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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
Feature: Can we manipulate ageing?
Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes , is a researcher in human ageing at the University's Institute for Integrative Biology.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Cornellians march to fight climate change in NYC
Cornellians march to fight climate change in NYC
At 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 130 Cornellians boarded buses with posters and optimism to join 400,000 individuals participating in the People's Climate March in New York City.
Astronomy
23.09.2014
How to catch a Dragon
Title Dragon-4 Released 23/09/2014 5:14 pm Copyright NASA Description Despite running the International Space Station with just three crewmembers, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and N
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.09.2014
ESA spaceplane on its way
23 September 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready to fly and left the Netherlands today for the launch site in French Guiana. In preparation for its arrival, the first stage of the Vega rocket that will loft IXV has already been moved to the launch pad. This marks the beginning of the campaign for Vega's fourth flight, planned for mid-November.
Social Sciences
23.09.2014
Women and children bear brunt of domestic violence, Stanford scholar says
Women and children bear brunt of domestic violence, Stanford scholar says
Nine times as many people around the world are killed in disputes between individuals, including domestic violence, than are killed in civil wars, according to Stanford political scientist James Fearon.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Stanford scholars propose new strategy for North Korea
Stanford scholars propose new strategy for North Korea
Experts from Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center have proposed a new approach to dealing with North Korea that focuses on engagement and building confidence between South and North Korea.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
23.09.2014
Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird
Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird
University of Washington Brain cells that multiply to help birds sing their best during breeding season are known to die back naturally later in the year.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environmental Sciences
23.09.2014
Environmental archaeologist appointed to the Steering Committee of the Swedish National Data Service (SND)
Philip Buckland, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology and Deputy Head at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University, has been appointed as a member of the steering committee of the Swedish National Data Service (SND).
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.09.2014
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
How cool is your roof? If you live in the California cities of Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Jose, you may be able to find out. Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in these five West Coast cities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Trials of novel Ebola drugs to be fast-tracked in West Africa
Potential new treatments for Ebola are to be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international initiative to fast-track trials of the most promising drugs against the disease that has already led to over 2,600 deaths.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Swift action needed to curb Ebola outbreak, study warns
Swift action needed to curb Ebola outbreak, study warns
Unless Ebola control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly, more than 20,000 people will have been infected by early November, experts predict.
Earth Sciences
23.09.2014
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known to generate major earthquakes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma
Cambridge/Boston, Mass - September 23, 2014 - The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
23.09.2014
Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors
Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors
In a nanocomposite, the size of each of these grains is on the order of nanometers, roughly 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. "The interfaces separating the different crystalline regions determine the transport, electrical, and radiation properties of the material as a whole," said Pratik Dholabhai, principal Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher on the project.
Administration/Government - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
The incredible journey of Captain Dave Henson
The incredible journey of Captain Dave Henson
Bioengineering MSc student and Army Officer Dave Henson talks about his work in prosthetics research and competing in the Invictus Games.
Social Sciences
23.09.2014
Domestic abuse Bill ’doesn’t go far enough’
A leading Cardiff University academic will argue this week that the Welsh Government's Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Bill designed to improve arrangements for the preventi
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
23.09.2014
3 Questions: Calestous Juma on African development
3 Questions: Calestous Juma on African development
How can Africa find new ways to spark economic growth? That is the focus of a wide-ranging public symposium hosted by the Center for International Studies as part of its Starr Forum event series.
Environmental Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
23.09.2014
Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
Whether the public is reading about the Ebola outbreak in Africa or watching YouTube videos on the benefits of the latest diet, it's clear that reporting on science and technology profoundly shapes modern life.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.09.2014
TRI welcomes new CEO
TRI welcomes new CEO
A leading expert in the areas of cancer, chronic pain and head injuries will be the new CEO and Director of Research for the Translational Research Institute (TRI).
History/Archeology - Event
22.09.2014
Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War
PA 243/14 Flanders Fields, muddy trenches, the poetry of Wilfred Owen, poppies, the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth…ask anyone to conjure an image of the First World War and it is likely to feature something along these lines.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.09.2014
Construction begins on centre dedicated to children’s health
Children and young people joined representatives from the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children's Hospital at a special event to celebrate the launch of a project to construc of a new research and education facility.
Literature/Linguistics
22.09.2014
Ireland, Wales and the First World War
Humanities scholars from Wales, Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States recently converged at Cardiff University for a unique three-day conference on 'Ireland, Wales and the First World War'.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
22.09.2014
Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say
Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say
The latest and greatest scientific achievements at the nanoscale were on display at the 2014 Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) annual meeting, Sept.
22.09.2014
Over 100 researchers light up city science on Bright Night
Press release issued: 22 September 2014 City streets will be illuminated by an exciting showcase of discoveries as the first ever Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city this week. University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000 Information for
Life Sciences - Event
22.09.2014
Cichlid fish genome helps tell story of adaptive evolution, Stanford scientists say
African cichlid fish represent an unusual variety of evolutionary divergence. By analyzing the genomes of some of these species, Russell Fernald and others have provided insight into the genetic mechanisms that drive species diversification.
