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Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
NIH grants license agreement for candidate Ebola vaccines
NIAID today announced a new license agreement aimed at advancing dual-purpose candidate vaccines to protect against rabies and Ebola viruses. The vaccines were created by scientists at NIAID and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and are being further developed through a partnership with the German pharmaceutical company IDT Biologika. The candidate vaccines now have been licensed to Exxell BIO of Saint Paul, Minnesota, which aims to advance the products through clinical testing and commercialization.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Hillary Hoffman
hillary.hoffman@nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
MGH and MIT form strategic partnership to address major challenges in clinical medicine
A novel partnership between Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology is addressing three major challenges in clinical medicine -- improving the diagnosis of disease, developing new approaches to prevent and treat infectious and autoimmune diseases, and developing more accurate methods of diagnosing and treating major neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.

Contact: Sue McGreevey
smcgreevey@partners.org
617-724-2764
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz joins Germany's Gauss-Allianz as a full member
The German Gauß-Allianz has admitted Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz as a full member, ensuring that the Rhineland-Palatinate science hub continues to maintain a significant nationwide standing in the field of high-performance computing.

Contact: Petra Giegerich
presse@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-22369
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 15-Oct-2014
$18 billion tobacco toll in California
Smoking took an $18.1 billion toll in California -- $487 for each resident -- and was responsible for more than one in seven deaths in the state, more than from AIDS, influenza, diabetes or many other causes, according to the first comprehensive analysis in more than a decade on the financial and health impacts of tobacco.
California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

Contact: Elizabeth Fernandez
elizabeth.fernandez@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
New ORNL electric vehicle technology packs more punch in smaller package
Using 3-D printing and novel semiconductors, researchers have created a power inverter that could make electric vehicles lighter, more powerful and more efficient.

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory & Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committees
Chief of Urology at The Miriam, Rhode Island hospitals speaks before FDA panel about Hypogonadism
Mark Sigman, M.D., chief of urology at The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals, co-director of the Men's Health Clinic at The Miriam Hospital, and chief of urology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, spoke about hypogonadism last month at a joint meeting of the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Contact: Elena Falcone-Relvas
efalconerelvas@lifespan.org
401-793-7484
Lifespan

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Automobiltechnische Zeitschrift
Perfect torque distribution for safe driving
Large range, agile drive dynamics and excellent safety: These are the goals the Visio.M electro-mobility project strives to achieve. Researchers at the Technische Universität München have developed a torque vectoring transmission with characteristics that are optimally adapted to electric vehicles.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
Houston: We have a problem...but no worries, our virtual therapist is on it
Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form of a virtual reality-based relaxation system being developed by Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues.
National Space Biomedical Research Institute

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

Public Release: 14-Oct-2014
HARCO Project: Intelligence in manufacturing equipment
The HARCO project, 'Hierarchical and adaptive smart components for precision production systems application', in which Tecnalia is participating alongside 9 companies, centers and universities in Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, is tackling the challenge of manufacturing from the perspective of applying totally new concepts to machine tools and to the design rules used.

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

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Smartphone network could track incoming cosmic rays, UCI-led research finds
Your smartphone could become part of the world's largest telescope. A team led by UC Irvine physicist Daniel Whiteson and UC Davis physicist Michael Mulhearn has designed an app to turn the global network of smartphones into a planet-sized cosmic ray detector, according to a paper posted today to the physics website arXiv.

Contact: Cathy Lawhon
clawhon@uci.edu
949-824-1151
University of California - Irvine

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Lead-free glass decor
Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic elements. At the glasstec tradefair from Oct. 21st to 24th in Düsseldorf, they are going to present the new imprints (Hall 15, Booth A33).

Contact: Anika Deinhardt
anika.deinhardt@isc.fraunhofer.de
0049-931-410-0221
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 13-Oct-2014
Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows
Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron® sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time to vary the materials in these coatings in any way and to produce entirely new coatings with improved surface quality. The researchers will be presenting the Megatron® at the glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf from Oct. 21 to 24 (Hall 15, Booth A33).

Contact: Dr. Volker Sittinger
volker.sittinger@ist.fraunhofer.de
0049-531-215-5512
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 11-Oct-2014
State-of-the-art state cancer institute in Rajasthan
The Champalimaud Foundation has entered into a partnership with the Government of Rajasthan, India, to establish a state-of-the–art cancer institute with world-class facilities. This cancer center, spread over about 35,000 m2 of land, will offer the most advanced facilities for the treatment of cancer patients at affordable cost.

