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Business/Economics - Administration/Government
01.10.2014
Business ideas can bloom in the garden of ilab
Business ideas can bloom in the garden of ilab
Budding entrepreneurs can grow their business ideas from seed, with ilab's intensive three-month ilab Germinate 6 program , which includes up to $20,000 in funding.
Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Chicago Innovation Exchange, Cisco narrow field to three teams for innovation challenge
Three teams led by innovators at Argonne National Laboratory , University of Chicago's Computation Institute , Fermilab and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been named finalists in
Earth Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.09.2014
Garrett: Founders' vision 'resonates with my life'
Garrett: Founders' vision 'resonates with my life'
"Cornell has been fundamentally shaped by its founders' lasting vision of a university dedicated to inclusion, to egalitarianism and public engagement.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.09.2014
Two UCLA scientists receive NIH grants to further BRAIN Initiative research
In April 2013, UCLA scientists led by Chancellor Gene Block were among the guests at President Obama's announcement of the BRAIN Initiative.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Ethical behavior can be contagious, study says
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A new study from Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty members Steven Huddart and Hong Qu examines the power of social influence on managers' ethical behavior. The Department of Accounting researchers find that managers tend to become more honest after observing honest peers and more dishonest after observing dishonest peers.
Business/Economics
30.09.2014
Comment: Osborne’s ‘death tax’ move puts once-in-a-generation pension reforms in jeopardy
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Osborne's ‘death tax' move puts once-in-a-generation pension reforms in jeopardy Dr Craig Berry, Research Associate, Sheffield Political Economy Resear
Life Sciences
30.09.2014
Comment: Who your brain decides to make friends with when you start university
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Who your brain decides to make friends with when you start university Kira Shaw, PhD Researcher in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield, comments on the science behind first impressions as students begin their university experience.
Computer Science/Telecom
30.09.2014
ScribbleLive: U of’T entrepreneur revolutionizes delivery of breaking news
When Jonathan Keebler graduated from the University of Toronto's department of computer science in 2003, he didn't really know what the future would hold.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
30.09.2014
Disease decoded: Gene mutation may lead to development of new cancer drugs
Disease decoded: Gene mutation may lead to development of new cancer drugs
ANN ARBOR-The discovery of a gene mutation that causes a rare premature aging disease could lead to the development of drugs that block the rapid, unstoppable cell division that makes cancer so deadly. Scientists at the University of Michigan and the U-M Health System recently discovered a protein mutation that causes the devastating disease dyskeratosis congenita, in which precious hematopoietic stem cells can't regenerate and make new blood.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
30.09.2014
Scientists at forefront of climate research
Shasta Lake in Northern California on August 25th, 2014, at Bridge Bay Resort and Marina. The lake's water level is so low that all but this last boat launch ramp are no longer useable. (Photo: Kelly M. Grow) The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today's global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
30.09.2014
Research to help business decision-makers protect against cyber attack
Research to help business decision-makers protect against cyber attack
Lancaster University research will enable business leaders to take more informed decisions about protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack.
Astronomy - Event
30.09.2014
Another Look book club goes out of this world with Calvino’s ’Cosmicomics’
Italo Calvino is considered one of the top writers of the last century. Stanford's book club will discuss one of his whimsical masterpieces, "Cosmicomics," on Oct.
Life Sciences
30.09.2014
In stickleback fish, dads influence offspring behavior and gene expression
University of Illinois animal biology professor Alison Bell and doctoral student Laura Stein study how stickleback fish dads influence the behavior of their young. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Researchers report that some stickleback fish fathers can have long-term effects on the behavior of their offspring: The most attentive fish dads cause their offspring to behave in a way that makes them less susceptible to predators.
Astronomy
30.09.2014
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.09.2014
NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative
NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative
The National Institutes of Health today announced its first research grants through President Barack Obama's BRAIN Initiative, including three awards to the University of California, Berkeley, totaling nearly $7.2 million over three years.
Physics/Materials Science - History/Archeology
30.09.2014
3 Questions: Jim Walsh on the elusive U.S.-Iran nuclear treaty
Can the U.S. and Iran reach a permanent agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear program? For several months, the countries have operated under an interim agreement limiting Iran's activities, but it expires this fall.
Philosophy
30.09.2014
Studying time makes this philosopher tick
Studying time makes this philosopher tick
We all know that time passes - or so it seems. But what do we think time is really doing? Is it moving by us? Standing still as we wade through it? Our inability to resolve this question is revealed by the indirect way in which we discuss the subject.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.09.2014
Computer models help cerebral palsy patients step out
Computer models help cerebral palsy patients step out
University of Queensland researchers are using computer modelling to predict the most effective way to help cerebral palsy patients walk and move more easily.
Environmental Sciences
30.09.2014
Research could help save billions of dollars as sea levels rise
Research could help save billions of dollars as sea levels rise
Coastal councils and planning authorities will be able to more accurately predict the chance of communities being inundated by the ocean as sea levels rise.
Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Cohabiting couples differ on contraceptive use by class
Most cohabiting couples intend to delay childbirth until they're married, steadily employed and financially stable.
Physics/Materials Science
29.09.2014
Ithaca Physics Bus and local teens take physics to NYC
Ithaca Physics Bus and local teens take physics to NYC
Several Cornell graduate students in the field of physics and the science outreach specialist for Xraise Cornell, the outreach program of CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
29.09.2014
Drought linked to climate change
Shasta Lake in Northern California on August 25th, 2014, at Bridge Bay Resort and Marina. The lake's water level is so low that all but this last boat launch ramp are no longer useable. (Photo: Kelly M. Grow) The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today's global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
29.09.2014
Researchers participate in U.N. Culture of Peace forum
Peacebuilding and early childhood development are rarely discussed together, but research studies support the idea that they are indeed connected, and can go a long way to ending cycles of violence on a global scale.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
29.09.2014
Mountain pine beetles get a bad rap for wildfires, study says
Following wildfires in 2011, a UW-Madison research team studied lodgepole pine trees in the Northern Rocky Mountains to examine whether earlier outbreaks of mountain pine beetles changed the ecological impact of the wildfires.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
29.09.2014
Scientists engineer antibiotics to catch up in race against drug resistance
Souped-up antibiotics effectively attack persister cells that are responsible for making bacteria resistant to new drugs Shaun Mason By adding amino acids to the molecule of tobramycin, UCLA res
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
29.09.2014
We can eliminate rabies, say researchers
Scientists say rabies can be eliminated if governments, communities and health organisations work together.
