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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
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

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