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Health - Life Sciences - 05.12.2010
Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect
Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect
A gene that can cause congenital heart defects has been identified by a team of scientists, including a group from Princeton University.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 03.12.2010
'Gatekeepers' open bugs to attack
'Gatekeepers' open bugs to attack
Science Cath Harris | 03 Dec 10 Bacteria have a canny way of protecting themselves from attack by toxic chemicals, aiding their survival and development.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2010
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility opens on UW-Madison campus
Twin research institutes and a space designed for all to engage in science opened Thursday (Dec. 2) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.12.2010
Trigger that prepares animals for the season…whatever the weather
Trigger that prepares animals for the season…whatever the weather
University of Manchester scientists have helped identify the key trigger mechanism in the 'internal clocks' of animals which means they are prepared for the season whether snow comes in November or the sun shines in March. The research team, led by Dr Hugues Dardente and Professor David Hazlerigg at the University of Aberdeen and including Professor Andrew Loudon at Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences, has pinpointed the 'switch' controlling seasonal hormone production, based on the changing daily cycle of light and darkness.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2010
Soya beans could hold clue to treating fatal childhood disease
Soya beans could hold clue to treating fatal childhood disease
Scientists from The University of Manchester say a naturally occurring chemical found in soy could prove to be an effective new treatment for a fatal genetic disease that affects children. Dr Brian Bigger, from the University's MPS Stem Cell Research Laboratory, found that genistein – derived from soya beans and licensed in the US as an osteoporosis drug – had a dramatic effect on mice suffering from the human childhood disease Sanfilippo.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2010
Frank Fenner
Frank Fenner
FRANK FENNER 21 December 1914 - 22 November 2010 By Peter McCullagh Frank Fenner was a member of The Australian National University over six decades.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2010
Biologist illuminates unique world of cave creatures
Biologist illuminates unique world of cave creatures
CHAMPAIGN, lll. They are dark, sometimes forbidding landscapes molded by volcanic eruptions or subterranean streams, but caves are also home to a host of creatures strangely adapted to the underworld.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 01.12.2010

Life Sciences - Health - 30.11.2010
Researcher’s engineered molecule changes itself to detect and attack diseased cells
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Christina Smolke has engineered biological molecules that regulate a cell's behavior by adjusting their own forms and functions in response to the internal conditions of the cell.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.11.2010
Melbourne receives $21m for pioneering stem cell research
The University of Melbourne has been awarded $21 million from the Australian Research Council to establish Stem Cells Australia (SCA), an initiative that will position Australia as a major world player in stem cell research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.11.2010
Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Global warming devastated tropical rainforests, 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst amongst reptiles - and inadvertently paved the way for the rise of dinosaurs, a hundred million years later.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.11.2010
Patients are missing out on specialist care
Study finds patients are missing out on specialist care Less than 10 per cent of the estimated 3,591 adults in the UK with the genetic condition congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) receive specialist endocrine care, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. The study also found that there is no standard treatment for the condition.

Life Sciences - Physics - 26.11.2010
William Astbury commemorated with Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque
William Astbury commemorated with Leeds Civic Trust Blue Plaque
The plaque, which has generously been sponsored by the Thackray Museum, will be unveiled today on Astbury's former Headingley home, in the presence of his family and representatives of Leeds Civic Trust, the Thackray Museum and the University of Leeds.

Life Sciences - 24.11.2010
Female fish – and humans – lose interest when their male loses a slugfest, Stanford researchers say
Female fish – and humans – lose interest when their male loses a slugfest, Stanford researchers say
If you see your special someone lose a competition, your subconscious may start whispering, "He's a loser," even as you insist your love is unaffected, according to Stanford researchers studying African cichlid fish. When female cichlids saw a favored suitor lose a fight with another male, the females showed marked changes in relatively primitive parts of their brains.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.11.2010
Biologists find that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 slows spread of advanced tumors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In a new study published in the Nov. 25 issue of Nature , MIT cancer biologists show that restoring the protein p53?s function in mice with lung cancer has no effect early in tumor development, but restoring the function later on could prevent more advanced tumors from spreading throughout the body.

Life Sciences - 24.11.2010
The same face may look male or female depending on where it appears in a person’s field of view
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Neuroscientists at MIT and Harvard have made the surprising discovery that the brain sees some faces as male when they appear in one area of a person's field of view, but female when they appear in a different location.

