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Showing releases 101-125 out of 170.

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Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Miniature camera may lead to fewer accidents
Measuring only a few cubic millimeters, a new type of camera module might soon be integrated into future driver assistance systems to help car drivers facing critical situations. The little gadget can be built into the vehicle without taking up space. The way it works is particularly reliable, thanks to its special encapsulation.

Contact: Andreas Ostmann
andreas.ostmann@izm.fraunhofer.de
49-304-640-3187
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Engineering new vehicle powertrains
Car engines -- whether driven by gasoline, diesel, or electricity -- waste an abundance of energy. Researchers are working on ways to stem this wastefulness. Ultramodern test facilities are helping them to optimize the entire development process of the engine. In the laboratory, they have already raised the degree of efficiency by up to 10 percent.

Contact: Dr. Hans-Peter Kollmeier
hans-peter.kollmeier@ict.fraunhofer.de
49-721-915-03811
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Griffith and Menzies Foundation health collaboration
Griffith and the Menzies Foundation are set to collaborate together in a move which will position the University as a leader in world-class allied health research.
Menzies Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
UCSF, UC Berkeley scientists join forces in new Glenn Center for Aging Research
Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley have teamed up to create an innovative, integrated center for research on neurodegenerative diseases. Supported by a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, the new center aims to pave the way to developing novel treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease by investigating the many ways that proteins can malfunction within cells.
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research

Contact: Pete Farley
peter.farley@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
TGen and NAU patent for new pandemic flu test is approved
The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect -- and assist in the treatment of -- the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in 2009.

Contact: Steve Yozwiak
syozwiak@tgen.org
602-343-8704
The Translational Genomics Research Institute

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
International Atomic Energy Agency's Fusion Energy Conference
UW fusion reactor concept could be cheaper than coal
University of Washington engineers have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output.

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
GW physician helps launch HerStory app for women experiencing breast cancer, mastectomy
Neal Sikka, M.D., director of the Section of Innovative Practice and associate professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University, helped launch the app HerStory, which provides a platform for women affected by breast cancer and mastectomy to share their stories and give emotional support to other patients.

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
Young and old professionals join forces against youth unemployment
Young professionals who are starting their own business create new jobs not only for themselves, but potentially also for other people in the same age bracket. Striving to make a contribution to the reduction of youth unemployment in Europe, work scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and economy educationalists at University Duisburg-Essen support this strategy with the project 'Enterprise+.'
European Union/Erasmus+

Contact: Dr. Martin Kröll
martin.kroell@rub.de
49-234-322-3293
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 8-Oct-2014
University of Michigan announces first implant in study of CoreValve Evolut R
University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center announced its first implant of the latest minimally-invasive advancement to treat patients with failing aortic heart valves.

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
smkirk@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
BIRDS is for sustainability: New NIST tool for evaluating building performance, trade-offs
Designing a building that simply meets local code requirements is not necessarily the optimal way to do it when you consider all the long-term costs. Now, building professionals in more than 200 US cities can use a new database developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology to evaluate whether it pays to exceed code requirements for energy efficiency by tallying expected costs, kilowatts expended, carbon emissions and other impacts over a planned commercial building's lifetime.

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Mid-Atlantic states release course of action, convene experts on deep sea canyon science
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean has recently adopteda course of action to consider and develop recommendations to strengthen federal protection of submarine canyon habitats. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean recommendations to federal agencies will be based on synthesis of existing data.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Contact: Arlo Hemphill
ahemphill@midatlanticocean.org
202-746-3484
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
NREL software tool a boon for wind industry
Wind energy is blowing away skeptics -- it's so close to achieving cost parity with fossil fuels that just a little extra efficiency is all that is likely needed to push it into the mainstream and past the Energy Department's goal of 20 percent wind energy by 2030.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Bio researchers receive patent to fight superbugs
Superbugs, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, have been on the rise since antibiotics were first introduced 80 years ago. That's because these germ-fighting agents have lost their punch from being overprescribed and misused, allowing bacteria pathogens to develop immunities against them.

Contact: Ken Ma
ma28@llnl.gov
925-423-7602
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Dynamic encryption keeps secrets
Professor Lars Ramkilde Knudsen from DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark, has invented a new way to encrypt telephone conversations that makes it very difficult to 'eavesdrop.' His invention can help to curb industrial espionage.