Life Sciences
29.09.2014
Modeling shockwaves through the brain
Modeling shockwaves through the brain
Since the start of the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 300,000 soldiers have returned to the United States with traumatic brain injury caused by exposure to bomb blasts - and in particular, exposure to improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. Symptoms of traumatic brain injury can range from the mild, such as lingering headaches and nausea, to more severe impairments in memory and cognition.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Research partnership
29 Sep 2014 The University of Manchester and Age UK have agreed an innovative partnership that represents a major step in collaborative working on ageing research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
29.09.2014
Behind every great man... the role of women in the lives of the "Football Fans In Training" men
The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme – a men-only weight loss and healthy living programme delivered in Scottish professional football clubs – has been acclaimed internationally for its success.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
29.09.2014
CERN turns 60 and celebrates peaceful collaboration for science
Geneva, 29 September 2014. Today, CERN , the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is blowing out 60 candles at an event attended by official delegations from 35 countries.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
29.09.2014
Water Use for Fracking Oil Resembles Use for Conventional Production
AUSTIN, Texas — Producing oil through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses similar amounts of water on average as producing oil by conventional means, according to a new study by The University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology. Bridget Scanlon, a senior research scientist at the bureau and lead researcher on the study, said the findings are important because of the current debate about the amount of water used to produce energy.
Life Sciences
29.09.2014
MaxBin: Automated Sorting Through Metagenomes
MaxBin: Automated Sorting Through Metagenomes
Microbes - the single-celled organisms that dominate every ecosystem on Earth – have an amazing ability to feed on plant biomass and convert it into other chemical products. Tapping into this talent has the potential to revolutionize energy, medicine, environmental remediation and many other fields.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
29.09.2014
New role for estrogen in the pathology of breast cancer
Biochemistry professor David Shapiro (center), M.D.-Ph.D student Neal Andruska (left), graduate student Xiaobin Zheng and their colleagues discovered a new mechanism by which estrogen contributes to the pathology of breast cancer. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which estrogen prepares cells to divide, grow and, in the case of estrogen-positive breast cancers, resist cancer drugs.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
Leading Japanese stem cell company invests in Durham technology
Leading Japanese stem cell company invests in Durham technology
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Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
29.09.2014
Michigan wood frogs breed earlier, produce fewer eggs after warmer winters; tadpoles develop more slowly
Contact Kevin Mayhood, Case Western Reserve University, (216) 534-7183, kevin.mayhood [a] case (p) edu or Jim Erickson, University of Michigan, (734) 647-1842, ericksn [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-How will amphibians respond to climate change? The research ponds at a University of Michigan forest preserve may hold some clues.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
U-M, USC, Broad to study genetics of two mental health disorders
Contact Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu or Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220, kegavin [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan Schoo
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds
Kinesiology and community health professor Charles Hillman and his colleagues found that children who engaged in an after-school physical activity program performed better on several measures of cognitive function at the end of the intervention. CHAMPAIGN, Ill.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
£8.3m boost for parasitology researchers
The Wellcome Trust Centre For Molecular Parasitology (WTCMP) in the Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation has been awarded £8.3 million in funding over the next seven years to continue its research into tropical diseases such as malaria.
Environmental Sciences
29.09.2014
Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable to climate change than previously thought
A new study finds that the Greenland Ice Sheet, which covers 1.7 million square kilometres and contains enough ice to raise sea levels worldwide by seven metres, is less stable and more sensitive to climate change than previously thought.
Astronomy
29.09.2014
Craters on the edge
Title Craters on the edge Released 29/09/2014 9:30 am Copyright ESA/SMART-1/AMIE camera team/Space Exploration Institute Description The greyscale pattern of dark and light blotches on the Moon is a familiar sight to stargazers.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
29.09.2014
Physicists create lasers that switch on and off at world record speed
Physicists create lasers that switch on and off at world record speed
Scientists have designed a record-breaking laser that accelerates the interaction between light and matter by ten times.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
Cervical cancer symptoms not recognised by young women
New research led by King's College London suggests that many women under 30 with cervical cancer are diagnosed more than 3 months after first having symptoms. In many cases this was because they did not recognise the symptoms as serious. The study is published today in the British Journal of General Practice .
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
29.09.2014
Know thy banker -- it could keep you solvent
You've probably seen advertising campaigns in which banks describe how much their customer relationships matter to them. While such messaging might have been cooked up at an ad agency, it turns out there is some truth underlying these slogans. As a newly published study co-authored by an MIT professor shows, strong working relationships between bankers and clients reduce the likelihood of loan delinquencies and defaults, at least in the context of an emerging economy.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
29.09.2014
How to make a
How to make a "perfect" solar absorber
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth's surface from the sun - but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that would increase the energy that is reradiated by the material, and thus lost to the conversion process.
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
29.09.2014
Massive enrolment shows the clamour for grammar
Massive enrolment shows the clamour for grammar
More than 40,000 students from around the world have started a grammar course at The University of Queensland – and it's not too late to join them.
Environmental Sciences
29.09.2014
Forum to tackle solutions to world sustainability challenges
Designing zero-carbon cities, providing energy and food for a growing population, and preparing for natural and manmade disasters will be closely examined at a new University of Melbourne conference this week.
