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Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 09.06.2009
University sheds light on plant growth
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have uncovered what determines how fast plants grow, and how evolution has adjusted this speed limit over millions of years, as the levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) has changed. Dr Peter Franks and Professor David Beerling from the University´s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, have shed light on why some plants grow much faster than others under the same conditions.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.06.2009
Fast pandemic detection tool ready to fight flu
Fast pandemic detection tool ready to fight flu
Researchers are developing new tools for rapidly characterizing biological pathogens that could give rise to potentially deadly pandemics such as Influenza A (H1N1). Los Alamos and Agilent Technologies develop first high-throughput system to be deployed at UCLA's new Global Bio Lab LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, June 9, 2009—In a joint effort by national laboratory-, universityand private-sector institutions, researchers are developing new tools for rapidly characterizing biological pathogens that could give rise to potentially deadly pandemics such as Influenza A (H1N1).

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.06.2009
Sheffield scientists bring cacti centre stage
Cacti have long been thought to be one of the groups of species that has in recent times suffered most from human activities, including over-harvesting and habitat change.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 04.06.2009
High population density triggers cultural explosions
Increasing population density, rather than boosts in brain-power, appears to have catalysed the emergence of modern human behaviour, according to a new study by UCL scientists published .

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 04.06.2009
High population density triggers cultural explosions
Increasing population density, rather than boosts in brain-power, appears to have catalysed the emergence of modern human behaviour, according to a new study by UCL scientists published .

Linguistics / Literature - Life Sciences - 01.06.2009
Three faculty members elected to American Philosophical Society
BERKELEY — Three University of California, Berkeley, faculty members have been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the nation's oldest learned society comprised of nearly 1,000 eminent scholars from a broad range of disciplines.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.06.2009
Harvard Scientist Says We are What We Eat - and What We Cook
Yes, says Richard Wrangham of Harvard University, who argues in a new book that the invention of cooking - even more than agriculture, the eating of meat, or the advent of tools - is what led to the rise of humanity.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 28.05.2009
Princeton honors exceptional secondary school teachers
Princeton University will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2009 Commencement on Tuesday, June 2.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2009
Beyond cochlear implants: awakening the deafened brain
Beyond cochlear implants: awakening the deafened brain
PA 144/09 Pioneering research, being carried out in Nottingham, into the development of cochlear implants — hearing devices that convert sound into neural signals — and the future of this technology will feature in a special focus on Tuesday 26 May 2009. The focus issue ‘How do we hear?' looks at the neurobiology of hearing and highlights the work of the MRC Institute of Hearing Research (IHR) and the National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing (NBRUH) in partnership with The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

Life Sciences - 26.05.2009
Salmonella and self-sacrifice
26.05.2009 / Bern - SNF Our large intestines are heavily populated by bacteria and as such really do not have space for newcomers.

Life Sciences - Physics - 21.05.2009
Imperial celebrates three new Royal Society Fellows
Imperial celebrates three new Royal Society Fellows
Imperial celebrates three new Royal Society Fellows Professors Buck, Duff and Ainsworth elected to the Royal Society 22 May 2009 A microbiologist, a theoretical physicist and a structures expert from

Life Sciences - 20.05.2009
Research team finds important role for junk DNA
Scientists have called it "junk DNA." They have long been perplexed by these extensive strands of genetic material that dominate the genome but seem to lack specific functions.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2009
World class Imperial researchers elected Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
World class Imperial researchers elected Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences
World class Imperial researchers elected Fellows of Academy of Medical Sciences Academics recognised for their excellence in their field - %0A " Tuesday 19 May 2009 By Naomi Weston Leading medical re

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2009
Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study
Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study
Human nose too cold for bird flu, says new study Research shows virus proteins need warmer temperatures to thrive - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until 20.00

Physics - Life Sciences - 14.05.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2009
John Hardy: most cited researcher on Alzheimer’s disease in UK
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology), recently named as a Fellow of the Royal Society, is the most highly cited author on Alzheimer's disease research in the UK and fifth internationally, according to a recent study.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2009
John Hardy: most cited researcher on Alzheimer’s disease in UK
Professor John Hardy (UCL Institute of Neurology), recently named as a Fellow of the Royal Society, is the most highly cited author on Alzheimer's disease research in the UK and fifth internationally, according to a recent study.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2009
Princeton team's analysis of flu virus could lead to better vaccines
A team of Princeton University scientists may have found a better way to make a vaccine against the flu virus.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.05.2009
New funding for Parkinson’s disease research
Gyorgy Szabadkai (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has been awarded £270,000 from the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) for research into a gene - named PARK7 - which is linked to certain forms of Parkinson's disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.05.2009
New funding for Parkinson’s disease research
Gyorgy Szabadkai (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has been awarded £270,000 from the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) for research into a gene - named PARK7 - which is linked to certain forms of Parkinson's disease.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 28.04.2009
Seven faculty members elected to NAS
BERKELEY — Seven researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are among 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the nation's most prestigious societies of scholars engaged in science and engineering research.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.04.2009
Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
Stem cell focus for IBD wound healing
PA 116/09 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are investigating whether stem cell markers could have a role to play in speeding up wound healing in patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Health - Life Sciences - 26.04.2009
New £99 million facility to find treatments for serious health problems
New £99 million facility to find treatments for serious health problems
New £99 million facility to find treatments for serious health problems New six-storey building will contain over 450 world-class researchers and clinicians from Imperial College London and Imperial

