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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
10:01
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
08:01
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
08:00
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
08:00
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.
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.
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.10.2014
Clinical trial could change standard treatment for stroke
A large international clinical trial has shed new light on the effectiveness of current hospital protocols for managing blood pressure in stroke patients. The two-part ENOS trial ( Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke ,) was carried out at The University of Nottingham in collaboration with 23 countries to try to solve two major conundrums faced by doctors when treating people who have suffered a stroke — should blood pressure be lowered using medicated skin patches, and should existing blood pressure medication be stopped or continued after a stroke?
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.10.2014
Hurricane Sandy Two Years Later: Five Questions with Adam Sobel
Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel is author of the new book Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future .
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
21.10.2014
New William Morris letters show enduring commitment to socialism in last years
New letters by William Morris have been found by an Oxford University student on an internship at Kelmscott Manor, the country home of the writer and designer. Thomas Wilson, a history undergraduate, made the discovery in the archive room at Kelmscott while on a placement under the Thames Valley Country House Partnership Project, which creates sustainable relationships between country houses and the University of Oxford.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.10.2014
Team behind wearable sensor among finalists in global competition
Team behind wearable sensor among finalists in global competition
A device that analyses the body's sounds to detect illnesses has propelled an Imperial team to the finals of a global competition. The GUES team from Imperial College London are in the final round of the $US 2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE. The Imperial researchers are the only UK based team to be selected as a finalist in the XCHALLENGE.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.10.2014
Flexibility in disease outbreak management could save lives and money
Research by a team of epidemiologists from the UK and the USA has proposed a new approach for responding to and managing disease outbreaks. They say lives and money could be saved if decisions are adapted to relevant information about the dynamics of the current crisis and not based on retrospective analyses of prior crises, trials and interventions.
Administration/Government
21.10.2014
Cornell scholars discuss lasting effects of WWI
Although a century has passed since the onset of World War I, the catastrophic war and its subsequent effects still resonate and provide insight to shaping modern global politics, according to two Cornell professors.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
21.10.2014
Bancroft opens stunning California Captured on Canvas exhibit
A new exhibit at the University of California, Berkeley's Bancroft Library features 43 spectacular pieces selected from the library's collection of 300-plus oil paintings highlighting the state's unique history and culture.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.10.2014
In disease outbreak management, flexibility can save lives and money
 A new approach for responding to and managing disease outbreaks is being proposed by a team of epidemiologists led by two Penn State University researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
21.10.2014
Hospital mergers and acquisitions leading to increased patient costs
The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by a UC Berkeley health policy expert.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
New funding to boost mental health research
Gift from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation strengthens unique McGill/Neuro partnership with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, the Jewish General Hospital What if we could reduce rates of a wide range of devastating mental illnesses through early detection?
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
21.10.2014
Linear accelerator could improve X-rays, particle colliders
One drizzly morning in September, a giant metal tube painted Cornell red was loaded on a truck at the Wilson Synchrotron Laboratory annex to make a slow, steady journey across campus.
Astronomy - Environmental Sciences
21.10.2014
Satellites for smart logging
21 October 2014 Satcoms are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests. Satellites are mapping forests, sending instructions to loggers, monitoring tree-harvesting machinery and coordinating log transport almost in real time.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
21.10.2014
Ebola: controlling outbreak in West Africa most effective way to decrease international risk, paper says
Controlling the Ebola virus outbreak at the source in West Africa is the most effective way to decrease international risk of transmission, a new study published in The Lancet has found.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
How action video games bolster sensorimotor skills
People who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do, say University of Toronto psychology researchers.
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
21.10.2014
Stanford scholar reveals French cross-dresser's role in Oscar Wilde's legacy
Stanford scholar reveals French cross-dresser’s role in Oscar Wilde’s legacy
An archival discovery by Stanford literary scholar Petra Dierkes-Thrun reveals how Wilde's close ties to a gender-bending Parisian publisher and her transnational network of queer artists helped ensure his posthumous fame.
