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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12:01
New research centre to focus on the function of the human mind
A new Centre of Excellence has been unveiled by the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham, a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and The University of Nottingham.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
12:01
Synthetic Biology Research Centre creates new jobs
The University of Nottingham is looking for 23 talented scientists to work at its new Synthetic Biology Research Centre.
Astronomy
12:00
Steering ESA satellites clear of space debris
30 October 2014 Improved collision warnings for its Earth observation missions means ESA controllers can now take more efficient evasive action when satellites are threatened by space junk.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10:00
The Huffington Post: Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia
A landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia has been published by the INDEPTH Network.
Literature/Linguistics
09:00
Travellers under open skies: writers, artists and gypsies
In her new book Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period , Sarah Houghton-Walker provides a fascinating insight into writers' and artists' portrayals of wanderers.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
08:00
Philanthropy takes researchers to new depths
University of Queensland marine neuroscientists are plunging to new depths in submersibles on the Great Barrier Reef and in the Coral Sea.
Business/Economics
07:00
The 100-member rule may be gone, but shareholder activism is here to stay
By UQ's Julie Walker. Originally published on The Conversation As part of its program to cut red tape and bureaucracy, the Australian government is set to repeal the 100-member rule.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
07:00
Top honours for researcher working on stroke rehabilitation
The dream to help develop new and innovative rehabilitation strategies for people after stroke has secured a UQ researcher the prestigious 2014 UQ American Australian Association Fellowship.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07:00
Training program simulates first-response
Frontline health staff will now be better equipped to manage deteriorating patients thanks to a new online simulation-based learning program.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
30.10.2014
Harnessing error-prone chips
As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption.
Mathematics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.10.2014
Raising cryptography’s standards
Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but that would take a prohibitively long time, even with enormous computational resources.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
30.10.2014
Anthropology exposes how miners shape our world and our views of it
By UQ Senior Lecturer in Anthropology Sally Babidge. Originally published on The Conversation Miners do much more than extract minerals and make profits.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
30.10.2014
Like eating fish? It’s time to start caring where it comes from
By postdoctoral research fellow in conservation biology at The University of Queensland , Carissa Klein.
Business/Economics
30.10.2014
Greater inequality within UK and USA than some developing countries, trade ’footprint’ shows
Greater inequality within UK and USA than some developing countries, trade 'footprint' shows 30 October 2014 Australia, with a comparable level of international trade activity, still maintains greater internal equality than the trading nations that 42 percent of our consumption depends on. Only nine percent of countries that we trade with have more egalitarian economies.
Social Sciences - Psychology
30.10.2014
Social ties matter Beyond Bushfires
In the first major release of findings from the Beyond Bushfires study of the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires, researchers from the University of Melbourne have been able to show the social element of disasters. Speaking at a Beyond Bushfires research symposium, a lead researcher Associate Professor Lisa Gibbs reported that social ties matter.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
30.10.2014
Protecting the rights of bad guys
The human rights of corrupt politicians, terrorists and organised criminals are the topic of debate in a new book by University of Queensland academic Dr Radha Ivory.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
30.10.2014
Palmer deal gives green light to Direct Action - experts react
By Australian National University Centre for Climate Economics and Policy Director Frank Jotzo, Southern Cross University Associate Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy, School of Environm
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.10.2014
Fire safety expert named academy fellow
Fire safety expert named academy fellow
A lifetime of fire safety and civil engineering research has led to a fellowship with the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering for The University of Queensland's Professor José Torero.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
30.10.2014
Dam hard: water storage is a historic headache for Australia
Dam hard: water storage is a historic headache for Australia
By UQ School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management Lecturer Joshua Larsen , School of Civil Engineering Lecturer Badin Gibbes and School of Economics Professor John Quiggin.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
29.10.2014
Europe’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend research
More than twenty of Europe's most prominent plant scientists today signed a joint letter warning that Europe may lose its research lead unless plant science is adequately funded, GM (genetically mo
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
29.10.2014
Yale finds a low-density planet that won’t stick to a schedule
For their latest discovery, Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunter program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem. The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 light years from Earth and has an atmosphere loaded with hydrogen and helium. It is described in the Oct. 29 online edition of The Astrophysical Journal.
Event - Physics/Materials Science
29.10.2014
Top engineering award for Lancaster academic and his team
Top engineering award for Lancaster academic and his team
Research into ground-breaking, cost effective and faster techniques for decommissioning nuclear plants has earned a Lancaster University professor and his team a national industry award.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2014
The ’ultimate’ stem cell
In the earliest moments of a mammal's life, the developing ball of cells formed shortly after fertilisation 'does as mother says' - it follows a course that has been pre-programmed in the egg by the mother. Extraordinary as this is, what happens then is even more remarkable.
Astronomy
29.10.2014
Laser node on track
29 October 2014 The first component of Europe's space data highway passed several critical tests this summer replicating the harsh launch and space conditions it will soon have to endure.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
29.10.2014
Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals
Scientists studied newborn leatherback sea turtles to create the first models of a swimming animal. Challenges to measuring forces like drag and thrust made this difficult before, but the research team overcame these, offering the opportunity for many more to benefit from their findings. Photo courtesy of Jeanette Wyneken, Florida Atlantic University Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
29.10.2014
Speech and language therapist to trial new technology for stroke rehabilitation
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 29 Oct 2014 A speech and language therapist from The University of Manchester has won a prestigious National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship to trial a new web-based app for stroke rehabilitation patients.
Social Sciences
29.10.2014
Gandhi's nonviolent approach offers lessons for peace movements, Stanford scholar says
Gandhi’s nonviolent approach offers lessons for peace movements, Stanford scholar says
Stanford's Saumitra Jha suggests that new evidence calls for a reinterpretation of Gandhi's nonviolent movement for independence in India.
