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Astronomy - Administration/Government
17:00
Laser link offers high-speed delivery
28 November 2014 Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Law/Forensics - Event
16:01
Special moot focuses on legal rights of people with disabilities
Oxford's law students have held their first moot court competition that specifically focuses on issues affecting people with disabilities.  In simulated court proceedings in Keble College Chapel,
Law/Forensics
13:01
Special moot focuses on legal rights of the disabled
Oxford's law students have held their first moot court competition that specifically focuses on issues affecting the disabled.  In simulated court proceedings in Keble College Chapel, the students
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
12:03
UW team explores large, restless volcanic field in Chile
Laguna del Maule, Chile, is at the center of a volcanic field that has erupted 36 times during the last 25,000 years, and is now experiencing significant uplift due to magma intrusion.
Life Sciences
11:00
Tropical thaw
Title Quelccaya ice cap, Peru Released 28/11/2014 10:00 am Copyright KARI/ESA Description This image features Peru's Quelccaya ice cap, the largest in the Tropics.
Medicine/Pharmacology
08:02
Novartis’ heart failure medicine LCZ696 granted accelerated assessment by CHMP in Europe[1]
LCZ696 is the first investigational cardiovascular drug to be granted accelerated assessment, shortening the formal review clock by 60 days Approximately 15 million people in the EU live with
Astronomy
27.11.2014
Tim Peake’s Principia mission logo
27 November 2014 After a daunting process of elimination, a logo has been chosen for ESA astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission to the International Space Station in 2015.
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
27.11.2014
UK and India collaborate on future-proof crops
Lancaster University is working with researchers across the UK and India to provide improved crops for the future. The University is working on one of seven new research projects launched today to help provide new or improved crops for the future. The projects involve collaborations between researchers in the UK and India and aims to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer inputs.
Astronomy
27.11.2014
The gold standard
Title The gold standard for EDRS Released 27/11/2014 4:50 pm Copyright Airbus Defence and Space SAS 2014 Description The Eutelsat-9B satellite with its EDRS-A payload is shown in the
Administration/Government - Law/Forensics
27.11.2014
Comment: Lee Rigby report is another weapon in the propaganda war
Emma Briant, a Lecturer in Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield, explores the impact of a report which presents social media as blameworthy in the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.11.2014
National survey to shape the future of hearing loss research
People whose lives have been touched by hearing loss are being offered the opportunity to take part in a national survey that could help to shape the future of research into the condition.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
27.11.2014
Engineers create ’superomniphobic’ texture capable of repelling all liquids
A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
27.11.2014
Risks from extreme weather are ‘significant and increasing’
Press release issued: 27 November 2014 Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather, according to a new report released by the Royal Society today.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
27.11.2014
Frost-covered chaos on Mars
27 November 2014 Thanks to a break in the dusty 'weather' over the giant Hellas Basin at the beginning of this year, ESA's Mars Express was able to look down into the seven kilometre-deep basin and onto the frosty surface of Hellas Chaos.
Administration/Government
27.11.2014
Sussex professor calls for worldwide protection of journalists
Sussex professor calls for worldwide protection of journalists
Sussex professor calls for worldwide protection of journalists A University of Sussex professor of journalism has played a key role in getting the United Nations to take action against governments that do not punish people who murder journalists. Professor Ivor Gaber , who has been at the forefront of promoting the safety of journalists worldwide, led a UK delegation at the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) biennial meeting to discuss protection for those working in the media.
Astronomy
27.11.2014
Scientists boost NASA’s missions to Mars
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 27 Nov 2014 Computer Scientists from The University of Manchester have boosted NASA space missions by pioneering a global project to develop programs that efficiently test and control NASA spacecraft.
Philosophy - Administration/Government
27.11.2014
New research to address how to successfully end wars
Related links: Cian O'Driscoll researcher profile Glasgow Global Security Network Glasgow Human Rights Network Policy Scotland Academics and military personnel are launching a unique new research project today that will examine the ethics of victory in war.
Architecture
27.11.2014
UQ storm damage update
Updated 5.30pm Friday. This information will be updated during the weekend .
Literature/Linguistics - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.11.2014
Storm damage at UQ update
This story will be updated on Monday if required. Property and Facility crews are hard at work repairing damage at The University of Queensland's St Lucia and Herston campuses following yesterday's devastating storm (27 November).
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.11.2014
Why drying washing indoors can pose a health threat
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 27 Nov 2014 As winter approaches doctors are warning that wet washing dried indoors can pose a serious health threat for people with weakened immune systems or severe asthma.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
27.11.2014
Excavating WWI practice trenches in Cumbria
Press release issued: 27 November 2014 Excavations and surveys of the First World War practice trenches on Walney Island on the western coast of Cumbria have been carried out by a team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.11.2014
Melbourne entrepreneurs on cue for Silicon Valley
The University of Melbourne's in-house entrepreneur accelerator, the Melbourne Accelerator Program, (MAP) is headed to Silicon Valley!  Six startup teams will meet with investors, channel partners
Media Sciences/Political Sciences
27.11.2014
UQ G20 reporters gain global attention
UQ G20 reporters gain global attention
By Andrew Thorpe. From reporting on US President Barack Obama's landmark Brisbane address to analysing politics at the International Media Centre, University of Queensland journalism and communications students had all angles of the G20 covered.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Study of Religions
27.11.2014
Before you go ... are you in denial about death?
