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Health - Event - 29.11.2016
Cancer patients take comfort in peer stories on online forums
ANN ARBOR'When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers. The best resources involve personal stories from other cancer patients that are posted on online forums and scientific websites, which provide comfort during these stressful times, according to a newly published study.

Event - 19.11.2016
Seeking better understanding of the Schoolies mindset
Is walking home alone at 2am more risky during Schoolies celebrations than at other times? University of Queensland School of Psychology researchers will be putting that question - and others - to newly graduated high school students on the Gold Coast this weekend. UQ's Dr Tegan Cruwys and Dr Alexander Saeri will join PhD candidate Laura Ferris on the Gold Coast as a follow-up to Ms Ferris's Understanding Schoolies 2015 study.

Health - Event - 26.10.2016
Lactate measurement improves treatment during labour
Labour dystocia, or the failure of the uterus to contract properly during labour, is a serious problem in obstetrics. A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates a simple method that can make it easier for doctors to assess and treat the condition. The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE and was part-financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Health - Event - 13.09.2016
Birds choose spring neighbours based on winter ’friendships’
A quote from Professor Sir Peter J Ratcliffe FRS: In clinical medicine, if one doesn't know what to do, one would be better to do nothing.

Event - Health - 05.07.2016
New study examines Freud's theory of Hysteria
New research from King's College London has studied the controversial Freudian theory that Hysteria, a disorder resulting in severe neurological symptoms such as paralysis or seizures, arises in response to psychological stress or trauma. The study, published today in Psychological Medicine , found supportive evidence that stressors around the time of onset of symptoms might be relevant for some patients.

Event - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.06.2016
Researchers celebrate a second sighting of gravitational waves
An instrument built in part by Stanford researchers detected gravitational waves for a second time. The observation proves the system works and improves our understanding of the universe. For physicists around the world, Christmas came one day late this year. On Dec. 26, scientists detected gravitational waves for a second time, further reinforcing Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Electroengineering - Event - 19.04.2016
From Brussels to Brooklyn: Bristol's 5G wireless research showcased
From Brussels to Brooklyn: Bristol’s 5G wireless research showcased
Two engineers from the University of Bristol's Communication Systems and Networks (CSN) group, who are leaders in the field of 5th generation (5G) wireless networks, have been invited to discuss the future of wireless in Brussels and Brooklyn (US) this week [19 to 22 April]. Mark Beach , Professor of Radio Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering , will give an invited presentation on the Bristol Is Open Massive MIMO test bed to a European audience at the NetWorld2020 Annual Event and General Assembly 2016 in Brussels today [Tuesday 19 April].

Event - Career - 07.04.2016
Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
'Invisible impairments' can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge. The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open , suggest that more needs to be done to make survivors, their GPs and employers aware of the difficulties that they may face.

Event - 19.02.2016
Dangerous fishing may be endangered, new study finds
Dangerous fishing may be endangered, new study finds
Catch shares, a form of "rights-based” fisheries management adopted for several fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, may put an end to the kind of daring exploits chronicled in the "Deadliest Catch. A new study of fishing practices found that the "risky” behavior that makes fishing one of the most dangerous lines of work dropped sharply following the adoption of catch shares management in the West Coast fixed gear sablefish fishery.

Health - Event - 12.01.2016
Two day break in treatment for dialysis patients could be fatal, study finds
Patients given kidney dialysis three times per week more likely to be admitted to hospital or die after two day break in treatment Leading Sheffield kidney researcher awarded fellowship to reduce harm caused by break in dialysis treatment Study now aims to improve treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease Patients who have kidney dialysis three times a week are more likely to be admitted to hospital or die after a two day break, according to a study by a leading kidney researcher at the University of Sheffield.