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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', accor

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 - 29.03.2009

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.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 24.03.2009

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 - 23.03.2009
Turning back the clock to save the Bramley Apple
Turning back the clock to save the Bramley Apple
The world's most famous cooking apple celebrates its 200th birthday this year, and the unique flavour of the original Bramley Apple is thriving - thanks to scientists and grounds staff at The University of Nottingham.

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 - 20.03.2009
Get grubby in the name of science
Get grubby in the name of science
Members of the public are being asked to roll up their sleeves and get grubby in the name of crucial environmental research.

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 - 10.03.2009
Professor Linda Partridge: Woman of Outstanding Achievement
Professor Linda Partridge (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) has been named a Woman of Outstanding Achievement 2009 for discovery, innovation and  entrepreneurship by the UK Resource Centre for Women (UKRC) in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 09.03.2009
'Darwin' to lecture on evolution
’Darwin’ to lecture on evolution
PA 62/09 Science buffs are being invited to take a trip back through time to hear the founding father of modern biology Charles Darwin present his theory of evolution as part of an event taking place at The University of Nottingham.

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

Economics / Business - Life Sciences - 04.03.2009
All the fun of the fair
All the fun of the fair
PA 55/09 Scientists from The University of Nottingham will bring the thrill of the fairground ride to a major science event in London.

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.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 03.03.2009
The exciting side of science
The exciting side of science
PA 56/09 Seeing inside the body with MRI scanners, building a genetic code with sweets and beads, creating 'crude oil' slicks with cooking oil and the big bangs and flashes of chemical energy are to help reveal the exciting side of science and engineering at The University of Nottingham.

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

Health - Life Sciences - 26.02.2009
Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile’s protective shell, paving the way for new superbug drugs and vaccines
Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile's protective shell, paving the way for new superbug drugs and vaccines First images of the structure of superbug's protein 'jacket' %0A " Imperial

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2009
£1m for new research at UCL and partner hospital trusts
Teams of health scientists from UCL and three partner hospital trusts across London are joining forces to develop research and groundbreaking treatments for patients with a range of debilitating conditions, drawing on a total of £1 million funding.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2009
£1m for new research at UCL and partner hospital trusts
Teams of health scientists from UCL and three partner hospital trusts across London are joining forces to develop research and groundbreaking treatments for patients with a range of debilitating conditions, drawing on a total of £1 million funding.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.02.2009
Cancer Research UK launches first super cancer centre in Birmingham
Birmingham will today become the first link in a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres to be launched round the country. These cancer centres will draw together world class research and areas of medical expertise to achieve the best possible results for cancer patients nationwide. As the first Cancer Research UK Centre, Birmingham will set the pace for national and international progress for genetics, gene therapy and the link between viruses and some cancers as well as focusing on cancers of the prostate and bladder and leukaemia.

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.02.2009
Shedding light on protein structures
20.02.2009 / Bern - SNF Protein crystallography started 50 years ago with simply structured molecules.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2009
Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade our immune system
Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade our immune system New study could lead to development of new vaccines against meningitis %0A " Imperial College London and University of Oxford ne

Health - Life Sciences - 17.02.2009
"Evolved" virus may improve gene therapy for cystic fibrosis
BERKELEY — Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa have turned a relatively benign virus into a highly infectious form that is ideal as a carrier for gene therapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.02.2009
On-the-spot DNA analysis to test tolerance to prescription drugs gets closer
On-the-spot DNA analysis to test tolerance to prescription drugs gets closer SNP Dr to assess patient DNA to improve drug response %0A " For Immediate Release Monday 16 February 2009 A handheld devic

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 12.02.2009
Village bird study highlights loss of wildlife knowledge from one generation to the next
Village bird study highlights loss of wildlife knowledge from one generation to the next Research shows how 'generational amnesia' is threatening conservation in the UK %0A " Imperial College London

Life Sciences - Health - 11.02.2009
Wild about the evolution of domesticated yeast
Wild about the evolution of domesticated yeast
PA 40/09 It lives all around us and is probably one of the earliest domesticated organisms. Humans have been using it for tens of thousands of years.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2009
Are we as decisive as we think?
The underlying sense of being in control of our own actions is challenged by new research from the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neurosocience, which demonstrates that