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Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.11.2014
Sandburg receives grant to further brain injury research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Chaleece Sandberg , assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders , received the 2014 New Century Scholars Research Grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearin
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
21.11.2014
A Thanksgiving to remember
Dr. Jeremy M. Blumberg is assistant professor of urology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and surgical director of renal transplantation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2014
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Watch Futura launch
Title OSIRIS spots Philae drifting across the comet Released 17/11/2014 3:00 pm Copyright see below Description These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta's Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2014
Roddenberry Foundation gift allows Yale team to take quantum leap in education
Roddenberry Foundation gift allows Yale team to take quantum leap in education
Can we help young children learn better? Dr. Bruce Wexler, professor emeritus of and senior research scientist in psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, believes that the answer is "yes."
Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Q&A on Ukraine: Troop movements, sanctions and Russia’s plans
As the conflict grinds on in Ukraine, there are more questions about Russia's intentions, the effectiveness of sanctions and what the West can do to end the fighting.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
21.11.2014
Satellite history at UW-Madison comes full circle with award
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station photographed this view of Pavlof Volcano in the Aleutian Arc of Alaska on May 18, 2013.
Physics/Materials Science
21.11.2014
CERN makes public the first data from LHC experiments
CERN makes public the first data from LHC experiments
CERN has this week launched an Open Data Portal, making data from Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments openly available to all for the first time. Experiments at the LHC at CERN are addressing some of the most fundamental questions about the origin, evolution and composition of our universe.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best
Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. Researchers at the University of Illinois have published a study identifying yield zones for three major bioenergy crops.
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Samantha set for Space Station
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is all set for her five-month mission on the International Space Station.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
To heal the human instrument
Ann Johnasson/U Magazine Dr. Dinesh Chherti is an otolaryngologist who specializes in swallowing disorders at UCLA's Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.11.2014
Engineers climb walls using gecko-inspired climbing device
Gecko toes have the exciting ability to adhere strongly to nearly any surface and yet release with minimal effort.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
Researchers bridge education and neuroscience
Researchers bridge education and neuroscience
As methods of imaging the brain improve, neuroscientists and educators can now identify changes in children's brains as they learn, and start to develop ways of personalizing instruction for kids who are falling behind.
Sport Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.11.2014
Historic season carries MIT Football into NCAA
Last Saturday, with a 24-13 victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the MIT football team made history, achieving its first-ever nine-game undefeated regular season - and MIT's first perfect football season since going 3-0 in 1881.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
21.11.2014
Dizzying heights: prehistoric farming on the ’roof of the world’
Animal teeth, bones and plant remains have helped researchers from Cambridge, China and America to pinpoint a date for what could be the earliest sustained human habitation at high altitude. Human expansion into the higher, colder altitudes took place as the continental temperatures were becoming colder Professor Martin Jones Archaeological discoveries from the 'roof of the world' on the Tibetan Plateau indicate that from 3,600 years ago, crop growing and the raising of livestock was taking place year-round at hitherto unprecedented altitudes.
Social Sciences
21.11.2014
An evening with Kate Bornstein caps yearlong project on queer theory and trans representation
As part of a yearlong exploration of queer theory and the representation of transgender identity, Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt hosted a symposium on Saturday, Nov.
Astronomy
21.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.11.2014
Novartis Cosentyx(TM) receives positive CHMP opinion for first-line treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis patients
Cosentyx (secukinumab, formerly AIN457) is recommended as first-line systemic therapy for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients in Europe In Phase III stud
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
21.11.2014
Novartis Foundation symposium showcases sustainable healthcare interventions
Event illustrates how strong partnerships and innovative service delivery models can result in improved patient outcomes in lowand middle-income countries Selected interventions demonstrate success in moving past the pilot phase towards validation and scale, including a telemedicine project that aims to improve healthcare access in rural areas of Ghana The Novartis Foundation strategic approach to philanthropy includes partnerships,
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
21.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
21.11.2014
Celebrating 10 years of KCMHR
The King's Centre for Military Health (KCMHR) celebrated its 10th birthday yesterday at a special event in King's College London, attended by over 150 guests.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.11.2014
£50m investment to develop lung cancer drugs
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 21 Nov 2014 The Cancer Research Technology Pioneer Fund (CPF) today (Friday) has announced a collaboration with the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute Drug Discovery Unit, at The University of Manchester, to develop a promising class of drugs called RET inhibitors to treat cancer.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
3 Questions: Stefan Helmreich on wave science
In 2009, MIT anthropologist Stefan Helmreich explored the depths of recent scientific thinking about the living sea in his award-winning book "Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas.
Social Sciences
21.11.2014
SBS’s First Contact is the real ’festering sore’ of the nation
Read the original article on The Conversation By Chelsea Bond , The University of Queensland The SBS/Blackfella Films production First Contact – that takes six non-Indigenous people and imm
Administration/Government
21.11.2014
Israel’s policy on statehood merits the same scrutiny as Hamas gets
Read the original article on The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
21.11.2014
500,000 photos to help world coral reef health
A picture is worth considerably more than a thousand words to marine scientists working on the Catlin Seaview Survey , as they study more than 500,000 images in research to improve coral reef health. Researchers from The University of Queensland are analysing 360-degree underwater images to perform a global marine environment health check.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
21.11.2014
ANU experts comment on China-Australia free trade agreement
ANU experts comment on China-Australia free trade agreement
Australia has announced a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with top trading partner China after 10 years of trade negotiations.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2014
Shopping vouchers for breastfeeding set for wide-scale trial
Shopping vouchers for breastfeeding set for wide-scale trial
Over half of all eligible mothers signed up to the feasibility study A third of mothers claimed vouchers for breastfeeding their baby up to eight weeks Large-scale trial will now be offered to
History/Archeology
20.11.2014
Panelists debate: Is democracy the end of history?
Panelists debate: Is democracy the end of history?
