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Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
INRS launches the UNESCO Chair
INRS is proud to announce the launch of the UNESCO Chair on Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage. Established at the Energie Materiaux Telecommunications Research Centre, the chair is part of a North-South/South-South initiative to promote access to sustainable energy for all.

Contact: Stéphanie Thibault
stephanie.thibault@adm.inrs.ca
450-687-5010 x8865
INRS

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Think Next 2014
Revive your smartphone in 30 seconds
Demonstrated at a Microsoft conference in Tel Aviv this month, a new prototype battery developed by Tel Aviv University researchers and compatible with the Samsung Galaxy 4 device can be charged to full capacity in just 30 seconds. The device is also being developed for use in other smartphone brands.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Filter developed by VTT helps recover 80 percent of gold in mobile phone scrap
Mobile phone scrap can contain precious metals, such as gold and copper. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a biological filter made of mushroom mycelium mats enabling recovery of as much as 80 percent of the gold in electronic scrap. Extraction of copper from circuit board waste, on the other hand, can be enhanced significantly by flotation the crushed and sieved material.

Contact: Olli Salmi
olli.salmi@vtt.fi
358-207-225-216
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Public Release: 10-Apr-2014
Moffitt Cancer Center begins Phase I clinical trial of new immunotherapy
Moffitt Cancer Center has initiated a phase I clinical trial for a new immunotherapy drug, ID-G305, made by Immune Design. Immunotherapy is a treatment option that uses a person's own immune system to fight cancer. It has several advantages over standard cancer therapies, including fewer side effects and an overall better tolerability. It tends to be most effective in patients who have smaller, localized tumors that have not spread to distant sites.

Contact: Kim Polacek
kim.polacek@moffitt.org
813-745-7408
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Public Release: 9-Apr-2014
UCLA launches joint venture with Chinese firm to open sophisticated lab in Shanghai
The University of California has signed an agreement with the Chinese firm, Centre Testing International Corporation, to create a joint company that will open a clinical laboratory in Shanghai. The 25,000-square-foot facility -- the first of its kind in China -- will offer sophisticated testing and specialized training to the country's pathologists to deliver accurate diagnoses and enhance medical care for the Chinese people.

Contact: Elaine Schmidt
eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2272
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Webb telescope's heart complete, final instrument installed
The last piece of the James Webb Space Telescope's heart was installed inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
NASA, European Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency

Contact: Lynn Chandler
Lynn.chandler-1@nasa.gov
301-286-2806
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
MD Anderson announces immunotherapy collaboration with GSK
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced today it formed a research alliance with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a global leader in pharmaceutical development, to strengthen its efforts in advancing therapies that train the body's immune system to combat cancer.

Contact: William Fitzgerald
wbfitzgerald@mdanderson.org
713-792-9518
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
UCSF launches groundbreaking online registry to drive brain disease research
A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time.
Rosenberg Alzheimer's Project, Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, Kevin and Connie Shanahan

Contact: Laura Kurtzman
laura.kurtzman@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
A faster Internet for your smartphones
Northwestern University researchers have released Namehelp Mobile, an application that lets users learn how to get the best mobile web experience with the right DNS.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Efficient operation of wastewater treatment plants
The German Federal Environmental Foundation announces the launch of a groundbreaking project for which the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is developing sophisticated measuring sensors. The aim is to supply oxygen more efficiently to the microbes that are used in biological treatment stages. Such efficiency speeds up the purification process and saves energy. In addition to HZDR and the TU Dortmund University, three partners from the industrial sector are also participating in the project.
Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Launch of new antiobiotic test company
A company has been launched which is to develop a new, 10-minute test which could indicate to a doctor if a patient requires an antibiotic and, if so, which one. Other test applications will follow.

Contact: Andrew Gould
andrew.gould@plymouth.ac.uk
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 8-Apr-2014
Northwest patients to gain easy access to clinicians' notes
A unique regional collaboration among nine prominent health systems and medical groups in the Northwest will provide more than one million patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington with electronic access to the notes their providers include in medical records.

