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Life Sciences - Health - 14.03.2011

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.03.2011

Life Sciences - Health - 11.03.2011
Get your head around the brain at University showcase
With Alzheimer's and stroke high on the list of national health concerns, the University of Birmingham is launching a major public showcase of its cutting-edge research to help people understand how

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.03.2011

Health - Life Sciences - 10.03.2011

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2011
UC San Diego Opens New Down Syndrome Center
By Scott LaFee Doctors and scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine will soon open one of the first programs in the United States to combine academic research with the treatment of adults with Down syndrome.

Law - Life Sciences - 09.03.2011

Life Sciences - Health - 09.03.2011
Missing DNA makes us human
University Park, Pa. Chimpanzees and humans are minimally different genetically, but the small differences are what make us human, according to a team of researchers who identified segments of non-coding DNA missing in humans that exist in chimpanzees and other animals.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2011
Curbing cholesterol could combat infections
Lowering cholesterol could help the body's immune system fight viral infections, researchers have found. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have shown a direct link between the workings of the immune system and cholesterol levels. What we have discovered is that a key immune hormone stimulated upon infection can lower cholesterol levels and thereby deprive viral infections of the sustenance they need to grow.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2011
Goodnow to head major research program
Goodnow to head major research program
Professor Christopher Goodnow of The John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU is to lead a new five-year project worth more than $15 million looking at inflammatory and immunodeficiency diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2011
Local politicians to visit Nottingham-based children’s brain tumour centre of excellence
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2011 March Local politicians to visit Nottingham-based children's brain tumour centre of excellence PA 77/11 Politicians from the East Midlands are to hea

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 08.03.2011
Applying Ecology to Economics
Applying Ecology to Economics
— Coral Gables — Experts are using knowledge gathered in fields as diverse as ecology and epidemiology to help understand the increasingly complex networks of the financial systems of the world.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 08.03.2011
Fluorescent tail tags TB
Fluorescent tail tags TB
Science Pete Wilton | 08 Mar 11 A new way of detecting TB inside cells has been developed by scientists from Oxford University and NIH in the US. Methods for diagnosing TB haven't changed much in a century, still relying on the staining of tissue sections and chest X-rays. In a recent issue of Nature Chemical Biology Ben Davis, from Oxford University's Department of Chemistry, and colleagues describe a new method which can, for the first time, detect TB inside cells using a small molecule.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 08.03.2011
Science in the Park to reveal the wonders of the world around us
Science in the Park to reveal the wonders of the world around us
PA 74/11 Do you have what it takes to help deliver a lamb? Have you got the guts to get up close and personal with a giant millipede or tarantula? Or maybe you've always wondered how nature produces

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2011

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2011
UC San Diego Health Sciences Receives Gift for Translational Research Building
$10 million from San Diego residents Steve and Lisa Altman will support the Clinical and Translational Research Institute March 03, 2011 By Debra Kain UC San Diego Health Sciences today announced tha

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2011
Roundworm could provide new treatment for sepsis
Roundworm could provide new treatment for sepsis
Liverpool, UK - 7 March 2011: Research by the University of Liverpool has found that systemic inflammation caused by sepsis can be suppressed by a protein which occurs naturally in a type of roundworm.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 05.03.2011
Obesity theories from thrifty to drifty: why some people are lean and others fat
Obesity theories from thrifty to drifty: why some people are lean and others fat
With an abundance of food available, it's not surprising that people are getting fatter. But why do some people remain lean? A Cambridge University scientist suggests that the reason is rooted deep in our DNA.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.03.2011
Vital funding for children's brain tumour research
Vital funding for children’s brain tumour research
PA 72/11 New research into drugs which could prevent the return of persistent brain tumours in children has won vital funding from two major brain tumour charities.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.03.2011
World leading Alzheimer's disease researcher wins NHMRC Australia Fellowship
One of six Australia Fellowships recognising research excellence of global significance has been awarded to Professor Ashley Bush from the University of Melbourne and the Mental Health Research Institute.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.03.2011
Tobacco smoking impacts teens’ brains, UCLA study shows
Tobacco smoking is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S., with more than 400,000 deaths each year attributable to smoking or its consequences. And yet teens still smoke. Indeed, smoking usually begins in the teen years, and approximately 80 percent of adult smokers became hooked by the time they were 18.

