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Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Federal science and engineering obligations to universities and colleges dropped by 11 percent in FY
In fiscal year 2011, federal agencies obligated $31.4 billion to 1,134 academic institutions for science and engineering activities, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation's National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

Contact: Bobbie Mixon
bmixon@nsf.gov
703-292-8070
National Science Foundation

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Change the Course to restore 1 billion gallons of water to Colorado River Delta
Change the Course, a freshwater restoration movement, will restore 1 billion gallons of water to the Colorado River Delta to support the revitalization of wetland habitats in what was once one of the planet's great desert aquatic ecosystems. Change the Course is spearheaded by the National Geographic Society, Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Participant Media.

Contact: Colby Bishop
cbishop@ngs.org
202-828-8075
National Geographic Society

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Gynecologic Oncology
Obesity crisis in gynecologic cancer
The journal Gynecologic Oncology, the official journal of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, is pleased to announce the launch of a special issue on gynecologic cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship in obese women. Working on the special issue, Guest Editors Dr. Susan C. Modesitt, University of Virginia School of Medicine, and Dr. Joan Walker, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, brought together researchers studying the influence of obesity on all components of gynecologic cancer care.

Contact: Sarah Jenkins
sl.jenkins@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3243
Elsevier

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Where do you start when developing a new medicine?
A pioneering public-private research initiative between GSK, the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is to harness the power of 'big data' and genome sequencing to improve the success rate for discovering new medicines. The new Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation aims to address a wide range of human diseases and will share its data openly in the interests of accelerating drug discovery.

Contact: EMBL Press Office
pressoffice@embl.de
44-078-813-77941
European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
UofSC's McNair Center partners with Fokker Technologies for aerospace research
The Ronald E. McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research, a University of South Carolina center, announced a formal research partnership with Fokker Aerostructures, a subsidiary of Dutch-based Fokker Technologies, to support their development of next-generation aircraft technology. Projects will involve the development of advanced manufacturing technology for thermoplastic composites, using Digital Image Correlation to better understand failure mechanisms and certification strategies for the use of advanced composite structures.

Contact: Jeff Stensland
stenslan@mailbox.sc.edu
803-777-3686
University of South Carolina

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
NREL driving research on hydrogen fuel cells
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles were the belles of the ball at recent auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory continue to play a key part in improving performance and durability while driving down costs.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Entrepreneur teams with scientists to bring vaccines to far reaches of the world
With technical help from Sandia National Laboratories through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program, a Santa Fe entrepreneur has developed a solar thermal icemaker to cool high-performance shipping containers that safely transport and store temperature-sensitive vaccines and biopharmaceuticals. Thousands of the systems are now being used throughout the world.

Contact: Nancy Salem
505-844-2739
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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
rob.dawson@bbsrc.ac.uk
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
nmoss@burnesscommunications.com
254-729-991-028
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
michelle@linndencom.com
774-696-3803
Linnden Communications

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Frontiers
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
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

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
Caroline.Siegert@ipa.fraunhofer.de
49-621-172-07189
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
Frontiers

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
dguerin@latech.edu
318-257-4854
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
ascenzi@email.chop.edu
267-426-6055
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
hans-georg.herrmann@izfp.fraunhofer.de
49-681-930-23820
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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
nicola.heidrich@iaf.fraunhofer.de
49-761-515-9281
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

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
rani.c.gran@nasa.gov
301-286-2483
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
Lynn.chandler-1@nasa.gov
301-286-2806
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
kate.d.ramsayer@nasa.gov
301-286-1742
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
jzverina@sdsc.edu
858-534-5111
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
shedd@engr.wisc.edu
608-265-2930
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
201-388-0232
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
corinna.kroner@ptb.de
49-531-592-3090
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
jamie.brown@liverpool.ac.uk
44-151-794-2248
University of Liverpool

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