Before you go ... are you in denial about death?
By Alex Broom , The University of Queensland Read the original article. For most of us, death conjures up strong feelings.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
27.11.2014
Sharing a vision for engineering minds
Students from Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, China and the University of Melbourne will come together to work on potential engineering collaborations and exchange big ideas.
Psychology
27.11.2014
Anxiety hits women most about job loss in the family
Females are more anxious than men when someone in their family loses a job, found a University of Melbourne report that used interviews from 13,000 Australians.  Using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, the report found that when a man loses his job, his partner's mental health is likely to take a significant dip.
Physics/Materials Science
26.11.2014
Engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space
Engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space
A new ultrathin multilayered material can cool buildings without air conditioning by radiating warmth from inside the buildings into space while also reflecting sunlight to reduce incoming heat.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.11.2014
Five Stanford professors named fellows of AAAS
Election as an AAAS fellow is an honor bestowed upon members of the association by their peers. Five Stanford professors have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Physics/Materials Science
26.11.2014
Join the hunt to break the Higgs boson 'barrier'
Online volunteers are being asked to spot tiny explosions that could be evidence for new particles that will require new models of physics. Higgs Hunters [ www.higgshunters.org ], a project launched today by UK and US scientists working on the ATLAS experiment, enables members of the public to view 25,000 images recorded at CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.11.2014
New Director for Institute of Hearing Research
A new Director has been appointed to run the Medical Research Council's Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) at The University of Nottingham.
Administration/Government
26.11.2014
Concerns raised over inclusion plans for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
Press release issued: 26 November 2014 The UK government is failing in its inclusion plans for Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities, according to a new report by researchers from the University of Bristol which will be launched in the European Parliament on Tuesday [2 December].
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
26.11.2014
Launch of UK facility to encourage robotic innovation within industry
Press release issued: 26 November 2014 A new initiative to encourage and support the take up of robotics technology within industry across Europe is being launched at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) today, Wednesday 26 November.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.11.2014
Why some patients respond to a life-saving melanoma drug
Why some patients respond to a life-saving melanoma drug
UCLA researchers have pioneered a new methodology to predict why some patients battling advanced melanoma respond well and others do not to the new breakthrough drug pembrolizumab. The study, led by UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center members Dr. Paul Tumeh and Dr. Antoni Ribas, primary investigator of pembrolizumab, is the first of its kind since the U.S.Food and Drug Administration approved its use under the name Keytruda in September , and it could lead the way for more effective use of the drug in patients with melanoma and other cancers.
Earth Sciences
26.11.2014
Study models the past to understand the future of strengthening El Niño
Using state-of-the-art computer models maintained at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, researchers determined that El Niño has intensified over the last 6,000 years. This pier and cafe are in Ocean Beach, California. Photo: Jon Sullivan It was fishermen off the coast of Peru who first recognized the anomaly, hundreds of years ago.
Business/Economics
26.11.2014
Research, innovation allows Corning to thrive, says CEO
Research, innovation allows Corning to thrive, says CEO
Corning's commitment to innovation and its ability to reinvent itself have allowed the company to thrive for 163 years in an environment in which it is increasingly difficult for businesses to remain relevant long term, said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman and CEO of Corning Inc.
Life Sciences - Psychology
26.11.2014
Five Questions with Cultural Psychologist Valerie Purdie-Vaughns
The issue of race is foremost in the nation's consciousness as events in Ferguson, Mo. unfold. But for Valerie Purdie-Vaughns , there is a more important message.
Social Sciences
26.11.2014
Consumer sentiment brightens holiday spending
Consumer sentiment brightens holiday spending
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confiden
Life Sciences - Chemistry
26.11.2014
Copper on the Brain at Rest
Copper on the Brain at Rest
In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Menkes' and Wilson's. Copper has also been identified as a critical ingredient in the enzymes that activate the brain's neurotransmitters in response to stimuli.
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.11.2014
Geoengineering our climate is not a ’quick fix’
The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to the findings of the UK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering. The results of three projects – IAGP, led by the University of Leeds; SPICE, led by the University of Bristol; and CGG, led by the University of Oxford – are announced at an event held at The Royal Society, London, on 26 November 2014.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.11.2014
Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low
Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation. The UK population-based study and systematic review, published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology ( BJOG ), assessed the effect of timing of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy on the risk of the baby being SGA at birth; defined as birth weight in the lowest 10% of babies born.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.11.2014
History/Archeology
26.11.2014
Historic 18th century tapestry returns to its original home
A historic 18th century tapestry that was looted by the Nazis in World War Two and was held at the University of Sheffield for more than 50 years will return to its original home at a formal ceremony attended by the British Ambassador.
History/Archeology - Event
26.11.2014
From 25 inch tall people to whales you were invited to dine in:never before seen treasurers revealed
From 25 inch tall people to whales you were invited to dine in:never before seen treasurers revealed
Home > News > News releases > From 25 inch tall people to whales you were invited to dine in:never before seen treasurers revealed National Fairground Archive has grown from one small box to
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.11.2014
Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’
Press release issued: 26 November 2014 The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system is not a "quick fix" for global warming, according to the findings of the UK's first publicly funded studies on geoengineering. The results of three projects – IAGP, led by the University of Leeds; SPICE, led by the University of Bristol; and CGG, led by the University of Oxford – are announced at an event held at The Royal Society, London, on 26 November.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
26.11.2014
Amphibious achiever
Early one morning last January, MIT undergraduate Theresa Oehmke was eating breakfast at the Kilauea Military Camp on Hawaii's Big Island when a colleague burst into the room, yelling, "Oh my god, th
Administration/Government - Law/Forensics
26.11.2014
Credit to Australia as Security Council makes UN policing a priority
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. By Charles Hunt , The University of Queensland As UN Security Council president for November, Australia's major initiative was to promote the centrality of civilian policing in UN peace operations.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
26.11.2014
$1.4 million gift celebrates an astronomer’s life at the University
$1.4 million gift celebrates an astronomer's life at the University 26 November 2014 "We are morning and evening sky watchers.
