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Environment - Health - 12.01.2012
New Study Identifies Ways to Slow Global Warming
Eliminating leaks from energy-producing facilities would remove large amounts of the greenhouse gas methane from the air. Here, natural gas explodes from a pipe in Middletown, Conn., January 2010 (U.S. Chemical Safety Board) Click to view a NASA slideshow illustrating the story. A study by a large international team of scientists says that relatively cheap, simple measures to cut two common pollutants could substantially reduce global warming and improve human health and agriculture in coming decades.

Electroengineering - Health - 12.01.2012
Surgical robots to provide open-source platform for medical robotics research
Surgical robots to provide open-source platform for medical robotics research
The Biorobotics Lab will show the robots at an open house. WHEN: Friday, Jan. 13, 11 - 3 WHERE: Paul Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering In a basement on the University of Washington campus perch seven identical robots.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2012
Class snapshot: 'Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy'
Class snapshot: 'Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy'
The course "Disease Ecology, Economics and Policy" focuses on global health, combining insights from epidemiology, biology and economics to explore how these influence policy.

Health - 12.01.2012
Hadyn Ellis Building takes shape
Construction of the University's Hadyn Ellis Building is making significant progress at the Maindy Park site.

Health - Economics / Business - 12.01.2012
Health insurance no guarantee for diabetes care in developing countries, Stanford researchers find
A doctor prepares an injection for a diabetes patient in a Cuban hospital. Diabetes is on the rise in Latin America and throughout many developing countries, but access to care and medication for the disease is often costly and scarce, according to Stanford researchers.

Health - 12.01.2012
Poverty and poor housing leaves Traveller population similar to that of a developing country
Research from the University of Warwick suggests the Traveller community has become a public health concern with a population profile similar to developing countries.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2012
Midlands scientists to play key role in keeping us fit and well as we age
Scientists in the Midlands are to share in a 5m research grant to reduce the pain and disability caused by ageing.

Health - Administration - 12.01.2012
Half of care home patients suffer drug errors
Errors in administration of medication are a serious problem in long-term residential care.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2012
Two embryos is optimum number for safe and effective IVF treatment, say researchers
A study by scientists at the University of Glasgow has shown that IVF treatment is most effective and safest when no more than two embryos are used - particularly for older women. Currently in the UK, women over 40 years old are allowed to have three embryos used in an IVF treatment cycle, but the research published in The Lancet says the chances of success are no greater than for two while the risk of complications is higher.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2012
Testing vitamin D levels in most patients is ’costly, confusing and without credibility’
A study by scientists at the University of Glasgow has shown that IVF treatment is most effective and safest when no more than two embryos are used - particularly for older women. Currently in the UK, women over 40 years old are allowed to have three embryos used in an IVF treatment cycle, but the research published in The Lancet says the chances of success are no greater than for two while the risk of complications is higher.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2012
LANL and Malaysian University collaborate to find genetic markers for dwarfism
LANL and Malaysian University collaborate to find genetic markers for dwarfism
Identifying previously unknown genomic markers may help aid in development of therapeutics, methods of prevention. LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, January 12, 2012—Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Centre for Chemical Biology at Universiti Sains Malaysia (CCB@USM) have launched a human genome project to study an individual with achondroplasia disorder, the most common form of dwarfism.

Health - 11.01.2012
Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Improves Motion and Mood, Reduces Medications
A new multi-center study, including neurologists and neurosurgeons from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania , reveals that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) - a treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with medication-resistant muscle movement impairment or tremors - can improve those symptoms and reduce medications for patients implanted with the device.

Health - Administration - 11.01.2012
University scientists launch new Musculoskeletal Ageing Centre
University scientists launch new Musculoskeletal Ageing Centre Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle have been awarded 2.5 million to establish a new Medical Research Council (MRC) and Arthritis UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing.

Health - 11.01.2012
University researchers prepare to hit great heights
University researchers prepare to hit great heights Big hearted fundraisers are preparing to hit great heights with a 20-floor stair run to the top of the University of Sheffield´s most iconic building, in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Health - 11.01.2012
Young UCLA leukemia patient launches kid-friendly cookbook, hosts book signing
Young UCLA leukemia patient launches kid-friendly cookbook, hosts book signing
Jack Witherspoon, an 11-year-old aspiring chef who has battled leukemia three times and recently underwent a successful bone marrow transplant at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, will sign copies of his new cookbook, "Twist It Up" (Chronicle Books), written to inspire kids to have fun cooking.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.01.2012
Diet counts: Iron intake in teen years can impact brain in later life
Iron is a popular topic in health news. Doctors prescribe it for medical reasons, and it's available over the counter as a dietary supplement. And while it's known that too little iron can result in cognitive problems, it's also known that too much promotes neurodegenerative diseases. Now, researchers at UCLA have found that in addition to causing cognitive problems, a lack of iron early in life can affect the brain's physical structure as well.