Administration/Government
29.09.2014
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
New hay fever blood test nothing to sneeze at
New hay fever blood test nothing to sneeze at
Brisbane researchers have developed a blood test that can accurately detect one of the commonest causes of hay fever, paving the way for new treatments. The research, by The University of Queensland and Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, promises relief to the tens of thousands of sufferers who endure the annual misery of sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes when the pollen count climbs.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.09.2014
Patients lived average of 18 months without cancer progressing when taking Novartis’ Zykadia(TM) as their first ALK inhibitor for ALK+ NSCLC
Longest median progression-free survival (PFS) ever reported in this ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer patient population, most who received prior chemotherapy Zykadia (ceritinib) achieved ov
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
27.09.2014
Novartis drug Afinitor is first treatment for advanced pancreatic NET to provide overall survival of more than 3.5 years in Phase III trial
Afinitor led to an unprecedented median overall survival of 44 months, which represents a clinically meaningful while not statistically significant improvement Pancreatic NET (pNET) affects ab
Astronomy
26.09.2014
Rosetta to deploy lander on 12 November
26 September 2014 The European Space Agency's Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.09.2014
Ing suicide, he shines a light on a secret shame
Ing suicide, he shines a light on a secret shame
When people think of public health, they do not often think of suicidology — the study of the causes and prevention of suicide.
Literature/Linguistics
26.09.2014
Books for Boys: Heroism, Empire and Adventure at the Dawn of the First World War
Books for Boys: Heroism, Empire and Adventure at the Dawn of the First World War
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
26.09.2014
Ten year trends reveal more children admitted to intensive care but with lower staffing ratios
More children than ever are being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales but there are fewer staff per bed available to cope with the increase.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.09.2014
Novartis drug Signifor LAR recommended by CHMP for EU approval to treat patients with rare hormonal disorder acromegaly
Acromegaly is an endocrine disorder caused by elevated growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels Signifor LAR (pasireotide) represents a potential new option for acro
Arts and Design
26.09.2014
Artist draws on First World War archive for inspiration
A unique archive of letters, interviews and diaries relating to the First World War is providing the inspiration for a new artist in residence at the University of Leeds.
Computer Science/Telecom
26.09.2014
App captures marathon runners from start to finish
This weekend sees the return of the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham, and now, a new app for android phones will enable runners to re-live their own race long after they've crossed the finish line.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.09.2014
Health lessons provided by interactive media easier for youth to swallow
Health lessons provided by interactive media easier for youth to swallow
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Lecturing teens to eat their vegetables and get more exercise may not motivate them to adopt healthier habits, as many parents know. But will members of the “Facebook generation” learn to eat their broccoli and take more walks if the messages come from electronic games and peers in videos instead? Researchers at the University of Illinois explored that possibility in a recent study that included more than 200 middle-school youth who were at risk for diabetes or already had the disease.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.09.2014
Take 5: Psychiatrist and neurosurgeon Dr. Eugene Redmond
Take 5: Psychiatrist and neurosurgeon Dr. Eugene Redmond
Take 5 offers a brief introduction to Yale faculty members in a Q&A format. The featured faculty member selects 5 out of 10 questions to answer.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confiden
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Shift away from political moderation contributes to rising inequality, threats to democracy, Stanford experts say
Shift away from political moderation contributes to rising inequality, threats to democracy, Stanford experts say
Stanford sociologists Doug McAdam and Karina Kloos write in a new book that the ongoing influence of racially inflected social movements and politics since the 1960s has led to unprecedented levels of inequality and partisanship.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
26.09.2014
One in ten people over forty years old in Britain are vitamin D deficient
As many as one in ten people in Britain over forty years old may be vitamin D deficient, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. We know that vitamin D deficiency can be detrimental to health, but until now there has been no clear answer as to what is actually the ideal amount of the vitamin Nick Wareham Vitamin D is nicknamed the 'sunshine vitamin' as it is produced in the skin in response to sunlight.
Earth Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.09.2014
Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research
Press release issued: 26 September 2014 A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what's possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
26.09.2014
Athens on the radar
Title Attica peninsula, Greece Released 26/09/2014 11:21 am Copyright ESA Description Greece's Attica peninsula, with the capital and largest city of Athens appearing bright white near the centre, is captured in this radar image from Sentinel-1A on 22 April.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.09.2014
Cancer Core Europe: institutes unite across Europe to tackle cancer
Launched today (26 September), Cancer Core Europe brings together six cancer centres - including the Cambridge Cancer Centre at the University of Cambridge -  to link cancer research through to cancer care.
Event - Pedagogy/Education Science
26.09.2014
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
26.09.2014
Ancient sea levels give clues to natural sea rise
Ancient sea levels give clues to natural sea rise
Scientists have produced the first detailed record of sea levels over the past 500,000 years and spanning five ice ages, using microfossils from sediments in the Red Sea. The team determined accurate dates for the sea levels by linking wind-blown dust in the sediments to a climate record from stalagmites from caves in China.
Event - Careers/Employment
26.09.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.09.2014
Roche launches Global Access Program for HIV viral load testing
Roche launches Global Access Program for HIV viral load testing Program expands access to care supporting the Diagnostics Access Iniative Roche announced today the launch of a new Global Acce
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
26.09.2014
One in ten people over forty years old in Britain is vitamin D deficient
As many as one in ten people in Britain over forty years old may be vitamin D deficient, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. We know that vitamin D deficiency can be detrimental to health, but until now there has been no clear answer as to what is actually the ideal amount of the vitamin Nick Wareham Vitamin D is nicknamed the 'sunshine vitamin' as it is produced in the skin in response to sunlight.
Environmental Sciences
26.09.2014
Experts call for widening the debate on climate change
26 Sep 2014 Environmental scientists are being urged to broaden the advice they give on global climate change, say experts who are also frustrated that decision makers are not taking enough action.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
26.09.2014
Underwater robot for port security
Underwater robot for port security
Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans.
Event - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Biochemists solve ’address problem’ in cells that leads to lethal kidney disease
UCLA researchers discover that rare disorder is caused when enzyme goes to the wrong location in cell Stuart Wolpert Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment — or even a cure — for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children. Their findings also may provide important insights into treatments for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases.
