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Life Sciences - Health - 25.02.2021
Wyss Center joins $36M international collaboration to improve recovery from spinal cord injuries
Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center has joined forces with an international consortium of universities, biomedical startups and nonprofit organizations to develop therapies for spinal cord injury that could improve long-term recovery.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.02.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 25.02.2021
World-leading children’s hospitals partner to find new treatments for paediatric diseases
Ahead of Rare Disease Day (28 February), leading children's research institutions on three continents are joining forces to decipher paediatric illnesses, including rare diseases, and find better treatments.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.02.2021
Weill Neurohub joins with Genentech, Roche to advance neuroscience
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and UC Berkeley today announced a long-term research partnership with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and its parent company, Roche Holding A

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 24.02.2021
Our earliest primate ancestors rapidly spread after dinosaur extinction
Our earliest primate ancestors rapidly spread after dinosaur extinction
The small, furry ancestors of all primates - a group that includes humans and other apes - were already taking to the trees a mere 100,000 years after the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs

Life Sciences - Paleontology - 24.02.2021
Earliest primate fossils
Earliest primate fossils
A new study published Feb. 24 in the journal Royal Society Open Science documents the earliest-known fossil evidence of primates.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
’More visibility is one of many important steps to improve lack of diversity’
Cardiff-born neuroscientist Dr Dayne Beccano-Kelly takes up his role as leader of a team at the cutting edge of Parkinson's Disease research at the UK Dementia Research Institute's centre at Cardiff University this month.

Career - Life Sciences - 23.02.2021
For UCLA-based startup, new muscular dystrophy treatment is a personal mission
Courtney Young helped develop the gene therapy at the heart of a biotech startup, MyoGene Bio , when she was a doctoral candidate at UCLA from 2013 to 2018.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2021
Doctors reverse jumping vision caused by light deprivation
Gradual exposure to light restored vision to a migraine sufferer who developed miner's nystagmus after an extended period of severe light deprivation, reports a team led by UCL experts.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Q&A with Sharon Peacock, coronavirus variant hunter
The UK is a world leader in sequencing SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Of all the coronavirus genomes that have been sequenced in the world, nearly half have been sequenced by COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (Cog-UK).

Life Sciences - 22.02.2021
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Researchers feature on captivating BBC Two wildlife series
Fascinating research by two University of Bristol academics features in a new BBC Two wildlife series.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 22.02.2021
Dacher Keltner on the science of awe and psychedelics
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Life Sciences - Health - 22.02.2021
Study could explain tuberculosis bacteria paradox
Study could explain tuberculosis bacteria paradox
TB-causing bacteria remember prior stress, react quickly to new stress Tuberculosis bacteria have evolved to remember stressful encounters and react quickly to future stress, according to a study by

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 19.02.2021
Odd Find Rattles Reader
Readers expect to find tales, not tails, in books. This story is about the latter. A Carnegie Mellon University Libraries patron discovered a bagged, flattened snake in a copy of Brenda Shaughnessy's "The Octopus Museum." Samuel L. Jackson would not be pleased.

Innovation - Life Sciences - 18.02.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2021
Launch of four European projects to develop avantgarde technologies
Scanning electron microscopy image showing an array of silicon pillars such as those that will create the nanosystem of the StretchBio project Cultius neuronals customitzats, una tècnica que servirà de base per desenvolupar el projecte Neu-ChiP.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Of multiple-horned goats and sheep
Scientists from the INRAE, ALLICE and UNIGE have discovered the genetic causes of the abnormal presence of an additional pair of horns in Bovids. Bovidae sometimes display supernumerary horns. For instance, local breeds of sheep genetically selected by generations of breeders, are known for their multiple horns, a condition referred to as 'polyceraty'.

Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Extensive remodeling of chromatin after DNA damage
In eukaryotes, histones are often modified and evicted at site of DNA double-strand breaks in order to facilitate end-resection and break repair. Together with the protein analysis facility of the FMI, the Gasser group has quantified massive changes in the chromatin associated proteome in response to DNA damage.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Commonalities Found Between Viral Infections and Ovarian Cancer
DNA viruses, such as herpesviruses and poxviruses, are among the most prolific and deadly viruses on Earth.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 16.02.2021
Life as We Do Not Know It: Astrobiology and the Mars 2020 Mission
Life as we know it has never been found anywhere in our solar system or universe, other than on Earth.

Life Sciences - Campus - 16.02.2021
Crocodile evolution rebooted by Ice Age glaciations
Crocodiles are resilient animals from a lineage that has survived for over 200 million years. Skilled swimmers, crocodiles can travel long distances and live in freshwater to marine environments. But they can't roam far overland. American crocodiles ( Crocodylus acutus ) are found in the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of the Neotropics but they arrived in the Pacific before Panama existed, according to researchers from McGill University.