Health - Art and Design - 11.01.2012
Eight Professors Named 2012 Penn Fellows
PHILADELPHIA - Eight University of Pennsylvania professors have been named Penn Fellows for 2012. The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Lynn Hollen Lees, vice provost for faculty.

Health - Administration - 11.01.2012
A million NHS users are suffering preventable or inadequately treated pain
A million NHS users are suffering preventable or inadequately treated pain
At any one time a million people in England are living with long term pain which could have been prevented or be being significantly better treated, according to joint UCL School of Pharmacy and UK Clinical Pharmacy Association report published today.

Administration - Health - 11.01.2012
For crying out loud!: Baby cries get a speedy response
The sound of babies crying is uniquely able to get adults to react at speed, Oxford University researchers have found. They compared the scores of 40 volunteers on the classic arcade game 'Whack-a-mole' after listening to babies crying with their scores after hearing sounds of adults in distress or birdsong similar in pitch and variability to infants' cries.

Health - Environment - 10.01.2012
Researcher suggests new design kitemark for homes that make us healthier and happier
A University of Warwick professor is proposing a new kitemark for housing developments to ensure your new home will not make you unwell or depressed. Professor Libby Burton, Professor of Sustainable Building Design and Wellbeing at the University of Warwick's School of Health and Social Studies, claims living in houses that are badly designed in areas that do not have enough space or greenery can seriously affect our health and wellbeing.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2012
Howard Bern, expert on effects of hormones, has died at 91
Howard Bern, expert on effects of hormones, has died at 91
Howard A. Bern, professor emeritus of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a pioneer in understanding how hormones affect development, including that of the human fetus, died Jan.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2012
Carnegie Mellon Will Tap Advanced Computer Methods To Help Doctors Make Sense of Their Patients’ DNA
: Carnegie Mellon Will Tap Advanced Computer Methods To Help Doctors Make Sense of Their Patients' DNA-Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University Ion Torrent Systems Sponsors Multi-University

Health - 10.01.2012
EMMA promises better cancer therapy
EMMA promises better cancer therapy
The first results from a new type of particle accelerator suggest how smaller, cheaper therapy machines, which could revolutionise cancer treatment, could be built. The prototype accelerator EMMA (Electron Model for Many Applications), which was constructed at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory, was designed by an international team including Oxford University scientists.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2012
Yale one of first institutions to get powerful new DNA sequencing technology
Yale University is one of three institutions to acquire new DNA sequencing technology that its creator says will allow researchers to sequence the entire human genome within 24 hours at a cost of just $1,000. The benchtop DNA sequencers, developed by Yale alumnus Jonathan M. Rothberg, represent a dramatic improvement over existing technology that can take months and up to $10,000 to sequence the three billion letters of the human genome.

Health - 10.01.2012
Alzheimer drug ineffective in Down’s syndrome patients
Memantine, a drug used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease, is ineffective for people with Down's syndrome aged 40 and over, according to a study led by researchers at King's and published in The Lancet .

Health - Life Sciences - 09.01.2012
Protein changes identified in early-onset Alzheimer’s
With a lack of effective treatments for Alzheimer's, most of us would think long and hard about whether we wanted to know years in advance if we were genetically predisposed to develop the disease. For researchers, however, such knowledge is a window into Alzheimer's disease's evolution. Understanding the biological changes that occur during the clinically "silent" stage — the years before symptoms appear — provides clues about the causes of the disease and may offer potential targets for drugs that will stop it from progressing.

Health - Economics / Business - 09.01.2012
Purchase deal over Hepatitis drug
Purchase deal over Hepatitis drug
American pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb has agreed the purchase of US biotech company Inhibitex, in a $2.5Bn (1.6bn) deal which includes the promising new anti-hepatitis C drug INX-189, first designed and prepared in Cardiff University.

Health - Administration - 09.01.2012
East Midlands to lead the way in sports medicine
PA 07/12 A unique 10 million centre for sport and exercise medicine is to be set up in the East Midlands as part of Olympic-year government plans to promote health and fitness, announced today by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.

Health - Administration - 09.01.2012
HRH The Princess Royal to help celebrate 25 years of Nottingham occupational therapy research
PA 06/12 HRH The Princess Royal will hear how 25 years of work by Nottingham occupational therapy researchers has helped to lessen the impact of disease and disability on everyday life and deliver innovation in patient rehabilitation during a visit to the city later this week.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.01.2012
Warwick joins 2.2m Anglo-Canadian quest for new weapons in war against antibiotic resistance
University of Warwick researchers have teamed up with Canadian scientists on a 2.2 million project to search for new antibiotics which will beat resistance in deadly “superbugs?.

