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Health - Life Sciences - 25.02.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 24.02.2020
J. William Schopf’s quest to fill a black hole of knowledge
Paleobiologist J. William Schopf — in his 52nd year as a UCLA faculty member — has been on a quest.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 23.02.2020
A chemist investigates how proteins assume their shape
A chemist investigates how proteins assume their shape
Matt Shoulders hopes to shed light on diseases linked to flawed protein folding. When proteins are first made in our cells, they often exist as floppy chains until specialized cellular machinery helps them fold into the right shapes. Only after achieving this correct structure can most proteins perform their biological functions.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.02.2020
Boys with inattention-hyperactivity face increased risk for traumatic brain injuries
Channels McGill University News and Events McGill-led research shows that boys exhibiting inattention-hyperactivity at age 10 have a higher risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to reduce these behaviours may decrease the risk for TBIs.

Mathematics - Life Sciences - 19.02.2020
Michael Sipser to step down as School of Science dean
Michael Sipser to step down as School of Science dean
Mathematician to return to the faculty after six years leading MIT's second-largest school.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.02.2020
Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats
Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats
A global team of scientists has developed the first Emergency Recovery Plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world's freshwater species and habitats. The six-point plan is outlined in a scientific paper, published today in BioScience , calling for urgent steps to tackle threats to biodiversity in rivers, lakes and wetlands.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.02.2020
Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species' future
Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future
One of Britain's best-loved mammals is set to receive a boost with the sequencing and release of the first high-quality Eurasian otter genome by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in partnership with the Cardiff University Otter Project. The genome will be published today through Wellcome Open Research , where it will be openly available for use by the research community.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.02.2020
Collaboration Clusters Connect Pittsburgh Neuroscientists
Deepshikha Acharya adjusts the leads on a black EEG cap strapped to the head of a volunteer test subject in a research lab in Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Hall.

Life Sciences - 17.02.2020
CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
Emily Keeble, a recent graduate from the palaeobiology programme at the University, did the work as a summer internship with Professor Mike Benton from Bristol's School of Earth Sciences.

Life Sciences - 17.02.2020
BioScience's Rosa Uribe wins NSF CAREER Award
BioScience’s Rosa Uribe wins NSF CAREER Award
Five-year grant will support study of neural crest cell development Rice University bioscientist Rosa Uribe wants to build better therapies and cures for neurodevelopmental defects and cancer, and a new grant from the National Science Foundation is helping with the next big step.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.02.2020
’80 Prime’ 2020 Call for projects: 3 winning projects
For the second edition, the CNRS call for projects '80 Prime' has once again given special emphasis to interdisciplinarity and risk-taking.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.02.2020
There will be organisms without biological parents
There will be organisms without biological parents
Bioengineers are on the brink of developing artificial organisms that will open up new applications in medicine and industry. Beat Christen discusses their risks and benefits. Every living creature on earth has parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and so on - representing an unbroken line of ancestry all the way back to the very first organisms that lived here billions of years ago.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.02.2020
Analysis: Is love just a fleeting high fuelled by brain chemicals?
Attempts to reduce love down to one simple cause, whether pheromones or fate, are misguided and romantic love is more complex than simple science, explains Professor Parashkev Nachev (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2020
"Bioeconomy has many facets": Science Year 2020
A look inside the newspapers is enough to show us that, from climate change to plastic waste, humanity is confronted with enormous ecological crises which have one thing in common: fossil resources such as oil which, directly or indirectly, are contributing to the catastrophes.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2020
Sussex staff help bring the City Nature Challenge to The Living Coast
The City Nature Challenge is coming to the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere ( The Living Coast ) for the first time, thanks to the efforts of staff at the University of Sussex.

Life Sciences - 13.02.2020
’Romeo seeking Juliet in the animal kingdom’
Wondering how to woo your crush this Valentine's Day? When it comes to love, don't wing it — take a lesson from the birds (and bees) instead.

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.02.2020
Baby Dragons Hatched at Birch Aquarium
For the first time ever, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego has bred and successfully hatched two rare Weedy Seadragons.

Life Sciences - 12.02.2020
Dark Data: Why what you don’t know matters
Emeritus professor David Hand launched his latest book on the universe of information at Imperial College London.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.02.2020
Talking wolves’ diets with U of M
Recently published research from the University of Minnesota reveals new details about wolves' diets, concluding wolves consume large amounts of blueberries in the summer and even provision their pups with blueberries.