Life Sciences - Veterinary Science
22.09.2014
Prevention is better than cure say racehorse owners
Prevention is better than cure: and no more so when it comes to injuries to racehorses, which can easily end a champion's career. Despite apparent advances in stem cell techniques to repair damaged tendons in horses, trainers and owners say they would like more help preventing costly injuries in the first place and this is where researchers should focus their attention.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
22.09.2014
New RFID technology helps robots find household objects
New RFID technology helps robots find household objects
University of Washington Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes if they could accurately locate people, places and objects.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
22.09.2014
Research backs need for action at this week’s UN Climate Summit
Home > News > News releases > University of Sheffield research backs need for action at this week's UN Climate Summit As heads of government, business, and finance gather in New York for the annu
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
22.09.2014
Creating a Pandemic of Health: global conference gathers experts at U of T
They're calling it a health epidemic. And organizers of an upcoming global health equity and innovation summit at the University of Toronto say they hope it will be contagious.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
22.09.2014
A cosmic hurricane
Perspective view of Hooke crater in Argyre basin Hooke crater is located near the northern edge of the 1800 km-wide Argyre basin, one of the most impressive impact structures on Mars, excavated in a giant collision about 4 billion years ago.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.09.2014
Variability Keeps The Body In Balance
Variability Keeps The Body In Balance
Although our heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate-and that variability, doctors have found, is a good thing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
22.09.2014
Actions on climate change bring better health, study says
Milwaukee and other eastern and midwestern cities could experience three times as many extremely hot days by 2046, according to a new study that synthesizes existing climate data.
Astronomy
22.09.2014
Is Pluto a Planet? The Votes Are In
Is Pluto a Planet? The Votes Are In
What is a planet? For generations of kids the answer was easy. A big ball of rock or gas that orbited our Sun, and there were nine of them in our solar system.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
22.09.2014
FACULTY AWARD: Three researchers named Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators
FACULTY AWARD: Three researchers named Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators Posted September 22, 2014; 09:46 a.m. Princeton University researchers Robert Cava , Loren Pfeiffer and Mansour Shayegan are among 12 scientists nationwide to be named Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto, California.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.09.2014
Stopping the slow killers: research coalition tackles non-communicable diseases
Stopping the slow killers: research coalition tackles non-communicable diseases
A coalition of U.S. universities, including Yale, has joined forces to convene a national network of investigators whose research focuses on global non-communicable diseases (NCD) in lowand middle-income countries.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.09.2014
AIBN to roll out super computer
AIBN to roll out super computer
The University of Queensland is one step closer to developing better mobile phone battery life, understanding the engineering of vaccines and creating stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.09.2014
New star-shaped molecule breakthrough
22 Sep 2014 Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a 'Star of David' molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century and the team's findings are published at 1800 London time / 1300 US Eastern Time on 21 September 2014 Chemistry.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
22.09.2014
The kids aren’t alright - supporting children when a parent has cancer
The kids aren't alright - supporting children when a parent has cancer 22 September 2014 The children of parents who have cancer can feel anxious and isolated when well-meaning parents withh
Environmental Sciences
22.09.2014
Environmental scientist Tim Flannery joins University of Melbourne
One of Australia's most highly regarded environmental scientists, Professor Tim Flannery, will join the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute as a Professorial Fellow.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.09.2014
Engineered proteins stick like glue -- even in water
Engineered proteins stick like glue -- even in water
Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions.  To create their new waterproof adhesives, the MIT researchers engineered bacteria to produce a hybrid material that incorporates naturally sticky mussel proteins as well as a bacterial protein found in biofilms - slimy layers formed by bacteria growing on a surface.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.09.2014
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery
Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.09.2014
Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round
Magnetic fields make the excitons go ’round
A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles called excitons - an energized state of molecules.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
21.09.2014
Creating a shared resource for the endangered culture of the Kalmyks
Almost four centuries ago, ancestors of the Kalmyk people trekked across central Asia to form a Buddhist nation on the edge of Europe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.09.2014
Newborns have stronger immunity than first thought
Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune'T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London. Although their immune system works very differently to that of adults, babies may still be able to mount a strong immune defense, finds the study published .
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.09.2014
Fracking’s environmental impacts scrutinised at Labour Party conference
21 Sep 2014 Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than ren
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.09.2014
Researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer's spread
Researchers create ’evolved’ protein that may stop cancer’s spread
Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy. A team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the bloodstream and start aggressive new growths elsewhere in the body.
Event
20.09.2014
The Blair Supremacy - a study in the politics of Labour’s party management
20 Sep 2014 A ground-breaking new book investigating the management of the Labour Party during Tony Blair's leadership - published by Manchester University Press - will be debated at a Labour Party Conference fringe event (open to the media) on Monday.
Literature/Linguistics - Environmental Sciences
20.09.2014
'Besom ling and teasel burrs': John Clare and botanising
A symposium taking place next week at Cambridge University Botanic Garden will unite artists, writers, scientists and literary scholars to look at the poet John Clare's close engagement with the natural environment as a botanist as well as poet.
Administration/Government - Psychology
19.09.2014
Multi-agency emergency response exercise evaluated by University
The University of Liverpool is evaluating the national emergency services' response to a large-scale accident exercise held in the city.  The major operation involved 850 police officers, ambulanc
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
19.09.2014
Sick, fired and deported: what happens to injured or ill migrant farm workers in Ontario
For migrant farm workers in Ontario, getting sick or injured can mean losing a job and getting deported, a practice that raises concerns for human rights and health equity, say researchers at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
19.09.2014
Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments
Sabrina Brounts (front), clinical associate professor of large animal surgery, uses ultrasound to gauge how well a Missouri Fox Trotter horse is healing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.09.2014
New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers
New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
19.09.2014
Neonatal Touch Therapy Pioneer Honored
Miller School's Tiffany Field receives Golden Goose Award in Washington MIAMI, Fla.
