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Health - Life Sciences - 02.08.2011
Improving early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
PA 238/11 Researchers at The University of Nottingham have been awarded 670,000 to develop a new early warning system for Alzheimer's disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.08.2011
Roadblocking cancer: How combo therapies can overcome drug resistance in melanoma
Roadblocking cancer: How combo therapies can overcome drug resistance in melanoma
About 50 to 60 percent of patients with melanoma have a mutation in the BRAF gene that drives the growth of their cancer. In clinical trials, most of these patients have responded remarkably well to two novel agents that inhibit the gene, but unfortunately, the response is almost always limited in duration, as the cancer develops a resistance to the drugs.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.08.2011
Stanford's biology pilot project shows benefits from nontraditional lab class
Stanford’s biology pilot project shows benefits from nontraditional lab class
Researchers find that members of the Bio 44Y pilot lab, featuring student-designed projects at Jasper Ridge, were better equipped for future biological research than students in the standard lab course … just in time for the complete redesign of all core biology lab classes.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2011
New research might help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
New research might help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
The discovery of a mechanism in the brain explains for the first time why people make particularly strong, long-lasting memories of stressful events in their lives and could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2011
New research might help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
New research might help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
The discovery of a mechanism in the brain explains for the first time why people make particularly strong, long-lasting memories of stressful events in their lives and could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2011
Back, neck pain sufferers could find relief with Cornell-developed spinal disc implants
Back, neck pain sufferers could find relief with Cornell-developed spinal disc implants
Every year, millions of people see doctors for lower back and neck pain. Cornell engineers in Ithaca and doctors at Weill Cornell Medical College have created a biologically based spinal implant that could someday mean relief for countless sufferers.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.08.2011
Disease-causing tangle could spawn new materials
Amyloids, associated with Alzheimer's and other diseases, could be inspiration for tough synthetic polymers.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 01.08.2011
Some plants duplicate their DNA to overcome adversity
Some plants duplicate their DNA to overcome adversity
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Whatever does not kill a plant may actually make it stronger. After being partially eaten by grazing animals, for example, some plants grow bigger and faster and reproduce more successfully than they otherwise would.

Life Sciences - Law - 29.07.2011
Suitcase-sized detector can ID anthrax in one hour
Suitcase-sized detector can ID anthrax in one hour
A portable device can detect the presence of the anthrax bacterium in about one hour from a sample containing as few as 40 microscopic spores, report Cornell and University of Albany researchers who invented it.

Life Sciences - Health - 29.07.2011
Researchers Increase the Potency of HIV-Battling Proteins
Researchers Increase the Potency of HIV-Battling Proteins
PASADENA, Calif.—If one is good, two can sometimes be better. Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have certainly found this to be the case when it comes to a small HIV-fighting protein. The protein, called cyanovirin-N (CV-N), is produced by a type of blue-green algae and has gained attention for its ability to ward off several diseases caused by viruses, including HIV and influenza.

Life Sciences - 28.07.2011
Rainforest plant developed sonar dish to attract pollinating bats
Rainforest plant developed sonar dish to attract pollinating bats
How plants sound as well as how they look helps them to attract pollinators, a new study by scientists at the University of Bristol, UK and the Universities of Erlangen and Ulm, Germany has found.

Life Sciences - 28.07.2011
Rainforest plant developed sonar dish to attract pollinating bats
Rainforest plant developed sonar dish to attract pollinating bats
How plants sound as well as how they look helps them to attract pollinators, a new study by scientists at the University of Bristol, UK and the Universities of Erlangen and Ulm, Germany has found.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.07.2011
Biomedical resource site contract awarded to University and partners
Biomedical resource site contract awarded to University and partners
The University of Manchester, in partnership with the British Library and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), has been awarded the contract to ru

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 28.07.2011

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.07.2011
Warming climate could give exotic grasses edge over natives
Warming climate could give exotic grasses edge over natives
California's native grasses, already under pressure from invasive exotic grasses, are likely to be pushed aside even more as the climate warms, according to a new analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 28.07.2011
Saharan dust in alpine lakes
Saharan dust in alpine lakes
Remote lakes are subject to the deposition of atmospheric pollutants, mineral dust, and organic matter. In a recent study published in Nature , an international group of limnologists including Prof. Ruben Sommaruga from the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck have uncovered the effect of dust on the pool of dissolved organic matter of remote alpine lakes.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.07.2011
Protecting primates
Protecting primates
Researchers at the University's Field Centre in Malaysia are working on new conservation initiatives aimed at protecting two endangered primate species, the proboscis monkey and the Bornean slow loris.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.07.2011
Protecting primates
Protecting primates
Researchers at the University's Field Centre in Malaysia are working on new conservation initiatives aimed at protecting two endangered primate species, the proboscis monkey and the Bornean slow loris.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.07.2011
Social networking and crowdsourcing aid swift characterisation of deadly E. coli strain
An international scientific effort, including scientists from the University of Birmingham, facilitated by social networking, has enabled the characterisation of the deadly strain of E. coli f

