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Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Modern Day Marine: ONR features technology for marines of the future
From virtual training to laser weapons, the Office of Naval Research this week is showcasing a range of technologies at Modern Day Marine exposition that will prepare Marines as they continue to face an increasingly complex security landscape.

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

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Broad physician coalition urges Congress to extend Medicaid pay parity
The efforts and leadership of Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) to ensure access to vital primary care services were lauded yesterday by the American College of Physicians and 20 other organizations, representing internal medicine and related subspecialties. A letter sent to the senators applauds them for introducing the Ensuring Access to Primary Care for Women & Children Act, S. 2694.

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
WEGA fusion experiment passed on to the USA
The small WEGA fusion device at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald is being handed over to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The 'Wendelstein-Experiment in Greifswald für die Ausbildung' (Wendelstein Experiment in Greifswald for Training) is making room for the Wendelstein 7-X large-scale device. Urbana is succeeding Greifswald, Stuttgart and Grenoble as fourth site for the sturdy device.
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Government of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, European Union

Contact: Isabella Milch
milch@ipp.mpg.de
Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (IPP)

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
The Jackson Laboratory and BIDMC announce multifaceted affiliation
The Jackson Laboratory and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have established a new academic, research and service relationship to advance cancer research and patient care and accelerate personalized genomic medicine.

Contact: Bonnie Prescott
bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu
617-667-7306
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Public Release: 22-Sep-2014
Growing scientists: World's future jobs are rooted in STEM
Malaysia today became a founding partner in the Global STEM Alliance, a new high-tech multi-million dollar initiative dedicated to promoting young talent in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) around the world led by the New York Academy of Sciences. With the goal of developing over 1,000,000 aspiring STEM leaders in more than 100 countries by 2020, the initiative will create a host of learning opportunities, including student connections and networking online with senior international mentors.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Terry Collins Assoc

Public Release: 21-Sep-2014
NTU starts international consortium to develop new materials for sporting goods
Nanyang Technological University has set up an international consortium to develop innovative materials and process for sports products.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Breezy science, plant studies and more head to space station on SpaceX-4
Plant science, wind monitors, 3-D printers and more head to the space station on SpaceX-4. The SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply vehicle is scheduled to launch to the orbiting laboratory in the early morning of Sept. 20.

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

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Saint Louis University researcher to study new hepatitis C medication in children
After the success of a new drug treatment in adults with hepatitis C infection, a Saint Louis University pediatric researcher is testing the safety and efficacy of the medications in children.

Contact: Riya Anandwala
ranandwa@slu.edu
314-977-8018
Saint Louis University

Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Energy efficiency in buildings increases thanks to the HIFIVENT project
Tecnalia is coordinating the European HIFIVENT project, which is seeking to develop a new concept of ventilated facade that will improve the energy efficiency of buildings. With this project it will be possible to cut energy consumption while achieving energy savings and interior comfort.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
CHEST World Congress 2016
CHEST announces China as site of CHEST World Congress 2016
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) together with the Chinese Thoracic Society (CTS) announced today at the annual congress of CTS that CHEST World Congress 2016 will be held in China.

Contact: Kristi Bruno
kbruno@chestnet.org
773-750-9962
American College of Chest Physicians

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Buzzing with activity: Fruit flies orbit Earth for science
Recently the space station has hosted increasing numbers of fruit fly research studies. One is scheduled launch to the station Sept. 20. A third experiment is planned to launch in December.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Trial begins for MRI-compatible robot designed to improve accuracy of prostate biopsies
A novel robot that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in conjunction with real-time MRI images, can make prostate cancer biopsies faster, more accurate, less costly, and less discomforting. The system also has the potential to deliver prostate cancer therapies with greater precision.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Michael Cohen
mcohen@wpi.edu
508-868-4778
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Everything in moderation: Micro-8 to study regulating pathogens in space
Scientists want to address controlling outbreaks of Candida albicans, an opportunistic yeast pathogen, with the next round of cellular growth experiments on the International Space Station -- Micro-8.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
CERN and the American Physical Society announce partnership for open access
The American Physical Society and The European Organization for Nuclear Research jointly announce a partnership to make all European Organization for Nuclear Research-authored articles published in the American Physical Society journal collection to be open access.