Environmental Sciences
19.09.2014
Climate change report identifies 'the most vulnerable'
A report has looked at which sections of the population are left most exposed to food shortages after extreme weather events.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
19.09.2014
Sussex professor in major documentary on childbirth and global health
Sussex professor in major documentary on childbirth and global health
Sussex professor in major documentary on childbirth and global health A major documentary film that examines how modern birth practices could be making our children more susceptible to disease later in life features a Sussex academic.
Event - History/Archeology
19.09.2014
Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
Dr Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant to lead an innovative research programme called 'Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage', one of three grants announced today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
19.09.2014
Royal Society fellowship brings particle physicist to Sussex
Royal Society fellowship brings particle physicist to Sussex
Royal Society fellowship brings particle physicist to Sussex A particle physics researcher will be joining the University of Sussex in October as one of just nine new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows appointed by the Royal Society. The Society's prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme is designed to help outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career to progress to permanent academic positions.
Literature/Linguistics
19.09.2014
Comment: Cameron makes lightning bid to be the great British reformer
Professor Matthew Flinders, Director of the University's Sir Bernard Crick Centre, comments on the result of the Scottish independence referendum.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
19.09.2014
Winter in Argyre
19 September 2014 Over billions of years, the southern uplands of Mars have been pockmarked by numerous impact features, which are often so closely packed that they overlap.
Agronomy/Food Science - Physics/Materials Science
19.09.2014
Badger duo experiences an amazing summer on ‘The Amazing Race’
Amy DeJong and Maya Warren had a truly epic summer, but they can't tell you about it. The UW-Madison food science grad students spent the month of June zipping around the globe as part of the cast of the 25th edition of "The Amazing Race," the Emmy Award-winning CBS television reality show.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.09.2014
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
University of Washington With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones - and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone - mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.09.2014
Movember Centre of Excellence powers prostate cancer research
Movember Centre of Excellence powers prostate cancer research
Funds raised by men who grow moustaches for Movember have helped to set up a new centre for prostate cancer research.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
19.09.2014
Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance
An asian lady beetle rests on a plant in a soybean field in this time-exposure image. New research suggests that diminishing wind speeds caused by climate change affect the ability of such insects to capture prey. Photo: Brandon Barton Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
19.09.2014
Soft robotics ’toolkit’ features everything a robot-maker needs
A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials.
Study of Religions - Arts and Design
19.09.2014
Thinking forward through the past
A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.
Life Sciences
19.09.2014
The war on leukaemia: how the battle for cell production could be decisive
A key step in understanding the nature of the fight for superiority between mutated genes and normal genes could lead to new therapies to combat leukaemia, say researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University. The study, published in Cell Reports , investigated Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to understand why leukemic cells are not able to develop normally into mature blood cells.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.09.2014
Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers
Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states.
Social Sciences - Psychology
19.09.2014
UQ’s social science strengths recognised
The University of Queensland's research strengths in social science have been recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), who extended fellowship to three UQ researchers this week.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
19.09.2014
First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption
Press release issued: 19 September 2014 New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years - the so-called 'Unknown eruption' - thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University of Bristol.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.09.2014
Novartis data in The Lancet Oncology show LBH589 offers 4-month increase in median PFS for patients with multiple myeloma
Results show statistically significant and clinically relevant increase in median progression-free survival with LBH589 plus bortezomib and dexamethasone LBH589, a first-in-class treatment for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma if approved, helps extend benefit of standard-of-care therapy First Phase III study to demonstrate superiority of a three-drug over two-drug combination in this patient population Multip
Environmental Sciences - Study of Religions
19.09.2014
Science turns to religion for "mass mobilisation" on environmental change
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, two leading scholars in the field make a watershed appeal to religious leaders for help in mobilising public opinion on the planet's future.
Psychology
19.09.2014
What does it really mean to be InTouch?
Press release issued: 19 September 2014 A new tactile device created by award-winning Bristol-based design consultancy, Kinneir Dufort and the University of Bristol is exploring what it means to feel connected again in this disconnected, screen-focused world.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.09.2014
Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.09.2014
Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health conditions
A child's birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health conditions such as autism and schizophrenia later in life. The research analysed medical records of 1.75 million Danish births and suggested that genetic imprints established at conception could influence both size at birth and mental health during childhood and adolescence.  ?? The study was led by University of Melbourne researcher Dr Sean Byars while based at the Copenhagen Centre for Social Evolution, in collaboration with Yale University.
Event - Life Sciences
19.09.2014
Mathematics - Life Sciences
19.09.2014
All goes swimmingly
All goes swimmingly From whales to larvae, common principles at work in water propulsion, study says A t nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale is the largest creature on the planet, and by far the heaviest living thing ever seen on Earth. So there's no way it could have anything in common with the tiniest fish larvae, which are mere millimeters in length and tip the scales at a fraction of a gram, right?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.09.2014
UCLA faculty voice: This is your child’s brain on alcohol
Each year, 40,000 American children are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and the costs of caring for them are staggering Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus and Mark Tomlinson Kevin Jaako/Crea
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
18.09.2014
UChicago-Argonne National Lab team improves solar-cell efficiency
New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago's chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2014
Kids with incarcerated dads more likely to be held back a grade
While proud classmates bring parents to school for Career Day, kids with imprisoned dads incur a double whammy: They are significantly more likely to be held back to repeat a grade, a Cornell and University of California, Irvine, study has found.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
18.09.2014
A private art collection becomes a Stanford collection
A private art collection becomes a Stanford collection
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University, which is adjacent to Cantor Arts Center, contains 121 works by 86 artists.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2014
Researchers study vital ’on/off switches’ that control when bacteria turn deadly
No matter how many times it's demonstrated, it's still hard to envision bacteria as social, communicating creatures.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
18.09.2014
Changes in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Variability in Marine Ecosystem Off California
Changes in Coastal Upwelling Linked to Variability in Marine Ecosystem Off California
AUSTIN, Texas - In findings of relevance to conservationists and the fishing industry, new research links short-term reductions in growth and reproduction of marine animals off the California coast to increasing variability in the strength of coastal upwelling currents - currents that supply nutrients to the region's diverse ecosystem.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2014
Mining data to make a difference
In June, it was only rows and rows of data: property assessments, school records, smart meter readings, contract bids and census results.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.09.2014
Halfway through Blue Dot mission
18 September 2014 Halfway through his six-month Blue Dot mission, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing the International Space Station with only two colleagues: Maxim Suraev and Reid Wiseman.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
18.09.2014
CERN and APS announce partnership for Open Access
Geneva, 18 September 2014. The American Physical Society (APS) and The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN ) jointly announce a partnership to make all CERN-authored articles published in the APS journal collection to be Open Access.
