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Health - Life Sciences - 27.02.2012
Group seeks new ways to help underserved New Yorkers
Group seeks new ways to help underserved New Yorkers
From sponsoring "speed dating" events and forging research partnerships to promoting health and wellness by teaching 10-year-olds ballroom dancing, the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC

Administration - Health - 27.02.2012
England ’should look to the Scots’ to solve alcohol problem, says Nottingham academic
PA 65/12 England should look to Scotland to solve its drinking culture, which has seen having a pint of lager become as cheap and freely accessible as downing a pint of milk, an expert at The University of Nottingham has said.

Health - 27.02.2012
Prostate cancer treatment overused in some older patients
Treatment is not always warranted for older men with prostate cancer and a short life expectancy, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the Feb. 27 Archives of Internal Medicine. "Treatment can do more harm than good in some instances," said senior author on the study Cary Gross , associate professor of internal medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.02.2012
Which type of obesity surgery is best?
Which type of obesity surgery is best?
There are two very commonly performed operations to treat morbid obesity in the UK but it is unclear which is the most effective and provides the greatest benefit for patients and the NHS.

Health - 27.02.2012
Maintaining weight loss
A team of University researchers led by Sharon Simpson from the School of Medicine have been awarded 1.5M to conduct a study examining an intervention which aims to help adults who have lost weight to maintain their weight loss in the longer term.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.02.2012
Swedish and South Korean top scientists meet in Seoul
Leading scientists from Sweden and South Korea are to meet at a workshop in Seoul to exchange information on front-line research in diabetology and stem cell science.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.02.2012
Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres
New RNA interference method holds promise for treating cancer, other diseases. For the past decade, scientists have been pursuing cancer treatments based on RNA interference - a phenomenon that offers a way to shut off malfunctioning genes with short snippets of RNA. However, one huge challenge remains: finding a way to efficiently deliver the RNA.

Health - Administration - 27.02.2012
Warwick plays key role in new NHS patient experience guidelines
A University of Warwick researcher has played a key role in shaping the new NICE quality standard and guidance on patient experience in adult NHS Services.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.02.2012
Some Bacteria Attack Using Spring-loaded Poison Daggers
Some Bacteria Attack Using Spring-loaded Poison Daggers
Bacteria have evolved different systems for secreting proteins into the fluid around them or into other cells.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.02.2012
'Universal' vaccines could finally allow for wide-scale flu prevention
'Universal' vaccines could finally allow for wide-scale flu prevention
An emerging class of long-lasting flu vaccines could do more than just save people the trouble of an annual flu shot. Princeton University-based researchers have found that the "universal" vaccine could for the first time allow for the effective, wide-scale prevention of flu by limiting the influenza virus' ability to spread and mutate.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.02.2012
European Commission approves new label for Novartis drug Glivec
Approval based on Phase III study showing significant recurrence-free and overall survival after three years of adjuvant Glivec in adults with KIT+ GIST Adults with KIT+ GIST are at risk of recurrence following surgical removal of the primary tumor; extended treatment may delay onset of recurrence Basel, February 27, 2012 - Novartis announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved an update to the Glivec (imatinib)* label to includ

Health - 27.02.2012
Getting a handle on chronic pain
Chronic pain has a significant impact on the physical, social and emotional functioning of those who suffer from it.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.02.2012
World-renowned scientist to head multidisciplinary centre tackling ’lifestyle diseases’
A world-renowned scientist whose research spans why locusts swarm to the dietary causes of ageing and human obesity has been appointed Academic Director of the University of Sydney's new multidisciplinary centre specialising in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Health - Pharmacology - 24.02.2012
Breaking Down Cancer's Defense for Future Vaccines
Breaking Down Cancer's Defense for Future Vaccines
Researchers at the EPFL have identified an important mechanism that could lead to the design of more effective cancer vaccines. Their discovery of a new-found role of the lymphatic system in tumour growth shows how tumours evade detection. Tumour cells present antigens or protein markers on their surfaces which make them identifiable to the host immune system.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.02.2012
Exciting times for Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease
More than 100 scientists attended the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease's (IACD) Annual Away Day, reflecting an impressive period of growth.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2012
PICOWER: Neuron’s distinct memory roles could point to new memory drugs
Researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report for the first time that neurons at different stages of their life cycles may perform two separate functions: the ability to form

Economics / Business - Health - 23.02.2012
Spreading the word about salt reduction in food
East Midlands food manufacturers are being invited to discover more about how they could reduce the amount of salt in their products.

