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Public Release: 14-Aug-2014
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

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
Clinical trial tests COXEN model to predict best treatment for bladder cancer
A computer model, COXEN, matches cancer genetics to best treatments. It is now in a national clinical trial for bladder cancer.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
University of Michigan forest preserve joins Smithsonian global network
A 57-acre research plot at a University of Michigan forest preserve northwest of Ann Arbor has been added to a Smithsonian Institution global network used to study tropical and temperate forest function and diversity.

Contact: Jim Erickson
ericksn@umich.edu
734-647-1842
University of Michigan

Public Release: 13-Aug-2014
UC Davis ramps up ventures with 14 startups in a year
UC Davis launched 14 commercial startups during the past year to June 30 -- the largest number of new ventures based on UC Davis technology to be started in a single year.

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
NTU start-up, Blacksmith Group, launches Singapore's first 3-D printer-cum-scanner
Nanyang Technological University's start-up, Blacksmith Group, has launched a 3-D printer that can also scan items into virtual models.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
656-790-6804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Microvax cancer vaccine first in human clinical trial in Singapore
MicroVAX, LLC, a biotech company located in Manassas, Va., announced today the commencement of a phase I clinical trial for its unique and proprietary vaccine platform that allows under the provisions of an FDA IND entry of patients with cancers of the, breast, prostate, colon, ovary and lung, that have relapsed after initial salvage therapy.
Singapore Clinical Research Institute

Contact: Chong Hui Shan
chong.hui.shan@nccs.com.sg
65-643-68431
SingHealth

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
NASA's space station fix-it demo for satellites gets hardware for 2.0 update
In its second phase of activities, the Robotic Refueling Mission will move past its refueling roots to test out the inspection capabilities of a new space tool called the Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot.

Contact: Adrienne Alessandro
Adrienne.Alessandro@nasa.gov
301-286-0213
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Pitt Engineering develops strategic alliance with Lubrizol Corp.
Thanks to a new four-year, $1.2 million partnership between the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and The Lubrizol Corporation, promising Pitt engineering students will learn about industry needs and have a chance to develop ideas and products in the new Lubrizol Innovation Laboratory.

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4356
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Zambia hosts Southern African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development
The International Astronomical Union has signed an agreement with the Copperbelt University in Zambia to host a Southern African regional node of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development. This is the second regional node on the African continent and forms part of the International Astronomical Union's decadal strategic plan. The signing follows the approval of a proposal from Copperbelt University, which enjoyed the support of many collaborators, including the South African Square Kilometer Array.

Contact: Raquel Yumi Shida
rshida@eso.org
49-893-200-6177
International Astronomical Union

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
Protecting newborns: Milk protein could save millions from harm
An international effort led by the University of Sydney hopes to protect hundreds of Bangladeshi newborns from a host of severe health problems by assessing the effect of lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow's milk, in the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US Agency for International Development, Norwegian Government, Grand Challenges Canada, UK Agency for International Development

Contact: Dan Gaffney
daniel.gaffney@sydney.edu.au
61-411-156-015
University of Sydney

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
23andMe announces agreement with Pfizer to research inflammatory bowel disease
Today, 23andMe and Pfizer Inc. announce a new research collaboration to study inflammatory bowel disease in a nationwide initiative designed to recruit and genotype 10,000 individuals from the United States who have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
23andMe, Pfizer Inc.

Contact: Jackie Kahn
Jackie.Kahn@edelman.com
202-538-0128
23andMe

Public Release: 12-Aug-2014
XIII International Congress on Parasitology
New drug candidate for Chagas disease tested in patients in Bolivia
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative announced today at the International Congress of Parasitology, the launch of a Phase II drug trial to test fexinidazole, a drug shelved in the 1980s and 'rediscovered' by DNDi nearly a decade ago, for Chagas disease patients. The drug is also being tested in patients in Africa for two other parasitic diseases, sleeping sickness and visceral leishmaniasis.
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

Contact: Betina Moura
bmoura@dndi.org
55-219-812-22798
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
CU-Boulder study paved way for stocking state's 'true' greenback cutthroat into wild
A genetic sleuthing effort led by the University of Colorado Boulder that resulted in the identification of Colorado's 'true' native greenback cutthroat trout two years ago has come full circle with the stocking of the official state fish into Colorado's high country.

Contact: Jessica Metcalf
jessicaLmetcalf@gmail.com
720-224-5522
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
Customized surface inspection
The quality control of component surfaces is a complex undertaking. Researchers have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on a customer-specific basis and integrated into the production process.

Contact: Markus Rauhut
markus.rauhut@itwm.fraunhofer.de
49-631-316-004-595
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 11-Aug-2014
First gene therapy trial launched for heart patients with mechanical pumps
For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has received a new gene therapy for heart failure at Harefield Hospital, London.
British Heart Foundation, Celladon Corporation

Contact: Franca Davenport
f.davenport@imperial.ac.uk
44-207-594-3415
Imperial College London

Public Release: 10-Aug-2014
American Chemical Society 248th National Meeting & Exposition
Scarcity of elements in products like smartphones needs addressing, say scientists
Many of today's technological innovations from the iPhone to electric motors for hybrid cars require the use of materials -- elements -- that are scarce or difficult to obtain. As demand for these devices grows, the problem of dwindling critical element supplies must be addressed. That's the conclusion of a white paper being discussed at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2014
New Nano3 microscope will allow high-resolution look inside cells
The University of California, San Diego's Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility is the first institution to obtain a novel FEI Scios dual-beam microscope, with an adaptation for use at cryogenic temperatures. The new microscope will enable research among a highly diverse user base, ranging from materials science to structural and molecular biology.

Contact: Tiffany Fox
tfox@ucsd.edu
858-246-0353
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Artificial retina: Physicists develop an interface to the optical nerve
Physicists at Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) are using the special properties of graphene to produce key elements of an artificial retina. With their research program the researchers were admitted to the heavily funded 'Graphene' Flagship Program of the European Union.
European Commission

Contact: Stefanie Reiffert
reiffert@zv.tum.de
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Crash-testing rivets
Rivets have to reliably hold the chassis of an automobile together -- even if there is a crash. Previously, it was difficult to predict with great precision how much load they could tolerate. A more advanced model now delivers realistic projections.

Contact: Silke Sommer
silke.sommer@iwm.fraunhofer.de
49-761-514-2266
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 7-Aug-2014
Presentations collectively prepared
Today, every speaker compiles his or her own presentations to accompany their lectures. With a new Internet platform that uses Wikipedia as its model, slide show presentations can now be drafted, distributed, and translated together with others.

Contact: Sören Auer
Soeren.Auer@iais.fraunhofer.de
49-224-114-1915
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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