science wire

404 - page not found


# "Science Wire" gives access to latest science news from research centers and R&D companies.
Category


Last News

Astronomy - Earth Sciences
11:00
Peek into the past
ESA Space in Images Title Great Bahamas Bank Released 19/12/2014 10:00 am Copyright USGS/ESA Description Underwater structures of the Great Bahamas Bank are pictured in this image from the Landsat-8 satellite on 5 February.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
08:01
University to tackle musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
Undergraduate Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Teaching and learning Expanding your study (undergraduate) After you graduate (undergraduate) Download a prospectus (undergraduat
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
OCD patients’ brains light up to reveal how compulsive habits develop
Misfiring of the brain's control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, writing in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
History/Archeology
19.12.2014
Public mourning: a brief history
By Hilda Maclean The sea of flowers and messages of condolence in Sydney's Martin Place is reminiscent of public mourning in the Victorian era.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
Dad's melanoma leads to Masters for young doctor
Dad’s melanoma leads to Masters for young doctor
Dr Carly Fox realised a lifelong dream when she graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine in 2008. However, when her father was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 46 and died within a year, her career path took a detour.
Veterinary Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
18.12.2014
Origin of high-latitude auroras revealed
18 December 2014 Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the Sun's effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to ESA's Cluster and NASA's Image satellites working together, a particular type of very high-latitude aurora has now been explained.
Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker
Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed. Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Bristol ranked among top ten UK universities for research
18 December 2014 The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has ranked Bristol among the UK's top research universities.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Breastfeeding past two months helps babies avoid obesity
Infants at risk for childhood and adult obesity have a better chance of not becoming overweight if breastfeeding continues beyond two months, nutritional scientists at Cornell have discovered.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
18.12.2014
New horizons for self-assembling materials
Today's 3-D printers, in which devices rather like inkjet-printer nozzles deposit materials in layers to build up physical objects, are a great tool for designers building prototypes or small companies with limited product runs.
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Research among best in world
The University of Birmingham's arts and humanities researchers have been ranked among the best in the world in a UK-wide research quality survey released today.
Life Sciences - Mathematics
18.12.2014
In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance.
Astronomy
18.12.2014
Christmas wrapping
ESA Space in Images Title Sentinel-3A antenna covered Released 18/12/2014 2:26 pm Copyright ESA-Anneke Le Floc'h Description The moment a team of technicians, go
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
18.12.2014
Flying over Becquerel
18 December 2014 This latest release from the camera on ESA's Mars Express is a simulated flight over the Becquerel crater, showing large-scale deposits of sedimentary material.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
18.12.2014
Radhika Nagpal, expert on swarm robotics, celebrated among "Nature's 10"
Cambridge/Boston, Mass. December 18, 2014 - Radhika Nagpal, the Harvard computer scientist whose self-organizing swarm robotics are today's state of the art in collective artificial intelligence, has been named among Nature 's 10 , the ten scientists and engineers who "made a difference" in 2014.
Study of Religions - Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Religious Studies at Lancaster ranked top in UK for research impact
Research in Religious Studies at Lancaster University has been ranked as having the biggest impact on culture and society in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Environmental Sciences - Astronomy
18.12.2014
Salinity matters
18 December 2014 Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth's water cycle. ESA's SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest. The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite, SMOS, is monitoring changes in the amount of water held in the surface layers of soil and concentrations of salt in the top layer of seawater - both of which are a consequence of the continuous exchange of water between the oceans, the atmosphere and the land.
Computer Science/Telecom - Physics/Materials Science
18.12.2014
Multiferroic heroics put instant-on computing in sight
Multiferroic heroics put instant-on computing in sight
To encode data, today's computer memory technology uses electric currents - a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption.
Event - Astronomy
18.12.2014
Preparing for an asteroid strike
18 December 2014 ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.12.2014
First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approval
A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has today become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world.
Administration/Government
18.12.2014
’On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a 3D printed Penguin family’
Could Santa be 3D printing your presents next year? Potentially - academics from the University of Birmingham have created a festive family of penguins using 3D laser printers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.12.2014
Penn and UGA Awarded $23.4 Million Contract for Pathogen Genomics Database
At the turn of the millennium, the cost to sequence a single human genome exceeded $50 million, and the process took a decade to complete.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.12.2014
Tailor-made cancer treatments? New cell culture technique paves the way
ANN ARBOR-In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, University of Michigan researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study. The new technique is more than three times as effective as previous methods.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping arrangements if the baby is not sleeping through the night. Healthcare providers, specifically nurse practitioners, can help parents understand what "normal" sleep patterns are for their child, according to researchers.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
Creating the fastest outdoor wireless Internet connection in the world
Lancaster University engineers are to head up a European team working on the world's first W-band wireless system, heralding the arrival of cost effective, high speed internet everywhere, every time.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
18.12.2014
Unique forest experiment given the green light
A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands took a step closer to reality this week as planning permission was granted by Stafford Borough Council to the University of Birmingham. The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) field facility, which has been made possible thanks to a transformational £15 million donation to the University, will be created in Mill Haft Wood in Norbury, Staffordshire.
