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Health - Life Sciences - 27.10.2010
Researchers awarded £1.2 million grant for ‘cell control’ study
27 Oct 2010 Scientists investigating how genes respond to hormonal changes and inflammation have been awarded a Wellcome Trust grant of £1.24 million for a five-year study.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.10.2010
Manchester geneticist leads €5.4m immune disorders research programme
27 Oct 2010 A specialist in genetic medicine at the National Institute for Health Research's Manchester Biomedical Research Centre is leading a multi-national team investigating the genetics of immune system disorders.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.10.2010
Tree cells point towards cancer drug
A popular cancer drug could be produced cheaply and sustainably using stem cells derived from trees, a study suggests.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.10.2010
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.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.10.2010

Life Sciences - 25.10.2010
Profs to study geranium's evolutionary mysteries
October 25, 2010 AUSTIN, Texas — Botany researcher Dr. Robert Jansen and his colleagues have received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the Plant Genome Program of the National Science Foundation to investigate the genomes of the geranium plant and 15 related species.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.10.2010
Scorpion has welcome sting for heart bypass patients
Scorpion has welcome sting for heart bypass patients
The study, published online in Cardiovascular Research, reports that one of the scorpion's toxins, margatoxin, is at least 100 times more potent at preventing neointimal hyperplasia - the most comon cause of bypass graft failure - than any other known compound.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.10.2010
Genetics work could lead to advances in fertility for women
Princeton scientists have identified genes responsible for controlling reproductive life span in worms and found they may control genes regulating similar functions in humans. The work suggests that someday researchers may be able to develop ways to maintain fertility in humans, allowing women who want to delay having children to preserve that capacity and extend their reproduction, and to prevent maternal age-related birth defects.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 22.10.2010
Centre for Developmental Science launches at Oxford
Science 22 Oct 10 A new baby sleep lab enabling research into the impact of napping on infant memory and learning is one of several new facilities opened this week as part of the launch of Oxford's centre for the study of infant and child development.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.10.2010
Energy revolution key to complex life
The evolution of complex life is strictly dependent on mitochondria, the tiny power stations found in all complex cells, according to a new study by Dr Nick Lane, from UCL (University College London), and Dr William Martin, from the University of Dusseldorf. ‘The underlying principles are universal.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.10.2010
Treatment for amyloidosis a step closer
UCL scientists funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) have devised a new approach to treatment of amyloidosis, according to new research .

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 21.10.2010
Mathematical model helps marathoners pace themselves to a strong finish
Mathematical model helps marathoners pace themselves to a strong finish
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Most marathon runners know they need to consume carbohydrates before and during a race, but many don‘t have a good fueling strategy.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.10.2010
Entrepreneur translates research into health solutions
Entrepreneur translates research into health solutions
David Beebe 's quest is innovation, both in the laboratory and the marketplace. “It's so easy in academia to be fascinated by the science, but if you're solving a problem that doesn't actually help anyone, it is much less likely to have an impact on human health,?

Life Sciences - Health - 20.10.2010
Scary chupacabras monster is as much victim as villain
Scientists believe legendary chupacabras monsters are actually coyotes with severe cases of mange, like the animal pictured here.

Life Sciences - 20.10.2010

Life Sciences - Art and Design - 19.10.2010
What is
What is "normal" for humans? Interview questions released
The University of Oxford is today releasing some sample Oxford questions - direct from the tutors who conduct the's - to provoke thought and help explain the reasoning behind even the most strange-sounding questions.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.10.2010
New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife
New sensor derived from frogs may help fight bacteria and save wildlife
Princeton engineers have developed a sensor that may revolutionize how drugs and medical devices are tested for contamination, and in the process also help ensure the survival of two species of threatened animals.

Life Sciences - 19.10.2010
100 million year-old mistake provides snapshot of evolution
100 million year-old mistake provides snapshot of evolution
Studies have traced how a gene mutation over 100 million years ago led flowers to make male and female parts. The findings - published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Online Early Edition - provide a perfect example of how diversity stems from such genetic 'mistakes'.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2010
UC San Diego Researchers Identify Factor Boosting Leukemia’s Aggressiveness
October 22, 2010 By Scott LaFee Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells survive and thrive not just by their own innate wiles, but by also acquiring aid and support from host cells in their surrounding environment.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.10.2010
Plant family tree may help identify species vulnerable to invaders, climates change
Change has been the norm for Wisconsin's forests over the last 50 years, and the next 50 are unlikely to pass quietly.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2010
Dizzy heights pose risks for climbers
Climbers scaling Africa's highest peak need to be more aware of the risks associated with high altitude, researchers warn. More than 25,000 climbers attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro each year, which has become an increasingly popular destination. University researchers tested altitude sickness levels among more than 200 climbers making the ascent.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.10.2010
Consortium to design human trials of mosaic HIV vaccine
Consortium to design human trials of mosaic HIV vaccine
The vaccine represents a novel strategy for fighting the virus that causes AIDS by attempting to address one of the most daunting challenges in HIV vaccine design. ...mosaic vaccines are composed of many sets of synthetic, computer-generated sequences of proteins that can prompt the immune system to respond to a wide variety of circulating HIV strains.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 15.10.2010
Music in mind: science and art explore the conscious brain
Music in mind: science and art explore the conscious brain
What are the physical processes in the brain that create conscious thought and memory? How do billions of neurons inside our heads generate the experience of a melody? To illuminate these complex ques

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 15.10.2010

Health - Life Sciences - 15.10.2010
Oxidative Stress Bioanalytical Facility opens at University of Sydney
Oxidative Stress Bioanalytical Facility opens at University of Sydney
The University of Sydney's Bosch Institute formally opened its Oxidative Stress Bioanalytical Facility (OSBF) this week, located in the Medical Foundation Building.

