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Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Environmental monitoring web community to be launched at American Geophysical Union Meeting
An online community for do-it-yourself environmental monitoring enthusiasts will eventually help environmental scientists and planners around the globe better observe and quantify the effects of land use and climate change. That's the vision for EnviroDIY.org, developed by Stroud Water Research Center in affiliation with the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory.

Contact: Beverly Payton
bpayton@stroudcenter.org
610-268-2153 x305
Stroud Water Research Center

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Springer to collaborate with the Italian publisher Il Mulino
Springer and Il Mulino, the Italian specialist publisher for social sciences and economics, have signed a co-publishing agreement. Starting in January 2015, they will join forces and publish the English-language journal Economia Politica-Journal of Analytical and Institutional Economics. The new agreement combines Springer's worldwide scientific scope with the Italian cultural roots of Il Mulino. The journal was previously published by the Italian partner, who founded the journal in 1984.

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
Diagnostic tool Oncotype DX associated with reduction in chemotherapy rates post-surgery in younger patients
In what's believed to be one of the largest population-based studies of Oncotype DX ever conducted, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that the commercial diagnostic tool, Oncotype DX, was associated with a decrease in chemotherapy use in younger patients, but not in those over 66 years of age.

Contact: Laura Sussman
lsussman@mdanderson.org
832-264-8893
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
MD Anderson applauds FDA approval of HPV vaccine
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new vaccine that targets five additional strains of human papilloma virus fortifies a proven cancer-prevention weapon, according to Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Contact: Ron Gilmore
rlgilmore1@mdanderson.org
713-745-1898
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
A golden thread through the labyrinth of nanomaterials
The LICARA guidelines are geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises from all branches of industry, and help weigh up the pros and cons of nanomaterials and make decisions on their use. The guidelines also do their bit towards efficient communication in the value added chain.

Contact: Rainer Klose
redaktion@empa.ch
41-587-654-733
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 11-Dec-2014
A new way to diagnose brain damage from concussions, strokes and dementia
New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke or vascular dementia -- in real time and without invasive procedures.

Contact: Alex Reid
alexander.reid@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Molecules for the masses
In collaboration with the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, Theo Gray's company, Touchpress, has created an app for the Apple operating system that brings molecules to life in a handheld device.

Contact: Maeve Reilly
mjreilly@illinois.edu
217-244-7316
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Persian Gulf
Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced today that the laser weapon system -- a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America's Sailors and Marines -- was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Persian Gulf.

Contact: Peter Vietti
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Chemical and Engineering News
A strong, year-end finish for the pharmaceutical industry
As 2014 comes to a close, pharmaceutical companies have much to celebrate. An article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, takes a look back at the milestones the drug industry hit this year, some of its stumbles and what it could mean for patients.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
NYU Langone performs first US implant of patient-specific rod for spinal deformities
In early November, NYU Langone Medical Center became the first hospital in the US to implant a patient with a new customized osteosynthesis rod precisely designed and manufactured preoperatively to properly realign the individual's spine, which had been severely deformed from scoliosis since childhood.

Contact: Ryan Jaslow
ryan.jaslow@nyumc.org
212-404-3511
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Springer and Simula join forces to provide free eBooks on computing
Springer and Simula have launched a new book series, Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing, which aims to provide introductions to select research in computing. The series presents both a state-of-the-art disciplinary overview and raises essential critical questions in the field. Published by SpringerOpen, all Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing are open access, allowing for faster sharing and wider dissemination of knowledge. Under this agreement and model, authors also retain copyright.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
Far-reaching technology for aircraft manufacture that pollutes less
Cutting the environmental costs of aero engine parts manufacturing, increasing freedom in their design and reducing fuel consumption and contaminating gas emissions are some of the benefits resulting from applying modern additive manufacturing techniques to the aircraft industry.
European Commission 7th Framework Programme

Contact: Garazi Andonegi
g.andonegi@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
New study uses DNA to solve mystery of sudden unexplained death
Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute have launched a clinical trial aimed at cracking one of the toughest mysteries in forensic science -- sudden unexplained death. The institute has teamed with the San Diego County Medical Examiner to sequence the genomes of adults, children and infants in the region whose death, most likely from heart failure, can't be explained using traditional medical investigative methods. The Molecular Autopsy Study could introduce a new paradigm.
Scripps Translational Science Institute

Contact: Keith Darce
darce.keith@scrippshealth.org
858-678-7121
Scripps Health

Public Release: 10-Dec-2014
NYSCF and the CMTA enter collaboration to advance neuropathies research
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute announced a collaboration today with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. The immediate aim of the collaboration is to develop a bank of induced pluripotent stem cell lines for a variety of neuropathy disorders of known genetic causation and to eventually develop personalized drug therapies.

