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Pharmacology - Administration - 04.12.2018
Researchers force breakthrough in the administration of natural painkillers
Charlotte Martin and Steven Ballet of the VUB Research Group of Organic Chemistry have succeeded in developing an injectable hydrogel that can be used to administer natural painkillers in a minimally invasive manner. The hydrogel is broken down naturally in the body and has a pain-relieving effect of 3 to 4 days.

Environment - Administration - 13.11.2018
What do the midterm results mean for environmental policyα
New opportunities for environmental protection and serious discussions about infrastructure could be among the ripple effects of the midterm election results.   The recent midterm elections could have far-reaching implications for the direction of federaland state-level environment and energy policy.

Environment - Administration - 13.11.2018
Climate Scenarios CH2018: the warming continues
Climate Scenarios CH2018: the warming continues
Switzerland is becoming drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future - these are the conclusions reached by climate researchers from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich.

Administration - Politics - 01.11.2018
Gun safety is a top issue for California voters
With the midterm elections less than a week away, a new poll by Stanford scholars shows that California voters are more passionate about voting in this campaign than in previous elections, with 83 percent of respondents planning to vote. With the midterm elections a few days away, gun safety is top of mind for California voters, according to a new poll by Stanford scholars.

Administration - 30.10.2018
Scotland to form part of major European study into institutional responses to domestic abuse
Researchers from the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) have received funding from EU Horizon 2020 to support research into how institutions, including the police and social work, respond to domestic abuse. SCCJR will work in partnership with Police Scotland to carry out the Scottish strand of the ¤2.9 million IMPRODOVA project, a three-year study which will see Professor Michele Burman and Dr Oona Brooks-Hay conduct extensive fieldwork across the country.

Health - Administration - 30.10.2018
Age and health conditions prevent-over 50s from returning to work
Increasing age, perceptions and multiple health conditions are among the reasons why over-50s find it difficult to return to work, according to new research which compared this age-group with the experiences of the under-50s.‌ The study, led by the University of Glasgow and published in the BMJ Open , identified the significant challenges facing people over the age of 50 who have health problems and who have lost their job.

Environment - Administration - 26.10.2018
New composite material that can cool itself down under extreme temperatures
A cutting-edge material, inspired by nature, that can regulate its own temperature and could equally be used to treat burns and help space capsules withstand atmospheric forces is under development at the University of Nottingham. The research paper, Temperature - dependent polymer absorber as a switchable state NIR reactor , is published in the journal Scientific Reports today (Friday 26 October).

Social Sciences - Administration - 24.10.2018
How online technologies are transforming transnational organised crime
Experts from Cardiff University are leading on a major new research project which will assess how new technologies are influencing transnational organised crime (Cyber-TNOC). Professor Mike Levi, Dr Luca Giommoni and Professor Matthew Williams, criminologists at the School of Social Sciences, along with Professor Pete Burnap from the School of Computer Science and Informatics, have secured funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to investigate the ways in which criminals are making use of cyber and allied technologies.

Health - Administration - 15.10.2018
Young Canadians face heightened crash risk after consuming cannabis
Young Canadians are more at risk of a vehicle crash even five hours after inhaling cannabis, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, and funded by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). The research found that performance declined significantly, in key areas such as reaction time, even five hours after inhaling the equivalent of less than one typical joint.

Administration - Economics / Business - 08.10.2018
Austerity cuts 'twice as deep' in England as rest of Britain
Austerity cuts ’twice as deep’ in England as rest of Britain
Research finds significant inequalities in cuts to council services across the country, with deprived areas in the north of England and London seeing the biggest drops in local authority spending since 2010. Public finance is politics hidden in accounting columns Mia Gray A "fine-grained" analysis of local authority budgets across Britain since 2010 has found that the average reduction in service spending by councils was almost 24% in England compared to just 12% in Wales and 11.5% in Scotland.

Administration - Economics / Business - 08.10.2018
Austerity cuts 'twice as deep' in England than rest of Britain
Austerity cuts ’twice as deep’ in England than rest of Britain
Latest research finds significant inequalities in cuts to council services across the country, with deprived areas in the north of England and London seeing the biggest drops in local authority spending since 2010. The government needs to decide whether it is content for more local authorities to essentially go bust Mia Gray The first "fine-grained" analysis of local authority budgets across Britain since 2010 has found that the average reduction in service spending by councils was almost 24% in England compared to just 12% in Wales and 11.5% in Scotland.

Environment - Administration - 08.10.2018
High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world
High-res data offer most detailed look yet at trawl fishing footprint around the world
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community About a quarter of the world's seafood caught in the ocean comes from bottom trawling, a method that involves dragging a net along the ocean's shelves and slopes to scoop up shrimp, cod, rockfish, sole and other kinds of bottom-dwelling fish and shellfish.

Life Sciences - Administration - 24.09.2018
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community For angiosperms - or flowering plants - one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower.

Environment - Administration - 10.09.2018
Managed retreat buyouts offer lessons for success
New research finds government buyouts of homes in floodplains have often lacked transparency. This could deter residents from participating in managed retreat, one of the main strategies for adapting to areas becoming more flood-prone, Stanford researcher suggests. Imagine a major storm hits your neighborhood and the government offers to purchase homes with "a history of flood damage." Your basement is completely flooded.

Administration - 07.09.2018
Quality early learning is good for children of all backgrounds
Spending more time in quality early years' education between ages two to four can have a positive impact on the cognitive development and social and emotional wellbeing of children - regardless of their social background, new research suggests. Children in this age bracket who spent more time with childminders, were also found to have fewer emotional difficulties, such as fears and worries.

Environment - Administration - 30.08.2018
Country ranking by oil production emissions
Emissions associated with oil and gas production are a significant source of greenhouse gases. A new analysis ranks countries by emission levels and identifies the major sources of emissions, a first step toward policy to regulate oil and gas production practices. Until renewable sources of energy like wind or solar become more reliable and less expensive, people worldwide remain reliant on fossil fuels for transportation and energy.

Health - Administration - 28.08.2018
Police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported
Police-related fatalities may occur twice as often as reported
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Every day in the United States, an average of nearly three men are killed by police. This accounts for 8 percent of all homicides with adult male victims - twice as many as identified in official statistics, according to a study by the University of Washington and Cornell University.

Astronomy / Space Science - Administration - 27.08.2018
Jupiter had growth disorders
Jupiter had growth disorders
How Jupiter was formed? Data collected from meteorites had indicated that the growth of the giant planet had been delayed for two million years. Now the researchers have found an explanation: Collisions with kilometer-sized blocks generated high energy, which meant that in this phase hardly any accretion of gas could take place and the planet could only grow slowly.

Environment - Administration - 15.08.2018
Bird communities dwindle on New Mexico's Pajarito Plateau
Bird communities dwindle on New Mexico’s Pajarito Plateau
The numbers of birds and bird species are declining in an area where research predicts major loss of pine forests. Los Alamos scientist Jeanne Fair at Tsankawi on Bandelier National Monument, one area where the death of piñon pine trees may have caused a decline of some birds on the Pajarito Plateau.

Administration - Economics / Business - 15.08.2018
New Swiss Bank Note Dedicated to Science
New Swiss Bank Note Dedicated to Science
Swiss National Bank releases new 200-franc note. Fourth banknote in latest series showcases Switzerland's scientific expertise The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will begin issuing the new 200-franc note on 22 August 2018.