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Life Sciences - Administration - 25.05.2010
Learning Strategies are Associated with Distinct Neural Signatures
Learning Strategies are Associated with Distinct Neural Signatures
PASADENA, Calif.—The process of learning requires the sophisticated ability to constantly update our expectations of future rewards so we may make accurate predictions about those rewards in the face of a changing environment.

Event - Life Sciences - 25.05.2010

Life Sciences - Health - 25.05.2010
Major new study into brain ageing
Major new study into brain ageing
Efforts to understand the effects of ageing on the brain have been given a major boost with the announcement of a new £5M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to Cambridge researchers. The funding has been awarded to a team from public health, clinical neurosciences and psychology at the University of Cambridge and scientists from the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit who aim to understand how brain ageing in healthy people affects abilities like language and memory.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.05.2010
UCL study reveals more about our Achilles heel
UCL study reveals more about our Achilles heel
It's a discovery that seems counter-intuitive but researchers from UCL and Liverpool University have found that tendons in high-stress and strain areas, like the Achilles tendon, actually repair themselves less frequently than low-stress tendons. The study, led by Dr Helen Birch (UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine) and published in this week's Journal of Biological Chemistry sheds some light on the increased susceptibility of certain tendons to injury during ageing.

Physics - Life Sciences - 25.05.2010
Nine undergraduates receive Deans’ Award for Academic Accomplishment
Nine undergraduates recently received the 2010 Deans' Award for Academic Accomplishment , which honors students for exceptional, tangible accomplishments in independent research, national academic co

Environment - Life Sciences - 24.05.2010
The Star of Africa’s Savanna Ecosystems May Be the Lowly Termite
Cambridge, Mass. May 25, 2010 - The majestic animals most closely associated with the African savanna - fierce lions, massive elephants, towering giraffes - may be relatively minor players when it comes to shaping the ecosystem. The real king of the savanna appears to be the termite, say ecologists who've found that these humble creatures contribute mightily to grassland productivity in central Kenya via a network of uniformly distributed colonies.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 24.05.2010
Caltech-Led Team First to Directly Measure Body Temperatures of Extinct Vertebrates
PASADENA, Calif.— Was Tyrannosaurus rex cold-blooded? Did birds regulate their body temperatures before or after they began to grow feathers? Why would evolution favor warm-bloodedness when it has such a high energy cost? Questions like these—about when, why, and how vertebrates stopped relying on external factors to regulate their body temperatures and began heating themselves internally—have long intrigued scientists.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 23.05.2010

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 21.05.2010
New Royal Society Fellows for 2010
New Royal Society Fellows for 2010
Four researchers from the University of Oxford have been elected as new Fellows of the Royal Society. The new Fellows are Professor Philip Candelas, Professor Georg Gottlob, Professor Robert C Griffiths and Professor Ian Hickson. Professor Philip Candelas is Rouse-Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute, and a Fellow of Wadham College.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.05.2010
Developing a better way to detect food allergies
Stanford team wins $200,000 MIT Clean Energy Prize with revolutionary electrode design to improve solar panel performance CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

Life Sciences - Administration - 20.05.2010

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 19.05.2010
Researchers Identify Genes and Brain Centers That Regulate Meal Size in Flies
Researchers Identify Genes and Brain Centers That Regulate Meal Size in Flies
PASADENA, Calif.—Biologists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Yale University have identified two genes, the leucokinin neuropeptide and the leucokinin receptor, that appear to regulate meal sizes and frequency in fruit flies. Both genes have mammalian counterparts that seem to play a similar role in food intake, indicating that the steps that control meal size and meal frequency are not just behaviorally similar but are controlled by the same genes throughout the animal kingdom.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2010
Suppressing Activity of Common Intestinal Bacteria Reduces Tumor Growth
Mouse studies promising to colon cancer patients who currently have surgery as only option May 10, 2010 By Scott LaFee A team of University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers has

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2010
Gammaglobulin Treatment May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease
UC San Diego Health System Seeking Participants for Nationwide Clinical Trial May 10, 2010 By Debra Kain Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Alzheimer‘s program have begun a Phase III clinical trial testing a new approach to slowing down the progression of Alzheimer's disease using Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIg), also known as gammaglobulin.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 17.05.2010
New laser lab launches
New laser lab launches
In video interviews, Imperial scientists explain how the state-of-the-art technology will help their research - News By Lucy Goodchild Tuesday 18 May 2010 A new laser laboratory that will help scientists see how proteins become activated at a molecular level launched at Imperial College London on 29 April 2010.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.05.2010

Physics - Life Sciences - 17.05.2010

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.05.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2010
IYBD at UCL: The treasures of evolution
IYBD at UCL: The treasures of evolution
In this short film, palaeobiologist Dr Anjali Goswami (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment and UCL Earth Sciences) explains what we can learn about biodiversity from the collection housed at UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2010
IYBD at UCL: Protecting the primates of Gashaka
IYBD at UCL: Protecting the primates of Gashaka
In this short film, Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology) discusses his work in West Africa, where he has founded a unique project to protect the area's primates.

