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Linguistics / Literature - Health - 10.01.2010
David Nicholas: putting information centre stage
David Nicholas: putting information centre stage
Professor David Nicholas, Head of UCL Information Studies , explains why information professionals are making headlines the world over, and the key to the Google generation.

Health - 10.01.2010
New Year prompts collective health drive
New Year prompts collective health drive
Residents are being encouraged to get fit in the New Year, thanks to a collaborative venture between Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, NHS Sheffield and Sheffield City Council.

Physics - Health - 07.01.2010
UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute welcomes new startup to incubator space
Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC has been selected to work in the UCLA on-campus Technology Incubator Program at the California NanoSystems Institute.

Health - 07.01.2010
Volunteering may prevent the elderly from becoming frail
Frailty is a geriatric condition marked by weight loss, low energy and strength, and low physical activity.

Health - 07.01.2010
It's never too late to quit smoking and save your vision, UCLA study of elderly women finds
It’s never too late to quit smoking and save your vision, UCLA study of elderly women finds
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, a UCLA study finds that even after age 80, smoking continues to increase one's risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 65.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.01.2010
Attune acoustic focusing cytometer brings technology developed at LANL to the marketplace
Applications of first-of-its-kind cytometer system in basic cell biology research and drug discovery Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 7, 2010—Life Technologies Corporation recently announced the

Life Sciences - Health - 06.01.2010
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Applications of first-of-its-kind cytometer system in basic cell biology research and drug discovery Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 7, 2010—Life Technologies Corporation recently announced the release of the Attune TM Acoustic Focusing Cytometer, a first-of-its-kind cytometer system that uses acoustic waves to precisely control the movement of cells during analysis.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.01.2010
New virus is not linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, suggests UK research
New virus is not linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, suggests UK research
New virus is not linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, suggests UK research Authors say antiviral drugs are not an effective treatment for the illness - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under

Health - Life Sciences - 05.01.2010
New Year's Honours for UCL staff
New Year’s Honours for UCL staff
Professor Moncada, who was recognised for his services to science, is the highest cited scientist in the UK, having made major contributions in three areas of cardiovascular pharmacology.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.01.2010
UCL wins half of new Fight for Sight research grants
UCL wins half of new Fight for Sight research grants
UCL?s Institute of Ophthalmology has won three out of six new grants from the charity Fight for Sight to research the prevention and treatment of eye disease.

Health - Business / Economics - 04.01.2010
UCL spin-off showcases pioneering device to breast cancer surgeons
A UCL spin-off company has given a global audience of surgeons and oncologists a glimpse of a pioneering breast cancer treatment device.

Health - Business / Economics - 04.01.2010
UCL spin-off showcases pioneering device to breast cancer surgeons
A UCL spin-off company has given a global audience of surgeons and oncologists a glimpse of a pioneering breast cancer treatment device.

Business / Economics - Health - 04.01.2010

Health - Environment - 03.01.2010
Children more likely to catch swine flu, says new research
Children more likely to catch swine flu, says new research
Children more likely to catch swine flu, says new research Study looks at risk factors for swine flu transmission in households - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until

Pharmacology - Health - 23.12.2009
Novartis to acquire Corthera Inc., gaining worldwide rights to Phase III project relaxin for treatment of acute decompensated heart failure
Basel - Novartis - Novartis will gain exclusive worldwide rights to relaxin, a recombinant version of a naturally occurring human peptide, through the acquisition of the privately held US biopharmaceutical company Corthera Inc.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.12.2009
Scientists use bacteria to power simple machines
Scientists use bacteria to power simple machines
Organisms turn microgears in suspended solution by swimming A scientist from Princeton University, working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National L

Health - Chemistry - 22.12.2009
New genes for lung disease discovered
New genes for lung disease discovered
New genes for lung disease discovered Study reveals genes linked to lung function - %0A > Under strict embargo until: 18.00 (GMT) Sunday 13 December 2009 Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung.