Agronomy/Food Science - Environmental Sciences
21.10.2014
Faculty apprise alumni on solving global challenges
Faculty apprise alumni on solving global challenges
Six Cornell professors - each with distinctive areas of study - provided 10-minute presentations on the university's comprehensive, international impact at "Talks in 10: Engagement, Sustainability and Global Cornell" at Bailey Hall on Oct.
Sport Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Teens playing high-contact sports at risk for using drugs, alcohol
ANN ARBOR-Teens who play sports like football, wrestling, hockey or lacrosse are more likely to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana than student athletes who play noncontact sports, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
21.10.2014
Measures to avoid hospital readmission often don’t work
ANN ARBOR-Health care interventions designed to keep patients from having to be readmitted to the hospital are proving unsuccessful, a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a colleague have found. Further, Ariel Linden, adjunct associate professor in the School of Public Health's Department of Health Management and Policy, noted that another study just released reached a similar conclusion, suggesting that those who administer Medicare may want to take a look at policies, a recent one in particular.
Social Sciences
21.10.2014
UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision
UCL Council confirms UCL/IOE merger decision
UCL Council has today (20 October) confirmed its decision that UCL should merge with the Institute of Education (IOE).  Subject to legal agreements and final approval at the meeting of IOE Council on 25 November, the two universities will merge from 2 December 2014. Having embarked on a strategic partnership in October 2012, the two institutions announced in February this year that they were to consult on a proposed merger.
Astronomy
21.10.2014
Siding Spring grazes Mars
Title Siding Spring Released 21/10/2014 10:26 am Copyright Scott Ferguson Description This excellent view of Mars seen together with Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring was captured by Sco
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.10.2014
Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light
Researchers Untangle the Biological Effects of Blue Light
Blue light can both set the mood and set in motion important biological responses. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences have teased apart the separate biological responses of the human eye to blue light, revealing an unexpected contest for control.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
21.10.2014
Comment: Plants can actually take care of their offspring – here’s how
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Plants can actually take care of their offspring – here's how Bianca Santini, a PhD student in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the Unive
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Researchers track mums-to-be in search for pre-eclampsia risk factors
Researchers track mums-to-be in search for pre-eclampsia risk factors
A unique new study will chart pregnancy from conception to birth, with the aim of identifying risk factors for pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia occurs in about five per cent of women and can be life-threatening for mother and baby. Severe pre-eclampsia contributes to about 15.9 per cent of maternal deaths in the UK and about 1,000 babies die each year because of the condition, mostly because of complications of early delivery.
Physics/Materials Science
21.10.2014
From the archives: early physics research at Imperial and at CERN
From the archives: early physics research at Imperial and at CERN
Dr Colin West (Bsc Physics 1960, PhD 1965) shares his memories of his research at CERN in the early 1960's. Dr West attended the alumni trip to Geneva over the weekend of 10 – 12 October 2014.
Business/Economics
21.10.2014
Cornell's endowment gains, and pays out more
Thanks to careful management and generally favorable market conditions, Cornell's long-term investments (LTI), which include the university's portfolio of endowments, significantly increased in value in fiscal year 2014.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.10.2014
Powerful Tool for Studying Epilepsy, Other Brain Disorders
Powerful Tool for Studying Epilepsy, Other Brain Disorders
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene - a two-dimensional form
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections
Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections
Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections Posted October 21, 2014; 09:45 a.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications When it comes to the brain, "more is better" seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
21.10.2014
POLARBEAR seeks cosmic answers in microwave polarization
An international team of physicists has measured a subtle characteristic in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation that will allow them to map the large-scale structure of the universe, determine the masses of neutrinos and perhaps uncover some of the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.