Life Sciences - Health - 27.07.2011
Social networking and crowdsourcing aid swift characterisation of deadly E. coli strain
An international scientific effort, including scientists from the University of Birmingham, facilitated by social networking, has enabled the characterisation of the deadly strain of E. coli f

Life Sciences - 27.07.2011
How the brain assigns objects to categories
New findings may explain why children with autism tend to fixate on details instead of seeing the big picture. The human brain is adept at recognizing similar items and placing them into categories - for example, dog versus cat, or chair versus table. In a new study, MIT neuroscientists have identified the brain activity that appears to control this skill.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.07.2011
Better monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy could reduce health risks for mother and baby
Better monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy could reduce health risks for mother and baby
Pre-eclampsia, which can lead to stillbirths, premature births, low-birth-weight babies and, in extreme cases, the death of the mother, is generally considered to be a unique condition in pregnancy. According to new research, by defining pre-eclampsia instead as the extreme end of blood pressure (BP) risk in pregnancy, more women who are at risk could be identified.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.07.2011
Better monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy could reduce health risks for mother and baby
Better monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy could reduce health risks for mother and baby
Pre-eclampsia, which can lead to stillbirths, premature births, low-birth-weight babies and, in extreme cases, the death of the mother, is generally considered to be a unique condition in pregnancy. According to new research, by defining pre-eclampsia instead as the extreme end of blood pressure (BP) risk in pregnancy, more women who are at risk could be identified.

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.07.2011
New uses for Space Station
New uses for Space Station
New uses for Space Station For more than a decade, the International Space Station has been a busy orbiting research lab. But it could soon take on a new role as a testbed for ambitious missions deeper into space. Future ventures could include Mars missions, lunar habitats or travelling to an asteroid - all needing new technologies and techniques that could be tested on the Station.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.07.2011
Got flow cytometry All you need is five bucks and a cell phone
Got flow cytometry All you need is five bucks and a cell phone
Flow cytometry, a technique for counting and examining cells, bacteria and other microscopic particles, is used routinely in diagnosing disorders, infections and cancers and evaluating the progression of HIV and AIDS.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.07.2011
Are cancers newly evolved species?
Are cancers newly evolved species?
Cancer patients may view their tumors as parasites taking over their bodies, but this is more than a metaphor for Peter Duesberg, a molecular and cell biology professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.07.2011
Glycans Enter Mainstream of Biomedical Science
UC San Diego leads new national program to further develop the science of glycobiology July 25, 2011 Scott LaFee Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have received

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.07.2011
Novel gene increases yeast’s appetite for plant sugars
For thousands of years, bakers and brewers have relied on yeast to convert sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.07.2011
Computer program could 'revolutionise the world's healthcare'
Computer program could ‘revolutionise the world’s healthcare’
A massive network of computer programs co-created by University of Manchester scientists could revolutionise healthcare around the world, saving countless lives and billions of pounds.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.07.2011
Computer program could 'revolutionise the world's healthcare'
Computer program could ‘revolutionise the world’s healthcare’
A massive network of computer programs co-created by University of Manchester scientists could revolutionise healthcare around the world, saving countless lives and billions of pounds.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.07.2011
First targeted treatment success for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
First targeted treatment success for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
A team led by scientists at UCL, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and AVI BioPharma, have made an important breakthrough in the development of a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Together with the MDEX Consortium, chaired by Professor Francesco Muntoni (UCL Institute for Child Health), the group show in a paper published in The Lancet today that a gene-based drug treatment was effective in restoring the dystrophin protein that is missing in sufferers of DMD, in seven out of 19 trial participants.