Business/Economics
26.11.2014
Wade Institute to foster the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs
A new Masters of Entrepreneurship will be delivered by the University of Melbourne at the purpose-built Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship on the grounds of Ormond College, thanks to a $10-million donation from alumnus Peter Wade.
Astronomy
25.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
UCLA and House Clinic sign letter of intent to expand patients' access to specialty ear care
UCLA and House Clinic sign letter of intent to expand patients’ access to specialty ear care
Alliance would create nation's leader in clinical care, research and education for hearing and ear disorders Elaine Schmidt The UCLA department of head and neck surgery and House Clinic announced today that they have signed a letter of intent to pursue and finalize a clinical partnership.
Life Sciences
25.11.2014
Amazing feet of science: Researchers sequence the centipede genome
What it lacks in genes, it certainly makes up for in legs: the genome of the humble centipede has been found to have around 15,000 genes - around 7,000 fewer than a human.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
25.11.2014
Five UCLA professors named fellows by American Association for the Advancement of Science
Five UCLA faculty members are among the newest fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
25.11.2014
Modeling the ripples of health care information
Evaluating a new health care intervention can be a messy and costly process. The gold standard for measuring the effectiveness of a new intervention is a randomized controlled trial—splitting patients into a treated group and an untreated group and comparing the results. But humans are not laboratory animals; they don't exist in a perfectly isolated environment free from outside influences.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Administration/Government
25.11.2014
Full-day preschool linked to increased school readiness, reduced absences
Children who attended a full-day preschool program had higher scores on measures of school readiness skills (language, math, socio-emotional development, and physical health), increased attendance an
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
25.11.2014
Research urges shift in public health policy
More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain's devastating toll of ‘lifestyle' diseases according to research.
Environmental Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
25.11.2014
Comment: Robot submarine looks under Antarctic to find out why sea ice is getting thicker
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Robot submarine looks under Antarctic to find out why sea ice is getting thicker Edward Hanna, Professor of Climate Change at the University of Sheffield, explores why Antarctic sea ice is continuing to expand while Arctic sea ice has been declining rapidly.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
New Centre to tackle musculoskeletal problems in the workplace
Lancaster University is a major partner in a new £1.4m national Centre to reduce the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on employment.
Astronomy
25.11.2014
Pedagogy/Education Science
25.11.2014
Reading in Rwanda
Flora is 9-years-old and Jolly is 8. Flora, who lives on a steep hillside, mostly spends her time out of school doing chores: cooking, fetching water, gathering firewood.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Scientists seek to map origins of mental illness
An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions.
Philosophy - Mathematics
25.11.2014
Patrick Suppes, Stanford philosopher, scientist and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, dies at 92
Patrick Suppes' long career at Stanford began in 1950. As both a philosopher and scientist, he influenced a large number of fields.
Business/Economics
25.11.2014
Too early to judge Japan’s economic strategy, Stanford economist says
Though some signs point to Japan falling into recession, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi disagrees and says it is premature to judge the effectiveness of Japan's new approach to its economy.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Confusing patient/doctor relationships affect cancer treatment decisions, says new study
Confusing patient/doctor relationships affect cancer treatment decisions, says new study
Confusing patient/doctor relationships affect cancer treatment decisions, says new study A blurring of professional boundaries can affect young cancer doctors' objectivity when treating patients, according to a new study from the University of Sussex and Brighton and Sussex Medical School ( BSMS ).
Mathematics - Computer Science/Telecom
25.11.2014
Academics advise how to keep data secure in a cyber world
Press release issued: 25 November 2014 Cyber security experts from the University of Bristol have advised the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) on how to protect the personal data of millions of citizens.
Life Sciences
25.11.2014
Bristol brings bee biology to BBSRC festival
25 November 2014 Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences showcased their work at the Great British Bioscience Festival in London this month.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Arts and Design
25.11.2014
Q&A: David Gere and the fight to end AIDS
Courtesy of UNAIDS/AFP News Agency Michel Sidibé, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, actress Charlize Theron and professor David Gere, head of the UCLA Art and
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Chemistry
25.11.2014
Save power, make power: UW chemist confronts ambitious agenda with a brash laugh
Trisha Andrew, a UW assistant professor of chemistry, holds a solar cell that her research group printed on paper last year.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Unmet needs of older Americans common in many living settings
ANN ARBOR-Older adults who live in retirement or senior housing communities are more likely to have unmet needs for help than are older adults who live in traditional housing, according to a new study. About 2.5 million older adults live in these settings, nearly as many as the 3 million who live in residential care settings, including nursing homes.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Using intelligence to understand cancer’s defence against immunity
A team from the University of Birmingham are looking to receive a boost to their research into a treatment for cancers linked to Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) through a pioneering crowdfunding scheme.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Way to the future
Three University of Queensland scientists were honoured at an awards ceremony in Brisbane on Tuesday (25 November).
