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Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Probing Fukushima with cosmic rays should speed cleanup
A Los Alamos technique called muon tomography can safely peer inside the cores of the Fukushima Daiichi reactors and create high-resolution images of the damaged nuclear material inside without ever breaching the cores themselves. The initiative could reduce the time required to clean up the disabled complex by at least a decade and greatly reduce radiation exposure to personnel working at the plant.

Contact: James E. Rickman
jamesr@lanl.gov
505-665-9203
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Two low-cost, car battery-sized Canadian space telescopes launched today
Two nanosatellites were launched from Yasny, Russia, at 15:11:11 Eastern Daylight Time today by Anthony Moffat, of the University of Montreal and the Centre for Research in Astrophysics of Quebec, and the Canadian research and technology team he leads.
Canadian Space Agency

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
514-566-3813
University of Montreal

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
SwRI-led CubeSat mission selected by NASA to study solar particles and space weather
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to develop CuSPP, a CubeSat mission to study Solar Particles over the Earth's Poles. SwRI will also lead mission science operations and data analysis.
NASA

Contact: Maria Martinez Stothoff
maria.martinez@swri.org
210-522-3305
Southwest Research Institute

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Chemical and Engineering News
Developing an improved liposuction technique that melts fat
Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel way to improve the procedure using gold nanoparticles to literally melt fat, reports Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

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

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
NIH and NSF collaborate to accelerate biomedical research innovations into the marketplace
A collaboration between the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health will give NIH-funded researchers training to help them evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential, with the aim of accelerating biomedical innovations into applied health technologies.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: NIH National Cancer Institute Office of Communications
ncipressofficers@mail.nih.gov
301-496-6641
NIH/Office of the Director

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
NIH launches 3D print exchange for researchers, students
The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom laboratory equipment and models of bacteria and human anatomy. Today's launch coincides with the first White House Maker Faire, an event designed to celebrate US innovation in science, technology, engineering and math.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Linda Huynh
linda.huynh@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Springer launches comprehensive open access journal
Springer has just launched a new open access journal in Mathematics. Research in the Mathematical Sciences journal will be part of the SpringerOpen portfolio and can be read without subscription charges or registration barriers on www.resmathsci.com and on Springer's platform www.link.springer.com.

Contact: Renate Bayaz
renate.bayaz@springer.com
49-622-148-78531
Springer

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
New printing method for mass production of thin film transistors has been developed
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a method for the manufacture of thin film transistors using a roll-to-roll technique only. Thin film transistors can now be manufactured using roll-to-roll techniques, such as printing, for the deposition of patterns on the substrate layer of film.

Contact: Kimmo Solehmainen
kimmo.solehmainen@vtt.fi
358-020-722-7260
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
New methods and tools for sustainable manufacturing
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has led the way in developing new innovative methods and tools. These enable manufacturing industry to develop and implement sustainable business models that consider economic, social and environmental values.

Contact: Teuvo Uusitalo
teuvo.uusitalo@vtt.fi
358-408-356-643
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
March of Dimes Canada invests to advance research in acquired brain injury at U of T
Today, March of Dimes Canada and the University of Toronto signed a $1.5 million agreement to advance research in recovery from brain injuries and stroke, making the donation to the University the largest made by the national charitable organization in its over 60 year history.

Contact: Monifa Miller
monifa.miller@utoronto.ca
416-946-0129
University of Toronto

Public Release: 18-Jun-2014
Nature
Nature's chem lab: How microorganisms manufacture drugs
Researchers at the University of Michigan have obtained the first three-dimensional snapshots of the 'assembly line' within microorganisms that naturally produces antibiotics and other drugs.
Pew Scholar Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan Biological Sciences Scholars

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Brain changes may lengthen odds that gamblers can stop
People who gamble frequently may experience brain changes that make it extremely difficult for them to give up the habit. In a new research study, scientists from Monash University will for the first time use a combination of MRI scans, psychological tests and questionnaires to pinpoint the differences between the brains of people who identify themselves as regular gamblers, and those of a control group.

