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Health - Environment - 24.01.2010
Living the high life is risky business for toads under threat from fungus
Living the high life is risky business for toads under threat from fungus
Living the high life is risky business for toads under threat from fungus New research shows midwife toads infected with chytrid fungus are highly likely to die if they live at high altitude - %0A "

Health - Psychology - 24.01.2010
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems, say researchers
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems, say researchers
Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems, say researchers Findings may help teachers and health professionals to identify children at risk of developi

Health - Life Sciences - 24.01.2010
Two-pronged immune response offers hope for effective Salmonella vaccine
Research from the University of Birmingham has renewed hope that an effective vaccine could be developed against nontyphoidal strains of Salmonella.

Health - Physics - 22.01.2010
New ‘nanoburrs’ could add to arsenal of therapies against heart disease
MIT - MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School have built targeted nanoparticles that can cling to artery walls and slowly release medicine, an advance that potentially provides an alternative to drug-releasing stents in some patients with cardiovascular disease.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.01.2010
Chimp and human Y chromosomes evolving faster than expected
MIT - MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Contrary to a widely held scientific theory that the mammalian Y chromosome is slowly decaying or stagnating, new evidence suggests that in fact the Y is actually evolving quite rapidly through continuous, wholesale renovation.

Life Sciences - Health - 22.01.2010
MIT research finds ’noisiest’ neurons persist in the adult brain
MIT - MIT Neurons genetically rendered hyperactive (red) survive better than normal neurons (green).

Health - 21.01.2010
High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of colon cancer
High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of colon cancer
High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of colon cancer Study finds people with highest vitamin D blood levels have 40% lower risk of colon cancer than those with lowest People with high levels of

Health - Life Sciences - 21.01.2010
Video of virus in action shows viruses can spread faster than thought possible
Video of virus in action shows viruses can spread faster than thought possible
Video of virus in action shows viruses can spread faster than thought possible Scientists may be able to create new drugs to tackle some viruses Imperial College London News Release Under strict emba

Health - Administration - 21.01.2010
UCL helps engineer design and evaluate device to heal his own heart
UCL helps engineer design and evaluate device to heal his own heart
Engineer Tal Golesworthy was suffering from a defect in his aorta ? the main artery for carrying oxygenated blood ? that left it in danger of splitting.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.01.2010
Radio 4: Dr Mark Lythgoe on the images that changed the world
Radio 4: Dr Mark Lythgoe on the images that changed the world
Dr Mark Lythgoe (UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging) will reveal why the pictures that have really changed the world are not those from history or art but those from the medical profession. 'Images that see inside our bodies, into our very cells, have had a bigger impact on society than the photographic or artistic image.' Over the course of the series Dr Lythgoe will look at the images that have changed lives, culture, history and politics; those that have affected our opinions and made us decide what's right and wrong.

Health - Economics / Business - 21.01.2010
Giant leap for C21st medicine
Giant leap for C21st medicine
PA 12/10 World-leading research into Regenerative Medicine pioneered at The University of Nottingham has taken a step closer to creating a new kind of healthcare industry.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.01.2010
Dr. A. Eugene Washington to lead UCLA Health Sciences
Dr. A. Eugene Washington, an internationally renowned clinical investigator and health policy scholar whose wide-ranging research has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and practice guidelines, will join UCLA Feb.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.01.2010
Common heart medications may also protect against Parkinson’s disease, study finds
UCLA researchers have discovered that a specific type of medication used to treat cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension, angina and abnormal heart rhythms may also decrease the risk of developing Parkinson's disease. In the first large-scale population-based study of its kind, Dr. Beate Ritz, professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, in collaboration with researchers from the Danish Cancer Society, found that a specific sub-class of dihydropyridine cardiovascular medications was associated with a 26 to 30 percent decrease in the risk of Parkinson's.

Economics / Business - Health - 21.01.2010
McGill Expert Alert: Haiti Earthquake
Montreal - McGill Stemming from the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, we suggest the following sources for your stories about this catastrophe: Critical care/trauma after a natural disaster Dr.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 21.01.2010
  Mit dem Tiger forschen
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Universität Zürich und die Schweizer Luftwaffe haben ein weltweit einzigartiges Forschungsvorhaben in der Weltraummedizin gestartet.

