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Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.12.2018

Health - 04.12.2018
Proposed changes to immigration laws would cost California jobs, harm public health
Proposed changes to immigration laws would cost California jobs, harm public health
Nation, World + Society Report by UCLA, partners finds the state could lose up to $1.67 billion in federal benefits with changes to the 'public charge' test Jennifer Cabe Possible changes in federal immigration policy could cost California billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.

Life Sciences - Careers / Employment - 04.12.2018
Imperial academics win ¤6million of ERC funding
Imperial academics win ¤6million of ERC funding
Three Imperial scientists have won significant funding from the European Research Council (ERC) to be 'truly creative in their research'.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.12.2018
Winners of the prizes for the Best Doctoral Research Theses 2017/18
Six Bristol postgraduates have been awarded £500 prizes for the exceptional quality of their research degree theses.

Computer Science / Telecom - Event - 04.12.2018
Kids and math-anxious parents see lasting benefits from app
Parents who are anxious about math can still help their children learn the subject when given the right tools, according to research from current and former University of Chicago scholars. A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that math-anxious parents who used an app called Bedtime Math saw improvement in their children's math achievement-even years after the families stopped using the app.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018
Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark Energy
Key components of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument are installed after months of planning, prep work In this time-lapse video, crews at the Mayall Telescope near Tucson, Arizona, lift and install the top-end components for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 04.12.2018

Transport - Innovation / Technology - 04.12.2018
£11.15m grant secured to pilot driverless taxis in London
The University of Nottingham is part of a major new government-backed initiative to trial self-driving taxis around parts of London.

Chemistry - Careers / Employment - 04.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018

Pharmacology - Health - 04.12.2018
Novartis advances ligelizumab (QGE031) in urticaria to Phase III on basis of strong Phase II head-to-head data
PEARL 1 and PEARL 2, the largest pivotal trials to date in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), will enroll more than 2,000 CSU patients ,   Ligelizumab (QGE031), a monoclonal antibody, is being deve

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 04.12.2018
Reaching for the stars: 50 years of space astronomy
The year is 1968. The Tet Offensive marks the turning point in the Vietnam War. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy are assassinated. Apollo 8 orbits the moon. And in December, the world's first autonomous space-based astronomical observatory, OAO-2 sweeps into orbit and helps set the stage for a new era of astronomy.

Pharmacology - Health - 04.12.2018
New Venclexta/Venclyxto data demonstrate deep responses in two of the most common types of leukaemia
New analyses from the phase III MURANO study in previously treated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia show continued benefit from fixed-duration regimen after a median follow-up of three years Updated res

Social Sciences - 04.12.2018
Provost issues annual report on Title IX, sexual harassment cases
In a letter to the Stanford community, Provost Persis Drell releases a new report on cases of prohibited sexual conduct involving students, staff and faculty during the 2017-18 academic year.

Business / Economics - 04.12.2018
Celebrity campaigns v punishing perpetrators: what's best to prevent poaching?
Celebrity campaigns v punishing perpetrators: what’s best to prevent poaching?
Advertising and education campaigns to reduce consumer demand for wildlife products could be more cost effective than trying to catch and punish poachers, a University of Queensland study has found.

Business / Economics - Environment - 04.12.2018

Health - Psychology - 04.12.2018
Multi-million dollar research project to target adolescent mental health
University of Queensland researchers have partnered with institutes in Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam to investigate the prevalence of mental disorders in adolescents.

Politics - Social Sciences - 04.12.2018
What game theory tells us about politics and society
What game theory tells us about politics and society
Economist Alexander Wolitzky uses game theory to model institutions, networks, and social dynamics. Alexander Wolitzky leans back in his office chair, pauses, and starts to describe "Cycles of Conflict: An Economic Model," a journal article he co-authored.