Contact: Lucy Handford
lucy.handford@monash.edu
Monash University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
GSA Bulletin
Geological body of knowledge expanded online
The Geological Society of America has completed digitizing another 23 years of The Geological Society of America Bulletin content. Published between 1922 and 1944, this content includes many well-known authors and subjects, including Joseph Pardee, early works from Beno Gutenberg and Charles Francis Richter, as well as Ian Campbell, Arthur L. Day, and Kirk Bryan.

Contact: Christa Stratton
ckstratton@comcast.net
Geological Society of America

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare begin study of new drug for patients with solid tumors
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute are studying the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, AG-120, for treatment of patients with solid tumors, especially those with brain tumors and gallbladder bile duct cancer.
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Regentrief Institute joins ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte to support rapid-learning network
Regenstrief Institute, an internationally recognized informatics and health care research organization, has become a member of ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte's real-world evidence and analytics consortium. Collaboration will help life-sciences manufacturers and academic institutions more effectively identify evidence opportunities by reducing the time required to conduct retrospective analyses and prospective research related to comparative effectiveness and drug safety.

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-843-2276
Indiana University

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Optimising mushroom spawn production in Uganda
Scientists at the Institute of Food Research are helping in the expansion and diversification of mushroom cultivation in Uganda. A new two year project ultimately aims to improve the diets of Ugandans, increase the incomes of local farmers and create a sustainable trade through training and research.
Department for International Development

Contact: Andrew Chapple
andrew.chapple@ifr.ac.uk
01-603-251-490
Norwich BioScience Institutes

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Finland to become a model country for sustainable transport by 2020
Roads in Finland in 2020 will hum to the sound of low-emission vehicles running on renewable energy, electricity, hydrogen and sustainable biofuels. The share of public transport and car pooling in densely populated urban areas will increase. Mobility arranged through easy-to-use services will become a viable alternative to buying a private car.

Contact: Nils-Olof Nylund
nils-olof.nylund@vtt.fi
358-400-703-715
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Seizing on the potential of new technologies can move Canada toward a sustainable future
A new expert panel report, Enabling Sustainability in an Interconnected World outlines the opportunities to achieve sustainability through information and communication technologies but cautions that Canada is a long way from realizing their full potential. The report, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, finds Canada at a crossroads.

Contact: Cathleen Meechan, Director, Communications
cathleen.meechan@scienceadvice.ca
613-567-5000 x228
Council of Canadian Academies

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Type 2 diabetes mellitus: Added benefit of canagliflozin is not proven
In its dossier, the drug manufacturer presented no suitable data for canagliflozin -- neither as monotherapy nor in combination with metformin, sulfonylurea or insulin.

Contact: Dr. Anna-Sabine Ernst
presse@iqwig.de
49-022-135-6850
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Increase in the use of biofuels the most cost-effective way for Finland to achieve the goals of the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Package
VTT and the Government Institute for Economic Research have completed a study commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry of the Environment, assessing the impact of the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Framework on Finland's energy system and national economy.

Contact: Tiina Koljonen
tiina.koljonen@vtt.fi
358-503-599-549
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Fuel cells utilised to produce electricity from process industry by-product hydrogen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a pilot-scale power plant based on fuel cells that utilises by-product hydrogen from the process industry.

Contact: Timo Keränen
timo.keranen@vtt.fi
358-405-658-390
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Leading virologists join together to tackle viruses, leukemia and neurologic disorders
GVN announces launch of Task Force on HTLV, Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV). Experts from 11 countries, led by Dr. Robert Gallo, GVN co-founder/scientific director and director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Luc Willems (Research Director, National Fund for Scientific Research at University of Liège) and Dr. Hideki Hasegawa (Director, Department of Pathology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan) met last month.

Contact: Nora Grannell
ngrannell@gvn.org
410-706-1966
Global Virus Network

Public Release: 17-Jun-2014
Research on autism furthers with new brain tissue collection program
To promote greater understanding of autism, UT Southwestern Medical Center has launched a regional brain tissue collection program that will support research on this condition, which affects an estimated one in 68 children.

Contact: Debbie Bolles
debbie.bolles@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Moly 99 reactor using Sandia design could lead to US supply of isotope to track disease
An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States.

Contact: Nancy Salem
mnsalem@sandia.gov
505-844-2739
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 16-Jun-2014
Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut health-care costs
A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate 'laboratory-on-a-chip' technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical applications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

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