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Novartis announces extension to FDA review period for multiple myeloma investigational compound LBH589
Basel , November 25, 2014 - Novartis announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended their priority review period by up to three months for the new drug application (ND
Social Sciences
25.11.2014
By any media necessary
Nearly a decade ago, Sasha Costanza-Chock - now an assistant professor in MIT's program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing - volunteered at the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for the rights of low-wage workers.
Mathematics - Event
25.11.2014
Maths stars shine in Australian Academy of Science awards
Maths stars shine in Australian Academy of Science awards 25 November 2014 The Australian Academy of Science has honoured both early career and life-long achievement with awards to two University of Sydney academics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
25.11.2014
World health systems need to be better in preventing violence against women
Responses to violence against women should be integrated into the medical, nursing and public health sectors according to new global research involving the University of Melbourne.
Philosophy
25.11.2014
Michael Schwerner '61 earns posthumous Medal of Freedom
Fifty years after civil rights workers James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael "Mickey" Schwerner '61 were slain in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan, President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to their families Nov.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
25.11.2014
Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia
Scientists confirm new bird species in Indonesia
Scientists have confirmed a new bird species found in the tropical rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The Sulawesi Streaked Flycatcher ( Muscicapa sodhii ) lives in the forest canopy of the rugged hills of Sulawesi, and has heavily streaked underparts and relatively short wings. Ding Li Yong, a PhD student at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, was part of an international team which described the bird as a new species.
Event - History/Archeology
24.11.2014
Forget the comet lander - Oxford team shed light on Philae obelisk
History was made this month as the robotic Philae lander completed the first controlled touchdown on a comet.
Event - Literature/Linguistics
24.11.2014
Iceland president honors Fiske Collection curator
Iceland president honors Fiske Collection curator
Grímsson and Stevens in the vaults of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, looking at volumes in the Fiske Icelandic Collection.
Astronomy
24.11.2014
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
24.11.2014
Nottingham is among big winners in funding grants
The University of Nottingham is one of 10 institutions in the UK to have received the most funding from the research councils.
Earth Sciences - Administration/Government
24.11.2014
GOCE results live
Follow the opening of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop from the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, via live webstream on 25 November.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.11.2014
Amir Yacoby named AAAS Fellow
Amir Yacoby , Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics at Harvard University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
24.11.2014
Laws may be ineffective if they don’t reflect social norms, Stanford scholar says
Stanford economist Matthew O. Jackson says that laws that ignore social norms may backfire, whether the issue is taxes in 2014 or deadly duels in France in 1626.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.11.2014
Researchers develop computer games to prevent falls in the elderly
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 24 Nov 2014 A team from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and The University of Ma
Architecture - Computer Science/Telecom
24.11.2014
Yale exhibition highlights foundations of digital architecture
Yale exhibition highlights foundations of digital architecture
This winter the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) will present "Archaeology of the Digital: Media and Machines," an exhibition featuring the work of six architectural offices that experimented with computation, interaction, and the design of virtual environments in the mid-1990s and early 2000s. Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (CCA), the show will be on view Dec.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.11.2014
New device could make large biological circuits practical
Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits - systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
24.11.2014
Cosmic lighthouse
Title The Egg Nebula Released 24/11/2014 11:13 am Copyright Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgment: W. Sparks (STScI) & R. Sahai (JPL) Description This colourful image shows a cosmic lighthouse known as the Egg Nebula, which lies around 3000 light-years from Earth.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
24.11.2014
Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later
ANN ARBOR-The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers. Teens prescribed anxiety or sleep medications are up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs than those who had never had a prescription, either by using someone else's prescription pills or to get high or experiment, according to a study from the U-M School of Nursing.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.11.2014
Novartis drug Signifor approved in EU, marking an advance for patients with inadequately controlled acromegaly
Acromegaly is a rare pituitary disorder, which requires normalization of hormonal levels to help prevent the serious consequences of the disease , , , Approval based on two large phase III
Careers/Employment - Administration/Government
24.11.2014
Astronomy
24.11.2014
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrives at Space Station
The Soyuz spacecraft launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan last night safely docked with the International Space Station this morning, delivering ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and her crewmates to the weightless research centre where they will live and work for five months.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.11.2014
Scientist paired with Brighton MP
Scientist paired with Brighton MP
University of Sussex scientist paired with Brighton MP An evolutionary biologist at the University of Sussex has been paired with Dr Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, as part of a nationwide scheme to build bridges between parliamentarians and the UK's best research scientists. Dr Ted Morrow will spend next week (24-27 November) in Westminster learning how science policy is formed, as well as shadowing Dr Lucas - the UK's only Green MP - at the House of Commons.
Administration/Government
24.11.2014
Lend your help to a quest for justice in Peru
Press release issued: 24 November 2014 A University of Bristol project which aims to connect the voices of people affected by forced sterilisations in Peru with listeners around the world has laun
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
24.11.2014
FoFA fiasco: no quick fix for the advice industry
Read the original article on The Conversation . By Julie Walker , The University of Queensland Last week brought the latest instalment in the continuing Australian financial planning industry saga.