Earth Sciences
25.09.2014
Scientists advise on new Royal Society journal
25 September 2014 Three Bristol academics are serving on the editorial boards of a new, groundbreaking journal published by the Royal Society.
Arts and Design
25.09.2014
Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Local flavor from talents to savor
From its inception, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival has always dedicated portions of its programming to showcasing local talent.
Life Sciences - Event
25.09.2014
Big Ideas Generator kickoff event to highlight grant opportunities
The University of Chicago's research accelerator, Arete , is running its own experiment—how to bolster promising and novel research ideas before their merit has been recognized.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Computer game could help adolescents with autism improve their social skills
Elisabeth Whyte, a postdoctoral research assistant and psychology lecturer in the College of the Liberal Arts, and Samantha Lavan, a student in the School of Visual Arts, play the first level of the autism social skills game.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.09.2014
Princess Royal opens Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
HRH The Princess Royal has opened the new Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology building on the University of Oxford's Old Road Campus today. Her Royal Highness was given a tour of the new research facility, heard about the institute's past successes and current research, and unveiled a plaque. The institute's research focuses on the causes and treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases that affect many millions of people around the world.
Psychology
25.09.2014
New Wansink book turns back on mindless eating
Many bright ideas in the latest Brian Wansink book, "Slim by Design" (Harper Collins 2014), are no-brainers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
25.09.2014
Lift Basel Conference: Already 10 projects received and first speakers confirmed
The Call for Participation for Lift Basel Conference (6-7 November 2014 in Basel) has opened not long ago - and the first 10 projects came in already! At Lift a big part of the content is traditionally shaped by the audience. So to participate, projects can be handed in through the Lift homepage until October 6, 2014.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
25.09.2014
Anthropologist’s film exposes plight of polygamy in Indonesia
Robert Lemelson Two Balinese women who are sister wives in a polygamous marriage hold a photo of their husband when he married his first wife many years ago.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Unique program brings African scholars to U-M
Unique program brings African scholars to U-M
ANN ARBOR-When Mariam Boakye-Gyasi was 3 years old, she caught a severe case of malaria that caused her small body to convulse so violently that her parents were afraid she would break her teeth.
Environmental Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
25.09.2014
Climate, Earth system project draws on science powerhouses
Climate, Earth system project draws on science powerhouses
The project will focus initially on three climate-change science drivers and corresponding questions to be answered during the project's initial phase.
Astronomy - Chemistry
25.09.2014
The water in your bottle might be older than the sun
ANN ARBOR-Up to half of the water on Earth is likely older than the solar system itself, University of Michigan astronomers theorize.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
25.09.2014
Stanford freshmen embark on new intellectual journey
In Thinking About the Universe , freshmen will explore profound questions about the cosmos - its beginnings, structure, extent and fate - with a philosopher, an experimental physicist and a theoretical physicist as their guides.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking
People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called 'StopAdvisor' than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Countries must work together to stop organ traffickers, says researcher
The author of new research into organ trafficking has called for a concerted international effort to confront the problem.
Administration/Government
25.09.2014
The 2013 government shutdown affected federal workers and the U.S. economy, Stanford economist says
The 2013 government shutdown affected federal workers and the U.S. economy, Stanford economist says
Stanford economist Constantine Yannelis found that federal employees during the 2013 government shutdown sharply reduced their spending and consumption levels.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
25.09.2014
How to make stronger, "greener" cement
Concrete is the world's most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions.
Business/Economics
25.09.2014
An ambassador’s analysis: Mel Levitsky discusses Brazil’s presidential election
ANN ARBOR-Brazil's presidential election Oct. 5 could be tight. The incumbent is Dilma Rousseff, who has struggled to match the popularity of her charismatic predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Social Sciences
25.09.2014
Health ministers set ’standard’ to cut violence
  A new 'standard' on sharing information to reduce violence is to be adopted across England - thanks to pioneering work by Cardiff University researchers.
Chemistry - Earth Sciences
25.09.2014
Flying fish - from Africa to the Amazon
Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health of the Amazon rainforest when it is blown across the Atlantic: fish bone. The research, involving researchers from the University of Leeds, Birkbeck, University of London, and the Diamond Light Source, is published on 25 September 2014 in the print edition of the journal Chemical Geology .
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Solo hybrid drivers in carpool lanes amplify gridlock
Allowing single-occupant hybrid cars to use carpool lanes - on some of Los Angeles' busiest highways during rush hour, no less - creates crushing congestion and about $4,500 per car in adverse social costs annually.
Administration/Government
25.09.2014
Umeå University again #1 in Sweden and the Nordic region in young universities ranking
Umeå University is ranked 24th in the world in the 2014/15 'QS Top 50 under 50' league table. This represents a top ranking among higher education institutions in Sweden and the Nordic countries.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
25.09.2014
A welfare-building nation changes its mind
Press release issued: 25 September 2014 The public's view on work and welfare in Britain has shifted fundamentally in the past 30 years, new research has revealed.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Novartis AIN457 (secukinumab) is the first ever IL-17A inhibitor to meet primary endpoint in two Phase III studies in psoriatic arthritis
Secukinumab met primary and key secondary endpoints in two pivotal Phase III studies showing superiority to placebo in patients with adult onset psoriatic arthritis (PsA) PsA is a debilitating, long-lasting condition that causes inflammation of joints and skin and affects up to 30% of people with psoriasis globally , Many people with PsA do not respond to current standard of care, with approximately 45% of people dissatisf
Event - Environmental Sciences
25.09.2014
Can the oceans feed us? Alternative approaches for future food
Can the oceans feed us? Alternative approaches for future food 25 September 2014 The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that by 2050 globally we will need a
Social Sciences
25.09.2014
Domestic violence linked to pet loyalty
Domestic violence linked to pet loyalty
Research indicating women stay in violent relationships for the good of their pets will be the focus of a free seminar in Brisbane on Monday 29 September.