Pharmacology - Health - 20.01.2010
Novartis oral MS therapy FTY720 shows reduced risk of confirmed disability progression as published in New England Journal of Medicine
Results of the TRANSFORMS and FREEDOMS studies, the two pivotal Phase III clinical trials with oral FTY720 (fingolimod), have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine , providing compreh

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2010
Three new Novartis medicines approved in Japan for patients with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and advanced kidney cancer
Basel - Novartis Basel, January 20, 2010 - Patients in Japan will benefit from the approval of three new Novartis medicines - Equa® (vildagliptin), marketed as Galvus® in the European Union , for t

Health - Administration - 20.01.2010
Med students say conventional medicine would benefit by integrating alternative therapies
In the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and the University of California, San Diego, measured medical students' attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative med

Health - Life Sciences - 20.01.2010
Retail meat linked to urinary tract infections: strong new evidence
Montreal - McGill Chicken sold in supermarkets, restaurants and other outlets may place young women at risk of urinary tract infections (UTI), McGill researcher Amee Manges has discovered.

Health - 20.01.2010
Prof. Martin Täuber wird neuer Rektor der Universität Bern
Bern - Universität Bern Der Regierungsrat des Kantons Bern hat den Medizinprofessor Martin Täuber zum künftigen Rektor der Universität Bern gewählt.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2010
Human brain uses grid to represent space
Press release Links: 'Grid cells? that act like a spatial map in the brain have been identified for the first time in humans, according to new research by UCL scientists which may help to explain how we create internal maps of new environments. The study is by a team from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and was funded by the Medical Research Council and the European Union.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2010
Human brain uses grid to represent space
Press release Links: 'Grid cells? that act like a spatial map in the brain have been identified for the first time in humans, according to new research by UCL scientists which may help to explain how we create internal maps of new environments. The study is by a team from the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and was funded by the Medical Research Council and the European Union.

Life Sciences - Health - 18.01.2010
Researchers take early step towards devising new antibiotics
Researchers take early step towards devising new antibiotics
Researchers take early step towards devising new antibiotics Scientists reveal the structure of a protein that infects and kills bacteria %0A " Researchers have made the first step towards creating a new class of antibiotics in a study published last night in the journal .

Health - Economics / Business - 18.01.2010
Leaders from the National Academies Gather to Discuss Engineering Innovations in Healthcare
January 19, 2010 — Coral Gables — The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) will join together for the first time at the regional meeting and panel dis

Health - Life Sciences - 18.01.2010
Tackling the sinister stomach bug
Tackling the sinister stomach bug
PA 08/10 A common stomach bug which can cause gastric ulcers and even stomach cancer is the target of a new piece of research by scientists at The University of Nottingham.

Health - 15.01.2010
14th annual UCLA Health Care Symposium to explore barriers to health care access in L.A.
Los Angeles - UCLA WHAT: Second-year students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA present "Bridging the Divide: Practical Health Care Solutions for Los Angeles," a free symposium that wi

Health - Environment - 14.01.2010
University innovation in the spotlight during Indian Minister’s visit to Imperial
University innovation in the spotlight during Indian Minister’s visit to Imperial
University innovation in the spotlight during Indian Minister?s visit to Imperial Minister for Human Resources Development Kapil Sibal explores approaches to innovation and application - %0A " For im

Health - History / Archeology - 14.01.2010

Health - 14.01.2010
University invests £500,000 in dental research
The University of Plymouth is to provide £500,000 funding for the Peninsula Dental School to pursue three important areas of research in partnership with the University, it was announced today. The first area of research will cover statistical epidemiology in oral health, including the review of published evidence and the creation of new approaches to understanding the complexity of dental research data.