Chemistry - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Oxford ranked first for research
The official UK-wide assessment of all university research, the Research Excellence Framework, found that Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
18.12.2014
Rolling lab tracks methane to its source
Zach Barkley, then a research assistant, attaches a GPS device and an intake tube to the roof of the research team's car before heading out on the rural roads of Pennsylvania.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
REF 2014 confirms Sheffield as a world-leading university
REF 2014 confirms Sheffield as a world-leading university
The University of Sheffield has confirmed its place as a world-leading university with an international reputation for research excellence across a wide range of disciplines following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Research and impact power
A new assessment of higher education institutions, based on the strength of their research, positions Leeds as one of the top UK universities for research and impact power.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
King's confirmed as world-leading research university
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today (18 December 2014), have confirmed King's College London as a world-leading research university.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014 published today, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers sub
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
World-class research recognised at The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is a leading international institution carrying out world-class research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Research ranked in UK top 10
The University of Liverpool's research power has been ranked 20 th in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF), with six subjects in the top 10.  81% of the University's research is ranked in
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
Imperial has UK's greatest research impact, finds REF 2014
Imperial has UK’s greatest research impact, finds REF 2014
Imperial has the greatest concentration of high impact research of any major UK university, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Literature/Linguistics
18.12.2014
Welsh and modern languages research number one in UK for impact
Cardiff's commitment to advancing language research has been recognised for its outstanding quality and has achieved top marks for its impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a national exercise that assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Cardiff in top five for research excellence
The quality and impact of Cardiff's research has led to a meteoric rise in league tables, pushing it into the UK's top 5 universities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.12.2014
Research Excellence Framework confirms Cambridge’s global strength and depth in research
Almost nine out of ten (87%) University of Cambridge submissions for the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', demonstrating the institution's strength in research, figures released today show.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
REF Confirms Birmingham’s Position Amongst Top Research Universities
More than 81 per cent of all research carried out by the University of Birmingham is rated as internationally excellent (3*) or world leading (4*) according to a UK-wide research quality survey published today (Thursday 18 December). The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 also show that 87 per cent of the University of Birmingham's research activity has a global impact, confirming its position among the world's top universities for research in a broad range of areas from History and Education to Chemical Engineering and Psychology.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.12.2014
Out of the lab, into the world
Who says you have to choose one passion? For MIT senior Anisha Gururaj, each of her varied interests - such as Indian classical dance and music, engineering medical devices, and education - is one
Administration/Government - Environmental Sciences
18.12.2014
The Great Barrier Reef should not be listed as 'in danger'
The Great Barrier Reef should not be listed as ’in danger’
By Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Justine Bell . The Australian government has stepped up its campaign this month to prevent the Great Barrier Reef being listed as a World Heritage site “in danger” at international meetings next year.
Earth Sciences
18.12.2014
Fighting fire with science
Fighting fire with science
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES), The University of Queensland and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) are undertaking an Australian-first research project to study bushfires in an effort to better protect lives and property.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.12.2014
Helping seriously ill children, families cope with the unfathomable
Ann Johansson/U Magazine UCLA social worker Gina Korfeind, a member of the Children's Pain and Comfort Care team based at Mattel Children's Hospital, and some of the families the team has helped get through the trauma of losing a child or sibling.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.12.2014
Bringing new VIEWS to aerospace technologies - Nottingham secures £1.2m research contract
The University of Nottingham is working on a major project which will bring new wing design, manufacturing and assembly technologies to market.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
17.12.2014
Stanford scholar spotlights Catalan journalist
Stanford scholar spotlights Catalan journalist
A ban on the Catalan language left the voluminous works of Spanish writer and journalist Josep Pla unrecognized for decades, but Stanford Professor Joan Ramon Resina is resurrecting Pla's reputation.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
Veteran employment falls as disability enrollment climbs, Stanford study shows
Veteran employment falls as disability enrollment climbs, Stanford study shows
Research by Stanford economist Mark Duggan shows that the significant rise in disability coverage for veterans may be hurting them in making employment gains. He suggests possible reforms, such as time limits for applying, more frequent medical reviews and building job skills among veterans. U.S. military veterans are more likely to file for disability compensation and less likely to find employment than ever before, according to a Stanford economist.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
17.12.2014
Stanford freshmen create medieval-inspired artifacts for the 21st century
Students in SIMILE, an intensive year-long humanities program with a focus on the history of science, put hand-made ink to hand-made paper to recreate the ancient manuscript process.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
17.12.2014
Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory
Layout of the network is created by using ForceAtlas algorithm, where the edge weights influence how the nodes spread out. Sizes of nodes are proportional to the level of influence. The dispersed nodes around the network are designers without any influence links going in nor going out. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.
Administration/Government
17.12.2014
Help still needed for Peruvian quest for justice
17 December 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 almost succeeded in raising the £20,000 needed to develop and expand its work.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
17.12.2014
Financial exclusion of private tenants persists and needs addressing
17 December 2014 Eight per cent of tenants living in privately rented accommodation are 'financially excluded', meaning they don't have access to banking services due to low income, according to a new report.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
17.12.2014
Switching to Spintronics
Switching to Spintronics
In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Cornell University successfully used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
17.12.2014
Climate issues must be on the agenda
Man made emissions of climate threatening greenhouse gases are changing our living conditions around the globe. Martin Hultman, Technology and Environmental Historian, Umeå University and Jonas Anshelm researcher at the Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, are the author's behind a new book: Discourses of Global Climate Change.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
17.12.2014
Crime Lab New York will help promote evidence-based policies to prevent crime, violence
Leading researchers will provide policymakers in New York City with rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, violence and the toll taken by aspects of the criminal justice system.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
New PG studentship and improvements in animal welfare for stroke research
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the UK. It is vital that new drug therapies and rehabilitative strategies are developed for this devastating disease.
