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Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 09:05
How we are tackling dementia and stigma
A language app to improve diagnosis and peer-support dementia coaching are some of the Sydney projects aiming to tackle the obstacles and stigma surrounding dementia.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.09.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 20.09.2019
New world-leading facility for UCL Neuroscience gains planning approval
UCL is delighted to announce that conditional planning permission* has been granted for a new £281.6m state-of-the-art facility, which will be home to UCL Neuroscience.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.09.2019
How to construct a protein factory
How to construct a protein factory
The complexity of molecular structures in the cell is amazing. Having achieved great success in elucidating these structures in recent years, biologists are now taking on the next challenge: to find out more about how they are constructed. A joint research project between two groups from the University of Bern and ETH Zurich now provides insight into a very unusual construction process in the unicellular parasite Trypanosoma brucei.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.09.2019
Brain implant restores visual perception to the blind
Seven years ago, Jason Esterhuizen was in a horrific car crash that destroyed his eyes, plunging him into total darkness.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 17.09.2019
CRISPR portfolio now at 14 and counting
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today awarded the University of California (UC), University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier a patent for CRISPR-Cas9 that, along with t

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 17.09.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 16.09.2019
In human cells and mice, a cure for the common cold, Stanford-UCSF study reports
Disabling a single, apparently noncritical protein in cells may foil replication of the viruses that cause half of all common colds, polio and other diseases, according to researchers at Stanford and UCSF. Temporarily disabling a single protein inside our cells might be able to protect us from the common cold and other viral diseases, according to a study led by researchers at Stanford University and University of California-San Francisco.

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.09.2019
German Environmental Award for soil scientist
German Environmental Award for soil scientist
Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, a professor of soil science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has won the German Environmental Award - the most richly endowed award of its kind in Europe.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.09.2019
Decoding Messages in the Body's Microscopic Metropolises
Decoding Messages in the Body’s Microscopic Metropolises
A study aimed at identifying and examining the small messenger proteins used by microbes living on and inside humans has revealed an astounding diversity of more than 4,000 families of molecules - many of which have never been described previously. The research, led by Stanford University and now published in Cell , lays the groundwork for future investigations into how the trillions of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that compose human microbiomes compete for resources, attack and co-exist with one another, and interact with our own cells.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 12.09.2019
9 moments in the University of Sydney's history you need to know
9 moments in the University of Sydney’s history you need to know
From the world's first female radio astronomer to the discovery of neurons that allow us to see in 3D, a new book details highlights from Australia's first University.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.09.2019
Saving the Tasmanian devil: crowdfunded mission raises new hope
Saving the Tasmanian devil: crowdfunded mission raises new hope
Extinction once seemed inevitable for the Tasmanian devil, but on an expedition to the state's remote southwest, researchers made a discovery that could help protect the species.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 10.09.2019
Using machine learning for rewilding
Using machine learning for rewilding
There may not be an obvious connection between rewilding and machine learning, but as highlighted today at ESA's -week, a project in the Netherlands uses satellite data and new digital technology to understand how a nature reserve responds to the pressure of being grazed by herbivores.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.09.2019

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 10.09.2019
X-ray Experiments Contribute to Studies of a Drug Now Approved to Combat Tuberculosis
X-ray Experiments Contribute to Studies of a Drug Now Approved to Combat Tuberculosis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has  approved  a new antibiotic that, in combination with two existing antibiotics, can tackle one of the most formidable and deadly treatment-resistant forms of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis .

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2019
Wyss Center and Osypka announce collaboration
Wyss Center and Osypka announce collaboration
Today the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, Geneva, Switzerland and OSYPKA AG/OSYPKA Medtec, Rheinfelden, Germany and Longmont, Colorado, USA, announced a collaboration to develop and integrate innovative technologies into implantable neuro-devices.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.09.2019

Life Sciences - Business / Economics - 10.09.2019
One scientist’s quest to map the trillions of microbes in the Great Lakes
Bryan Johnson is determined to explore the depths of your mind and help save humanity from its direst threats.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.09.2019
Tiny capsules packed with gene-editing tools offer alternative to viral delivery of gene therapy
New tools for editing genetic code offer hope for new treatments for inherited diseases, some cancers, and even stubborn viral infections. But the typical method for delivering gene therapies to specific tissues in the body can be complicated and may cause troubling side effects. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have addressed many of those problems by packing a gene-editing payload into a tiny, customizable, synthetic nanocapsule.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.09.2019
Pain in the asp: Rice ecologists find bird-deterring nets create haven for stinging pests
Pain in the asp: Rice ecologists find bird-deterring nets create haven for stinging pests
Venomous caterpillars flourish under netted trees at Texas Medical Center While collecting data from live oak trees in the world's largest medical center, Rice University evolutionary ecologists have discovered huge quantities of one of North America's most venomous caterpillars. Live oak trees lining sidewalks in the Texas Medical Center (TMC) - which is visited by 10 million people seeking health care each year - are routinely netted to discourage pesky birds such as grackles and pigeons.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 05.09.2019
Seven new Bakar Fellows already are making an impact
The 2019-2020 cohort of Bakar Fellows, from top left: Arash Komeili, Markita Landry, Alessandra Lanzara, Roya Maboudian, Raluca Ada Popa, Niren Murthy and Kenichi Soga.