A standing-room-only crowd in Rockefeller Hall's Schwartz Auditorium greeted renowned public intellectual Francis Fukuyama '74 Nov.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
20.11.2014
Staying ahead of the game: Pre-empting flu evolution may make for better vaccines
An international team of researchers has shown that it may be possible to improve the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine by 'pre-empting' the evolution of the influenza virus.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.11.2014
Nuclear AMRC & US firm sign agreement to develop next generation small modular reactors
Nuclear AMRC & US firm sign agreement to develop next generation small modular reactors
Home > News > News releases > Nuclear AMRC & US firm sign agreement to develop next generation small modular reactors Homeowners could benefit from a cheaper energy alternative thanks to a partne
Literature/Linguistics
20.11.2014
Mike Nichols, X’53, director and improv comedy pioneer, 1931-2014
Mike Nichols, X'53, a satirist whose caustic wit led him to Broadway and Hollywood success with films including The Graduate , died Nov.
Social Sciences
20.11.2014
Comment: ‘Vape’ – A Word that Encapsulates the Nothingness of Today - See more at: http://www.crickc
Home > News > News releases > Comment: ‘Vape' – A Word that Encapsulates the Nothingness of Today - See more at: http://www.crickc Professor Matthew Flinders from the University of Sheffield's
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2014
Primary care research in Nottingham shares £30m funding boost
PA 297/14 The Division of Primary Care at The University of Nottingham, along with eight other Universities has been selected to share 30m in additional research funding for the next five years.
Physics/Materials Science
20.11.2014
CERN makes public first data of LHC experiments
Geneva, 20 November 2014. CERN launched today its Open Data Portal where data from real collision events, produced by the LHC experiments will for the first time be made openly available to all.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.11.2014
Carbonics, spinoff of UCLA’s CNSI Incubator, launches with $5.5 million investment
Carbonics, Inc. Among the company's goals: using carbon-based nanomaterials to lower power consumption and improve the performance of smartphones.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.11.2014
Chief Medical Officer visits Bristol to meet health researchers and open a new research collaboration
Press release issued: 20 November 2014 The Chief Medical Officer for England will be visiting Bristol on Wednesday [26 November] to meet researchers who are helping to combat key public health issues.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
20.11.2014
Selfies Reach New Heights with Wearable Drone
"Selfie" was word of the year in 2013. Could "Nixie" be next? Maybe not right away, because Nixie-a wrist-mounted drone designed to fly and take an aerial action-shot photo or video of its owner before coming back-only just won Intel's inaugural "Make It Wearable Challenge" this month.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.11.2014
New semiconductor device could lead to better photodectectors
New semiconductor device could lead to better photodectectors
UCLA researchers have developed a perovskite photodetector that could reduce manufacturing costs and improve the quality of medical and commercial light sensors. Photodetectors are semiconductor devices that convert incoming light into electrical signals. They are used in a vast array of products, from visible and infrared light detection systems to television remote controls.
Astronomy
20.11.2014
Samantha talks Futura
Title Samantha's Sokol suit Released 18/11/2014 2:45 pm Copyright GCTC Description ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti with the Sokol suit she will wear in the Soyuz spacecraft tha
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.11.2014
NASA's Swift Satellite marks 10 years of game-changing astrophysics
In the most common type of gamma-ray burst, illustrated here, a dying massive star forms a black hole (left), which drives a particle jet into space.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.11.2014
Historic $130-million gift to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Largest private donation in Canadian health-care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN and U of'T in personalized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care
Business/Economics
20.11.2014
The US economy: Ready for takeoff
ANN ARBOR-The U.S. economy will grow by more than 3 percent next year-its highest rate in 10 years, say economists at the University of Michigan.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Chemistry
20.11.2014
Controlling a material with voltage
A new way of switching the magnetic properties of a material using just a small applied voltage, developed by researchers at MIT and collaborators elsewhere, could signal the beginning of a new family of materials with a variety of switchable properties, the researchers say. The technique could ultimately be used to control properties other than magnetism, including reflectivity or thermal conductivity, they say.
History/Archeology
20.11.2014
Author discusses role of archeologist spies during WWII
Author discusses role of archeologist spies during WWII
A small group of American archeologists who served as undercover spies during World War II were inspired by patriotic duty and their compassion for the people of Greece, whose culture and history they revered, author Susan Allen said Nov.
Chemistry
20.11.2014
Cornell-developed polymer has commercial debut
A sustainable, low-cost polymer developed by Cornell chemists has had its commercial debut.
Astronomy
20.11.2014
Unravelling the Mystery of Gamma-Ray Bursts
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'. Researchers at Cardiff University are trying to work out the possible sounds scientists might expect to hear when the ultra-sensitive LIGO and Virgo detectors are switched on in 2015. It's hoped the kilometre-scale microphones will detect gravitational waves created by black holes, and shed light on the origins of the Universe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.11.2014
National School status for care research centre confirmed
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 20 Nov 2014 The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced that The University of Manchester's Cen
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
20.11.2014
New molecular storage devices could bridge memory gap
New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers say in a new report published in the journal Nature today (Thursday 20 November). Flash memory is a popular form of electronic data storage commonly used in devices such as smartphones, cameras and memory sticks.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2014
Double trouble with rural waiting times
Double trouble with rural waiting times
Waiting times to see preferred GPs in the bush are double those of Australia's city dwellers. Analysis of new data from the Medicine in Australia, Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) survey shows Australians living in rural areas waited an average of 6.0 days to see their preferred GP in 2013 compared to 3.1 days in metropolitan areas.
Arts and Design - Event
20.11.2014
3 Questions: Elena Ruehr on her three premieres this month
For MIT composer Elena Ruehr, this November is a memorable one: Three of her pieces are making concert premieres this month.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.11.2014
Administration/Government - Life Sciences
20.11.2014
A conversation with Harry Katz, Cornell's interim provost
Harry C. Katz, the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations from 2005-14, was appointed Cornell's interim provost effective Nov.
