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Health - Administration - 05.03.2009
New photo exhibition marks International Women’s Day with a window on women in science
New photo exhibition marks International Women?s Day with a window on women in science One hundred portraits to celebrate the diversity of individuals who study and work at Imperial - %0A " Imperial

Health - 04.03.2009
Trial appeal for pregnant smokers
Trial appeal for pregnant smokers
PA 58/09 Mums-to-be across the East Midlands are being invited to take part in research that aims to establish whether nicotine patches are safe and effective for pregnant smokers.

Health - 03.03.2009
Hookworms in MS trial
Hookworms in MS trial
PA 57/09 Scientists from The University of Nottingham will study the potential health benefits of parasitic worms as part of a study investigating treatments for people with the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis (MS).

Life Sciences - Health - 02.03.2009
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study Researchers identify 49 genes that work differently in schizophrenia patients - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict

Health - History / Archeology - 02.03.2009
Podcast Series: Today’s Neuroscience, Tomorrow’s History, Part 2
The second instalment of the ‘Today's Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History' podcast series, compiled by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, is now available for download.

Health - History / Archeology - 02.03.2009
Podcast Series: Today’s Neuroscience, Tomorrow’s History, Part 2
The second instalment of the ‘Today's Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History' podcast series, compiled by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, is now available for download.

Health - 02.03.2009
First step into research career
First step into research career
PA 54/09 The University of Nottingham has been chosen to pilot a new national funding scheme that will offer the most outstanding doctoral students a first step on the path to an independent research career.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.03.2009
Material success and social failure?
Material success and social failure?
PA 53/09 It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as divisive and corrosive. In a groundbreaking book, based on 30 years' research, Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor at The University of Nottingham together with co-author Kate Pickett from the University of York, go an important stage beyond either of these ideas to demonstrate that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them — the well-off as well as the poor.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.02.2009
Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile’s protective shell, paving the way for new superbug drugs and vaccines
Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile's protective shell, paving the way for new superbug drugs and vaccines First images of the structure of superbug's protein 'jacket' %0A " Imperial

Health - Veterinary Science - 26.02.2009
Imperial scientist commended for using fewer animals in research
Imperial scientist commended for using fewer animals in research Researcher commended in NC3Rs prize - Friday 27 February 2009 By Lucy Goodchild A researcher exploring dangerous blood clots in the lungs has been recognised for his contributions to reducing the number of mice used in experiments.

Health - 25.02.2009
Healthy lifestyle could prevent large proportion of cancers, says landmark report
Healthy lifestyle could prevent large proportion of cancers, says landmark report Research shows that over 40 percent of colon and breast cancer cases are preventable through healthy diet, physical a

Health - Environment - 25.02.2009
UCL backs climate and health campaign
UCL has signed up as an institutional member of the Climate & Health Council (CHC), the aim of which is to mobilise health professionals across the world to take action to limit climate change, a serious threat to human health.

Health - Environment - 25.02.2009
UCL backs climate and health campaign
UCL has signed up as an institutional member of the Climate & Health Council (CHC), the aim of which is to mobilise health professionals across the world to take action to limit climate change, a serious threat to human health.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2009
£1m for new research at UCL and partner hospital trusts
Teams of health scientists from UCL and three partner hospital trusts across London are joining forces to develop research and groundbreaking treatments for patients with a range of debilitating conditions, drawing on a total of £1 million funding.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2009
£1m for new research at UCL and partner hospital trusts
Teams of health scientists from UCL and three partner hospital trusts across London are joining forces to develop research and groundbreaking treatments for patients with a range of debilitating conditions, drawing on a total of £1 million funding.

