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History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
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Could technology transform GP consultations?
Press release issued: 20 October 2014 The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
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Imaging centre to unravel secrets of immune system
University of Queensland researchers will play a key role in a new $39 million research centre working to unravel the secrets of the immune system.
Careers/Employment
07:00
Migrant employment on the rise
Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.
Arts and Design
20.10.2014
Curating Feminism - a new way of creating art
Curating Feminism - a new way of creating art 20 October 2014 A research project by the University of Sydney's contemporary art school in Rozelle sees several curators and artists form a unique collaboration in a lab-style approach to creating and curating art.
Administration/Government - Event
20.10.2014
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.10.2014
UCLA receives $1 million in new funds for role in worldwide ENIGMA brain study
ENIGMA consortium Started by researchers in the U.S., Europe and Australia, the ENIGMA alliance studies brain scans and DNA at more than 185 sites around the world. UCLA will receive $1 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health as part of a global initiative to pool data about the human brain.
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
17.10.2014
Law scholars’ new book explores masculinity in law and literature
Profs. Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss lawyers, judges and manliness in American Guy When Profs.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Packard Foundation names Jacob Bean as a 2014 fellow
The University of Chicago's Jacob Bean has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center holds Ebola preparedness exercise
Reed Hutchinson/UCLA UCLA health workers attend to a mock patient during an Ebola response exercise on Oct.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
17.10.2014
Mars Express ready for comet encounter
17 October 2014 Europe's Mars orbiter and its scientific instruments will have a frontrow seat on Sunday when Comet Siding Spring grazes the Red Planet, skimming past at a little more than a third of the Moon's distance from Earth.
Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Why we buy so much for Christmas
The mindset of shoppers can be divided into two groups, say researchers: those focused on avoiding risk and opportunity-seekers who respond to messages about maximising pleasure.  The risk avoiders are described as responding well to messages about 'prevention' while opportunity seekers are 'promotion' oriented consumers.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
Physicists warning to nail beauty fans applies to animals too
The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions. The research, carried out by experts in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at The University of Nottingham , will also improve our understanding of disease in the hooves of farm animals and horses.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.10.2014
UCLA Health System named as a national leader in providing quality LGBT healthcare
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation lauded UCLA for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families Enrique Rivero UCLA Health System has been recognized as one
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Stanford scholars see slight shift to GOP in midterm elections
The Nov. 4 midterm elections will reflect a slight electoral swing to the GOP that could be greater if it were not for that party's perception problems, says Stanford political scientist Gary Segura.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico’s groundwater crisis
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Stanford professor Mikael Wolfe discovers how politically well-connected business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Archaeology powered by communities: new crowd-funding platform
UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.10.2014
Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people
Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people New research into a rare pathogen has shown how a unique evolutionary trait allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a smart solution to the body's immune response against it. Scientists at the University of Birmingham have explained how a particular strain of a fungus, Cryptococcus gattii, responds to the human immune response and triggers a ‘division of labour' in its invading cells, which can lead to life-threatening infections.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
UQ awarded $52m in health and medical research funding
Australia's first Centre of Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease will be established at The University of Queensland with a $2.5 million grant announced today.
Mathematics
17.10.2014
Maths professor appointed to commonwealth science council
Maths professor appointed to commonwealth science council 17 October 2014 Professor Nalini Joshi from the University of Sydney's School of Mathematics and Statistics has been appointed to the Federal Government's newly-created Commonwealth Science Council.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
17.10.2014
Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations
Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations
The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.10.2014
Superconducting circuits, simplified
Superconducting circuits, simplified
Computer chips with superconducting circuits - circuits with zero electrical resistance - would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet's most popular sites.
Agronomy/Food Science
17.10.2014
Industry backs training for healthier food
Industry backs training for healthier food
An industry-backed centre dedicated to creating healthier food choices for Australian and Asian consumers opened at UQ this week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
Babies’ hearts could beat path to new heart attack treatments
The seemingly-miraculous power of babies' hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a University of Queensland research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
Fifth launch for Ariane 5 this year
16 October 2014 An Ariane 5 has lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Intelsat-30/DLA-1 and Arsat-1, into their planned orbits.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
16.10.2014
UCLA faculty voice: Big data analysis shows health care professionals at risk treating Ebola
John Villasenor recommends more rigorous training protocols to protect those charged with treating people who are sick John Villasenor Lindsey Tanner/AP In this photo from Oct.
Social Sciences - Astronomy
16.10.2014
Name comet landing site
16 October 2014 ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites
16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come. MetOp-SG is a cooperative undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.
Law/Forensics - Veterinary Science
16.10.2014
Cornell Rewind: White buys Europe's finest books, profs
Introducing "Cornell Rewind," a series of columns in the Cornell Chronicle for the next 15 months written by University Archivist Elaine Engst and the Chronicle's Blaine Friedlander.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Book: The Empathy Exams
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.
Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Delayed Government cycling plan could be worth £6bn annually by 2025 - if it invests now
Research from the universities of Leeds and Cambridge has revealed boosting cycle use in England could be worth as much as £6bn annually by 2025 in health benefits alone.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn's moon Hyperion is charged
ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged
Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn's moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can have charged surfaces, according to UCL research. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters , reports that Cassini was briefly magnetically connected to the surface of Hyperion, allowing it to be caught by a beam of electrons coming from the moon's surface.