History/Archeology
21.10.2014
The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania
University of Queensland Press author Dr Nicholas Clements will launch his historical book The Black War in Brisbane this Thursday night (October 23).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.10.2014
Deadline nears to apply for Daphne Jackson Fellowships
Deadline nears to apply for Daphne Jackson Fellowships
Deadline nears to apply for Daphne Jackson Fellowships The closing date for applications for the University-sponsored Daphne Jackson Fellowships is Friday 31 October.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.10.2014
Pioneering gloves seek to tackle skin disorders
Researchers at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Protecting health workers combatting Ebola
The International Journal for Nursing Studies (IJNS), widely regarded as the most influential academic nursing journal in the world, hosted by at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwi
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
New research funding into pioneering gloves for people with skin blistering condition
Researchers at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme. This study aims to design and test pioneering, high-tech gloves for people suffering from debilitating skin disorders that affect the hands.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Leading Nursing Journal plays important role in protecting health workers combatting Ebola
The International Journal for Nursing Studies (IJNS), widely regarded as the most influential academic nursing journal in the world, hosted by at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwi
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Peanut in house dust linked to allergy
Peanut in house dust linked to peanut allergy in children with skin gene mutation A new study led by researchers at King's College London in collaboration with the University of Manchester and the University of Dundee has found a strong link between exposure to peanut protein in household dust during infancy and the development of peanut allergy in children genetically predisposed to a skin barrier defect.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
21.10.2014
Ancient Greece alive and well at Melbourne with new Chair in Classics
A $1 million donation from Mr Allan Myers AO QC will enable the foundation of a new Chair in Classics at the University of Melbourne, to be formally announced tonight.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
21.10.2014
Bilge Yildiz digs deep into surfaces of matter
Academics were always important for Bilge Yildiz, the daughter of two math teachers, as she was growing up in and around Izmir, Turkey.
Earth Sciences - Chemistry
21.10.2014
Getting the salt out
The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct of the process is millions of gallons of water that's much saltier than seawater, after leaching salts from rocks deep below the surface. Now researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia say they have found an economical solution for removing the salt from this water.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
21.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Three ways to prevent sudden heart death in fit, young athletes
Three ways to prevent sudden heart death in fit, young athletes 21 October 2014 Fifteen year-old Marshall Hastings is living proof of the value of having life-saving cardiac defibrillators and trained personnel at sporting events.
Social Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
20.10.2014
New letters by William Morris show enduring commitment to socialism in final years
New letters by William Morris have been found by an Oxford University student on an internship at Kelmscott Manor, the country home of the writer and designer. Thomas Wilson, a history undergraduate, made the discovery in the archive room at Kelmscott while on a placement under the Thames Valley Country House Partnership Project, which creates sustainable relationships between country houses and the University of Oxford.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.10.2014
Novartis announces FDA Advisory Committee unanimously recommends approval of AIN457 (secukinumab) for patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
Biologics License Application (BLA) for secukinumab, a "first-in-class" IL-17A inhibitor, is currently under FDA review with an anticipated action date in early 2015 FDA Advisory Committee recommendation based on efficacy and safety outcomes of 10 Phase II/III clinical studies of secukinumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis Affecting 7.5 million Americans, psoriasis may negatively impact daily life and is associated with increas
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.10.2014
Yale program now processing requests for Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical clinical trial data
The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project is now receiving and processing requests for pharmaceutical clinical trial research data provided by Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
Administration/Government
20.10.2014
Becoming an Expert: the image of Haiti in nineteenth century Britain
"Haiti presented a series of troublesome questions to Western observers as it abolished slavery, overthrew its colonial power, expelled the majority of its 'white' population and maintained its tenuous independence as the New World's only state with a 'black' government.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.10.2014
For prescription drug addiction treatment, buprenorphine maintenance trumps detoxification
For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care,buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Prescription opioid dependence has been increasing for the last 15 years and now surpasses heroin dependence.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
20.10.2014
University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world
University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world
Home > News > News releases > University centre will focus on finding sustainable ways to feed the world Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures reveals 12 key areas of research to solve some of
Physics/Materials Science - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
20.10.2014
Synchrotron upgrade to make X-rays even brighter
Synchrotron upgrade to make X-rays even brighter
The X-rays produced by the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) are bright, but they will soon be even brighter, thanks to a major upgrade that will make the quality of CHESS' X-rays competitive with the world's best synchrotron light sources.
