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Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services launched
A ground-breaking agreement was signed in Brussels today between the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This agreement means that ECMWF will be managing the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services. The European Union's flagship Copernicus program ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.

Contact: Press Office
pressoffice@ecmwf.int
01-189-499-000
ECMWF

Public Release: 11-Nov-2014
Genetics Society of America to assist authors in depositing preprints into CSHL's bioRxiv
The Genetics Society of America announced today that it is partnering with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press to assist authors in submitting unpublished manuscripts to bioRxiv, a fast-growing preprint server for the life sciences.

Contact: Raeka Aiyar, Ph.D.
press@genetics-gsa.org
202-412-1120
Genetics Society of America

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
CHEST and ATS welcome preliminary decision on lung cancer screening
A number of medical societies, including ATS and CHEST, recommend lung cancer screening in high-risk patients.

Contact: Kristi Bruno
kbruno@chestnet.org
773-750-9962
American College of Chest Physicians

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
University of Toronto launches search for new Ebola drug using artificial intelligence
The University of Toronto, Chematria and IBM are combining forces in a quest to find new treatments for the Ebola virus. Using a virtual research technology invented by Chematria, a startup housed at U of T's Impact Centre, the team will use software that learns and thinks like a human chemist to search for new medicines.

Contact: Michael Kennedy
m.kennedy@utoronto.ca
416-946-5025
University of Toronto

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Largest-ever CTBT on-site inspection exercise begins in Jordan
'The Integrated Field Exercise 2014 in Jordan will prove that CTBT on-site inspections are a viable deterrent against would-be Treaty violators.' The exercise will test state-of-the-art techniques, including instruments to detect traces of relevant radionuclides on and beneath the ground as well as from the air. Other techniques will scan the ground in frequencies invisible to the human eye.

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
Successful implant of next-generation heart device marks Canadian first
A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure. Performed on Oct. 31, 2014, the surgery is part of a first-in-Canada clinical trial of the HeartMate IIITM Left Ventricular Assist Device, the most advanced technology currently available in mechanical circulatory support.

Contact: Lianne Castelino
lianne.castelino@uhn.ca
416-340-4429
University Health Network

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
New strategies to reduce use of plant protection products in winemaking
To cut down on using plant protection products in viticulture is the goal of a project coordinated by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development and to be implemented over the next three years. The aim of the initiative is to show that it is possible to reduce the frequency and intensity of applications of plant protection treatment for fungal diseases such as mildew and oidium, two of the main pathologies affecting vineyards.
European Commission's LIFE programme

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2014
American College of Rheumatology annual meeting
Crescendo Bioscience to feature new data on Vectra® DA at 2014 ACR Meeting
Crescendo Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, will present new data on Vectra DA at the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-19, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts. The new clinical data support the use of Vectra DA to assess RA disease activity and predict patient risk of joint damage.

Contact: Ronald Rogers
rrogers@myriad.com
801-584-3065
Myriad Genetics, Inc.

Public Release: 9-Nov-2014
Big-data mining project gives birds-eye view of the G20
A QUT researcher is mapping the G20 Leaders' Summit as it plays out on Twitter and Instagram to find out how the event is affecting those inside the 'barricades'. In a first for any G20 event, the blue-sky big-data research project is mining and analyzing tweets and Instagram posts sent from inside the declared areas for location-based information. Dr Peta Mitchell is then plotting those -- minus the corresponding usernames -- on an interactive map the public can explore via a website.

Contact: Kate Haggman
kate.haggman@qut.edu.au
61-731-380-358
Queensland University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
Springer and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities to work together
Springer and the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities will collaborate to publish a new book series called The Humanities in Asia. The agreement will be signed on Nov. 10, 2014, at a ceremony at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
The hopes of Chinese education migrants
Bielefeld University is working together with the University of Essex (England) and the University of Tsinhua (China) on the new research project 'Bright Futures' -- the first project in the world to study the attitudes and experiences of Chinese students transnationally in Europe and China.

Contact: Thomas Faist
thomas.faist@uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-4650
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2014
New patent to establish if a person will suffer from burns with laser hair removal treatments
Researchers at the U. of Granada are developing a pioneering method that can determine the sensitivity of the skin under radiation before it is submitted to a dermatological treatment by pulsed light or laser pulsed light Currently the person who operates laser hair removal equipment can only rely on the patient's testimony on whether, for instance, he or she has been sunbathing recently.

Contact: Andrés Roldán Aranda
amroldan@ugr.es
34-958-244-010
University of Granada

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Insilico Medicine Inc. announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology Inc.
Insilico Medicine Inc., a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused on research in aging and age related diseases announced a research collaboration with the international leader in personalized medicine of cancer, Champions Oncology Inc.