Health - Administration - 23.02.2012
Significant state-by-state differences in black, white life expectancy
A UCLA-led group of researchers tracing disparities in life expectancy between blacks and whites in the U.S. has found that white males live about seven years longer on average than African American men and that white women live more than five years longer than their black counterparts.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.02.2012
University invests £25million in medical research
This builds upon its existing world-leading research strengths and its commitment to healthcare across the Peninsula.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.02.2012
Energy network within cells may be new target for cancer therapy
Mitochondria, tiny structures within each cell that regulate metabolism and energy use, may be a promising new target for cancer therapy, according to a new study.

Health - Administration - 23.02.2012
$70M to Close the Gap on Treatable Indigenous Eye Health
Researchers from the University of Melbourne say $70 million could 'close the gap' on Indigenous eye health, which unlike other health conditions is preventable and treatable.

Economics / Business - Health - 23.02.2012
Industrialist Fredrik Lundberg donates 13 million SEK to heart research
Industrialist Fredrik Lundberg donates 13 million SEK to heart research
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have received an additional 13 million SEK from business magnate Fredrik Lundberg for research into bicuspid aortic valve and its links to aneurysm.

Health - Administration - 22.02.2012
Newly approved drug for metastatic melanoma nearly doubles median survival
Newly approved drug for metastatic melanoma nearly doubles median survival
Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, together with scientists from 12 other sites in the U.S. and Australia, report for the first time that a newly approved drug for metastatic melanoma nearly doubles the median survival time for patients with a common genetic mutation - a finding that will change the way this deadly form of skin cancer is treated.

Health - 22.02.2012
Family history -- a significant way to improve cardiovascular disease risk assessment
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Health - Chemistry - 22.02.2012
A faster way to catch cells
New microfluidic device could be used to diagnose and monitor cancer and other diseases. Separating complex mixtures of cells, such as those found in a blood sample, can offer valuable information for diagnosing and treating disease. However, it may be necessary to search through billions of other cells to collect rare cells such as tumor cells, stem cells or fetal cells.

Health - Administration - 22.02.2012
Neuroscientists join major EU consortium dedicated to advancing new Alzheimer's disease therapies
Neuroscientists join major EU consortium dedicated to advancing new Alzheimer’s disease therapies
Two Bristol University neuroscientists have become the only UK-based academic members of a major European Union-funded consortium dedicated to accelerating the next generation of Alzheimer's disease research and drug discovery.

Health - 22.02.2012
University of California to Launch YouTube’s First University-run Original Channel
University of California Television (UCTV) will launch a new YouTube original channel on March 1 called UCTV Prime.

Health - 21.02.2012
Injectable Gel Could Repair Tissue Damaged by Heart Attack
Tissue spins in a beaker at the end of the cleansing process that removes all of the cells. The process retains the tissue's structural proteins, a key component of the hydrogel. University of California, San Diego researchers have developed a new injectable hydrogel that could be an effective and safe treatment for tissue damage caused by heart attacks.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2012
Under the Microscope #10 – Mouse tail skin
Under the Microscope #10 – Mouse tail skin
Through the work that I am completing, I hope that I can also gain a perspective as to what goes wrong in disease processes such as skin cancer.

Health - Economics / Business - 21.02.2012
Recession increases work-related stress by 40 per cent, study finds
One in four workers experience work-related stress in times of recession — and work-related stress increases by 40 per cent overall, according to new research. A study, published in the journal Occupational Medicine , also found that the number of staff taking time off due to job stress increased by 25 per cent during an economic downturn.

Health - 21.02.2012
King’s Health Partners proposes single organisation
King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is developing a business case for the creation of a new, single academic healthcare organisation which would provide both physical and mental healthcare.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2012
New Book Ponders Ethical Issues of Genetic Testing
A patient who tested positive for the gene that leads to Huntington's disease wrestled with a host of questions.

