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Showing releases 226-250 out of 267.

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Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
NTU to build region's first renewable energy integration demonstration micro-grid
Nanyang Technological University Singapore will be building a hybrid micro-grid which will integrate multiple large-scale renewable energy sources. The first in the region, the hybrid micro-grid will test and demonstrate the integration of solar, wind, tidal-current, diesel, storage and power-to-gas technologies, and ensure these energy sources operate well together.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Singapore Economic Development Board, Singapore National Environment Agency

Contact: Amin Shah
aminshah@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Processing milk -- how concentrates help to save energy
Powdered milk is a vital ingredient in infant formula and also used in baked goods and confectionary products. It is manufactured using an energy-intensive process chain that involves concentrating and drying milk. Researchers at Technische Universität München are investigating energy-efficient ways of making concentrates -- with promising results: By combining different membrane separation processes, they have succeeded in reducing the amount of energy required to concentrate milk by around 20 percent.
German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Research Association of the German Food Industry

Contact: Barbara Wankerl
barbara.wankerl@tum.de
49-892-892-2562
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Worm spit -- it's worth bottling
Australian scientists who have successfully regulated the inflammatory response in celiac patients by infecting them with hookworms are now collaborating with a major pharmaceutical company to develop a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease, based on proteins secreted by the worms.

Contact: Linden Woodward
linden.woodward@jcu.edu.au
61-419-791-564
James Cook University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2014
Genomics helps pharmacists target the right drugs for the right patient
An exciting new research project that aims to make personalized medicine a reality for patients is launching in a number of community pharmacies across British Columbia.
Genome British Columbia, BC Pharmacy Association

Contact: Jennifer Boon
jboon@genomebc.ca
778-327-8374
Genome BC

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
New clinical trial data: MS drug candidate also shows promise for ulcerative colitis
Positive new clinical data were released today on a drug candidate for ulcerative colitis that was first discovered and synthesized at The Scripps Research Institute. According to results released today from a Phase 2 study of 199 patients with active, moderate to severe disease, the drug candidate RPC1063 has potential to significantly improve the treatment paradigm for ulcerative colitis patients.

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
SpaceX spacecraft splashdown, starring Space Station science
The return of the SpaceX Dragon on Oct. 25 brought with it plant samples, data that may impact your facial cream composition and validation of a new way of creating on Earth crystals that are used in our daily electronic devices.

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

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Status of recent geoscience graduates 2014: Jobs and challenges getting there
The American Geosciences Institute has released the 2014 Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates, which highlights the impact of booming enrollments and the challenges for students face in matching their education to the demands of the current hiring in the geoscience-related industries.

Contact: Carolyn Wilson
cwilson@americangeosciences.org
703-349-2480 x632
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Moms more likely than dads to check for sugars on nutrition labels
Nearly half of mothers say they check the labels always or very often for added/total sugars, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health.
The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health

Contact: Mary Masson
mfmasson@med.umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Dartmouth researchers unveil first real-time secondhand smoke sensor
Dartmouth College researchers are going to market with the first-ever sensor that detects secondhand and thirdhand tobacco and marijuana smoke in real time.

Contact: John Cramer
John.Cramer@Dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
PRE to support Sense About Science Workshop for Early Career Researchers
PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) has agreed to help sponsor Peer Review: the Nuts and Bolts, a workshop organized by Sense About Science to be held at the University of St. Andrews on Nov. 21, 2014.

Contact: Nicola Poser
nposer@jbjs.org
781-433-1245
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Elsevier announces the launch of a new journal: Current Opinion in Psychology
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of a new review journal: Current Opinion in Psychology.

Contact: Lyndsay Scholefield
l.scholefield@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3825
Elsevier

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Elsevier announces launch of open journal: Biomolecular Detection and Quantification
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal Biomolecular Detection and Quantification -- BDQ.