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

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
NÖ Landeskliniken-Holding gains access to extensive Springer medical journal collection
The NÖ Landeskliniken-Holding has now purchased a license for an extensive collection of Springer medical journals. As a result, medical staff from 27 different hospitals in Lower Austria will soon have access to more than 500 English- and German-language journals from Springer and Adis. The license will have an initial term of four years, beginning Jan. 2015.

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

Public Release: 6-Nov-2014
Oxford University Press launches new journal Regenerative Biomaterials
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of Regenerative Biomaterials, published in association with the Chinese Society for Biomaterials.

Contact: Kirsty Doole
kirsty.doole@oup.com
01-865-355-439
Oxford University Press

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
University of North Texas College of Engineering joins research consortium
The University of North Texas College of Engineering has joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium, which brings together leading research teams from across North America to provide the world's most comprehensive research on cold-formed steel structures.

Contact: Leslie Minton
Leslie.Minton@unt.edu
940-565-4835
University of North Texas

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Endoscopy with panoramic view
Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ -- their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however, this perspective could be broadened to a panorama. 'Endorama', a new software program, assembles this panorama from all the images acquired. Researchers from Fraunhofer IIS will present their research project at MEDICA, the medical device technology fair in Düsseldorf, from Nov. 12-15, 2014.

Contact: Thomas Wittenberg
thomas.wittenberg@iis.fraunhofer.de
49-913-177-67330
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Swiss employees craft their own jobs
Four out of five employees in Switzerland actively shape their own jobs. Through what is known as job crafting, employees seek to positively influence their work situation. This was one of the results of the Swiss HR Barometer 2014, which was carried out by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The study recommends that employers promote job crafting by granting employees greater involvement and influence over their jobs.

Contact: Bruno Staffelbach
bruno.staffelbach@business.uzh.ch
41-446-342-986
University of Zurich

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
MMRF leads initiative to accelerate development of targeted therapies for multiple myeloma
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation today announced an initiative designed to accelerate the evaluation of new investigational therapies for multiple myeloma. The MMRF, in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration, the National Cancer Institute, pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic industry members, academic center leaders and patients, initiated the formal development of a Master Protocol to allow patients to participate in clinical trials evaluating several investigational therapies at once.

Contact: Maria Favorito
maria.favorito@fkhealth.com
617-761-6720
Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Public Release: 5-Nov-2014
Moffitt, M2Gen tapped to coordinate central laboratory, biorepository services for MDS
Moffitt Cancer Center and M2Gen have been awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to serve as the Central Laboratory and Biorepository for The National Myelodysplastic Syndromes Natural History Study (The National MDS Study).

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
NREL And army validate energy savings for net zero energy installations
The US Army has partnered with the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory to increase energy security through improved energy efficiency and optimized renewable energy strategies at nine installations in the Army's portfolio. If all nine of the Army Net Zero Energy Installation pilot sites achieve net zero energy, they will replace approximately 8 percent of the Army's current total installation energy use with renewable energy
US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense

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

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
Patent issued for substance with medical benefits
A US patent has been awarded to a novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers. The substance, called a hydrogel, may be used for biomedical applications, ranging from cell culture and drug delivery to repairing and replacing tissue, organs and cartilage.

Contact: Xiuzhi 'Susan' Sun
xss@k-state.edu
785-532-7355
Kansas State University

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
'Grimsel' breaks world record
The 'grimsel' electric racing car today broke the previous world record for acceleration in electric cars. The vehicle accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.79 seconds in under 30 metres. The new record was set by students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, who also designed and built the vehicle.

Contact: Lucien Segessenmann
luciens@ethz.ch
41-792-052-263
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 4-Nov-2014
EBioMedicine
Elsevier announces the launch of open-access journal: EBioMedicine
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Two of its leading brands, Cell Press and The Lancet, have now joined forces to launch a new open-access journal, EBioMedicine. The broad-spectrum journal will publish research papers covering the entire breadth of life and health sciences, ranging from basic research to clinical and public/global health science.

Contact: Hans Zijlstra
H.Zijlstra@elsevier.com
31-204-853-340
Elsevier

Public Release: 3-Nov-2014
NASA lining up ICESat-2's laser-catching telescope
Last week, engineers and technicians at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, fitted the mirrored telescope of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) into its place.
NASA

Contact: Kate Ramsayer
kate.d.ramsayer@nasa.gov
301-286-1742
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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