Philosophy
16.10.2014
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her ’light bulb moment’ for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4 One of Sussex's most influential and highly regarded academics will be profiled on BBC Radio 4's ‘ The Life Scientific' next week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
16.10.2014
The app a day which could keep the doctor at bay for MND patients
The app a day which could keep the doctor at bay for MND patients
o Weekly app updates could prevent unnecessary trips to the doctor o New technology will make a huge difference to patients and their carers An innovative telehealth system and web resource dev
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
16.10.2014
A life story told in wood and song
Bob Dylan's Fender Stratocaster, Willie Nelson's ‘Trigger' and Neil Young's ‘Old Black' Gibson Les Paul — if guitars could talk they would have compelling tales to tell about the legendary musicians with whom they have become synonymous.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
High desert
Title Lake County, Oregon Released 15/10/2014 2:42 pm Copyright ESA Description This image from Sentinel-1A was acquired over the Lake County in the US state of Oregon on 17 July.
Chemistry - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.10.2014
UW-Madison chemist named Packard Fellow
Trisha Andrew, a UW-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, holds a solar cell her research group printed on paper last year. Andrew was named a Packard Fellow this week in recognition of her work as an early career scientist. Photo: Matt Wisniewski, Wisconsin Energy Institute Trisha Andrew , a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Delayed Government cycling plan worth £6bn annually by 2025 in health benefits
Research from the universities of Leeds and Cambridge has revealed boosting cycle use in England could be worth as much as £6bn annually by 2025 in health benefits alone.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell astronomer publishing in Science, Oct. 17, has inferred that this small moon's icy surface cloaks either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or a sloshing sub-surface ocean. "After carefully examining Mimas, we found it librates - that is, it subtly wobbles - around the moon's polar axis," Radwan Tajeddine, Cornell research associate in astronomy and lead author of the article.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
New front in war on Alzheimer’s & other protein folding diseases
A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have been linked to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the brain.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
16.10.2014
Robotics Legends Converge at UC San Diego Forum
After the industrial revolution and the Internet revolution, we are now poised for the robotics revolution.
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian
Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian, Provost Eric Isaacs announced Oct.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 'Curing Cancer' documentary
UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 ’Curing Cancer’ documentary
The 'Curing Cancer' documentary broadcast on Channel 4 on the 15 October follows four UCLH patients taking part in trials of advanced cancer treatments, from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to the wards of UCLH.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Comment: Children know family budgets dictate how healthy their food is
Dr Hannah Fairbrother, from the University of Sheffield's School of Nursing and Midwifery, comments on how children have an in-depth, realistic awareness of how family finances shape the food on the table. by Dr Hannah Fairbrother, 16 October 2014, posted on the Conversation From celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Money Saving Meals to blogging mum Jack Monroe's 100 Delicious Budget Recipes to the NHS Eat4Cheap campaign, eating well on a budget is now a national pastime.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Tick protein does the trick to fight infection
A protein in ticks that protects them against the cold could inspire a new class of antibiotics for humans, according to a Yale University study. Scientists discovered that IAFGP, an antifreeze protein in ticks that kicks in during winter, also fights infection. Synthesizing such a protein may offer new therapies and medical applications to ward off dangerous pathogens such as MRSA.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Changing Lives: Carol Vassiliadis Names Hospital with $8.5 Million to Jacobs Medical Center
Carol Vassiliadis surveys the construction site of Jacobs Medical Center, which will be home to the A. Vassiliadis Family Hospital for Advanced Surgery People give to the University of Calif
Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
16.10.2014
Engineers build, test earthquake-resistant house
Twenty-five years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, a Stanford team develops inexpensive design modifications that could be incorporated into new homes to reduce damage in an earthquake.
Environmental Sciences
16.10.2014
Stanford Roundtable 2014 brings climate change to the fore
This year's Roundtable at Stanford focuses on climate change, its impacts, dangers and possible solutions.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
16.10.2014
Royal launch for pioneering centre that bridges the engineering skills gap
Home > News > News releases > Royal launch for pioneering centre that bridges the engineering skills gap A pioneering centre that trains highly skilled apprentices essential to UK manufacturing's future international growth, has been opened by HRH The Duke of York, KG.
Environmental Sciences - Astronomy
16.10.2014
Fishbone forest
Title Proba-V image of western Brazil Released 16/10/2014 10:51 am Copyright ESA/VITO Description Deforestation in the state of Rondônia in western Brazil, as imaged by ESA's Proba-V minisatellite.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries
Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries
Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in energy density, reductions in cost and improvements in safety. Hence the big push in the battery industry to develop an alternative to the Li-ion technology.
Earth Sciences
16.10.2014
The ancient mountains that fed early life
The ancient mountains that fed early life
Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago. The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west Africa and northeast Brazil, which at that time were part of the supercontinent Gondwana.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape
16 October 2014 A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
16.10.2014
Prospects of ending corporate corruption ‘bleak’
16 Oct 2014 Legislation designed to help law enforcement agencies respond to economic crimes such as corporate corruption and bribery is facing significant obstacles to enforcement – and the situation is unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future.