Physics - Life Sciences - 12.02.2020
Three McGill researchers among 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows
Channels McGill University News and Events By Amanda Testani Today, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced the selection of 126 extraordinary early career researchers as recipients of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2020
Coronavirus outbreak raises question: Why are bat viruses so deadly?
The Australian black flying fox is a reservoir of Hendra virus, which can be transmitted to horses and sometimes humans. (Photo courtesy of Linfa Wang) It's no coincidence that some of the worst viral disease outbreaks in recent years - SARS, MERS, Ebola, Marburg and likely the newly arrived 2019-nCoV virus - originated in bats.

Life Sciences - Health - 10.02.2020
Major project for Munich neurosciences
Major project for Munich neurosciences
CLINSPECT-M: Clinical mass spectrometry center for molecular brain research In a joint large-scale project, Munich scientists from proteomics, computer science and medicine investigate the causes of d

Event - Life Sciences - 07.02.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 07.02.2020
Virus expert and cancer biologist Harry Rubin dies at 93
Harry Rubin, a leader in the search to understand how viruses cause cancer - research that ultimately led to the discovery of cancer-causing genes called oncogenes - died on Sunday, Feb.

Life Sciences - 06.02.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Gut bacteria help control healthy muscle contraction in the colon
Micro-organisms in the gut support healthy digestion by helping nerve cells within the intestine to regulate the contraction and relaxation of the muscle wall of the colon, according to new research from the Francis Crick Institute and Bern University. The study which is regulated by nerve cells and is needed to push food along, is influenced by the bacteria resident in our gut.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Molecular ’switch’ reverses chronic inflammation and aging
The NLRP3 receptor protein is responsible for detecting potential pathogens in the body and launching an immune response. (Image by MLGProGamer123 via Wikimedia Commons ) Chronic inflammation, which results when old age, stress or environmental toxins keep the body's immune system in overdrive, can contribute to a variety of devastating diseases, from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's to diabetes and cancer.

Life Sciences - 06.02.2020
Melanoma risk in young Australians goes beyond the burn
Australians with melanoma detected before they turn 40 are more likely to have the cancer on non-sun damaged parts of the body compared to people diagnosed when older.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.02.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus is a deadly test we must pass
With the coronavirus being declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) Dr Jennifer Rohn (UCL Medicine) writes for the Guardian on lessons that must be learned from the Sars outbreak in 2003.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.02.2020
Going mobile to stop pathogens
On a hot July day, Peter Larsen, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences , trekked with two researchers from his lab-Kenwyn Shriner, a second-year doctor of veterinary medicine/master of public health student, and Laramie Lindsey, a postdoctoral associate-through the deep woods of Minnesota's Itasca State Park.

Life Sciences - 04.02.2020
Primate venom sheds light on why so many people suffer cat allergies
Primate venom sheds light on why so many people suffer cat allergies
Research into the toxin of the world's only venomous primate, the slow loris, is shedding light on the potential origins of the allergic qualities of cats. An international team, led by University of Queensland's Associate Professor Bryan Fry , has been studying slow lorises at the Cikananga Wildlife Rescue Centre in Indonesia.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.02.2020
Love takes up where pain leaves off, brain study shows
See us on twitter See us on youtube See us on linkedin See us on instagram Courtesy of Sean Mackey and Jarred Younger Love-induced pain relief was associated with the activation of primitive brain structures that control rewarding experiences, such as the nucleus accumbens - shown here in color. Intense, passionate feelings of love can provide amazingly effective pain relief, similar to painkillers or such illicit drugs as cocaine, according to a new Stanford University School of Medicine study.

Life Sciences - 04.02.2020

Life Sciences - Psychology - 31.01.2020
A chat with the expert: Rosalba Morese
Finissage della mostra 'Koen Vanmechelen. The Worth of Life 1982-2019' Academy of Architecture The Overproduction of truth.

Palaeontology - Life Sciences - 31.01.2020
Our image of dinosaurs was shaped by Victorian popularity contests
Our knowledge of dinosaurs has expanded greatly since the public first became aware of their existence, but the history of these animals encompasses more than just the fossils themselves, writes Richard Fallon (UCL Science & Technology Studies).

Life Sciences - Health - 30.01.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 30.01.2020

Life Sciences - 29.01.2020
"Knowing something and teaching it are two very different things"
Bruno Correia, the head of EPFL's Laboratory of Protein Design and Immunoengineering, has been named the best teacher in the life sciences and technology section for 2019 - just four years after giving his first-ever class.
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