Life Sciences - Economics / Business - 15.10.2010
Dr Jenny Rohn on why science is vital
UCL biologist Dr Jenny Rohn explains the motivation for her call to arms to protect science research funding that has seen her at Parliament and Downing Street this week.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2010

Life Sciences - Health - 14.10.2010
Scientists find signals that make cell nucleus blow up like a balloon
Video : Frog puppets explain the research in this piece by Professor Rebecca Heald and post-doc Daniel Levy. BERKELEY — Size matters when it comes to the nucleus of a cell, and now scientists have discovered the signals that control how big the nucleus gets. Nuclear size varies not only among different species, but also in different types of cells in the same species and at different times during development.

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.10.2010
Faculty Q&A: Feniosky Peña-Mora
Q. We've heard you say that “engineering is the liberal arts of the 21st century.? What do you mean by that? Actually, that's a saying I borrowed from Mort Friedman , [senior vice dean of engineering], who's been saying it for several years.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 13.10.2010
Need a study break to refresh Maybe not, say Stanford researchers
Need a study break to refresh Maybe not, say Stanford researchers
The researchers' findings challenge the long-held theory that willpower is a limited resource that needs to be replenished. BY ADAM GORLICK It could happen to students cramming for exams, people working long hours or just about anyone burning the candle at both ends: Something tells you to take a break.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2010
Scientists secure £244k boost for dementia research
Scientists secure £244k boost for dementia research
The research has been made possible thanks to a grant from the Alzheimer's Research Trust, the UK's leading dementia research charity.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.10.2010
Researchers, the Dalai Lama and the neuroscience of altruism
Researchers, the Dalai Lama and the neuroscience of altruism
Stanford researchers and the Dalai Lama focus on the neuroscience of compassion – an effort that finds a natural ally in Tibetan Buddhism. But Stanford's ties with Tibet go deeper than that. While CCARE's interests may sound technical and complicated, the problems they hope to solve are not: How can we prevent caregiver burnout? Why do some kids become bullies? Can we teach people to be more compassionate? For Doty, the mission is an urgent one: "No longer do I believe compassion and love are luxuries.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2010
Engineer Designs Handheld Device Used to Diagnose Illness
It used to be that villagers in the developing world had to go to a lab to find out if they were positive for HIV and other diseases. Bioengineer Samuel Sia has figured out a way to take the lab to the village. Bioengineer Samuel Sia has designed a handheld device used to collect and analyze blood tests at a patient's bedside to diagnose infectious and other diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2010
Professor Uses Ultrasound to Treat Alzheimer s
Ultrasound, a reverberating pitch too high for the human ear to recognize, has many applications. It can relax the muscles of aching athletes, melt the fat of liposuction patients and remove grime from kitchen utensils.

Life Sciences - 12.10.2010

Physics - Life Sciences - 12.10.2010
A new Concept in Microscopy:
Self-reconstructing Laser Beams - published in ‘Nature Photonics' Researchers at the University of Freiburg are developing a microscope with illuminating beams that actively refocus in a light-scattering medium. Freiburg, 12.10.2010 It's a familiar situation for all car drivers. In the autumn, when the roads are foggy, visibility drops below 50 metres.

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.10.2010
International crop science experts join University of Nottingham
International crop science experts join University of Nottingham
PA 275/10 The University of Nottingham has announced the arrival of two of the world's leading experts in crop cytogenetics, further strengthening the University's research priority group for global food security.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2010
Medical Center Professor Discovers Genetic Basis for Hair Loss
“Physician, heal thyself.? That oft-quoted proverb describes the ground-breaking effort by Columbia professor Angela Christiano to discover the cause of the second most common form of hair loss after male-pattern baldness. In 1996, Christiano's hair suddenly began falling out, leaving her scalp riddled with bald patches.

Psychology - Life Sciences - 12.10.2010
Vivian Zayas: 'Attached' to attachment psychology and Ultimate competitions
Vivian Zayas: ’Attached’ to attachment psychology and Ultimate competitions
Vivan Zayas has been playing Ultimate since her sophomore year at Cornell. Now an assistant professor, she travels each weekend to compete with the elite women's team, the Boston Brutes.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.10.2010
Malaria gene linked to drug resistance
Scientists have shed light on how malaria is able to resist treatment with a leading drug. Researchers have identified a gene that enables the parasite that causes the infection to resist treatment with the plant-based remedy artemisinin. In many countries where the parasite has developed resistance to previously effective common treatments such as chloroquine, artemisinin remains the only effective treatment against the infection.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.10.2010
Incest and folk-dancing: why sex survives
Incest and folk-dancing: why sex survives
To launch the 2010/11 season of UCL's Lunch Hour Lectures, Professor of genetics Steve Jones will unravel the taboo subject of incest, arguing that it is much more common than most people think.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2010
New hope for bone cancer treatment
New hope for bone cancer treatment
PA 272/10 Children and young people who are diagnosed with bone cancer could benefit from better treatment in the future thanks to new research at The University of Nottingham.

Life Sciences - 11.10.2010
Study into workplace experiences of people who stutter
Speech pathology researchers from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences are calling for participants for an online study that aims to better understand the experiences of people who stutter and how this impacts on their working life.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.10.2010
Using cancer's weapons against it
Health | Science Ed Sykes | 08 Oct 10 Tumours seem to pacify our immune system by tapping into our bodies' codes, but we may be able to use this trick against them in our bid to hunt them down.

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