Health - 14.01.2010
University invests £500,000 in dental research
The University of Plymouth is to provide £500,000 funding for the Peninsula Dental School to pursue three important areas of research in partnership with the University, it was announced today. The first area of research will cover statistical epidemiology in oral health, including the review of published evidence and the creation of new approaches to understanding the complexity of dental research data.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.01.2010
McGill-CHUM study: 56 per cent of young adults in a new sexual relationship infected with HPV
Montreal - McGill A groundbreaking study of couples led by Professor Eduardo Franco, Director of McGill University's Cancer Epidemiology Unit, in collaboration with a team of colleagues from McGill a

Health - Administration - 13.01.2010
University takes role in innovative NHS scheme
National funding has been awarded to the University of Sheffield, along with NHS organisations and other universities across the Yorkshire and Humber region, to establish a new initiative to ensure patients receive better care.

Health - Economics / Business - 13.01.2010
How an eye test could aid Alzheimer’s detection
Press Release Links: A simple and inexpensive eye test could aid detection and diagnosis of major neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's at an earlier stage than is currently possible, according to new research by UCL scientists. The research, led by Professors Francesca Cordeiro and Stephen Moss, published today in Cell Death & Disease , demonstrates a new technique that enables retinal, and therefore brain cell death, to be directly measured in real time.

Health - Economics / Business - 13.01.2010
How an eye test could aid Alzheimer’s detection
Press Release Links: A simple and inexpensive eye test could aid detection and diagnosis of major neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's at an earlier stage than is currently possible, according to new research by UCL scientists. The research, led by Professors Francesca Cordeiro and Stephen Moss, published today in Cell Death & Disease , demonstrates a new technique that enables retinal, and therefore brain cell death, to be directly measured in real time.

Health - Economics / Business - 13.01.2010
Use of mail-order pharmacies could improve patients’ medication adherence
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from UCLA and Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., found that patients with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol who ordered their medications by mail were more likely to take them as prescribed by their physicians than patients who obtained medications from a local pharmacy.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.01.2010
Mikro-Teile gegen Anämie
Zurich - University of Zurich Für Hämoglobin-Erbkrankheiten gibt es gute Therapien. Weiterhin ist aber ein Teil der Patienten auf regelmässige Transfusionen angewiesen.

Health - Administration - 12.01.2010
Stonewall top 100 ranking shows there is no place for homophobia at Imperial College London
Stonewall top 100 ranking shows there is no place for homophobia at Imperial College London
Stonewall top 100 ranking shows there is no place for homophobia at Imperial College London Imperial is one of only two universities in 2010 Workplace Equality Index - %0A " For immediate release Wed

Health - Physics - 12.01.2010
Startup at UCLA tech incubator to begin clinical trials for wireless body-monitoring system
MediSens Wireless, a startup company in UCLA's on-campus technology incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute, has obtained approval under federal Food and Drug Administration guidelines to b

Pharmacology - Health - 11.01.2010
Novartis launches schizophrenia treatment Fanapt in the US, offering patients an attractive alternative to existing medications
"Schizophrenia remains one of the most debilitating and difficult to treat mental illnesses.

Event - Health - 11.01.2010

Environment - Health - 11.01.2010
For Berkeley alternative-energy project, big changes on the horizon
For Berkeley alternative-energy project, big changes on the horizon
BERKELEY — The Helios Energy Research Facility, originally proposed as a hillside headquarters for Berkeley-based alternative-energy research, appears close to finding a new home west of the Be

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2010
Heart rhythm gene revealed in new research
Heart rhythm gene revealed in new research
Heart rhythm gene revealed in new research Study shows gene linked to heart rhythm problems, including ventricular fibrillation - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until

Linguistics / Literature - Health - 10.01.2010
David Nicholas: putting information centre stage
David Nicholas: putting information centre stage
Professor David Nicholas, Head of UCL Information Studies , explains why information professionals are making headlines the world over, and the key to the Google generation.

Health - 10.01.2010
New Year prompts collective health drive
New Year prompts collective health drive
Residents are being encouraged to get fit in the New Year, thanks to a collaborative venture between Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield, NHS Sheffield and Sheffield City Council.

Health - Pedagogy - 08.01.2010

Physics - Health - 07.01.2010
UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute welcomes new startup to incubator space
Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC has been selected to work in the UCLA on-campus Technology Incubator Program at the California NanoSystems Institute.

Health - 07.01.2010
Volunteering may prevent the elderly from becoming frail
Frailty is a geriatric condition marked by weight loss, low energy and strength, and low physical activity.