Business / Economics - Health - 23.02.2009
Nonprofit Leaders to President and Congress: 1 Million Charities Are Ready to Help
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 Nonprofit Leaders to President and Congress:

Health - History / Archeology - 23.02.2009
Babies born in pollen and mold seasons have greater odds of developing asthma symptoms
BERKELEY — Newborns whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mold seasons are at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, suggests a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that children born in the high mold season, which generally encompasses the fall and winter months, have three times the odds of developing wheezing - often an early sign of asthma - by age 2 compared with those born at other times of the year.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.02.2009
Cancer Research UK launches first super cancer centre in Birmingham
Birmingham will today become the first link in a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres to be launched round the country. These cancer centres will draw together world class research and areas of medical expertise to achieve the best possible results for cancer patients nationwide. As the first Cancer Research UK Centre, Birmingham will set the pace for national and international progress for genetics, gene therapy and the link between viruses and some cancers as well as focusing on cancers of the prostate and bladder and leukaemia.

Chemistry - Health - 19.02.2009
Researcher Seeks to Turn Stem Cells into Blood Vessels
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 A Johns Hopkins engineer is trying to coax h

Chemistry - Health - 19.02.2009
Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival, team finds
A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2009
Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade our immune system
Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade our immune system New study could lead to development of new vaccines against meningitis %0A " Imperial College London and University of Oxford ne

Business / Economics - Health - 17.02.2009
Billions in Nonprofit Projects Halted by Credit Crisis
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 Billions in Nonprofit Projects Halted by Cre

Health - Life Sciences - 17.02.2009
"Evolved" virus may improve gene therapy for cystic fibrosis
BERKELEY — Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa have turned a relatively benign virus into a highly infectious form that is ideal as a carrier for gene therapy.

Health - Administration - 16.02.2009
HIV treatment test closer to manufacture with new $7.3 million grant
HIV treatment test closer to manufacture with new $7.3 million grant CD4 Initiative is developing easy to use $2 test that can rapidly measure numbers of CD4+ T-cells in a person's blood For i

Health - Life Sciences - 15.02.2009
On-the-spot DNA analysis to test tolerance to prescription drugs gets closer
On-the-spot DNA analysis to test tolerance to prescription drugs gets closer SNP Dr to assess patient DNA to improve drug response %0A " For Immediate Release Monday 16 February 2009 A handheld devic

Life Sciences - Health - 11.02.2009
Wild about the evolution of domesticated yeast
Wild about the evolution of domesticated yeast
PA 40/09 It lives all around us and is probably one of the earliest domesticated organisms. Humans have been using it for tens of thousands of years.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2009
Are we as decisive as we think?
The underlying sense of being in control of our own actions is challenged by new research from the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neurosocience, which demonstrates that

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2009
Are we as decisive as we think?
The underlying sense of being in control of our own actions is challenged by new research from the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neurosocience, which demonstrates that

Psychology - Health - 10.02.2009
Pressure to be a supergirl is causing teen mental health crisis
BERKELEY — Expectations for teenage girls to be brainy, athletic, nurturing, and look like supermodels - while juggling homework, social networking and resumé-padding activities - are fueling a generational mental health crisis, according to a new book by University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Stephen Hinshaw.

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 08.02.2009
Students to hear how they can engineer a brighter future for developing countries
Students to hear how they can engineer a brighter future for developing countries Students from the Faculty of Engineering are invited to an information night %0A " Monday 9 February 2009 By Colin Sm

Health - Psychology - 06.02.2009
Running away from depression
Running away from depression
A new study into how exercise can help women overcome depression is looking for volunteers to step on to the treadmill.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.02.2009
Scientists narrow search for genes linked to ability to ’see’ sounds
Scientists narrow search for genes linked to ability to 'see' sounds Study sheds light on causes of synaesthesia %0A " Thursday 5 February 2009 A new study identifies specific chromosomal regions lin

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.02.2009
GP software 'to prevent heart disease'
GP software ’to prevent heart disease’
PA30/09 New computer software that will allow GPs to more accurately assess which patients are most at risk of developing heart disease has been released for clinical use.

Art and Design - Health - 29.01.2009
’Masks of Sri Lanka’ exhibition opens at Fowler Museum at UCLA March 1
For centuries, brightly painted wooden masks have transformed Sri Lankan dancers into specific characters that appear in curing rituals or popular entertainment.