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
£150,000 to research impacts of volcanic ash on UK nuclear sites
Press release issued: 16 October 2014 The likelihood and potential impacts of volcanic ash on nuclear generating sites in the UK will be investigated by researchers from the University of Bristol
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.10.2014
Big step in battling bladder disease
Big step in battling bladder disease
The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release, implantable device invented by MIT professor Michael Cima and other researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Novartis announces CTL019 data published in NEJM demonstrating efficacy in certain patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
Preliminary study results show 27 of 30 pediatric and adult patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) ALL (90%) experienced complete remissions with personalized cell therapy, CTL019 Largest published cohort to date for CTL019, which served as the basis for recent Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA Sustained remissions of up to two years in r/r ALL patients with six-month event-free survival of 67% and overall survival of 7
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Those unflattering pictures of the opposing candidate, used in attack ads blanketing American media this month, are not merely manipulative. Political partisans really do believe their leaders are better looking, a study from Cornell; the State University of New York, Binghamton; and the University of Minnesota demonstrates.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.10.2014
MIT and MGH form strategic partnership to address major challenges in clinical medicine
MIT and MGH form strategic partnership to address major challenges in clinical medicine
A novel partnership between MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is addressing three major challenges in clinical medicine: improving the diagnosis of disease; developing new approaches to pr
Social Sciences
15.10.2014
Bathed in green
Title Bathed in green Released 15/10/2014 3:12 pm Copyright ESA/IAC/D. López Description During the evening of 8 October 2014, ESA's observatory on the island of Tenerife, Sp
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.10.2014
Columbia Establishes NeuroTechnology Center, Latest Step in Commitment to Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
Columbia University today announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary NeuroTechnology Center with a mission to develop advanced optical, electrical and computational technologies for the study of complex neurobiological systems.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
15.10.2014
Rollercoaster science
Flash and splash Observing large but perfectly shaped bubbles in weightlessness and recording them with a high-speed camera is more than fun. Shining lasers on pure water creates vapour bubbles that collapse violently - for an instant they shine brighter than the Sun, like a miniature supernova. All this energy needs to escape somehow and the water bubbles eject high-speed water jets.
Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Heroes don’t deliberate before they act
People who risk their lives to save strangers do so without deliberation, according to a Yale-led analysis of statements from more than 50 recognized civilian heroes published online Oct. 15 in the journal PLOS ONE. "We wondered if people who act with extreme altruism do so without thinking, or if conscious self-control is needed to override negative emotions like fear," said David Rand, a Yale psychologist who authored the study with Ziv G. Epstein of Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.
Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Comment: However unconvincing that scam seems to you, some brains trust more than others
Home > News > News releases > Comment: However unconvincing that scam seems to you, some brains trust more than others Rebecca Slack, a PhD researcher in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield, comments on how our brains decide to trust someone.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
15.10.2014
Two new Academy of Social Sciences Fellows
It was announced this week that two Oxford academics have received Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship status.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Has ’boring Brussels’ just got exciting?
A new report by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism says news desks believe their audiences have found stories about Brussels too boring and technical in the past. However, most Brussels-based reporters believe that a more divided parliament, with one third of the MPs representing Eurosceptic parties of various kinds, has created the drama to make parliament easier to cover.
Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.10.2014
Molten metals in spin cycle on ESA’s centrifuge
15 October 2014 The experimenters stared through bulletproof glass at the whirling 8 m-diameter centrifuge.
Astronomy
15.10.2014
ESA confirms the primary landing site for Rosetta
15 October 2014 ESA has given the green light for its Rosetta mission to deliver its lander, Philae, to the primary site on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November, in the first-ever attempt at a soft touchdown on a comet.
Careers/Employment
15.10.2014
U-M Stamps School of Art & Design’s new graduate program teaches real-world design
ANN ARBOR-A new two-year graduate program in integrative design at the University of Michigan represents a paradigm shift as designers address unpredictable and fast-changing real-world problems and situations in society.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.10.2014
Stanford Bio-X scientists develop decoy drug to aid ailing brain
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists has restored the ability of adult mice to form new connections in the brain.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.10.2014
Engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device
Engineers develop tiny, sound-powered chip to serve as medical device
Using ultrasound to deliver power wirelessly, Stanford researchers are working on a new generation of medical devices that would be planted deep inside the body to monitor illness, deliver therapies and relieve pain.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
15.10.2014
Harden McConnell, distinguished chemistry professor at Stanford, dies
Harden McConnell made pioneering advances in magnetic resonance and cell biology. Many of the discoveries and techniques attributed to his work have become fundamental parts of chemistry education. Harden M. McConnell, Stanford professor emeritus of chemistry, died at his home in Atherton, Calif., on Oct.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
15.10.2014
Two new Academy of Social Sciences Fellowships
It was announced this week that two Oxford academics have received Academy of Social Sciences Fellowship status.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Scientists
Scientists "must get better" at assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses
Scientists should not become complacent when assessing which strains of influenza virus could cause a pandemic, a consortium of researchers says.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Scientists ’must not become complacent’ when assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses
As our ability to assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest scientific developments, we must not allow ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, argue an international consortium of scientists.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.10.2014
Post-tonsillectomy complications more likely in children from lower-income families
Post-tonsillectomy complications more likely in children from lower-income families
Removing a child's tonsils is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, with approximately 500,000 children undergoing the procedure each year. New research by doctors at UCLA finds that children from lower-income families are more likely to have complications following the surgery.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
15.10.2014
Diagnostic tool for leading viral cause of birth defects
  Researchers from Cardiff and Swansea Universities have been awarded a grant of more than £323k to develop a new, non-invasive, low-cost, and easy to use point of care device to diagnose Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV).
