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Event - Chemistry - 08.05.2019

Environment - Materials Science - 08.05.2019
Nottingham's Pint of Science tickets selling fast
Pint of Science is now a firm fixture in Nottingham's annual events calendar but get your tickets soon because some of this year's ‘Pint of Science Festival' events are already sold out! Academi

Life Sciences - Administration - 08.05.2019
Plant researcher receives 1.5 million euros
Plant researcher receives 1.5 million euros
How does the Venus flytrap count and calculate? This is what the Würzburg plant researcher Rainer Hedrich wants to find out.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.05.2019
UofG aims for the stars at official opening of space research lab
The University of Glasgow's stellar ambitions were given a boost today (Wednesday 8 May) with the opening of the School of Engineering's space research lab.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.05.2019
Enabling consumers to analyze their food's DNA
Enabling consumers to analyze their food's DNA
EPFL's Digital Epidemiology Lab held its first food DNA sequencing workshop last Saturday, in association with SwissDeCode and Hackuarium.

Politics - 08.05.2019

Linguistics / Literature - 08.05.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 08.05.2019
Novartis data at AAN show Mayzent’s positive impact on cognitive processing speed, a core element of cognitive function, in people living with secondary progressive MS
Data from EXPAND - the largest randomized controlled trial in a representative secondary progressive MS (SPMS) population - show Mayzent (siponimod) had a meaningful benefit on cognitive processing speed (CPS) for these patients   Impairment in cognitive function, one of the most disabling aspects of MS, affects 50-70% of patients and is more severe in patients with SPMS   EXPAND findings demonstrate that SPMS patients treated earlier in the cou

Health - Life Sciences - 08.05.2019
Academy of Medical Sciences elects six new Fellows from Imperial College London
Six researchers are among 50 top biomedical and health scientists to be elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Music - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.05.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 08.05.2019
For learning, a chatbot that teaches beats flashcards
For learning, a chatbot that teaches beats flashcards
Stanford researchers have applied chatbot technology to self-paced learning and significantly improved student recall and retention over traditional flashcard-based learning.

Environment - 08.05.2019
To bus or not to bus’ How culture affects public transport use
Stark cultural differences in attitudes to public transport have been revealed by an international study featuring a University of Queensland academic.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 07.05.2019
New AveXis data at AAN showed long-term durability of Zolgensma in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1
Interim long-term follow-up data showed all enrolled Cohort 2 patients maintained motor function and milestones achieved during the Phase 1 START trial   Mean age of follow-up since dosing with Zolge

Chemistry - Event - 07.05.2019

Music - Innovation / Technology - 07.05.2019
How to create a spotlight of sound with LEGO-like bricks
Academics have created devices capable of manipulating sound in the same way as light - creating exciting new opportunities in entertainment and public communication.

Environment - Business / Economics - 07.05.2019
Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated
Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated
With a few changes to its existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that other large campuses, towns and even cities can benefit from, a new study finds.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2019

Environment - 07.05.2019
New paper: State’s cap-and-trade program is falling short of goals
A California program designed to encourage forestland owners to store carbon in forests is falling short of its goals, according to a new paper from a UC Berkeley researcher. (AP Photo by Max Whittaker) California regulators are overestimating the impact the state's cap-and-trade system is having on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new policy brief from a researcher at UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Public Policy, part of the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Innovation / Technology - 07.05.2019
OpenSimon Toolkit To Make Every Classroom a Learning Laboratory
Carnegie Mellon's learning engineering techniques, tools and materials now openly available Carnegie Mellon University has launched OpenSimon - a learning engineering community that will catalyze a revolution in learning and teaching for the world's educational institutions.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 07.05.2019
UCLA named home of DOE-sponsored Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute
UCLA is the new home of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the $140 million national institute leading the transformation of the manufacturing industry for U.S. competitiveness and energy productivity through the power of data.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 07.05.2019
Shinn-Cunningham Earns Silver Medal from Acoustical Society of America
Renowned auditory neuroscientist Barbara Shinn-Cunningham has been named the 2019 recipient of the Helmholtz Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Psychological and Physiological Acoustics and S

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Pharmacology - 07.05.2019
’Adopt-a-hive’ scheme for schools
A leading Wales learning technology company, Aspire 2Be, is teaming up with Cardiff University to encourage school pupils to learn about the importance of bees and beekeeping.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.05.2019
Novartis presents first-of-its-kind algorithm-based tool to help MS patients and physicians evaluate and discuss early signs of progression to secondary progressive MS
Up to 80% of relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) patients transition to secondary progressive MS (SPMS) , a stage of the disease leading to continuous functional decline, which is often undiagnosed or diagnosed only retrospectively   Data presented at AAN show that MSProDiscuss TM , a scientifically-validated digital tool, was able to provide information to support differentiation between RRMS and SPMS with high sensitivity and specificity   These fin

Environment - 07.05.2019
Kakadu needs a new approach to cleaning up an old mine
Kakadu needs a new approach to cleaning up an old mine
A new report has found Australia's largest national park is at long-term risk unless the clean up of the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu is done comprehensively and effectively. Unfinished Business , co-authored by the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) , identifies significant data deficiencies, a lack of clarity around regulatory and governance frameworks and uncertaint

Innovation / Technology - 07.05.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 07.05.2019
Roche presents data from the risdiplam pivotal FIREFISH and SUNFISH studies in spinal muscular atrophy at the 2019 AAN Annual Meeting
In the dose-finding Part 1 of FIREFISH, infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy survive and achieve key milestones beyond those expected in the natural history of the disease New data from the dose-finding Part 1 of SUNFISH reinforce risdiplam as a promising investigational therapy for people with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy No treatment-related safety findings leading to withdrawal seen to date in risdiplam trials Roche today announ

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.05.2019
Recognising sustainable behaviour
Recognising sustainable behaviour
6 May 2019 Solving the growing problem of space debris will require everyone who flies rockets and satellites to adhere to sustainable practices, which doesn't always happen.

Health - 06.05.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 06.05.2019
Comfortably to simulated Mars
Comfortably to simulated Mars
In cooperation with Empa, the Austrian Space Forum (ÖFW) is developing the "Serenity" space suit - a prototype for a Mars suit.

Linguistics / Literature - 06.05.2019