Contact: Gwen van der Heide
g.heide@elsevier.com
31-204-852-594
Elsevier

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
Smarter, quicker-thinking referees? There's an app for that!
KU Leuven and UEFA, European football's governing body, have embarked on a four-year project to expand and fine-tune a web-based skills training platform for referees. Early results show that the application can improve assistant referees' on-field perception and decision-making by up to 25 percent.

Contact: Werner Helsen
werner.helsen@faber.kuleuven.be
32-477-425-534
KU Leuven

Public Release: 27-Oct-2014
New European consortium to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance
A major new European initiative to tackle the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance began this month with the launch of DRIVE-AB -- Driving Reinvestment in R&D and Responsible Antibiotic Use.
EU Innovative Medicines Initiative

Contact: Stephan Harbarth
stephan.harbarth@hcuge.ch
41-223-729-828
Université de Genève

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA)
New 'Surveyman' software promises to revolutionize survey design and accuracy
Doctoral student Emma Tosch of University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Computer Science won a Best Paper award this week at the premier international computer programming language design conference in Portland, Ore., for her work on 'Surveyman,' a first-of-its-kind software system for designing, deploying and automatically debugging surveys to improve their accuracy and trustworthiness.
NSF

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
CDC charges Johns Hopkins to lead development of Ebola training module
Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group and to design an interactive Web-based learning program that guides health care workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they provide care to patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus. The program trains health care providers in three critical areas: proper donning of personal protective equipment, the safe removal of gear and active monitoring skills.

Contact: Lisa Broadhead
lbroadh1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9406
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
UT Dallas team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification
The 3-D world of the popular 'Minecraft' video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, 'Polycraft World,' created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni

Contact: LaKisha Ladson
lakisha.ladson@UTDallas.edu
972-883-4183
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications
Powerful new software plug-in detects bugs in spreadsheets
An effective new data-debugging software tool dubbed 'CheckCell' was released to the public this week in a presentation by University of Massachusetts Amherst computer science doctoral student Daniel Barowy. He spoke at the premier international computer programming language design conference known as OOPSLA, in Portland, Ore.

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
Ambitious EU targets for renewable energies make economic sense
Even beyond the year 2020 European energy policy will require ambitious expansion targets for renewables but also scope for their national implementation. That is the result of an international study lead by environmental economists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. The German Renewable Energy Law which has been much criticised recently is also not inconsistent with the idea of a European internal market, say the scientists.
Helmholtz Association

Contact: Erik Gawel
erik.gawel@ufz.de
49-341-235-1940
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 24-Oct-2014
​NTU and UNESCO to create mini-lab kits for youths in developing countries
NTU is partnering the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture to create mini-laboratory kits for students in high schools and colleges with limited resources or without proper laboratories.

Contact: Amin Shah
aminshah@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
InSilico Medicine announces collaboration -- Canada Cancer and Aging Research Laboratories
Insilico Medicine will fund CCARL's pilot research study in personalized medicine and aging research.

Contact: Michael Petr
michael.petr@insilicomedicine.com
InSilico Medicine, Inc.

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Seismic network will measure the effects of ocean waves on Antarctic ice shelves
Starting in November, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, researchers and colleagues will embark on an ambitious and arduous mission funded by the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs to install a seismic array on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.

Contact: Robert Monroe or Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Springer partners with Beijing Jiaotong University
Springer and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) have signed an agreement to jointly publish books, journals and digital databases covering the BJTU's strongest research disciplines. The first and most important project of the collaboration is the international book series 'Advances in High-speed Rail Technology.' Starting in 2015, three to five books will be published annually in the series.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Intelligent materials that work in space
ARQUIMEA, a company that began in the Business Incubator in the Science Park of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, will be testing technology it has developed in the International Space Station. The technology is based on intelligent materials that allow objects to be sent into orbit without the use of explosives.

Contact: Javier Alonso
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 23-Oct-2014
Polymer hybrid thin-film composites for food packaging and membrane filters
Juha Nikkola, Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, developed new hybrid materials in his doctoral research project for use in the manufacture and modification of thin-film composites.

Contact: Juha Nikkola
juha.nikkola@vtt.fi
358-405-358-169
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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