Life Sciences - Art and Design - 02.03.2011
MIT FAST Thinking on March 5
What would happen if you crossed music and neurobiology? If you could listen in on how the brain hears music? If you removed the borders between art and science so that the interaction changed both f

Life Sciences - Physics - 02.03.2011
Combined molecular study techniques reveal more about DNZ proteins
Combined molecular study techniques reveal more about DNZ proteins
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Illinois researchers have combined two molecular imaging technologies to create an instrument with incredible sensitivity that provides new, detailed insight into dynamic molecular processes. Physics professors Taekjip Ha and Yann Chemla and combined their expertise in single-molecule biophysics - fluorescence microscopy and optical traps, respectively - to study binding and unbinding of individual DNA segments to a larger strand.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.03.2011
New TB treatment study
New TB treatment study
A team of researchers, led by Professor Juraj Ivanyi at King's, have identified potential new means to treat tuberculosis (TB). They have developed a monoclonal antibody which was found to offer protection against tuberculosis infection in experimental models when combined with interferon, a modulator of the immune system.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.03.2011
UCL voted best place for postdocs to work
UCL has been voted the best place for postdoctoral researchers to work for the second consecutive year in an international survey run by The Scientist magazine.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.02.2011
New artery imaging technique
New artery imaging technique
A team of scientists and clinicians across King's Health Partners together with Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.02.2011
Silk moth’s antenna inspires new nanotech tool with applications in Alzheimer’s research
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—By mimicking the structure of the silk moth's antenna, University of Michigan researchers led the development of a better nanopore—a tiny tunnel-shaped tool that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Alzheimer's.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.02.2011

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.02.2011
Tree geneticist receives $3.7 million grant for hardwoods research
Tree geneticist receives $3.7 million grant for hardwoods research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A plant geneticist in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop genomics resources to address forest-health issues affecting hardwood trees.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.02.2011
Brewery waste is scientific fodder for producing liquid biofuels
Brewery waste is scientific fodder for producing liquid biofuels
Anyone cracking open a cold beer is probably not considering the wastewater left over after the beer was brewed. But for Cornell researchers, that vinegary effluent is a scientific playground for devising ways to transform wastewater into biofuels. Employing powerful genome sequencing tools, Cornell scientists led by Largus T. Angenent, associate professor of biological and environmental engineering, have gained new insight into how efficiently the microbes in large bioreactors produce methane from brewery waste.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 24.02.2011
Collisions of protein machines cause DNA replication derailment
Collisions of protein machines cause DNA replication derailment
PA 60/11 Scientists at The University of Nottingham have published results that will forever change the way researchers view the interplay between gene expression, DNA replication and the prevention of DNA damage. DNA damage, if not kept in check, can lead to many problems including cancers. Experts funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Wellcome Trust have shown that the process of replication is even riskier than originally thought.