Life Sciences
18.09.2014
In a battle of wits, an area of prefrontal cortex gets a call to arms
Doing what has always worked in the past is a tried-and-true method of decision-making - until you run into an opponent who exploits those tendencies.
Environmental Sciences
18.09.2014
Engineer to build ’hot’ solar cells with $2.5 million grant
Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee has been awarded $2,540,000 to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit.
Business/Economics
18.09.2014
Poverty, income inequality increase in Washington state
University of Washington The number of Washingtonians living in poverty jumped by more than 50,000 from 2012 to 2013, and the state poverty rate rose as well, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
Social Sciences
18.09.2014
Natural born killers: Chimpanzee violence is an evolutionary strategy
Natural born killers: Chimpanzee violence is an evolutionary strategy
ANN ARBOR-Man's nearest relatives kill each other in order to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources-not because human activities have made them more aggressive.
Mathematics - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2014
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
World population to keep growing this century, hit 11 billion by 2100
University of Washington Posted under: News Releases , Politics and Government , Research , Social Science Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to keep growing throughout the 21st century. The number of people on Earth is likely to reach 11 billion by 2100, the study concludes, about 2 billion higher than widely cited previous estimates.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
18.09.2014
Grant to Advance Pancreatic Cancer Early Diagnosis Test
18 Sep 2014 The British company Abcodia has won a European Commission grant to advance the early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer using technology developed in collaboration with the renowned biostatistician Professor Carlo Berzuini from The University of Manchester. The grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme will be used to validate an algorithm-based test for the screening of individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
18.09.2014
Global violence rates could be halved in just 30 years, say leading experts
Research shows that homicide rates in many countries are falling; leading experts from around the world believe that global rates of homicide and other interpersonal violence - such as child abuse and domestic violence - could be reduced by as much as 50% in just 30 years if governments implement the right policies.
Careers/Employment - Administration/Government
18.09.2014
Berkeley Lab Makes Three Permanent Hires Through Project SEARCH
Berkeley Lab Makes Three Permanent Hires Through Project SEARCH
Kem Robinson, director of the Engineering Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and coach of a soccer team for special needs teenagers, says that many people are uncomfortable interacting with people with disabilities.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
18.09.2014
Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light
Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light
For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action-from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a whole organism. To get this complete picture, neuroscientists are working to develop a range of new tools to study the brain.
Business/Economics
18.09.2014
World Economic Forum names Susan Hockfield chair of its Forum Academy
World Economic Forum names Susan Hockfield chair of its Forum Academy
The following is adapted from an announcement by the World Economic Forum.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Social Sciences
18.09.2014
A step into the unmown creates a 'win-win' for wildlife and humans
A step into the unmown creates a ’win-win’ for wildlife and humans
A step into the unmown creates a 'win-win' for wildlife and humans Creating unmown areas in an urban park can significantly increase flowers and pollinating insects while also leading to a greater enjoyment of the space by people, according to a University of Sussex study.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
18.09.2014
The future of connected objects unveiled at London Design Festival
Press release issued: 18 September 2014 Talking taxidermy that brings to life the brutal history of the 'plume boom'; a magical object to connect speaker and listener via sound, light and touch; a
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.09.2014
Lemon juice: new ingredient for space designers?
18 September 2014 Corrosion resistance and high strength put stainless steel high on the list of essential materials for satellite and rocket designers. Now ESA plans to investigate an alternative, environmental-friendly method of readying this important metal. Back in 1913, metallurgist Harry Brearley glanced at a pile of experimental steel alloys, rejected for not being hard enough, and noticed one specimen that gleamed as bright as new, rather than rusting like all the rest.
Administration/Government
18.09.2014
Scottish Independence Referendum
Professor Richard Wyn Jones, Director of the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University looks at the Scottish Independence Referendum.
Social Sciences
18.09.2014
American National Election Studies receives $10M in federal funding
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Chris Thomsen, (650) 736-7569, cthomsen [a] stanford (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The National Science Foundation has awarded $10.2
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.09.2014
Should 'scrappers' go mainstream in Detroit?
Should ’scrappers’ go mainstream in Detroit?
Contact Mike Shriberg, (734) 647-6227, mshriber [a] umich (p) edu or Lisa Pappas (734) 615-3325, lapappas [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-For years, "scrappers" have illicitly mined and sold val
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2014
’Office life’ of bacteria may be their weak spot
A research team in the University’s Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology has identified for the first time how the “paper shredder” that keeps the bacteria E. coli on top of its day job works. Now the group are looking for ways to jam the mechanism and leave E. coli and similar bacteria in filing hell.
