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Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 17:00
Corinne Boss Takes Reins of ’Animals and Products of Animal Origin’ Competence Division at Agroscope
Corinne Boss is the new Head of Agroscope's 'Animals and Products of Animal Origin' Competence Division for Research Technology and Knowledge Transfer; in this capacity, she also becomes a Member of the Agroscope Executive Board. A biologist and official expert in animal health, Corinne Boss currently works at the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) as a Research Scientist in the 'Products of Animal Origin and Livestock Breeding' Division.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 25.03.2019
Humans compress images better than algorithms
Humans compress images better than algorithms
Three high schoolers and a Stanford lab found that, when file size is restricted, humans are better at representing images than traditional algorithms.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 21.03.2019
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington’s coast
Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is squeezed out of sediment and rises up through the water. The locations where they emerge provide important clues to what will happen during a major offshore earthquake.

Life Sciences - 18.03.2019
Fiat Vox: Two-woman play 'Mouthpiece' says what many women never say
Fiat Vox: Two-woman play ’Mouthpiece’ says what many women never say
When Amy Nostbakken and Nora Sadava started writing  Mouthpiece  six years ago, they revealed their deepest secrets to each other with the prompt: "Tell me something that you would never want anyone

Life Sciences - 18.03.2019
World's oldest semen still viable
World’s oldest semen still viable
Artificial insemination using the world's oldest known viable semen has a successful impregnation rate in sheep equivalent to recently frozen samples, in research from Associate Professor Simon de Graaf and Dr Jessica Rickard.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2019
Why you need to get some shut-eye (and how to do it)
We all know sleep is important for focus, but did you know it could also be the key to keeping your brain healthy as you age? Our new research centre is at the forefront of these discoveries.

Life Sciences - 15.03.2019
Female roundworms produce clones of themselves
Female roundworms produce clones of themselves
In the Mesorhabditis belari roundworm, the sole purpose of males is to help females produce clones of themselves. This unique form of reproduction was recently described by an international research team with participation of Peter Meister from the Institute of Cell Biology of the University of Bern.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2019
With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.03.2019
UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect
UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect
Ecologist Jeff Holmquist explains why there are so many painted lady butterflies dotting the skies Alison Hewitt You've seen the butterflies fluttering across Los Angeles and speeding through campus.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.03.2019
Gut bacteria neutralizes disease-carrying tsetse flies
Yale School of Public Health Research Scientist Brian Weiss, Ph.D.

Life Sciences - Physics - 14.03.2019
Thomas Nagylaki, geneticist and ’quintessential’ UChicagoan, 1944-2019
A trained physicist, Prof. Emeritus Thomas Nagylaki shifted his focus to medical genetics shortly before joining the University of Chicago in 1975 but always remained interested in mathematics.

Life Sciences - Materials Science - 14.03.2019
Engineering Living 'Scaffolds' for Building Materials
Engineering Living ’Scaffolds’ for Building Materials
Berkeley Lab researchers take cues from nature to form living materials with unprecedented control and versatility When the inside of a mollusk shell shimmers in sunlight, the iridescence isn't produ

Psychology - Life Sciences - 14.03.2019
Why the perfect office temperature is a myth
Air conditioning industries claim 22 degrees Celsius as the uniform temperature for offices to ensure peak performance by workers.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 13.03.2019
New Marie Curie and EMBO Fellows at the FMI
Five of our postdocs were recently awarded the prestigious EMBO and Maria Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowships.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.03.2019
Eight postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington receive awards from the Washington Research Foundation
Eight researchers at the University of Washington have been named Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows, according to an announcement Feb.

Innovation / Technology - Life Sciences - 12.03.2019
UC awarded third CRISPR patent, expanding its gene-editing portfolio
The University of Califor n ia announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent Number 10,227,611 covering use of single-molecule RNA gu

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2019
EPFL software mines rich medical data while keeping it secure
MedCo , developed in the lab of EPFL professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux in collaboration with professor Bryan Ford 's DEDIS lab and the Lausanne University Hospital ( CHUV ), is the first operational system to protect sensitive patient data - including genetic information - so that it can be used collectively for crucial medical research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.03.2019
Dragging? Blame the 'time pollution' of springing forward
Dragging? Blame the ’time pollution’ of springing forward
How did it feel getting out of bed this morning? Ben Smarr has the idea that it likely was a sub-par experience.

Life Sciences - 11.03.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 11.03.2019
Super clones to conquer coconut crisis
Super clones to conquer coconut crisis
Ageing coconut palm trees could be replaced quickly and cheaply by superior cloned coconuts being developed by University of Queensland researchers.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08.03.2019
Safer brains and mechanical hearts: News from the College
Safer brains and mechanical hearts: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From better materials for crash helmets, to a bioreactor which mimics heartbeats, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Life Sciences - Careers / Employment - 07.03.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 06.03.2019
Engineered microbe may be key to producing plastic from plants
For News Media FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE × With a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a biological factory for converting a renewable - but frustratingly untapped - bounty into a replacement for ubiquitous plastics.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.03.2019
Thirteen mammal extinctions prevented by havens
A stocktake of Australia's animal havens - conservation areas free of cats and foxes - has found that they have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions.

Life Sciences - 01.03.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 01.03.2019

Life Sciences - 28.02.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 28.02.2019
Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy selected as 2019 Sloan Research Fellow 
Channels McGill University News and Events An Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Cell Information Systems group at McGil

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.02.2019
New Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna
New Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna
With the establishment of the new Centre on March 1, 2019, the University of Vienna will grow from 19 to 20 Faculties and Centres.

Life Sciences - 28.02.2019
Utopia or dystopia: Researchers debate the future of gene editing embryos
Utopia or dystopia: Researchers debate the future of gene editing embryos
Scientists discussed the ethics of CRISPR-Cas9 as part of a partnership event for Imperial students with The Times.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.02.2019
Model redefines the tree of life as we know it
Model redefines the tree of life as we know it
A new method shows that the relationships between living species, from bacteria to plants and animals, are different from previous estimates.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.02.2019
Bern Center for Precision Medicine founded
Bern Center for Precision Medicine founded
Precision medicine "tailored" to individual patients is regarded as the medicine of the future. It is already being practiced at the University of Bern and Inselspital, Bern University Hospital.
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