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NJIT hosts the NJ mayors' Summit on Resilient Design
(New Jersey Institute of Technology) Local mayors and state and federal experts will gather at New Jersey Institute of Technology to discuss how the state has recovered from two of the worst natural disasters ever to hit New Jersey: Hurricanes Sandy and Irene.

New Alzheimer's association research grants fund multiple investigations of non-drug treatments
(Alzheimer's Association) As millions of baby boomers are entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer's disease, many recent late-stage drug trials have produced negative results. While the majority of drug trials are funded by government and pharmaceutical companies, the Alzheimer's Association is filling a gap in research by funding several new studies of non-drug therapies.

UT Dallas team infuses science into 'Minecraft' modification
(University of Texas at Dallas) The 3-D world of the popular 'Minecraft' video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, 'Polycraft World,' created by UT Dallas professors, students and alumni

Startups should seek quality -- not quantity -- in partnerships, study finds
(University at Buffalo) When partnering with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

APIC Ebola readiness survey findings
(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Only 6 percent of US hospitals are well-prepared to receive a patient with the Ebola virus, according to a survey of infection prevention experts at US hospitals conducted Oct. 10-15 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Volunteer guidelines for clinicians in the ebola epidemic
(Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health) A consortium of Boston-based hospitals has prepared a set of guidelines, titled 'Sign Me Up: Rules of the Road for Humanitarian Volunteers during the Ebola Outbreak'. The authors paint an honest picture of volunteer circumstances, and ask those considering volunteering to not make the decision lightly. They insist that the 'global healthcare community must and will rise to serve.'

Ambitious EU targets for renewable energies make economic sense
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ) Even beyond the year 2020 European energy policy will require ambitious expansion targets for renewables but also scope for their national implementation. That is the result of an international study lead by environmental economists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research. The German Renewable Energy Law which has been much criticised recently is also not inconsistent with the idea of a European internal market, say the scientists.

New methods for maintaining the quality of minimally processed potatoes for 14 days
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) A graduate in Food Science and Technology has proposed alternatives to the use of sulphites in potatoes, one of the main preservatives currently used and which, among other properties, prevents the browning that appears after peeling and/or cutting certain foods.

​NTU and UNESCO to create mini-lab kits for youths in developing countries
(Nanyang Technological University) NTU is partnering the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture to create mini-laboratory kits for students in high schools and colleges with limited resources or without proper laboratories.

Overweight kids misinterpret asthma symptoms, potentially overuse medication
(GYMR) New research shows obese children with asthma may mistake symptoms of breathlessness for loss of asthma control leading to high and unnecessary use of rescue medications. The study was published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the official scientific journal of the American Association of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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