Computer Science/Telecom - Literature/Linguistics
29.10.2014
Stanford system combines software with human intelligence to improve translation
Using software to suggest word choices makes professional translators more productive in the $34-billion-a-year market for foreign language translation. Computer scientists at Stanford have created a language translation system that allows bilingual humans to translate text faster and more accurately than is currently possible.
Literature/Linguistics - Physics/Materials Science
29.10.2014
Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest U.S. website
Stanford Libraries unearths the earliest U.S. website
A piece of web history is made available again for the first time since its debut in the early 1990s.
Astronomy
29.10.2014
3 Questions: Richard Binzel on NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission
By the end of this decade, NASA hopes to lasso a space rock: The space agency is actively pursuing proposals for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) - a mission that aims to identify, capture, and redirect an asteroid into lunar orbit.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
29.10.2014
New Lab Startup Afingen Uses Precision Method to Enhance Plants
New Lab Startup Afingen Uses Precision Method to Enhance Plants
Imagine being able to precisely control specific tissues of a plant to enhance desired traits without affecting the plant's overall function.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
29.10.2014
Francis Collins: Scientists must engage with the world
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins yesterday urged an MIT audience to "reflect on what our role is as scientists and citizens of the world." "What we're engaged in is a noble enterprise," Collins told attendees at the Karl Taylor Compton Lecture, who filled Room 10-250.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
29.10.2014
University signs Shanghai agreement for carbon capture research
The University of Nottingham has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI) to jointly undertake groundbreaking research into carbon capture.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2014
"Abandoned" stroke survivors need better longer-term care
Stroke patients need better long-term support to ensure their health and social care needs are met and prevent them feeling "abandoned", a University of Leeds expert says.
Arts and Design
29.10.2014
Cornell VP talks shop with local teen actors
Cornell VP talks shop with local teen actors
Twenty-six years ago, Joel Malina walked down a red carpet for the opening night of the world premiere of "Fame: The Musical," in which he starred as "gifted yet tortured" violinist Schlomo Metzenbaum.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
29.10.2014
Welfare reform reinforces growing class prejudice reminiscent of Victorian era
Home > News > News releases > Welfare reform reinforces growing class prejudice reminiscent of Victorian era o Study finds people believe work is plentiful and unemployment is a lifestyle choice o Evidence of an alarming intolerance towards disabled people, with questions over legitimacy of benefits o Government rhetoric on 'scroungers' likely to reinforce these attitudes British society is becoming increasingly intolerant of unemployed people and other disadvantaged groups, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).
Life Sciences - Chemistry
29.10.2014
Artificial cell with multiple compartments could improve drug delivery
Artificial cell with multiple compartments could improve drug delivery
Imperial scientists have made a new artificial cell that can compartmentalise its contents and set off a sequence of key biological processes. The new artificial cell replicates how nature splits the contents of living cells for the first time by storing cell contents in separate compartments. All cells have compartments, which each hold different contents and carry out diverse functions.
Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Contact Mandira Banerjee (734) 764-4251, mandirab [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows. LEDs-or light-emitting diodes-create less heat than traditional lights, so they help keep factory floors cooler.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Will the new industrial city work?
The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American manufacturing, for instance, rose in cities, and those cities grew around industries from automakers to steelmakers to textiles.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2014
UCL-Lancet Commission argues that
UCL-Lancet Commission argues that "health is as much about caring as it is about curing"
The systematic neglect of culture is the single biggest barrier to advancing the highest attainable standard of health worldwide, say the authors of a major new report on culture and health, led by Professor David Napier, a leading medical anthropologist from UCL and published in The Lancet .
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2014
Unlocking Epilepsy wins Prime Minister’s award
For their contribution to the study of epilepsy, its diagnosis, management and treatment, they have been awarded the $300,000, 2014 Prime Minister's Prize for Science. Laureate Professor Sam Berkovic AC and Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO from the University of Melbourne Departments of Medicine at Austin Hospital and the Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health have contributed to worldwide efforts to explore and map inherited epilepsy.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
29.10.2014
New book offers frank views on Australia-China ties
New book offers frank views on Australia-China ties
In a global world, it is the relationship that looms largest for our nation. Now a new book on Australia's links with China brings together new voices and fresh thinking on the shared future of the two nations.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.10.2014
Breathlessness support leads to better quality of life and survival
A low-cost Breathlessness Support Service (BSS) led to better quality of life and survival rates for patients with lung disease and cancer, according to a study by a team of researchers at King's College London and clinicians from King's College Hospital. BSS, which integrates palliative care, respiratory medicine, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, improved quality of life and the way patients managed their breathlessness, with BSS patients scoring 16 per cent higher in a measure of breathlessness mastery.
Literature/Linguistics
29.10.2014
While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve
While old Indigenous languages disappear, new ones evolve
By University of Queensland ARC Research Fellow (DECRA) in Linguistics Felicity Meakins. Originally published on The Conversation By now we know that traditional Indigenous languages are losing speakers rapidly and tragically.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
29.10.2014
Team develops aerosol optical tweezers
Press release issued: 29 October 2014 A device which allows users to hold airborne particles - aerosols - for extended periods has been developed by a team at the University of Bristol and Portishead-based firm Biral. The AOT-100 Aerosol Optical Tweezers, which is capable of holding and manipulating single or multiple particles for indefinite lengths of time using light, is the result of a project funded by an Impact Acceleration Award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Computer Science/Telecom
29.10.2014
Projecting a robot’s intentions
In a darkened, hangar-like space inside MIT's Building 41, a small, Roomba-like robot is trying to make up its mind. Standing in its path is an obstacle - a human pedestrian who's pacing back and forth. To get to the other side of the room, the robot has to first determine where the pedestrian is, then choose the optimal route to avoid a close encounter.
