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Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus may be increasing risk of stroke
Across the world doctors are reporting COVID-19 patients developing dangerous blood clots. Here Professor David Werring and Associate Professor Arvind Chandratheva (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) describe similar findings in those patients who went on to have a stroke.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Why cats have more lives than dogs when it comes to snakebite
Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this phenomenon have been revealed by University of Queensland research. The research team, led by PhD student Christina Zdenek and Associate Professor Bryan Fry , compared the effects of snake venoms on the blood clotting agents in dogs and cats, hoping to help save the lives of our furry friends.

Life Sciences - 18.05.2020
Introducing the Caltech Science Exchange
Caltech has launched a new web resource, the Caltech Science Exchange , dedicated to clear and credible explanations of high-profile science and engineering topics.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Saving livestock by thinking like a predator
Cattle explore a predator-proof enclosure in Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya (Photo by Christine Wilkinson, funded by the National Geographic Society) For predators like wolves, cougars and snow leopards, a cow or sheep out to pasture may make for an easy and tasty meal.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Nine UCL academics elected to Academy Medical Sciences
The fifty newly elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) includes nine academics from UCL, in recognition of the incredible contributions they have made to medical science.

Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Neonatal sepsis: antibiotic resistance causing worldwide spread
Publication by CIRI in the journal Nature microbiology on April 27, 2020. A pathogen belonging to the species Staphylococcus capitis has recently been identified as being responsible for nosocomial diseases in premature babies.

Life Sciences - 12.05.2020
Cuticular reticulation replicates the pattern of epidermal cells in lowermost Cambrian scalidophoran worms
Publication by LGL-TPE in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on May 6, 2020. The cuticle of ecdysozoans (Panarthropoda, Scalidophora, Nematoida) is secreted by underlying epidermal cells and renewed via ecdysis.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2020
New HIV vaccine strategy strengthens, lengthens immunity in primates
Most vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off infections with one arm tied behind its back.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.05.2020
More Selective Elimination of Leukemia Stem Cells and Blood Stem Cells
Hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help patients suffering from acute leukemia. However, the side effects of therapies are often severe. A group of researchers led by the University of Zurich have now shown how human healthy and cancerous hematopoietic stem cells can be more selectively eliminated using immunotherapy instead of chemotherapy in mice.

Life Sciences - Career - 08.05.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2020
Engineering natural selection in microbes has implications for biofuel production, addressing antibiotic resistance
Scientists who study adaptation - or edit the genes of organisms - know the limitations inherent in conventional approaches to mutation that offer little opportunity to target individual genes without altering others as well. "So many other things change around a gene at the same time, you can't focus on how a single gene changes," said Michael Travisano , a professor in the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences ' Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the BioTechnology Institute.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.05.2020
Learning from Tiger King
Love it or hate it, "Tiger King" is a phenomenon that has brought unprecedented attention to the fate of captive tigers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.05.2020
Life Sciences undergraduates track bird song and coral reef diversity from home
Life Sciences undergraduates track bird song and coral reef diversity from home
As part of the College's move to remote learning, 143 first-year students are taking a series of virtual field courses to investigate biodiversity.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2020
To examine how sleep during lockdown affects older people with or without dementia
The questionnaire-led study, called SleepQuest, aims to understand sleep quality, mental health and circadian rhythms in older people. Up to 5,000 participants will be recruited through Join Dementia Research , social media and older people's networks. The researchers believe that the current COVID-19 crisis has led to a large number of people experiencing disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms and that a proportion of these people will go on to develop chronic sleep problems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.05.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.04.2020
Escaping the Fly Room
Escaping the Fly Room
In shaking our society to its core, says Jaboury Ghazoul, Covid-19 shows that we must adopt a far broader perspective to tackle the complex socio-ecological problems humanity faces.

Life Sciences - 30.04.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.04.2020
Six Oxford professors honoured by the Royal Society | University of Oxford
Six Oxford professors honoured by the Royal Society | University of Oxford
Six Oxford University academics have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ian Goodfellow
Ian Goodfellow is no stranger to infectious disease outbreaks. In 2014 he left behind the safety of his Cambridge lab to join a taskforce fighting the hazardous Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
Cutting animal-based foods in US diet by half could prevent 1.6 billion tons of GHG emissions by 2030
Replacing half of all animal-based foods in the U.S. diet with plant-based alternatives could reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions 1.6 billion metric tons by 2030, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Tulane University.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
New antibody test will help state reopen
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have developed a test for antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus-the agent that causes COVID-19-that uses routine laboratory supplies not in high demand. In concert with the U of M's PCR (polymerase chain reaction, a technique to detect specific DNA or RNA sequences) test for the presence of viral material, the new antibody test will allow a person's infection status to be determined with much greater precision, helping equip the state to confidently send people back to work.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 29.04.2020
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020
Nine Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society.  At this time of global crisis, the importance of scientific thinking, and the medicines, technologies and insights it delivers, has never been clearer.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2020
Team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK’s first ’Lighthouse Lab’
An infectious disease expert from the University of Birmingham is playing a significant part in the fight against COVID-19 as one of the leads at the Government's first flagship COVID-19 testing facility in Milton Keynes.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.04.2020
National Academy of Sciences election
National Academy of Sciences election
Nine Stanford faculty are now part of an organization created in 1863 to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.04.2020
Rite of spring: Making way for ducklings at Botany Pond
Botany Pond is a picturesque spot near the heart of the campus, beloved by the University of Chicago community.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.04.2020
Studying the brain and supporting the mind
Studying the brain and supporting the mind
At MIT, senior Tarun Kamath has explored neuroscience and science policy, while helping his peers find ways to reduce stress.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.04.2020
A step toward a more efficient way to make gene therapies to attack cancer, genetic disorders
A UCLA-led research team today reports that it has developed a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells and immune cells safely, rapidly and economically. The method, described in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could give scientists a new tool for manufacturing gene therapies for people with cancer, genetic disorders and blood diseases.

Life Sciences - 24.04.2020

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 23.04.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 23.04.2020
A fast, portable medical lab that could test for COVID-19
A fast, portable medical lab that could test for COVID-19
Stanford engineers are developing a portable field testing device based on microfluidics that health care workers could use to quickly test for active infections of COVID-19 and other diseases. Mechanical engineer Juan Santiago is an expert in microfluidics - compact chemistry labs that are increasingly being used to test various liquids for toxins, pollution, parasites, microbes and more.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.04.2020
Berkeley Lab to Conduct R&D to Improve the Nation’s COVID-19 Testing Capabilities
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is part of a multi-laboratory working group that recently received DOE Office of Science funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to conduct R&D to help improve the nation's COVID-19 testing capabilities.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 21.04.2020

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 21.04.2020
Brain game
Brain game
He can play a computer game using thought alone. Samuel Kunz, who has tetraplegia, is currently training with researchers from Zurich and Singapore for the next Cybathlon.

Life Sciences - 21.04.2020
City Nature Challenge: how to reconnect with nature from home
City Nature Challenge: how to reconnect with nature from home
Organisers are urging people to continue to take part in the City Nature Challenge and find ways to connect with nature from their home.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.04.2020
Deepwater charr, presumed extinct, reappears in Lake Constance
Deepwater charr, presumed extinct, reappears in Lake Constance
The deepwater charr Salvelinus profundus is a small, pale fish endemic to Lake Constance. With its large eyes and overbite, it is well adapted to life in the depths, where it feeds on bottom-dwelling worms and crustaceans. Up until the 1960s, it was a commercial species, but catches subsequently declined with the eutrophication of Lake Constance.

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