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Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
New international partnership aims to unlock wheat's potential
A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat -- one of the world's most important crops -- that is growing much faster than production.

Contact: Rob Dawson
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Pilot Islamic-compliant livestock insurance product in Africa pays pastoralists in drought-prone Kenya
For the first time in Africa, an insurance policy that combines an Islamic-compliant financial instrument with innovative use of satellite imagery is compensating Muslim pastoralists for drought-induced losses suffered in Kenya's northeastern Wajir County, where livestock are valued at Ksh 46 billion (USD 550 million).

Contact: Nancy Moss
Burness Communications

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
World Vaccine Congress 2014
HSV-2 vaccine shows significant clinical symptoms & viral shedding reductions at 6 months
Updated Phase 1/2a GEN-003 results, a vaccine candidate under development for the treatment of herpes simplex virus type 2 infection, showed the vaccine generated highly significant reductions in both the number of clinical lesion days and rate of viral shedding at six months after the final vaccine dose. Genocea, a company pioneering novel T cell vaccines and immunotherapies, reported the results from the ongoing trial as an oral presentation at the World Vaccine Congress.

Contact: Michelle Linn
Linnden Communications

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Frontiers launches new open-access journals to cover all medical and surgical fields
Frontiers -- an open-access publisher and research networking platform -- is pleased to announce the launch of two new community-driven journals: Frontiers in Medicine and Frontiers in Surgery.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Detecting tumor markers easily
Blood is just teeming with proteins. It's not easy there to identify specialized tumor markers indicating the presence of cancer. A new method now enables diagnostics to be carried out in a single step. Scientists will present the analysis equipment at analytica, the international trade fair in Munich April 1-4 (Hall A1, Booth 530).

Contact: Caroline Siegert

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Frontiers in Nutrition
Frontiers launches a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Nutrition
Frontiers -- a community-driven open-access publisher and research networking platform -- is pleased to announce the launch of a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Nutrition.

Contact: Gozde Zorlu

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Louisiana Tech University, Cyber Innovation Center create new cyber consortium
Louisiana Tech University, in collaboration with the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, La., is pleased to announce the establishment of the Louisiana Cyber and Data Consortium. The Consortium represents a broad range of constituencies with interests in the security and protection of cyber assets and related threats, in storage and management and us of large data sets for analytical and business decisions.

Contact: Dave Guerin
Louisiana Tech University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
With a few finger taps, draw genetic pedigrees at point of care with new app
Long used in genetic medicine, pedigrees are diagrams that show how inherited diseases may recur in a particular family. A new app adds a digital spin, letting clinicians create pedigrees with a few finger taps during a patient encounter.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Rapid materials testing in 3-D
Ultrasound is a proven technology in components testing, but until now evaluating the data has always been quite a time-consuming process. At the Hannover Messe from April 7-11, Fraunhofer researchers will be presenting their optimized ultrasonic testing solution -- a method for testing materials quickly and reliably with the help of 3-D images (Hall 2, Booth D18).

Contact: Dr. Hans-Georg Herrmann

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Making synthetic diamond crystals in a plasma reactor
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors. Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high-energy laser optics, X-ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels. Fraunhofer scientists produce artificial diamonds in all shapes and sizes ranging from discs to three-dimensional shapes and even hollow spheres.

Contact: Nicola Heidrich

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
When waters rise: NASA improves flood safety
NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency planners, relief organizations and weather forecasters, helping to improve flood monitoring and forecasting, as well as providing a more comprehensive understanding of one of Mother Nature's most damaging hazards.
NASA, US Geological Survey

Contact: Rani Gran
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
The amazing anatomy of James Webb Space Telescope mirrors
When you think of a mirror, there really isn't that much needed to describe it, but when you look at a mirror that will fly aboard NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, there's a lot to the anatomy of a mirror.
NASA, European Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency

Contact: Lynn Chandler
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Tracking urban change and flood risk with Landsat satellite
When it comes to helping communities across the United States stay up-to-date on their flood risk, the Landsat satellite can take a bow.
NASA, US Geological Survey

Contact: Kate Ramsayer
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
SDSC assists in whole-genome sequencing analysis under collaboration with Janssen
A recent whole-genome sequencing analysis project supported by the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego has demonstrated the effectiveness of innovative applications of 'flash' memory technology to rapidly process large data sets that are pervasive throughout human genomics research.

