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Health - Life Sciences - 01.06.2020
AMD gives supercomputer to Rice for COVID-19 research
AMD gives supercomputer to Rice for COVID-19 research
CTBP, others will benefit from petaflop system due online in fall AMD is donating a petaflop-scale supercomputer to Rice University to speed progress on pandemic-related research.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.05.2020

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 28.05.2020
Material and genetic resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant
Material and genetic resemblance in the Bronze Age Southern Levant
Different "Canaanite" people from the Bronze Age Southern Levant not only culturally, but also genetically resemble each other more than other populations.

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.05.2020
New degree programs at TUM
New degree programs at TUM
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is launching two new bachelor's and five new master's programs in the 2020/21 winter semester.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.05.2020
Lab-free COVID-19 test trialled in London hospitals
Lab-free COVID-19 test trialled in London hospitals
DnaNudge's MHRA-approved rapid COVID-19 test is now rolling out in urgent patient care across London hospitals. DnaNudge 's rapid, lab-free COVID-19 test, developed by Imperial College London's Regius Professor of Engineering Chris Toumazou , offers gold-standard accuracy and sample-to-result in around an hour.

Life Sciences - 28.05.2020
Genetics of nuptial coloration facilitates the persistence of co-occurring species
Genetics of nuptial coloration facilitates the persistence of co-occurring species
Around 500 different cichlid species are found in Lake Victoria. According to a study by scientists at Eawag and Bern University, whether closely related species can persist within the same area depends on the effect sizes of individual genes underlying key mate-choice traits. In several eastern African lakes, an immense variety of cichlid species evolved within just a few thousand years.

Life Sciences - Physics - 28.05.2020
Stanford Science Fellows program announces first cohort
Stanford Science Fellows program announces first cohort
The program is a fundamentally new type of postdoctoral training focused on attracting diverse and exceptional scholars from around the world to cultivate new directions in foundational scientific research.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.05.2020
Fighting parasites with poo
Sheep poo could hold the key to developing the next generatation of antiparasitic treatments that could protect Australian livestock and save the industry millions of dollars a year.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2020
Quantum technology offers improved planning for epilepsy surgery
A new project to harness quantum technology to enable better planning for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery has been funded by the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.05.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2020
Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species - according to the latest results of a Franco-American study mainly involv

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 25.05.2020
Researchers elevated to top science fellowship
Researchers elevated to top science fellowship
The Australian Academy of Science has elected Professor Justin Marshall and Professor Alan Rowan as Fellows for their sustained contributions to research and scientific endeavour.

Administration - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Scientists pivot to COVID-19 research, hoping for quick results
Screening scientist Eddie Wehri and CEND executive director Julia Schaletzky in the UC Berkeley Drug Discovery Center, which is helping researchers find potential treatments for COVID-19.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus may be increasing risk of stroke
Across the world doctors are reporting COVID-19 patients developing dangerous blood clots. Here Professor David Werring and Associate Professor Arvind Chandratheva (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) describe similar findings in those patients who went on to have a stroke.

Veterinary - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Why cats have more lives than dogs when it comes to snakebite
Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this phenomenon have been revealed by University of Queensland research. The research team, led by PhD student Christina Zdenek and Associate Professor Bryan Fry , compared the effects of snake venoms on the blood clotting agents in dogs and cats, hoping to help save the lives of our furry friends.

Life Sciences - 18.05.2020
Introducing the Caltech Science Exchange
Caltech has launched a new web resource, the Caltech Science Exchange , dedicated to clear and credible explanations of high-profile science and engineering topics.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Saving livestock by thinking like a predator
Cattle explore a predator-proof enclosure in Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya (Photo by Christine Wilkinson, funded by the National Geographic Society) For predators like wolves, cougars and snow leopards, a cow or sheep out to pasture may make for an easy and tasty meal.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Nine UCL academics elected to Academy Medical Sciences
The fifty newly elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) includes nine academics from UCL, in recognition of the incredible contributions they have made to medical science.

Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Neonatal sepsis: antibiotic resistance causing worldwide spread
Publication by CIRI in the journal Nature microbiology on April 27, 2020. A pathogen belonging to the species Staphylococcus capitis has recently been identified as being responsible for nosocomial diseases in premature babies.

Life Sciences - 12.05.2020
Cuticular reticulation replicates the pattern of epidermal cells in lowermost Cambrian scalidophoran worms
Publication by LGL-TPE in Proceedings of the Royal Society B on May 6, 2020. The cuticle of ecdysozoans (Panarthropoda, Scalidophora, Nematoida) is secreted by underlying epidermal cells and renewed via ecdysis.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.05.2020
New HIV vaccine strategy strengthens, lengthens immunity in primates
Most vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off infections with one arm tied behind its back.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.05.2020
More Selective Elimination of Leukemia Stem Cells and Blood Stem Cells
Hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help patients suffering from acute leukemia. However, the side effects of therapies are often severe. A group of researchers led by the University of Zurich have now shown how human healthy and cancerous hematopoietic stem cells can be more selectively eliminated using immunotherapy instead of chemotherapy in mice.

Life Sciences - Career - 08.05.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2020
Engineering natural selection in microbes has implications for biofuel production, addressing antibiotic resistance
Scientists who study adaptation - or edit the genes of organisms - know the limitations inherent in conventional approaches to mutation that offer little opportunity to target individual genes without altering others as well. "So many other things change around a gene at the same time, you can't focus on how a single gene changes," said Michael Travisano , a professor in the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences ' Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the BioTechnology Institute.

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.05.2020
Learning from Tiger King
Love it or hate it, "Tiger King" is a phenomenon that has brought unprecedented attention to the fate of captive tigers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.05.2020
Life Sciences undergraduates track bird song and coral reef diversity from home
Life Sciences undergraduates track bird song and coral reef diversity from home
As part of the College's move to remote learning, 143 first-year students are taking a series of virtual field courses to investigate biodiversity.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2020
To examine how sleep during lockdown affects older people with or without dementia
The questionnaire-led study, called SleepQuest, aims to understand sleep quality, mental health and circadian rhythms in older people. Up to 5,000 participants will be recruited through Join Dementia Research , social media and older people's networks. The researchers believe that the current COVID-19 crisis has led to a large number of people experiencing disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms and that a proportion of these people will go on to develop chronic sleep problems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.05.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.04.2020
Escaping the Fly Room
Escaping the Fly Room
In shaking our society to its core, says Jaboury Ghazoul, Covid-19 shows that we must adopt a far broader perspective to tackle the complex socio-ecological problems humanity faces.

Life Sciences - 30.04.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.04.2020
Six Oxford professors honoured by the Royal Society | University of Oxford
Six Oxford professors honoured by the Royal Society | University of Oxford
Six Oxford University academics have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ian Goodfellow
Ian Goodfellow is no stranger to infectious disease outbreaks. In 2014 he left behind the safety of his Cambridge lab to join a taskforce fighting the hazardous Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
Cutting animal-based foods in US diet by half could prevent 1.6 billion tons of GHG emissions by 2030
Replacing half of all animal-based foods in the U.S. diet with plant-based alternatives could reduce climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions 1.6 billion metric tons by 2030, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Tulane University.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
New antibody test will help state reopen
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have developed a test for antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus-the agent that causes COVID-19-that uses routine laboratory supplies not in high demand. In concert with the U of M's PCR (polymerase chain reaction, a technique to detect specific DNA or RNA sequences) test for the presence of viral material, the new antibody test will allow a person's infection status to be determined with much greater precision, helping equip the state to confidently send people back to work.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 29.04.2020
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020
Nine Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society.  At this time of global crisis, the importance of scientific thinking, and the medicines, technologies and insights it delivers, has never been clearer.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2020
Team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK’s first ’Lighthouse Lab’
An infectious disease expert from the University of Birmingham is playing a significant part in the fight against COVID-19 as one of the leads at the Government's first flagship COVID-19 testing facility in Milton Keynes.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.04.2020
National Academy of Sciences election
National Academy of Sciences election
Nine Stanford faculty are now part of an organization created in 1863 to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology.

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