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Life Sciences - Campus - 27.04.2021
Upgrade will lead to greater research impact
Upgrade will lead to greater research impact
A major refurbishment to enhance world-class research facilities for the Faculty of Biological Sciences is complete.

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.04.2021
Six faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
Six faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
Six Stanford faculty are among the newest members of an organization created in 1863 to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology.

Religions - Environment - 27.04.2021
Durham to support Church of England in ambitious decarbonisation plan
The Church of England will be supported in their ambitious aim of achieving net-zero carbon by 2030 through a new partnership with Durham Energy Institute (DEI).

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 27.04.2021
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
Digital advisory services for smallholder families in Africa and Asia
A research and innovation project at the University of Bern aims to strengthen sustainable farming methods among smallholder families in Africa and Asia using digitally supported agricultural extension services.

Environment - 27.04.2021
Brisbane's car-free iconoclasts
Brisbane’s car-free iconoclasts
The motivations of a rebellious class of car-free citizens in the sprawling, low-density city of Brisbane have been investigated by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 27.04.2021

Health - 27.04.2021
Bristol documentary photographer captures some of the faces behind COVID-19 research
Bristol documentary photographer captures some of the faces behind COVID-19 research
The human stories behind Bristol scientists who are playing an important role in global efforts to overcome COVID-19 have been captured in a billboard campaign by a Bristol-based photographer.

Life Sciences - 27.04.2021
Proposal of new universal nomenclature for oxytocin and vasotocin genes
Proposal of new universal nomenclature for oxytocin and vasotocin genes
Oxytocin and arginine vasopressin are two hormones in the endocrine system that can act as neurotransmitters and regulate -in vertebrates and invertebrates- a wide range of biological functions, such as bonding formation, breastfeeding, birth or arterial pressure. Biochemists in the pregenomic era, named these genes differently in different species, due to small protein coding differences.

Campus - 27.04.2021

Health - Environment - 27.04.2021
Doing Transdisciplinary Research on the Topic of Global Health
The Berlin University Alliance funds cross-institutional research projects on global health No 069/2021 from Apr 27, 2021 In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, air pollution, climate change, and social inequality, it becomes evident that global health is and will continue to be a key issue for society, politics, and research worldwide.

Campus - 27.04.2021

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.04.2021
Where have all the vultures gone? Ph.D. candidate investigates
Ph.D. candidate Mackenzie Kirchner-Smith photographs the fossil skull of a condor that she found in the Campanile, where, by 1913, 20 tons of fossils from the La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California had been brought for storage, before the tower even opened.

Social Sciences - Campus - 27.04.2021

Campus - 27.04.2021
Using online ads to spot human trafficking
Researchers at McGill University and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have designed an algorithm that detects organized human trafficking activity in online escort advertisements.

Social Sciences - 27.04.2021
Young people want justice for bad social media behavior, more action from platforms
We have witnessed it recently: Social media's response to bad behavior has been to ban offenders from platforms for a short time, and in some cases permanently, but young people from a University of M

Environment - 27.04.2021
Thousands of baby sea stars born at UW lab are sign of hope for endangered species
Thousands of baby sea stars born at UW lab are sign of hope for endangered species
Michelle Ma and Kiyomi Taguchi UW News Just a few days shy of the first day of spring, scientists at Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island had reason to celebrate.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.04.2021
Time for a mass extinction metrics makeover
Researchers at Yale and Princeton say the scientific community sorely needs a new way to compare the cascading effects of ecosystem loss due to human-induced environmental change to major crises of the past. For too long, scientists have relied upon metrics that compare current rates of species loss with those characterizing mass extinctions in the distant past, according to Pincelli Hull , an assistant professor of Earth and planetary sciences at Yale, and Christopher Spalding, an astrophysicist at Princeton.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.04.2021
Weight loss surgery significantly reduces brain pressure in patients with increasingly common neurological condition
Weight loss surgery significantly reduces brain pressure in patients with increasingly common neurological condition, study finds Weight loss surgery is more effective than dieting to reduce brain pr

Health - Campus - 26.04.2021

Environment - Economics / Business - 26.04.2021
Leeds signs up to tackle waste in fashion
Leeds signs up to tackle waste in fashion
Leeds is the first university to sign up to a UK voluntary agreement to slash the impact of the UK clothing and home fabrics industries on the environment.

Health - Psychology - 26.04.2021
Seroprevalance has increased to 21% in the Basel region
Seroprevalance has increased to 21% in the Basel region
In the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in approximately 21% of the adult population. Therefore, seroprevalance has markedly increased since autumn of last year. Furthermore, the COVCO-Basel study by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is now publishing preliminary results regarding the effects that the pandemic and the measures implemented to contain it are having on the well-being and lifestyles of the population for the first time.

Politics - 26.04.2021
Opinion: UK government must loosen its grip on parliamentary process
Temporary measures introduced in a pandemic panic should have been phased out a long time ago, says Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit).

Environment - Economics / Business - 26.04.2021
Flood risk’s impact on home values
Analysis of sales data and flood risk data over two decades indicates that housing markets fail to fully account for information about flood risk. The findings suggest that policies to improve risk communication could influence market outcomes. By Rob Jordan Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Buyer beware: Single-family homes in floodplains - almost 4 million U.S. homes - are overvalued by nearly $44 billion collectively, or $11,526 per house on average, according to a new Stanford University-led study.

Astronomy / Space Science - Social Sciences - 26.04.2021