Earth Sciences
17.12.2014
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened
The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals, 1,000 years in advance, that the last Ice Age was going to end. Scientists had previously known that at the end of the last Ice Age, around 14,700 years ago, major changes occurred to the Atlantic Ocean in a period known as the Bolling-Allerod interval.
Astronomy
17.12.2014
FACULTY HONOR: Spergel named one of Nature's 10 in 2014
FACULTY HONOR: Spergel named one of Nature's 10 in 2014 Posted December 17, 2014; 01:00 p.m. Princeton University's David Spergel , the Charles A. Young Professor of As
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
Healthy brain development balanced on edge of a cellular 'sword'
Healthy brain development balanced on edge of a cellular ’sword’
A new Yale-led study of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities of the brain identifies a "cutting" enzyme crucial to the shaping and division of brain cells as well as the replenishment of neural stem cells. The study, appearing online Dec. 17 in the journal Neuron, helps explain the molecular basis of complex brain abnormalities, including small brain size (microcephaly) observed in children who were suffering from a wide variety of clinical problems, ranging from severe cognitive deficits to autism spectrum disorders.
Physics/Materials Science
17.12.2014
’Enhancing life’ focus of new Divinity School project
The University of Chicago Divinity School has launched a two-year, interdisciplinary project aimed at understanding what it means to enhance life and how the human aspiration for a better life can be fulfilled.
Social Sciences
17.12.2014
Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker
Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed. This analysis presents an interesting insight into how our use of language has changed over time Claire Dembry Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Cambridge University Press and Lancaster University.
Law/Forensics
17.12.2014
U-M expert on the UN Arms Trade Treaty
Susan Waltz, professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy, is available to speak with journalists about the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which takes effect Dec.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
17.12.2014
Road test for methane
Research associate Zach Barkley attaches a GPS device and an intake tube to the roof of the research team's car before heading out on the rural roads of Pennsylvania.
Chemistry
17.12.2014
New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies
New class of synthetic molecules mimics antibodies
A Yale University lab has crafted the first synthetic molecules that have both the targeting and response functions of antibodies.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
New Zealand's WWI veterans had higher risk of early death
New research on the impact of the First World War on participating New Zealand soldiers shows they typically lost around eight years of life and had an increased risk of early death in the post-war period, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal .
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
17.12.2014
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered
New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the foundations of European musical tradition. Typically, polyphonic music is seen as having developed from a set of fixed rules and almost mechanical practice. This changes how we understand that development precisely because whoever wrote it was breaking those rules.
Business/Economics
17.12.2014
Life in better light
Over the years, EGG Energy, co-founded by MIT and Harvard University engineering and business students, has garnered public praise as the "Netflix of electricity" for rural Tanzania.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
3Q: Hacking Ebola health care
Bryan Ranger, a third-year doctoral student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, was the student lead for MIT's participation in the weekend event Stop Ebola Hackathon (Dec.
Astronomy - Environmental Sciences
17.12.2014
Life on an aquaplanet
Nearly 2,000 planets beyond our solar system have been identified to date. Whether any of these exoplanets are hospitable to life depends on a number of criteria. Among these, scientists have thought, is a planet's obliquity - the angle of its axis relative to its orbit around a star. Earth, for instance, has a relatively low obliquity, rotating around an axis that is nearly perpendicular to the plane of its orbit around the sun.
Life Sciences - Event
17.12.2014
Environmental Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.12.2014
Life Sciences - Chemistry
17.12.2014
Beer quality is no froth and bubble
A team of UQ scientists has been tasked with prescribing the unique molecular signature of Queensland's famous XXXX beer.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.12.2014
Clean energy goals could be thwarted by skills and resources shortage
Researchers at The University of Queensland believe it might not be possible to build enough low-carbon and renewable power stations to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius – even if there was a global consensus to do so.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
16.12.2014
Venus Express goes gently into the night
16 December 2014 ESA's Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
Scientists get $1.6M to study infectious farm diseases
A team of researchers, led by Cornell scientists, will explore basic research questions and real-world issues surrounding the transmission of two important agricultural diseases, bovine tuberculosis and Johne's disease, thanks to a federal grant.
Environmental Sciences
16.12.2014
Stanford’s conservation efforts yield water savings
As a result of extensive water conservation measures, Stanford University saw a 4.5 percent reduction in domestic water use and an 18 percent reduction in lake water use from last year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
Big data in biosciences and health care is focus of new UCLA research center
Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences will advance basic and applied biomedical sciences Stuart Wolpert Reed Hutchinson/UCLA Alexander Hoffmann and his colleagues will collaborate with mathematicians to make sense of a tsunami of biological data.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences - Social Sciences
16.12.2014
How information moves between cultures
By analyzing data on multilingual Twitter users and Wikipedia editors and on 30 years' worth of book translations in 150 countries, researchers at MIT, Harvard University, Northeastern University, an
Psychology
16.12.2014
Comment: How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas
Anna Leyland, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, writes about the benefits of mindfulness during the festive period.
History/Archeology
16.12.2014
Beyond the Classroom
Anna Larsson, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Ideas and Björn Norlin, researcher in History, both at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umea University are editors of a new book: "Beyond the Classroom: Studies on Pupils and Informal Schooling Processes in Modern Europe".
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
16.12.2014
Network will spark new IDEAS in drug development
A new £2.7 million international training network project, led by a team at Lancaster University, will develop a generation of medical statisticians dedicated to achieving early stage drug development success. The four-year research and training initiative, which has attracted funding from the European Union, is due to get underway next year.
Physics/Materials Science - Environmental Sciences
16.12.2014
Lighter planes are the future
A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research.
