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Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 21.09.2018
Young, female, Native American, scientist
A pre-veterinary student used drones to study beaver dams in Montana. A senior majoring in chemical engineering researched how to make nontoxic batteries.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.09.2018
’Conflict and cooperation’: chemistry at the human bacteria interface
Bacteria use chemistry to regulate their interactions with humans - a relationship of "conflict and cooperation" that has co-evolved since the birth of humans. Through the field of "metabolomics," scientists are uncovering new information about bacterial molecules and their potential as the next signals for new drugs to manipulate human responses and the bacteria in our bodies.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 21.09.2018
Eight of ten with cancer risk genes don’t know it
A genomic screening approach of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80 percent of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don't know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 20.09.2018
New test detects tell-tale danger signs in spinal fluid
Rare cells resembling those previously thought to exist only in the brain have been discovered in the spinal fluid of HIV patients by using a sensitive new genetic test that could provide insights into a host of neurological diseases. In many infected adults, HIV affects the central nervous system and can lead to cognitive impairment in long-term patients, even those in whom the virus has been suppressed.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 20.09.2018
Study identifies stem cell that gives rise to new bone, cartilage in humans
Identification of the human skeletal stem cell by Stanford scientists could pave the way for regenerative treatments for bone fractures, arthritis and joint injuries.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 19.09.2018
University of Basel and ETH Zurich combine cutting-edge research for children and adolescents worldwide
University of Basel and ETH Zurich combine cutting-edge research for children and adolescents worldwide
Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel.

Life Sciences - 19.09.2018
Do we trust people who speak with an accent?
You are in a strange neighbourhood, your cell phone's dead, and you desperately need to find the closest garage.

Life Sciences - 19.09.2018
Snake season no cause for alarm if you're prepared
Snake season no cause for alarm if you’re prepared
As the weather warms up so do Australia's snakes, but experts say there is no cause for alarm if you know what to do.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
Decades later, man meets the UCLA doctor who saved his life
Thanks to Dr. Richard Stiehm, Maurice Elias was the second person ever cured of 'bubble baby' syndrome Ryan Hatoum It's 1970 and 10-month-old Maurice Elias lay in a hospital bed in the pediatric intensive care unit dangerously malnourished, at just 14 pounds, and with a severe infection in his mouth.

Life Sciences - 18.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
The microbiota in the intestines fuels tumour growth
The microbiota in the intestines fuels tumour growth
The team of Professor Dirk Haller at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) made an unexpected discovery while investigating the triggering factors of colon cancer: Cell stress in combination with an altered microbiota in the colon drives tumour growth.

Careers / Employment - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize 2018: Sara Montagner discovers the epigenetic secrets of mast cells
Epigenetic modifications of our DNA are a key aspect of the normal functioning of mast cells, which play an important role in immune reactions. Biologist Sara Montagner was able to demonstrate this in her work. She will receive this year's Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize from the SNSF at the award ceremony in Bellinzona on 29 November 2018.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 18.09.2018
University of Basel and ETH Zurich Combine Cutting-Edge Research for Children and Adolescents Worldwide
Today, the University of Basel and ETH Zurich co-founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 17.09.2018
UCL key partner in £14m cancer biotherapeutics research hub
Researchers at UCL will play a leading role in a new world class hub for cancer biotherapeutics, which has been launched by Cancer Research UK.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 17.09.2018

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.09.2018
Inspired by nature, reaching across disciplines
Inspired by nature, reaching across disciplines
PhD student Zijay Tang is developing a living material that can sense and filter water contaminants.

Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis
Scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis
If you think listening to a paralyzed, blind man discuss his life does not sound uplifting, meet Mark Pollock.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Novartis announces NEJM publication of landmark PARADIGMS study demonstrating significant benefit of Gilenya in children and adolescents with MS
Treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) substantially reduced the debilitating impact of MS, with significant decreases in key measures of disease activity vs.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13.09.2018
Novartis real-world evidence confirms efficacy and safety benefits of Cosentyx in daily life for psoriasis patients
Real-world evidence confirms Cosentyx efficacy and safety consistent with previously reported clinical studies - Novartis presents a large program of real-world evidence at the 27 th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) Congress, adding to the robust body of clinical data supporting the use of Cosentyx in moderate-to-severe psoriasis - Cosentyx 5-year data in psoriasis from a Phase III study were presented in 2017 , proving lon

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 12.09.2018
Novartis survey shows psoriasis patients want treatment effect beyond clear skin
New patient preference survey confirms that patients value clear skin the most, but expect additional benefits from their treatment, such as proven long-term efficacy and safety data and no injection site reactions A separate ranking incorporating additional characteristics showed that effectiveness in treating multiple manifestations of psoriatic disease was also important The number of injections per dose and injection frequency were least imp

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 12.09.2018
Rethinking Biomedicine: Animal-sparing Work Techniques and Alternative Testing Methods
Science Conference on October 2, 2018, at Freie Universität with Concluding Public Lecture and Discussion No 233/2018 from Sep 12, 2018 The Berlin-Brandenburg research platform BB3R is holding a scie

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 11.09.2018
Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, a giant in population genetics and professor emeritus, dies at 96
Cavalli-Sforza helped create the field of genetic geography and was one of the founders of cultural evolution, a theory that social change resembles a Darwinian evolutionary process. Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, MD, professor emeritus of genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine , died Aug.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 11.09.2018

