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Health - May 21
Health
By understanding how day-night alternation affects the effect of insulin in tissues, researchers at UNIGE are highlighting the role of circadian rhythms in diabetes. The disruption of our internal clocks seems to play a significant role in the explosion of metabolic diseases observed in recent decades, and particularly of diabetes.
Health - May 21

A new study led by the University of Bristol will help uncover risk factors and links between self-harm and eating disorders. New funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) now allows for complex modelling and analysis of Bristol's Children of the 90s questionnaires and clinic data, to further our understanding of factors leading to self harm and eating disorders in children and teenagers.

Social Sciences - May 21
Social Sciences

Refugees who are more willing to take risks, who tend to reciprocate friendliness, and who are more strongly convinced than others are that they are in control of their lives integrate into society faster.

Life Sciences - May 21
Life Sciences

Following traumatic brain injury (TBI), xenon prevented early death, improved long-term cognition, and protected brain tissue in mice in a new study.

Health - May 21
Health

Findings published today in the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme's 2018 annual report indicate ongoing concerns about the premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.

Environment - May 21
Environment

A $6M grant from the California Energy Commission will go toward developing a cost-effective, scalable, emission detection approach for the state.

Pharmacology - May 21
Pharmacology

UNIGE researchers have developed a cell co-culture platform that can reproduce a patient's tumour in 3D and test the best treatment combinations for its specific case in just five days.


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Health - Pharmacology - 18:01
Bern Center for Precision Medicine inaugurated
The Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM) of the University of Bern and Inselspital, University hospital of Bern, were officially opened today in the presence of Director of Education Christine Häsler.

Music - 16:07
Another chance to hear a human history of sound and listening
Another chance to hear a human history of sound and listening
A BBC Radio series on the history of sound and listening, written and presented by a University of Sussex academic, is being repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Sounds.

Administration - 08:35
White Paper raises concerns about access to the nation’s digital past
People are struggling to access a treasure trove of the UK's modern digital archives due to physical, technological and legal barriers, academics have warned in a White Paper published today.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08:31
Treating muscular disease - Santhera and Biozentrum join forces
Treating muscular disease - Santhera and Biozentrum join forces
Santhera Pharmaceuticals and the University of Basel's Biozentrum announce their collaboration to advance gene therapy research for the treatment of congenital muscular dystrophy.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.05.2019
Antibiotic treatment slows Alzheimer’s symptoms in male mice
Researchers at the University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice.

Social Sciences - Business / Economics - 20.05.2019
Commencement speaker Wendy Kopp: ’Lead us forward differently’
Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All and founder of Teach For America, gave the following remarks to graduates during her keynote speech at Spring 2019 Commencement: Thank you, Jesse! Than

Environment - 20.05.2019
Resilience of Yellowstone’s forests tested by unprecedented fire
The Maple Fire burns at Yellowstone National Park in 2016. The fire affected forests recovering from the park's historic 1988 fires.

Business / Economics - 20.05.2019

Environment - Chemistry - 20.05.2019
Counterintuitive climate solution
A seemingly counterintuitive approach - converting one greenhouse gas into another - holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming. A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit.

Health - 20.05.2019
Multimillion pound project will see AI remixing radio to help people living with dementia
Multimillion pound project will see AI remixing radio to help people living with dementia
Radio listeners are used to getting information about the travel and weather - but now they could get personalised medical support, thanks to an innovative new scheme.

Social Sciences - Business / Economics - 20.05.2019
Sydney experts advocate for inclusivity at the OECD
Sydney experts advocate for inclusivity at the OECD
Intergenerational inequality creating a new class system, the need to apply a gender lens on the future of work and women in STEMM are some of the key arguments University of Sydney academics will make at the 2019 OECD Forum.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.05.2019
Improving the livelihoods of Timor-Leste livestock farmers
Improving the livelihoods of Timor-Leste livestock farmers
The lifeblood of Timor-Leste's agricultural sector - smallholder farming - is to be bolstered by collaborative University of Queensland-led research.

Social Sciences - 20.05.2019
Affordability Task Force digging into needs of various communities
Teams focusing on the needs of individual groups within the Stanford community have been hard at work collecting input and data.

Computer Science / Telecom - 20.05.2019
Dog-like robot jumps, flips and trots
Stanford students developed a dog-like robot that can navigate tough terrain ' and they want you to make one too.

Social Sciences - 20.05.2019

Social Sciences - Politics - 20.05.2019

Event - Innovation / Technology - 19.05.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 19.05.2019

Social Sciences - Business / Economics - 17.05.2019

Administration - Innovation / Technology - 17.05.2019

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.05.2019
From food flavourings to biofuels, metals are key
We all know that metals like iron and calcium are essential for a healthy body - but our pioneering scientists estimate that almost half of life's processes depend upon various metals interacting with living cells.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 17.05.2019
Timor-Leste aims to become world's first plastics-neutral country
Timor-Leste aims to become world’s first plastics-neutral country
University spin-out company Licella will use catalytic technology developed by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer as part of global consortium to donate plastics recycling plant to the people of Timor-Leste.

Business / Economics - Event - 17.05.2019

Environment - 17.05.2019

Business / Economics - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.05.2019
Berkeley links up with Facebook, but wants to see tech giant’s accountability
Facebook's boss Mark Zuckerberg finds his company under threat of a breakup.

Social Sciences - 16.05.2019
Haas Scholar Celene Bolaños talks commitment to migration research
Since studying abroad in Mexico last year, senior Celene Bolaños has been immersed in research about Haitian migration across the Americas.
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