Career - Health - 28.01.2009
Los Alamos notifies employees, visitors of possible beryllium exposure
Los Alamos notifies employees, visitors of possible beryllium exposure
Current and former Laboratory employees and contractors who either worked at or visited the facility have been-or are in the process of being-notified.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.01.2009
Improved method for comparing genomes as well as written text
Improved method for comparing genomes as well as written text
BERKELEY — Taking a hint from the text comparison methods used to detect plagiarism in books, college papers and computer programs, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have developed an improved method for comparing whole genome sequences. With nearly a thousand genomes partly or fully sequenced, scientists are jumping on comparative genomics as a way to construct evolutionary trees, trace disease susceptibility in populations, and even track down people's ancestry.

Health - Mathematics - 26.01.2009
Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase
Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase
PA 14/09 An expert in health services at The University of Nottingham is calling for urgent action to improve contraceptive advice and services to reduce the growing number of repeat teenage pregnancies in the United Kingdom.

Health - 25.01.2009
A face mask may prevent you getting flu – but only if you wear it
A face mask may prevent you getting flu ? but only if you wear it Researchers say face masks could protect against the common cold %0A " Monday 26 January 2009 A clinical trial has shown that face ma

Health - Psychology - 25.01.2009
New tactics to tackle bystander’s role in bullying
A new psychodynamic approach to bullying in schools has been successfully trialled by UCL and US researchers.

Health - Psychology - 25.01.2009
New tactics to tackle bystander’s role in bullying
A new psychodynamic approach to bullying in schools has been successfully trialled by UCL and US researchers.

Health - Administration - 23.01.2009
"Knowledge for the World" Campaign Topped $3.7 Billion
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 The Johns Hopkins Knowledge for the World fund-raising campaign ended Dec.

Health - 22.01.2009
Abusive behaviour towards people with dementia by family carers is common
Half of family carers of people with dementia report some abusive behaviour towards the person they are caring for and one third report ‘significant' levels of abuse, according to research led

Health - 22.01.2009
Abusive behaviour towards people with dementia by family carers is common
Half of family carers of people with dementia report some abusive behaviour towards the person they are caring for and one third report ‘significant' levels of abuse, according to research led

Health - Life Sciences - 22.01.2009
Implants Mimic Infection to Rally Immune System Against Tumors
Cambridge, Mass. January 22, 2009 - Bioengineers at Harvard University have shown that small plastic disks impregnated with tumor-specific antigens and implanted under the skin can reprogram the mammalian immune system to attack tumors. The research - which ridded 90 percent of mice of an aggressive form of melanoma that would usually kill the rodents within 25 days - represents the most effective demonstration to date of a cancer vaccine.

Health - Psychology - 21.01.2009
Girls ability with language helps social interaction
A team of researchers from UCL's Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology have identified a correlation between natural ability to use language well and social communication competence according to gender. In an article published in the current issue of the ‘Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry', Professor David Skuse and William Mandy, lead authors of the study, show that above-average verbal IQ seems to confer protection against social communication impairments in girls but not in boys.

Health - Business / Economics - 21.01.2009
Health implications of the crisis in finance and trade
This year's third UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Symposium, held on 21 January 2009, was a five-person panel and audience discussion of 'The Crisis in Global Finance and Trade: What are the implications for health??

Health - Psychology - 21.01.2009
Girls ability with language helps social interaction
A team of researchers from UCL's Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology have identified a correlation between natural ability to use language well and social communication competence according to gender. In an article published in the current issue of the ‘Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry', Professor David Skuse and William Mandy, lead authors of the study, show that above-average verbal IQ seems to confer protection against social communication impairments in girls but not in boys.

Health - Business / Economics - 21.01.2009
Health implications of the crisis in finance and trade
This year's third UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Symposium, held on 21 January 2009, was a five-person panel and audience discussion of 'The Crisis in Global Finance and Trade: What are the implications for health??

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2009
MRSA’s ’weak point’ visualised by scientists
MRSA's 'weak point' visualised by scientists Structure of important drug-target enzyme solved by Imperial researchers %0A " Imperial College London news release Strictly embargoed for 22.00 ho

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