Agronomy/Food Science
20.10.2014
History/Archeology - Event
20.10.2014
Digging for Britain’s real-life war horses
20 October 2014 Archaeologists from the University of Bristol have teamed up with school children, veterans of modern conflict and other volunteers to uncover the history of Britain's real-life war horses.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.10.2014
Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine
Linda Aiken of Penn Nursing Has Received Lienhard Award From Institute of Medicine
Linda Aiken , a professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania , has received the 2014 Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine for her research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving patient-centered, affordable health care.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
20.10.2014
Searle Chemistry Lab cleanroom to catalyze interdisciplinary nanoscience at UChicago
The University of Chicago has opened a new multi-user cleanroom equipped with nanofabrication tools for fundamental research in biomedicine and nanotechnology.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.10.2014
Chair of biomedical engineering elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine
Mark Saltzman, the Goizueta Foundation Professor and chair of biomedical engineering, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.
Environmental Sciences - Architecture
20.10.2014
U of’T Cities podcast episode three: sustainable cities
With the election just a week away, voter decisions are coming down to the wire: when it comes time to actually cast their ballot, will the choice they make help build a better Toronto?
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Event
20.10.2014
Mobile tool allows trail users to learn as they explore L.A. neighborhoods
UCLA An experimental mobile website created by UCLA's Fabian Wagmister, his team at UCLA REMAP and numerous collaborators encourages people to learn about neighborhoods in downtown L.A. as they travel pathways around the Los Angeles State Historic Park.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
20.10.2014
A tale of 38 teapots: an intimate portrait of 18th-century sociability
At a seminar tomorrow (22 October 2014) archaeologist Craig Cessford will talk about the challenges of working on 'clearance deposits'.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Environmental Sciences
20.10.2014
Sweeping Air Devices For Greener Planes
Sweeping Air Devices For Greener Planes
The large amount of jet fuel required to fly an airplane from point A to point B can have negative impacts on the environment and-as higher fuel costs contribute to rising ticket prices-a traveler's wallet.
Social Sciences
20.10.2014
The new American family: How and why we’ve changed
ANN ARBOR-Most young Americans plan to get married someday, but more than 40 percent of births now occur outside marriage, and the American family itself has become far more diverse and varied.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
20.10.2014
DOE's High-Speed Network to Boost Big Data Transfers by Extending 100G Connectivity across Atlantic
DOE’s High-Speed Network to Boost Big Data Transfers by Extending 100G Connectivity across Atlantic
BERKELEY, Calif.-The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America's national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.10.2014
See-through sensors open new window into the brain
A blue light shines through a clear implantable medical sensor onto a brain model. See-through sensors, which have been developed by a team of UW-Madison engineers, should help neural researchers better view brain activity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.10.2014
Six U-Michigan faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine
Six U-Michigan faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220, kegavin [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan experts in genetic and statistica
Environmental Sciences
20.10.2014
3 Questions: The launch of the MIT Climate Change Conversation
On Sept. 19, Maria T. Zuber, MIT's vice president for research, announced the membership of a community committee to plan and implement the MIT Climate Change Conversation.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
20.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.10.2014
Could technology transform GP consultations?
Press release issued: 20 October 2014 The way we interact with our GPs could be transformed thanks to a new £458,000 project exploring whether consultations could viably be conducted via email, text message, telephone or via the internet.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
20.10.2014
Imaging centre to unravel secrets of immune system
University of Queensland researchers will play a key role in a new $39 million research centre working to unravel the secrets of the immune system.