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
15.10.2014
Getting To Know Super-Earths
Getting To Know Super-Earths
"If you have a coin and flip it just once, what does that tell you about the odds of heads versus tails?" asks Heather Knutson , assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
15.10.2014
Vote for pioneering eco-park scheme to bring wildflowers into the heart of Sheffield
Home > News > News releases > Vote for pioneering eco-park scheme to bring wildflowers into the heart of Sheffield Bid for lottery funding will see new 'wild heart' for Sheffield 'Open-source'
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
15.10.2014
Dr Roberto Trotta explains ’All you need to know about All-There-Is’
Could you explain the long and complicated story of our universe using only the most common thousand words in the English language?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Taking a shot at Parkinson’s
Just one shot of dopamine cells derived from stem cells could be enough to reverse many of the features of Parkinson's disease for decades - and the barriers to developing such a treatment are finally being overcome.
History/Archeology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
'How much of the past can you count?' Oxford interview questions explained
Habitats such as coral reefs support a huge diversity of plant and animal life, which students applying to study biological sciences might be asked to explain.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
15.10.2014
Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
ANN ARBOR-Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo drinking water crisis, according to a new study led by University of Michigan researchers.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Climate change not responsible for altering forest tree composition
"Looking at the historical development of Eastern forests, the results of the change in types of disturbances - both natural and man-caused - are much more significant than any change in climate," said Abrams.
Earth Sciences
15.10.2014
Collapsible wings help birds cope with turbulence
Collapsible wings may be a bird's answer to turbulence according to an Oxford University study in which an eagle carried its own 'black box' flight recorder on its back. Researchers set out to examine how soaring birds such as eagles, vultures, and kites, are able to fly in 'gusty' turbulent flight conditions that would keep a light aircraft grounded.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.10.2014
Stopping a tsunami - world first effort to prevent dementia in high-risk people
Stopping a tsunami - world first effort to prevent dementia in high-risk people 15 October 2014 Dementia will soon engulf more than 100 million people across the globe, but an international
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
King's marks Global Handwashing Day
Bacteria for some of the UK's most prevalent illnesses were found on the hands of ten King's students, in a Longitude Prize experiment to mark today's Global Handwashing Day initiative.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Martial arts and medical outreach
Martial arts and medical outreach
Training for a black belt in karate requires patience and focus - and, above all, support. While in high school, MIT senior Christina Lalani would practice for more than 10 hours a week at her karate school in Scottsdale, Ariz., but never without her partner, an effervescent mother in her 30s.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.10.2014
Penn Medicine: New Gene Therapy for "Bubble Boy" Disease Appears to be Safe, Effective
A new form of gene therapy for boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a life-threatening condition also known as "bubble boy" disease, appears to be both effective and safe, according to an international clinical trial with sites in Boston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, London, and Paris.
Astronomy
14.10.2014
Law/Forensics
14.10.2014
International court tries to avert disasters, establish norms
International court tries to avert disasters, establish norms
Judge Sang-Hyun Song, president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), focused on the court's preventive potential to make genocide, use of child soldiers and human rights violations unacceptable in an Oct.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
14.10.2014
Astronomer Jonathan Lunine wins Cassini medal
For his exemplary research in planetary science, Cornell astronomy professor Jonathan Lunine will be awarded the prestigious Jean-Dominique Cassini Medal by the European Geosciences Union, the group announced Oct.
Mathematics - Physics/Materials Science
14.10.2014
Alex Eskin named Simons Investigator in mathematics
Prof. Alex Eskin is among the 16 scholars of mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the mathematical modeling of living systems who have been selected as 2014 Simons Investigators.
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
14.10.2014
Cambridge fuels drive to design new type of nuclear power station
The University of Cambridge is playing a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, more compact and much quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
14.10.2014
Penn Physicist Alison Sweeney Receives 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced Wednesday that Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö visits U of T
Finland and Canada need to work together to ensure the Arctic region is developed sustainably, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö told a standing-room only audience at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
How can education be truly transformative?
Arif Naveed is a Gates Cambridge Scholar who has already had a major impact on education policy in his home country, Pakistan.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
14.10.2014
Earth’s magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime
Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north. It's not as bizarre as it sounds. Earth's magnetic field has flipped - though not overnight - many times throughout the planet's history. Its dipole magnetic field, like that of a bar magnet, remains about the same intensity for thousands to millions of years, but for incompletely known reasons it occasionally weakens and, presumably over a few thousand years, reverses direction.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
When companies in the same industry have common owners, consumers pay
ANN ARBOR-If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't. Antitrust legislation should prevent
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.10.2014
Cancer Open Day offers hope to family living with breast cancer
Cancer Open Day offers hope to family living with breast cancer
The European Cancer Stem Research Institute at Cardiff University welcomed hundreds of people through its doors as part of the first Cardiff Cancer Open Day held recently.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
14.10.2014
Rock-Dwelling Microbes Remove Methane from Deep Sea
Rock-Dwelling Microbes Remove Methane from Deep Sea
Methane-breathing microbes that inhabit rocky mounds on the seafloor could be preventing large volumes of the potent greenhouse gas from entering the oceans and reaching the atmosphere, according to a new study by Caltech researchers. The rock-dwelling microbes, which are detailed in the Oct. 14 , represent a previously unrecognized biological sink for methane and as a result could reshape scientists' understanding of where this greenhouse gas is being consumed in subseafloor habitats, says Professor of Geobiology Victoria Orphan , who led the study.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.10.2014
Common gene variants linked to delayed healing of bone fractures
The identification of gene variants that delay fracture healing could lead to screening tests for patients with broken bones. HERSHEY, Pa. Slow-healing or non-healing bone fractures in otherwise healthy people may be caused by gene variants that are common in the population, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.10.2014
Stenting safe and effective for long-term stroke prevention
Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association. The research paper, published today in the Lancet, was authored by researchers from UCL, Basel University, Switzerland, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Newcastle University.