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 11.09.2018
Cutting-edge electron microscope revealed at opening of new £5m structural biology centre
The University of Glasgow has today opened an innovative new structural biology centre, home to a cutting-edge electron microscope - the first of its kind in Scotland - which will be used to image biological molecules at the atomic level.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 10.09.2018
When the theme is collaboration, labs get moving
Most people have, at one time or another, packed up all their belongings and lugged them to a new environment — a first dorm room, a bigger apartment, a different house.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 07.09.2018
Researchers welcome NHS roll out of cutting edge cancer treatment
NHS England's announcement that children and young people with leukaemia will receive a 'revolutionary' treatment has been welcomed by the UCL Cancer Institute, which has helped develop the therapy.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 07.09.2018
Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics
A team of eight EPFL students won the technical prize in the SensUs international competition, designing a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient's blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 06.09.2018
A new home for ETH's Department in Basel
A new home for ETH’s Department in Basel
Today ETH Zurich celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for its new building on the Schällemätteli campus in Basel.

Life Sciences - 06.09.2018
ETH professor not guilty of manipulation
An independent commission of inquiry led by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) with the participation of ETH Zurich has investigated the publications of ETH Professor Olivier Voinnet's former research group at the CNRS. The inquiry uncovered manipulation of certain figures. However, the commission's report confirms that Voinnet did not personally initiate this manipulation.

Life Sciences - 05.09.2018
Big Brains podcast premiere: Is Supreme Court nearing ’unimaginable’ era?
Prof. Geoffrey Stone has an intimate knowledge of the Supreme Court. The University of Chicago Law School scholar has spent a career studying, writing and thinking about the nation's highest court, in particular around issues of free speech and free expression.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 05.09.2018
Researchers win ¤1m prize for gene therapy for eye disease
Two UCL Institute of Ophthalmology researchers, Professors Robin Ali and James Bainbridge, are among six international winners of the largest prize in vision research, the 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award, worth ¤1 million. The winners are being recognised for developing a successful gene therapy treatment for a genetic retinal disorder, a form of Leber Congenital Amaurosis, which causes childhood blindness.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 05.09.2018
UCLA's epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures
UCLA’s epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures
More than 20 new anti-seizure drugs have been introduced in recent decades — a number that means little to people with drug-resistant epilepsy.

Life Sciences - 05.09.2018
Season premiere of Big Brains podcast: Geoff Stone examines state of Supreme Court
Prof. Geoffrey Stone has an intimate knowledge of the Supreme Court. The University of Chicago Law School scholar has spent a career studying, writing and thinking about the nation's highest court, in particular around issues of free speech and free expression.

Physics / Materials Science - Life Sciences - 05.09.2018
Foundation Stone Laid at Freie Universität Berlin for New Research Building, SupraFAB
Joint Press Release Issued by Berlin Senate and Freie Universität Berlin No 227/2018 from Sep 05, 2018 On Wednesday a foundation stone was laid at Altensteinstraße 23A for a new research building at Freie Universität Berlin. The building project is called SupraFAB, which stands for Supramolecular Functional Architectures on Biointerfaces.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 05.09.2018
ARC Training Centre to deliver innovation in biomedical imaging
ARC Training Centre to deliver innovation in biomedical imaging
An $8.5 million Australian Research Council training centre at The University of Queensland will bring together innovation and technology in biomedicine.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 04.09.2018
UW-based center updates name to highlight role of ’neurotechnologies’ in healing the brain and spinal cord
Administrative affairs Arts and entertainment Buildings and grounds For UW employees Health and medicine Honors and awards Official notices Politics and government UW and the community Building on seven years of research that helps patients with sensory and motor neurological disorders, the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is updating its name to the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT).

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 04.09.2018
New synthetic biology initiative to boost bio-economy
A $4.5 million initiative to boost Australia's synthetic biology capabilities will be built by The University of Queensland and CSIRO, helping drive advances in areas such as manufacturing, industrial biotechnology, environmental remediation, biosecurity, agriculture and healthcare research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.09.2018
Art inspired by research - new AiL videos
Art inspired by research - new AiL videos
In 2017, two artists from Saudi Arabia spent some time at Eawag as part of the Artists in Labs (ail) project and were inspired by research into artistic interpretations, Zahrah Alghamdi and Muhannad Shono.

Life Sciences - 03.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 30.08.2018
Exploring the matrix to uncover hidden drivers of ovarian cancer
To clump together and form living tissue, cells secrete molecules that create structure. But that structure isn't always healthy, and understanding how it goes bad could reveal more about the way cancer develops. Those molecules, known as the extracellular matrix, do more than simply hold everything together.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 30.08.2018
Top-notch protein research
Top-notch protein research
With the construction of the new protein research center in Garching, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is strengthening its biomedical research.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 29.08.2018
Field days in Columbia County showcase agricultural science at UW-Madison
Three mobile bleachers held a capacity crowd as soil science professor Carrie Laboski elaborated on a down-to-earth study on fertilizer management.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 29.08.2018
European Commission approves Novartis combination therapy Tafinlar + Mekinist for adjuvant treatment of BRAF V600 mutation-positive melanoma
Approval based on COMBI-AD study demonstrating greater than 50% reduction in risk of disease recurrence or death in stage III melanoma patients    More than 50% of stage III melanoma patients are lik
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