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Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 17.10.2019
Shawn Brown Selected as the Director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Shawn Brown has been selected as the next director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) , a joint research center of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Health - 17.10.2019
E-cigarettes may help over 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year
E-cigarettes may help over 50,000 smokers to quit in England each year
A positive link has been found between the number of people in England giving up smoking and the number of people using e-cigarettes to try and quit, according to new UCL-led study. The study, published today in Addiction  and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that as use of e-cigarettes in quit attempts went up from 2011 onwards, so did the success rate of quitting.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.10.2019
ETH scores highly on interdisciplinarity
Two ETH Zurich projects and one with ETH involvement have been awarded one of the coveted ERC Synergy Grants. These EU grants offer up to EUR 14 million to promote interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects. Correlations and questions in research are becoming more and more complex, which makes collabo-ration between researchers from different fields necessary.

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
New research has shown that hot drink scalds were the commonest cause of children under five presenting to emergency departments, and that only one in four children received adequate first aid before getting to hospital.

Health - Social Sciences - 16.10.2019
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
Rapid response research centre to predict and prevent global health crises
The world's most advanced institute for disease and emergency analytics is opening in London this week.

Health - 16.10.2019
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Hot drinks are the most common cause of burns to young children
Parents are being urged to take care with hot drinks as part of a UK-wide campaign to tackle the most common cause of child burns.

Health - 15.10.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 15.10.2019
Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described
Molecular control of neurotransmitter linked to autism described
Many neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and autism have been linked to disruption of the key neurotransmitter GABA, but the underlying causes of the disruptions have been difficult to pinpoint.

Career - Health - 15.10.2019
Stanford encourages employees to review and confirm 2020 medical plan coverage
Stanford is making some changes to its health plan offerings in 2020. Stanford is discontinuing the EPO health plan and adding a new affordable plan, Trio, to the lineup.  Stanford Healthcare Alliance members will need to designate a primary care provider.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.10.2019
Organs ’too risky’ to donate may be safer than we think
Detailed infectious virus testing shows potential for increasing organ donation in Australia, by including people previously ineligible due to increased risk of blood-borne viruses, writes Dr Karen Waller and Prof Angela Webster.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.10.2019
Roche’s MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab) superior to mycophenolate mofetil in patients with pemphigus vulgaris
Phase III PEMPHIX study shows Roche's MabThera/Rituxan (rituximab) superior to mycophenolate mofetil in patients with pemphigus vulgaris 40% of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) achieved sustaine

Health - 11.10.2019
Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses
Getting a reliable diagnosis of melanoma can be a significant challenge for pathologists. The diagnosis relies on a pathologist's visual assessment of biopsy material on microscopic slides, which can often be subjective.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
ERC Synergy Grant for research at the interface of viral infection and cellular regulation
ERC Synergy Grant for research at the interface of viral infection and cellular regulation
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol. The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular regulation and new concepts for broad-spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2019
ERC Synergy Grant for viral infection and cellular regulation research
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol. The interdisciplinary team wants to investigate the molecular mechanisms of viral infection, which will contribute to fundamental knowledge about cellular regulation and new concepts for broad-spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Health - Pharmacology - 10.10.2019
Digital service launched to help oesophageal cancer patients
A new smart phone app and web portal to help oesophageal cancer patients and their carers understand and manage their journey better has been launched today by UCL, University College London Hospital (UCLH) and digital health company, Living With.

Health - 10.10.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 09.10.2019
Sixth patient receives pioneering treatment for CJD
A sixth patient is receiving a new drug for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) developed by researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Prion Unit at UCL.

