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Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 13:31

Life Sciences - 21.01.2019
Octopus's Garden: The Stunning Life of Macroalgae
Octopus’s Garden: The Stunning Life of Macroalgae
The Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich is displaying large-format pictures of macroalgae taken by photographer Josh Westrich, bringing these maritime organisms into the tropical setting of UZH's greenhouses.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.01.2019
With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century
For a study looking at the ability of trees in Yellowstone National Park to recover from fire under climate conditions that are warmer and drier than they have been historically, researcher Winslow Hansen planted tree seeds in soils from areas of the park like this one, which recently burned. Courtesy of Monica Turner Lab The fires in Yellowstone National Park began to burn in June 1988.

Microtechnics - Life Sciences - 16.01.2019
Stanford’s Robot Makers: David Lentink
David Lentink is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford University. His lab is known for its work on aerial vehicles - drones and winged robots - that are inspired by birds, bats and flying insects.

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019

Mechanical Engineering - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019
Unraveling threads of bizarre hagfish’s explosive slime
As long as a free end gets stuck on something, and some force from moving water or struggling fish pulls in the opposite direction, tiny skeins of thread produced by hagfish can unspool fast enough to make an enormous amount of protective slime. Photo courtesy of Jean-Luc Thiffeault Hundreds of meters deep in the dark of the ocean, a shark glides toward what seems like a meal.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019
Physician-scientist navigates own health challenges to reach heights of 25-year career
Eric Sibley was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just as his career in pediatric gastroenterology was taking off.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019
EPFL goes to New Zealand to study melting glaciers
Four EPFL researchers will explore New Zealand's glacier-fed streams for two months, marking the first step in a global journey that will take them across 15 countries by 2021.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2019
Picture this: first exhibition of artists who lack "mind’s eye"
The first ever exhibition of paintings and works of art created by artists who have no “mind's eye” will cast new light on the creative brain when it goes on display from today.

Life Sciences - 09.01.2019
Change of Teeth Causes Yo-Yo Effect in Elephants' Weight
Change of Teeth Causes Yo-Yo Effect in Elephants’ Weight
The weight of elephants living in zoos fluctuates over the course of their adult lives in cycles lasting around a hundred months, researchers at the University of Zurich have found. The fluctuation is linked to the particular pattern of tooth change in elephants, which results in them having more or less chewing surface available.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 09.01.2019

Life Sciences - Health - 08.01.2019

Life Sciences - Physics - 02.01.2019
Pushing the boundaries of the visible
Our cutting-edge technology platforms are key enablers of research at the FMI. One of the biggest of these, with the largest number of users, is the Facility for Advanced Imaging and Microscopy (FAIM). To find out more about the facility, and microscopy in general, we spoke to the joint heads of FAIM - Christel Genoud, who is responsible for Electron Microscopy, and Laurent Gelman, responsible for Light Microscopy.

Life Sciences - Electroengineering - 31.12.2018
Wireless 'pacemaker for the brain' could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders
Wireless ’pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders
A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at UC Berkeley can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson's.

Life Sciences - 21.12.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 20.12.2018
Meet our faculty
Scholarship is at its best when it draws upon a diverse community. When individuals are exposed to novel perspectives from a broader group, their thoughts become more creative, and they generate innovative solutions they might not have otherwise considered.

Life Sciences - 20.12.2018
Expanded Centre for Synthetic Biology launches at Imperial
The Centre brings together researchers using synthetic biology to solve challenges such as in healthcare, biomaterials and sustainable energy.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 19.12.2018
Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots
Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots
Hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes - without an underlying master plan, purely based on local communication and movement. This is what researchers from Barcelona working with the Bristol Robotics Laboratory found when they introduced the biological principles of self-organisation to swarm robotics.

Life Sciences - 19.12.2018
Podcast: Shopping habits, chocolate fountain maths and genomic medicine
In this edition: How we shop now and in the future, the fluid dynamics of chocolate and how sequencing thousands of genomes is improving medicine.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.12.2018
Ers develop a new houseplant that can clean your home's air
Ers develop a new houseplant that can clean your home’s air
We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA air filters to keep offending allergens and dust particles at bay. But some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters. Small molecules like chloroform , which is present in small amounts in chlorinated water, or benzene , which is a component of gasoline, build up in our homes when we shower or boil water, or when we store cars or lawn mowers in attached garages.