Literature/Linguistics
14.10.2014
Research Institute
14 Oct 2014 Bringing together world class expertise to reveal the riches of the Rylands. The John Rylands Research Institute officially launched last night, bringing together the world class expertise from the Faculty of Humanities and The University of Manchester Library.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
14.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast episode two: the future of transit
U of'T News is presenting a mini-series of podcasts aimed at giving voters – or anyone interested in the future of cities – an idea of what Toronto and other global cities could look lik
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.10.2014
Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication
Light-activated drug could reduce side effects of diabetes medication
Scientists have created a drug for type 2 diabetes that is switched on by blue light, which they hope will improve treatment of the disease.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
14.10.2014
"Trust me, I’m a banker"
In a post-­crash economy, the financial industry has taken a severe hammering in the courts of public approval.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
14.10.2014
Team explore power of thorium for improved nuclear design
The University of Cambridge is playing a key role in an international project to develop a radical new type of nuclear power station that is safer, more cost-effective, more compact and much quicker and less disruptive to build than any previously constructed.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.10.2014
Oral health problems in elite athletes ’must be addressed’
Poor oral health affecting athletes' general health and performance shows 'no signs of improvement' and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
14.10.2014
Scientists create new protein-based material with some nerve
UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart” material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a flexible, sensitive coating that is easy and cheap to manufacture in large quantities.
Astronomy
14.10.2014
Mars One (and done?)
Mars One (and done?)
In 2012, the "Mars One" project, led by a Dutch nonprofit, announced plans to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025.
Administration/Government - Life Sciences
14.10.2014
UQ maintains the upward trajectory in world’s top 100
The University of Queensland continues to strengthen its international competitiveness, gaining 11 places to rank 56 th globally in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.
Environmental Sciences - Event
14.10.2014
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.10.2014
New machine offers powerhouse to the brain
The quest to understand medicine's final frontier, the human brain, will take a dramatic step forward today with the commissioning of a powerful Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine set to offer neuroscientists a window through the human skull and into the workings of the brain.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.10.2014
Treatment for disabled children in Malawi set to improve
A new programme to educate care workers and parents in Malawi who are looking after disabled children is to be developed by the University of Liverpool.
Literature/Linguistics
13.10.2014
London congestion charge drives fall in traffic accidents
The London congestion charge has led to a 40% reduction in traffic accidents - despite increases in traffic speed - according to economists at Lancaster University Management School.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.10.2014
Berkeley Lab and Scripps Research Institute Scientists Link ALS Progression to Increased Protein Instability
Berkeley Lab and Scripps Research Institute Scientists Link ALS Progression to Increased Protein Instability
LA JOLLA, CA-October 13, 2014-A new study by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and other institutions suggests a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "Our work supports a common theme whereby loss of protein stability leads to disease," said John A. Tainer, professor of structural biology at TSRI and senior scientist at Berkeley Lab, who shared senior authorship of the new research with TSRI Professor Elizabeth Getzoff.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
13.10.2014
Researchers record sight neurons in jumping spider brain
For the first time, a team of interdisciplinary researchers have made recordings of neurons associated with visual perception inside the poppy seed-sized brain of a jumping spider ( Phidippus audax ).
History/Archeology
13.10.2014
Tank Islands in wartime Wiltshire
13 October 2014 A Wiltshire town's unusual role in the Second World War as a 'Tank Island' has been explored in recent research.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
13.10.2014
The People’s Contest is praised for innovation
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. In it's Sept.
Physics/Materials Science
13.10.2014
Stop me if you've heard this one: Four physicists walk into BAR
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Four physicists walk into BAR
Here's a Big Bang theory with a beer chaser. Yale physicist John Harris and several of his colleagues will gather on the evening of Oct.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
13.10.2014
Next generation soil scientists
Lancaster University will lead on training scientists of the future who will improve our understanding of soils, which are key to tackling many of today's global challenges, including food, water and energy security.
Arts and Design - Event
13.10.2014
Bristol’s home movies hit the big screen
Press release issued: 13 October 2014 Bristol will be marking International Home Movie Day this Saturday [18 October] with the opportunity to share your home movies and videos.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
13.10.2014
Penn-University of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants
Penn-University of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida have identified a drug that can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which few therapy options exist. The novelty is the way the medicine is delivered; it is grown in the leaves of plants from Penn's high-tech greenhouse, according to the study published online in the September issue of the journal Hypertension .
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
13.10.2014
Stanford’s new player piano collection brings sounds of history to life
Stanford's new player piano collection opens up a world of musical and cultural highlights from the early 20th century.