History/Archeology
25.09.2014
New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers
New app offers relief for hay fever sufferers
Hay fever and asthma sufferers in Canberra will soon be able to receive daily counts and forecasts of pollen levels thanks to a free app released by ANU researchers.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Using science for service
Using science for service
MIT senior Sofia Essayan-Perez, majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in applied international studies, has founded an educational nonprofit, conducted neuroscience research, and tutored MIT students.
Business/Economics - Chemistry
25.09.2014
Future miners could harvest metal from plants
Future miners could harvest metal from plants
Future generations of miners could harvest metals from trees, capitalising on the ability of some plants to isolate and accumulate metals in their shoots.
Business/Economics - Event
25.09.2014
Sewer technology brings global honour for UQ-led team
Sewer technology brings global honour for UQ-led team
A University of Queensland -led research team that is radically improving sewer design and management last night won a prestigious international prize in Portugal.
Business/Economics - Event
25.09.2014
Better sewer technology brings international honour for UQ-led research team
Better sewer technology brings international honour for UQ-led research team
A University of Queensland -led research team that is radically improving sewer design and management last night won a prestigious international prize in Portugal.
Astronomy
24.09.2014
Opening doors to space
24 September 2014 The same device that opens doors on buses and planes could be used to meet peak energy demands on satellites.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
24.09.2014
Workers who exercise lower health risks, cost less
Workers who exercise lower health risks, cost less
ANN ARBOR-Get moving: just 20 minutes of exercise a day dramatically lowers the risk of diabetes and heart disease, even for employees with a high risk of developing those conditions.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.09.2014
Comment: How neuroscience can teach children about mental health
Rebecca Slack, a PhD researcher in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield, explores how neuroscience can teach children about mental health. By Rebecca Slack, posted on The Conversation on 24 September 2014 How neuroscience can teach children about mental health At a recent talk I gave as a Sheffield NeuroGirl, a group of three female PhD students who aim to bring interesting and exciting research on the brain to the public, I carried out a little experiment.
Astronomy - Event
24.09.2014
Scientist collects prestigious astronomy prize for detection of
Scientist collects prestigious astronomy prize for detection of “cosmic ruler” to measure expansion of the Universe
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History/Archeology
24.09.2014
Baptist book relates slavery's role in shaping America
America became a global superpower in large part due to the wealth accumulated through slave labor from the 17th to the 19th century, Cornell historian Edward Baptist contends in his new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" (Basic Books).
History/Archeology
24.09.2014
Baptist book relates slavery's role in shaping modern America
America became a global superpower in large part due to the wealth accumulated through slave labor from the 17th to the 19th century, Cornell historian Edward Baptist contends in his new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism" (Basic Books).
Earth Sciences
24.09.2014
IXV’s small step
Title IXV drop-test model being moved Released 24/09/2014 1:04 pm Copyright ESA-A. Le Floc'h Description This drop-test model of ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane will be one of the star attractions of the Sunday, 5 October ESTEC Open Day.
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
24.09.2014
Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities
Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies the Financial Impacts of Customer-Sited Photovoltaics on Electric Utilities
Impacts to Utility Shareholder Earnings and Return on Equity Can Vary Greatly, and Can Be Mitigated through a Range of Measures Berkeley, CA - A new report prepared by analysts from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) examines the potential impacts of customer-sited solar photovoltaics (PV) on electric utility profitability and rates.  The report, entitled Financial Impacts of Net-Mete
Life Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.09.2014
Delve into a world of discovery and extraordinary experiments
The world's first robotic plant, glowing zebrafish embryos and a kinetic sculpture of ice and fire will be on show as the University of Sheffield offers a glimpse into its world leading research during Researchers' Night (Friday 26 September 2014). The University will open its doors from 5pm-8pm, where more than 120 researchers and students will host night-time experiments, talks, tours and demonstrations covering topics from archaeology to dentistry and languages to psychology.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences
24.09.2014
Love your local MP? Probably not
MPs who take comfort in the old adage that while people don't like politicians, they do like their own MP, may have to think again, according to new research from the British Election Study (BES).
Pedagogy/Education Science
24.09.2014
Celebrating age with high-tech memories
Press release issued: 24 September 2014 Visitors will be invited to experience the care homes of the future this weekend as part of the Celebrating Age Festival 2014.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.09.2014
U-M Center for the Discovery of New Medicines announces new grants for drug discovery research
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded eight grants, totaling $205,000, to projects investigating new treatments for cancer, infectious disease and heart failure. The support allows U-M researchers to move potential early-stage drug discovery to the next phase of development.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.09.2014
Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
Modest effect of statins on diabetes risk and bodyweight related to mechanism of action
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. Published in The Lancet, the work received support from a number of funders including the Medical Research Council, British Heart Foundation, Rosetrees Trust and National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
24.09.2014
Scientist by Day, Ice Hockey Player by Night
  Three years ago, Dr Luke Piggott made headlines worldwide when his research using anti-cancer agent TRAIL discovered that the drug knocked out the protein c-FLIP, which gives stem cells their drug resistance. At the time, he was balancing life as a PhD student and a professional ice hockey player with the Cardiff Devils.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.09.2014
Leading New International Training Network
  Deputy Director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Dr Matt Smalley is spearheading the establishment of a new international training network for early stage career scientists interested in breast biology and cancer research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.09.2014
New Intervention in the Fight Against Bowel Cancer
It is widely known that bowel cancer is often driven by increased tumour cell survival and proliferation mediated by the deregulation of a key mechanism within gut cells controlled by the protein Wnt. Despite a clear link between deregulated Wnt signalling and disease, therapies which target the Wnt pathway remain limited.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.09.2014
Benefits of statins outweigh diabetes and weight-gain risk
The mechanism by which statins increase the risk of type 2 diabetes has been investigated in a large-scale analysis from an international team led by researchers from UCL and the University of Glasgow, using information from genetic studies and clinical trials. Among nearly 130,000 participants from clinical trials that previously tested the effect of statins on heart disease and stroke (major vascular events), those assigned statins vs.