Contact: James Riordon
riordon@aps.org
301-919-2173
American Physical Society

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Perspectives on Psychological Science
New insights into eyewitness memory from groundbreaking replication initiative
An innovative research replication initiative has generated results that have important implications for eyewitness memory. The project confirms earlier findings that asking witnesses to provide a verbal description of a suspect can impair their ability to select that suspect from a lineup -- the so-called 'verbal overshadowing' effect. This Registered Replication Report is the first completed project from an initiative launched in 2013 by the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, a publication of the Association for Psychological Science.

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Electrical urban transport has arrived
Irizar presents the first electrical urban bus in Europe. Tecnalia, by means of 'eDrive Control' team, has actively participated in its development, and goes on collaborating with Irizar and Jema (Group Irizar) in the design of propulsion system and its power control units.

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

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Farmers to be offered market-driven ways out of poverty through ICRAF-SNV partnership
A new partnership between The World Agroforestry Centre, a Dutch development organization, will help farmers create better, reliable and sustainable markets to reduce poverty. The World Agroforestry Centre and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation on 17 Sept. 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at establishing a long-term working relationship.

Contact: Daisy Ouya
d.ouya@cgiar.org
254-733-615-351
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Hispanic Physicists Society organizes under SURA sponsorship
Last month, representatives of the National Society of Hispanic Physicists and the Southeastern Universities Research Association met to formalize an affiliation agreement on terms of the Southeastern Universities Research Association's sponsorship to provide group tax exemption status to the National Society of Hispanic Physicists.

Contact: Greg D Kubiak
kubiak@sura.org
202-408-2412
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Video game could help anxious children
Tom Hollenstein is running a two-year trial to see if the video game MindLight can help youth cope with and eventually conquer their anxiety.
Ontario Mental Health Foundation

Contact: Anne Craig
anne.craig@queensu.ca
613-533-2877
Queen's University

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
BGI Tech, DLF-Trifolium A/S, and Aarhus University applying genomic selection methods
BGI Tech Solutions Co., LTD., is providing sequencing service to Denmark-based DLF-Trifolium and the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Aarhus University in an effort to develop a series of new high-yielding forage grass varieties by employing genomic selection methods.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
American-made wind turbine blades
Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages.

Contact: Stephanie Holinka
slholin@sandia.gov
505-284-9227
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
UCLA scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index
UCLA atmospheric scientists were instrumental in the creation of the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index -- a new tool to classify the fire threat potential of the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana wind, which can turn a spark into an inferno. The index was introduced Sept. 17 by the US Forest Service, in collaboration with UCLA and San Diego Gas and Electric.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Wesleyan Media Project: Political Advertising Analysis
Election campaign 2014: A surge in 'dark money', study says
Dark money groups -- those who keep the names of donors secret -- are contributing record amounts into television political ads for the midterm election races, according to a Washington State University researcher who has tracked the campaign advertising.
Wesleyan Media Project, Nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics

Contact: Linda Weiford
linda.weiford@wsu.edu
509-335-7209
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Survey examines personal news cycle of African-American and Hispanic news consumers
A new national survey exploring how African-Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.
Maynard Institute, New America Media, McCormick Foundation

Contact: Eric Young
young-eric@norc.org
703-217-6814
NORC at the University of Chicago

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource
Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, is used in plastics, papers, rubbers and paints.
Academy of Finland, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, CLEEN Oy, and Aalto Center for Entrepreneuship

Contact: Arshe Said
arshe.said@aalto.fi
358-505-718-886
Aalto University

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