Chemistry - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
13.10.2014
Scientists create a 'smart' lithium-ion battery that warns of potential fire hazards
Scientists create a ’smart’ lithium-ion battery that warns of potential fire hazards
Stanford's Yi Cui and colleagues have created a lithium-ion battery that alerts users of potential overheating and fire.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.10.2014
Fund for Innovation aids research commercialization efforts
Commercializing promising ideas, creating new companies and new jobs, increases the already sizeable positive impact that Penn State has on the economy of Pennsylvania. UNIVERSITY PARK, PA - Innovation is the lifeblood of any great university. But transforming the results of basic research into a commercial product that can benefit society is a path strewn with many obstacles.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
13.10.2014
Penn’s Field Center to Host Annual Field of Dreams Luncheon
A first-of-its-kind set of questions included in the Internal Medicine In-Training Examination (IM-ITE) illustrates the need to better evaluate resident proficiency in high-value care (HVC), according to a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine . HVC, which balances the benefits of tests and treatments with the potential harms and costs, minimizes overall patient harms and incorporates patient preferences into care decisions.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.10.2014
Oxford tops 23m on iTunes U, asks 'Big Questions'
Oxford University is celebrating six years of its free iTunes U channel and reaching 23 million downloads and over 6,000 episodes by launching a new science podcast series tackling questions including the origins of the Universe and human life.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.10.2014
Butterfly death throes
Title Butterfly death throes Released 13/10/2014 10:00 am Copyright NASA/ESA/Hubble SM4 ERO Team Description Many celestial objects are beautiful - swirling spiral galaxies or glittering clusters of stars are notable examples.
Chemistry - Business/Economics
13.10.2014
UW to expand research into advanced, economically viable bioproducts
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota and Argonne National Laboratory will explore ways to produce renewable plastic precursors and other substances from biomass with a recently announced $3.3 million grant from the United States Department of Energy.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
13.10.2014
Tailored flexible illusion coatings hide objects from detection
Antenna covered with copper patterned dielectric substrate creates a flexible metasurface that acts as an illusion coating, cloaking the antenna or making it appear to be something entirely different.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
13.10.2014
Brain’s Compass Relies on Geometric Relationships, Say Penn Researchers
Almost anyone who has spent time in a hospital is familiar with the routine checks of blood pressure and oxygen levels that serve as signposts of a patient's overall health.
Business/Economics
13.10.2014
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
13.10.2014
Britain on brink of freshwater species ’invasion’ from south east Europe
New research shows multiple invasive species with the same origin facilitate each other's ability to colonise ecosystems. By studying how these species interact as well as current population locations, researchers believe that Britain is heading for an 'invasion meltdown' of freshwater species from south east Europe.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.10.2014
Sticky business: bonding ultrastable space missions
13 October 2014 A new ultrastable adhesive identified through ESA research could be a key to assembling rock-solid structures for space, including large telescopes, instruments and antennas to peer deeper into the cosmos or sharpen views of our terrestrial environment.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
13.10.2014
Six medication myths...busted
Six medication myths...busted 13 October 2014 Can pain relievers really target a specific part of the body?
Sport Sciences
13.10.2014
UQ graduate pursues passion for para-triathlons
Losing the ability to walk at the age of 17 hasn't deterred University of Queensland alumnus Nic Beveridge from striving for sporting success.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Administration/Government
13.10.2014
Big Data for Smart Cities: University leads new Urban Infrastructure Network
Using big data to solve the challenges of urban living is the focus of a new $24 million Australian Government research infrastructure project to be launched today at the University of Melbourne.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
13.10.2014
$1 million gift to UQ will change lives
University of Queensland alumnus Bill Bowness overcame financial hardship and a severe stutter to forge a successful career in business – and he is now donating $1 million to help others beat the same challenges.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.10.2014
Singers spring to success
Singers spring to success
University of Queensland students from eight countries have won a national YouTube video competition to show Australia that singing can help build stronger communities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.10.2014
Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria
Developed using FDA-approved materials, the coating prevented flowing blood from clotting in a large animal efficacy study From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis.
Astronomy
10.10.2014
The heat is on
10 October 2014 Thanks to ESA and a high-tech fabric used in spacesuits, Swedish steelworkers will soon be wearing safer and cooler underwear to work.
Earth Sciences
10.10.2014
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
10.10.2014
Canada needs to re-think how it engages with China, says former ambassador
Canada's former ambassador to China stressed the importance of better engaging with the emerging superpower in the first of several public lectures at the University of Toronto Scarborough that will examine the deepening relationship between the two countries.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
10.10.2014
Stem cell physical
Looking at stem cells through physicists' eyes is challenging some of our basic assumptions about the body's master cells. What all of us want to understand is how stem cells decide to make and maintain a body plan Kevin Chalut One of the many mysteries surrounding stem cells is how the constantly regenerating cells in adults, such as those in skin, are able to achieve the delicate balance between self-renewal and differentiation - in other words, both maintaining their numbers and producing cells that are more specialised to replace those that are used up or damaged.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
10.10.2014
From Buddhist Sculpture to Andy Warhol, Columbia Houses a Museum’s Worth of Cultural Treasures
> < Family Portrait No. 1, 1915 by Florine Stettheimer. Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944. Art Properties, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Gift of the Estate of Ettie Stettheimer, 1967 Portrait of Myself, 1923.
