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Life Sciences - Health - 01.12.2022
ASD: Towards a Better Understanding of the Molecular Mechanisms of Autism
ASD: Towards a Better Understanding of the Molecular Mechanisms of Autism
While great progress has been made in recent years in the understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), its underlying molecular mechanisms remain fairly poorly documented.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2022
Development of the immune system before and after birth
Development of the immune system before and after birth
New Collaborative Research Center - Transregio PILOT under the auspices of the University of Freiburg The newborn's immune system is suddenly confronted with microorganisms, food and numerous environmental influences at birth. How do the baby's immune cells prepare for this moment during pregnancy and birth?

Health - Pharmacology - 01.12.2022
Large language models help decipher clinical notes
Researchers used a powerful deep-learning model to extract important data from electronic health records that could assist with personalized medicine.

Health - Social Sciences - 01.12.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2022
Australian public strongly supports DNA screening for risk of medically actionable conditions: study
Nine in 10 Australians would participate in preventive DNA screening for risk of medically actionable conditions, a new national survey has found. Published in the Journal of Medical Genetics , the Monash University-led survey results come as a world-first Australian DNA screening program for some cancers and heart disease called DNA Screen recently attracted more than 20,000 volunteers in its first week.

Health - Social Sciences - 30.11.2022
MICRA members announce book publication: 'COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday life during the pandemic'
MICRA members announce book publication: ’COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday life during the pandemic’
MICRA members (Camilla Lewis, Chris Phillipson, Sophie Yarker and Luciana Lang) are pleased to announce the publication of a book: 'COVID-19, Inequality and Older People: Everyday life during the pandemic', in June 2023 with Policy Press.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.11.2022
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Steep fall in implementation of physical activity policy in Ontario schools
Low on time and confidence, less than a quarter of teachers use DPA guideline, finds survey co-authored by Western researchers Children have become less physically active in school, despite teachers recognizing the importance of daily movement.

Health - 30.11.2022
Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases in Chinese adults
Smoking increases the risks of 56 diseases and kills more than one million adults in China each year from 22 different causes, according to new research published in The Lancet Public Health . Tobacco smoking is projected to cause one billion deaths worldwide this century, mainly in low and middle income countries (LMICs) such as China.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.11.2022
Developing connection standards for heart-on-chips
Heart-on-a-Chip devices are microfluidic devices that enable the replication of a human heart at the microscale.

Health - 30.11.2022
Record number of deaths in Scottish Prisons
The number of people dying in prison over the last three years is higher than for any other three-year period on record in Scotland, according to new research.

Health - Campus - 30.11.2022
COVID has 'ruptured' social skills of the world's poorest children
COVID has ’ruptured’ social skills of the world’s poorest children
Two interlinked studies, involving 8,000 primary pupils altogether, indicate children lost at least a third of a year in learning during lockdown.

Health - Research Management - 30.11.2022

Health - Life Sciences - 30.11.2022
Multiple sclerosis therapy improves gut flora
A medication used to treat MS also has a beneficial effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, according to researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel. Conversely, the gut flora also plays a role in which side effects occur during treatment with the medication.

Health - Campus - 30.11.2022

Health - Computer Science - 30.11.2022
A targeted approach to reducing the health impacts of crop residue burning in India
A new study shows how small-scale actions could improve air quality and health outcomes. To clear the way for planting wheat in November, a farmer in Punjab, India, sets aflame the leftover straw, or stubble, of a harvested rice paddy crop in October. The burning residue fills the air with carbon monoxide, ozone, and fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) that will make it harder to breathe for days afterward and for miles around.

Social Sciences - Health - 30.11.2022
National conference convenes leaders in firearm injury prevention research
In an effort to expand the pipeline for, and foster collaboration in, the field of firearm injury prevention research, more than 500 researchers are gathering Nov.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.11.2022
Multi-million-pound trial will help rapidly find flu treatments this winter
A new national trial, launched today, aims to use pandemic lessons to help quickly find effective treatments for people hospitalised with severe flu.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.11.2022
'The kidney itself provides information about what is going on with it'
’The kidney itself provides information about what is going on with it’
Kai Schmidt-Ott is increasingly focusing on single-cell sequencing and bioinformatics in his clinic. Whoever takes over a clinic management usually brings something with him: new ideas, research cooperation and proven staff. This is also true for Kai Schmidt-Ott, who took over the management of the Clinic for Renal and Hypertension Diseases six months ago.

Health - Pharmacology - 29.11.2022
New tools map seizures in the brain, improve epilepsy treatment
New tools map seizures in the brain, improve epilepsy treatment
Machine learning reveals patterns in brain activity and within minutes can pinpoint where seizures begin Two new models could solve a problem that's long frustrated millions of people with epilepsy and the doctors who treat them: how to find precisely where seizures originate to treat exactly that part of the brain.