Environmental Sciences
20.11.2014
Future hay fever seasons will be worse thanks to climate change
Read the original article on The Conversation. By Janet Davies , The University of Queensland and Paul Beggs , Macquarie University It's now late spring, with summer just around the corner, and many people with hay fever suffer at this time of year in Australia.
Astronomy
19.11.2014
Rosetta continues into its full science phase
19 November 2014 With the Philae lander's mission complete, Rosetta will now continue its own extraordinary exploration, orbiting Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko during the coming year as the enigmatic body arcs ever closer to our Sun.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
19.11.2014
Crops play a major role in the annual CO2 cycle increase
While the area of farmed land has not significantly increased, the production efficiency of that land has. Intensive agricultural management over the last 50 years has had a profound impact, UW-Madison researchers say. Photo: Jeff Miller Each year, the planet balances its budget. The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy into food is released back to the atmosphere in autumn and winter.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
19.11.2014
Expedition returns from Anatolia: 1908
Expedition returns from Anatolia: 1908
Blizzards, bad roads, an "unsettled" country: challenges facing three Cornellians who sailed from New York for the eastern Mediterranean in 1907 were legion. But their 14-month campaign in the Ottoman Empire resulted in photographs, pottery and copies of numerous Hittite inscriptions. It took three years before their study of those inscriptions appeared, and the academic work told little of the men behind the study and their adventures abroad.
Mathematics - Event
19.11.2014
Obama to present National Medal of Science to three Berkeley faculty
ATTENTION: Reporters, producers covering higher education and science WHAT: President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology & Innovation to
History/Archeology - Philosophy
19.11.2014
Stanford scholar traces cultural history of obsession with youth
With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
19.11.2014
Improving the lives of dementia carers
Improving the lives of dementia carers
A psychological intervention that provides stress relief and emotional support for people caring for relatives with dementia can reduce depression and anxiety and improve wellbeing at no extra cost to standard care, finds new UCL research published in Lancet Psychiatry . The study led by Professor Gill Livingston (UCL Psychiatry) found that family caregivers receiving the START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) programme were seven times less likely to develop clinically significant depression than those given usual care, with benefits lasting for at least 2 years.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.11.2014
Antibiotics get a "time-out"
Resistance to antibiotics is an important health concern that affects both the spread of infections, like Clostridium difficile , and the medication budget.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
19.11.2014
What agricultural ’ecosystems on steroids’ are doing to the air
ANN ARBOR-In a study that identifies a new, "direct fingerprint" of human activity on Earth, scientists have found that agricultural crops play a big role in seasonal swings of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The new findings from Boston University, the University of Michigan and other institutions reveal a nuance in the carbon cycle that could help scientists understand and predict how Earth's vegetation will react as the globe warms.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
19.11.2014
A Cage Made of Proteins, Designed With Help From the Advanced Light Source
A Cage Made of Proteins, Designed With Help From the Advanced Light Source
With help from Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source, scientists from UCLArecently designed a cage made of proteins. The nano-sized cage could lead to new biomaterials and new ways to deliver drugs inside cells. It boasts a record breaking 225-angstrom outside diameter, the largest to date for a designed protein assembly.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
19.11.2014
Convocation 2014 grads to watch: city builders
Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways.
Event - Life Sciences
19.11.2014
Rosensteil School Receives $29 Million for Research
Researchers will use the money to study the impact of oil spills on fish and how pollutants spread through water.
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.11.2014
Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain
Electrical and computer engineering Professor Barry Van Veen wears an electrode net used to monitor brain activity via EEG signals. His research could help untangle what happens in the brain during sleep and dreaming. Photo: Nick Berard As real as that daydream may seem, its path through your brain runs opposite reality.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.11.2014
University of Glasgow lends expertise to Lunar Mission One
Scientists from the University of Glasgow have pledged their support to the Lunar Mission One project.
Life Sciences - Mathematics
19.11.2014
Lifelong learning and the plastic brain
Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt.
Psychology - Environmental Sciences
19.11.2014
Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future
ANN ARBOR-Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characteriz
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
19.11.2014
Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project
ANN ARBOR-In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, researchers at the University of Michigan have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
19.11.2014
Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award
Penn-developed Method for Selecting Mental Health Treatments Receives $160,000 Award
MQ: Transforming Mental Health , a new United Kingdom-based charitable organization that supports mental health research, announced Wednesday the first major investment of its new flagship research program, PsyIMPACT.
Business/Economics - Agronomy/Food Science
19.11.2014
Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
19.11.2014
Tricks of the trade: magic and mischief in the making
Victorian magicians Rhys Morgan and Robert West will be at Sidney Sussex College tonight (19 November 2014) where their show will provoke discussions about the nature of truth, the skills of deception, and the blurred lines betweenwhat's real and what's imagined.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
19.11.2014
Life Sciences
19.11.2014
Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony
Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony
Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony Sussex researchers have found that stingless bees will engage in suicidal biting in order to defend their colony. PhD students Kyle Shackleton, Hasan Al Toufailia and Nick Balfour worked with Brazilian colleagues at the University of Sao Paolo to measure the aggressiveness of various stingless bee species.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.11.2014
New phone app to strengthen new parents' engagement with health services
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London have helped develop a new phone app to guide parents from conception through to the first six months of a baby's life.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
19.11.2014
Improving healthcare for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and abuse
Press release issued: 19 November 2014 Healthcare professionals, researchers and survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) are meeting today [19 November] at a conference in Bristol to discuss the findings of a five-year research programme, the largest of its kind in the UK. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Programme of Research on Violence in Diverse Domestic Environments (PROVIDE) aims to improve outcomes for survivors of DVA and the quality of healthcare for survivors and perpetrators.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.11.2014
Hacking health care
For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer. What she couldn't have predicted was what, precisely, the scope and scale of her work would turn out to be.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
19.11.2014
Running the color gamut
If LCD TVs start getting much more colorful - and energy-efficient -in the next few years, it will probably be thanks to MIT spinout QD Vision, a pioneer of quantum-dot television displays.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.11.2014
Clinical trial to target ovarian and breast cancers
The Australian first Women's Health, Creating Change trial will focus on women's reproductive cancers, such as ovarian, breast and endometrial cancer. Researchers from the UQ Centre for Clinical Research will target metabolic pathways used by cancer cells to create energy to grow. Led by PhD student Julie van Eps, whose mother died from breast cancer in 2008, the trial will evaluate the effects of nutritional treatments that target these pathways.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
18.11.2014
UCLA biochemists build largest synthetic molecular 'cage' ever
UCLA biochemists build largest synthetic molecular ’cage’ ever
New nanoscale protein container could lead to synthetic vaccines and offer a way to deliver medicine inside of human cells Stuart Wolpert UCLA biochemists have created the largest-ever protein t
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.11.2014
Inflate before launch
Title Micro-sections of circuit boards Released 18/11/2014 4:47 pm Copyright ESA-Sergi Ferret Aymerich Description Embedded within these resin discs are vital clues to determine whether future space missions will fail or thrive.