Life Sciences - 05.09.2019
Faculty Receive NIH Grant To 3D Print New Class of Nanoparticle Neural Probes
Carnegie Mellon University's Rahul Panat and Eric Yttri have received a R01 grant of $1.95 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use a low-cost, rapid additive manufacturing method to create a new class of high-density neural probes to record neurological data.

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.09.2019
University helps state growers cope with voracious, invading fruit fly
It's a beautiful summer day with a hint of fall in the air at Bures Berry Patch, southwest of Barneveld, Wisconsin.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 03.09.2019
Twelfth CRISPR patent awarded to UC team
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today (Tuesday, Sept. 3) awarded a new CRISPR-Cas9 patent to the University of California (UC), University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, bringing the team's CRISPR patent portfolio to 12.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 03.09.2019
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano had a busy two weeks on the International Space Station for his Beyond mission working on European science and activities running 400 km above our planet. Luca is an amateur triathlete and knows how crucial nutrition is for healthy and efficient living. Getting meals right for exploration far from Earth is an important aspect of mission design and the Nutrition Monitoring for the International Space Station (NutrISS) experiment is tracking Luca's energy balance.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.09.2019
Imperial academics win ¤11 million ERC funding
Imperial academics win ¤11 million ERC funding
Seven Imperial academics have won prestigious European Research Council (ERC) grants worth 11 million euros.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.08.2019

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.08.2019
How Bees Live With Bacteria
How Bees Live With Bacteria
08/27/2019 More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone.

History / Archeology - Life Sciences - 23.08.2019
How the OI’s work has evolved since its 1919 founding
From satellite imagery to international politics, the world in which the Oriental Institute's archaeologist-scholars and museum professionals do their work is very different from that in which the OI was founded in 1919. The University of Chicago Magazine recently spoke to three Near Eastern languages and civilizations faculty members at the University of Chicago and the OI Museum's chief curator about how archaeological excavation and inquiry have evolved since 1919.

Life Sciences - 23.08.2019

Life Sciences - 22.08.2019
Shy mice get sick faster
Can animal personality affect infection probability? The more people surrounding you, the more likely you are to get infected with some kind of virus, such as a simple cold or even the flu.

Life Sciences - 22.08.2019
How red-eared invaders are hurting California’s native turtles
Turtles bask in the sun at Jewel Lake in Tilden Regional Park. In the middle, a western pond turtle, one of California's few native turtles, holds up it's head, and on the far right sits an invasive red-eared slider turtle, which can be identified by the characteristic red stripe on the side of its head.

Life Sciences - 22.08.2019
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions
Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices. MIT researchers have developed a new technique that uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to create shape-shifting materials on-demand, reports Ewen Callaway for Nature . "The shape-shifting materials could be used to deliver drugs, and to create sentinels for almost any biological signal," Callaway explains.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.08.2019
Mechanical forces impact immune response in the lungs
When the body is fending off an infection, there are changes in temperature, pH balance, and metabolism. Yale researchers wondered if yet other factors might come into play, and in a recent study, confirmed that mechanical forces also influence the immune response. The research team explored the matter by focusing on studies of the lungs where breathing creates pressure inside tiny airs sacs called alveoli.

Life Sciences - 21.08.2019
What do 'singing' fish have to do with heart disease...'
What do ’singing’ fish have to do with heart disease...’
Studying the fine structure of muscles used by fish to 'sing' to their mate could help researchers to better understand, and treat, heart conditions. A better understanding of how muscle fibres contract could bring new insights into heart conditions. To find out more, researchers from Imperial's NHLI have turned their focus to a humming fish.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.08.2019
High-tech sustainable protection for key Australian crops
The application of a revolutionary alternative to chemical fungicides to protect Australia's $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector is being spearheaded by researchers at The University of Queensland.

Life Sciences - 20.08.2019
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
Queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by worker bees if they mate with two males rather than one, according to new research by the University of Sussex and the University of São Paulo. A colony may kill their queen because of the quality of offspring, according to the paper by Professor Francis Ratnieks, from the University of Sussex, along with colleagues Ayrton Vollet-Neto and Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca from the University of São Paulo, published in a leading evolutionary journal, the American Naturalist.

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.08.2019
Food security from oceans
Food security from oceans
Our growing need for food poses one of the biggest threats to the environment. Examining contributions from the ocean more closely can be key to addressing the challenge.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 20.08.2019
UC receives its 11th U.S. patent for CRISPR-Cas9
The University of California, the University of Vienna and Emmanuelle Charpentier received an 11 th U.S. patent involving CRISPR-Cas9, further expanding the reach of UC's patented technology relating to this revolutionary gene-editing tool.

Life Sciences - Innovation / Technology - 20.08.2019
New campus center poised to push the boundaries of genetic science
Recognizing that genomic research is at the forefront of modern biological investigation and underscoring UW-Madison's strong status in this rapidly evolving field have led to creation of a new campus center.
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