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Health - Jul 16
Researchers at EPFL and Stanford have carried out an analysis of the largest datasets from fertility awareness apps. Analyzing data from 200,000 users of the apps Sympto and Kindara, they have been able to make population-level observations regarding user demographics, tracking behavior patterns and accuracy in measuring menstrual health and ovulation.
Health - Jul 16

Treatments for Parkinson's disease have most recently focused on increasing dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects reward-based behaviors and motivation, as well as movement. A new study by Yale researchers challenges long-held assumptions about dopamine's sole role in this disorder.

Astronomy - Jul 16

M ost of the remaining components needed to fully assemble an underground dark matter-search experiment called LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) arrived at the project's South Dakota home during a rush of deliveries in June.

Astronomy - Jul 16

University of Chicago scientists have made a new measurement of how fast the universe is expanding-using an entirely different kind of star than previous endeavors. That value falls in the center of a hotly debated question in astrophysics that may call for an entirely new model of the universe.

Environment - Jul 16

Sharing data may be a vital element in ending illegal fishing - a crime currently robbing nations of approximately $23 billion annually while also undermining legal fisheries management and industry practices.

Environment - Jul 16

"The Arctic is a hotspot of climate change," explains Prof. Florian Seitz of the German Geodetic Research Institute at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Life Sciences - Jul 16
Life Sciences

From now on scientists can look at how living cells function and react under various experimental conditions, in parallel and throughout a the cell's lifetime.


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Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 16.07.2019
Evaluating the risks posed by synthetic biology
Last week, nearly 70 experts from around the world gathered at EPFL for a workshop on potential threats arising from synthetic biology.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 16.07.2019

Law / Forensics - 16.07.2019
Cycle of life comes with gold medals and world records for Berkeley Law dean
Molly Van Houweling en route to setting a UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) one-hour record in 2015 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 16.07.2019
Eighth CRISPR patent issued by U.S.; seven more soon to come
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a new patent to the University of California (UC), University of Vienna, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier covering methods

Life Sciences - Health - 16.07.2019
What it’s like to be a neuroscientist
In the second of a series on what the lives of Stanford researchers actually look like, neuroscientist Miriam Goodman and four members of her lab talk about their paths to neuroscience, how they handle failures, and the hopes and joys that keep them coming back for more.

Social Sciences - 16.07.2019

Environment - 16.07.2019

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.07.2019
UW lab gears up for another Antarctic drilling campaign
With news that the National Science Foundation (NSF) and international partners will support an upgrade to the IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole, the UW-Madison lab that built the novel drill used to bore mile-deep holes in the Antarctic ice is gearing up for another drilling campaign.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.07.2019
IceCube: Antarctic neutrino detector to get $37 million upgrade
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is located at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. Management and operation of the observatory is through the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center at UW-Madison.

Business / Economics - 16.07.2019
Australian plants extracting high-value metals from mining wastes
Increasingly scarce metals are being recovered from mining waste by University of Queensland researchers, who are making the most of native plants' metal-absorbing nature.

Health - Pharmacology - 16.07.2019
FDA accepts file and accelerates review of Novartis sickle cell disease medicine crizanlizumab (SEG101)
FDA grants crizanlizumab Priority Review based on Phase II data showing prevention of vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs) in patients with sickle cell disease, shortening FDA review to six months from stand

Business / Economics - History / Archeology - 16.07.2019
A Hollywood treasure trove at Stanford
A Hollywood treasure trove at Stanford
Stanford's archive on film pioneer Spyros Skouras has expanded to include more than 120 hours of audio recordings and rare documents about his life and Hollywood career as well as his philanthropic efforts, such as raising foreign aid for World War II.

Environment - Business / Economics - 16.07.2019
An old dog learning new tricks
John Roles is a University of Queensland PhD candidate using his life's experience in the power industry to tackle the future of energy.

Health - Business / Economics - 15.07.2019

Physics - Materials Science - 15.07.2019
Two Los Alamos scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards
Two Los Alamos scientists win Presidential Early Career Awards
Award honors scientists and engineers for outstanding contributions to their fields The Presidential Early Career Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. LOS ALAMOS, N.M., July 15, 2019-Abigail Hunter, of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Computational Physics Division, and Shea Mosby, of the Laboratory's Physics Division, have received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 15.07.2019
Being an intern in the Apollo program
From chasing toxic clouds to developing rocket fuels for Mars, Brian Cantwell shares stories of his time working on space exploration technologies - starting with an internship with the Apollo program.

Politics - Social Sciences - 15.07.2019
The path to peace through gender equality
The horrifying outcomes of war in Africa motivated former Kenyan occupational therapist, Mohamed Sheikh Yussuf, to change career paths and study at The University of Queensland.

Health - Event - 15.07.2019

Health - 12.07.2019
Discovers genetic changes linked to leukaemia in children with Down’s syndrome
Researchers at the University of Oxford, in collaboration with colleagues from Hannover Medical School and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, have discovered the specific gene mutations that are required for the development of leukaemia in children with Down's syndrome.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 12.07.2019
The next giant leap in space exploration
NASA wants to return humans to the moon by 2024. A University of Miami engineering graduate is part of a team that will help get them there.

Agronomy / Food Science - Music - 11.07.2019
Berkeley Talks transcript: What can be done to protect pollinators
[Music: "Silver Lanyard” by Blue Dot Sessions] Anne Brice: This is Berkeley Talks, a  Berkeley News  podcast that features full-length lectures and conversations that happen at UC Berkeley.

Environment - 11.07.2019
Fuel surplus could cause another destructive wildfire season
Fire crews work on a wildfire in California. The 2019 fire season could be as destructive as earlier fire seasons.

Career - Health - 11.07.2019

Career - Event - 11.07.2019

History / Archeology - Business / Economics - 11.07.2019
National attention, praise for new Silicon Valley history 'The Code' by UW historian Margaret O'Mara
National attention, praise for new Silicon Valley history ’The Code’ by UW historian Margaret O’Mara
Her sweeping new book about the history of Silicon Valley has University of Washington history professor Margaret O'Mara on a busy national book tour this summer.

Innovation / Technology - Physics - 11.07.2019

Health - Innovation / Technology - 11.07.2019
New Stanford Hospital gets temporary certificate of occupancy
The new Stanford Hospital, which is scheduled to open to patients in the fall, has received the go-ahead to occupy the hospital while minor finishing work continues.

Event - 11.07.2019
Government Chief Scientific Adviser speaks at The Forum launch
Government Chief Scientific Adviser speaks at The Forum launch
The Government Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance spoke at the launch of The Forum, Imperial's new policy engagement programme.

Event - Social Sciences - 11.07.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.07.2019
United Nations to hear how Bristol is making progress on tackling global challenges
United Nations to hear how Bristol is making progress on tackling global challenges
A new report from the University of Bristol, demonstrating Bristol's leadership in tackling global challenges through local action, will be presented at the United Nations (UN) in New York next week.

Business / Economics - 11.07.2019
Shows Hiring Managers View Overqualified Job Seekers as Lacking Commitment
Job seekers who apply for positions in which they appear overly capable may be putting themselves at a disadvantage with hiring managers, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business - unless they are women, in which case being overqualified can be helpful.

Law / Forensics - Innovation / Technology - 11.07.2019
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