Computer Science/Telecom
18.11.2014
Team creates computer vision algorithm that can describe photos
Team creates computer vision algorithm that can describe photos
Computers only recently began to get the software needed to discern unknown objects; now machine-learning takes computer vision to the next level with a system that can describe objects and put them into context.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.11.2014
Stanford Cyber Initiative will tackle Internet technology concerns
Thanks to a Hewlett Foundation grant of $15 million, the Stanford Cyber Initiative will address, through an interdisciplinary focus, the crucial and complex opportunities and challenges raised by cyber-technologies.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
18.11.2014
Is Interstellar's Science So Stellar?
Is Interstellar’s Science So Stellar?
Berkeley Lab astrophysicist David Schlegel weighs in on Hollywood science and untapped concepts for future sci-fi flicks.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.11.2014
Donald F. Steiner, MS’56, MD’56, pioneer of research on diabetes and insulin, 1930-2014
Donald F. Steiner, a pioneer whose research improved lives for millions of diabetic patients worldwide, died Nov.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
18.11.2014
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature
Berkeley Lab Researchers Extoll the Virtues of Bioinspired Structural Materials in a Scientific Review Gone Viral Videos on the Internet going viral are a weekly occurrence.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
18.11.2014
Study Examines Patients' Perspectives on Deactivation of Implantable Defibrillators in End-of-Life Scenarios
New Penn Medicine Study Finds Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest, according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , which was presented today at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2014.
Arts and Design
18.11.2014
Putting an end to modern slavery
This week the Modern Slavery Bill was debated by the House of Lords. Among the many anti-slavery campaigners taking a close interest was Professor Zoe Trodd , an expert in contemporary and historic slavery at The University of Nottingham.
Business/Economics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
18.11.2014
Violent television may make children more susceptible to advertising messages
A study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism researcher has found that children who watch television shows with action or violence are more susceptible to messages in the advertisements shown during the programs. Eunji Cho, a graduate student in UW-Madison's School of Journalism and Mass Communication , says the excitement of a violent show causes children to be focused and attentive, an effect that carries over to commercial breaks.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.11.2014
Convocation 2014 grads to watch: astronaut for hire Aaron Persad
For Aaron Persad , ‘reach for the stars' is far more than a clichd phrase on a graduation card.
Administration/Government - Computer Science/Telecom
18.11.2014
Hewlett Foundation funds new MIT initiative on cybersecurity policy
MIT has received $15 million in funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to establish an initiative aimed at laying the foundations for a smart, sustainable cybersecurity policy to deal with the growing cyber threats faced by governments, businesses, and individuals. The MIT Cybersecurity Policy Initiative (CPI) is one of three new academic initiatives to receive a total of $45 million in support through the Hewlett Foundation's Cyber Initiative.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Business/Economics
18.11.2014
DIAL B for Boeing
Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Industrial Information Engineering and head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory (DIAL) at the University's Institute of Manufacturing (IfM), and membe
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
18.11.2014
$45 million in grants fund new cybersecurity centers at UC Berkeley, MIT and Stanford
The University of California, Berkeley, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Stanford University today (Tuesday, Nov.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
18.11.2014
Herbs and spices enhance heart health as well as flavor
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Spices and herbs are rich in antioxidants, which may help improve triglyceride concentrations and other blood lipids, according to Penn State nutritionists. Triglyceride levels rise after eating a high-fat meal - which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. If a high-antioxidant spice blend is incorporated into the meal, triglyceride levels may be reduced by as much as 30 percent when compared to eating an identical meal without the spice blend.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.11.2014
Old Joe turns blue for European Antibiotic Awareness Day
The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower ‘Old Joe' turned a shade of blue as part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) on Tuesday 18 October. This year's EAAD message is to raise awareness on how to use antibiotics in a responsible way that will help keep them effective for as long as possible and until new treatments are available.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.11.2014
Linguistic and cultural factors influence GPs exams
Research at King's College London , with the Universities of Nottingham and Cardiff, has identified features of both candidate performance and of structured clinical skills examination design in general that contribute to our understanding of the reasons why International Medical Graduates (IMGs) have a lower success rate than their UK counterparts in the licensing examination for GPs in the UK.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
18.11.2014
Two sensors in one
MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.11.2014
Study targets senior moments
Forgotten where you've put the car keys? Can't remember the name of your next-door neighbour? If you're healthy and aged 55 or older then a University of Queensland medical trial might be just the thing for you.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
18.11.2014
New Centenary Cancer Chair appointed
New Centenary Cancer Chair appointed
The University and the ACT Government have announced the appointment of distinguished medical researcher Professor Ross Hannan as the inaugural Centenary Chair in Cancer Research.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.11.2014
Nine new analyses show Novartis’ LCZ696 could change course of heart failure for patients[1],[2]
New data from PARADIGM-HF shows LCZ696 cut incidence of sudden deaths, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, worsening symptoms and need for more intense treatment in HFrEF patients versus enalapril Patients' and doctors' assessments of disease severity were also significantly better with LCZ696 than enalapril Effects on certain heart biomarkers indicate that compared to enalapril, LCZ696 reduced cardiac stress and damage
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
17.11.2014
Rosetta gears up for comet's dramatic solar approach
Rosetta gears up for comet’s dramatic solar approach
The Imperial-designed plasma sensor on board the Rosetta spacecraft is preparing to measure heightened activity of comet 67P as it approaches the Sun.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
17.11.2014
Billions of 'nanoreactors' inform materials design
Billions of 'nanoreactors' inform materials design
Imagine building a chemical reactor small enough to study nanoparticles a billionth of a meter across.