Life Sciences - Environment - 24.11.2010
When pouched carnivores ruled the animal kingdom
When pouched carnivores ruled the animal kingdom
Marsupial carnivores, including bizarre pouched lions, wolves, and sabretooths, were once as diverse in their appearance as their placental counterparts are today, according to new research. Millions of years ago large marsupial carnivores dominated both Australasia and South America.  Today, the Tasmanian Devil is the largest marsupial carnivore left, and is on the brink of extinction.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 23.11.2010

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.11.2010
Engineers receive U.S. Air Force early career support
Three University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are among 43 researchers to receive prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Research Program funding through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

Life Sciences - 23.11.2010
Study sheds light on daily rhythms
Insight into how biological clocks adjust to less sunlight in the winter could help us understand the impact of jet lag and shift work.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2010
Researcher studies how consuming less calories can lead to longer life
Researcher studies how consuming less calories can lead to longer life
With the holiday season well on its way, research showing reduction of calories may increase life spans is not the most welcome of news. But if you ask Penn State researcher Roger McCarter how to live longer, he'll tell you just that - consume fewer calories. McCarter has shown this in rat and mouse models (a 40 percent reduced-calorie diet leads to a 40 percent longer life), and other researchers have duplicated this in spiders, yeast, worms and humans.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.11.2010
Genes link puberty timing and body fat in women
Researchers at King's College London's Department of Twin Research have discovered, as part of a large international consortium, 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women, publishes today. Many of these genes are also known to act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.11.2010
Connecting with outdoors, nature top motivation for Wisconsin hunters, survey finds
A recent survey conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that the most important motivations for hunters in Wisconsin are spending time outdoors and being close to nature.

Life Sciences - 21.11.2010
Researchers receive $9.4 million from NSF for maize and rice genomics projects
Researchers receive $9.4 million from NSF for maize and rice genomics projects
A team of Cornell researchers will develop a tool to knock out genes in maize and another team will sequence wild rice genes, identify their functions and insert key genes into cultivated lines for breeders, thanks to multimillion-dollar grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Physics - Life Sciences - 18.11.2010
Electrons can’t exceed the speed of light -- thanks to light itself, says biologist
When resolving why electrons can never beat the speed limit set by light, it might be best to forget about time.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.11.2010
Carbon Mitigation Initiative receives $11 million through extended partnership with BP
In a continuing research partnership to identify ways to tackle the world's climate problem, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) has received a commitment of $11 million from BP as part of an extension of their partnership first announced in October 2008.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.11.2010
As arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase
As arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase
CHAMPAIGN, lll. In September, 2007, the Anaktuvuk River Fire burned more than 1,000 square kilometers of tundra on Alaska's North Slope, doubling the area burned in that region since record keeping began in 1950. A new analysis of sediment cores from the burned area revealed that this was the most destructive tundra fire at that site for at least 5,000 years.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.11.2010
Plans to make Oxford a US-style centre for health innovation
Plans to make Oxford a US-style centre for health innovation
Health 16 Nov 10 Plans would join up the University, science parks (like Begbroke Science Park above), and healthcare providers in bringing research advances to market Oxford could become a world cen

Health - Life Sciences - 15.11.2010
University recruits 1000th patient to Parkinson's DNA Bank
University recruits 1000th patient to Parkinson’s DNA Bank
The University of Birmingham has recruited its 1,000th patient to PD GEN, a Parkinson's Disease DNA Bank being created by neurologists at the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Parkinson's affects around 100,000 patients in the United Kingdom and is the most common neurodegenerative condition after Alzheimer's disease.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 15.11.2010
Research study to examine genetics, power and Deafhood
Research study to examine genetics, power and Deafhood
Press release issued 15 November 2010 A new research study will look at Deaf people's concerns about the advances of genetic technology.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.11.2010
Researchers Create Autistic Neuron Model
Using induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Rett syndrome, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created functional neurons that provide the first human cellular model for studying the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and could be used as a tool for drug screening, diagnosis and personalized treatment.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 12.11.2010
Teamwork is in the genes, study suggests
How well a person performs in a coalition is partly hereditary, according to a recent study. Researchers found that how successfully an individual operates in a group is as much down to having the right genetic make-up as it is to having common cultural ties with fellow group members.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.11.2010
Volunteers needed for meningitis study
Volunteers needed for meningitis study A new research study into how meningitis develops in young adults could lead to a new vaccination programme which tackles the bacteria at source.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.11.2010
UKCMRI milestone: agreement signed
UKCMRI milestone: agreement signed
The consortium behind the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation (UKCMRI) has formally agreed to build the new institute at St Pancras and Somers Town in the London Borough of Camden.

