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Health - Chemistry - 26.05.2009
Advancing DNA research safely and securely
Jeremy Garson (UCL Centre for Virology) and Jim Huggett (UCL Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health) have been at the heart of developing a new set of guidelines on the way scientists the world over use qPCR - a technology crucial to forensic analysis and diagnosing diseases. Below Huggett explains how and why they went about it.

Health - Chemistry - 26.05.2009
Advancing DNA research safely and securely
Jeremy Garson (UCL Centre for Virology) and Jim Huggett (UCL Centre for Infectious Diseases and International Health) have been at the heart of developing a new set of guidelines on the way scientists the world over use qPCR - a technology crucial to forensic analysis and diagnosing diseases. Below Huggett explains how and why they went about it.

Environment - Chemistry - 26.05.2009
Sustainability grants to explore burning powdered wood, developing cheaper solar cells and more
Assessing how green energy projects could impact rural communities, developing an efficient and clean method to burn powdered wood and creating low-cost, low-energy solar cells using grasslike silico

Chemistry - Physics - 18.05.2009

Environment - Chemistry - 08.05.2009
Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions
Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions
PA 126/09 The University of Nottingham is to share in 6.9m of research funding to investigate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies which could drastically cut CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel power stations.

Health - Chemistry - 04.05.2009
Unprecedented use of DDT to combat malaria concerns experts
Editors Note: On Wednesday, May 6, two days after this study's release, new efforts were announced to phase out the use of DDT to control malaria by the early 2020s. Read more at the United Nations Environment Programme . BERKELEY — A panel of experts and citizens convened to review recent studies on the link between DDT and human health expressed concern that the current practice of spraying the pesticide indoors to fight malaria is leading to unprecedented - and insufficiently monitored - levels of exposure to it.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 28.04.2009
Seven faculty members elected to NAS
BERKELEY — Seven researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are among 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the nation's most prestigious societies of scholars engaged in science and engineering research.

Chemistry - Physics - 28.04.2009
$30 million from DOE for carbon capture, sequestration
BERKELEY — Two University of California, Berkeley, faculty members will receive $30 million over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to find better ways to sepa

Physics - Chemistry - 06.04.2009
New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures
New security and medical sensor devices made possible by metallic nanostructures Miniscule ring and disk combine to detect chemicals and substances Imperial College London news release For immediate

Physics - Chemistry - 01.04.2009
From the archives - a barge from the past
As the region's policy makers arrive at the University of Birmingham this evening to discuss the hydrogen economy, we take a look back at where it all started.

Chemistry - Administration - 01.04.2009
Chemist Graham Fleming named vice chancellor for research
Chemist Graham Fleming named vice chancellor for research
BERKELEY — Graham R. Fleming, the Melvin Calvin Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and former deputy director of Lawrence Berkeley National L

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 - 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.

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.

Chemistry - Physics - 24.02.2009
Double success for Imperial researchers developing the solar cells and plastic electronics of the future
Double success for Imperial researchers developing the solar cells and plastic electronics of the future Highly-cited honour for two Imperial-authored papers %0A " By Danielle Reeves Monday 23 Februa

Physics - Chemistry - 23.02.2009
Hydrogen Powered Performer takes to the Stage
A 'green' concert performed by reggae artist Carlos Dadawah will be entirely powered by hydrogen, thanks to the expertise of engineer Alex Bevan from the University of Birmingham.

Chemistry - Health - 19.02.2009
Researcher Seeks to Turn Stem Cells into Blood Vessels
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 A Johns Hopkins engineer is trying to coax h

Chemistry - Health - 19.02.2009
Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival, team finds
A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body.

Economics / Business - Chemistry - 17.02.2009
Sloan fellowships awarded to seven young faculty members
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Physics - Chemistry - 17.02.2009
Cheaper materials could be key to low-cost solar cells
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Chemistry - 11.02.2009
Chemistry and love the science of Valentine's Day explained
Chemistry and love the science of Valentine’s Day explained
For two people to fall in love the chemistry between them has to be just right. In his latest video for The University of Nottingham's Periodic Table of Videos website, Professor Martyn Poliakoff examines the science of Valentine's Day.

Physics - Chemistry - 05.02.2009
Cracking a controversial solid state mystery
Cracking a controversial solid state mystery
PA 33/09 February 5 2009 Scientists can easily explain the structural order that makes steel and aluminium out of molten metal. And they have discovered the molecular changes that take place as water turns to ice. But, despite the fact that glass blowers have been plying their trade since the first century BC, we have only just begun to understand what makes molten glass solid.

Chemistry - Environment - 04.02.2009
Engineering technology pinpoints earliest signs of animal life
Engineering technology pinpoints earliest signs of animal life
PA 29/09 Scientists using revolutionary new technology developed at The University of Nottingham have recorded the earliest evidence of animal life so far. Using a scientific technique known as Hydropyrolysis (using hydrogen gas at high pressure) they have been able to date chemical fossils discovered in sedimentary rocks in Oman.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 04.02.2009
KQED-TV to air doc on late revolutionary biologist Allan Wilson
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Chemistry - Physics - 03.02.2009
Lab scientists Burns, Hay named new AAAS Fellows
Lab scientists Burns, Hay named new AAAS Fellows
The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, February 3, 2009—Laboratory researchers Carol Burns and Jeffrey Hay are new 2008 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 03.02.2009
Neural Mapping Paints A Haphazard Picture of Odor Receptors
Cambridge, Mass. February 3, 2009 - Despite the striking aromatic differences between coffee, peppermint, and pine, a new mapping of the nose's neural circuitry suggests a haphazard patchwork where the receptors for such disparate scents are as likely as not to be neighbors. Inexplicably, this seemingly random arrangement is faithfully preserved across individuals and even species, with cells that process the same scent located in precisely the same location on the olfactory bulb, the brain's first processing station for odors.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 28.01.2009
Sheffield scientists research rice yield potential
29 January 2009 Sheffield scientists research rice yield potential Researchers from the University of Sheffield are involved in an ambitious project led by the International Rice Research Institute (

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 27.01.2009

Physics - Chemistry - 23.01.2009
Physicist Sumner Davis has died at 84
San Francisco - Berkeley Psychologist Jack Block, 85, has died Positive prospects for California's green businesses, study finds Chancelllor Birgeneau announces senior-management transition plan

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 21.01.2009
Birmingham to host first UK centre to study environmental metabolomics
The University of Birmingham has won funding to run the UK's first NERC-funded centre to use metabolomics technologies to study the environment. The new national Environmental Metabolomics Facility supported by funding from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) will lead work using the new technology to understand the interactions between an organism and its natural environment.

Physics - Chemistry - 12.01.2009
New technique offers breakthrough in Nano-construction
13 January 2009 New technique offers breakthrough in Nano-construction Researchers at the University of Sheffield have devised an innovative technique to join together nanoscale-objects.

Chemistry - Health - 12.01.2009
Wireless Microgrippers Grab Living Cells in ’Biopsy’ Tests
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 In experiments that pave the way for tiny mobile surgical tools activated by heat or chemicals, Johns Hopkins researchers have invented dust-particle-size devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes or batteries.

Health - Chemistry - 08.01.2009
New drug approach puts the brakes on tumour growth
New drug approach puts the brakes on tumour growth Combination therapy could tackle drug-resistant cancers %0A " By Lucy Goodchild Friday 9 January 2009 The size of breast and prostate tumours can be
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