Law/Forensics - Computer Science/Telecom
24.11.2014
Big data could be a big problem for workplace discrimination law
Read the original article on The Conversation. By Mark Burdon , The University of Queensland and Paul Harpur , The University of Queensland. Staff recruitment and retention are an ongoing challenge for employers. Proponents of big data in the workplace are now claiming they can change that.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
24.11.2014
Why has investment in renewable energy projects stalled?
Why has investment in renewable energy projects stalled?
This article was originally published on The Conversation. By Craig Froome , The University of Queensland.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.11.2014
Indigenous Eye Health on track to close the gap
Speaking at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane, Melbourne Laureate Professor Hugh R Taylor AC, Harold Mitchell Chair of I
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
24.11.2014
MFA alumna Bulawayo's fiction stays close to home
MFA alumna Bulawayo's fiction stays close to home
For NoViolet Bulawayo, MFA '10, it's impossible to separate her storytelling from real life. Her latest work, "We Need New Names," takes place in her home country of Zimbabwe, and another current project focuses on AIDS, which has claimed the lives of two of her siblings.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.11.2014
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.11.2014
How language works is focus of new research centre
The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language is drawing together the nation's top linguists, philosophers, psychologists and roboticists to puzzle out the complex mechanisms of human communication. Head of the University of Melbourne's node, Professor Gillian Wigglesworth said the centre will document languages and conduct research languages in Australia and internationally.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.11.2014
Two Stanford seniors awarded 2015 Rhodes Scholarships
The prestigious scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.11.2014
Sandburg receives grant to further brain injury research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Chaleece Sandberg , assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders , received the 2014 New Century Scholars Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearin
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
Sandberg receives grant to further brain injury research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Chaleece Sandberg , assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders , received the 2014 New Century Scholars Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearin
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
21.11.2014
A Thanksgiving to remember
Dr. Jeremy M. Blumberg is assistant professor of urology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and surgical director of renal transplantation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2014
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Watch Futura launch
Title OSIRIS spots Philae drifting across the comet Released 17/11/2014 3:00 pm Copyright see below Description These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta's Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Watch Futura docking
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is all set for her five-month mission on the International Space Station.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2014
Roddenberry Foundation gift allows Yale team to take quantum leap in education
Roddenberry Foundation gift allows Yale team to take quantum leap in education
Can we help young children learn better? Dr. Bruce Wexler, professor emeritus of and senior research scientist in psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, believes that the answer is "yes."
Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Q&A on Ukraine: Troop movements, sanctions and Russia’s plans
As the conflict grinds on in Ukraine, there are more questions about Russia's intentions, the effectiveness of sanctions and what the West can do to end the fighting.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
21.11.2014
Satellite history at UW-Madison comes full circle with award
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station photographed this view of Pavlof Volcano in the Aleutian Arc of Alaska on May 18, 2013.
Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2014
CERN makes public the first data from LHC experiments
CERN makes public the first data from LHC experiments
CERN has this week launched an Open Data Portal, making data from Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments openly available to all for the first time. Experiments at the LHC at CERN are addressing some of the most fundamental questions about the origin, evolution and composition of our universe.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best
Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. Researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops.
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Samantha set for Space Station
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is all set for her five-month mission on the International Space Station.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
To heal the human instrument
Ann Johnasson/U Magazine Dr. Dinesh Chherti is an otolaryngologist who specializes in swallowing disorders at UCLA's Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.11.2014
Engineers climb walls using gecko-inspired climbing device
Gecko toes have the exciting ability to adhere strongly to nearly any surface and yet release with minimal effort.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
Researchers bridge education and neuroscience
Researchers bridge education and neuroscience
As methods of imaging the brain improve, neuroscientists and educators can now identify changes in children's brains as they learn, and start to develop ways of personalizing instruction for kids who are falling behind.
Sport Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.11.2014
Historic season carries MIT Football into NCAA
Last Saturday, with a 24-13 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the MIT football team made history, achieving its first-ever nine-game undefeated regular season - and MIT's first perfect football season since going 3-0 in 1881.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
21.11.2014
Dizzying heights: prehistoric farming on the ’roof of the world’
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be the earliest sustained human habitation at high altitude. Human expansion into the higher, colder altitudes took place as the continental temperatures were becoming colder Professor Martin Jones Archaeological discoveries from the 'roof of the world' on the Tibetan Plateau indicate that from 3,600 years ago, crop growing and the raising of livestock was taking place year-round at hitherto unprecedented altitudes.
Social Sciences
21.11.2014
An evening with Kate Bornstein caps yearlong project on queer theory and trans representation
As part of a yearlong exploration of queer theory and the representation of transgender identity, Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt hosted a symposium on Saturday, Nov.
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.11.2014
Novartis Cosentyx(TM) receives positive CHMP opinion for first-line treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients
Cosentyx (secukinumab, formerly AIN457) is recommended as first-line systemic therapy for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients in Europe In Phase III stud
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
21.11.2014
Novartis Foundation symposium showcases sustainable healthcare interventions
Event illustrates how strong partnerships and innovative service delivery models can result in improved patient outcomes in lowand middle-income countries Selected interventions demonstrate success in moving past the pilot phase towards validation and scale, including a telemedicine project that aims to improve healthcare access in rural areas of Ghana The Novartis Foundation strategic approach to philanthropy includes partnerships,
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
21.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
21.11.2014
Celebrating 10 years of KCMHR
The King's Centre for Military Health (KCMHR) celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday at a special event in King's College London, attended by over 150 guests.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.11.2014
£50m investment to develop lung cancer drugs
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 21 Nov 2014 The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF) today (Friday) has announced a collaboration with the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Drug Discovery Unit, at The University of Manchester, to develop a promising class of drugs called RET inhibitors to treat cancer.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
3 Questions: Stefan Helmreich on wave science
In 2009, MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich explored the depths of recent scientific thinking about the living sea in his award-winning book "Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas.
