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Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
De Gruyter Open converts 8 subscription journals to open-access megajournals
Eight subscription journals, published hitherto in a joint venture by De Gruyter Open and Springer become fully open access from the volume 2015. The journals, which change titles to better correspond with all-encompassing scopes, will grant access free of charge to all ensuing papers on De Gruyter Online.

Contact: Maria Hrynkiewicz
De Gruyter Open

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
Growers Nation brings citizen science to the farm
A new app designed at IIASA makes agricultural data available for gardeners and smallholder farmers around the world, and allows users to share information and inform future research.
European Research Council

Contact: Katherine Leitzell
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
MipTec 2014
Treatments to slow aging and stymie chronic disease in older adults on the horizon
The founder of the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research Dan Perry predicts chronic health problems of older adults will be treated in the near future by medical treatments that slow aging itself, and offered remarks on this topic at the MipTec Conference on health-care innovation, a major gathering of pharmaceutical executives in Basel, Switzerland, on Sept. 24, organized by the Biogerontology Research Foundation.

Contact: Henry Stanley
Biogerontology Research Foundation

Public Release: 29-Sep-2014
In-flight sensor tests a step toward Structural Health Monitoring for safer flights
Nine commercial aircraft flying regular routes are on the frontier of aviation safety, carrying sensors that monitor their structural health along with their routine maintenance. These flight tests are part of a Federal Aviation Administration certification process that will make the sensors widely available to US airlines.

Contact: Heather Clark
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Internists provide recommendations to Veterans Health Administration
The American College of Physicians letter is titled: Veterans Access to Care Through Choice Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.

Contact: David Kinsman
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 26-Sep-2014
Promoting the cultivation of the black truffle and seeking to improve its quality
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia and the Black Truffle Association of Alava are jointly running the ECOTRUF project, designed to promote the cultivation of the black truffle -- Tuber melanosporum -- and improve its quality. The cultivation of this fungus, greatly valued by top gourmets, has a great potential in rural and forestry development in the province of Alava, and constitutes an excellent complementary activity to upgrade and diversify traditional agricultural and forestry holdings.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
ACS announces new open-access journal: ACS Central Science
The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that internationally renowned chemist Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D., will take the helm as editor-in-chief of its first fully open-access journal, ACS Central Science, which is set to launch in early 2015. Currently a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at the University of California at Berkeley, Bertozzi is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished and respected chemists of her generation.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
DRI expands Chinese partnership to address water pollution, management issues
The Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Nevada Center of Excellence proudly announce a unique partnership with China's foremost water research university to address global water pollution and supply issues. DRI and China's Hohai University will develop a joint-international laboratory that will facilitate faculty and student exchanges; water resources management and training, and water pollution monitoring and mitigation. Research will focus on innovative scientific approaches to rehabilitate and sustain China's most polluted watersheds.

Contact: Catherine Schell
Desert Research Institute

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Drug discovery process will be fundamentally different in the future
Over the past several decades, Michael Kinch of Washington University in St. Louis says, the pharmaceutical industry has managed to dismantle itself. In a provocative series of articles and interviews, Kinch, the director of the Center for Research Innovation in Business at the university, has been describing the history of this dismantling and its implications for the future of medicine.

Contact: Diana Lutz
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation joins consortium of partners for USAID-funded research
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation today announced that it will join the Population Council and a prestigious consortium of leading HIV research organizations as part of a five-year project funded by the US Agency for International Development. The Supporting Operational AIDS Research project aims to conduct operational HIV and AIDS research, promote utilization and dissemination of data, and build the capacity of local organizations to conduct operational research
US Agency for International Development

Contact: Johanna Harvey
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Public Release: 25-Sep-2014
Inhaled form of oxytocin to manage bleeding after childbirth in developing nations
International public and private organizations are accelerating development of an innovative heat-stable and low-cost inhaled form of oxytocin to manage postpartum hemorrhage in resource-poor settings.

Contact: Lode Roels
Grand Challenges Canada

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Colorado cancer experts launch plan with Japan for US carbon-ion radiotherapy center
Colorado cancer researchers and medical doctors on Wednesday announced they are launching a $200,000 feasibility study as a key step to building the nation's first carbon-ion radiotherapy research and treatment facility in Aurora, where they and colleagues hope to investigate and provide to patients leading-edge radiation therapy that is effective against the deadliest cancers and now is available only in Europe and Japan.