Astronomy
16.12.2014
Follow the light
ESA Space in Images Title Pretty lines of light Released 16/12/2014 1:51 pm Copyright ESA/NASA Description This image was taken by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the Internatioanal Space Station.
Astronomy
16.12.2014
Bright lights: big cities at night
16 December 2014 As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop in Europe, test your geography skills in the warmth of your home - while helping scientists to pinpoint light pollution.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
16.12.2014
University’s sponsored research funding advances groundbreaking innovation, scholarship
The University of Chicago received $451 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2014, a slight increase from the previous year's figure of $449.8 million.
Computer Science/Telecom
16.12.2014
Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence
Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence
Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life.
Social Sciences - Study of Religions
16.12.2014
Spirituality shaped through culture, according to Stanford anthropologist
Buddhism, symbolized by this reclining Buddha in Wat Phra That Hariphunchai temple, Thailand, inspires a different set of spiritual experiences than evangelical Christianity, according to Stanford anthropology Professor Tanya Luhrmann. (Jedsada Kiatpornmongkol / Shutterstock ) Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann finds that social, bodily and cultural contexts shape and give meaning to spiritual experiences.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
16.12.2014
Study identifies prevalence of rickets among 16th century sailors
16 December 2014 The bones of sailors who sailed on Henry VIII's Mary Rose ship have been analysed with the help of new laser technology to identify evidence of bone disease.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2014
Yale's play2PREVENT Lab acquires Tunnel Tail to prevent teen substance abuse
Yale’s play2PREVENT Lab acquires Tunnel Tail to prevent teen substance abuse
The Yale play2PREVENT Lab, which uses video games to address risky behavior among young people, has acquired Tunnel Tail(TM), an interactive video game that focuses on substance abuse prevention in teens.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
U-M professors elected to National Academy of Inventors
Greta Guest, University of Michigan, 734-936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Keara Leach, National Academy of Inventors, 813-974-5862, kleach [a] academyofinventors (p) org ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan researchers have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Computer Science/Telecom - Administration/Government
16.12.2014
New position with focus on Database Systems
Umeå University is investing in research and expertise in the area of database systems as part of the establishment of an infrastructure for federated research databases, meeting in particular the privacy and security needs for sensitive data.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
16.12.2014
Main reason for lifespan variability between races not cause of death
Taken all together, differences in causes of death account for only about 13 percent of the difference in lifespan variability between blacks and whites, but about an 87 percent overall difference persists. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Eliminating health disparities between races is a goal of many groups and organizations, but a team of sociologists suggests that finding the reasons for the differences in the timing of black and white deaths may be trickier than once thought.
Administration/Government
16.12.2014
Depression in dementia more common in community care, study finds
Undergraduate Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Teaching and learning Expanding your study (undergraduate) After you graduate (undergraduate) Download a prospectus (undergraduate
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
16.12.2014
Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time
The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research. Mapping and quantifying carbon stored in the largest area of peatland forest in Amazonia, a geological basin almost the size of England, the researchers estimated that more than three billion tonnes of carbon is stored within this ecosystem.
Administration/Government - Astronomy
16.12.2014
Cost of cloud brightening for cooler planet revealed
Undergraduate Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Teaching and learning Expanding your study (undergraduate) After you graduate (undergraduate) Download a prospectus (undergraduat
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
Thinking outside the box
Natural habitats are changing at ever-faster rates. Can wildlife cope? And what can humans learn from their responses? A range of research projects at Glasgow examining wildlife in country and city environments is helping to uncover answers. On the wooded banks of Loch Lomond at the University's Scottish Centre for Ecology & the Natural Environment (SCENE), scientists are studying wild birds under natural conditions.
Business/Economics
16.12.2014
The lost art of risk management
Dr Mukesh Kumar from the Centre for International Manufacturing suggests that multinational manufacturers are taking unnecessary risks with their industrial investments - and he offers a solution.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
16.12.2014
Novartis gains FDA approval for Signifor LAR to treat patients with acromegaly, a rare and life-threatening hormonal disorder
Novartis Global select country select business Acromegaly is an endocrine disorder caused by elevated growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2014
Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people
A UCL study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their chronological age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or who felt more than one year older than their actual age.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2014
Becoming an Expert: Making cities bettter places to grow old in
PhD student, Sara Ronzi Sara Ronzi, a PhD student in the Department of Public Health and Policy , is exploring aspects of how to make cities better places to grow old in.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.12.2014
The Big Debate: The Modern Slavery Bill
There are concerns that the new Bill will have little impact on the causes of exploitation There is much debate in the UK about the best way to tackle human trafficking and forced labour, particu
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
In a body that rebels, the search for a delicate balance
When Elliot Akama-Garren was in high school and tried to envision his future, his path was by no means clear to him.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
Fuzzy reasoning by patients may lead to antibiotic resistance
When the doctor says, "I could prescribe antibiotics for your sniffles, but it's probably a virus - not bacterial," do you decline? Many patients expect antibiotics, although overprescription is a major factor driving one of the biggest public health concerns today: antibiotic resistance.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.12.2014
Virus causing mass Cape Cod duck die-offs identified
Virus causing mass Cape Cod duck die-offs identified
Since 1998, hundreds and sometimes thousands of dead eider ducks have been washing up every year on Cape Cod's beaches in late summer or early fall, but the reasons behind these cyclic die-offs have remained a mystery.