Life Sciences
18.09.2014
Peacock’s train is not such a drag
The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered. Dr Graham Askew, from the University’s School of Biomedical Sciences , filmed five Indian peacocks taking off using two high-speed video cameras to try to work out what price male birds pay for carrying the spectacular iridescent feathers they use in displays to attract females.
Life Sciences
18.09.2014
$4.7M grant to study fruit genetics, development
$4.7M grant to study fruit genetics, development
A comprehensive study of gene expression in tomato fruits will explore unanswered questions about gene regulation, hormonal control and structural polymers that make up cell walls in fruits, to improve crop quality and yields.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
18.09.2014
New VertLife project will sprout a forest of family trees
A Yale-led effort to bring "big data" to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.09.2014
X-ray vision puts Nottingham plant and soil sciences on the world stage
PA 232/14 A multidisciplinary team of scientists at The University of Nottingham are using some of the most advanced X-ray micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanners to learn how to design plant roots so they can interact better with soil and capture water and nutrients more efficiently.
Arts and Design - Computer Science/Telecom
18.09.2014
Keeping score
Keeping score
One of the most successful composers of late 14th-century Italy was an unusual figure named Zachara da Teramo.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.09.2014
Researcher elected to Royal Academy of Engineering
An Oxford University researcher has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Paul Newman was among 59 new Fellows announced at the organisation's annual general meeting this week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.09.2014
Penn Muscle Institute Biologists Receive $9 Million to Research Cellular Motors
Penn Medicine and The Wistar Institute have been awarded a prestigious $12.1 million SPORE grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.09.2014
First volunteer receives new Ebola vaccine in UK trial
The first healthy UK volunteer has received a candidate Ebola vaccine in Oxford today in a safety trial carried out by the University of Oxford.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.09.2014
For some lung cancer patients, surgery may yield better long-term results
Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56 th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.09.2014
Improving the health and wellbeing of young Bristolians
Press release issued: 17 September 2014 A new project to improve the health of children across Bristol gets underway this month as experts from across the city join forces to tackle the inequalities faced by 20,000 youngsters living in poverty.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.09.2014
Helping carers of brain injury patients
  A unique online resource has been launched for family members and others involved in the care of people with severe forms of brain injury.
Environmental Sciences - Law/Forensics
17.09.2014
UCLA, Berkeley law schools examine emerging market for used electric vehicle batteries
Second-life batteries from electric vehicles could provide businesses and homes with backup power while lowering electricity costs for owners.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
Working with Business: Skalene Limited
The University of Liverpool is working with a business which is developing an automated system to reduce the time spent on the painstaking procedure of DNA sample preparation. The project which involves Skalene Limited , the University's Centre for Genomic Research is designed to produce the best possible samples from small quantities of swabs and to remove as much of the human labour as possible in the process.
Life Sciences
17.09.2014
Plant engineered for more efficient photosynthesis
Plant engineered for more efficient photosynthesis
A genetically engineered tobacco plant, developed with two genes from blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), holds promise for improving the yields of many food crops.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.09.2014
UCLA doctors prepared to treat infectious disease patients if needed
UCLA Dr. Zachary Rubin, infection disease expert at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, holds protective gear that would protect hospital workers in case someone with Ebola or other deadly infectious disease should arrive in the ER for treatment.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
17.09.2014
Significant Declines in Price of Rooftop and Utility-Scale Solar
Berkeley, CA - The price of solar energy in the United States continues to fall substantially, according to the latest editions of two annual reports produced by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
17.09.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
17.09.2014
Earth Sciences
17.09.2014
Engineer wins MacArthur fellowship
Engineer wins MacArthur fellowship
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Tami Bond , a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship , commonly known as a “genius grant,” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Physics/Materials Science - Architecture
17.09.2014
Popular Science puts U-M engineer on Brilliant Ten list
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan engineering professor whose work on energy scavenging sensors that could help herald the Internet of Things has been honored by a national magazine.
Event - Social Sciences
17.09.2014
Myriam Denov awarded Trudeau Fellowship
There are thousands of children born of war-time rape worldwide, but very little is known about their lived experiences and their relationships with their families and communities.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
U-M professor in Scotland to witness historic independence vote
U-M professor in Scotland to witness historic independence vote
ANN ARBOR-The Scottish referendum on Sept. 18 is a huge deal. If voters decide to split from the U.K., a major world power and key U.S. ally could be significantly weakened, losing a third of its land mass.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
UCLA Health System, Anthem Blue Cross join L.A. and Orange County partners to launch Vivity
UCLA Health System, Anthem Blue Cross join L.A. and Orange County partners to launch Vivity
Unique product created by insurer and 7 health systems uniquely aligns care for Southern California members Dale Tate The UCLA Health System and six other top hospital systems in Los Angeles and
Life Sciences - Chemistry
17.09.2014
Gel-like padding being developed at Stanford could help cells survive injection, heal spinal cord injuries
A team of Bio-X scientists is developing a gel to help protect cells from the trauma of being injected into an injury site.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
17.09.2014
The "hidden injury" in sports
Star receiver Charles-Antoine Sinotte suffered a concussion during his last home game for the McGill Redmen in 2010.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.09.2014
Global importance of pollinators underestimated
Declines in populations of pollinators, such as bees and wasps, may be a key threat to nutrition in some of the most poorly fed parts of the globe, according to new research. A major study, published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B and co-authored by a University of Leeds academic, looked at the importance of pollinators to 115 of the most common food crops worldwide and the importance of those crops in delivering vital nutrients to vulnerable populations.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.09.2014
Engineers recruit bacteria as partners in innovation
Harvard team lays the foundation for using bacterial biofilms to produce new self-healing materials and bioprocessing technologies Cambridge/Boston, Mass.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.09.2014
Engineer Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that the University of Pennsylvania's Danielle S. Bassett has been selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.09.2014
Novartis presents oncology research advances with new data on Zykadia(TM), Afinitor and key pipeline compounds at ESMO 2014
Latest Zykadia data in patients with ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer, including updated brain metastases analysis from pivotal trial Final overall survival data from Phase III trial of Afini
Business/Economics - Event
17.09.2014
Earth Sciences
17.09.2014
What set the Earth’s plates in motion?
