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Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Professor Claudia R. Binder will take over as the new dean of ENAC on 1 January 2020. We spoke with her about her plans to make the school a center of excellence in advancing the sustainability of our natural and built environment.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 30.10.2019
Novartis announces AVXS-101 intrathecal study update
FDA placed a partial hold on AVXS-101 intrathecal clinical trials for SMA patients based on findings in a small pre-clinical animal study Adverse events that might be expected from the pre-clinical f

Health - Physics - 30.10.2019
Team wins global BioMod competition
Team wins global BioMod competition
Students from the University of Sydney have come first in a global competition to make 'the coolest stuff out of the molecules of life'.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.10.2019
Banning savannah cats in Australia was good science
Banning savannah cats in Australia was good science
In 2008, the Australian Government banned the importation of savannah cats - and that was a very good thing, according to a Threatened Species Recovery Hub study led by Professor Chris Dickman, from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Cashless payments, online maps for navigation, photo sharing on social networks - digitalisation has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But it's much less well established in urban water management. Why is that? Frank Blumensaat : Urban water management has traditionally been regarded as a conservative sector.

Pharmacology - Health - 30.10.2019
Roche’s marketing applications for satralizumab in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder accepted for review by EMA and FDA
Satralizumab represents a potential new approach to treating neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, debilitating disease often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis European Medicines A

Business / Economics - Innovation - 30.10.2019

Administration - 30.10.2019

Materials Science - Transport - 30.10.2019
Bio-materials herald new chapter in Australian auto manufacturing
Bio-materials herald new chapter in Australian auto manufacturing
University of Queensland researchers are developing a new generation of sustainable composite materials designed specifically for electric vehicles.

Environment - 30.10.2019
Experts to gather at the University of Miami for climate summit
The three-day event-Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes-will explore the growing link between climate change and extreme weather events.

Health - 30.10.2019
Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures
Double-sided tape for tissues could replace surgical sutures
New adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices. The researchers "designed a material that wicks away the moisture from tissues before rapidly creating a bond," writes Daley. "To absorb water, they chose polyacrylic acid, an absorbent material used in disposable diapers." MIT researchers have developed a new double-sided tape for tissues that could one day be used to rapidly seal wounds or incision sites after surgery, reports the BBC.

Career - Business / Economics - 30.10.2019

Health - Environment - 30.10.2019
Switching to 'green' inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs
Switching to ’green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs
Our study shows that switching to inhalers which are better for the environment could help individuals, and the NHS as a whole, reduce their impact on the climate significantly.

Health - 29.10.2019
Q&A: Air quality during and after wildfires
The wildfires raging throughout California — the Getty fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade fire in Northern California among the most recent ones — have caused great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors.

Politics - Environment - 29.10.2019
Opinion: Greta Thunberg highlights the problematic way both the right and left view child activists
Dr Diana Georgescu, Lecturer at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, writes that Greta Thunberg divides opinion due to deep-seated beliefs that childhood is an age of innocence and being dependent on adults.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.10.2019
New instrument at BESSY II commences user operation
A new instrument became available to the users of BESSY II on Oct. 28, 2019. The new beamline and apparatus for spinand angular-resolved photoemission in the Russian-German Laboratory at BESSY II have successfully completed their test phase.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 29.10.2019

Politics - 29.10.2019
How violence unfolded during China's Cultural Revolution
How violence unfolded during China’s Cultural Revolution
Contrary to many published narratives, China's Cultural Revolution was a rebellion that unfolded from within the party state, with party cadres seizing power from their superiors, Stanford sociologist finds.

Environment - 29.10.2019
Obama Scholar helps his native Nepal adapt to climate change
Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network .

Environment - Business / Economics - 29.10.2019
Charting a course for emission-free shipping
Charting a course for emission-free shipping
On behalf of a German ship operator, a team from ETH Zurich mapped out "routes" towards emission-free shipping. To this end, they investigated shipping activities in the North and Baltic Seas as well as the infrastructure, costs of new fuels and storage options. Shipping currently accounts for around three percent of global CO2 emissions, which makes it one of the largest polluters in the transport industry alongside road and air transport.

Social Sciences - 29.10.2019
Project to document climate change loss and grief in the Pacific Islands
Project to document climate change loss and grief in the Pacific Islands
The way Pacific Island communities on the frontline of climate change are experiencing and working through loss and grief is being documented in a project that could become a ‘wake-up call' for the rest of the world.

Environment - 28.10.2019
Extent of human encroachment into world's protected areas revealed
Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed
Our study shows that agriculture is the driving force behind threats to protected areas, particularity in the tropics Jonas Geldmann Virtual investment experiment indicates informed consumers choose

Social Sciences - 28.10.2019

Business / Economics - 28.10.2019

Innovation - History / Archeology - 28.10.2019
Storytelling and immersive technologies to connect us to our past
The way people lived their lives hundreds of years ago will be brought to life at a unique event being held at the Hunterian Museum at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 30 October 2019. Academics and specialists from cultural and creative industries will come together to showcase the tools and experiences they have created at the final public demonstration of the EMOTIVE project.

Philosophy - Social Sciences - 28.10.2019

Career - 28.10.2019
What you need to know about smoky conditions on campus
Patrick Goff, head of Environment, Health and Safety, Anna Harte, Berkeley's medical director and Alicia Johnson, director of the campus Office of Emergency Management sent the following message to the campus community Monday morning.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.10.2019
Five thousand eyes on the sky
A cutting-edge new telescope instrument designed and built by an international team including Durham University has taken its first observations of the night sky.

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