Literature/Linguistics - Event
29.10.2014
Arts and Design
29.10.2014
Reflecting on tragedy through music
Reflecting on tragedy through music
As Remembrance Day approaches on November 11, The University of Queensland will reflect on the tragedies of the Great War through music.
Life Sciences - Administration/Government
28.10.2014
New flagship imaging centre
  Construction is underway on a state-of-the-art research centre at Cardiff University, set to become one of Europe's top facilities for brain imaging.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.10.2014
Pumpkins can ward off more than evil spirits
They ward off evil spirits on Halloween, their juice is much loved by Harry Potter and his wizard friends, and one turned into a golden carriage to take Cinderella to the ball.
Astronomy
28.10.2014
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
28.10.2014
Comment: Stormy outlook for long-term ecology studies
Professor Tim Birkhead, from the University's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, warns how the closure of a 40-year project to understand and protect seabirds shows the false priorities of funders. Stormy outlook for long-term ecology studies by Professor Tim Birkhead, 28 October 2014, posted in Nature In the early months of this year, a series of fierce storms battered Europe's western seaboard.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.10.2014
Heat can transmit data
Heat can transmit data
Prototype technology that uses bursts of heat to transmit information over short distances has been developed by a team of engineers. The researchers from Imperial College London have created a low-cost, wireless communications technology that exploits infrared heat, called black-body radiation, currently used for thermal imaging.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.10.2014
Leading dementia research
Leading dementia research
Lancaster University is leading two research projects worth a total of £1.5m aimed at improving the detection and diagnosis of dementia.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.10.2014
Politics can interact with evolution to shape human destiny
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Politics can have unintentional evolutionary consequences that may cause hastily issued policies to cascade into global, multigenerational problems, according to political scientists. "Most western democracies look at policies as if they are bandages, we fix what we can and then move on," said Pete Hatemi , associate professor of political science , Penn State.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
28.10.2014
Creating the Coldest Cubic Meter in the Universe
Creating the Coldest Cubic Meter in the Universe
In an underground laboratory in Italy, an international team of scientists has created the coldest cubic meter in the universe.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
28.10.2014
New Swedberg book urges creative theorizing
A new book, "The Art of Social Theory," written by Richard Swedberg, professor of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers practical tips and exercises to encourage creative theorizing that could lead to better and bolder theories. Swedberg recommends adding a new phase at the beginning of a project before the research design is drawn - what he calls the pre-study, a time when early theorizing occurs by observing a topic intensely and discovering something interesting or surprising to develop and explain.
28.10.2014
Vega launch of ESA spaceplane postponed
28 October 2014 The Vega launch of ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, due on 18 November from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, has been postponed to allow for additional analyses of the Vega flight trajectory.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
28.10.2014
Copernicus operations secured until 2021
28 October 2014 In a landmark agreement for Europe's Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over ¤3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus 'space component' between 2014 and 2021.
Computer Science/Telecom - Administration/Government
28.10.2014
Landmark archive of 10 million Gaelic words launched
Researchers have completed the first phase of the world's most extensive digital archive of Scottish Gaelic texts as part of a landmark project to revolutionise access and understanding of the language to public around the world.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.10.2014
Researchers to highlight new visual technologies
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Penn State researchers are hosting an event Nov. 10 to showcase innovative technologies developed as part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Medicine/Pharmacology
28.10.2014
Lessons from Liberia: Targeted patient isolation could stem Ebola epidemic
Lessons from Liberia: Targeted patient isolation could stem Ebola epidemic
Isolating the most severely ill Ebola patients before the fifth day of their illness may be the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests. A team of scientists from Yale and Liberia created a disease transmission model that uses epidemiological and clinical data from Liberia, the country hardest hit by the current outbreak.
History/Archeology
28.10.2014
Researcher explores the truths behind myths of ancient Amazons
A battle between Amazons and Greek warriors is depicted in a marble sarcophagus on display at the Pio Clementino museum in the Vatican.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.10.2014
MRI-PET scanner will enable new insights into dementia
MRI-PET scanner will enable new insights into dementia
Imperial will install a new MRI-PET scanner in collaboration with Imanova, as part of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Dementias Platform UK (DPUK).
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
28.10.2014
New ideas for a new time: Scotland’s place in a new union
Related links: Policy Scotland Ken Gibb Duncan Maclennan Des McNulty Policy Scotland, a hub for policy research based at the University of Glasgow, has launched a working pape
Astronomy
28.10.2014
Sculpting solar systems: Magnetic fields seen for first time
Sculpting solar systems: Magnetic fields seen for first time
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Astronomers have caught their first glimpse of the invisible magnetic fields that sculpt solar systems.
Life Sciences - Law/Forensics
28.10.2014
Immorality and invention: the "great stem cell debate"
Human stem cell research holds promise for combating some of the most recalcitrant of diseases and for regenerating damaged bodies.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.10.2014
Novartis delivered solid sales growth with strong margin expansion and major innovation in the third quarter
Net sales up 4% (+5% cc) in Q3, with operating margin increase across Q3 and 9M Net sales of USD 14.7 billion grew 4% (+5% cc ) in Q3 Strong operating income growth in Q3 of 14% (+18% cc) Core
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.10.2014
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
28.10.2014
Shifting up to higher octane
If the majority of light-duty vehicles in the United States ran on higher-octane gasoline, the automotive industry as a whole would reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 35 million tons per year, saving up to $6 billion in fuel costs, according to a new analysis by MIT researchers. In a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology , the team considered a scenario in which fuel is manufactured under a redefined octane rating - the measure of a gasoline's ability to resist engine knocking during combustion.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.10.2014
Beating battery drain
Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you'll probably see the battery drain significantly.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
28.10.2014
Puberty blues - are hormones really to blame?
