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Life Sciences - Jun 18
Life Sciences
A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a University of Queensland researcher determining a simple modification that could improve skier safety on the snow. UQ's Queensland Brain Institute researcher Dr Will Harrison studied visual perception under different lighting conditions to identify a better method for grooming ski runs.
Environment - Jun 17

The myth that modern wheat varieties are more heavily reliant on pesticides and fertilisers than older varieties has been debunked by new research. The University of Queensland 's Dr Kai Voss-Fels said modern wheat varieties have out-performed older varieties in side-by-side field trials under both optimum and harsh growing conditions.

Social Sciences - Jun 17
Social Sciences

A fMRI study shows the effect of social support on the social exclusion experience. Social belonging is a fundamental need for the life of human beings.

Pharmacology - Jun 17

Certain membrane proteins specialise in transporting molecules out of cells - a problem for the efficacy of cancer medication and antibiotics. An international research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment.

Veterinary Science - Jun 17

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of Bristol has explored the factors that influence how owners manage aggressive behaviour in their dogs.

Social Sciences - Jun 17

MP Jo Cox's murder sparked a wave of inaccurate speculation on social media which may have influenced voters before the EU Referendum, research concludes. Cardiff University's Crime and Security Research Institute analysed nearly 44,000 tweets mentioning key terms “Jo Cox” and “Brexit”, which were posted in the run up to the crucial vote.

Innovation - Jun 17

Glaciers are beginning to move faster than they have ever done before. Our warming world is melting the ice on top of glaciers, causing meltwater to trickle down through cracks and holes and act as a lubricant over which the glacier can roll - much like shopping items on a conveyer belt.


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Environment - 17.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.06.2019
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, will ride into space on an Ariane launch vehicle, Arianespace and ESA confirmed today at the International Paris Air Show.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2019
Climate Change in West Africa
Climate Change in West Africa
06/17/2019 A research centre in West Africa examines strategies to address the climate change. Its German partner is the University of Würzburg; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the initiative with 3.7 million euros.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2019
IRB research provides new hope against bronchiolitis
IRB research provides new hope against bronchiolitis
A collaborative project between the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, affiliated to USI) and several other European and American research institutes provides new hope for the development of an efficient vaccine against human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV), which is responsible, in particular, for acute lung infections such as bronchiolitis in children.

History / Archeology - 17.06.2019
University of Glasgow replays the Battle of Waterloo
The University of Glasgow hosted over the weekend the world's biggest ever historical table top war game, replaying the Battle of Waterloo with more than 22,000 miniature soldiers.

History / Archeology - 17.06.2019

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.06.2019

Physics - Environment - 17.06.2019
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC). Dr Fabrizio Carbone's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering (LUMES) today announced that Google has funded a 4-year research project in the lab.

Life Sciences - 17.06.2019
Researcher helps design tricky intelligence tasks for new TV gameshow
Researcher helps design tricky intelligence tasks for new TV gameshow
An imperial academic has helped to design fiendishly difficult tasks on a new television to test different aspects of human intelligence. Dr Adam Hampshire 's team, from the Department of Medicine, worked with the creators of TV show The Family Brain Games , to help design a series of games for the show, which airs this evening (Monday 17 June) at 8pm on BBC Two.

Health - 17.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - 17.06.2019
Dyson School and industry collaborate on innovative 3D printing module
Dyson School and industry collaborate on innovative 3D printing module
Aimed at Year 3/4 MEng Engineering students, the 'Design for Additive Manufacturing' module breaks new ground with its skills-focused syllabus.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.06.2019
New analysis of Novartis data confirms that Cosentyx demonstrates durable comprehensive treatment across psoriatic disease
For the first time efficacy and safety data from dedicated phase III trials are analyzed together in one abstract, backing Cosentyx as comprehensive treatment across multiple manifestations of psoria

Psychology - 17.06.2019
New mums sought for self-care study
New mums - including those struggling to cope - can access helpful online information and guided activities as part of a research trial at The University of Queensland.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2019

Business / Economics - 16.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 16.06.2019

Social Sciences - Psychology - 15.06.2019

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2019
To help the bees, protect the prairie
Two beekeepers tend to their hives in the Prairie Pothole Region, which extends across five Midwestern states.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 14.06.2019
Space agencies come together
Space agencies come together
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282 nd meeting of the ESA Council - the Agency's governing body - held at ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.06.2019
New Sandoz biosimilar adalimumab data confirms switching from reference biologic has no impact on safety or efficacy
Data show switching to Hyrimoz (biosimilar adalimumab) from the reference medicine provides sustained efficacy with no new safety concerns in patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis   A

Computer Science / Telecom - Music - 14.06.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 14.06.2019
Novartis continues to innovate in CML with long-term treatment-free remission results following Tasigna use and promising combination data with investigational compound asciminib (ABL001)
Results from two Phase II trials, ENESTfreedom and ENESTop, support and extend previous findings of long-term durability of molecular response after stopping Tasigna, reducing time on drug for many C

Business / Economics - Career - 14.06.2019
Faculty Senate hears report on Stanford University Press
The 51st Faculty Senate wrapped up its 2018-19 session with a lively discussion on the future of Stanford University Press; annual faculty report released.

Environment - Business / Economics - 14.06.2019
Understanding and preparing for wildfire season
The new normal for Western wildfires is abnormal, with increasingly bigger and more destructive blazes.

Media - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2019
Trading STEM for storytelling
Stanford scientist and graduating doctoral student Irena Fischer-Hwang made a new discovery during her studies at Stanford: a passion for data-driven news.

Health - Social Sciences - 13.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Career - 13.06.2019

Health - Social Sciences - 13.06.2019

Transport - Innovation / Technology - 13.06.2019
Cardiff camera sees through sides of trucks
A heat-sensing camera developed by astrophysicists at Cardiff University is being used to spot people and animals in the back of moving trucks and lorries. The technology, which is being brought to market by Sequestim Ltd, works by using extremely accurate sensors - originally designed to map distant stars - to detect minute changes in radiation and heat.
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