Careers/Employment
20.10.2014
Migrant employment on the rise
Skilled migrants are enjoying better jobs and higher levels of employment thanks to a shift in policy, according to a new study by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.
Arts and Design
20.10.2014
Curating Feminism - a new way of creating art
Curating Feminism - a new way of creating art 20 October 2014 A research project by the University of Sydney's contemporary art school in Rozelle sees several curators and artists form a unique collaboration in a lab-style approach to creating and curating art.
Administration/Government - Event
20.10.2014
Physics/Materials Science
19.10.2014
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
Puzzling new behaviour observed in high-temperature superconductors
Media Releases Matter and Material Materials Research Research Using Synchrotron Light New effect might be important for emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity An international team of researchers from SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University (both California) and the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen, Switzerland) has observed a new, unexpected kind of behaviour in copper-based high-temperature superconductors – materials that are capable of conducting electric current without any loss when cooled to low enough temperatures.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.10.2014
UCLA receives $1 million in new funds for role in worldwide ENIGMA brain study
ENIGMA consortium Started by researchers in the U.S., Europe and Australia, the ENIGMA alliance studies brain scans and DNA at more than 185 sites around the world. UCLA will receive $1 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health as part of a global initiative to pool data about the human brain.
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
17.10.2014
Law scholars’ new book explores masculinity in law and literature
Profs. Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss lawyers, judges and manliness in American Guy When Profs.
Astronomy - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Packard Foundation names Jacob Bean as a 2014 fellow
The University of Chicago's Jacob Bean has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center holds Ebola preparedness exercise
Reed Hutchinson/UCLA UCLA health workers attend to a mock patient during an Ebola response exercise on Oct.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
17.10.2014
Mars Express ready for comet encounter
17 October 2014 Europe's Mars orbiter and its scientific instruments will have a frontrow seat on Sunday when Comet Siding Spring grazes the Red Planet, skimming past at a little more than a third of the Moon's distance from Earth.
Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Why we buy so much for Christmas
The mindset of shoppers can be divided into two groups, say researchers: those focused on avoiding risk and opportunity-seekers who respond to messages about maximising pleasure.  The risk avoiders are described as responding well to messages about 'prevention' while opportunity seekers are 'promotion' oriented consumers.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
Physicists warning to nail beauty fans applies to animals too
The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions. The research, carried out by experts in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science at The University of Nottingham , will also improve our understanding of disease in the hooves of farm animals and horses.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
’Bench to bedside’ research to be transformed by new funding
A new £6.8 million research centre based across two Yorkshire universities will aim to transform diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from cancer, heart disease and musculoskeletal diseases. The funding from the Medical Research Council is part of a package worth more than £230 million for universities across Britain announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today (Thursday 23 October).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.10.2014
UCLA Health System named as a national leader in providing quality LGBT healthcare
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation lauded UCLA for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families Enrique Rivero UCLA Health System has been recognized as one
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Stanford scholars see slight shift to GOP in midterm elections
The Nov. 4 midterm elections will reflect a slight electoral swing to the GOP that could be greater if it were not for that party's perception problems, says Stanford political scientist Gary Segura.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.10.2014
Stanford historian unearths greed-drenched origins of Mexico’s groundwater crisis
Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Stanford professor Mikael Wolfe discovers how politically well-connected business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
17.10.2014
Archaeology powered by communities: new crowd-funding platform
UCL Institute of Archaeology and the British Museum are asking for public help in conducting, designing and funding research about archaeology, history and heritage.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.10.2014
Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people
Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people New research into a rare pathogen has shown how a unique evolutionary trait allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a smart solution to the body's immune response against it. Scientists at the University of Birmingham have explained how a particular strain of a fungus, Cryptococcus gattii, responds to the human immune response and triggers a ‘division of labour' in its invading cells, which can lead to life-threatening infections.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
UQ awarded $52m in health and medical research funding
Australia's first Centre of Research Excellence in Chronic Kidney Disease will be established at The University of Queensland with a $2.5 million grant announced today.