Life Sciences - Physics - 16.02.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 12.02.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 11.02.2021
UCLA Health receives $29 million gift to establish center in precision genomic medicine
UCLA has received a $29 million gift to establish a center where scientists and physicians will work side by side to examine the role of genetics in disease and develop therapies that improve patients' lives.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 10.02.2021
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Friends Matter: Giraffes that Group with Others Live Longer
Adult female giraffes who spend time in larger groups with other females live longer than less sociable individuals. The effects of sociability on survival outweigh other factors such as environment or human presence, a study of giraffes in Tanzania led by the University of Zurich has shown. A research team led by Monica Bond, research associate at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich (UZH), studied giraffes in Tanzania for five years.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 09.02.2021
The Green Secrets of Goat Poop
The Green Secrets of Goat Poop
Microbes found in the goat gut microbiome could help humans convert plant material into valuable, eco-friendly commodities Converting the tough fibers and complex sugars in plants into biofuels and other products could be humanity's ticket to smarter materials, better medicines, and a petroleum-free, sustainable future.

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.02.2021
Man-made borders threaten wildlife as climate changes
Man-made borders threaten wildlife as climate changes
Man-made borders like the USA-Mexico border wall could make it difficult for almost 700 mammal species to adapt to climate change.

Life Sciences - Campus - 08.02.2021

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.02.2021
In a desert seared by climate change, burrowers fare better than birds
In the arid Mojave Desert, small burrowing mammals like the cactus mouse, the kangaroo rat and the white-tailed antelope squirrel are weathering the hotter, drier conditions triggered by climate change much better than their winged counterparts, finds a new study .

Health - Life Sciences - 03.02.2021
University of Glasgow spinout enters oncology collaboration with Congenica
Gabriel Precision Oncology Limited (known as Gabriel) - a University of Glasgow spinout company - announces an important oncology collaboration with Congenica. Congenica is a digital health company enabling rapid and accurate analysis of complex genomic data to transform people's lives. Working together, the two teams will develop a new highly automated somatic cancer clinical interpretation software platform, which will support the use of multiple genomic assays in routine clinical practice.

Life Sciences - 02.02.2021
How to blackmail your family
How to blackmail your family
Raising kids can be tough, and sometimes you need all the help you can get. Biologists at the University of Bristol argue that some animals might be able to blackmail reluctant relatives into assisting with the rearing of young.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 02.02.2021
Scientist Mathieu Vinken coordinates prestigious European research into animal-free methods for testing chemical substances
Mathieu Vinken, pharmacist-toxicologist affiliated with the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences of the VUB, will be responsible for the general coordination of the “ONTOX? project for a period of 5 years from 1 May 2021 onwards.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.02.2021

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 02.02.2021
Supercomputer in your bedroom: Researchers unleash potential of desktop PCs to run simulations of mammals' brains
Supercomputer in your bedroom: Researchers unleash potential of desktop PCs to run simulations of mammals’ brains
University of Sussex academics have established a method of turbocharging desktop PCs to give them the same capability as supercomputers worth tens of millions of pounds. Dr James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex's School of Engineering and Informatics used the latest Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) to give a single desktop PC the capacity to simulate brain models of almost unlimited size.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 02.02.2021
Nozari Receives Early Career Award
The American Psychological Association (APA) has awarded Nazbanou (Bonnie) Nozari an award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions to Psychology, in the area of human cognition and learning.

Life Sciences - Campus - 02.02.2021
Caltech Dedicates a Neuroscience Research Hub
Neuroscience has a new home. On Friday, January 29, Caltech hosted a virtual dedication for The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building (CNRB), the newest addition to campus.

Life Sciences - Campus - 01.02.2021
Dean Tracy Johnson seeks to diversify the pipeline of future scientists and doctors
When Tracy Johnson was an undergraduate working in a lab at UC San Diego, she found herself suddenly jolted.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.02.2021
A key regulator for humoral immunity and B lymphoma
A key regulator for humoral immunity and B lymphoma
The generation of antibodies in B-cells takes place in a dynamic structure that forms during infections, the germinal center (GC).

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.01.2021
Analysis: why foods grown in warm climates could be doing the most damage to wildlife
Food produced in tropical and Mediterranean regions comes at a higher cost to biodiversity than that grown elsewhere, say Dr Tim Newbold, Adrienne Etard, Gonzalo Albaladejo Robles and Jessica J Williams (all UCL Biosciences).

Health - Life Sciences - 26.01.2021
A Universal Port for the Brain
Researchers lead multi-institution team unlocking the mysteries of brain health Maysam Chamanzar of Carnegie Mellon University and Azadeh Yazdan of the University of Washington have received a Nation

Life Sciences - Physics - 26.01.2021

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 25.01.2021

Life Sciences - 24.01.2021

Life Sciences - Event - 21.01.2021
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