Puberty blues - are hormones really to blame? 28 October 2014 A world-first study that is unraveling the effects of puberty hormones on teenage mood, behaviour and social well-being will be
Media Sciences/Political Sciences - Philosophy
27.10.2014
Stanford Responds to Election Mailer
Stanford University is investigating the facts behind an academic research study independently undertaken by political science researchers at Stanford and Dartmouth that involved election mailers sent to voters. As it investigates, Stanford is also cooperating with an inquiry undertaken by election officials in the State of Montana.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
27.10.2014
Device developed at UCLA simultaneously sends and receives broadcast signals while maintaining quality
Device developed at UCLA simultaneously sends and receives broadcast signals while maintaining quality
The technology, which could be used in future smartphones and other wireless devices, would reduce demand on the radio spectrum Matthew Chin A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli Sch
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
27.10.2014
Digging deep to reach for the STARS
The University of Nottingham is part of a new consortia charged with the task of training the scientists of the future to improve our limited understanding of soils.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.10.2014
When cancer meets fashion
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 27 Oct 2014 A Manchester-based scientist has teamed up with a Pennsylvanian fashion designer to create a dress showing how prostate cancer spreads in the body.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.10.2014
Wonder drug roadshow highlights need for greater safety with medicines
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 27 Oct 2014 Researchers from The University of Manchester are taking to the streets to talk directly to people about medication safety.
Arts and Design
27.10.2014
Masterpieces ’marooned’ by the Russian Revolution finally go on show
Lost Russian masterpieces from an art exhibition interrupted by the First World War are being revisited a century on with the help of expertise from the University of Leeds.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
27.10.2014
A conversation about climate
The 2014 Roundtable at Stanford, 'The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.10.2014
What makes a tumor switch from dormant to malignant?
What makes a tumor switch from dormant to malignant?
What makes a tumor switch from dormant to malignant? Posted October 27, 2014; 03:10 p.m. by Tien Nguyen, Department of Chemistry Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes end in a stalemate. This stalemate, known as tumor dormancy, is extremely difficult to study in both cellular and animal models.
Business/Economics
27.10.2014
3D printed guitars hit road with Klaxons
3D printed guitars hit road with Klaxons
3D printed guitars are on the road for the first time as part of the Klaxons tour which kicked off on Saturday.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
27.10.2014
Outstanding Achievement Award
A joint University study which investigated new approaches to treating cancers of the abdomen has secured worldwide recognition.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
27.10.2014
Pioneering surgeon leads ’quiet revolution’ for better services
A pioneering surgeon who uses A&E data to fight crime is using his passion for research to change the way UK Government works. Professor Jonathan Shepherd is leading a 'quiet revolution' - helping policy makers design systems to deliver better services, from health and social care to education and ageing.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
27.10.2014
Chaos in Atlantis basin
Title Chaos in Atlantis basin Released 27/10/2014 12:30 pm Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin Description Mars is peppered with craters.
Business/Economics
27.10.2014
Stanford economist finds meaning in North Korea's night lights
Stanford economist finds meaning in North Korea’s night lights
Stanford economist Yong Suk Lee found that North Korea's dictatorship counters the effects of international economic sanctions by reallocating resources to urban centers and away from poor, rural areas. The research involved the use of satellite lights data to determine economic activity. The North Korean regime has adjusted to international sanctions by shifting that economic pain away from cities to the countryside, new Stanford research using satellite night lights data shows.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
27.10.2014
Making educated choices about health care during Open Enrollment at Stanford
Thorough information about medical, dental and vision plans for 2015 is available online to help Stanford employees make decisions.
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
27.10.2014
Lena Kourkoutis wins Packard fellowship
Lena Kourkoutis, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, has received a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
27.10.2014
Letter regarding MIT’s steps to minimize sexual assault on campus
The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the MIT community, In February, I charged Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart to assess and address the problem of sexual assault at MIT.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
27.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast final episode: future cities
It's been a long road to election day in Toronto. But – regardless of which candidates come out on top – all the ideas brought to life through debates, platforms, opinion pieces and public discussion will result in a new city and set its citizens on a new path.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
27.10.2014
MIT announces steps intended to minimize unwanted sexual behavior
After surveying all of its undergraduate and graduate students, MIT has concluded that the incidence of sexual assault on its campus is not unlike that found by research on the nation's residential c
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
27.10.2014
Watching the hidden life of materials
Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the "smart material" vanadium dioxide (VO2) from a semiconductor into a metal - in a timeframe a trillion times faster than the blink of an eye.
Careers/Employment
27.10.2014
Berkeley Lab Makes Major Push to Diversify Workforce
Berkeley Lab Makes Major Push to Diversify Workforce
The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has launched a major initiative to foster a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
27.10.2014
Figuring Out How We Get the Nitrogen We Need
Figuring Out How We Get the Nitrogen We Need
Nitrogen is an essential component of all living systems, playing important roles in everything from proteins and nucleic acids to vitamins.
Social Sciences
27.10.2014
Can I be excused? Finding out how the nation really feels about PE
A nation-wide survey, launched today, will use our memories of PE at school to identify how our experiences of sports days, shared showers and plimsolls have influenced our relationship with physical activity as adults.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.10.2014
Study of Religions - Law/Forensics
27.10.2014
Spotlight on religious freedom
Spotlight on religious freedom
An influential group of academics, lawyers and religious leaders will gather at the University of Queensland this month to explore issues associated with religious freedom.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.10.2014
New projects to improve dementia detection
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 27 Oct 2014 The University of Manchester is to lead a new project to detect dementia earlier and in greater detail than ever before with improvements to MRI scanning. Dementia is estimated to account for 1% of global GDP with 35 million sufferers around the world.