Health - Life Sciences - 23.04.2009
UCL Pfizer to develop pioneering stem cell sight therapies
UCL has entered into a collaboration with the biopharmaceutical group Pfizer, negotiated by UCL Business, to advance development of stem cell-based therapies for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Health - Life Sciences - 23.04.2009
President, Three Faculty Members Named AAAS Fellows
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 President Ronald J. Daniels and three

Health - Life Sciences - 22.04.2009
Lice can be nice to us
Lice can be nice to us
PA 111/09 Parasite infestations might have a good side. Wild mice from a Nottinghamshire forest have given experts at The University of Nottingham clues as to the importance of some parasites, such as lice, for the conditioning of a “natural” immune system.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.04.2009

Life Sciences - 16.04.2009
The story of X - evolution of a sex chromosome
The story of X - evolution of a sex chromosome
In the first evolutionary study of the chromosome associated with being female, University of California, Berkeley, biologist Doris Bachtrog and her colleagues show that the history of the X chromoso

Life Sciences - Health - 06.04.2009
Young adults at future risk of Alzheimer’s have different brain activity, says study
Young adults at future risk of Alzheimer's have different brain activity, says study Results may support the idea that memory function could gradually wear itself out in those who go on to develop Al

Life Sciences - Health - 05.04.2009
Schizophrenia patients see through illusions: watch now
Patients with schizophrenia are able to see correctly through the ‘hollow mask? illusion, probably because their brain disconnects 'what the eyes see? from what 'the brain thinks it is seeing',

Health - Life Sciences - 01.04.2009
Pioneering research brings cure for hearing loss one step closer
Research funded by RNID and Deafness Research UK has made a major breakthrough towards using stem cells as a treatment for hearing loss in the future.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.03.2009
Study suggests new approach may be needed for treating infectious blindness
Study suggests new approach may be needed for treating infectious blindness Programmes may need to treat everyone who is living with someone infected with trachoma, say researchers %0A " By Laura Gal

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 30.03.2009
Humanoid robot helps scientists to understand intelligence
Humanoid robot helps scientists to understand intelligence Imperial gets iCub robot to further research into Artificial Intelligence %0A " Tuesday 31 March 2009 By Colin Smith A humanoid robot newly

Health - Life Sciences - 26.03.2009
Listen now: Stem cell research the science, the methods and the applications
Links: UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Steering Committee The London Project to Cure Blindness UCL on iTunes U Four UCL professors discuss the science and debates surrounding stem cell research, reflect on their own work and consider the implications of President Obama's reversal of the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 26.03.2009
Untangling the genetic web?
Untangling the genetic web?
PA 87/09 They are large, hairy and some are big enough to devour lizards, mice and birds.

Art and Design - Life Sciences - 23.03.2009
Listening to pleasant music could help restore vision in stroke patients, suggests study
Listening to pleasant music could help restore vision in stroke patients, suggests study Stroke patients had improved visual awareness when they listened to their favourite music - %0A " Imperial Col

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2009
UCL and Glaxo to develop drug antibody treatment for rare disease
Pentraxin Therapeutics Ltd, a UCL spin-off company, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are collaborating to develop the world's first dual drug?antibody treatment for the rare and often fatal condition amyloidosis.

Life Sciences - 20.03.2009
Questions from the Biology Big Quiz
Test your biology knowledge with some of the questions from today's Biology Big Quiz for local Year 10 students.

Life Sciences - 19.03.2009
Seeing the brain in action
Seeing the brain in action
PA 75/09 Mind games are the activities of choice at the Brain & Body Centre this week as experts and secondary school pupils celebrate international Brain Awareness Week (16-22 March 2009).

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2009
UV light cuts spread of TB
UV light cuts spread of TB New study suggests ultraviolet lights could reduce the spread of tuberculosis in hospitals - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo for 01.0

Health - Life Sciences - 16.03.2009
Key resource will help address complications in pregnancy
A new resource at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) will help doctors and scientists address the four key complications in pregnancy. Jointly led by Professor Gudrun Moore (UCL ICH) and Professor Lesley Regan (St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London), the resource ‘ known as the Baby Bio Bank ' will be the first study of its kind and the most extensive, as it will analyse maternal and paternal inheritance patterns.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.03.2009
Brain awareness week: the impact of UCL research
‘Neuroscience is one of the key disciplines of our time, and UCL is today the strongest neuroscience university in Europe ': Professor Malcolm Grant, UCL President and Provost.

Life Sciences - Administration - 11.03.2009
Long, sexy tails not a drag on male hummingbirds
Long, sexy tails not a drag on male hummingbirds
An Anna's hummingbird outfitted with two long feathers from the Jamaican red-billed streamertail, a hummingbird that naturally sports two 19-cm long tail feathers. (Christopher Clark/UC Berkeley) BERKELEY — The long tails sported by many male birds in the tropics look like they're a drag to carry around and a distinct disadvantage when fleeing predators, but experiments by University of California, Berkeley, biologists shows that they exact only a minimal cost in speed or energy – at least in hummingbirds.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2009
US stem cell funding ban lift: the implications
Barack Obama yesterday overturned the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2009
US stem cell funding ban lift: the implications
Barack Obama yesterday overturned the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.03.2009
How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria
How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria Researchers uncover new insights into how mosquitoes' immune systems fight off deadly parasites Imperial College London news release

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 04.03.2009
Assembling cells into artificial 3-D tissues, like tiny glands
Assembling cells into artificial 3-D tissues, like tiny glands
BERKELEY — As synthetic biologists cram more and more genes into microbes to make genetically engineered organisms produce ever more complex drugs and chemicals, two University of California chemists have gone a step further.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.03.2009
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study Researchers identify 49 genes that work differently in schizophrenia patients - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict

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