Mathematics
17.10.2014
Maths professor appointed to commonwealth science council
Maths professor appointed to commonwealth science council 17 October 2014 Professor Nalini Joshi from the University of Sydney's School of Mathematics and Statistics has been appointed to the Federal Government's newly-created Commonwealth Science Council.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
17.10.2014
Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations
Trade leak highlights tensions among Pacific nations
The latest leak over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) highlights ongoing tensions between the 12 nations trying to negotiate the trade pact, says Australian National University trade law expert Dr Matthew Rimmer.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.10.2014
Superconducting circuits, simplified
Superconducting circuits, simplified
Computer chips with superconducting circuits - circuits with zero electrical resistance - would be 50 to 100 times as energy-efficient as today's chips, an attractive trait given the increasing power consumption of the massive data centers that power the Internet's most popular sites.
Agronomy/Food Science
17.10.2014
Industry backs training for healthier food
Industry backs training for healthier food
An industry-backed centre dedicated to creating healthier food choices for Australian and Asian consumers opened at UQ this week.
History/Archeology - Environmental Sciences
17.10.2014
A walk on the wild side
C an a botanical garden have an alter ego? If so, what would it look and sound like? Peter Del Tredici, retired senior scientist at Harvard's Arnold Arboretum, and artist Teri Rueb think the Arnol
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.10.2014
Babies’ hearts could beat path to new heart attack treatments
The seemingly-miraculous power of babies' hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a University of Queensland research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
Fifth launch for Ariane 5 this year
16 October 2014 An Ariane 5 has lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites, Intelsat-30/DLA-1 and Arsat-1, into their planned orbits.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
16.10.2014
UCLA faculty voice: Big data analysis shows health care professionals at risk treating Ebola
John Villasenor recommends more rigorous training protocols to protect those charged with treating people who are sick John Villasenor Lindsey Tanner/AP In this photo from Oct.
Social Sciences - Astronomy
16.10.2014
Name comet landing site
16 October 2014 ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites
16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come. MetOp-SG is a cooperative undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.
Law/Forensics - Veterinary Science
16.10.2014
Cornell Rewind: White buys Europe's finest books, profs
Introducing "Cornell Rewind," a series of columns in the Cornell Chronicle for the next 15 months written by University Archivist Elaine Engst and the Chronicle's Blaine Friedlander.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Book: The Empathy Exams
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.
Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Delayed Government cycling plan could be worth £6bn annually by 2025 - if it invests now
Research from the universities of Leeds and Cambridge has revealed boosting cycle use in England could be worth as much as £6bn annually by 2025 in health benefits alone.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn's moon Hyperion is charged
ZAP! Spacecraft discovers Saturn’s moon Hyperion is charged
Cassini spacecraft received the equivalent of a 200 volt electric shock from the electrostatically charged surface of Saturn's moon, Hyperion, confirming that objects in the outer Solar System can have charged surfaces, according to UCL research. The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters , reports that Cassini was briefly magnetically connected to the surface of Hyperion, allowing it to be caught by a beam of electrons coming from the moon's surface.
Philosophy
16.10.2014
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her ’light bulb moment’ for Radio 4
Sussex AI expert recalls her 'light bulb moment' for Radio 4 One of Sussex's most influential and highly regarded academics will be profiled on BBC Radio 4's ‘ The Life Scientific' next week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
16.10.2014
The app a day which could keep the doctor at bay for MND patients
The app a day which could keep the doctor at bay for MND patients
o Weekly app updates could prevent unnecessary trips to the doctor o New technology will make a huge difference to patients and their carers An innovative telehealth system and web resource dev
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
16.10.2014
A life story told in wood and song
Bob Dylan's Fender Stratocaster, Willie Nelson's ‘Trigger' and Neil Young's ‘Old Black' Gibson Les Paul — if guitars could talk they would have compelling tales to tell about the legendary musicians with whom they have become synonymous.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
High desert
Title Lake County, Oregon Released 15/10/2014 2:42 pm Copyright ESA Description This image from Sentinel-1A was acquired over the Lake County in the US state of Oregon on 17 July.