Pedagogy/Education Science
24.09.2014
Author takes readers on an unexpected ’road trip’
A raw and engaging coming-of-age story about the highs and lows of adolescence and the consequences of family tragedy is brought to life in Sandy Feet, the latest offering from The University of Queensland Press.
Environmental Sciences
24.09.2014
Comment: Bring social justice in from the cold as we get closer to a global climate change deal
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Bring social justice in from the cold as we get closer to a global climate change deal Kathryn Green, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sheffield Institute fo
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
24.09.2014
Comment: Psychiatrists alleviate mental illness – don’t attack them
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Psychiatrists alleviate mental illness – don't attack them Peter Woodruff, Professor and Head of Academic Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Sheffield, comments on the importance of psychiatrists.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.09.2014
Organ donation - do we opt-in or opt-out?
PA 241/14 Researchers say there should be an international data base containing the very latest information about organ donations and transplants so policy makers can make informed decisions on whether to adopt an opt-out or opt-in system.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.09.2014
Chemists recruit anthrax to deliver cancer drugs
Chemists recruit anthrax to deliver cancer drugs
Bacillus anthracis bacteria have very efficient machinery for injecting toxic proteins into cells, leading to the potentially deadly infection known as anthrax. A team of MIT researchers has now hijacked that delivery system for a different purpose: administering cancer drugs. "Anthrax toxin is a professional at delivering large enzymes into cells," says Bradley Pentelute, the Pfizer-Laubauch Career Development Assistant Professor of Chemistry at MIT.
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
Computer scientists aim to accelerate data-intensive workflows
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Four Penn State researchers have received a three-year, $850,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance time-to-completion of dataand compute-intensive bioinformatics workflows on supercomputers. Kamesh Madduri, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is principal investigator of the project, titled "End-to-End Acceleration of Genomic Workflows on Emerging Heterogeneous Supercompute
Computer Science/Telecom - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
Computer scientists aim to accelerate data-intensive workflows with NSF funding
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Four Penn State researchers have received a three-year, $850,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to enhance time-to-completion of dataand compute-intensive bioinformatics workflows on supercomputers. Kamesh Madduri, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, is principal investigator of the project, titled "End-to-End Acceleration of Genomic Workflows on Emerging Heterogeneous Supercompute
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
Feature: Can we manipulate ageing?
Dr Joao Pedro de Magalhaes , is a researcher in human ageing at the University's Institute for Integrative Biology.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Cornellians march to fight climate change in NYC
Cornellians march to fight climate change in NYC
At 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 130 Cornellians boarded buses with posters and optimism to join 400,000 individuals participating in the People's Climate March in New York City.
Astronomy
23.09.2014
How to catch a Dragon
Title Dragon-4 Released 23/09/2014 5:14 pm Copyright NASA Description Despite running the International Space Station with just three crewmembers, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and N
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.09.2014
ESA spaceplane on its way
23 September 2014 The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is ready to fly and left the Netherlands today for the launch site in French Guiana. In preparation for its arrival, the first stage of the Vega rocket that will loft IXV has already been moved to the launch pad. This marks the beginning of the campaign for Vega's fourth flight, planned for mid-November.
Social Sciences
23.09.2014
Women and children bear brunt of domestic violence, Stanford scholar says
Women and children bear brunt of domestic violence, Stanford scholar says
Nine times as many people around the world are killed in disputes between individuals, including domestic violence, than are killed in civil wars, according to Stanford political scientist James Fearon.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Stanford scholars propose new strategy for North Korea
Stanford scholars propose new strategy for North Korea
Experts from Stanford's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center have proposed a new approach to dealing with North Korea that focuses on engagement and building confidence between South and North Korea.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
23.09.2014
Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird
Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird
University of Washington Brain cells that multiply to help birds sing their best during breeding season are known to die back naturally later in the year.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environmental Sciences
23.09.2014
Environmental archaeologist appointed to the Steering Committee of the Swedish National Data Service (SND)
Philip Buckland, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology and Deputy Head at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University, has been appointed as a member of the steering committee of the Swedish National Data Service (SND).
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
23.09.2014
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
Interactive Map Reveals Rooftop Reflectance for Five California Cities
How cool is your roof? If you live in the California cities of Bakersfield, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Jose, you may be able to find out. Scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created an interactive map that displays the solar reflectance (also known as albedo) of individual roofs in these five West Coast cities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Trials of novel Ebola drugs to be fast-tracked in West Africa
Potential new treatments for Ebola are to be tested in West Africa for the first time as part of an international initiative to fast-track trials of the most promising drugs against the disease that has already led to over 2,600 deaths.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Swift action needed to curb Ebola outbreak, study warns
Swift action needed to curb Ebola outbreak, study warns
Unless Ebola control measures in West Africa are enhanced quickly, more than 20,000 people will have been infected by early November, experts predict.
Earth Sciences
23.09.2014
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known to generate major earthquakes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
Airway muscle-on-a-chip mimics asthma
Cambridge/Boston, Mass - September 23, 2014 - The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
23.09.2014
Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors
Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors
In a nanocomposite, the size of each of these grains is on the order of nanometers, roughly 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. "The interfaces separating the different crystalline regions determine the transport, electrical, and radiation properties of the material as a whole," said Pratik Dholabhai, principal Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher on the project.
Administration/Government - Life Sciences
23.09.2014
The incredible journey of Captain Dave Henson
The incredible journey of Captain Dave Henson
Bioengineering MSc student and Army Officer Dave Henson talks about his work in prosthetics research and competing in the Invictus Games.
Social Sciences
23.09.2014
Domestic abuse Bill ’doesn’t go far enough’
A leading Cardiff University academic will argue this week that the Welsh Government's Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Bill designed to improve arrangements for the preventi
Business/Economics - Environmental Sciences
23.09.2014
3 Questions: Calestous Juma on African development
3 Questions: Calestous Juma on African development
How can Africa find new ways to spark economic growth? That is the focus of a wide-ranging public symposium hosted by the Center for International Studies as part of its Starr Forum event series.