Life Sciences - 13.05.2010

Health - Life Sciences - 13.05.2010
Children with epilepsy say their quality of life is better than their parents think
Children with epilepsy often face multiple challenges ? not only seizures but learning, cognitive and school difficulties, side effects from medication, and, not surprisingly, social stigma from their peers. It's no wonder parents say their children with epilepsy have a substantially worse quality of life than their other, healthy children.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.05.2010
Paul Terasaki donates $50 million to UCLA's Life Sciences
Paul Terasaki donates $50 million to UCLA’s Life Sciences
Paul Ichiro Terasaki, who as a teenager and young adult worked as a busboy, gardener and handyman and who spent three years interned with his family in a Japanese American relocation camp during Worl

Event - Life Sciences - 12.05.2010

Health - Life Sciences - 11.05.2010
Research Team Develops Novel Strategy to Destroy Tumors
Research Team Develops Novel Strategy to Destroy Tumors
May 12, 2010 — Miami — Harnessing the immune system is emerging as one of the most promising new ways to fight cancer. Most cancer cells are eliminated by the immune system; however, over a lifetime, a few may escape this immune surveillance and lead to tumors and metastases. Hence a formidable opportunity has been to find ways to make the immune system recognize the tumor as a foreign body and trigger a response.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.05.2010
Swiss scientists sequence fire blight genome
Swiss scientists sequence fire blight genome
Wädenswil, 11.05.2010 - Researchers at Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil ACW have published the first complete genome sequence of the fire blight pathogen, Erwinia amylovora.

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 11.05.2010

Media - Life Sciences - 11.05.2010
After a Painful Loss, Graduate Begins New Career in Journalism
Four years ago, Artis Henderson was an Army wife living with her mother in Florida while waiting for her new husband to complete a tour in Iraq.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.05.2010
Neuroscience symposium unites researchers across UCL
Neuroscience symposium unites researchers across UCL
Where do you go to find a neuroscientist at UCL? The answer might not be as straightforward as you think.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.05.2010
Professor Brian Prichard: Deacon, Mayor and cardiovascular pioneer
His friend and colleague Professor Raymond Macallister (UCL Division of Medicine) pays tribute to his varied and groundbreaking work in the fields of cardiovascular medicine, alcohol studies and his close involvement with the local community.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.05.2010

Life Sciences - 06.05.2010
Red crabs lead the way in endurance running
Red crabs lead the way in endurance running
Not even professional athletes would consider running a marathon without any training, but this is essentially what Christmas Island red crabs do every year, according to new research from the University of Bristol. Native to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, the red land crabs ( Gecarcoidea natalis ) spend the dry season relatively inactive in their rainforest burrows.  When the monsoon comes, they embark on an annual five-kilometre breeding migration to the ocean.  In a test of great endurance, the crabs travel for up to 12 hours over five days before finally reaching their destination.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.05.2010
Four researchers elected to Academy of Medical Sciences
Four researchers elected to Academy of Medical Sciences
Four Oxford University researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The new Fellows are Professor Lars Fugger, Professor Antony Galione, Professor Ian Hickson and Professor Patrik Rorsman.

Life Sciences - 05.05.2010
Statement on planned strike action for 5 May
Statement on planned strike action for 5 May
Following a number of meetings last week, UCL and the UCU (in consultation with UCL's two other campus trade unions) have reviewed progress in achievement of this year's 6% budget improvement.

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 04.05.2010
Biotech incubator opens its doors at UC Berkeley
BERKELEY — The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the University of California, Berkeley, will open a new biotech incubator on Thursday, May 6, hoping to duplicate the success of the "QB3 Garage@UCSF," which has helped birth more than 28 biotech startups since 2006.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.05.2010
New Stanford-led program aims to produce insights into brain injury, recovery
With $14.9 million of federal funding, the four-university research team will seek to develop new technology and lay the basic research foundation for improved therapies for brain trauma.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2010
Mechanism elucidated for a rare disease
Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI, part of the Novartis Research Foundation) have dissected one of the molecular mechanisms underlying Friedreich's ataxia. In doing so, they have shed new light on the pathogenic mechanism of the disease. These findings could lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches for what is, as yet, an incurable condition.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.05.2010
Three UCLA researchers awarded $4 million in grants from state stem cell agency
Three UCLA scientists have been awarded state stem cell grants totaling $3.97 million to fund investigations into the basic mechanisms underlying stem cell biology, cellular differentiation an

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 03.05.2010

Physics - Life Sciences - 03.05.2010
Weird, ultra-small microbes turn up in acidic mine drainage
Weird, ultra-small microbes turn up in acidic mine drainage
Video (11 sec.): Using a cryoelectron microscope, researchers focus at different depths to see how ARMAN and Thermoplasma are connected BERKELEY — In the depths of a former copper mine in Northern California dwell what may be the smallest, most stripped-down forms of life ever discovered. The microbes — members of the domain of one-celled creatures called Archaea — are smaller than other known microorganisms, rivaled in size only by a microbe that can survive solely as a parasite attached to the outside of other cells.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.05.2010
Researchers develop new tool for high throughput DNA damage analysis
Researchers develop new tool for high throughput DNA damage analysis
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? Our DNA is under constant siege from a variety of damaging agents. Damage to DNA and the ability of cells to repair that damage has broad health implications, from aging and heritable diseases to cancer.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.05.2010
Getting to the heart of cardiovascular disease among Latinos in East Los Angeles
The UCLA School of Public Health today announced a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a Center for Population Health and Health Disparities in partnership with the Unive

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