Health - 08.10.2019
CDC Funds Carnegie Mellon’s Flu Forecasting Center
Center of Excellence Will Develop Tools for Forecasting Epidemics and Pandemics The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has named Carnegie Mellon University as an Influenza

Health - 08.10.2019
Q&A: Educating children about health risks of vaping
The number of teens who use electronic cigarettes, or vape, is at an all-time high, and there's growing concern that vaping can cause severe lung illness and injury, as well as an addiction to nicotine. Additionally, several deaths have been attributed to vaping-related illnesses, and that number continues to grow, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.10.2019
Prostate cancer research, important SNF grant goes to the IOR
The Prostate cancer biology Group, led by Dr. Giuseppina Carbone at the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR, affiliated to USI Universitą della Svizzera italiana), has received a 4-year grant

Pharmacology - Health - 08.10.2019
Novartis receives FDA approval for Beovu , offering wet AMD patients vision gains and greater fluid reductions vs aflibercept
In two head-to-head clinical trials, patients on Beovu (brolucizumab) achieved vision gains that were non-inferior to aflibercept at year one with longer treatment intervals in a majority of patients

Veterinary Science - Health - 08.10.2019

Administration - Health - 07.10.2019
Scientists awarded £1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms
Scientists awarded £1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms
What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms' How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation?

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2019
Berkeley Talks transcript: Nobel laureate Randy Schekman on new Parkinson’s research
Intro: This is Berkeley Talks , a Berkeley News podcast that features lectures and conversations that happen at UC Berkeley. Find more talks at news.berkeley.edu/podcasts, and you can subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. George Brooks: Randy Wayne Schekman was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2019
Nobel laureate Randy Schekman on new Parkinson’s research
Read the transcript. Subscribe to  Berkeley Talks. Randy Schekman, a professor of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, spoke at the Aging, Research and Technology Innovation Summit on Sept. 17. (UC Berkeley photo by Elena Zhukova) On Sept.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2019
Wireless pain management could be alternative to opioids
Wireless pain management could be alternative to opioids
Rice neuroengineers developing implantable nerve stimulators for project By Graciela Gutierrez Special to the Rice News Neuroengineers at Rice University and the Texas Medical Center are teaming up t

Sport - Health - 04.10.2019
Tran Overcomes Setback, Engineers Final Year of Football, Master’s Degree
Heart surgery couldn't sack Long Tran. Tran, a defensive end for the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans , returned to the starting lineup last year after sitting out the 2017 season following heart surgery to stop premature ventricular contractions, or extra, abnormal heartbeats.

Health - Business / Economics - 03.10.2019

Health - Pharmacology - 03.10.2019
New partnership aims to identify new disease mechanisms and potential targets for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
A new partnership between scientists at the University of Birmingham and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk aims to discover new treatments for people suffering from fatty liver disease.

Environment - Health - 02.10.2019
Environmental cost of formula milk needs global attention, argue scientists
Environmental cost of formula milk needs global attention, argue scientists
Support for breastfeeding is an environmental imperative, argue experts from Imperial College London.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.10.2019
Immune cells in the spotlight
Immune cells in the spotlight
How do immune cells behave in the body? What happens during immunotherapy, which is designed to encourage the body's own immune system to attack a disease? To answer these questions, the European Union (EU) brings together leading experts from research and the pharmaceutical industry.

Pharmacology - Health - 02.10.2019
Novartis positive 52-week PREVENT data confirm Cosentyx efficacy in addressing entire axSpA spectrum
Phase III PREVENT study met 52-week primary endpoint of ASAS40, showing a sustained response in patients with non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA)   Novartis plans FDA submission for nr-axSpA, having submitted to EMA previously.

Pharmacology - Health - 01.10.2019
Novartis and Microsoft announce collaboration to transform medicine with artificial intelligence
Multiyear alliance underpins the Novartis commitment to leverage data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform how medicines are discovered, developed and commercialized Novartis to establish

Life Sciences - Health - 01.10.2019
Three UC San Diego Researchers Receive Top Honors with NIH Director’s Awards
Rob Knight, PhD, awarded the Pioneer Award; Omar Akbari, PhD, and Shadi Dayeh, PhD, receive the New Innovator Award, recognizing innovative approaches to biomedical research Three University of Calif

Health - History / Archeology - 01.10.2019
New art exhibition explores strange history of dentistry and its links to Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
An exhibition will open at a gallery at Birmingham Dental Hospital and the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry investigating the link between teeth and the city's historic Jewellery Quarter.

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