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Health - Life Sciences - 22.10.2019
Helping Sydney researchers to SOAR
A key initiative of the 2016-20 Strategic Plan , the SOAR program supports up-and-coming research leaders to build their careers by increasing the scale and impact of their research.

Social Sciences - Health - 22.10.2019

Health - Event - 22.10.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 22.10.2019
Birmingham and Southeast join forces to combat cancer and medical implant failure
The University of Birmingham and Southeast University have announced two projects in China that could help to fight cancer and aid regeneration of the human body.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.10.2019
Fish farming solution is in the cloud
A quick, cost-effective, cloud-based platform, which could solve one of fish farming's biggest challenges, has received a US$100,000 grant for concept development and testing.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.10.2019
Two UChicago physicians elected to National Academy of Medicine
Profs. Vineet Arora and Ernst Lengyel of the University of Chicago have been elected members of the prestigious National Academy of Medicine , honoring their pioneering scientific and professional achievements in the field.

Pharmacology - Health - 21.10.2019
Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin increased overall survival and progression-free survival in people with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma
First Phase III cancer immunotherapy study to show an improvement in overall survival and progression-free survival for the treatment of the most common form of liver cancer Data will be submitted to

Health - Pharmacology - 18.10.2019
From fundamental research to new medications
From fundamental research to new medications
Four research teams from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have received m4 Awards this year.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 18.10.2019
Flyby fixers and customer care: News from the College
Flyby fixers and customer care: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new drone for fixing windfarms, to an exploration of customer feedback, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.10.2019
Roche announces FDA approval of Xofluza (baloxavir marboxil) for people at high risk of developing influenza-related complications
Single-dose Xofluza is the first and only antiviral medicine indicated specifically for patients at high risk of developing serious complications from influenza (flu) The Centers for Disease Control

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 17.10.2019
Pioneering Bioengineer Shu Chien Teaches Lessons That Extend Far Beyond Research Lab
Shu Chien greets the more than 200 people who attended the celebration in honor of his retirement.

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
40% of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV) achieved sustained complete remission, without the use of steroids for 16 weeks or more, when treated with MabThera/Rituxan compared to 9.5% of pat

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 Università 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

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