Veterinary Science - 03.12.2018

Pharmacology - Health - 03.12.2018
Roche’s Hemlibra provided sustained bleed control in the largest pivotal study to date of children with haemophilia A with factor VIII inhibitors
Nearly 77% of children receiving Hemlibra once weekly experienced zero treated bleeds Hemlibra once weekly reduced treated bleeds by 99% compared to prior bypassing agents in a prospective intra-pati

Life Sciences - Environment - 03.12.2018
What can we learn from studying microbes under our feet
Microbes are single-cell organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Yet while relatively inconspicuous, they are the dominant life form on our planet. "Microbes shape how everything in this world survives," said Jack Gilbert, faculty director at the University of Chicago's Microbiome Center and group leader for microbial ecology at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

Administration - 03.12.2018

Health - Business / Economics - 03.12.2018

Health - Social Sciences - 03.12.2018
Public health critical to addressing gun violence epidemic
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Environment - 03.12.2018
Opinion: COP24: here's what must be agreed to keep warming at 1.5°C
Opinion: COP24: here’s what must be agreed to keep warming at 1.5°C
As the COP24 climate summit begins in Poland, Hugh Hunt from Cambridge's Department of Engineering outlines just what it will take to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as outlined in the 2015 Pari

Literature / Linguistics - Social Sciences - 03.12.2018

Physics - 03.12.2018
Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics
Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist in the Materials Sciences Division, leads a major Lab research initiative called "Beyond Moore's Law," which aims to develop next-generation microelectronics and computing architectures.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.12.2018
Longer-term follow-up data demonstrate sustained benefit of polatuzumab vedotin-based treatment in relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
Polatuzumab vedotin in combination with MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab) plus bendamustine more than doubled overall survival, compared to MabThera/Rituxan plus bendamustine alone in the phase Ib/II GO29365 study Polatuzumab vedotin has the potential to provide a promising new treatment option at first relapse Results from the GO29365 study, the first and only randomised study to suggest a survival benefit for patients not eligible for a haematopoie

Materials Science - 03.12.2018

Computer Science / Telecom - 03.12.2018
TheatAR Project Brings Childhood Classic to Life with AR
All it takes is faith, trust, a little pixie dust and augmented reality to bring Tinker Bell to stage like never before.

Pharmacology - Health - 03.12.2018
Novartis announces FDA filing acceptance and Priority Review of AVXS-101, a one-time treatment designed to address the genetic root cause of SMA Type 1
The AVXS-101, now known as ZOLGENSMA (onasemnogene abeparvovec-xxxx) , filing is supported by data from the START trial which demonstrated a dramatic increase in survival and transformative improvement in achievement of developmental milestones compared to the natural history of SMA Type 1   SMA Type 1 is a progressive neuromuscular disease and the leading cause of genetic mortality in infants globally   ZOLGENSMA represents the first in a propr

Environment - 03.12.2018
Stanford to go 100 percent solar by 2021
A second solar-generating plant, to be built in the next three years, will complete the university's transition to clean power and further shrink campus greenhouse gas emissions.

History / Archeology - Literature / Linguistics - 03.12.2018
Historian Ada Palmer traces censorship of radical ideas across centuries
Ada Palmer is a historian, a folk musician and a science fiction novelist. In many ways, the University of Chicago associate professor's latest project feels just as wide-reaching.

History / Archeology - Literature / Linguistics - 03.12.2018
Historian traces censorship of radical ideas across centuries
Ada Palmer is a historian, a folk musician and a science fiction novelist. In many ways, the University of Chicago associate professor's latest project feels just as wide-reaching.

Social Sciences - Administration - 03.12.2018

Physics - Chemistry - 03.12.2018

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 03.12.2018
Six McGill researchers named Canada CIFAR AI (CCAI) Chairs
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) today announced the inaugural cohort of 29 Canada CIFAR AI (CCAI) Chairs, including six from McGill.

Art and Design - Social Sciences - 03.12.2018
Indigenous and settler relations at the heart of new collaboration
Indigenous and settler relations at the heart of new collaboration
Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner Jill Gallagher will today launch a new collaboration that will explore the challenges that impact on the relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.12.2018
Real-world data show Novartis drug Revolade improves outcomes for ITP patients compared to other second-line therapies
Revolade (eltrombopag) showed lower rate of bleeding-related episodes and similar rate of thrombotic events vs.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.12.2018
Novartis announces longer-term analyses from pivotal Kymriah trials that showed durable responses are maintained in patients with advanced blood cancers
In the updated analysis from ELIANA, Kymriah demonstrated an 82% remission rate within 3 months in pediatric patients with r/r ALL; relapse-free survival was 62% at 24 months, with median duration of