Life Sciences - 18.12.2018
Brain nutrition front and center at the Food4BrainHealth international scientific network
Brain nutrition front and center at the Food4BrainHealth international scientific network
After several years of close collaboration between Canadian and French research teams, thirteen institutional partners from Canada and France, including Université Laval and France's National Institu

Health - Life Sciences - 18.12.2018
National funding for large core facilities-- ¤900,000 for innovative light microscope
National funding for large core facilities-- ¤900,000 for innovative light microscope
Researchers at Universität Hamburg have successfully applied for funding in the large core facilities initiative "Neuartige, experimentelle Lichtmikroscope für die Forschung" spearheaded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). This means ¤900,000 for an innovative light microscope. The microscope will help the research team investigate cellular processes, for example, in viral infections.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.12.2018
The most memorable gifts of all
Of anyone on your holiday list, your child is probably the person you most want to make smile. Whether it's a science kit, toy truck, electronic, or book, the presents you pick can show children that you're listening to them and that you care about their interests.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.12.2018
UC San Diego Awarded $2 Million to Advance Algae-based Renewable Polymers
Department of Energy funds 'bio-economy' project for novel manufacturing of algae-based biopolymers A team of University of California San Diego biologists and chemists has been granted $2 million fr

Health - Life Sciences - 14.12.2018
Geffen School of Medicine presents award for excellence in basic science
Geffen School of Medicine presents award for excellence in basic science
Health + Behavior MIT biologist earns 2018 Switzer Prize for his research into influences on cell growth Elaine Schmidt Dr. David Sabatini, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology biologist an

Health - Life Sciences - 14.12.2018
New biomedical research facility secures Victoria’s place as world class research destination
Former Victorian Premier John Brumby has formally opened the new 'Nancy Millis' building, an expansion of the Univeristy of Melbourne  Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology , incorporating CSL's Global Hub for Research and Translational Medicine.

Life Sciences - 13.12.2018
Fiat Vox
Fiat Vox is a podcast that gives you an inside look at why people around the world are talking about UC Berkeley.

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.12.2018
Grant of over £1m awarded to study impact of the loss of darkness on wildlife
A team of researchers at the University of Glasgow have been awarded a grant of over £1m to study the impact of the loss of the night on animals that are subjected to the increased light at night that occurs in urban areas throughout the world.

Life Sciences - 12.12.2018
Amanda Goldstein's fascination with William Blake leads to MLA book award
Amanda Goldstein’s fascination with William Blake leads to MLA book award
Just when William Blake was out of her Amanda Goldstein's life, he came stomping back in a most unexpected way.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.12.2018
University of Bristol recognised in second Life Sciences Sector Deal
Life sciences is a sector that operates at the cutting-edge of technological developments and last week [7 December] the second Life Sciences Sector Deal was announced.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.12.2018
UC San Diego to Partner with New Allen Institute for Immunology
Collaboration will focus on rheumatoid arthritis, looking at how the immune system of people at high risk changes before, during and after disease development The Seattle-based Allen Institute today

Life Sciences - 12.12.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 11.12.2018
Scientists create way to power pacemaker with light
Big Brains Podcast Climate change and the most important number you've never heard of University of Chicago scientists have pioneered a technique that could one day create a pacemaker that operates using tiny pulses of light.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 11.12.2018
Tour WID’s new ’hubs’ designed to spur campus collaborations Dec. 12
This fall, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery is taking steps to leverage its expertise in interdisciplinary research to serve the University of Wisconsin­-Madison campus in innovative ways.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.12.2018
New gene editing tool drives stem cell services and discovery
At just two-and-a-half years old, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Human Stem Cell Gene Editing Service is already contemplating expansion.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.12.2018
Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats
Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats
Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub in partnership with The University of Queensland.

Life Sciences - 10.12.2018
Small but versatile
Small but versatile
Key players in the marine nitrogen cycle can utilize cyanate and urea The ammonia oxidizing archaea, or Thaumarchaeota, are amongst the most abundant marine microorganisms.

Palaeontology - Life Sciences - 10.12.2018
Ancient whale named for UW paleontologist Elizabeth Nesbitt
Ancient whale named for UW paleontologist Elizabeth Nesbitt
A newly discovered species of whale - found preserved in ancient rock on the Oregon coast - has been named for a University of Washington paleontologist.
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