Environmental Sciences - Literature/Linguistics
23.09.2014
Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement
Whether the public is reading about the Ebola outbreak in Africa or watching YouTube videos on the benefits of the latest diet, it's clear that reporting on science and technology profoundly shapes modern life.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Electronic Lab Notebooks now available
An Electronic Lab Notebook serves many of the same functions as a paper lab notebook, but offers additional capabilities such as searchability, integration with digital data sources, and access controls.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.09.2014
TRI welcomes new CEO
TRI welcomes new CEO
A leading expert in the areas of cancer, chronic pain and head injuries will be the new CEO and Director of Research for the Translational Research Institute (TRI).
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
23.09.2014
Cornellians march in NYC to fight climate change
Cornellians march in NYC to fight climate change
At 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 130 Cornellians boarded buses with posters and optimism to join 400,000 individuals participating in the People's Climate March in New York City.
History/Archeology - Event
22.09.2014
Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War
PA 243/14 Flanders Fields, muddy trenches, the poetry of Wilfred Owen, poppies, the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth…ask anyone to conjure an image of the First World War and it is likely to feature something along these lines.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.09.2014
Construction begins on centre dedicated to children’s health
Children and young people joined representatives from the University of Liverpool and Alder Hey Children's Hospital at a special event to celebrate the launch of a project to construc of a new research and education facility.
Literature/Linguistics
22.09.2014
Ireland, Wales and the First World War
Humanities scholars from Wales, Ireland, England, Scotland and the United States recently converged at Cardiff University for a unique three-day conference on 'Ireland, Wales and the First World War'.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
22.09.2014
Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say
Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say
The latest and greatest scientific achievements at the nanoscale were on display at the 2014 Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) annual meeting, Sept.
22.09.2014
Over 100 researchers light up city science on Bright Night
Press release issued: 22 September 2014 City streets will be illuminated by an exciting showcase of discoveries as the first ever Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city this week. University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH, UK Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9000 Information for
Life Sciences - Event
22.09.2014
Cichlid fish genome helps tell story of adaptive evolution, Stanford scientists say
African cichlid fish represent an unusual variety of evolutionary divergence. By analyzing the genomes of some of these species, Russell Fernald and others have provided insight into the genetic mechanisms that drive species diversification.
Life Sciences - Veterinary Science
22.09.2014
Prevention is better than cure say racehorse owners
Prevention is better than cure: and no more so when it comes to injuries to racehorses, which can easily end a champion's career. Despite apparent advances in stem cell techniques to repair damaged tendons in horses, trainers and owners say they would like more help preventing costly injuries in the first place and this is where researchers should focus their attention.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
22.09.2014
New RFID technology helps robots find household objects
New RFID technology helps robots find household objects
University of Washington Mobile robots could be much more useful in homes if they could accurately locate people, places and objects.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
22.09.2014
Research backs need for action at this week’s UN Climate Summit
Home > News > News releases > University of Sheffield research backs need for action at this week's UN Climate Summit As heads of government, business, and finance gather in New York for the annu
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
22.09.2014
Creating a Pandemic of Health: global conference gathers experts at U of T
They're calling it a health epidemic. And organizers of an upcoming global health equity and innovation summit at the University of Toronto say they hope it will be contagious.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
22.09.2014
A cosmic hurricane
Perspective view of Hooke crater in Argyre basin Hooke crater is located near the northern edge of the 1800 km-wide Argyre basin, one of the most impressive impact structures on Mars, excavated in a giant collision about 4 billion years ago.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.09.2014
Variability Keeps The Body In Balance
Variability Keeps The Body In Balance
Although our heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate-and that variability, doctors have found, is a good thing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
22.09.2014
Actions on climate change bring better health, study says
Milwaukee and other eastern and midwestern cities could experience three times as many extremely hot days by 2046, according to a new study that synthesizes existing climate data.
Astronomy
22.09.2014
Is Pluto a Planet? The Votes Are In
Is Pluto a Planet? The Votes Are In
What is a planet? For generations of kids the answer was easy. A big ball of rock or gas that orbited our Sun, and there were nine of them in our solar system.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
22.09.2014
FACULTY AWARD: Three researchers named Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators
FACULTY AWARD: Three researchers named Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators Posted September 22, 2014; 09:46 a.m. Princeton University researchers Robert Cava , Loren Pfeiffer and Mansour Shayegan are among 12 scientists nationwide to be named Moore Materials Synthesis Investigators by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto, California.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.09.2014
Stopping the slow killers: research coalition tackles non-communicable diseases
Stopping the slow killers: research coalition tackles non-communicable diseases
A coalition of U.S. universities, including Yale, has joined forces to convene a national network of investigators whose research focuses on global non-communicable diseases (NCD) in lowand middle-income countries.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.09.2014
AIBN to roll out super computer
AIBN to roll out super computer
The University of Queensland is one step closer to developing better mobile phone battery life, understanding the engineering of vaccines and creating stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.09.2014
New star-shaped molecule breakthrough
22 Sep 2014 Scientists at The University of Manchester have generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, which is the most complex of its kind ever created. Known as a 'Star of David' molecule, scientists have been trying to create one for over a quarter of a century and the team's findings are published at 1800 London time / 1300 US Eastern Time on 21 September 2014 Chemistry.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
22.09.2014
The kids aren’t alright - supporting children when a parent has cancer
The kids aren't alright - supporting children when a parent has cancer 22 September 2014 The children of parents who have cancer can feel anxious and isolated when well-meaning parents withh
Environmental Sciences
22.09.2014
Environmental scientist Tim Flannery joins University of Melbourne
One of Australia's most highly regarded environmental scientists, Professor Tim Flannery, will join the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute as a Professorial Fellow.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.09.2014
Engineered proteins stick like glue -- even in water
Engineered proteins stick like glue -- even in water
Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to repair ships or help heal wounds and surgical incisions.  To create their new waterproof adhesives, the MIT researchers engineered bacteria to produce a hybrid material that incorporates naturally sticky mussel proteins as well as a bacterial protein found in biofilms - slimy layers formed by bacteria growing on a surface.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.09.2014
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery
New formulation leads to improved liquid battery
Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.09.2014
Magnetic fields make the excitons go 'round
Magnetic fields make the excitons go ’round
A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles called excitons - an energized state of molecules.