Chemistry - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.10.2014
UW-Madison chemist named Packard Fellow
Trisha Andrew, a UW-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, holds a solar cell her research group printed on paper last year. Andrew was named a Packard Fellow this week in recognition of her work as an early career scientist. Photo: Matt Wisniewski/Wisconsin Energy Institute Trisha Andrew , a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemistry, is one of 18 early career scientists from around the country named a Packard Fellow for Science and Engineering.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Delayed Government cycling plan worth £6bn annually by 2025 in health benefits
Research from the universities of Leeds and Cambridge has revealed boosting cycle use in England could be worth as much as £6bn annually by 2025 in health benefits alone.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
Wobbling of a Saturn moon hints at what lies beneath
Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell astronomer publishing in Science, Oct. 17, has inferred that this small moon's icy surface cloaks either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or a sloshing sub-surface ocean. "After carefully examining Mimas, we found it librates - that is, it subtly wobbles - around the moon's polar axis," Radwan Tajeddine, Cornell research associate in astronomy and lead author of the article.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
New front in war on Alzheimer’s & other protein folding diseases
A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which have been linked to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the brain.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
16.10.2014
Robotics Legends Converge at UC San Diego Forum
After the industrial revolution and the Internet revolution, we are now poised for the robotics revolution.
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Brenda Johnson named Library Director and University Librarian
Brenda L. Johnson, an internationally respected leader in the field of library science, has been appointed Library Director and University Librarian, Provost Eric Isaacs announced Oct.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 'Curing Cancer' documentary
UCL Cancer Institute in Channel 4 ’Curing Cancer’ documentary
The 'Curing Cancer' documentary broadcast on Channel 4 on the 15 October follows four UCLH patients taking part in trials of advanced cancer treatments, from the labs of the UCL Cancer Institute to the wards of UCLH.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Comment: Children know family budgets dictate how healthy their food is
Dr Hannah Fairbrother, from the University of Sheffield's School of Nursing and Midwifery, comments on how children have an in-depth, realistic awareness of how family finances shape the food on the table. by Dr Hannah Fairbrother, 16 October 2014, posted on the Conversation From celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Money Saving Meals to blogging mum Jack Monroe's 100 Delicious Budget Recipes to the NHS Eat4Cheap campaign, eating well on a budget is now a national pastime.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Tick protein does the trick to fight infection
A protein in ticks that protects them against the cold could inspire a new class of antibiotics for humans, according to a Yale University study. Scientists discovered that IAFGP, an antifreeze protein in ticks that kicks in during winter, also fights infection. Synthesizing such a protein may offer new therapies and medical applications to ward off dangerous pathogens such as MRSA.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.10.2014
Changing Lives: Carol Vassiliadis Names Hospital with $8.5 Million to Jacobs Medical Center
Carol Vassiliadis surveys the construction site of Jacobs Medical Center, which will be home to the A. Vassiliadis Family Hospital for Advanced Surgery People give to the University of Calif
Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
16.10.2014
Engineers build, test earthquake-resistant house
Twenty-five years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, a Stanford team develops inexpensive design modifications that could be incorporated into new homes to reduce damage in an earthquake.
Environmental Sciences
16.10.2014
Stanford Roundtable 2014 brings climate change to the fore
This year's Roundtable at Stanford focuses on climate change, its impacts, dangers and possible solutions.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
16.10.2014
Royal launch for pioneering centre that bridges the engineering skills gap
Home > News > News releases > Royal launch for pioneering centre that bridges the engineering skills gap A pioneering centre that trains highly skilled apprentices essential to UK manufacturing's future international growth, has been opened by HRH The Duke of York, KG.