Study of Religions - Arts and Design
17.11.2014
Stanford religious studies Professor Emeritus Edwin Good dies at 86
Stanford religious studies Professor Emeritus Edwin Good dies at 86
A Hebrew Bible scholar and piano historian, Edwin Good was known for his literary approach to ancient Hebrew texts and his passion for early pianos.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
17.11.2014
Stanford archaeologist reveals health care in the ancient world
Stanford archaeologist reveals health care in the ancient world
By combining an analysis of written artifacts with a study of skeletal remains, Stanford postdoctoral scholar Anne Austin is creating a detailed picture of care and medicine in the ancient world.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.11.2014
Stanford 'tips-by-text' program helps boost literacy in preschoolers, study finds
Stanford ’tips-by-text’ program helps boost literacy in preschoolers, study finds
Researchers found that the texts, which prompted parents to engage in literacy activities with their children, had a positive impact on learning.
Astronomy
17.11.2014
Tracking Philae
Title Moving BepiColombo into ESA's space simulator Released 17/11/2014 2:30 pm Copyright ESA-A. Le'Floch Description On 30 October, the Mercury Planetary Orbiter, one of the t
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.11.2014
Call for rare disease research with Pfizer: interview with Jonathan Weber
Call for rare disease research with Pfizer: interview with Jonathan Weber
Imperial scientists are being asked to submit proposals for rare disease research as part of a collaboration with Pfizer to research new medicines.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.11.2014
Jennifer A. Lewis named Foreign Policy Global Thinker
Harvard materials scientist Jennifer A. Lewis , whose pioneering work in the field of microscale 3D printing is advancing the development of artificial organs, flexible electronics, and special
Astronomy
17.11.2014
New sites will boost European search and rescue
17 November 2014 A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready to pick up distress calls via satellite from all across Europe and its surrounding waters.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.11.2014
Research in the News: Yale team devises ingenious method to attack cancer at its genetic source
MicroRNAs may be tiny - as few as 20 genetic letters, compared to 3 billion in the DNA of a human - but they play a major role in biology, helping to determine which genes are expressed or silenced. In the last 10 years, researchers at Yale and elsewhere have shown they play a major role in formation and spread of tumors.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
17.11.2014
Prejudice is being privatised by equality legislation
Equality legislation has changed behaviour but not views A privatisation of prejudice is taking place Theory could help explain the rise of anti-immigration parties like UKIP Prejudiced attitudes towards minorities have not gone away as a result of equality legislation they have just been privatised, new research by the University of Sheffield has revealed.
Environmental Sciences
17.11.2014
As Temperatures Rise, Soil Will Relinquish Less Carbon to the Atmosphere Than Currently Predicted
As Temperatures Rise, Soil Will Relinquish Less Carbon to the Atmosphere Than Currently Predicted
Here's another reason to pay close attention to microbes: Current climate models probably overestimate the amount of carbon that will be released from soil into the atmosphere as global temperatures rise, according to research from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.11.2014
Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders. Jiandie Lin of the Life Sciences Institute described how in mice the hormone, NRG4, is secreted by so-called brown fat cells and communicates with the liver to regulate the conversion of sugar into fat.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
17.11.2014
Testing turbines to save energy
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. But a little knowledge can also be comforting.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.11.2014
Trials of an experimental Ebola vaccine progress at speed
Almost 200 people have received a candidate Ebola vaccine in little more than two months in safety trials carried out in the USA, UK, Mali and Switzerland.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.11.2014
Penn Medicine and March of Dimes Launch New $10 Million Prematurity Research Center
In recognition of World Prematurity Day, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the March of Dimes Foundation today announce the establishment of a new Prematurity Research Center.
Chemistry - Environmental Sciences
17.11.2014
Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution
Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can-and should-be tested without need for full-scale deployment A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, there is far less consensus.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
17.11.2014
Egg freezing: An empowering option for women?
Katie Hammond, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology researching the experience of egg donation in Canada, discusses the recent decision by tech giants Facebook and Apple to offer egg freezing to female employees, and why she co-authored a recent commentary on this subject.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
17.11.2014
Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest
New Penn Medicine Study Finds Lay Bystanders in Higher Income Pennsylvania Counties More Likely to Perform CPR When Witnessing a Cardiac Arrest Members of the public in counties with higher median household incomes are more likely to step into action to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, when they witness someone have a cardiac arrest, according to a new study led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , which was presented today at the American Heart Association's Resuscitation Science Symposium 2014.
Social Sciences
17.11.2014
Trailer for British Election Study film goes live
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 17 Nov 2014 A trailer for a new film 'The British Election Study: Understanding British Democracy', is now availabl
Astronomy - Event
17.11.2014
It's the 25th anniversary of Earth's first attempt to phone E.T
Twenty-five years ago next week, humanity sent its first and only deliberate radio message to extraterrestrials.
Administration/Government - Environmental Sciences
17.11.2014
How an approach to science helps define the political centre
Read the original article on The Conversation By Peter Ellerton , The University of Queensland There was a bit of talk over the last election cycle, expressed in the usual language of political left and right, about returning the pendulum to the “ sensible centre ”.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.11.2014
Bose grants reward risk
Bose grants reward risk
Solar cells made from coal, smart nanoparticles that work with bacteria to fight cancer, and an effort to enhance human cognition by stimulating brain waves are just a few examples of the high-risk, high-impact projects funded by the first round of Prof. Amar G. Bose Research Grants.