Environmental Sciences
10.10.2014
McDonald to give talk on global food problems on World Food Day
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.­- Bryan McDonald , assistant professor of history, will give a Research Unplugged presentation titled "Dinner for Seven Billion: Food Issues for the 21st Century" at 12:30 p.m. on Oct.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
10.10.2014
Obsessive-compulsive disorder - does age matter?
The Max Perutz Science Writing Award aims to encourage and recognise outstanding written communication among MRC PhD students.
Law/Forensics - History/Archeology
10.10.2014
Supreme Court urges states to take lead on same sex marriage, Stanford scholars say
Supreme Court urges states to take lead on same sex marriage, Stanford scholars say
Stanford faculty experts offer perspectives on the legal, historical and sociological aspects of same sex marriage.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
10.10.2014
Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage
Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage
An automated early warning and response system for sepsis developed by Penn Medicine experts has resulted in a marked increase in sepsis identification and care, transfer to the ICU, and an indication of fewer deaths due to sepsis.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.10.2014
Comment: Nine months into Ebola crisis it’s sad we’re taking more notice because of ‘threat’ to West
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Nine months into Ebola crisis it's sad we're taking more notice because of ‘threat' to West Dr Simon Ruston, a Research Fellow at the University of She
Astronomy
10.10.2014
Space viking: Andreas Mogensen unveils mission logos
10 October 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen today unveiled the patches that will accompany him on his iriss mission aboard the International Space Station next year.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2014
UCLA nonprofit aims to advance campus discoveries
Westwood Technology Transfer will focus on better optimizing the discoveries and inventions developed through campus research UCLA Newsroom The business of discovery and innovation at UCLA is getting an injection of business know-how to help advance research from campus labs to practical uses.
Astronomy - Environmental Sciences
10.10.2014
Kalma
Title Southern Darfur, Sudan Released 10/10/2014 10:00 am Copyright KARI/ESA Description This image from Korea's Kompsat-2 satellite on 8 February 2013 shows an area in the southern Darfur region of Sudan, just south of the city of Nyala.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interaction history beats interactive chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
10.10.2014
Interactive history beats interaction chat for website engagement
Participants who interacted with the agent or the chatbot said the site was more interactive than the subjects who used the site without the chat feature.  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2014
Novartis data at EADV show consistent efficacy of AIN457 (secukinumab) in clearing skin of psoriasis patients
New analyses of Phase III data show consistent efficacy in clearing psoriasis skin with AIN457 (secukinumab) regardless of how bad patients' disease is at start of treatment Significant positive responses to secukinumab seen in patients with severe psoriasis at start of treatment Significant positive relationship between achieving clear to almost clear skin and psoriasis patients' health-related quality of life, as shown by add
Environmental Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
10.10.2014
Citizen science key to keeping pace with environmental change
Citizen science key to keeping pace with environmental change
University of Washington Posted under: Environment , Learning , News Releases , Research , Science , Uncategorized , UW and the Community Is it plastic, metal, a fragment, sharp?
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.10.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.10.2014
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
10.10.2014
Art exploring the impact of war on the human senses goes on show
10 Oct 2014 Manchester Art Gallery will present The Sensory War 1914-2014, a major group exhibition marking the Centenary of the First World War that will explore how artists have communicated the impact of military conflict on the body, mind, environment and human senses between 1914 and 2014.
Literature/Linguistics
10.10.2014
Boxes, books, and bananas: A peek at the MIT Science Fiction Society
Boxes, books, and bananas: A peek at the MIT Science Fiction Society
It is a Tuesday night, and on the quiet fourth floor of MIT's otherwise bustling Stratton Student Center (W20), the MIT Science Fiction Society (MITSFS) is holding open hours.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2014
Office workers on the move to better health
Sixty Brisbane Telstra office workers are at the front line of a University of Queensland project that aims to combat the health risks that result from prolonged sitting.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.10.2014
A relationship between two intellectual giants
A relationship between two intellectual giants 10 October 2014 As China grows as a scientific powerhouse and Australia increasingly emerges as its major research partner, the University of Sydney is conducting a number of research projects in partnership with Chinese universities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
09.10.2014
Researcher receives prestigious NIH New Innovator Award
UChicago researcher Sarah Cobey has received a prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
09.10.2014
Astronomers build detailed map of exoplanet temperature, water vapor
A team of scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a planet orbiting another star, revealing secrets of air temperatures and water. The map provides information about temperatures at different layers of the world's atmosphere and traces the amount and distribution of water vapor on the planet.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Researcher showcases science-inspired art
On 16 October, Dr Neil Dufton will showcase his science-inspired art in his debut exhibition, Auto-Biology, at Imperial College London. Featuring a collection of 10 unique prints, the exhibition is an illustrative autobiography of Dr Dufton's research over the last five years. Inspired by the works of Salvador Dali and psychedelic music posters from the 1960s, Dr Dufton's work blends lively, surreal images with concepts from his scientific research.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
09.10.2014
10 questions for President-elect Elizabeth Garrett
Cornell's president-elect, Elizabeth Garrett, spoke to the Chronicle Oct. 7 and answered questions on topics from engaged learning and the challenges facing higher education to what's on her Kindle.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
09.10.2014
’U’ Libraries receives major multi-year grant for transgender oral history project
Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries f
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.10.2014
Like the flu shot, message inoculation won't last forever
Just as influenza vaccines employ a weakened virus to stimulate the immune system and produce antibodies against the real thing during flu season, message inoculation - with a weakened form of the ot
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
Low birth rates can actually pay off in the U.S. and other countries
As birth rates decline in many countries that include parts of Europe and East Asia, threatening the economic slowdown associated with aging populations, a global study from UC Berkeley and the East-West Center in Hawaii suggests that in much of the world, it actually pays to have fewer children.