What set the Earth's plates in motion? 17 September 2014 An 87 million year long story. This shows an early buoyant continent slowly spreading toward the adjacent immobile plate (blue).
Chemistry - Literature/Linguistics
17.09.2014
“Airpocalypse” explained
“Airpocalypse” explained
Media Releases Environment Energy and Environment The causes of China's record level fine particulate pollution in winter 2013 At the beginning of 2013 a greyish-brown blanket of smog lay over large areas of China for several months. The fine particle pollution was higher by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude than the levels normally measured in Western Europe and the United States.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.09.2014
Pollution risks of megacity 'street canyons' examined in unique new research
People living in Hong Kong's towering skyscrapers may be away from the hustle and bustle of its notorious traffic-snarled streets but the effects of traffic emissions should not be ignored, says a ground-breaking research project led by King's College London. Researchers are investigating how much of the toxic exhaust fumes at street level are, in fact, still reaching residents living inside high-rise buildings hundreds of feet above.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.09.2014
World Alzheimer Report 2014: Evidence for dementia risk reduction
Dementia risk for populations can be modified through tobacco control and better prevention, detection and control of hypertension and diabetes. The World Alzheimer Report 2014 ‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors', released today, calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs).
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
Hacking for good
Hacking for good
Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.
Life Sciences - Arts and Design
17.09.2014
Art meets science in the Queensland outback
The untouched beauty of Queensland's Idalia National Park has inspired a series of works by emerging artist Elisa Jane Carmichael , currently on display at The University of Queensland.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
17.09.2014
Shrink-wrapping spacesuits
Shrink-wrapping spacesuits
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined with tiny, musclelike coils.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.09.2014
Nanopatch to help WHO battle polio
Nanopatch to help WHO battle polio
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) battle against polio has a new weapon after joining forces with Vaxxas , the biotechnology company responsible for developing revolutionary vaccine delivery method the Nanopatch.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
16.09.2014
Researchers use liquid inks to create better solar cells
Solar cell film made from kesterite or perovskite absorbs energy more efficiently and is cheaper to manufacture Shaun Mason The basic function of solar cells is to harvest sunlight and turn it into electricity. Thus, it is critically important that the film that collects the light on the surface of the cell is designed for the best energy absorption.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.09.2014
Toward optical chips
Toward optical chips
Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power - and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
Laser focus on treatment costs vs. value: less radiation for elderly women with early breast cancer
In a healthcare climate where the costs of treatment are increasingly weighed against potential benefit, a Yale study has found that radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation procedures on elderly women with early-stage breast cancer.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
16.09.2014
Nanosurf - An Atomic Force Microscope Manufacturer in Baselland
Nanosurf is a company based in Liestal which has been developing and manufacturing unique scanning probe microscopes for almost two decades.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
16.09.2014
Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows
If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its Government could face an uphill challenge in in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has revealed.
Computer Science/Telecom
16.09.2014
Cyber security expert Chris Hankin recounts a long and varied career at Imperial
Cyber security expert Chris Hankin recounts a long and varied career at Imperial
Professor Chris Hankin, Director of the Institute for Security Science and Technology, looks back over 30 years at Imperial College.
Astronomy
16.09.2014
Hands-free in space and under water
16 September 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
16.09.2014
Stanford bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules
Stanford bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules
Synthetic molecules hold great potential for revealing key processes that occur in cells, but the trial-and-error approach to their design has limited their effectiveness.
Physics/Materials Science
16.09.2014
Twisted graphene chills out
16 Sep 2014 When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown. In an article published in Nano Letters , a multi-national team of scientists including Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from Manchester, Prof. Ado Jorio from Belo Horizonte in Brazil and Prof. Lukas Novotny from Zurich have shown how laser light interacts with a special kind of graphene to cool it down.
Law/Forensics - History/Archeology
16.09.2014
Fancy pants: skirmishes with the fashion police in 16th-century Italy
With the autumn 2014 fashion shows in full swing, all eyes are on the top designers. In 16th-century Italy, the latest looks didn't always go down well with the authorities.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
16.09.2014
Spy on penguin families for science
Online volunteers are being asked to classify images of penguin families to help scientists monitor the health of penguin colonies in Antarctica.