Mathematics
17.11.2014
Motion-induced quicksand
Motion-induced quicksand
From a mechanical perspective, granular materials are stuck between a rock and a fluid place, with behavior resembling neither a solid nor a liquid.
Law/Forensics
17.11.2014
High Court invites fresh challenge to Queensland’s bikie laws
Read the original article on The Conversation By Rebecca Ananian-Welsh , The University of Queensland Last Friday, the High Court handed down its decision in a constitutional challenge to Queensland's controversial suite of anti-bikie laws.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.11.2014
Hay fever survival guide: why you have it and how to treat it
Read the original article on The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.11.2014
Life Sciences - Administration/Government
17.11.2014
Researcher elected to Australian Academy of Science Council
Researcher elected to Australian Academy of Science Council
A University of Queensland researcher's respected career designing unmanned aerial vehicles based on biologically inspired systems has seen him elected onto the Australian Academy of Science Council.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
17.11.2014
2015 fellowship for gender equity in science
2015 fellowship for gender equity in science
Dr Julia Ellyard has been presented with the inaugural Judith Whitworth Fellowship for Gender Equality in Science at The Australian National University (ANU).
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
17.11.2014
Deforestation not always bad news for wetlands
Deforestation is both a boon and a bane for wetlands, according to new research by The University of Queensland. The study found that human impacts on the environment, such as deforestation, do not always have negative consequences, and can provide positive outcomes for biodiversity. Study author Dr Craig Woodward, from UQ's School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management , said many wetlands of international importance were formed or expanded in response to human clearance of forests.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.11.2014
Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool
Spiral laser beam creates quantum whirlpool
Physicists at ANU have engineered a spiral laser beam and used it to create a whirlpool of hybrid light-matter particles called polaritons. "Creating circulating currents of polaritons - vortices - and controlling them has been a long-standing challenge," said leader of the team, theoretician Dr Elena Ostrovskaya, from the Research School of Physics and Engineering.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.11.2014
Novartis reports landmark Phase III results for AIN457 (secukinumab) showing rapid and significant efficacy in psoriatic arthritis patients
Secukinumab demonstrated significant and sustained efficacy versus placebo in improving signs and symptoms of active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in two pivotal studies - FUTURE 1 and FUTURE 2 are the first Phase III studies of a selective IL-17A inhibitor in PsA, a painful, debilitating condition causing inflammation of joints and skin , In FUTURE 1 more than 80% of secukinumab-treated patients experienced no progression of joi
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.11.2014
Novartis presents ground-breaking Phase III results showing AIN457 (secukinumab) significant efficacy in ankylosing spondylitis patients
More than 60% of secukinumab 150 mg patients achieved significant improvements in AS symptoms, seen as early as Week 1 and sustained through one year of treatment , Secukinumab is the first selective IL-17A inhibitor to significantly improve signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) versus placebo in Phase III studies , Up to 40% of AS patients have inadequate or no response to standard of care anti-TNF (tumor-necrosis-facto
Astronomy
15.11.2014
Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation
15 November 2014 Rosetta's lander has completed its primary science mission after nearly 57 hours on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2014
Statins reverse learning disabilities caused by genetic disorder
Silva Lab/UCLA Statin drugs led to a drop in Ras activity, which allowed the mice's brain cells to communicate properly, enabling normal learning to take place. UCLA scientists have discovered that statins, a popular class of cholesterol drugs, reverse the learning disabilities caused by a genetic disorder called Noonan syndrome.
Social Sciences
14.11.2014
Dry January leads to less drinking all year round
Dry January leads to less drinking all year round
Dry January leads to less drinking all year round Giving up alcohol completely during January reduces harmful drinking all year round, new University of Sussex research has found. Psychologist Dr Richard de Visser found that six months after completing Dry January – Alcohol Concern's annual booze-free campaign for social drinkers – participants were drinking less, drinking less often and not getting drunk as much.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2014
Breakthrough Researcher from Ume University on BBC World News
A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Ume University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environmental Sciences
14.11.2014
Waste not, want not: the cost of throwing out perfectly good food
Many kids have faced mothers who threatened punishment for not eating everything on their plates and wasting food.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
14.11.2014
CNN medical analyst, Dallas Morning News reporter, Munk School graduate
"Epidemiology is about connecting people's stories and finding patterns in diseases. Journalism is the same," says Dr. Seema Yasmin Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began, numerous commentators have appeared on television news shows to discuss the disease and its implications.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
14.11.2014
Health device propels Imperial team to international success
Health device propels Imperial team to international success
An Imperial team has come second in a global competition and won $120,000 after creating a device that analyses the body's sounds to detect illnesses. The GUES team from Imperial College London came second in the XPRIZE Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE , in which they were the only UK based team. The international competition aimed to develop breakthrough high impact medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2014
Herbal brew by-product helps team win prizes in global competition
Herbal brew by-product helps team win prizes in global competition
A water filter made from a by-product of herbal tea has helped a student team come second in an international synthetic biology competition.
History/Archeology
14.11.2014
CFP: Challenge the Past/ Diversify the Future
March 19-21, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden. A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
14.11.2014
Penn Psychologist Develops Cognitive Therapy Book for IBS Patients
Penn Psychologist Develops Cognitive Therapy Book for IBS Patients
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone Irritable bowel syndrome, a condition affecting up to 10 percent of the population, often occurs alongside anxiety and depression.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2014
Tianjin and Shanghai join Cities Changing Diabetes on World Diabetes Day
The Chinese Cities of Tianjin and Shanghai have joined Cities Changing Diabetes - an initiative by Novo Nordisk, UCL and the Steno Diabetes Centre to fight the urban diabetes epidemic - today, World Diabetes Day.