Life Sciences - Physics - 25.07.2011
Sharper, Deeper, Faster: Interdisciplinary Team Develops Advanced Live-Imaging Approach
Sharper, Deeper, Faster: Interdisciplinary Team Develops Advanced Live-Imaging Approach
PASADENA, Calif.— For modern biologists, the ability to capture high-quality, three-dimensional (3D) images of living tissues or organisms over time is necessary to answer problems in areas ranging from genomics to neurobiology and developmental biology. The better the image, the more detailed the information that can be drawn from it.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 22.07.2011
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre granted planning permission
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre granted planning permission
Plans to build a new research centre at UCL have been approved by London Borough of Camden, subject to referral to the Mayor.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 22.07.2011
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre granted planning permission
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre granted planning permission
Plans to build a new research centre at UCL have been approved by London Borough of Camden, subject to referral to the Mayor.

Life Sciences - 22.07.2011
BBC science coverage: researcher involved in Imperial analysis shares her thoughts
BBC science coverage: researcher involved in Imperial analysis shares her thoughts
Even the most enthusiastic news junkie might balk at working their way through 9,000 items of BBC news and other factual programming, but that's what a group of alumni from the Science Communication

Life Sciences - 22.07.2011
BBC science coverage: researcher involved in Imperial analysis shares her thoughts
BBC science coverage: researcher involved in Imperial analysis shares her thoughts
Even the most enthusiastic news junkie might balk at working their way through 9,000 items of BBC news and other factual programming, but that's what a group of alumni from the Science Communication

Health - Life Sciences - 22.07.2011
Mapping of 'sixth nucleotide' in embryonic stem cells indicates it may activate genes
Mapping of ’sixth nucleotide’ in embryonic stem cells indicates it may activate genes
Stem cell researchers at UCLA have generated the first genome-wide mapping of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) — a DNA modification sometimes called the "sixth nucleotide" — in human embryonic stem cells and have discovered that the molecule is found predominantly in genes that are turned on, or active.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.07.2011
Report on the use of animals containing human material published
A new report published today by the Academy of Medical Sciences examines the use of animals containing human material (ACHM) in biomedical research and calls for a national expert body to be set up to advise on this complex and sensitive area of research. The report explores in great detail the scientific, social, ethical, safety and regulatory aspects of ACHM research.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.07.2011
Harvard bioengineers identify the cellular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury
Harvard bioengineers identify the cellular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury
You are here: Home - News & Events - Press Releases - Harvard bioengineers identify the cellular mechanisms of traumatic brain injury Findings offer new hope for treatment of TBI in veterans wounded by explosions : Caroline Perry , 617-496-1351 Bioengineers at Harvard have identified, for the very first time, the mechanism for diffuse axonal injury and explained why cerebral vasospasm is more common in blast-induced brain injuries than in brain injuries typically suffered by civilians.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.07.2011

Life Sciences - 21.07.2011
UCLA News|Week: Circadian clocks slow with age
A new study of the brain's master circadian clock — known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus, or SCN — reveals that a key pattern of rhythmic neural activity begins to decline by middle age.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.07.2011
No room for inaccuracy in the developing brain
Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells.

Life Sciences - 20.07.2011
University opens its doors on a day of discovery
University opens its doors on a day of discovery
People in Manchester are being invited to meet creepy crawlies and the scientists who study them this Saturday.

Life Sciences - 20.07.2011
University opens its doors on a day of discovery
University opens its doors on a day of discovery
People in Manchester are being invited to meet creepy crawlies and the scientists who study them this Saturday.

Life Sciences - 20.07.2011
The full moon indicates impending danger from lion attack, a University of Minnesota study shows
The full moon indicates impending danger from lion attack, a University of Minnesota study shows
Media Note: Embargoed until 4 p.m. CT Wednesday, July 20. For a copy of the study, e-mail jfalk [a] umn (p) edu. MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/20/2011) —Be sure to check the sky if you ever set out for a nighttime stroll in southeastern Tanzania. If the moon is full, continue.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.07.2011
Revolutionary biodegradable pellet targets glue ear infection
PA 223/11 A revolutionary biodegradable pellet which slowly releases antibiotics into the middle ear could transform the lives of thousands of children who suffer from glue ear.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.07.2011
Revolutionary biodegradable pellet targets glue ear infection
PA 223/11 A revolutionary biodegradable pellet which slowly releases antibiotics into the middle ear could transform the lives of thousands of children who suffer from glue ear.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.07.2011
From Refugee to Bioengineer
From a refugee camp in Burundi to a neuroscience laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, Espoir Kyubwa, a 24-year-old graduate student at the Jacobs School of Engineering, took a unique path on the road to academic success.