History/Archeology - Computer Science/Telecom
16.09.2014
Capturing Ancient Maya Sites from Both a Rat’s and a ’Bat’s Eye View’
Researchers from the University of Southern California, UC San Diego and the University of Texas, Austin, collaborated on archaeological field work at El Zotz Photo by Toby Savage Photography.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
Clerk, Pai named to RSC’s College of New Scholars
McGill University physicist Aashish Clerk and epidemiologist Madhukar Pai are among the inaugural members named today to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
Alzheimer’s funding boost for Manchester scientist
16 Sep 2014 A dementia researcher based at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has landed a £30k award from Alzheimer's Research UK for a pioneering research project getting underway this month. September is World Alzheimer's Month and will see Dr Richard Unwin start an innovative project studying thousands of proteins in the brain to build a molecular map of what happens in Alzheimer's disease.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.09.2014
New funding offers hope in the battle against pancreatic cancer
16 Sep 2014 The national charity Pancreatic Cancer UK has announced an award of over £74,000 to Dr. Cathy Tournier at The University of Manchester as part of its second annual round of Research Innovation Fund (RIF) grants, amounting to half a million pounds. Dr Tournier and her colleagues will be leading a project to investigate the behaviour of pancreatic cells and the processes that change them from normal cells into those which grow rapidly, ultimately destroying the normal function of the pancreas.
Life Sciences
16.09.2014
Can genetic tug of war explain autism and schizophrenia?
The size of babies and even human behavior may be shaped during early fetal development by a molecular tug of war between paternal and maternal genes, according to an emerging theory in evolutionary biology.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
UCLA physicians now available via LiveHealth Online
UCLA physicians now available via LiveHealth Online
Doctors from UCLA Health System will be available on your smartphone, tablet or laptop beginning this week through LiveHealth Online , a telehealth solution for business travelers, busy parents, stud
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
16.09.2014
For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges
New transistor achieves 'colossal' switchable resistance using quantum materials and physics developed in a fuel cell lab Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply keep shrinking to meet the needs of powerful, compact devices; physical limitations like energy consumption and heat dissipation are too significant.
Event - Chemistry
16.09.2014
Ceremony celebrates our research stars
Ceremony celebrates our research stars
Seven researchers and two research supervisors from across The University of Queensland were honoured at an excellence awards ceremony this evening.
Life Sciences - Social Sciences
16.09.2014
Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique
Human faces are so variable because we evolved to look unique
The amazing variety of human faces - far greater than that of most other animals - is the result of evolutionary pressure to make each of us unique and easily recognizable, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists. Our highly visual social interactions are almost certainly the driver of this evolutionary trend, said behavioral ecologist Michael J. Sheehan, a postdoctoral fellow in UC Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.
Chemistry - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.09.2014
How to hide like an octopus
How to hide like an octopus
Cephalopods, which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, are among nature's most skillful camouflage artists, able to change both the color and texture of their skin within seconds to blend into their surroundings - a capability that engineers have long struggled to duplicate in synthetic materials.
Computer Science/Telecom
16.09.2014
Story of WW1 volunteers from St. Helens revealed in new book
16 Sep 2014 The full behind the scenes story of 3,000 men from St. Helens who fought in the First World War is uncovered in a book being launched this month.
Administration/Government
16.09.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
16.09.2014
Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake
Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
College of Nursing creates Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Penn State's College of Nursing has partnered with the Polisher Research Institute (PRI) in North Wales, Pennsylvania, to establish a Program for Person-Centered Living Systems of Care.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
16.09.2014
Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed advanced molecular 'sieves' which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
Good vibrations for Forth Road Bridge
As celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge take place this month, a team of Cambridge engineers are preparing to deploy state-of-the-art self-powered wireless sensors which could help monitor and protect the Scottish landmark well into the future.
Administration/Government
16.09.2014
Sport Sciences - Event
16.09.2014
New era for ’The Pavvy’ - Melbourne University’s heritage sports pavilion
A new facility to support sporting excellence at the University of Melbourne has been officially opened by Victorian Governor Alex Chernov.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.09.2014
Making the case for Keynes
Making the case for Keynes
In 1919, when the victors of World War I were concluding their settlement against Germany - in the form of the Treaty of Versailles - one of the leading British representatives at the negotiations angrily resigned his position, believing the debt imposed on the losers would be too harsh.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
Balance benefits baby boomers: reduce your risk of falls
Balance benefits baby boomers: reduce your risk of falls 16 September 2014 If you are over 65 and have had a fall before, researchers at the University of Sydney think you should balance on one leg to brush your teeth, bend your knees to pack the dishwasher and take the stairs more often.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.09.2014
Change laws to exempt unwell doctors from mandatory reporting
Change laws to exempt unwell doctors from mandatory reporting 16 September 2014 Medico-legal experts who are calling for legislative changes exempting doctors from mandatory reporting, say c
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
16.09.2014
UQ Art Museum showcases 30 years of Lindy Lee
UQ Art Museum showcases 30 years of Lindy Lee
A new exhibition at The University of Queensland Art Museum will examine artist Lindy Lee's contribution to Australian art over the past three decades in the first major survey of her work.
Physics/Materials Science - Social Sciences
16.09.2014
Q&A: John Durant and David Kaiser on spurring public interest in science
Q&A: John Durant and David Kaiser on spurring public interest in science
What are the best ways to get the general public interested in science? Last year a large MIT workshop convened dozens of scientists, artists, bloggers, citizen-scientists, and journalists to examine new grassroots forms through which people are engaging with science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.09.2014
Health Sciences Digest: Wearable Artificial Kidney, worker wellness, chromosome sort safeguard
Health Sciences Digest: Wearable Artificial Kidney, worker wellness, chromosome sort safeguard
University of Washington Wearable Artificial Kidney safety testing receives go-ahead Medical researchers have received approval to begin safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney, a small dialysis machine that can be worn on the body.