Social Sciences
21.11.2014
SBS’s First Contact is the real ’festering sore’ of the nation
Read the original article on The Conversation By Chelsea Bond , The University of Queensland The SBS/Blackfella Films production First Contact – that takes six non-Indigenous people and imm
Philosophy
21.11.2014
Sociologist Priscilla Ferguson on Thanksgiving
Tablesetting for the Thanksgiving Feast, a 10-year-old tradition at John Jay Dining Hall. Image Credit: Eleanor Templeton Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson is a Columbia sociologist who thinks and writes a lot about food.
Administration/Government
21.11.2014
Israel’s policy on statehood merits the same scrutiny as Hamas gets
Read the original article on The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
21.11.2014
500,000 photos to help world coral reef health
A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey , as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health. Researchers from The University of Queensland are analysing 360-degree underwater images to perform a global marine environment health check.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
21.11.2014
ANU experts comment on China-Australia free trade agreement
ANU experts comment on China-Australia free trade agreement
Australia has announced a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with top trading partner China after 10 years of trade negotiations.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2014
Shopping vouchers for breastfeeding set for wide-scale trial
Shopping vouchers for breastfeeding set for wide-scale trial
Over half of all eligible mothers signed up to the feasibility study A third of mothers claimed vouchers for breastfeeding their baby up to eight weeks Large-scale trial will now be offered to
History/Archeology
20.11.2014
Panelists debate: Is democracy the end of history?
Panelists debate: Is democracy the end of history?
A standing-room-only crowd in Rockefeller Hall's Schwartz Auditorium greeted renowned public intellectual Francis Fukuyama '74 Nov.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
20.11.2014
Staying ahead of the game: Pre-empting flu evolution may make for better vaccines
An international team of researchers has shown that it may be possible to improve the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine by 'pre-empting' the evolution of the influenza virus.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.11.2014
Nuclear AMRC & US firm sign agreement to develop next generation small modular reactors
Nuclear AMRC & US firm sign agreement to develop next generation small modular reactors
Home > News > News releases > Nuclear AMRC & US firm sign agreement to develop next generation small modular reactors Homeowners could benefit from a cheaper energy alternative thanks to a partne
Literature/Linguistics
20.11.2014
Mike Nichols, X’53, director and improv comedy pioneer, 1931-2014
Mike Nichols, X'53, a satirist whose caustic wit led him to Broadway and Hollywood success with films including The Graduate , died Nov.
Social Sciences
20.11.2014
Comment: ‘Vape’ – A Word that Encapsulates the Nothingness of Today - See more at: http://www.crickc
Home > News > News releases > Comment: ‘Vape' – A Word that Encapsulates the Nothingness of Today - See more at: http://www.crickc Professor Matthew Flinders from the University of Sheffield's
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2014
Primary care research in Nottingham shares £30m funding boost
PA 297/14 The Division of Primary Care at The University of Nottingham, along with eight other Universities has been selected to share £30m in additional research funding for the next five years.
Physics/Materials Science
20.11.2014
CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments
Geneva, 20 November 2014. CERN launched today its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments will for the first time be made openly available to all.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.11.2014
Carbonics, spinoff of UCLA’s CNSI Incubator, launches with $5.5 million investment
Carbonics, Inc. Among the company's goals: using carbon-based nanomaterials to lower power consumption and improve the performance of smartphones.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.11.2014
Chief Medical Officer visits Bristol to meet health researchers and open a new research collaboration
Press release issued: 20 November 2014 The Chief Medical Officer for England will be visiting Bristol on Wednesday [26 November] to meet researchers who are helping to combat key public health issues.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
20.11.2014
Selfies Reach New Heights with Wearable Drone
"Selfie" was word of the year in 2013. Could "Nixie" be next? Maybe not right away, because Nixie-a wrist-mounted drone designed to fly and take an aerial action-shot photo or video of its owner before coming back-only just won Intel's inaugural "Make It Wearable Challenge" this month.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.11.2014
New semiconductor device could lead to better photodectectors
New semiconductor device could lead to better photodectectors
UCLA researchers have developed a perovskite photodetector that could reduce manufacturing costs and improve the quality of medical and commercial light sensors. Photodetectors are semiconductor devices that convert incoming light into electrical signals. They are used in a vast array of products, from visible and infrared light detection systems to television remote controls.
Astronomy
20.11.2014
Samantha talks Futura
Title Samantha's Sokol suit Released 18/11/2014 2:45 pm Copyright GCTC Description ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti with the Sokol suit she will wear in the Soyuz spacecraft tha
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.11.2014
NASA's Swift Satellite marks 10 years of game-changing astrophysics
In the most common type of gamma-ray burst, illustrated here, a dying massive star forms a black hole (left), which drives a particle jet into space.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.11.2014
Historic $130-million gift to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN and U of'T in personalized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care
Business/Economics
20.11.2014
The US economy: Ready for takeoff
ANN ARBOR-The U.S. economy will grow by more than 3 percent next year-its highest rate in 10 years, say economists at the University of Michigan.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Chemistry
20.11.2014
Controlling a material with voltage
A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of materials with a variety of switchable properties, the researchers say. The technique could ultimately be used to control properties other than magnetism, including reflectivity or thermal conductivity, they say.