Life Sciences - 24.02.2011

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.02.2011
Seven Young Faculty Members Receive $50,000 Sloan Research Fellowships
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded research fellowships to seven young faculty members at the University of California, San Diego, the largest group from a single institution to be recognized this year.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.02.2011
Research Sheds Light on Cellular Basis of Depression
By Debra Kain Recent studies suggest that neurons in a particular area of the brain called the lateral habenula (LHb) are activated in models of depression. These neurons are activated by stimuli linked to disappointment or anticipation of a negative outcome, and they modulate dopamine-rich regions of the brain that control reward-seeking behavior and play a part in depressive disorders.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.02.2011
Producing clean water in an emergency
McGill researchers develop a new and inexpensive way of filtering water using silver nanoparticles Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes often result in the spread of diseases like gastroenteritis, giardiasis and even cholera because of an immediate shortage of clean drinking water. Now, chemistry researchers at McGill University have taken a key step towards making a cheap, portable, paper-based filter coated with silver nanoparticles to be used in these emergency settings.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.02.2011
Embryo's cell stampede
Science | Health Jonathan Wood | 23 Feb 11 As an embryo grows towards its final adult form, the initial fertilised egg cell must divide many times over into cells that will become specialised and form the many different tissues and organs of the body.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.02.2011
Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
— Coral Gables — Exposure to severe trauma is extraordinarily common in the United States and worldwide, and in turn, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is now one of the most common of the major psychiatric disorders. Identifying who is at risk for developing PTSD after a traumatic event, such as rape, combat, or natural disaster, is essential to determining appropriate treatment.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 22.02.2011
'Molecular ballets' and microscopic battle of the sexes boost mating success
’Molecular ballets’ and microscopic battle of the sexes boost mating success
For insects, as for humans, mating can involve complicated interactions between males and females, with each partner engaging in rituals or behaviors that influence the other. Those behaviors often end once the mating is complete. But research by Mariana Wolfner, Cornell professor of molecular biology and genetics, and colleagues shows that male and female insects continue to influence each other on molecular, cellular and physiological levels - even after the partners go their separate ways.

Life Sciences - Physics - 22.02.2011
Six faculty named 2011 Sloan Fellows
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded six Cornell faculty members Sloan Research Fellowhips for 2011.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 22.02.2011
New stretchable solar cells will power artificial electronic 'super skin'
New stretchable solar cells will power artificial electronic ’super skin’
Ultrasensitive electronic skin developed by Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao is getting even better. Now she's demonstrated that it can detect chemicals and biological molecules, in addition to sensing an incredibly light touch.

Life Sciences - Physics - 22.02.2011
Simpler way of making proteins could lead to new nanomedicine agents
Simpler way of making proteins could lead to new nanomedicine agents
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Researchers have developed a simple method of making short protein chains with spiral structures that can also dissolve in water, two desirable traits not often found together.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.02.2011
Protecting the sustainability of UK wheat production
PA57/11 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are to play a key role in a new £7m research programme to help maintain the world's production of wheat - by increasing the diversity of traits available in wheat via a comprehensive pre-breeding programme.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.02.2011
Genomic tools can help develop crops quickly with better yields or extra vitamins
Genomic tools can help develop crops quickly with better yields or extra vitamins
Using powerful genome sequencing tools created for human genetics, researchers can now exploit the genetic diversity of crops to improve productivity, sustainability and nutrition, a Cornell researcher reported Feb.

Life Sciences - 21.02.2011
Genetic tools transform 'black box experimentation' to predictive science for designing better rice
Genetic tools transform ’black box experimentation’ to predictive science for designing better rice
Using the genetic variation found in wild and exotic rice species, researchers are providing breeders with genomics tools and knowledge to develop higher yielding, stress-tolerant varieties, a Cornell researcher reported Feb.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.02.2011
Scientists to sequence DNA of cystic fibrosis superbug
Scientists to sequence DNA of cystic fibrosis superbug
Liverpool, UK - 21 February 2011: Scientists at the University of Liverpool are using the latest DNA sequencing technology to understand the diversity of a bacterium that causes severe lung infection in cystic fibrosis patients. The bacterium, called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is the most common cause of persistent and fatal lung infections in cystic fibrosis patients.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.02.2011

Life Sciences - Health - 18.02.2011
Researchers study how disordered proteins spread from cell to cell, potentially spreading disease
Researchers study how disordered proteins spread from cell to cell, potentially spreading disease
Misfolded proteins can get into cells and form large aggregates by recruiting normal proteins. These aggregates are associated with neurodegenerative diseases. Stanford biology Professor Ron Kopito has found that the protein linked to Huntington's can spread from one cell to another. His research may explain how these diseases spread through our brains, an understanding that might lead to the development of drugs to target the misfolded proteins.

Life Sciences - 18.02.2011
Researchers study how to support the transition to adulthood in Latin America
Researchers study how to support the transition to adulthood in Latin America
Key features of community programs to help marginalized youth and young adults successfully transition to adulthood include mentoring and opportunities for work and leadership roles, according to a Cornell study in Latin America.

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