Mathematics - Environmental Sciences
15.12.2014
A sustainable society? £1m to do the sums
PA 319/14 The problems of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy threaten to intensify as the global population grows.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
15.12.2014
Team combines logic, memory to build a ’high-rise’ chip
Stanford researchers are building layers of logic and memory into skyscraper chips that are smaller, faster, cheaper – and taller.
Chemistry - Environmental Sciences
15.12.2014
Imaging the chemistry of the global atmosphere
2014 - With an airborne, globe-spanning study of the Earth's atmosphere, a Harvard-led team hopes to establish how air pollution from human activities reacts with greenhouse gases. The findings will develop the scientific foundation for near-term strategies to mitigate climate change. The Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) project, led by Steven Wofsy , Abbott Lawrence Rotch Professor of Atmospheric and Environmental Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is part of NASA's Earth Venture suborbital investigations program.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.12.2014
Receptor may be key to treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
"Some patients with NAFLD can develop a range of health problems, such as steatohepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis that, if it gets this far, may require a liver transplant," said Andrew Patterson, assistant professor of molecular toxicology, Penn State.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
15.12.2014
Young adults often neglected in policies and programs that could help them
Young adults between the ages 18 to 26 are in need of better support and programs to help them be fully productive members of society, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
15.12.2014
Coding, in the key of C (and Python)
Shoulder to shoulder in the Northwest Labs, students gathered around laptops-200 at a time-at the CS 50 Fair on December 8.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
15.12.2014
Scientists observe the Earth grow a new layer under an Icelandic volcano
New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a paper published today in Nature. When the Bárðarbunga volcano, which is buried beneath Iceland’s Vatnajökull ice cap, reawakened in August 2014, scientists had a rare opportunity to monitor how the magma flowed through cracks in the rock away from the volcano.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Earth Sciences
15.12.2014
Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete
Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete
No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for nearly two thousand years. A key discovery to understanding the longevity and endurance of Roman architectural concrete has been made by an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers using beams of X-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Astronomy
15.12.2014
Magnetic paint
ESA Space in Images Title The magnetic field along the Galactic plane Released 15/12/2014 12:00 pm Copyright ESA/Planck Collaboration.
Physics/Materials Science
15.12.2014
Research in the News: Yale joins the Mu2e physics collaboration
Research in the News: Yale joins the Mu2e physics collaboration
A research team led by Yale physicist Sarah Demers has been accepted into an international collaboration to push the known boundaries of physics.
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
15.12.2014
Carbon-trapping 'sponges' can cut greenhouse gases
Carbon-trapping 'sponges' can cut greenhouse gases
In the fight against global warming, carbon capture - chemically trapping carbon dioxide before it releases into the atmosphere - is gaining momentum, but standard methods are plagued by toxicity, corrosiveness and inefficiency. Using a bag of chemistry tricks, Cornell materials scientists have invented low-toxicity, highly effective carbon-trapping "sponges" that could lead to increased use of the technology.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.12.2014
Engineers use liquid drops to make solids stiffer
Engineers use liquid drops to make solids stiffer
Engineers at Yale University have discovered that the stiffness of liquid drops embedded in solids has something in common with Goldilocks: While large drops of liquids are softer than the solid that surrounds them, extremely tiny drops of liquid can actually be stiffer than certain solids.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
15.12.2014
Research sheds light on the history of the Christmas pantomime
Research sheds light on the history of the Christmas pantomime
A Lancaster historian has undertaken a definitive study of one of England's most popular theatrical forms.
History/Archeology
15.12.2014
The family archive
  Many families own some sort of 'family archive'; documents, photographs, heirlooms, scrapbooks, recipes and a whole range of other items that reveal insights into past generations and preserve family stories for future ones. Now, a new research project led by Dr Vicky Crewe of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion will explore how these archives help mould a sense of family identity.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
15.12.2014
Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics
The researchers used recombinant techniques to manufacture the small, synthetic SRT molecule used to produce eco-friendly thermoplastics. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3-D printing.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
15.12.2014
Local Market Conditions and Policies Strongly Influence Solar PV Pricing
Berkeley, CA - Differences in local market conditions and policies, and other factors, particularly the size of the system, can lead to wide disparities in what consumers across the United States pay to install solar energy systems on their homes or small businesses, according to a recent study published by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Physics/Materials Science
15.12.2014
PPPL and USDA engineers receive a patent for pasteurizing eggs in the shell
PPPL and USDA engineers receive a patent for pasteurizing eggs in the shell
PPPL and USDA engineers receive a patent for pasteurizing eggs in the shell Posted December 15, 2014; 12:00 p.m. by John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory The U.S&po
Life Sciences
15.12.2014
Show us how you play and it may tell us who you are
The way in which toys are handled and combined with one another during object play can tell use a lot about the cognitive underpinnings of the actors.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
15.12.2014
Insect flight obeys aerodynamic rules, Cornell physicist proves
MINNEAPOLIS - A computer simulation of rapidly oscillating wings and the complex motions of fluids has proved that insect flight conforms to the physical principles of aerodynamics. The computer-modeling accomplishment - which is expected to aid the future design of tiny insect-like flying machines and should dispel the longstanding myth that "bumblebees cannot fly, according to conventional aerodynamics" - was announced by Cornell University physicist Z. Jane Wang today (March 20) at the Minneapolis meeting of the American Physical Society (APS).
