costs and facilitating worldwide collaboration.

Contact: Mark Thomson
mt9@sanger.ac.uk
44-122-371-0865
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
NASA to investigate climate impacts of Arctic Sea ice loss
A new NASA field campaign will begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate. The Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment will conduct research flights Aug. 28 through Oct. 1, covering the peak of summer sea ice melt.
NASA

Contact: Steve Cole
Stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov
202-358-0918
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Space Station sharper images of Earth at night crowdsourced for science
Citizen scientists can now help catalog night imagery of Earth taken by astronauts on the International Space Station to help save energy, contribute to better human health and safety and improve our understanding of atmospheric chemistry.

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Clinical Simulation in Nursing
UT Arlington and Pediatrix partner to bring simulation training direct to practice
A publication in the August issue of Clinical Simulation in Nursing describes a new project called 'remote-controlled distance simulation' that links university professors with nurses and physicians in clinics and hospitals.

Contact: Traci Peterson
tpeterso@uta.edu
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
MD Anderson, Foundation Medicine, team up to improve targeted therapies in metastatic disease
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced today an alliance with Cambridge, Mass.-based Foundation Medicine. The teams are opening a randomized-controlled trial to determine whether targeted therapies selected based on tumor molecular profiling compared with treatment not selected on this basis results in longer progression-free survival in patients with advanced disease.

Contact: William Fitzgerald
wbfitzgerald@mdanderson.org
713-792-9518
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature
Hoopoes' eggs show their true colors
Hoopoe females use cosmetics on their eggs -- and the eggs gradually change color when they are incubated. This happens because secretion from the uropygial or preen gland -- a substance birds use to preen and protect their feathers -- is transferred from the female hoopoe's gland to her eggs directly with the bill and by means of belly feathers. These findings are published in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften -- The Science of Nature.
Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovacion, European funds, Junta de Andalucia

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Neurobiology of Stress
Elsevier announces the launch of open access journal: Neurobiology of Stress
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal: Neurobiology of Stress.

Contact: Joanna Cipolla
j.cipolla@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3477
Elsevier

Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
Elsevier announces 2013 Journal Impact Factor highlights
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal Impact Factor performance in 2013. According to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw 61 percent of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2012 to 2013, well ahead of the aggregate across all other journals at 55 percent. Furthermore, 21 percent of Elsevier journals are in the top 10 percent of their subject category.

Contact: Harald Boersma
h.boersma@elsevier.com
31-204-852-736
Elsevier

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Virginia Tech unmanned aircraft test site 'fully operational,' FAA says
The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership's Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site program is fully operational and ready to conduct research vital to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace, Federal Aviation Administration officials announced Wednesday.
Virginia FACT Fund, Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
NERSC launches next-generation code optimization effort
With the promise of exascale supercomputing looming on the horizon, questions about infrastructure and hardware design tend to dominate implementation discussions. But equally important is enabling scientists to adapt their applications to take advantage of exascale. The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center is working to address this question with the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program, an application readiness effort designed to transition users, and their codes, to next-generation architectures.

Contact: Kathy Kincade
kkincade@lbl.gov
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
University of California brings researchers together for statewide autism summit
Bringing together the research prowess of the University of California to address the increase in autism incidence, its public health impacts, and the need to speed the development of treatments for affected individuals and their families, internationally respected scientists from UC campuses.

Contact: Phyllis Brown
phyllis.brown@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9111
University of California - Davis Health System

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Monitoring meteor showers from space
Planned for launch on Orbital Sciences' third commercial resupply flight to the space station, the Meteor investigation will help scientists better understand asteroids and comets crossing Earth's orbit and how these objects affect our planet.

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

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