Contact: Jan Zverina
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Startup focuses on reliable, efficient cooling for computer servers
Equipment and electricity for cooling are a major expense at big computer installations, and Timothy Shedd, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at UW-Madison, has invented a system that can do the job more efficiently.

Contact: Timothy Shedd
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
NJIT and WebTeam to develop tactile-friendly learning devices for children with autism
New Jersey Institute of Technology and WebTeam Corporation, a New Jersey-based IT company, have signed an agreement to collaboratively design and develop a customizable learning device that will help children with autism spectrum disorder master a range of skills-building lessons contained in the device's embedded educational software.

Contact: Tracey Regan
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
The metrology experts of the future come from Braunschweig
As of Jan. 1, 2014, TU Braunschweig and PTB have founded a joint graduate school under the name of Braunschweig International Graduate School of Metrology. Within the scope of a structured promotion, the graduate school offers doctoral candidates from the field of electrical engineering and information technology, physics, mechanical engineering and life sciences a well-founded metrological training.

Contact: Corinna Kroner
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Major charity joins up with University cancer research center
The University of Liverpool has formed a new partnership with a leading cancer charity to help fund basic and translational research with the aim of improving cancer therapies and patient survival.

Contact: Jamie Brown
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Apple launches new FaceFries app
Want fries with your social media? That's a question Simon Fraser University researcher Steve DiPaola, co-creator of a new app, is asking with the launch of FaceFries. The application -- launched this week by Apple as a free iTunes download -- uses advanced image processing, psychological models of personality and emotion, and animation technology to 'bring the human spark to social media' mobile applications.

Contact: Carol Thorbes
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Internet Interventions
Elsevier launches open-access journal: Internet Interventions
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of the open-access, online-only journal Internet Interventions. The journal is published in affiliation with the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions and the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions.

Contact: Natalie Hill-krasniqi

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
EU initiative Climate-KIC and regional innovation network ERRIN to collaborate
The EU's main climate innovation initiative Climate-KIC and regional research and innovation network ERRIN have signed a memorandum of understanding at the Committee of the Regions, agreeing to develop joint activities and share information.

Contact: Angela Howarth

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Global Atlas of environmental conflicts launched in Brussels
The Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities and Trade project launches today its Global Atlas of Environmental Justice, a visually attractive and interactive online mapping platform detailing around 1,000 environmental conflicts (and growing). It allows users to search and filter across 100 fields and to browse by commodity, company, country and type of conflict.

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 19-Mar-2014
Dartmouth and Aeras join forces to conduct study of new tuberculosis vaccine
Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and Aeras, a global nonprofit biotech, announced a collaboration to jointly conduct a trial of a new vaccine against tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases. The vaccine, known as DAR-901, is related to the vaccine SRL-172, previously shown by Dartmouth investigators to decrease the risk of tuberculosis in a trial known as the DarDar Trial.

Contact: Derik Hertel
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Public Release: 18-Mar-2014
From DNA to diagnosis
Compared to 10 years ago, sequencing the human genome has plummeted in cost by one-million-fold and can be completed in a fraction of the time. Yet there are still barriers preventing DNA sequence information from routinely being incorporated into patient care. The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is partnering with California-based Omicia Inc. to make patient genome analysis as routine as a blood test.

Contact: Julie Kiefer
University of Utah Health Sciences

Public Release: 18-Mar-2014
Lockheed Martin and Rowan University partner on radar technology
Lockheed Martin and Rowan University are kicking off an innovative, strategic partnership to develop new technologies for a broad range of radar system applications in support of national defense. As threats to the United States become increasingly more complex, this next generation of radar technology is critical to protecting national assets and requires the dedication of an educated workforce.

Contact: Patricia Quigley
Rowan University

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