Business/Economics
27.10.2014
German parliamentary head speaks at UQ
The President of the German Bundestag, Professor Norbert Lammert , will give a public address at The University of Queensland tonight.
Philosophy - History/Archeology
27.10.2014
The Birth of Hedonism
27 October 2014 A new book exploring hedonism and the Cyrenaic philosophers by Dr Kurt Lampe of the Department of Classics and Ancient History is published this week. The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life reconstructs the doctrines and practices of the Cyrenaics, an ultra-hedonist Greek school of philosophy supposedly founded by Aristippus of Cyrene in the fourth century BCE.
Arts and Design
27.10.2014
Stairway to hell: life and death in the pop music industry
Stairway to hell: life and death in the pop music industry By Professor Dianna Kenny, first published in The Conversation 27 October 2014 Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg , like many gifted artists throughout history, suffered for his art.
Astronomy
27.10.2014
First time-lapse images of exploding fireball from a ’nova’ star
First time-lapse images of exploding fireball from a 'nova' star 27 October 2014 Astronomers at the University of Sydney are part of a team that has taken images of the thermonuclear fireball from a 'nova star' for the first time tracking the explosion as it expands.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
26.10.2014
Novartis announces divestiture of influenza vaccines business to CSL for USD 275 million
CSL to acquire Novartis influenza vaccines business, including development pipeline, for USD 275 million Announcement follows a transaction announced on April 22, 2014 to divest the non-influen
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
26.10.2014
Stanford Roundtable panelists discuss how to improve public understanding of climate change
The 2014 Roundtable at Stanford, 'The Climate Conversation You Haven't Heard,' took place at Maples Pavilion on Friday.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
26.10.2014
Faster switching helps ferroelectrics become viable replacement for transistors
Ferroelectric materials - commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more - could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.10.2014
Microbes build a powerful antibiotic
From left, University of Illinois graduate research assistant Manuel A. Ortega, chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk, graduate student Yue Hao, biochemistry professor Satish Nair, and postd
History/Archeology - Event
24.10.2014
Newly elected president of the Stanford Historical Society talks about the group and its mission
Each October, Stanford holds a Founders' Celebration, in honor of Jane and Leland Stanford.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
24.10.2014
Sharing ideas on health and the universe at Liverpool TEDx
TEDx is a programme of public events to help communities share ideas Scientists at the University of Liverpool have taken part in TEDx, a programme of public events designed to help communities di
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.10.2014
Welsh experts unite in new bid to tackle cancer
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan and the Chair of Velindre NHS Trust, Rosemary Kennedy, have today (Friday 24 th October) signed an agreement that sets out the basis for closer collaboration between the two organisations. The Agreement will bring together some of Wales's leading experts in a renewed bid to tackle cancer.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.10.2014
UCLA and UCI awarded $8 million grant to launch collaborative stem cell clinic
The joint effort will accelerate the implementation of clinical trials and delivery of stem cell therapies Peter Bracke The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cel
Event
24.10.2014
Astronomy - Event
24.10.2014
Rosetta: the ambition to turn science fiction into science fact
24 October 2014 Imagine: with a wasteland as their canvas, a Master and his young Apprentice set about turning rubble into planets and moons, asteroids and comets.
Astronomy
24.10.2014
Hinode Satellite Captures X-ray Footage of Solar Eclipse
Hinode Satellite Captures X-ray Footage of Solar Eclipse
The moon passed between the Earth and the sun on Thursday, Oct. 23. While avid stargazers in North America looked up to watch the spectacle, the best vantage point was several hundred miles above the North Pole.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
24.10.2014
In Malaysian prison, Aishwarya Vijay gains greater insight into the problem of addiction
Recent Yale College graduate Aishwarya Vijay '14 had never set foot in a prison until she traveled to Malaysia, where her work this summer allowed her to learn about the sometimes subtle connections between stigma and treatment-seeking behavior in injection-drug-using prisoners.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
24.10.2014
Penn’s Celebration of Innovation Features Silfen Forum With Amy Gutmann and Walter Isaacson
Ferroelectric materials, commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more, could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Business/Economics
24.10.2014
How effective are we in tackling water security?
A new paper published in Science has examined how regions around the world are coping with variable and unpredictable freshwater resources caused through drought or floods, and how this affects economic output. The analysis compares low and high income countries and their ability to cope with changes in freshwater supply and quality.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.10.2014
'Eye in the sky' will bypass Internet traffic jams
When you're driving to work you wish you knew where the traffic jams will be. The same is true on the Internet, but network operators today can't observe or control the paths that carry data beyond the borders of their own networks. For end users this sometimes means poor performance and service outages.
Study of Religions - Social Sciences
24.10.2014
Return of the new gods: Jedis, auras and online witch schools
Research by a digital anthropologist is looking at how new religious movements are harnessing online platforms.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
24.10.2014
Gene that once aided survival in the Arctic is found to have negative impact on health today
Millennia-old genetic variant that once provided advantages for survival in cold climates increases risk of hypoglycemia and infant mortality.
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
24.10.2014
Becker Friedman Institute announces two new research fellows
The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics has appointed two new research fellows as part of the institute's commitment to bringing the world's most promising economists to Chicago to pursue original research.
Administration/Government
24.10.2014
Password refresh campaign to launch this fall
The University of Chicago is launching a CNet password refresh campaign this fall as part of IT Services ' efforts to protect the University's network, computing and data.