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 10.11.2010

Psychology - Life Sciences - 08.11.2010
Caveman behavioural traits might kick in at dinner table before eating
Seeing meat provokes a sense of non-aggression that could be related to primate's family feasting Frank Kachanoff was surprised.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.11.2010

Life Sciences - 03.11.2010
Failing to see the way ahead: Power line peril for South Africa’s birds
Ornithologists from the University of Birmingham have joined forces with researchers from the University of Cape Town to come up with a new way of tackling the problem of birds colliding with power l

Health - Life Sciences - 03.11.2010
MIT chemists engineer plants to produce new drugs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Humans have long taken advantage of the huge variety of medicinal compounds produced by plants.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 02.11.2010
Unearthing African American Roots
Unearthing African American Roots
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Unearthing African American Roots Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses how PBS documentaries unveiled hidden history of American celebrities Ioana Patringenaru | Nov. 1, 2010 Everybody these days asks Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.11.2010
Wildlife's hidden networks
Wildlife's hidden networks
Science | Environment Pete Wilton | 02 Nov 10 What links different pollinating insects in your garden or sea otters and kelp? In a recent paper in Royal Society B Becky Morris of Oxford University's Department of Zoology explored how species interactions create networks in which apparently unconnected organisms can affect one another.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 02.11.2010
Cancer:
Cancer: "Primitive" Gene Discovered
To find the causes for cancer, biochemists and developmental biologists at the University of Innsbruck retraced the function of an important human cancer gene 600 million years back in time. For the first time, they have identified the oncogene myc in a fresh water polyp and they have shown that this oncogene has similar biochemical functions in ancestral metazoan and in humans.

Physics - Life Sciences - 02.11.2010
Mysterious ball lightning: Illusion or reality?
Mysterious ball lightning: Illusion or reality?
Ball lightnings are circular light phenomena occurring during thunderstorms and there are a large class of reports by eyewitnesses having experienced such events. Now physicists at the University of Innsbruck have calculated that the magnetic field of long lightning strokes may produce the image of luminous shapes, also known as phosphenes, in the brain.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.11.2010
New details about elusive protein structures could yield insight into Parkinson’s disease
Proteins perform almost every function our bodies require for life. But, they also can misbehave in myriad ways.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 01.11.2010
Cornell plays key role in developing most detailed map of human DNA variation
Cornell researchers are part of an international collaboration to build the most detailed map of human genetic variation. The map promises to provide a much more comprehensive understanding of the role of inherited DNA variation in human history, evolution and disease and the best methods to use to sequence DNA.

Life Sciences - 01.11.2010
Movie finds our colour centre
Movie finds our colour centre
The colourful Australian film Strictly Ballroom has been used in a breakthrough scientific experiment to locate the colour processing centre in the human brain. The unconventional method helped researchers at The Vision Centre to find regions of the brain that respond particularly strongly to colour.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.10.2010
Researchers use functional MRI to study small-scale strokes
Researchers use functional MRI to study small-scale strokes
Two Cornell researchers - one in Manhattan and the other in Ithaca - aim to develop the first noninvasive functional MRI imaging technique for studying small-scale strokes in mice, which could eventually be used for clinical research in humans.

Life Sciences - 29.10.2010
Neural circuit ensures zebrafish will not bite off more than it can chew
Inhibiting certain brain cells sharpens animal's response to small, quick visual stimuli Whether it is alerting us to danger or allowing us to spot prey, vision helps keep humans and other animals alive.

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 29.10.2010
New Institute to future-proof defence sciences
29 Oct 2010 The University of Melbourne has joined the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to establish a Defence Science Institute (DSI) that will use cross-disciplinary research to solve complex, long-term challenges for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Life Sciences - 28.10.2010
$7.3 million project to reveal genes of oldest flowering plant lineage
$7.3 million project to reveal genes of oldest flowering plant lineage
Unlocking the genetic secrets of Earth's most ancient living lineage of flowering plants - the original source of genes for all economically important flowering crops - is the goal of a new $7&period

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