Life Sciences - Health - 09.01.2012
Leeds genetic research ’blueprint’ for NHS
The approach to genetic research established at the University of Leeds could serve as a blueprint for how the NHS could make more of the advances new genetic technologies can deliver. The UK Government has set up a Human Genomics Strategy Group to improve new advances in genetic medicine in the health service.

Health - 09.01.2012
For those with diabetes, controlling blood pressure is crucial, but not urgent
A new study suggests that middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have time to try to learn how to control their high blood pressure without medications — but not too much time.

Health - 09.01.2012
New approach to diagnosing anorexia nervosa
A new approach for diagnosing patients with anorexia nervosa has been developed at the University of Sydney. The approach could have a significant impact on the treatment and recovery of sufferers, as well as reducing the strain on public health. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald , Professor Stephen Touyz , of the University of Sydney's Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders, advocates a move to diagnosing anorexia nervosa in stages of severity, similar to the method used for diagnosing cancer.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.01.2012
Strep-resistant fire blight found in New York orchards
Strep-resistant fire blight found in New York orchards
Cornell plant pathologists have issued a warning to New York apple and pear growers after discovering a strain of fire blight that is resistant to such traditional treatments as the antibiotic streptomycin.

Administration - Health - 06.01.2012

Health - Economics / Business - 06.01.2012
Use of out-of-network services may explain higher health care costs for women
Women generally have been paying higher health care costs than men for many years, and this trend appears to be continuing or worsening since the major economic downturn began in 2008, according to Susan Busch, associate professor of health policy in the Yale School of Public Health.

Health - Administration - 06.01.2012
Professor Dermot Kelleher named as Principal of the Faculty of Medicine
Professor Dermot Kelleher FMedSci, one of Ireland's foremost medical leaders and a pioneer in the field of immune response and infectious disease, has been appointed Principal of Imperial's Faculty of Medicine.

Administration - Health - 06.01.2012

Health - 06.01.2012
Dancing their falls away
Dancing their falls away
Foxtrot, salsa, rumba! Twice weekly ballroom dancing classes for senior citizens could bring back the balance and strength needed to prevent falls in elderly Australians, according to University of Sydney researchers.

Health - 05.01.2012
Radical Surgery Saves Life of Young Mom, California First
A team led by Alan Hemming, a transplant surgeon at UC San Diego Health System, has successfully performed the West Coast's first ex-vivo liver resection, a radical procedure to completely remove and reconstruct a diseased liver and re-implant it without any tumors.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.01.2012
New Chair Named for UC San Diego Department of Medicine
Wolfgang H. Dillmann, MD, has been selected as chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.01.2012
Professor's cell phone microscope honored as best innovation of 2011
Professor’s cell phone microscope honored as best innovation of 2011
A groundbreaking imaging technology developed by UCLA Engineering professor Aydogan Ozcan that can turn a simple cell phone into a powerful microscope has been named the top innovation of 2011 by The Scientist , a magazine focusing on the life sciences, research and technology.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.01.2012
Study pinpoints Ritalin’s influence
MADISON -Millions of individuals diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are helped by methylphenidate, the stimulant better known as Ritalin. Now researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have pinpointed the area of the brain in which Ritalin does its work. "These drugs are highly effective at controlling the symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder for the great majority of patients," says Craig Berridge , a UW psychology professor.

Health - Administration - 05.01.2012

Health - Life Sciences - 04.01.2012
’Back talk’ from blood cells to their progenitors is critical to balancing blood supply
When it comes to the body's blood supply, maintaining the right balance is crucial. UCLA stem cell scientists have now discovered that in the common fruit fly, this balancing act requires a complex "conversation" involving more parties than originally thought. In a new study, they show that two-way signaling from two different sets of cells is necessary for bloody-supply balance, both to ensure that enough blood cells are produced to respond to injury and infection and that blood progenitor cells remain available for future needs.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.01.2012
Scientists reassess weight loss surgery for type 2 diabetes
Weight loss surgery is not a cure for type 2 diabetes, but it can improve blood sugar control, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery. Whereas some previous studies have claimed that up to 80 per cent of diabetes patients have been cured following gastric bypass surgery, researchers at Imperial College London found that only 41 per cent of patients achieve remission using more stringent criteria.

Health - Administration - 04.01.2012
MBE for Nottingham stroke expert
PA 02/12 A Nottingham professor who has dedicated her professional life to helping to rehabilitate people affected by stroke has received royal recognition for her work.

Health - 04.01.2012
Do minor injuries make for fuzzy minds?
When hockey players are knocked out on the ice, medical personnel often look to computerized cognition tests to determine when concussed athletes can return to play.

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