History/Archeology
20.11.2014
Author discusses role of archeologist spies during WWII
Author discusses role of archeologist spies during WWII
A small group of American archeologists who served as undercover spies during World War II were inspired by patriotic duty and their compassion for the people of Greece, whose culture and history they revered, author Susan Allen said Nov.
Chemistry
20.11.2014
Cornell-developed polymer has commercial debut
A sustainable, low-cost polymer developed by Cornell chemists has had its commercial debut.
Astronomy
20.11.2014
Unravelling the Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'. Researchers at Cardiff University are trying to work out the possible sounds scientists might expect to hear when the ultra-sensitive LIGO and Virgo detectors are switched on in 2015. It's hoped the kilometre-scale microphones will detect gravitational waves created by black holes, and shed light on the origins of the Universe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.11.2014
National School status for care research centre confirmed
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 20 Nov 2014 The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced that The University of Manchester's Cen
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
20.11.2014
New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap
New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature today (Thursday 20 November). Flash memory is a popular form of electronic data storage commonly used in devices such as smartphones, cameras and memory sticks.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2014
Double trouble with rural waiting times
Double trouble with rural waiting times
Waiting times to see preferred GPs in the bush are double those of Australia's city dwellers. Analysis of new data from the Medicine in Australia, Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey shows Australians living in rural areas waited an average of 6.0 days to see their preferred GP in 2013 compared to 3.1 days in metropolitan areas.
Arts and Design - Event
20.11.2014
3 Questions: Elena Ruehr on her three premieres this month
For MIT composer Elena Ruehr, this November is a memorable one: Three of her pieces are making concert premieres this month.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.11.2014
Administration/Government - Life Sciences
20.11.2014
A conversation with Harry Katz, Cornell's interim provost
Harry C. Katz, the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations from 2005-14, was appointed Cornell's interim provost effective Nov.
Environmental Sciences
20.11.2014
Future hay fever seasons will be worse, thanks to climate change
Read the original article on The Conversation. By Janet Davies , The University of Queensland and Paul Beggs , Macquarie University It's now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia.
Astronomy
19.11.2014
Rosetta continues into its full science phase
19 November 2014 With the Philae lander's mission complete, Rosetta will now continue its own extraordinary exploration, orbiting Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko during the coming year as the enigmatic body arcs ever closer to our Sun.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
19.11.2014
Crops play a major role in the annual CO2 cycle increase
While the area of farmed land has not significantly increased, the production efficiency of that land has. Intensive agricultural management over the last 50 years has had a profound impact, UW-Madison researchers say. Photo: Jeff Miller Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy into food is released back to the atmosphere in autumn and winter.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
19.11.2014
Expedition returns from Anatolia: 1908
Expedition returns from Anatolia: 1908
Blizzards, bad roads, an "unsettled" country: challenges facing three Cornellians who sailed from New York for the eastern Mediterranean in 1907 were legion. But their 14-month campaign in the Ottoman Empire resulted in photographs, pottery and copies of numerous Hittite inscriptions. It took three years before their study of those inscriptions appeared, and the academic work told little of the men behind the study and their adventures abroad.
Mathematics - Event
19.11.2014
Obama to present National Medal of Science to three Berkeley faculty
ATTENTION: Reporters, producers covering higher education and science WHAT: President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology & Innovation to
History/Archeology - Philosophy
19.11.2014
Stanford scholar traces cultural history of obsession with youth
With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
19.11.2014
Improving the lives of dementia carers
Improving the lives of dementia carers
A psychological intervention that provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve wellbeing at no extra cost to standard care, finds new UCL research published in Lancet Psychiatry . The study led by Professor Gill Livingston (UCL Psychiatry) found that family caregivers receiving the START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) programme were seven times less likely to develop clinically significant depression than those given usual care, with benefits lasting for at least 2 years.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.11.2014
Antibiotics get a "time-out"
Resistance to antibiotics is an important health concern that affects both the spread of infections, like Clostridium difficile , and the medication budget.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
19.11.2014
What agricultural ’ecosystems on steroids’ are doing to the air
ANN ARBOR-In a study that identifies a new, "direct fingerprint" of human activity on Earth, scientists have found that agricultural crops play a big role in seasonal swings of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The new findings from Boston University, the University of Michigan and other institutions reveal a nuance in the carbon cycle that could help scientists understand and predict how Earth's vegetation will react as the globe warms.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
19.11.2014
A Cage Made of Proteins, Designed With Help From the Advanced Light Source
A Cage Made of Proteins, Designed With Help From the Advanced Light Source
With help from Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, scientists from UCLA recently designed a cage made of proteins. The nano-sized cage could lead to new biomaterials and new ways to deliver drugs inside cells. It boasts a record breaking 225-angstrom outside diameter, the largest to date for a designed protein assembly.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
19.11.2014
Convocation 2014 grads to watch: city builders
Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways.
Event - Life Sciences
19.11.2014
Rosensteil School Receives $29 Million for Research
Researchers will use the money to study the impact of oil spills on fish and how pollutants spread through water.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.11.2014
Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain
Electrical and computer engineering Professor Barry Van Veen wears an electrode net used to monitor brain activity via EEG signals. His research could help untangle what happens in the brain during sleep and dreaming. Photo: Nick Berard As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.11.2014
University of Glasgow lends expertise to Lunar Mission One
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have pledged their support to the Lunar Mission One project.