Contact: Amy Fellows
amy@wecandobetter.org
503-609-0304
We Can Do Better

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Meet Space Station's small satellite launcher suite
It used to be that building and launching a working satellite was an enormously expensive and complex undertaking, feasible only for governmental and military agencies. But the CubeSat revolution of the past decade has placed satellite technology within reach of private companies, universities and even unaffiliated individuals.

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
ASA selects Premier Inc. to develop Perioperative Surgical Home collaborative
The American Society of Anesthesiologists today announced it has chosen Premier Inc., a leading health care improvement company, to develop a first-of-its-kind learning collaborative for the ASA's Perioperative Surgical Home model of care.

Contact: Theresa Hill
847-268-9246
American Society of Anesthesiologists

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
SDSC enables large-scale data sharing using Globus
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has implemented a new feature of the Globus software that will allow researchers using the Center's computational and storage resources to easily and securely access and share large data sets with colleagues.

Contact: Jan Zverina
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Scale model WWII craft takes flight with fuel from the sea concept
Navy researchers demonstrate proof-of-concept in the first flight of an internal combustion powered model aircraft fueled by a novel gas-to-liquid process, using seawater as carbon feedstock.

Contact: Daniel Parry
nrlpao@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2541
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 7-Apr-2014
Leading virologists join together to address urgent viral threat
Causing victims to suffer severe fever and pain, chikungunya virus has reached the Caribbean and South America and is predicted to soon cause outbreaks in the United States. The Global Virus Network (GVN), whose scientific director includes virologist, Dr. Robert Gallo, will announce the formation of the GVN Chikungunya Task Force. The announcement coincides with World Health Day -- April 7: Vector-borne diseases are the theme and Chikungunya is spread by vector-borne mosquitoes.

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2014
Identifying strategies for cultivating microalgae more efficiently to produce biodiesel
The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, the public body that reports to the Sub-ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community, has coordinated a research project to cultivate microalgae to produce lipids for obtaining biodiesel in a more cost-effective and more environmentally sustainable way.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Daiichi Sankyo and UCSF announce collaboration in research for neurodegenerative diseases
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. and University of California San Francisco have established a drug-discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases.

Contact: Peter Farley
peter.farley@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Truven Health and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health launch institute
Today Truven Health Analytics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health announced their collaboration in the establishment of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. The goal of the collaboration is to connect academic research in the field of Health and Productivity Management with the business community and health policymakers.

Contact: Andrea Maruniak
amarunia@jhsph.edu
410-502-3373
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Possible world's first: UT Southwestern Physicians use CyberKnife to treat vocal cord cancer
Stephen Wiley, a lifelong cowboy from Terrell, has helped UT Southwestern Medical Center pioneer a new treatment for vocal cord cancer.

Contact: Patrick McGee
patrick.mcgee@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Zoosystematics and Evolution
Brand new old journal
One of the oldest European zoological journals, Zoosystematics and Evolution -- formerly Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, Zoologische Reihe -- established in 1898 now joins the open access family of Pensoft Publishers to combine tradition and innovation.

Contact: Dr. Matthias Glaubrecht
Matthias.Glaubrecht@mfn-berlin.de
Pensoft Publishers

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
AZTI-Tecnalia expands its Food Mirror project globally through a mobile app
The Food Mirror project, promoted by AZTI-Tecnalia, has for the last few days had a virtual platform and its corresponding mobile app for Android smartphones; by means of images it will allow users to share the innovations and signs of food trends that are spotted in their everyday lives. The app, known as The Food Mirror, is free of charge and can be downloaded from Google Play.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2014
Science
New data show the immediate value of scientific research
University research is a key component of the US economic ecosystem, returning the investment through enormous public value and impact on employment, business, and manufacturing nationwide.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Contact: Barbara McFadden Allen
bmallen@staff.cic.net
217-766-1425
Committee on Institutional Cooperation

Public Release: 2-Apr-2014
Three observations for geoscience programs: Report on academic program classification released
Answering a community-wide call from geoscience societies and employers, an American Geoscience Institute inter-society ad hoc committee examined the issue of academic geosciences program accreditation. The committee has concluded its two years of study, and released a report that details three observations regarding the classification of college and university geoscience programs.

Contact: Maureen Moses
mmoses@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

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