Environmental Sciences - Astronomy
16.10.2014
Fishbone forest
Title Proba-V image of western Brazil Released 16/10/2014 10:51 am Copyright ESA/VITO Description Deforestation in the state of Rondônia in western Brazil, as imaged by ESA's Proba-V minisatellite.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries
Dispelling a Misconception About Mg-Ion Batteries
Lithium (Li)-ion batteries serve us well, powering our laptops, tablets, cell phones and a host of other gadgets and devices. However, for future automotive applications, we will need rechargeable batteries with significant increases in energy density, reductions in cost and improvements in safety. Hence the big push in the battery industry to develop an alternative to the Li-ion technology.
Earth Sciences
16.10.2014
The ancient mountains that fed early life
The ancient mountains that fed early life
Scientists have found evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago. The mountain range was similar in scale to the Himalayas and spanned at least 2,500 kilometres of modern west Africa and northeast Brazil, which at that time were part of the supercontinent Gondwana.
Astronomy
16.10.2014
Galileo duo handed over in excellent shape
16 October 2014 A pair of fully functioning Galileo navigation satellites was recently delivered to its operators, as preparations get underway for the next round of launches.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.10.2014
Research helps paralysed man to recover function
Research helps paralysed man to recover function
A man who was paralysed from the chest down following a knife attack can now walk using a frame, following a pioneering cell transplantation treatment developed by scientists at UCL and applied by surgeons at Wroclaw University Hospital, Poland.
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
16.10.2014
Prospects of ending corporate corruption ‘bleak’
16 Oct 2014 Legislation designed to help law enforcement agencies respond to economic crimes such as corporate corruption and bribery is facing significant obstacles to enforcement – and the situation is unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future.
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
£150,000 to research impacts of volcanic ash on UK nuclear sites
Press release issued: 16 October 2014 The likelihood and potential impacts of volcanic ash on nuclear generating sites in the UK will be investigated by researchers from the University of Bristol
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.10.2014
Big step in battling bladder disease
Big step in battling bladder disease
The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release, implantable device invented by MIT professor Michael Cima and other researchers.
Physics/Materials Science
16.10.2014
Miles to go
F or plenty of runners, covering the 26.2 miles of a marathon is the ultimate achievement, something they might do once in a lifetime, if at all.
Physics/Materials Science - Event
16.10.2014
Six decades of science as diplomacy
Six decades of science as diplomacy Physics Department, Swiss consulate celebrate CERN W hen you think of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland, you may think of cutting-edge equ
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
15.10.2014
Novartis announces CTL019 data published in NEJM demonstrating efficacy in certain patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
Preliminary study results show 27 of 30 pediatric and adult patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) ALL (90%) experienced complete remissions with personalized cell therapy, CTL019 Largest published cohort to date for CTL019, which served as the basis for recent Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA Sustained remissions of up to two years in r/r ALL patients with six-month event-free survival of 67% and overall survival of 7
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
15.10.2014
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation
Those unflattering pictures of the opposing candidate, used in attack ads blanketing American media this month, are not merely manipulative. Political partisans really do believe their leaders are better looking, a study from Cornell; the State University of New York, Binghamton; and the University of Minnesota demonstrates.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.10.2014
MIT and MGH form strategic partnership to address major challenges in clinical medicine
MIT and MGH form strategic partnership to address major challenges in clinical medicine
A novel partnership between MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is addressing three major challenges in clinical medicine: improving the diagnosis of disease; developing new approaches to pr
Social Sciences
15.10.2014
Bathed in green
Title Bathed in green Released 15/10/2014 3:12 pm Copyright ESA/IAC/D. López Description During the evening of 8 October 2014, ESA's observatory on the island of Tenerife, Sp
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.10.2014
Columbia Establishes NeuroTechnology Center, Latest Step in Commitment to Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
Columbia University today announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary NeuroTechnology Center with a mission to develop advanced optical, electrical and computational technologies for the study of complex neurobiological systems.