Contact: David McKeon
dmckeon@nyscf.org
212-365-7440
New York Stem Cell Foundation

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Buckle up for more big news from InSPACE's nano-world
With the InSPACE experiments, the idea is to understand the fundamental science around directed self-assembly. Researchers hope to better define new methods of manufacturing materials composed of small colloidal or nano-particle building blocks.

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
NASA's IceBridge Antarctic campaign wraps up
NASA's Operation IceBridge recently completed its 2014 Antarctic campaign, marking the mission's sixth set of flights over Antarctica. During the six-week-long deployment from Punta Arenas, Chile, researchers aboard NASA's DC-8 airborne laboratory measured land and sea ice from above to continue building a record of change in the Antarctic.
NASA

Contact: George Hale
George.r.hale@nasa.gov
301-614-5853
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Fueling the future
A team of researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has partnered with industry leaders Cummins, Inc., and Convergent Science, Inc. to create integrated models of one key element of engine behavior: the fluid dynamics of fuel injectors in modern engines.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Greg Cunningham
gcunningham@anl.gov
630-252-8283
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Largest ever CTBT on-site inspection exercise concludes successfully
The most sophisticated on-site inspection exercise conducted to date by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization formally concludes this week. The Integrated Field Exercise IFE14 in Jordan started on 3 November and involved four years of preparation, 150 tons of specialized equipment and over 200 international experts.

Contact: Elisabeth Wächter
Elisabeth.Waechter@ctbto.org
43-699-145-96375
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban Treaty Organization

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
NREL teams with SolarCity to maximize solar power on electrical grids
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter testing at the Energy Systems Integration Facility. The project is funded in part through an Energy Department solar cost-share program.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Springer starts new journal with the Italian Economic Association
Springer will publish the new official journal of the Italian Economic Association, the Italian Economic Journal. Articles have already been published online on SpringerLink; the first print issue will be compiled in March 2015. The journal has been formed through a merger between the association's former publication Rivista Italiana degli Economisti and the Giornale degli Economisti from the renowned Bocconi University.

Contact: Laura Zimmermann
laura.zimmermann@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
SESYNC-USGS-USDA water-food systems research supports White House Climate Data Initiative
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center announced an innovative partnership with the US Geological Survey and the US Department of Agriculture to catalyze actionable, data-intensive research at the water and food systems nexus. The 'Data to Motivate Synthesis' Program for early career scientists will facilitate new collaborations and computational capacities amongst social and environmental scientists to address critical questions of water quantity and quality and agricultural productivity in the face of a changing climate.

Contact: Melissa Andreychek
mandreychek@sesync.org
410-919-4990
University of Maryland

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Aorta: A novel free aortic surgery app for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons
Three cardiac surgeons from the Montreal Heart Institute, Dr. Yoan Lamarche, Dr. Ismail El-Hamamsy and Dr. Philippe Demers, are behind Aorta, a free app that provides specialists with patient-specific recommendations for aortic replacement surgery based on the latest scientific guidelines.

Contact: Julie Chevrette
julie.chevrette@icm-mhi.org
514-376-3330 x2641
Montreal Heart Institute

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
New report explores the use of digital games in the classroom during the learning process
A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Contact: Rachel Harrison
rachel.harrison@nyu.edu
212-998-6797
New York University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Put algae in your tank
Because food crops are also used for energy production, millions of people are threatened by starvation. Algae could provide an alternative: They only need sunlight to grow, thrive in salty water on barren fields. But it is a major challenge to exactly reproduce sunlight in the laboratory. In collaboration with the Berlin LED manufacturer FUTURELED scientists at the Technische Universität München have now developed a methodology for simulating all kinds of light situations.
Bavarian State

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2014
Bayer and DNDi sign agreement to develop an oral treatment for river blindness
Bayer HealthCare and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative have signed an agreement under which Bayer will provide the active ingredient emodepside to support DNDi in its effort to develop a new oral drug to treat river blindness (or onchocerciasis). The world's second leading infectious cause of blindness, river blindness is a neglected tropical disease caused by a filarial worm.

Contact: Violaine Dällenbach
vdallenbach@dndi.org
41-794-241-474
Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative

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