Contact: Vitor Cunha
vcunha@jlma.pt
003-519-666-19794
JLM&A, SA

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Menopause
NAMS to launch free menopause mobile app
The North American Menopause Society is set to launch a first-ever menopause mobile app designed for use by both clinicians and patients to help manage menopausal symptoms and assess risk factors.

Contact: Eileen Petridis
epetridis@fallscommunications.com
216-696-0229
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Abdel-Malek to serve as US delegate to NATO meeting
A University of Iowa professor will present at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization meeting this month his creation of the 'virtual soldier,' the most advanced computer-generated military member that can mimic real-life soldiers' needs -- from the gear they carry and the vehicles they drive to their likelihood of injury.

Contact: Gary Galluzzo
gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu
319-384-0009
University of Iowa

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
NUS research team pioneers novel Cloud Arch architectural technology
An NUS research team pioneers a novel ultra light-weight Cloud Arch architectural technology for sustainable construction.

Contact: Chew Huoy Miin
miin@nus.edu.sg
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
Climate-KIC CEO calls on climate change leaders to focus their efforts on creating sustainable cities
At the R20 World Summit of Regions for Climate in Paris on Oct. 10-11, CEO Bertrand van Ee of the EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC will call for more cross-sector initiatives to enable integrated climate change innovation focused on meeting the environmental challenges faced by our urban areas.

Contact: Angela Howarth
angela.howarth@climate-kic.org
44-020-749-21972
Climate-KIC

Public Release: 10-Oct-2014
BGI is granted patent in 16 countries for non-invasive prenatal genetic test technology
The European Patent Office has issued patent number EP2561103B1 for invention to BGI for its independently researched non-invasive prenatal genetic test technology. This technology has been developed by BGI in connection with the provision of its market leading NIPT, the NIFTY test. The patent is effective in 15 member countries including England, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
First-of-its-kind Geostationary Lightning Mapper completed for GOES-R satellite
The Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument for NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) completed development and testing and is now ready for integration with the spacecraft. The GOES-R satellite will be the first flight of this sophisticated lightning mapping instrument in geostationary orbit and will enable early predictions of intensifying storms and severe weather events.
NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Contact: Rob Gutro
Robert.j.gutro@nasa.gov
301-286-4044
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine begins Ebola vaccine trials in Mali
Professor Myron M. Levine, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that the Center for Vaccine Development, in conjunction with its sister institution, The Center for Vaccine Development of Mali and the Ministry of Health of Mali, have begun a clinical trial in health care workers and other front-line workers to evaluate a promising experimental Ebola vaccine.
Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Research Council, UK Department of International Development

Contact: David Kohn
dkohn@som.umaryland.edu
410-303-7987
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Tumor segmentation software receives 510k clearance from FDA
Columbia University's imaging software that facilitates 3-D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian's Eclipse treatment planning system and has received Food and Drug Administration 510k clearance.

Contact: Lucky Tran
lt2549@cumc.columbia.edu
Columbia University Medical Center

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Human papillomavirus vaccines offer public health opportunity for Texas
The state of Texas should create a policy that encourages adolescents to obtain the full series of shots for the human papillomavirus vaccine, according to a new paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. HPV is a sexually transmitted virus known to cause cancer.

Contact: Jeff Falk
jfalk@rice.edu
713-348-6775
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
More efficient transformer materials
Almost every electronic device contains a transformer. An important material used in their construction is electrical steel. Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel and manufacture it more efficiently, using an optimized laser process.

Contact: Dr. Andreas Wetzig
andreas.wetzig@iws.fraunhofer.de
49-351-833-913-229
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Minimally invasive surgery with hydraulic assistance
Endoscopic surgery requires great manual dexterity on the part of the operating surgeon. Future endoscopic instruments equipped with a hydraulic control system will provide added support during minimally invasive procedures. Their outstanding sensitivity simplifies the biopsy procedure.

Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Timo Cuntz
timo.cuntz@ipa.fraunhofer.de
49-621-172-07114
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 9-Oct-2014
Analyzing gold and steel -- rapidly and precisely
Optical emission spectrometers are widely used in the steel industry but the instruments currently employed are relatively large and bulky. A novel sensor makes it possible to significantly reduce their size and, moreover, enables a more precise analysis in half the time previously required.

Contact: Werner Brockherde
werner.brockherde@ims.fraunhofer.de
49-203-378-3230
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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