Life Sciences - Event
09.10.2014
Brain Trust
UC San Diego bolsters reputation as top neuroscience research center with more than $10 million in new federal grants President Obama's BRAIN Initiative, a federal research effort designed to help
Law/Forensics
09.10.2014
Comment: No monkeying around: animals can and will have human rights
Dr Alasdair Cochrane, Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Sheffield, comments on animal rights in light of a court case to decide if a chimpanzee has the right to bodily integrity and liberty, just like a person.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Can a game of chance engage the brain and accelerate learning?
Press release issued: 9 October 2014 An innovative new project, investigating whether the uncertainty inherent in games can increase the rate at which children learn science, will get underway in the South West thanks to a £650,000 funding boost.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Lungs stand guard against the flu
Influenza viruses mutate annually, making it difficult to produce vaccines that induce antibodies capable of recognizing the changing proteins on the surface of the flu virus and conferring long-term immunity.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Roche’s Perjeta regimen significantly extends the lives of people with metastatic breast cancer
Genentech, the US subsidiary of Roche, announced final survival results from the Phase III «Cleopatra» study, which showed that adding Perjeta to Herceptin and docetaxel chemotherapy extended the lives of people with previously untreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer by 15.7 months. According to Dr. Sandra Swain, an oncologist and professor at Georgetown University, this survival improvement is "unprecedented among studies of metastatic breast cancer”.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Novartis and Bristol-Myers Squibb collaborate for developing a cancer-combo treatment
Most experts believe that combining immunotherapies with existing treatment options such as chemotherapies, radiation, targeted cancer therapies (and importantly also with cancer vaccines, many of wh
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.10.2014
Company developing radio frequency technology to localize breast tumors
Breast cancer may inspire more public discussion, advocacy and charitable giving than almost any other disease besides HIV and AIDS.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.10.2014
NIH grant supports U-M analysis of big data from mobile health sensors
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing innovative tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
New research to test ways of improving learning in schools
Two new trials led by Oxford University will investigate whether teenagers would do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later, and whether physical fitness can improve academic achievement. Thousands of pupils across England will take part in a series of randomised controlled trials with the aim of providing more robust evidence about how neuroscience relates to learning and support teachers and schools keen to use the science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.10.2014
Understanding the bushmeat market: why do people risk infection from bat meat?
Ebola, as with many emerging infections, is likely to have arisen due to man's interaction with wild animals - most likely the practice of hunting and eating wild meat known as 'bushmeat'. A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has surveyed almost six hundred people across southern Ghana to find out what drives consumption of bat bushmeat - and how people perceive the risks associated with the practice.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
09.10.2014
UCLA receives $11 million grant to lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing
UCLA receives $11 million grant to lead NIH Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing
The National Institutes of Health has awarded UCLA $11 million to form a Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing.
Event - Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
09.10.2014
Telehealth for Tara and Wandoan
Residents of Tara and Wandoan will soon be able to consult Brisbane-based medical specialists without travelling far from home.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
09.10.2014
Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling
A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells. The key to making a better solar cell is to be able to extract the electrons from these dark triplet excitons Maxim Tabachnyk Researchers have developed a new method for harvesting the energy carried by particles known as 'dark' spin-triplet excitons with close to 100% efficiency, clearing the way for hybrid solar cells which could far surpass current efficiency limits.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
09.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
09.10.2014
New data on the global economic impact and burden of preventable blindness and vision impairment highlighted for World Sight Day
Annual economic impact equals more than 350,000 healthy life years lost and over €20 billion EUR as a result of blindness for 14 countries studied Screening for diabetic retinopathy, catarac
Event - Business/Economics
09.10.2014
Rugby League successful at attracting new fans, finds study
09 Oct 2014 Rugby League is working hard to grow its fan base in the Manchester area according to a new study by The University of Manchester.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
09.10.2014
Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle
Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle
A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and several other institutions.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
08.10.2014
’Mighty Mouse’ of stellar remnants
An international team of astronomers has found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar - a dense stellar remnant left over from a supernova explosion - ever recorded. The true nature of ULXs has remained hidden since their discovery about 20 years ago Andy Fabian "You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," said Fiona Harrison of the California Institute of Technology.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
08.10.2014
Two Cornell alumni win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Eric Betzig, M.S. '85, Ph.D. '88, and William Moerner, M.S. '78, Ph.D. '82, have shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for groundbreaking achievements in optical microscopy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
08.10.2014
Price gap between more and less healthy foods grows
Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012. Healthy foods in 2012 were three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods. We need to address the high and rising prices of healthier foods, which is likely to be influenced by a number of factors including agricultural policy and production, food distribution, and retail pricing strategies Pablo Monsivais A new study, published today in the journal PLOS One, tracked the price of 94 key food and beverage items from 2002 to 2012.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
08.10.2014
World Mental Health Day -- Nottingham researchers involved in major national bipolar disorder study
PA 255/14 A major national study involving Nottingham researchers is aiming to increase understanding of the mental illness Bipolar Disorder (BPD) and spearhead new approaches to helping patients to more effectively manage their own condition.