Contact: Mark Couch
University of Colorado Denver

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Project aims to turn mobile phones into detectors of disease-spreading insects
The Virtual Vector Project already has built an ingenious prototype to recognize species of triatomine bugs that spread Chagas disease, endemic in much of rural Mexico, Central America and South America.
University of Kansas Office of the Provost

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
University of Kansas

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
University of Minnesota-developed drug for rigid muscles moves ahead in clinical trials
A new formulation for a University of Minnesota-developed drug targeted at rare disorders is under development, with the potential to help a small number of Americans each year. The new formulation of the drug baclofen is designed to prevent serious complications that can occur when drug delivery is interrupted.

Contact: Miranda Taylor
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research
Elsevier announces the launch of open-access journal: Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal: Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research.

Contact: Darren Sugrue

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Preventive Medicine
Elsevier announces the launch of open-access journal: Preventive Medicine Reports
Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new peer-reviewed open-access journal, Preventive Medicine Reports.

Contact: Sacha Boucherie

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
New ISERV tool enables rapid view of Earth images from space
One of NASA's tools for effective Earth observation has been orbiting our planet for more than 15 years -- the ISERV camera -- the International Space Station SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 24-Sep-2014
Celgene Global Health and DNDi expand collaboration
Celgene Global Health, a division of Celgene Corporation, and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) strengthen their collaboration with a four-year Research Collaboration Agreement to identify and optimize new drug candidates for the treatment of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Celgene will provide DNDi with new data and resources to accelerate clinical development of new treatments for patients with NTDs.

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Academia Sinica, UC Davis sign agreement on exchanges and tech transfer
UC Davis and Academia Sinica of Taiwan have entered into a collaborative agreement to develop a unique educational and scientific exchange program that couples cutting-edge research with opportunities to translate innovative technologies and commercially relevant discoveries into new companies.

Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Interactive map reveals rooftop reflectance for 5 California cities
Berkeley Lab scientists use aerial imagery to create an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Contact: Dan Krotz
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Eureka Therapeutics raises $21 million in Series C to expand cancer immunotherapy pipeline
Eureka Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the company has secured $21 million in a Series C Financing. The new funding will be used to expand the Company's cancer immunotherapy pipeline and advance its lead programs to clinical development. New investor Yuan Capital led the round, with participation from Majuven and all existing major investors, including Acorn Campus Ventures, Suma Venture and Harbinger Venture Capital.

Contact: Elisa Pan
Eureka Therapeutics, Inc.

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
NREL Industry Growth Forum attracts clean energy entrepreneurs and investors
Thirty clean energy companies will present their business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts Oct. 28-29 in Denver, as the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory hosts its annual Industry Growth Forum.

Contact: David Glickson
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
Getting to the root of the problem in space
Plant biology investigations called Petri Plants explore the fundamental genetic mechanisms plants use to adapt to a microgravity environment.

Contact: Laura Niles
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 23-Sep-2014
XenOPAT, mouse models for personalized cancer treatment
On Sept. 8, the company XenOPAT SL, a spin-off of the Institute of Biomedical Research and the Catalan Institute of Oncology was established with the aim of bringing the company the latest scientific developments to the service combating cancer with two main branches: the development of new drugs and advance the implementation of personalized cancer treatments. In the area of personalized medicine, XenOPAT offers the possibility of generating a orthoxenograft tumor from a patient so that we can identify the treatment that offers the maximum guarantees of response for each patient.

Contact: Arantxa Mena
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Safely on the road in electric cars
Efficient, subcompact vehicles with electric drives provide an excellent opportunity to push forward electromobility. However, traffic experts warn that the current safety standards of the L7E vehicle class are not sufficient for wide-scale deployment in traffic. Researchers of the Visio.M consortium's 'Safety' subproject have accepted this challenge and are now demonstrating how even light and efficient electric vehicles can achieve an acceptable level of safety.
German Federal Ministry for Education and Research

Contact: Dr. Andras Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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