Study of Religions
24.10.2014
CofE clergy concerned with protecting the welfare budget
Anglican clergy are very concerned with maintaining a high level of welfare spending, and see it as a way of protecting the weak and the poor – a left-leaning political stance out of step with most of the general population and most Anglicans.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
24.10.2014
New Health at Work Policy Unit launched by Lancaster University’s Work Foundation
A new policy unit says the Government must reassess its strategy to achieve real improvements in health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Arts and Design - Pedagogy/Education Science
24.10.2014
Stanford family objects tell the story of tragic loss and a lasting institution
Stanford family objects tell the story of tragic loss and a lasting institution
Palo Alto Spring by Thomas Hill, which is among the works in the Stanford Family Galleries, portrays members of the Stanford family on the Palo Alto Stock Farm, the future site of the university.
Earth Sciences
24.10.2014
Mumbai
Title Mumbai, India Released 24/10/2014 10:00 am Copyright JAXA/ESA Description The western Indian city of Mumbai is pictured in this image from Japan's ALOS satellite.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.10.2014
New support method improves health of kidney disease patients
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 24 Oct 2014 A healthcare intervention developed by researchers at the University of Manchester and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester has been shown to have significant health benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
24.10.2014
Government appoints infectious disease expert to aid Australia’s response to Ebola
Government appoints infectious disease expert to aid Australia's response to Ebola 24 October 2014 The Federal Government has appointed Professor Lyn Gilbert to advise hospital based clinic
Chemistry - Life Sciences
24.10.2014
Scientists help unlock the secrets of photosynthesis
Scientists help unlock the secrets of photosynthesis
Queensland scientists will play a key role in a new Australian research centre working to increase major food crop yields.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
24.10.2014
ANU experts on Brazil's presidential elections
ANU experts on Brazil’s presidential elections
Around 100 million Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday 26 October as the world's fourth largest democracy decides on its next president.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.10.2014
A bumper crop you shouldn’t bump
From pies to lattes, this time of year is dominated by pumpkins. But few are as beautiful as the blown-glass pumpkins of all shapes, colors, and sizes that covered Kresge Lawn one recent Saturday.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
24.10.2014
Life Sciences - Administration/Government
24.10.2014
New research centre set to secure food for the future
New research centre set to secure food for the future
A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at the Research School of Biology.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
24.10.2014
Workplace safety improves business productivity
A new University of Melbourne report has identified links between workplace health and safety measures and better business performance, including increased productivity, lower costs, greater innovation and higher profitability.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.10.2014
Transistor developed at UCLA significantly outperforms existing models
Transistor developed at UCLA significantly outperforms existing models
With their special electronic and optical properties, nanomaterials such as graphene and molybdenum sulfide have created excitement among scientists for their potential to revolutionize transistors and circuits. Research is underway that could vastly increase the efficiency and capabilities of the two-dimensional layered semiconductors used in high-speed, flexible electronic devices.
Administration/Government - Study of Religions
23.10.2014
Journalist takes audience inside Putin's war on West
Journalist takes audience inside Putin's war on West
Describing her experience writing the 2012 book "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin," Russian-American journalist and LGBTQ activist Masha Gessen recalled feeling optimism while writing the book's epilogue during protests against Russian government corruption.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
23.10.2014
Giant £132m investment in cancer research at Oxford University
o £110m Precision Cancer Medicine Institute to be established, with £35m Hefce grant o New institute will include research on the use of proton beam therapy o £22m Centre for Molecular Medicine to f
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Researchers to study Ebola survivors’ blood as potential treatment
The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in West Africa.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
School meals made healthier with new planning tool
School meals made healthier with new planning tool
An innovative free School Meals Planner developed at Imperial College London is improving the nutritional intake of millions of schoolchildren.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Book details epidemic of alcohol abuse among retirees
Book details epidemic of alcohol abuse among retirees
After studying 1,100 retirement-age blue collar workers, Peter Bamberger urges Baby Boomers to "anticipate things happening unexpectedly so that you are more psychologically prepared...
Life Sciences - Chemistry
23.10.2014
Team creates designer ‘barrel’ proteins
Press release issued: 23 October 2014 Designer proteins that expand on nature's own repertoire, created by a team of chemists and biochemists from the University of Bristol, are described in a paper published this week in Science.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
23.10.2014
How ferns adapted to one of Earth’s most extreme environments
Press release issued: 23 October 2014 How ferns adapted to the extreme environmental conditions found in the high Andean mountains of South America is the focus of new research by the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield, published today in PLOS ONE. Ferns are believed to be ‘old' plant species – some of them lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
£7m funding boost for clinical research in Birmingham
A state-of-the-art facility for research into immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and blood cancers at the University of Birmingham was announced by Rt Hon George Osborne MP today.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities
UCL awarded £13.5 million to advance medical research facilities
As part of the Clinical Research Infrastructure Initiative, UCL has been awarded £13.5 million for a number of projects to help advance clinical research.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
23.10.2014
Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes
Molecular Structure of Water at Gold Electrodes
When a solid material is immersed in a liquid, the liquid immediately next to its surface differs from that of the bulk liquid at the molecular level.  This interfacial layer is critical to our understanding of a diverse set of phenomena from biology to materials science. When the solid surface is charged, just like an electrode in a working battery, it can drive further changes in the interfacial liquid.