Life Sciences - Mathematics
19.11.2014
Lifelong learning and the plastic brain
Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt.
Psychology - Environmental Sciences
19.11.2014
Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future
ANN ARBOR-Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characteriz
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
19.11.2014
Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project
ANN ARBOR-In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, researchers at the University of Michigan have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
19.11.2014
Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award
Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award
MQ: Transforming Mental Health , a new United Kingdom-based charitable organization that supports mental health research, announced Wednesday the first major investment of its new flagship research program, PsyIMPACT.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
19.11.2014
Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
19.11.2014
Tricks of the trade: magic and mischief in the making
Victorian magicians Rhys Morgan and Robert West will be at Sidney Sussex College tonight (19 November 2014) where their show will provoke discussions about the nature of truth, the skills of deception, and the blurred lines between what's real and what's imagined.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
19.11.2014
Life Sciences
19.11.2014
Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony
Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony
Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony Sussex researchers have found that stingless bees will engage in suicidal biting in order to defend their colony. PhD students Kyle Shackleton, Hasan Al Toufailia and Nick Balfour worked with Brazilian colleagues at the University of Sao Paolo to measure the aggressiveness of various stingless bee species.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.11.2014
New phone app to strengthen new parents' engagement with health services
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London have helped develop a new phone app to guide parents from conception through to the first six months of a baby's life.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
19.11.2014
Improving healthcare for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse
Press release issued: 19 November 2014 Healthcare professionals, researchers and survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are meeting today [19 November] at a conference in Bristol to discuss the findings of a five-year research programme, the largest of its kind in the UK. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Programme of Research on Violence in Diverse Domestic Environments (PROVIDE) aims to improve outcomes for survivors of DVA and the quality of healthcare for survivors and perpetrators.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.11.2014
Hacking health care
For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer. What she couldn't have predicted was what, precisely, the scope and scale of her work would turn out to be.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
19.11.2014
Running the color gamut
If LCD TVs start getting much more colorful - and energy-efficient - in the next few years, it will probably be thanks to MIT spinout QD Vision, a pioneer of quantum-dot television displays.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.11.2014
Clinical trial to target ovarian and breast cancers
The Australian first Women's Health, Creating Change trial will focus on women's reproductive cancers, such as ovarian, breast and endometrial cancer. Researchers from the UQ Centre for Clinical Research will target metabolic pathways used by cancer cells to create energy to grow. Led by PhD student Julie van Eps, whose mother died from breast cancer in 2008, the trial will evaluate the effects of nutritional treatments that target these pathways.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
18.11.2014
UCLA biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever
UCLA biochemists build largest synthetic molecular ’cage’ ever
New nanoscale protein container could lead to synthetic vaccines and offer a way to deliver medicine inside of human cells Stuart Wolpert UCLA biochemists have created the largest-ever protein t
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.11.2014
Inflate before launch
Title Micro-sections of circuit boards Released 18/11/2014 4:47 pm Copyright ESA-Sergi Ferreté Aymerich Description Embedded within these resin discs are vital clues to determine whether future space missions will fail or thrive.
Computer Science/Telecom
18.11.2014
Team creates computer vision algorithm that can describe photos
Team creates computer vision algorithm that can describe photos
Computers only recently began to get the software needed to discern unknown objects; now machine-learning takes computer vision to the next level with a system that can describe objects and put them into context.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.11.2014
Stanford Cyber Initiative will tackle Internet technology concerns
Thanks to a Hewlett Foundation grant of $15 million, the Stanford Cyber Initiative will address, through an interdisciplinary focus, the crucial and complex opportunities and challenges raised by cyber-technologies.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
18.11.2014
Is Interstellar's Science So Stellar?
Is Interstellar’s Science So Stellar?
Berkeley Lab astrophysicist David Schlegel weighs in on Hollywood science and untapped concepts for future sci-fi flicks.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.11.2014
Donald F. Steiner, MS’56, MD’56, pioneer of research on diabetes and insulin, 1930-2014
Donald F. Steiner, a pioneer whose research improved lives for millions of diabetic patients worldwide, died Nov.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
18.11.2014
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature
Berkeley Lab Researchers Extoll the Virtues of Bioinspired Structural Materials in a Scientific Review Gone Viral Videos on the Internet going viral are a weekly occurrence.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
18.11.2014
Study Examines Patients' Perspectives on Deactivation of Implantable Defibrillators in End-of-Life Scenarios
New Penn Medicine Study Finds Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest, according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , which was presented today at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2014.
Arts and Design
18.11.2014
Putting an end to modern slavery
This week the Modern Slavery Bill was debated by the House of Lords. Among the many anti-slavery campaigners taking a close interest was Professor Zoe Trodd , an expert in contemporary and historic slavery at The University of Nottingham.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
18.11.2014
Violent television may make children more susceptible to advertising messages
A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism researcher has found that children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programs. Eunji Cho, a graduate student in UW-Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communication , says the excitement of a violent show causes children to be focused and attentive, an effect that carries over to commercial breaks.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.11.2014
Convocation 2014 grads to watch: astronaut for hire Aaron Persad
For Aaron Persad , ‘reach for the stars' is far more than a clichéd phrase on a graduation card.