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Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2019
Researchers pinpoint cause of deadly Lake Michigan rip current
The storm on Lake Michigan lasted only 15 minutes, but the conditions it put into motion took seven lives.

Health - 18.03.2019
Researcher urges food industry to reduce salt in food
The food industry must do more to lower the amount of salt in their products in order to tackle high blood pressure, says an Imperial expert.

Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2019
NSW finances face a serious squeeze unless radical action is taken
A new report by the Sydney Policy Lab at the University of Sydney reveals that any incoming NSW government faces a difficult fiscal situation, potentially threatening funding for public services.

Life Sciences - 18.03.2019
World's oldest semen still viable
World’s oldest semen still viable
Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.

Business / Economics - Health - 18.03.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 18.03.2019
Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University launches the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Stanford University is launching a new institute committed to studying, guiding and developing human-centered artificial intelligence technologies and applications.

Health - 17.03.2019

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 17.03.2019

History / Archeology - 16.03.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2019
Why you need to get some shut-eye (and how to do it)
We all know sleep is important for focus, but did you know it could also be the key to keeping your brain healthy as you age? Our new research centre is at the forefront of these discoveries.

Linguistics / Literature - Social Sciences - 15.03.2019

Transport - Environment - 15.03.2019
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
For his thesis at EPFL, Fernando Simas studied how cable cars could be an appealing transportation option for city commuters, and how they could be incorporated into tomorrow's urban landscapes.

Administration - 15.03.2019
IMF policy reforms weaken the state
A new study shows that lending conditions imposed by the International Monetary Fund undermine “state capacity” in developing nations - preventing state bureaucrats from implementing essential policies in health, education, and national security. Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Cambridge, Bocconi, and Royal Holloway analysed the IMF's loan documents to evaluate the relationship between IMF-mandated policy reforms and bureaucratic quality in developing countries.

Health - Business / Economics - 15.03.2019
SOM Insights: Fiona Scott Morton testifies to Congress on healthcare
Prof. Scott Morton called a private healthcare system without competitive pressure "the worst of both worlds" in terms of costs.

Art and Design - Music - 15.03.2019

Social Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 15.03.2019
What makes kids smarter than adults when solving certain problems
What makes kids smarter than adults when solving certain problems
Still depending on your kids to figure out why your smartphone's acting weird? As a rule, children are wired to explore, experiment and get results through trial and error - usually more quickly than grownups.

Religions - History / Archeology - 15.03.2019
"I want to show Jewish culture in all its richness"
Katrin Kogman-Appel, holder of a Humboldt Professorship of Jewish Studies, researches at the "Religion and Politics" Cluster of Excellence What would a scholarly network with a focus on “Religio

Life Sciences - 15.03.2019
Female roundworms produce clones of themselves
Female roundworms produce clones of themselves
In the Mesorhabditis belari roundworm, the sole purpose of males is to help females produce clones of themselves. This unique form of reproduction was recently described by an international research team with participation of Peter Meister from the Institute of Cell Biology of the University of Bern.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2019
Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory †Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground March 15 on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.

Health - 15.03.2019
Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans
Heart attack prevention and outcomes have dramatically improved for American adults in the past two decades, according to a Yale study in JAMA Network Open.

Health - Pharmacology - 15.03.2019
Researchers offered 'quick and easy' grants to get medical innovations started
Researchers offered ’quick and easy’ grants to get medical innovations started
A scheme is offering grants to help researchers test ideas for translating their research into new drugs, diagnostics or medical devices.

Health - Mathematics - 15.03.2019
Biological blockbusters and viral bloodletting: News from the College
Biological blockbusters and viral bloodletting: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From the first footage of lung cells forming, to a study of the viral impacts of self-flagellation, here is some quick-read news from across the College. Biological blockbuster A new method for imaging slices of lung tissue may have scientists reaching for the popcorn.

Business / Economics - 15.03.2019
New SNSF Sinergia Research Consortium: The Swiss Elites Observatory recruits !
The Universities of Lausanne, Fribourg and Zurich launch in September 2019 a new ‘Sinergia' research consortium entitled ‘Local power structures and transnational connections.

Business / Economics - 15.03.2019
EPFL encourages its researchers to publish in open-access journals
EPFL has adopted an Open Access Policy clearly setting out its position on open access to EPFL publications.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.03.2019
Four disciplines united under a single roof
Four disciplines united under a single roof
In the new research building Centre for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) researchers investigate how nanomaterials with complex properties and functions are produced in nature in order to follow this proven design strategy.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2019
ESA's Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA's Dawn
ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn
The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all.

Pharmacology - Health - 15.03.2019
European Commission approves Roche’s MabThera (rituximab) for a rare autoimmune disease
MabThera is the first biologic treatment approved for moderate to severe cases of the rare autoimmune disease pemphigus vulgaris (PV), and the first major advancement in the treatment of the disease

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2019
With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems.

Environment - Health - 15.03.2019
The climate of health
The climate of health
The damage we do to the world is eventually visited upon us in the form of hunger, thirst, physical disease, mental illness and other health issues. Here, we explore those consequences and how we can lessen their severity through global emissions reductions. We teach our children to treat others as they want to be treated, but what about the world around them? As the dominant force driving ecological change, the damage we do to natural life-support systems is eventually visited upon us, perhaps most dramatically in our health.

Health - Environment - 15.03.2019
The effect of climate change on disease
The effect of climate change on disease
As the globe warms, mosquitoes will roam beyond their current habitats, shifting the burden of diseases like malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya and West Nile virus.

Architecture - 15.03.2019
Taking in the sights, sounds, and entertainment of Basel
A city street in Basel, Switzerland. Photos provided by Troy Gulec. A city street in Basel, Switzerland.

Environment - 14.03.2019
Costa Rican president speaks at Stanford
The president described a vision for his country to become an ethical example to the global community. He also spoke with Stanford researchers directing conservation and sustainable development initiatives in Costa Rica. A long-time global leader in conservation, Costa Rica now has bold plans to play the same role for renewable energy.

Politics - 14.03.2019
Uncovering ’Icons of Dissent’
From Bob Marley and Tupac to Che Guevara and Osama bin Laden, history professor Jeremy Prestholdt explains the importance—and changing faces—of global figures I n the 1960s, Ernesto “Che” Guevara became an international symbol of radicalism, solidarity and revolution.

Administration - Careers / Employment - 14.03.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 14.03.2019
Novartis joins the Global Chagas Disease Coalition and also announces first multinational, prospective, randomized study in people with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy
Study is planned to assess efficacy and safety of Entresto (sacubitril / valsartan) vs enalapril in 900 patients with chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy; recruitment is planned to commence within 2019 † C

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 14.03.2019
ESA green light for UK's air-breathing rocket engine
ESA green light for UK’s air-breathing rocket engine
The development programme of the world's first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 14.03.2019
Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS returns spectacular images
Three years ago, on 14 March 2016, the Bernese Mars camera CaSSIS started its journey to Mars with the "ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter" spacecraft.