Health - Event - 21.12.2009
Faculty Principal named Innovator of the Year
Faculty Principal named Innovator of the Year
Faculty Principal named Innovator of the Year Professor Stephen Smith receives an NHS Leadership Award %0A " By Laura Gallagher Tuesday 22 December 2009 The Faculty Principal who helped to create the

Health - Business / Economics - 21.12.2009
European boost for Imperial involvement in developing information and communication technologies of the future
European boost for Imperial involvement in developing information and communication technologies of the future
European boost for Imperial involvement in developing information and communication technologies of the future Imperial leads a UK partnership linked to the European Knowledge and Information Communi

Health - Life Sciences - 21.12.2009
Meddling in mosquitoes' sex lives could help stop the spread of malaria, says study
Meddling in mosquitoes’ sex lives could help stop the spread of malaria, says study
Meddling in mosquitoes' sex lives could help stop the spread of malaria, says study New research shows how male mosquitoes' 'mating plugs' are essential for successful reproduction %0A " Imperial Col

Health - Pharmacology - 21.12.2009
All three Novartis A(H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccines prequalified by World Health Organization (WHO) for use in developing world
Basel - Novartis WHO prequalification facilitates purchasing through UN agencies and thus enhances access for developing world countries to Novartis A(H1N1) 2009 vaccines that meet unified standards of quality and safety.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Disability may be on the rise again after 20-year decline
BERKELEY — Disability rates among non-institutionalized older Americans increased between 2000 and 2005, a trend that could seriously impact the quality of life of seniors in the coming decades

Event - Health - 20.12.2009
Imperial entrepreneurs scoop major European innovation awards
Imperial entrepreneurs scoop major European innovation awards
Imperial entrepreneurs scoop major European innovation awards Dr Molly Stevens and Dr Nikolaos Vlasopoulos talk about their innovations and the impact these may have in the future %0A " Monday 21 Dec

Health - Life Sciences - 20.12.2009
Peter Coveney: personalising healthcare through the virtual human
Peter Coveney: personalising healthcare through the virtual human
The research was covered in Pioneer , a new quarterly magazine from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is supporting the work. The article is reproduced below with the kind permission of the EPSRC. What do you do when you get a headache? Some people swear by paracetamol, others claim that only ibuprofen will work and for some aspirin is the key.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.12.2009
Novartis meningococcal vaccine Menveo® recommended for approval in the European Union for prevention of disease in adolescents and adults
Basel - Novartis (Meningococcal Group A, C, W-135 and Y-CRM Conjugate Vaccine) has received a Positive Opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).

Physics - Health - 17.12.2009
UCLA nanosystems institute, Japan’s NOF Corp. to collaborate on drug-delivery research
"CNSI is committed to strong and productive collaborations with industry," said Paul S. Weiss, CNSI director and UCLA's Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.12.2009
Researchers create new ’smart’ nanocapsule delivery system for use in protein therapy
Protein therapy — the delivery of healthy proteins directly into human cells to replace malfunctioning proteins — is considered one of the most direct and safe approaches for treating diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.12.2009
Preparing for the next large-scale flu outbreak
Preparing for the next large-scale flu outbreak
PA 323/09 A new text book has been published to make sure students and health professionals have a better understanding of flu and are prepared to battle future pandemics on national and international levels.

Life Sciences - Health - 16.12.2009
Was Affenmännchen treu macht
Zurich - University of Zurich Männliche Menschenaffen haben wechselnde Partnerinnen und schenken ihrem Nachwuchs kaum Beachtung.

Health - 15.12.2009
HIV ‘prevention’ gel PRO 2000 proven ineffective
HIV ‘prevention’ gel PRO 2000 proven ineffective
HIV ?prevention? gel PRO 2000 proven ineffective Results of Microbicides Development Programme trial announced - %0A > Under strict embargo until: 07.01 GMT Mondday 14 December 2009 The lar

Health - 15.12.2009
Diabetes Research Institute Helps Give Wounded Warrior a Historic Transplant
Diabetes Research Institute Helps Give Wounded Warrior a Historic Transplant
December 16, 2009 — Miami — A 21-year-old Georgia airman who was gravely wounded in Afghanistan and faced a future as a severe diabetic may live a normal life after the Miller School&lsqu

Health - Life Sciences - 15.12.2009
Treating deadly brain cancers by targeting their metabolism may be new therapeutic option
Inhibiting fatty acid synthesis in brain cancer cells may offer a new option for treating the 50 percent of deadly glioblastomas that are driven by amplified signaling of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EFGR), according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Health - 14.12.2009
Thousands more could be treated for HIV in Africa if expensive routine lab tests are dropped
Thousands more could be treated for HIV in Africa if expensive routine lab tests are dropped
Thousands more could be treated for HIV in Africa if expensive routine lab tests are dropped Results of ?Development of Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Africa (DART)?

Health - Electroengineering - 14.12.2009
Electronic patient records are more than just data
A UCL review of electronic patient record (EPR) programmes has revealed that while such programmes promise much, sometimes they deliver little. The major literature review, published in the US journal The Milbank Quarterly this week, identifies fundamental and often overlooked tensions in the design and implementation of EPR programmes.