Contact: Lars Ramkilde Knudsen
lrkn@dtu.dk
Technical University of Denmark

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
'Unlikely couples' of materials enable vehicle weight to be reduced
CICmarGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre into High-performance Manufacturing, is working to develop hybrid aluminium-steel and composite metal joints by means of different technologies that enable components with greater added value to be manufactured, thus contributing towards improving the competitive position of Basque companies. The Faculty of Engineering of Mondragon University, IK4-Lortek, IK4-Azterlan, IK4-Tekniker and Tecnalia are collaborating in this line of research within the framework of CIC marGUNE's 'InProRet' strategic research project.

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

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Journal of Neuroscience Methods
I'll take that brain to go! Advancements in the transport of human brain samples and epilepsy research
Biomedical engineers, neurologists and neurosurgeons from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California develop a better way to transport human brain samples from hospital to lab and a multi-electrode array to record and temporarily halt epileptic seizures in human brain slices.
Rudi Schulte Research Institute

Contact: Megan Hazle
hazle@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California

Public Release: 7-Oct-2014
Talking to your car is often distracting
Two new AAA-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to design them to be safer. The most distracting technologies included Apple's Siri and Chevrolet's MyLink system. Toyota's Entune was least distracting.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Contact: Lee J. Siegel
lee.siegel@utah.edu
801-244-5399
University of Utah

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
NanoString collaborates with Brigham and Women's Hospital
NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced that it has signed a multi-year, multi-investigator research collaboration with Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital to accelerate the translation of genomic biomarker discoveries into clinical cancer diagnostics.

Contact: Nicole Litchfield
nicole@bioscribe.com
415-793-6468
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
FDA orphan drug designation announced for childhood cancer vaccine
The US Food and Drug Administration granted orphan drug designation for a neuroblastoma vaccine from MabVax Therapeutics, providing development incentive with market exclusivity of the novel treatment for children with this deadly childhood cancer.

Contact: Jenny Song
jenny@solvingkidscancer.org
212-588-6625
Solving Kids' Cancer

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Bristol-Myers Squibb and MD Anderson Cancer Center announce novel research collaboration
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a novel clinical research collaboration to evaluate multiple immunotherapies, including Opdivo (nivolumab), Yervoy (ipilimumab) and three early-stage clinical immuno-oncology assets from Bristol-Myers Squibb, as potential treatment options for acute and chronic leukemia as well as other hematologic malignancies.

Contact: Ron Gilmore
rlgilmore1@mdanderson.org
713-745-1898
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
The future is now: Navy's autonomous swarmboats can overwhelm adversaries
As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research announced today a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously 'swarm' offensively on hostile vessels.

Contact: Peter Vietti
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
Climate-KIC launches new online CO2 meter to indicate carbon emissions threat level
A new online meter combines a live data feed drawing on European data, updated regularly to show the precise level of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere today, and comparison tools to show how CO2 levels have changed over time.

Contact: Peter Koekoek
peter.koekoek@climate-kic.org
44-020-749-21973
Climate-KIC

Public Release: 6-Oct-2014
One of the most demanding ITER operations completed successfully: VTT uses remote control to replace the fusion reactor cassette collecting impurities
The Technical Research Centre of Finland has reached an important objective in the development of ITER fusion reactor remote control, when the divertor cassette was replaced for the first time using remote control in the research facility for remote controlled maintenance.

Contact: Jorma Järvenpää
jorma.jarvenpaa@vtt.fi
358-405-117-755
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Kessler Foundation partners with New Jersey Health Foundation to advance research
The signing of a formal affiliation agreement that allows Kessler Foundation and New Jersey Health Foundation to work together to advance biomedical research, education and patient care programs has been announced by Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation and James M. Golubieski, president of New Jersey Health Foundation.

Contact: Carolann Murphy
cmurphy@kesslerfoundation.org
973-324-8382
Kessler Foundation

Public Release: 3-Oct-2014
Mother of two volunteers to aid study seeking DNA patterns for breast cancer
In May 2013, Brianna Hinojosa-Flores felt a lump above her right breast. A mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy revealed triple negative breast cancer -- one of the hardest to treat.

Contact: Lori Sundeen Soderbergh
lori.soderbergh@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Showing releases 101-125 out of 170.

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