Life Sciences
14.11.2014
Mapping The Genes of An Endangered Sea Creature
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 14 Nov 2014 Scientists at The University of Manchester are attempting to map the genes of an endangered British sea creature to aid a captive breeding programme.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.11.2014
Tricking mosquitoes into thinking they've mated could reduce spread of malaria
Tricking mosquitoes into thinking they’ve mated could reduce spread of malaria
Tricking virgin female mosquitoes into thinking they've mated could significantly reduce the spread of malaria, according to a new study.
Business/Economics
14.11.2014
McGill joins movement to create momentum for Montreal
McGill and Montreal have a shared history that goes back to 1821. And so, as the Montreal community mobilizes around "Je vois MTL" to kick off a new era for the metropolitan area, McGill is eager to answer the call.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
14.11.2014
Artificial muscle capable of ’remembering’ movements developed
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed artificial muscles which can learn and recall specific movements, the first time that motion control and memory have been combined in a synthetic material.
Astronomy - Event
14.11.2014
Three CfA Researchers Share in $3 Million Breakthrough Prize
Harvard researchers Robert Kirshner, Christopher Stubbs, and Peter Challis have been named co-recipients of the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their role in the 1998 discovery of dark energy and the accelerated expansion of the universe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
14.11.2014
Britain's obese in denial about their weight
Britain’s obese in denial about their weight
A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as "obese", and many would not even describe themselves as "very overweight", according to research by UCL and Cancer Research UK published in BMJ Open.
Business/Economics
14.11.2014
Sussex economist appointed to chair investigation into retail banking
Sussex economist appointed to chair investigation into retail banking
Sussex economist appointed to chair investigation into retail banking A University of Sussex economist is to chair an independent investigation into competition in retail banking.
Computer Science/Telecom
14.11.2014
Fighting Crime Through Crowdsourcing
Researchers are looking at using crowdsourcing to help in facial recognition. By Marie Guma-Diaz UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 14, 2014) — Crowdsourcing utilizes the input of a crowd of online users to collaboratively solve problems. To advance this emerging technology, researchers at the University of Miami are developing a computing model that uses crowdsourcing to combine and optimize human efforts and machine computing elements.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
14.11.2014
Perinatal mental health crucial for physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child
Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), along with colleagues at the University of Oxford and University of Cardiff, have highlighted the importance of looking a
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.11.2014
Perinatal mental health crucial for physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child
Press release issued: 14 November 2014 The importance of looking after the mental health of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth, in order to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of both parents and child, is highlighted in The Lancet today. If left untreated, a parent's mental disorder can be associated with psychological difficulties in the children, according to researchers at the University of Bristol, King's College London, the University of Oxford and Cardiff University.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
14.11.2014
"Moneyball for business"
Michael Lewis' 2003 book "Moneyball" - and the 2011 film adaptation - detailed how the Oakland Athletics used analytics, primarily derived from players' on-base percentages, to assemble a competitive team despite financial constraints.
Physics/Materials Science
13.11.2014
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
13.11.2014
Cornell's rare corpse plant to bloom ... again
Cornell's rare corpse plant to bloom ... again
Though a rose smells sweet no matter what it is called, Cornell's rare corpse plant stinks like rotting flesh in spite of its many names.
Life Sciences
13.11.2014
Bird battles promote unity on the front line
Press release issued: 13 November 2014 Like the Three Musketeers' famous strategy of 'all for one, and one for all', birds marshal their troops to defend key resources when threatened by rivals, new research from the University of Bristol has found. Biologists Dr Andy Radford and Dr Tim Fawcett found that groups of green woodhoopoes unite at nightfall following a territorial conflict with their neighbours.
Life Sciences
13.11.2014
Of rats and men: Tolman, behavior and academic freedom
In Tolman Hall, Seth Rosenfeld, author of "Subversives," connected the dots from Edward Tolman's stand against the UC loyalty oath to the Free Speech Movement.
Event
13.11.2014
The Experiment: a new model for scientific research?
The Experiment: a new model for scientific research?
A new model for scientific research is being piloted by UCL neuroscientists, who will be launching 'The Experiment' on Monday 24 November at a secret underground venue in Clerkenwell. Participants in The Experiment will be not only subjects, but experimenters, observers, and audience members in an immersive experience.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
Comment: Regenerative medicine has huge potential but it does not come cheap
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Regenerative medicine has huge potential but it does not come cheap Giulia Gigliobianco, PhD student in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Sheffield, discusses the cost of regenerative medicine.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
13.11.2014
Christian, atheist scientists tackle human nature
Christian, atheist scientists tackle human nature
The question of what makes us human has been a source of discussion and conflict for centuries. Although the question remains unanswered, a Christian geneticist and an atheist chemist found that their views on the topic were not so different in a Nov.
Administration/Government - Computer Science/Telecom
13.11.2014
Software to automatically outline bones in x-rays
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 13 Nov 2014 Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones – saving thousands of hours of manual work.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
13.11.2014
Lightning Expected to Increase by 50 Percent with Global Warming
Lightning Expected to Increase by 50 Percent with Global Warming
Today's climate models predict a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
Using Wikipedia to forecast diseases
Using Wikipedia to forecast diseases
Scientists can now monitor and forecast diseases around the globe more effectively by analyzing views of Wikipedia articles.
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Groundbreaking Welsh research project seeks to substantially cut cyclist deaths
A pioneering collaborative project has been launched in Wales to improve bicycle safety helmet performance using state-of-the-art 3D printing and supercomputing technology.
