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Life Sciences - Health - 14.10.2011
Genetically Influenced Responses to Alcohol Affect Brain Activation
Genetically Influenced Responses to Alcohol Affect Brain Activation October 15, 2011 Debra Kain A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that differences in brain activation in individuals with a low level of response to alcohol may contribute to their inability to recognize modest levels of alcohol intoxication.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 14.10.2011
Farming for the future
‘Back to nature’ could be Leif Bülow’s slogan. He is attempting to create new technology which takes us back to the time when the forests supplied us with natural resources which oil then replaced.

Life Sciences - Event - 14.10.2011
LU researchers write their own cookbook
Green tea ice cream with bilberry sauce! This dessert has a positive effect on brain function and the recipe is exclusive to the Lund University cookbook.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 14.10.2011
Brain art
Brain art
A new exhibition showcasing the University's world-leading brain imaging research will be on display as part of a Cardiff festival.

Life Sciences - Health - 14.10.2011
Study explores whether a bigger brain makes for a smarter child in babies born prematurely
Friday 14 October Adapted from a news release issued by the American Academy of Neurology New research published this week suggests the growth rate of the brain's cerebral cortex in babies born prematurely may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later childhood. The cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain covering the cerebrum, and is responsible for cognitive functions, such as language, memory, attention and thought.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2011
South Asians and Europeans react differently to common drugs
14 October 2011 A University of Sydney PhD student has discovered the different diets and lifestyles of South Asians compared to Europeans could lead to the two groups requiring very different doses of medicines commonly used to treat illnesses such as depression and psychosis. Vidya Perera, a final year PhD student in the Faculty of Pharmacy , has found that people from South Asia could need lower doses of these medicines because they are likely to have lower levels of CYP1A2, an enzyme that metabolises drugs.

Event - Life Sciences - 14.10.2011

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2011
Skin cancer research awarded major European grant
13 Oct 2011 University of Manchester researchers looking into skin cancer have been awarded a prestigious European Research Council grant worth ¤1.5 million.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 13.10.2011

Life Sciences - 13.10.2011
Cichlid male nannies help out, especially if they've been sneaking
Cichlid male nannies help out, especially if they’ve been sneaking
Subordinate male cichlid fish who help with the childcare for the dominant breeding pair are occasionally actually the fathers of some of the offspring they help to rear, according to new research from the University of Bristol published today in PLoS ONE. This sneaky paternity increases the subordinate fish's investment in the offspring in their care.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 12.10.2011
Body talk ... taking the guesswork out of tissue engineering
McGill researcher works on developing effective biodegradable scaffolds for body implants Among the 24 Canada Research Chairs awarded to McGill University that were announced this morning at Concordia University, the work of one particular researcher offers hope for Canada's ageing population.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.10.2011
Oil Exploration Would Endanger the Most Biodiverse Region in the Western Hemisphere, Say Scientists
Oil Exploration Would Endanger the Most Biodiverse Region in the Western Hemisphere, Say Scientists
AUSTIN, Texas — An international team of scientists that includes two University of Texas at Austin researchers has found that Ecuador's Yasuní National Park , which sits on top of massive reserves of oil, is in the single most biodiverse region in the Western Hemisphere.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 12.10.2011
Sydney researcher wins Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
University of Sydney Associate Professor Min Chen has won the Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, part of the prestigious Prime Minister's Prizes for Science , for her contribution to our understanding of chlorophyll - one of the building blocks of life on Earth.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
Stem cell pioneers discuss breakthroughs
World leaders in the field of stem cells have gathered in Cardiff for a conference supported by the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (ECSCRI).

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
Different ages need different risk messages, research finds
Different ages need different risk messages, research finds
From emergency evacuation notices to how many vegetables to eat, people need good information to make good choices. Ineffective risk communication, such as the drug warning inserts in tiny type on paper folded over some 12 times, can cost lives, money and reputations. A chapter on risk communication by Valerie Reyna, professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology and co-director of Cornell's Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, in a new book explains how people of different ages have different needs when it comes to understanding risk messages.

Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
96 percent of vertebrates descended from common ancestor with 'sixth sense'
96 percent of vertebrates descended from common ancestor with ’sixth sense’
Although humans experience the world through five senses, sharks, paddlefishes and certain other aquatic vertebrates have another sense: They can detect weak electrical fields in the water and use this information to detect prey, communicate and orient themselves. Now, a study in the Oct. 11 issue of Nature that caps more than 25 years of work finds that the vast majority of vertebrates - some 30,000 species of land animals (including humans) and a roughly equal number of ray-finned fishes - descended from a common ancestor that had a well-developed electroreceptive system.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
Medical foods for PKU diet enter phase II clinical trials
Mealtimes aren't quite as enjoyable for people with phenylketonuria (PKU) as they are for the rest of us.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 11.10.2011
Algal Biology Program at Los Alamos gets a star
Algal Biology Program at Los Alamos gets a star
Richard Sayre, one of the nation's top specialists in algae and energy-producing plant research, has joined LANL to help boost cutting-edge research.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 10.10.2011
Dancer arrives at Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Dancer arrives at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
In collaboration with the biological preserve, the choreographer plans a set of historical tableaux for this winter.

Life Sciences - 09.10.2011
In bubble-rafting snails, the eggs came first
Oct. 10, 2011 In bubble-rafting snails, the eggs came first ANN ARBOR, Mich.—It's "Waterworld" snail style: Ocean-dwelling snails that spend most of their lives floating upside down, attached to rafts of mucus bubbles. Scientists have known about the snails' peculiar lifestyle since the 1600s, but they've wondered how the rafting habit evolved.

Life Sciences - Physics - 07.10.2011
X-rays help advance the battle against heart disease
X-rays help advance the battle against heart disease
Friday 7 October 2011 Adapted from a press release issued by Diamond Light Source Scientists from Imperial College London and Diamond Light Source have revealed the structure of a cholesterol-lowering-drug target. Published in the journal Nature , this finding could lead to much more effective drugs to tackle high cholesterol levels, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 07.10.2011
Experts explore links between risk-taking, brain mechanisms
Experts explore links between risk-taking, brain mechanisms
Most diseases people die from are those borne of bad choices.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.10.2011
Decade of effort yields diabetes susceptibility gene
Ten years of meticulous mouse breeding, screening and record-keeping have finally paid off for Alan Attie and his lab members. The University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers' efforts, published today (Oct. 6) at in the journal PLoS Genetics , pinpointed a gene that confers diabetes susceptibility in obese mice.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.10.2011
Managing nutrient runoff is key to reducing certain toxic aquatic blooms, researchers say
Managing nutrient runoff is key to reducing certain toxic aquatic blooms, researchers say
Many scientists believe that an unfortunate perfect storm of climate change and nutrient runoff will synergistically increase toxic cyanobacterial blooms globally in coming years. A synthesis article co-authored by a Cornell researcher in the Perspectives section of the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Science argues that local efforts to control such nutrient runoff as phosphorus and nitrogen from farms, lawns and parking lots into streams, lakes and rivers - and ultimately the oceans - could stave off cyanobacterial blooms around the world, despite a warming climate.

Life Sciences - Event - 05.10.2011
Nerve cell scientist's major award
Nerve cell scientist’s major award
Professor Alun Davies, a nerve cell expert at the School of Biosciences, has received his second major honour of the year.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 05.10.2011
Public lecture examines how collective motion in nature inspires robotic design
Public lecture examines how collective motion in nature inspires robotic design
Oct. 11 lecture kicks off University of Minnesota Institute for Mathematics and its Applications lecture series From bird flocks to fish schools, animals move together and respond to their environment in remarkable ways.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.10.2011
Last Universal Common Ancestor had a comlex cellular structure
Last Universal Common Ancestor had a comlex cellular structure
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Scientists call it LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, but they don't know much about this great-grandparent of all living things. Many believe LUCA was little more than a crude assemblage of molecular parts, a chemical soup out of which evolution gradually constructed more complex forms.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2011
Organic medical imaging system to detect disease and track medication
PA 296/11 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are developing microscopic organic medical imaging systems to support a new generation of breakthrough treatments for currently incurable diseases and chronic life-threatening illnesses.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2011
Umeå professor linked to Nobel Prize winning research
Dan Hultmark, Professor at Umeå University's Department of Molecular Biology, is a prominent figure in the research field of innate immunity, which is one of the two areas of immunology recognized in this year's Nobel Prize in Physics or Medicine.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2011
Immune Mechanism Blocks Inflammation Generated by Oxidative Stress
Immune Mechanism Blocks Inflammation Generated by Oxidative Stress Potential therapeutic target for treating disorders like age-related macular degeneration October 5, 2011 Scott LaFee Conditions lik