Linguistics / Literature - Health - 21.02.2012
Journal boycott gaining steam at UW-Madison
They are mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore. That describes an emerging response from more than 6,000 scientists to Elsevier , publisher of more than 2,500 scientific journals, including Cell and The Lancet. As the largest journal publisher in the world, Elsevier is able to command hefty subscription fees at university libraries.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2012
Rare fungus kills endangered rattlesnakes in southern Illinois
Rare fungus kills endangered rattlesnakes in southern Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, lll. A small population of rattlesnakes that already is in decline in southern Illinois faces a new and unexpected threat in the form of a fungus rarely seen in the wild, researchers report. The eastern massasauga rattlesnake ( Sistrurus catenatus catenatus ), a candidate for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, suffers from habitat loss and environmental stresses wherever it is found, said University of Illinois comparative biosciences visiting instructor and wildlife veterinarian Matthew Allender, who led the health investigation.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 21.02.2012
U. of I. program targets growing obesity rate among Midwest Hispanics
U. of I. program targets growing obesity rate among Midwest Hispanics
Angela Wiley, a faculty member in human and community development, leads an intervention program aimed at helping Latino families find ways to incorporate healthy eating and culturally relevant forms of exercise into their lives.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2012
Cannabis - the good, the evil, the ugly
Cannabis-like substances that are produced by the body have both therapeutic and harmful properties, besides their well-known intoxicating effects, and the body's cannabinoid system may be a target for new strategies in cancer treatment. This is what Sofia Gustafsson finds in the dissertation she will be defending at Ume University in Sweden.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.02.2012
Omega-3 linked with reduced risk for smallest babies
Omega-3 linked with reduced risk for smallest babies
Omega-3 fatty acids may have a role in preventing heart attack or strokes in adults who were small at birth, according to University of Sydney researchers.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2012
IPads show the way forward for medical imaging
IPads show the way forward for medical imaging
Tablet computers such as the iPad are becoming more and more popular, but new research from the University of Sydney means they could soon be used in hospitals as a tool for doctors to view medical imaging. Results of the University of Sydney study, presented this month at the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Medical Imaging conference in San Diego, show tablet computers such as the iPad are as good as standard LCD computer screens when used as secondary display devices for viewing medical imaging.

Health - 20.02.2012
In-house pharmacists can help GPs reduce prescribing errors by up to 50 per cent
Medication errors are common in primary care but the number of mistakes could be reduced significantly if GPs introduced an in-house pharmacist-led intervention scheme. These are the findings of a comprehensive study into sustainable ways of preventing patients from being harmed as a result of prescribing errors.

Health - Administration - 20.02.2012
Viewpoint: India steps closer to eradicating poliovirus
Viewpoint: India steps closer to eradicating poliovirus
Health authorities in India have announced that they are a step closer to eradicating poliovirus, following more than 12 months of no new reported cases of the disease. India had the highest number of polio cases in the world in 2009, but the launch of National Immunisation Days, which has reached millions of children under the age of five, has seen a dramatic reduction of the disease, with the last new case being treated in January 2011.

History / Archeology - Health - 20.02.2012
Pluripotent stem cells: medical dream or ethical nightmare?
Pluripotent stem cells: medical dream or ethical nightmare?
Paul Fairchild, University of Oxford, to give a public seminar tomorrow, 21 February, discussing this topical issue.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 20.02.2012
Positive media portrayals of obese individuals reduce weight stigma
Presenting obese individuals in a positive, non-stereotypical manner in the media could help reduce weight-biased attitudes held by the public, finds a study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale. The study, published online in Health Psychology, investigates the impact on public attitudes and preferences of both stigmatizing and positive portrayals of obese individuals in the media.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.02.2012
Anatomy in a new dimension
Anatomy studies at Warwick Medical School have been given a technological boost as the University launches a world-first 3D anatomy learning resource in collaboration with its NHS Trust partner, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

Health - Physics - 20.02.2012
Nano discs pose potential health risk
A revolutionary material that is used in computer technology could pose health risks to those involved in its manufacture.

Health - 20.02.2012
How quickly things spread
How quickly things spread
Understanding the spread of infectious diseases in populations is the key to controlling them. If the UK was facing a flu pandemic, how could we measure where the greatest spreading risk comes from? This information could help inform decisions on whether to impose travel restrictions or close schools.

Health - 20.02.2012
Changes in generic drug costs could save $590 million, but don’t go far enough
The recently announced price cuts to generic drugs by the Australian Government do not go far enough, according to University of Melbourne health economist, Professor Philip Clarke.

Health - 20.02.2012
More grapes, less wrath: hybrid antimicrobial protein protects grapevines from pathogen
More grapes, less wrath: hybrid antimicrobial protein protects grapevines from pathogen
Researchers has found a way to ensure that your evening glass of wine will continue to be available. LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 20, 2012—A team of researchers has found a way to ensure that your evening glass of wine will continue to be available, despite the potential attack of Xylella fastidiosa (Xf) , a bacterium that causes Pierce's Disease and poses a significant threat to the California wine industry's valuable grapevines.

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