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.12.2014
War metaphors for cancer hurt certain prevention behaviors
ANN ARBOR-It's not unusual for people to use war metaphors such as "fight" and "battle" when trying to motivate patients with cancer.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
15.12.2014
New findings could point the way to "valleytronics"
New findings from a team at MIT and other institutions could provide a pathway toward a kind of two-dimensional microchip that would make use of a characteristic of electrons other than their electrical charge, as in conventional electronics. The new approach is dubbed "valleytronics," because it makes use of properties of an electron that can be depicted as a pair of deep valleys on a graph of their traits.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
15.12.2014
Shortcut to protein portraits
Shortcut to protein portraits
Public & Media Explore the world of PSI Scientists & Users For the scientific community Industry & the Economy Transfer and collaboration opportunities Media Releases Research Using Synchrotron Light Biology All living organisms, from bacteria to humans, rely on proteins to perform their vital functions.
Pedagogy/Education Science
15.12.2014
Literature/Linguistics
15.12.2014
Cancer won't keep Graham from Creative Arts
Cancer won’t keep Graham from Creative Arts
A diagnosis of a rare cancer was not enough to stop University of Queensland valedictorian Graham Akhurst achieving his dream of becoming a writer.
Veterinary Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.12.2014
Veterinary hospital in Connecticut earns Level 1 certification
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS) in Stamford, Connecticut, has received Level I certification from the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), distinguishing CUVS as a facility at the highest level of veterinary trauma, emergency and critical care.
Arts and Design
15.12.2014
Seams, dreams: the hands behind classic Hollywood costumes
By Huw Walmsley-Evans , The University of Queensland and Nadia Buick , State Library of Queensland This article was originally published on The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.12.2014
FDA approves drug that extends survival in the most common type of lung cancer
Drug offers new hope for people with lung cancer who often have few treatment options, says UCLA's Edward Garon Peter Bracke The Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), offering people new hope in fighting the disease. Lung cancer is expected to lead to more than 150,000 deaths in the United States this year alone, and NSCLC accounts for about 85 percent of all lung cancers.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
12.12.2014
Piotr Matyba appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow
Physicist Piotr Matyba, Umeå University, is appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations.
Astronomy
12.12.2014
ESA and Omega: a watch for astronauts
12 December 2014 Swiss watchmaker Omega has announced a new version of its historic space watch, tested and qualified with ESA's help and drawing on an invention of ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.12.2014
Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis
Researchers Tame the Inflammatory Response in Kidney Dialysis
Frequent kidney dialysis is essential for the approximately 350,000 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients in the United States. But it can also cause systemic inflammation, leading to complications such as cardiovascular disease and anemia, and patients who rely on the therapy have a five-year survival rate of only 35 percent.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
12.12.2014
Penn Medicine Study: U.S. Workers Sacrifice Sleep for Work Hours and Long Commutes
Penn Medicine Study: U.S. Workers Sacrifice Sleep for Work Hours and Long Commutes
An increasing number of studies show that chronically restricted sleep to less than seven hours per day impairs performance, increases the risk for errors and accidents, and is associated with negative health consequences like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Comment: Weather bomb: scary new name for common winter storm
Edward Hanna, Professor of Climate Change at the University of Sheffield, explores the scary new name for a common winter storm by Professor Edward Hanna, 12 December 2014, posted on the Conversat
Study of Religions - Social Sciences
12.12.2014
Rejection of American culture rather than US foreign policies shapes Muslim support for attacks on US civilians
Research finds support for attacks on civilians in the United States among people in some Muslim countries is linked to negative views of American culture rather than perceptions of its foreign polic
Computer Science/Telecom - Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Crocodile attack project could help save lives in vulnerable communities
Crocodile attack project could help save lives in vulnerable communities
New research into crocodile attacks around the world could help communities better protect themselves from harm.
Physics/Materials Science
12.12.2014
CERN’s Large Hadron Collider gears up for run 2
Geneva, 12 December 2014. CERN announced today at the 174 th session of the CERN Council that the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up for its second three-year run.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.12.2014
Novartis announces results of trial evaluating the use of Afinitor in first-line treatment in HER2+ advanced breast cancer at SABCS
Novartis Global select country select business BOLERO-1 trial explored everolimus in women with HER2+ advanced breast cancer and did not meet criteria for statistical significance
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
12.12.2014
New theory suggests alternate path led to rise of the eukaryotic cell
As a fundamental unit of life, the cell is central to all of biology. Better understanding how complex cells evolved and work promises new revelations in areas as diverse as cancer research and developing new crop plants. But deep thinking on how the eukaryotic cell came to be is astonishingly scant.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
12.12.2014
UCLA ecologists save endangered turtles weakened by the drought
UCLA One of the endangered turtles rescued by La Kretz Center ecologists had a cement-like mineral coating on its head.
Medicine/Pharmacology
12.12.2014
Professor Jonathan Weber named as Imperial College AHSC Director
Professor Jonathan Weber named as Imperial College AHSC Director
Professor Jonathan Weber has been appointed Director of Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
12.12.2014
Tech wearables holiday gift roundup: U of’T startups take on smart watches, biometrics and more
The holidays are upon us and as savvy shoppers search for gift ideas with a personal touch, wearable gadgets from U of T-developed companies are pret-a-porter for the fashionable tech lover on your list.
Sport Sciences
12.12.2014
Boy battling cancer gets treated as UCLA’s No. 1 sports fan
He's chosen as the first Kid Captain by the basketball team and Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA Amy Albin UCLA Logan Nobriga, a 10-year-old cancer patient, was honored at Wednes
Literature/Linguistics
12.12.2014
UChicago-led effort submits final bid to bring Obama Presidential Library to South Side
This letter was sent on Dec. 11 to community partners from Susan Sher, senior adviser to University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, and Derek Douglas, vice president for civic engagement.
Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Letter from president and provost on diversity and inclusion
To: Campus Community From: Robert J. Zimmer and Eric D. Isaacs Subject: Diversity and Inclusion Date: December 12, 2014 In recent weeks there have been important discussions about race and diversity, here on campus and around the nation.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
Stanford faculty awarded seed grants for innovative energy research
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded eight seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Philosophy - History/Archeology
12.12.2014
Penn Senior Studies the Past to Understand the Future
Science fiction is often said to reflect human culture: who we are today and what we dream to be in the future.
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
12.12.2014
Modern Greek Studies receives new gift of $1.2-million
A $1.2-million gift to McGill University from leaders of Canada's Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University's Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.
Social Sciences
12.12.2014
More pupils would study maths if told of increased earning potential
More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows.
Astronomy
12.12.2014
Colours of Borneo
ESA Space in Images Title South Kalimantan, Borneo Released 12/12/2014 10:05 am Copyright JAXA/ESA Description This image from Japan's ALOS satellite was captured over part of southern Borneo, an island in Southeast Asia.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
12.12.2014
New Yale partnership creates national environmental poll
New Yale partnership creates national environmental poll
The Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) has released the initial findings from its first environmental poll conducted as part of a new partnership with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Business/Economics
12.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Puneet Manchanda on the digital consumer
Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, shares his insights on how consumers and marketers will interact in the digital space.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.12.2014
Head-to-head psoriasis study demonstrates superiority of Novartis Cosentyx(TM) to Stelara in clearing skin
Novartis Global select country select business Cosentyx showed superiority to Stelara ; meeting the primary endpoint of achieving PASI 90, which represents clear or almost clear skin at Week 16 and secondary endpoint of achieving PASI 75 at Week 4 for psoriasis patients CLEAR is the second head-to-head study for Cosentyx following the Phase III FIXTURE study that showed Cosentyx was superior to Enbrel (etanercept)
Physics/Materials Science
12.12.2014
Simulations rule.How computer learning can improve HSC science results
News Events Podcasts Videos Simulations rule.How computer learning can improve HSC science results 12 December 2014 Students who used school-issued laptop computers at school and home perform better in their HSC science exams than those not given the computers, research from the University of Sydney has shown.
Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Graduates tackle key Indigenous issues as part of degree
Indigenous communities have benefited from the research of two University of Queensland Research Higher Degree students graduating this weekend.
Computer Science/Telecom
12.12.2014
More-flexible digital communication
Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits.
Administration/Government - Law/Forensics
12.12.2014
Complacency rules as Queensland makes risky edict on sea-level rise
Complacency rules as Queensland makes risky edict on sea-level rise
By Dr Justine Bell, Postdoctoral Fellow in Law at The University of Queensland Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney's decision, revealed this week , to order a Brisbane council to remove future sea-level rise from its planning regulations seems a rather short-sighted thing to do.
Business/Economics - Event
12.12.2014
Social Sciences
12.12.2014
Left wing "armchair socialists" more physically active than political centrists
News Events Podcasts Videos Left wing "armchair socialists" more physically active than political centrists 12 December 2014 Left wing "armchair socialists" are more phy
Medicine/Pharmacology
12.12.2014
Health advice from online forums putting people at risk
Unvalidated health information received from online forums could be placing people at risk according to recently published research from the University of Melbourne. The study of nearly 600 postings in a range of online health communities (OHCs) led by Dr Reeva Lederman from the Computational Bioinformatics and Health Information Systems Research Group, found there are thousands of OHCs where people share their health experiences with other people who may have experienced the same condition.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
12.12.2014
New research could prevent unnecessary prostate cancer treatment
News Events Podcasts Videos New research could prevent unnecessary prostate cancer treatment 12 December 2014 Radical treatments for prostate cancer could be avoided thanks to new research that links fat cells and obesity with the most common cancer among Australian men.
Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
11.12.2014
Nurturing young science 'detectives'
Walking through a sea of young students crowding the stage of Science Center B, Howard Stone neatly created order out of chaos, pairing children as he passed.
Literature/Linguistics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
11.12.2014
The Goizueta Foundation supports creation of a Digital Humanities Laboratory at Yale
The Goizueta Foundation supports creation of a Digital Humanities Laboratory at Yale
Yale University Library has received a $3 million award from The Goizueta Foundation to inaugurate a comprehensive initiative in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) educat
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
New studies power legacy of UW-Madison mitochondrial research
An assortment of biochemical approaches, both modern and classic, is pictured with a 3-D model of the COQ9 protein structure used by UW-Madison researchers. The university's mitochondrial research dates back nearly 60 years. Photo: Matthew Stefely/Pagliarini Lab It was the yellow color of the solution, pulled from cauliflower, that set Frederick Crane's hallmark achievement into its final motion.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
New targeted drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer
Undergraduate Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Teaching and learning Expanding your study (undergraduate) After you graduate (undergraduate) Download a prospectus (undergraduat
Social Sciences - Astronomy
11.12.2014
Crude oil cargo for ESA’s first flight with China
Space for Europe Space News Space in Images Space in Videos Welcome to ESA DG's News and Views For Member State Delegations Law at ES
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Racial gaps in Medicare Advantage persist across U.S., except in West
ANN ARBOR-Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic backgrounds in all three of these key health measures.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
11.12.2014
UCLA's resilience-building programs for veterans and their families lauded
UCLA’s resilience-building programs for veterans and their families lauded
Report found that research-based programs to enhance mental health help veterans and their families cope Mark Wheeler A new report evaluating the impact of research-based programs designed
Social Sciences
11.12.2014
Voters’ Opinions on Same-Sex Marriage Can Change
Can a 20-minute doorstep conversation with a gay canvasser create large and lasting changes in opinions on same-sex marriage? Research by Columbia Professor Donald P. Green and UCLA doctoral student Michael J. LaCour indicates that it can.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
11.12.2014
Major Viking Hall Identified in Sweden
Prospective Students Research Living in Umeå About Umeå University Staff Students Alumni Library Browse aloud Library Alumni Students Staff
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree
Computer Scientists at UT Austin Crack Code for Redrawing Bird Family Tree
AUSTIN, Texas - A new computational technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin has enabled an international consortium to produce an avian tree of life that points to the origins of various bird species. A graduate student at the university is a leading author on papers describing the new technique and sharing the consortium's findings about bird evolution in the journal Science.