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2011
Hysterectomy is associated with increased levels of iron in the brain
The human body has a love-hate relationship with iron. Just the right amount is needed for proper cell function, yet too much is associated with brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Life Sciences - 04.10.2011
Ageing: Longevity hits a roadblock.
Ageing: Longevity hits a roadblock.
Increased expression of sirtuin proteins has been shown to enhance lifespan in several organisms.

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2011
Program gives NYC low-income high schoolers a leg up in prepping for college
A solar cell, an artificial ice floe and a battery that harnesses the heat of a laptop were among the original research projects presented by nine College Achievement Through Science Exploration (CAUSE) students Sept.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2011
New Centre to tackle Neural diseases
4 Oct 2011 The Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE) launched today at the University of Melbourne will tackle some of the challenging problems in the neurosciences and will increase our understanding of brain function.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 03.10.2011
Science and humanities wed to explore origins and consequences of domesticated rice
Science and humanities wed to explore origins and consequences of domesticated rice
At Cornell, studying the origins and spread of domesticated rice doesn't just involve plant geneticists; but a new course also includes insights from archaeology, geography, plant genetics, anthropology and linguistics.

Life Sciences - Health - 03.10.2011
Engineers Build Smart Petri Dish
Engineers Build Smart Petri Dish
The cameras in our cell phones have dramatically changed the way we share the special moments in our lives, making photographs instantly available to friends and family.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.10.2011
Prestigious appointment for Nottingham professor
A University of Nottingham academic has been appointed to a prestigious new position on an advisory board for the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Health - Life Sciences - 03.10.2011
Researchers call for more awareness of male breast cancer as cases rise
Awareness of male breast cancer is low and most men do not even know they are at risk despite an increase in cases, reveals new research from the University of Leeds. Breast cancer is very much seen as a female disease with around 48,000 diagnoses in women in the UK each year. However around 340 men, equivalent to 30 football teams will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year and around 70 men will die.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.10.2011
$5.9 Million Grant to UC San Diego for Paradigm-Shifting Diabetes Research
$5.9 Million Grant to UC San Diego for Paradigm-Shifting Diabetes Research October 3, 2011 Debra Kain Kumar Sharma, MD, FAHA, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego S

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 02.10.2011
Car Talk
Calling all gamers: If you like to play first-person racing games, you may be able to help campus researchers better understand typical driving behaviors.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 02.10.2011
Depressed or manic?
02 October 2011 If you put an electrode into the brain of an extremely depressed patient, there is a risk that the procedure could lead to personality changes. On the other hand, the depression itself also causes changes to the sufferer’s personality. How can the risks best be balanced against the possibilities? These are topical issues for doctoral student in ethics Veronica Johansson, who works with LU’s Neuronano Research Centre.

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.09.2011
EPFL appoints new professors
Grégoire Courtine has been appointed as Associate Professor of Life Sciences at the School of Life Sciences (SV) .

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 30.09.2011
Improving photosynthesis to increase food and fuel production
PA 292/11 Producing enough sustainable and affordable food for a growing population and replacing diminishing fossil fuels will be one of the biggest challenges facing the world in the coming decades. Even a small change to the efficiency of photosynthesis could make a significant difference to yields.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.09.2011
Melbourne Doctor Honoured in the US for Fighting Infection
A Melbourne researcher investigating how and why infections such as vancomycin-resistant Enteroccus (VRE) and Golden Staph resist antimicrobials (antibiotics) has been awarded the ICAAC Young Investigator Award at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 29.09.2011
Krakauer chosen to lead Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
David Krakauer may have lofty plans for the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, but he believes that is exactly why he was chosen to be its first director.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 29.09.2011
Nebraska chancellor introduces his university
Nebraska chancellor introduces his university
On the verge of the University of Nebraska's Big Ten debut in the much-publicized game at Camp Randall Stadium, Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman has sent the following message introducing his campu