Health - Innovation - 28.11.2022
ASCERTAIN-project: improve affordability and sustainability innovative health technologies
The affordability of newly approved innovative health technologies (IHTs) is challenging in many health systems.

Health - Innovation - 28.11.2022
Nanoswitches for tumor targeting
Nanoswitches for tumor targeting
SPRIND to finance spin-off Plectonic The Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation SPRIND will provide funding for the work of Plectonic Biotech in the coming years.

Health - 28.11.2022
Are older women being over-screened for cervical cancer?
Are older women being over-screened for cervical cancer?
A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that women over the age of 65 may be undergoing unnecessary cervical cancer screenings and that more public health data is needed on the utilization of cervical cancer screening-associated services among older women to prevent potential harm and unnecessary costs.

Health - Innovation - 28.11.2022
Industry Minister visits UK Dementia Research Institute in White City
Minister for Industry and Investment Security Nusrat Ghani MP visited the White City Campus last week.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.11.2022
Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer
Localising BRCA gene mutations to better treat ovarian cancer
An international team highlights the importance of localising BRCA gene mutations for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Mutations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are inherited by 1 in 400 and 1 in 800 people respectively, significantly increase the risk of certain cancers such as ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer.

Health - 28.11.2022
YAP, protein involved in staphylococcus aureus infections, opens the door to new therapeutic strategies
Publication of the CIRI in the journal Nature Communications on November 16, 2022. Jean Monnet University press release on November 28, 2022.

Law - Health - 28.11.2022

Social Sciences - Health - 28.11.2022
Promoting the well-being of immigrant children
Psycho-education professor Sarah Dufour and her team get a $1.2-million federal grant to evaluate the Espace Parents program, which promotes parenting skills among newcomers to Quebec.

Chemistry - Health - 28.11.2022

Health - Social Sciences - 28.11.2022
Higher weight is linked to poor brain health in children
Higher weight is linked to poor brain health in children
Yale-led study links higher weight in children with structural and functional brain impairments, which could contribute to reduced academic performance. The relationship between weight and brain health in children is less clear than that of obesity in adults, which has consistently been linked to reduced brain health.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.11.2022
Blood thinning drug to treat recovery from severe COVID-19 is not effective
A drug used to reduce the risk of blood clots does not help patients recovering from moderate and severe COVID-19, despite this approach being offered to patients, a UK-wide trial, led by Addenbrooke's Hospital and the University of Cambridge has found.

Career - Health - 28.11.2022
Mining companies are shifting their focus to supporting employee well-being
A new Curtin-led report has found that Australian mining companies have a stronger focus on the physical health and safety of employees compared to employee mental health and well-being, followed by a respectful workplace culture.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.11.2022
Featured video: Creating a sense of feeling
Biomedical engineer and dancer Shriya Srinivasan PhD '20 explores connections between the human body and the outside world.

Pharmacology - Health - 25.11.2022
Understanding antimicrobial resistance
City of Kitchener's Carl Zehr Square goes blue for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week By Milana Madzarac School of Pharmacy Unnecessary use and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobials are increasing the serious problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Physics - Health - 25.11.2022
Heidelberg CRC for vascular research to continue successful work
The Collaborative Research Centre "Vascular Control of Organ Function" (CRC 1366) at Heidelberg University will continue its research for another four years. After a positive evaluation, the application for extension for a second funding period has now been accepted in the latest approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Health - Life Sciences - 25.11.2022
New Collaborative Research Centre for JMU
A new collaborative research centre is being launched in Würzburg. It investigates critical decision processes that determine the outcome of human infection.

Health - 25.11.2022
Heidelberg / Mannheim University Hospital Link-Up: Reviewed and Rapid Implementation Recommended
Joint press release by the City of Mannheim, Heidelberg University Hospital, Mannheim University Hospital and Heidelberg University "In the Heidelberg-Mannheim region, Baden-Württemberg already has an international flagship in life sciences and medicine.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.11.2022
Grants to study mood disorder treatments & impact of sleep on brain ageing
Grants to study mood disorder treatments & impact of sleep on brain ageing
Sydney researchers have received two National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grants worth $10 million.

Health - 25.11.2022
Steroid hormone metabolites activate the pyrin inflammasome
Publication of the CIRI in the journal Cell Reports on October 11, 2022. CNRS-INSB communication on November 7, 2022.

Health - 25.11.2022
Orange the World: a visible symbol of protest against violence against women and girls
MedUni Vienna and University Hospital Vienna are making a visible statement in protest against violence against women and girls once again in 2022 and are participating in UN Women's global "Orange the World" campaign.

Health - 25.11.2022
Next round for Collaborative Research Center in Immunology
Next round for Collaborative Research Center in Immunology
Focus on mechanisms for recognition and elimination of foreign genetic material Success for a research alliance of the University of Bonn, the Technical University of Dresden and the Ludwig Maximilia
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