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
21.09.2014
Creating a shared resource for the endangered culture of the Kalmyks
Almost four centuries ago, ancestors of the Kalmyk people trekked across central Asia to form a Buddhist nation on the edge of Europe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.09.2014
Newborns have stronger immunity than first thought
Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune'T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London. Although their immune system works very differently to that of adults, babies may still be able to mount a strong immune defense, finds the study published .
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
21.09.2014
Fracking’s environmental impacts scrutinised at Labour Party conference
21 Sep 2014 Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than ren
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.09.2014
Researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer's spread
Researchers create ’evolved’ protein that may stop cancer’s spread
Experimental therapy stopped the metastasis of breast and ovarian cancers in lab mice, pointing toward a safe and effective alternative to chemotherapy. A team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the bloodstream and start aggressive new growths elsewhere in the body.
Event
20.09.2014
The Blair Supremacy - a study in the politics of Labour’s party management
20 Sep 2014 A ground-breaking new book investigating the management of the Labour Party during Tony Blair's leadership - published by Manchester University Press - will be debated at a Labour Party Conference fringe event (open to the media) on Monday.
Literature/Linguistics - Environmental Sciences
20.09.2014
'Besom ling and teasel burrs': John Clare and botanising
A symposium taking place next week at Cambridge University Botanic Garden will unite artists, writers, scientists and literary scholars to look at the poet John Clare's close engagement with the natural environment as a botanist as well as poet.
Administration/Government - Psychology
19.09.2014
Multi-agency emergency response exercise evaluated by University
The University of Liverpool is evaluating the national emergency services' response to a large-scale accident exercise held in the city.  The major operation involved 850 police officers, ambulanc
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
19.09.2014
Sick, fired and deported: what happens to injured or ill migrant farm workers in Ontario
For migrant farm workers in Ontario, getting sick or injured can mean losing a job and getting deported, a practice that raises concerns for human rights and health equity, say researchers at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
19.09.2014
Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments
Sabrina Brounts (front), clinical associate professor of large animal surgery, uses ultrasound to gauge how well a Missouri Fox Trotter horse is healing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.09.2014
New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers
New Cancer Drug Target Involving Lipid Chemical Messengers
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical signals related to lipid metabolism, yet how these signals are controlled during tumor formation is not fully understood.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
19.09.2014
Neonatal Touch Therapy Pioneer Honored
Miller School's Tiffany Field receives Golden Goose Award in Washington MIAMI, Fla.
Environmental Sciences
19.09.2014
Climate change report identifies 'the most vulnerable'
A report has looked at which sections of the population are left most exposed to food shortages after extreme weather events.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
19.09.2014
Sussex professor in major documentary on childbirth and global health
Sussex professor in major documentary on childbirth and global health
Sussex professor in major documentary on childbirth and global health A major documentary film that examines how modern birth practices could be making our children more susceptible to disease later in life features a Sussex academic.
Event - History/Archeology
19.09.2014
Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
Large AHRC grant awarded to UCL-led heritage project
Dr Rodney Harrison (UCL Institute of Archaeology) has been awarded a £1.6million AHRC Large Grant to lead an innovative research programme called 'Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage', one of three grants announced today by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
19.09.2014
Royal Society fellowship brings particle physicist to Sussex
Royal Society fellowship brings particle physicist to Sussex
Royal Society fellowship brings particle physicist to Sussex A particle physics researcher will be joining the University of Sussex in October as one of just nine new Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows appointed by the Royal Society. The Society's prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship scheme is designed to help outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage of their career to progress to permanent academic positions.
Literature/Linguistics
19.09.2014
Comment: Cameron makes lightning bid to be the great British reformer
Professor Matthew Flinders, Director of the University's Sir Bernard Crick Centre, comments on the result of the Scottish independence referendum.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
19.09.2014
Winter in Argyre
19 September 2014 Over billions of years, the southern uplands of Mars have been pockmarked by numerous impact features, which are often so closely packed that they overlap.
Agronomy/Food Science - Physics/Materials Science
19.09.2014
Badger duo experiences an amazing summer on ‘The Amazing Race’
Amy DeJong and Maya Warren had a truly epic summer, but they can't tell you about it. The UW-Madison food science grad students spent the month of June zipping around the globe as part of the cast of the 25th edition of "The Amazing Race," the Emmy Award-winning CBS television reality show.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.09.2014
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
Reflected smartphone transmissions enable gesture control
University of Washington With almost all of the U.S. population armed with cellphones - and close to 80 percent carrying a smartphone - mobile phones have become second-nature for most people.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.09.2014
Movember Centre of Excellence powers prostate cancer research
Movember Centre of Excellence powers prostate cancer research
Funds raised by men who grow moustaches for Movember have helped to set up a new centre for prostate cancer research.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
19.09.2014
Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance
An asian lady beetle rests on a plant in a soybean field in this time-exposure image. New research suggests that diminishing wind speeds caused by climate change affect the ability of such insects to capture prey. Photo: Brandon Barton Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
19.09.2014
Soft robotics ’toolkit’ features everything a robot-maker needs
A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials.
Study of Religions - Arts and Design
19.09.2014
Thinking forward through the past
A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.
Life Sciences
19.09.2014
The war on leukaemia: how the battle for cell production could be decisive
A key step in understanding the nature of the fight for superiority between mutated genes and normal genes could lead to new therapies to combat leukaemia, say researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University. The study, published in Cell Reports , investigated Acute Myeloid Leukaemia to understand why leukemic cells are not able to develop normally into mature blood cells.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.09.2014
Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers
Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials that can switch back and forth between different electrical states.
Social Sciences - Psychology
19.09.2014
UQ’s social science strengths recognised
The University of Queensland's research strengths in social science have been recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), who extended fellowship to three UQ researchers this week.