Health - Electroengineering - 14.12.2009
Electronic patient records are more than just data
A UCL review of electronic patient record (EPR) programmes has revealed that while such programmes promise much, sometimes they deliver little. The major literature review, published in the US journal The Milbank Quarterly this week, identifies fundamental and often overlooked tensions in the design and implementation of EPR programmes.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.12.2009
Wenn verletzte Nerven wieder wachsen
Zurich - University of Zurich Der Hirnforscher Martin Schwab entwickelt ein neues Medikament, um Querschnittgelähmte zu behandeln.

Chemistry - Health - 13.12.2009
Imperial-GSK partnership offers on-the-job training to industrial chemists
Imperial-GSK partnership offers on-the-job training to industrial chemists
Imperial-GSK partnership offers on-the-job training to industrial chemists New workplace learning qualification for industrial chemists agreed - %0A " Monday 14 December 2009 By Abigail Smith Imperia

Health - Life Sciences - 13.12.2009
Unique LANL pathogen detector gains corporate partner
Unique LANL pathogen detector gains corporate partner
LANL has executed an agreement with Biomagnetics Diagnostics Corporation (BMGP) for the further development of a diagnostic tool known as an optical biosensor.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.12.2009
Celebration to thank the volunteers who help unravel the mysteries of ageing
Celebration to thank the volunteers who help unravel the mysteries of ageing
PA 319/09 For the first time in the UK there are now more people aged over 65 than there are under the age of 18.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.12.2009
New centre using innovative technology to tackle health problems opens at Imperial
New centre using innovative technology to tackle health problems opens at Imperial
New centre using innovative technology to tackle health problems opens at Imperial The Institute of Biomedical Engineering opens the Winston Wong Centre for Bio-inspired Technology %0A " Friday 11 De

Health - 10.12.2009
Leverhulme Trust funds Population Footprints symposium
The Leverhulme Trust has awarded UCL almost £250,000 to run a symposium on ?Population Footprints: Challenging debates on population, gender and development?, scheduled for April 2011.

Health - Business / Economics - 10.12.2009
Studies find proposed health care reforms offer big savings to individuals, families
BERKELEY — Four million Californians who are uninsured, have unaffordable job-based coverage or who are buying coverage in the individual market, would be eligible for Medicaid or subsidized co

Health - Life Sciences - 10.12.2009
Princeton scientists find way to catalog all that goes wrong in a cancer cell
Princeton - Princeton Effort could lead to improved, targeted therapies A team of Princeton University scientists has produced a systematic listing of the ways a particular cancerous cell has "gone w

Health - Pedagogy - 10.12.2009
«Das Problem nimmt insgesamt zu»
Zurich - University of Zurich Auch diese Weihnachten werden viele Kinder Computerspiele auf dem Gabentisch finden.

Pharmacology - Health - 09.12.2009
Novartis set to sustain its leading global position in oncology with portfolio targeting various tumors and life-threatening diseases
09.12.2009 / Basel - Novartis Basel, December 9, 2009 - Novartis is set to sustain its leading global position in oncology by expanding the range of indications for several marketed the

Health - Life Sciences - 08.12.2009
What do our scientists believe Tune in to BBC Radio 4 to find out
What do our scientists believe Tune in to BBC Radio 4 to find out
%0A " By Laura Gallagher Wednesday 9 December 2009 A new BBC radio series starting this week will explore the minds of scientists to find out about the links between their personal beliefs and their scientific work.

Pharmacology - Health - 08.12.2009
Novartis Tasigna® trial shows superior results to Glivec® in patients with early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia
08.12.2009 / Basel - Novartis At 12-month milestone, significantly fewer patients progressed to accelerated or blastic phase on Tasigna 300 mg twice daily than on Glivec 400 mg once dai

Chemistry - Health - 08.12.2009
H1N1 influenza adopted novel strategy to move from birds to humans
H1N1 influenza adopted novel strategy to move from birds to humans
BERKELEY — The 2009 H1N1 influenza virus used a new strategy to cross from birds into humans, a warning that it has more than one trick up its sleeve to jump the species barrier and become virulent. The sequence of the three subunits of the influenza virus polymerase (center) determines whether or not the enzyme works efficiently in birds, pigs or humans.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.12.2009

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 06.12.2009
2009 UCL Lancet Lecture: Professor Lord May
2009 UCL Lancet Lecture: Professor Lord May
The annual UCL?Lancet Lecture ? delivered on 29 November by Professor Lord (Robert) May, former Government Chief Science Adviser and former President of the Royal Society ? is now available to view online.

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