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Health - History / Archeology - 17.02.2020
Historian uncovers gynecology’s brutal roots in slavery
Deirdre Cooper Owens is Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine at the University of Nebraska and author of the book Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology.

Pharmacology - Health - 17.02.2020
Talking back pain with U of M
Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and an estimated 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

Business / Economics - Health - 17.02.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 15.02.2020
There will be organisms without biological parents
There will be organisms without biological parents
Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Beat Christen discusses their risks and benefits. Every living creature on earth has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on - representing an unbroken line of ancestry all the way back to the very first organisms that lived here billions of years ago.

Physics - Health - 13.02.2020
IRSOL, where Ticino and solar physics come together
DAML and Canton: a private and scalable platform for breaking information silos Faculty of Informatics José Ossandon (Copenhagen Business School): The concept of market (after market design) Faculty

Health - 13.02.2020
Opinion: Doctors from ethnic minorities face systemic disadvantages
Dr Katherine Woolf (UCL Medical School) looks writes about differential attainment in medical education and training in an opinion piece where she argues that those from ethnic minority backgrounds suffer worse outcomes during recruitment.

Health - 13.02.2020
Opinion: Doctors from ethnic minorities face disadvantages
Dr Katherine Woolf (UCL Medical School) looks writes about differential attainment in medical education and training in an opinion piece where she argues that those from ethnic minority backgrounds suffer worse outcomes during recruitment.

Pharmacology - Health - 13.02.2020
Instant prescriptions: we need to manage the risks
Instant prescriptions: we need to manage the risks
Instant prescriptions might be the way of our digital future, but we need to manage the risks first, write academics from our Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Materials Science - Health - 13.02.2020
Low-cost
Low-cost "smart" diaper can notify caregiver when it’s wet
Design combines a common diaper material with RFID technology. For some infants, a wet diaper is cause for an instant, vociferous demand to be changed, while other babies may be unfazed and happy to haul around the damp cargo for lengthy periods without complaint.

Health - Social Sciences - 12.02.2020
Coronavirus: Fear of Asians rooted in long American history of prejudicial policies
A group of Asian immigrants are given exams by medical staff at Angel Island Immigration Station in the early 20th century.

Health - Psychology - 12.02.2020
Michelle Craske to share how research can inform anxiety and depression treatment
For more than three decades, Michelle Craske has been trying to understand what makes some people prone to anxiety and depression.

Health - 11.02.2020
Imperial plays leading role in global fight against coronavirus
Imperial scientists are at the forefront of global efforts to protect the world from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Pharmacology - Health - 11.02.2020
GPs and pharmacists need to develop trusting relationships
The research, published in the British Journal of General Practice today [11 February], asked GPs and pharmacists about their views on what helps and what hinders them from working together to make the best use of medicines for patients with multiple health problems. The study found that 'knowing each other' and a good working relationship were key to working together well.

Pharmacology - Health - 11.02.2020
Novartis announces MET inhibitor capmatinib (INC280), the first potential treatment for METex14 mutated advanced non-small cell lung cancer, granted priority FDA review
Patients & Caregivers Healthcare Professionals Society & ESG FDA Priority Review for capmatinib based on Phase II data in first-line and previously treated patients with MET exon 14 skipping

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 11.02.2020
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Eye-tracking data improves prosthetic hands
Prosthetic hands restore only some of the function lost through amputation. But combining electrical signals from forearm muscles with other sources of information, such as eye tracking, promises better prostheses.

Health - Pharmacology - 11.02.2020
Talking cancer prevention with U of M
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. In Minnesota, there are an estimated 142,369 new cancer cases every year.  Professor Timothy Church with the University of Minnesota answers questions on lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of getting cancer.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2020
Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
The Australian black flying fox is a reservoir of Hendra virus, which can be transmitted to horses and sometimes humans. (Photo courtesy of Linfa Wang) It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years - SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus - originated in bats.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2020
Post-Brexit farming should support more fruit and veg to help reduce CVD deaths
Post-Brexit farming should support more fruit and veg to help reduce CVD deaths
Earmarking more land for growing fruits and vegetables after Brexit could help to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.02.2020
Major project for Munich neurosciences
Major project for Munich neurosciences
CLINSPECT-M: Clinical mass spectrometry center for molecular brain research In a joint large-scale project, Munich scientists from proteomics, computer science and medicine investigate the causes of d

Health - 10.02.2020
Healthier together
"Our romantic partner can affect our health behavior in many ways, some of which often surprise people!" says Chloe Huelsnitz, a U of M graduate fellow in psychology.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 10.02.2020

Health - 07.02.2020
Opinion: Lung cancer symptoms are changing
A new study is urging GPs to consider shortness of breath and coughs as potential predictors of lung cancer. Here Professor Sam Janes (UCL Medicine) explains why awareness of these symptoms needs to be raised among doctors and the general public. A new study has been released urging GPs to consider shortness of breath and cough as potential predictors of lung cancer, after the study found they were becoming more common as the first symptom in diagnosis.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.02.2020
Virus expert and cancer biologist Harry Rubin dies at 93
Harry Rubin, a leader in the search to understand how viruses cause cancer - research that ultimately led to the discovery of cancer-causing genes called oncogenes - died on Sunday, Feb.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Francis Crick Institute and Bern University. The study which is regulated by nerve cells and is needed to push food along, is influenced by the bacteria resident in our gut.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Molecular ’switch’ reverses chronic inflammation and aging
The NLRP3 receptor protein is responsible for detecting potential pathogens in the body and launching an immune response. (Image by MLGProGamer123 via Wikimedia Commons ) Chronic inflammation, which results when old age, stress or environmental toxins keep the body's immune system in overdrive, can contribute to a variety of devastating diseases, from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to diabetes and cancer.

Health - Innovation - 06.02.2020

Health - 06.02.2020
Holograms transform medical education and training at Imperial
Holograms transform medical education and training at Imperial
A newly developed medical simulation using interactive holograms allows radiology trainees to learn new skills using augmented reality headsets.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.02.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus is a deadly test we must pass
With the coronavirus being declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Dr Jennifer Rohn (UCL Medicine) writes for the Guardian on lessons that must be learned from the Sars outbreak in 2003.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.02.2020
Countering therapy resistance in colorectal cancer - News
A new treatment modality for colorectal cancers that do not respond to standard chemotherapy has been identified by Tatiana Petrova of the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Michele De Palma of the EPFL. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.02.2020
Going mobile to stop pathogens
On a hot July day, Peter Larsen, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences , trekked with two researchers from his lab-Kenwyn Shriner, a second-year doctor of veterinary medicine/master of public health student, and Laramie Lindsey, a postdoctoral associate-through the deep woods of Minnesota's Itasca State Park.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.02.2020
Love takes up where pain leaves off, brain study shows
See us on twitter See us on youtube See us on linkedin See us on instagram Courtesy of Sean Mackey and Jarred Younger Love-induced pain relief was associated with the activation of primitive brain structures that control rewarding experiences, such as the nucleus accumbens - shown here in color. Intense, passionate feelings of love can provide amazingly effective pain relief, similar to painkillers or such illicit drugs as cocaine, according to a new Stanford University School of Medicine study.
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