Environmental Sciences
13.11.2014
The hidden ’evil twin’ of climate change
According to the results of a major new national survey published by the University, the majority of the British public has a very low awareness of the issue of ocean acidification, with around only one-in-five participants stating they had even heard of the issue. The oceans are currently absorbing large quantities of the carbon dioxide which has been emitted into the atmosphere from human activities.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
13.11.2014
Lightning expected to increase by 50 percent with global warming
Today's climate models predict a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes across the United States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
13.11.2014
Herman Eisen, professor emeritus of biology, dies at 96
Herman Eisen, a professor emeritus of biology and founding member of the MIT Center for Cancer Research, died Nov.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
Bacteria become "genomic tape recorders"
MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Q&A: Christopher Knittel on the EPA’s greenhouse gas plan
With cap-and-trade legislation on greenhouse-gas emissions having stalled in Congress in 2010, the Obama administration has taken a different approach to climate policy: It has used the mandate of t
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
13.11.2014
Pulling together the early solar system
Infant planetary systems are usually nothing more than swirling disks of gas and dust. Over the course of a few million years, this gas gets sucked into the center of the disk to build a star, while the remaining dust accumulates into larger and larger chunks - the building blocks for terrestrial planets.
Astronomy
13.11.2014
Europe’s 3D printer set for Space Station
13 November 2014 Europe's very first 3D printer in space is scheduled for installation aboard the ISS next year.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
Way to ‘keep the lights on’ for cell self-renewal
One remarkable quality of pluripotent stem cells is they are immortal in the lab, able to divide and grow indefinitely under the right conditions. It turns out this ability also may exist further down the development path, with the workhorse progenitor cells responsible for creating specific tissues.
Social Sciences - Psychology
13.11.2014
Comment: X Factor’s Cheryl and how not to talk about mental illness on TV
Home > News > News releases > Comment: X Factor's Cheryl and how not to talk about mental illness on TV Chloe Simpson-Southward, PhD Student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Sheffield, discusses perceptions of mental illness.
Computer Science/Telecom
13.11.2014
AOL gift launches Connected Experiences Lab
AOL gift launches Connected Experiences Lab
NEW YORK - AOL, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and New York City officials have announced the creation of the Connected Experiences Laboratory, or ConnX, aimed at exploring new technologies at the forefront of the digital age.
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
13.11.2014
A cool appointment: Birmingham introduces new Visiting Professor of Power and Cold Economy
Toby Peters, long-time advocate of UK-based innovation in energy systems and founder of Highview Power and the Dearman Engine Company, has been appointed to the position of Visiting Professor in Power and Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
13.11.2014
Penn's Division of Public Safety Recognized for Excellence
Penn’s Division of Public Safety Recognized for Excellence
Those experiencing psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and cardiovascular death, according to a multi-institutio
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
13.11.2014
Oxford to lead trial of experimental drug in Ebola patients
A clinical trial is to be carried out in West Africa to see whether a novel antiviral drug called brincidofovir is effective against Ebola, subject to regulatory approval.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
Why did the chicken cross the globe? (and why should we care?)
Why on earth should we care about chickens? They are comical, stupid and their only purpose is to provide us with meat and eggs, right? While this may be the common perception of chickens today, it is a very recent attitude.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
3 Questions: Thomas Malone on the Climate CoLab’s progress
Last week, the Climate CoLab -an international effort, based at MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence, that aims to harness the collective intelligence of people around the world to address climate change -hosted its annual conference.
Study of Religions
13.11.2014
On Veterans Day, admiral talks WASPs and women heroes
On Veterans Day, admiral talks WASPs and women heroes
In the keynote address at a daylong celebration of Cornell veterans and military personnel on campus Nov.
Astronomy
13.11.2014
Welcome to a comet
ROLIS descent image The image shows comet 67P/CG acquired by the ROLIS instrument on the Philae lander during descent on Nov 12, 2014 14:38:41 UT from a distance of approximately 3 km from the surface.
Environmental Sciences
13.11.2014
US-China climate agreement- ANU experts
US-China climate agreement- ANU experts
The United States and China have struck a new deal to limit greenhouse gas emissions, with China committing to a cap for the first time and the US planning deeper emissions cuts of up to 28 per cent by 2025.
Social Sciences
13.11.2014
UQ anthropologist appointed to protect Australia's heritage
UQ anthropologist appointed to protect Australia’s heritage
An anthropologist from The University of Queensland has been welcomed as one of six new Australians to the National Cultural Heritage Committee.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.11.2014
Could walking to work help fix the nation’s health woes?
Press release issued: 13 November 2014 Businesses will be encouraging their workers to walk to work as part of a new 1 million trial which gets underway this month.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer AB ’77 to support computer science expansion at Harvard
As the field of computer science (CS) continues to undergo rapid advancement and increasingly undergirds discovery in a range of fields, Harvard University announced a significant expansion in CS faculty enabled by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer AB '77.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
13.11.2014
University looks to build mobility opportunities with India
University looks to build mobility opportunities with India 13 November 2014 University of Sydney academics are looking to build on the growing rapport between India and Australia by establishing new opportunities for staff and student mobility between the two countries.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
13.11.2014
Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics
Industry partnership supports Australian production of next-generation photonics 13 November 2014 An optical oscilloscope with 20 times the resolution of conventional electronics has been de
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
13.11.2014
World class mental health facility opens doors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
World class mental health facility opens doors at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 13 November 2014 A new 73-bed mental health centre unveiled today at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital provides a uni
Administration/Government - Study of Religions
13.11.2014
Turkey has its own good reasons for not intervening in Kobane
Tristan Dunning Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at The University of Queensland As the Kurdish town of Kobane continues to defy Islamic
Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
13.11.2014
Arts and Design - Physics/Materials Science
13.11.2014
Van Gogh painting under the microscope
Van Gogh painting under the microscope
A minute paint sample from Vincent van Gogh's “Sunflowers” painting in Amsterdam is under the microscope at The University of Queensland in Brisbane. The tiny sample from the Van Gogh Museum is being examined at the University's Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM), through high resolution 3D imaging.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
13.11.2014
Next-gen polio vaccine tackles wild virus emergency
Next-gen polio vaccine tackles wild virus emergency
Vaccine technology being developed at The University of Queensland could hold the key to completely eradicating polio by removing live virus from the vaccine production process.
Environmental Sciences
13.11.2014
Making Melbourne a ’20 minute city’
Cars can travel approximately 10 times further than public transport in 20 minutes, a report undertaken by the University of Melbourne has found.