Earth Sciences
11.12.2014
What really killed the dinosaurs?
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid more than five miles wide smashed into the Earth at 70,000 miles per hour, instantly vaporizing upon impact. The strike obliterated most terrestrial life, including the dinosaurs, in a geological instant: Heavy dust blocked out the sun, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events from the bottom of the food chain to the top, killing off more than three-quarters of Earth's species - or so the popular theory goes.
Arts and Design
11.12.2014
Injured soldier’s own thigh bone used for First World War ’trench art’
A brooch crafted from a piece of human thigh bone is among the items selected for an exhibition about the First World War at the University of Leeds.
Astronomy
11.12.2014
Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star
Swarms of Pluto-Size Objects Kick Up Dust around Adolescent Sun-Like Star
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) may have detected the dusty hallmarks of an entire family of Pluto-size objects swarming around an adolescent version of our own Sun.
Careers/Employment - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
11.12.2014
Mexico City subsidence
Space for Europe Space News Space in Images Space in Videos Welcome to ESA DG's News and Views For Member State Delegations Law at ESA Business w
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Astronomy
11.12.2014
Fruitful research
Space for Europe Space News Space in Images Space in Videos Welcome to ESA DG's News and Views For Member State Delegations Law at ESA Business w
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Stanford University reports FY 2014 financial results
Stanford University reported its financial results for fiscal year 2014 (FY2014), which ended Aug. 31, 2014.
Chemistry - Environmental Sciences
11.12.2014
Air Pollution Down Thanks to California’s Regulation of Diesel Trucks
Ever wonder what's in the black cloud that emits from some semi trucks that you pass on the freeway? Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist Thomas Kirchstetter knows very prec
Life Sciences
11.12.2014
UCL launches dedicated animal research information website
UCL launches dedicated animal research information website
UCL News UCL News home All news Student news Staff news UCL in the media UCL Opinion Services Services for staff Services Get updates from UCL News All channels UCL has today launched a new public information website on animal research, describing how and why animals are used across the university.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
Big data project to capture the experience of multiple sclerosis patients
Big data project to capture the experience of multiple sclerosis patients
Researchers will track the lives of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in unprecedented detail in a project to improve the evaluation of treatments. MS affects more than two million people worldwide and there are more than 100,000 people living with MS in the UK. Symptoms are different for everyone but commonly include fatigue, tingling, speech problems and difficulties with walking and balance.
Event - Pedagogy/Education Science
11.12.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Majority of Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer in U.S. Receive Unnecessarily Long Courses of Radiation
Majority of Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer in U.S. Receive Unnecessarily Long Courses of Radiation
Two-thirds of women treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. receive longer radiation therapy than necessary, according to a new study published in JAMA this week from Penn Medicine researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD , and Justin E. Bekelman, MD.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments
A cold ‘sensor' which triggers the skin's vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King's College London. Known to be linked to pain sensitivity and currently used in the development of painkillers, this is the first time the TRPA1 gene has been implicated in the response of blood vessels in the skin to cold.
Computer Science/Telecom
11.12.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Centre for Advanced imaging team wins international Seizure Prediction Challenge
Three University of Queensland scientists have led an international team to victory, predicting the occurrence of epileptic seizures with unprecedented accuracy.
History/Archeology
11.12.2014
Posthumous degree a tribute to dedication and support
Posthumous degree a tribute to dedication and support
Remarkable dedication and devoted family support led to the awarding of a special post-graduate degree at the University of Queensland today.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
11.12.2014
Miscarriage brings grief, but doesn’t increase chance of depression
Women who miscarry may feel grief, guilt and anger years after their loss, a University of Queensland researcher has found. UQ's School of Population Health 's Dr Ingrid Rowlands said that emotional distress could continue for some time, but women who had miscarried were not at greater risk of depression than other women.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.12.2014
Scientists create food ingredient that will make you feel fuller
Scientists create food ingredient that will make you feel fuller
Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. In its first tests in humans, researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow found that the ingredient is effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers. The ingredient contains propionate, which stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
10.12.2014
Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans
Space for Europe Space News Space in Images Space in Videos Welcome to ESA DG's News and Views For Member State Delegations Law at ESA Business with ESA ESA Exhibitions ESA Publications Careers at ESA Space News Observing the Earth Human Spaceflight Launchers Navigation Space Science
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
10.12.2014
Rains to provide short-term relief for California drought, says Stanford researcher
Rains to provide short-term relief for California drought, says Stanford researcher
Stanford researcher Daniel Swain said the upcoming rainstorms this week – among the largest in recent years – will provide a short-term respite to California's drought, by far the state's most intense in the historical record.