Psychology - Literature/Linguistics
23.10.2014
Tom Gilovich on the keys to improving everyday wisdom
Tom Gilovich on the keys to improving everyday wisdom
There are many different forms of wisdom, but apparently only one class of smarts can also qualify a person as being wise: "You can be smart in a whole bunch of different ways, but if you're not smar
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
A fast track for data between Ithaca and New York City
Data from Cornell travels via fiber optic link to Syracuse, and from there via the NYSERNET dedicated research network to Weill Cornell Medical College and Cornell Tech in New York City. Even at 10 gigabits per second, the trip can be slow if there's too much competition. A new system will give special service to large research datasets.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
23.10.2014
Transatlantic Science Week 2014 at U of T
As the world grapples with the question of how best to address climate change, many scientists are looking to some of the coldest places on Earth for answers.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Childhood Sports Participation Influences Adult Creativity
AUSTIN, Texas — The kind of sports participation you engage in during childhood influences your level of creativity later in life, according to research findings from The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education. In a study published last month in Creativity Research Journal , assistant professor Matt Bowers found a significant negative relationship between overall creativity and hours spent playing organized sports and a significant positive relationship between overall creativity and hours spent on unstructured sports activities.
Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations
Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations
AUSTIN, Texas - Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species - in as little as 15 years - as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Boost for lung infection research with new UK-Brazil partnership
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 23 Oct 2014 The University of Manchester has begun a new partnership with a Brazilian university to carry out more
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
23.10.2014
DOE Secretary Helps Usher in New Era of Energy Research at Berkeley Lab
DOE Secretary Helps Usher in New Era of Energy Research at Berkeley Lab
While it has a humble name-Building 33 or the General Purpose Laboratory- a new facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will house game-changing aspirations, especially in the areas of energy storage and renewable energy.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Benefits open enrollment period begins Nov. 1
The benefits open enrollment period for endowed faculty and staff is Nov. 1-21.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
23.10.2014
Democracy is often misunderstood, with tragic results, says Stanford classicist
Drawing from ancient democracy and modern game theory, Stanford classics and political science Professor Josiah Ober warns that contemporary assumptions about democracy can lead to unrealistic expectations of what democracy can deliver.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
23.10.2014
C4X Discovery: First day of dealings on AIM following £11m Placing
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 23 Oct 2014 University of Manchester spin-out C4X Discovery (C4XD), a drug development company with a leading techn
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
23.10.2014
Cooking up carbon: sawdust and iron in the melting pot
Chemists at the University of Birmingham have found a new way to make nanostructured carbon using the waste product sawdust, according to research published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Green Chemistry today (23 October 2014).
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately increased, new research led by Yale researchers predicts. The findings are published in the Oct. 24 issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.10.2014
£7.5 million boost for world-leading lung imagery research
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has today (23 October 2014) announced the University of Sheffield is to be awarded £7.5 million to expand its development of world-leading clinical lung imaging.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
23.10.2014
UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming, University study finds
UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming, University study finds
Home > News > News releases > UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming, University study finds Lack of biodiversity causing a dramatic fall in wildlife populations Solution could be to see our towns and cities as potential farmyards University's Love Square scheme could create urban eco-park in Sheffield city centre if it wins public vote Intensive over-farming in the UK has depleted the soil of the n
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
23.10.2014
Triple success for Manchester in clinical research funding
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 23 Oct 2014 The University of Manchester has been awarded £24 million to tackle dementia, improve clinical samp
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.10.2014
Many in U.S. have poor nutrition, with the disabled doing worst
University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An and his colleagues found that a majority of U.S. adults fail to meet recommended intakes of 10 key nutrients, with disabled adults faring worst.
Social Sciences
23.10.2014
Encounters with Energy
Asking people to tell their own energy use stories is providing more clues on how to reduce the UK's energy demands, according to Cardiff University researchers.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
23.10.2014
Third Coast Percussion: drumming up excitement at UChicago
A typical music performance might elicit applause; musicians venturing further might invite limited audience involvement.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
23.10.2014
Novel rocket design flight tested
Novel rocket design flight tested
Scientists recently flight tested a new rocket design that includes a high-energy fuel and a motor design that also delivers a high degree of safety.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Testing time for stem cells
DefiniGEN is one of the first commercial opportunities to arise from Cambridge's expertise in stem cell research. Here, we look at some of the fundamental research that enables it to supply liver and pancreatic cells for drug screening. Thanks to IPS cells, we're now able to discover things that are not possible to do using animal models or any in vitro system Ludovic Vallier Much has been written about the promise of stem cells for modern medicine, and cell-based therapies to treat diseases are now being developed by commercial companies in Europe and across the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Yale and Gilead Sciences extend cancer research collaboration
Yale and Gilead Sciences extend cancer research collaboration
The Yale School of Medicine has announced a three-year extension of a research collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc., which was formed in 2011 to discover novel cancer therapies. Under the terms of the initial agreement, the collaboration may be renewed for up to 10 years. The renewal calls for Gilead to provide $30 million in additional funding for research support, and grants the company first option to license Yale inventions that result from the collaboration.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Novartis AIN457 (secukinumab) meets primary endpoint in two Phase III studies in ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating joint condition of the spine
Secukinumab is the first selective IL-17A inhibitor to meet primary endpoint in two pivotal Phase III studies showing improvement in active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients' symptoms versus placebo AS is a painful, progressively debilitating condition associated with inflammation of the spine, causing irreversible consequences that significantly reduce patients' mobility and quality of life , Up to 40% of patients have an
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
23.10.2014
University of Bristol to welcome the President of the Republic of Singapore
Press release issued: 23 October 2014 The President of the Republic of Singapore will visit the University of Bristol today [Thursday 23 October 2014] as part of a four-day State Visit to the UK as a guest of Her Majesty The Queen.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Scientists Try Old Weapon Against Deadly New Target
Developed at UC San Diego more than a decade ago, brincidofovir takes on Ebola With the Ebola crisis ongoing, much attention is focused upon finding a drug capable of slowing - if not stopping - the infectious, deadly and terrifying virus.