Physics/Materials Science
15.09.2014
Cornell theorists continue the search for supersymmetry
Cornell theorists continue the search for supersymmetry
It was a breakthrough with profound implications for the world as we know it: the Higgs boson, the elementary particle that gives all other particles their mass, discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012. For many scientists, it's only the beginning. When the LHC fires up again in 2015 at its highest-ever collision energy, theorists like Csaba Csaki, Cornell professor of physics, will be watching.
Law/Forensics
15.09.2014
Congressional Budget Office director: Spending can't last
Congressional Budget Office director: Spending can't last
Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), focused on shifting priorities in the federal budget driven by the Affordable Care Act in a Sept.
History/Archeology
15.09.2014
"Astonishingly" well-preserved mummy found
One of Europe's most well-preserved 17th century mummies has been discovered in Lund, Sweden. Researchers at Lund University now hope it will shed some light on the medical and historical mysteries of everyday life in the 1600s.
Literature/Linguistics
15.09.2014
Collaborative bid for Obama Presidential Library selected for next phase
The Barack Obama Foundation announced on Sept. 15 that the collaborative effort led by the University of Chicago to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago's South Side has been selected for the final round in the foundation's site selection process.
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
15.09.2014
"Femme fatale" emerald ash borer decoy lures and kills males
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
15.09.2014
First Oxford India Lecture highlights role of ’smart health’
Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to healthcare and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic has said in a lecture in New Delhi.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
15.09.2014
A private art collection becomes a Stanford collection on Sunday, Sept. 21
A private art collection becomes a Stanford collection on Sunday, Sept. 21
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University welcomes museum members and the public this weekend. This weekend Stanford will officially become home to 
the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the world's most outstanding private assemblies of post–World War II American art.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2014
Three biotech companies from Basel report good half year results
The first half of 2014 has been a good one for Santhera, Basilea and Evolva. All three report encouraging numbers and results and have an optimistic perspective for the year 2014. Santhera's stock has been increasing by 4200%, or 2600% since the beginning of 2014. Investors' appetite for Santhera shares is driven by the temporary approval of Roxanone in France for treating patients with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) and especially also by positive phase III data for Roxanone in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Philosophy - Psychology
15.09.2014
Moral violations: hard to stomach? Hard to swallow?
It's common to refer to acts of business fraud or misbehaving politicians as disgusting, but according to new research being morally offended is not just a manner of speech. What we find morally offensive can be physically offensive as well. The study, led by University of Toronto Scarborough and Rotman School of Management Assistant Professor Cindy Chan , revealed that people are less likely to consume beverages if they are exposed to moral violations.
Architecture
15.09.2014
Renewing a place of faith
Renewing a place of faith
Singular and cylindrical, iconic and graceful, the MIT Chapel (W15) has served the Institute community for close to six decades - and is now the focus of a substantial renewal effort that begins today, Monday, Sept. 15.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2014
Think big! Bacteria breach cell division size limit
The life of a cell is straightforward: it doubles, divides in the middle and originates two identical daughter cells.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2014
Research in the News: Setting a course for genomic islands
Yale University scientists are exploring uncharted genomic islands to study new chemistry between bacteria and their hosts, from invertebrates to humans. One such discovery, by assistant professor of chemistry Jason Crawford and postdoctoral researcher Xun Guo, is published in the journal Chemistry & Biology.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
15.09.2014
Colourful carbon monoxide sensor could help save lives
Colourful carbon monoxide sensor could help save lives
Scientists have designed a new carbon monoxide sensor that uses a strip which changes from orange to white when it senses the poisonous gas. The sensor is very sensitive and can detect even low levels of carbon monoxide (CO). Under an ultraviolet lamp, the strip also fluoresces allowing even lower levels of CO to be detected.
Business/Economics
15.09.2014
Hackathon showcases smart content search engine
Hackathon showcases smart content search engine
At the Big Red//Hacks event Sept. 26-28 - billed as the first student-run, large-scale hackathon at Cornell University - participants will have access to a semantic intelligence application program interfaceAPI, the core technology for a new startup, Speare.
Environmental Sciences - Event
15.09.2014
Responding and adapting to climate change
Press release issued: 15 September 2014 How should we address the scientific, cultural, health, and social issues arising from climate change when there is uncertainty about its effects? Experts from around the world will meet in Bristol this month to discuss how best to respond to climate change in an uncertain world.
Astronomy
15.09.2014
’J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander
15 September 2014 Rosetta's lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
15.09.2014
Reducing traffic congestion, remotely
At the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress last week, MIT researchers received one of the best-paper awards for a new system, dubbed RoadRunner, that uses GPS-style turn-by-turn directions to route drivers around congested roadways.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2014
Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research
Collaboration drives achievement in protein structure research
By tracking down how bacterial defense systems work, the scientists can potentially fight infectious diseases and genetic disorders. "It is tremendously exciting working with researchers around the world, helping them apply the software and algorithms that we have developed to see the inner workings of molecular machines," said Thomas Terwilliger, a senior Los Alamos scientist and Laboratory Fellow.
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
15.09.2014
'Femme fatale' emerald ash borer decoy lures, kills males
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. An international team of researchers has designed decoys that mimic female emerald ash borer beetles and successfully entice male emerald ash borers to land on them in an attempt to mate, only to be electrocuted and killed by high-voltage current.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.09.2014
Bound for robotic glory
Bound for robotic glory
Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.09.2014
Expect more deadly pandemics
Expect more deadly pandemics 15 September 2014 Australia should upgrade its infectious disease control capabilities by adopting a US-style Centers of Disease Control, according to a University of Sydney expert who warns that the world will see more frequent epidemics.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.09.2014
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2014