Mathematics
23.10.2014
2011 English summer riots: Courts accused of ‘collective hysteria’
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 23 Oct 2014 A review of sentencing following the 2011 English riots has shown that sentences were much harsher than realised at first. And just as people got caught up in the riots and acted out of character the study, carried out by The University of Manchester and Liverpool John Moores University, found that the courts themselves got caught up in a similar kind of collective hysteria.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Peptide science pioneer wins prestigious medal
Research seeking better treatments for heart disease, cancer and chronic pain has led to a major award and a $50,000 grant for the University of Queensland's Professor David Craik.
Life Sciences
23.10.2014
Wisconsin’s new ‘bug guy,’ insect detective arrives on campus
PJ Liesch - or less formally, the "bug guy" - holds one of many insects he inspects at his office in Russell Labs.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
23.10.2014
Teeth Tales tells a story
A project looking at the oral health of children from migrant backgrounds found there are many significant barriers for parents accessing mainstream dental services and oral health information.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.10.2014
Explosion in the ideas factory
A device that can transcribe music directly from a guitar is just one of the student inventions that will be launched at the Endeavour Design Expo, the University of Melbourne's showcase of final year Engineering and IT design projects.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
22.10.2014
Liverpool awarded £5M for new technologies in stratified medicines
Liverpool has been awarded £5M to improve personalised health using a range of new technoogies The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced that a partnership led by the Medical
Astronomy - Literature/Linguistics
22.10.2014
UCL space film evening at Stratford Picture House
UCL presents an evening of space exploration at Stratford Picture House to mark the upcoming release of Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar .
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
22.10.2014
Rare First World War military memorabilia goes on display to public
Rare First World War military passports and medals will go on public display this month after being donated to the University of Birmingham's Cadbury Research Library (CRL).
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.10.2014
UW to serve as national hub for mentor training as part of diversity consortium
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will serve as a national hub for research mentor and mentee training for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) recently announced by NIH as part of a national Diversity Program Consortium.
Architecture - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
22.10.2014
Hashim Sarkis named dean of the School of Architecture and Planning
Hashim Sarkis - a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Mi
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
22.10.2014
Getting up close and personal with print
A copy of the first western printed book, the prayer book of Henry VIII's last wife and an unpublished poem by Carol Ann Duffy go on display in a celebration of the 15th century at Cambridge Universit
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
22.10.2014
Getting close up and personal with print
A copy of the first western printed book, the prayer book of Henry VIII's last wife and an unpublished poem by Carol Ann Duffy go on display in a celebration of the 15th century at Cambridge Universit
Administration/Government - Computer Science/Telecom
22.10.2014
Mission Big Red Flag: Simulated flight, real sweat
Mission Big Red Flag: Simulated flight, real sweat
So you wanna fly Air Force One? Not a problem - just some adrenalin-pumping, brow-sweat-popping challenges on the Big Red Flag mission to Beirut International Airport, where POTUS (the President of the United States) needs to meet other leaders about the security threat from Isis terrorists.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.10.2014
U-M chemist receives $2M to map disease-causing ’free radical’ damage
ANN ARBOR-Oxidative stress in our bodies is an unavoidable consequence of breathing and eating, but when it gets out of balance, it's implicated in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, diabetes and aging itself.
Social Sciences
22.10.2014
Stanford psychologist explores how meaningfulness cultivates well-being over time
Professor Jennifer Aaker says that while meaningful choices are often not pleasurable to make, they are commonly associated with a greater sense of well-being in the long run. Time and money spent on meaningful choices is often associated with lasting positive consequences, according to a Stanford professor.
Astronomy - Arts and Design
22.10.2014
Jeff Wayne meets heat ray
Title Jeff Wayne behind solar simulator Released 22/10/2014 8:38 am Copyright ESA-C.Walker Description Musician Jeff Wayne, composer of the classic album version of The War of the W
Life Sciences
22.10.2014
Genentech pays $150 million for exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with NewLink
NewLink Genetics, an US based biotech, which focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing novel immunotherapeutics, announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agr
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.10.2014
Researchers resolve the Karakoram glacier anomaly, a cold case of climate science
Researchers resolve the Karakoram glacier anomaly, a cold case of climate science Posted October 22, 2014; 11:30 a.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications Researchers from Princeton University and other institutions may have hit upon an answer to a climate-change puzzle that has eluded scientists for years, and that could help understand the future availability of water for hundreds of millions of people.
Chemistry
22.10.2014
Spectacular science takes over Manchester
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 22 Oct 2014 Oxford Road will be turned into a giant laboratory this weekend as spectacular science takes over Manch
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.10.2014
USDA designates Cornell as obesity prevention hub
USDA designates Cornell as obesity prevention hub
A new federally funded Cornell center will study how simple changes to schools, communities and workplaces could help people live healthier and boost the success of long-running nutrition education programs for low-income families.
Astronomy
22.10.2014
Packing for Mars
22 October 2014 Like surgeons in an operating room, the technicians work gowned and masked in ESA's ultraclean microbiology laboratory, ensuring a high-tech sensor will not contaminate the Red Planet with terrestrial microbes.
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
22.10.2014
And now, the volcano forecast
Scientists are using volcanic gases to understand how volcanoes work, and as the basis of a hazard-warning forecast system.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
22.10.2014
Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference
When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something we can experience throughout life – and a new study has shown how even the lightest fingertip touch can help people to maintain their balance. The research, led by the University of Birmingham, explains how neural and mechanical mechanisms synchronize our sway with another person.
Environmental Sciences
22.10.2014
Auto companies continue to exceed fuel economy standards
ANN ARBOR-In the three years since a new standard for gas mileage has been in effect, automakers have surpassed it each year, improving new-vehicle fuel economy by about a mile per gallon annually.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
22.10.2014
National facility for innovative robotics opens
A new Government-backed centre is set to put Leeds at the forefront of UK robot design and construction.