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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.

Health - 07.01.2010
It's never too late to quit smoking and save your vision, UCLA study of elderly women finds
It’s never too late to quit smoking and save your vision, UCLA study of elderly women finds
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, a UCLA study finds that even after age 80, smoking continues to increase one's risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 65.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.01.2010
Attune acoustic focusing cytometer brings technology developed at LANL to the marketplace
Applications of first-of-its-kind cytometer system in basic cell biology research and drug discovery Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 7, 2010—Life Technologies Corporation recently announced the

Life Sciences - Health - 06.01.2010
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Applications of first-of-its-kind cytometer system in basic cell biology research and drug discovery Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 7, 2010—Life Technologies Corporation recently announced the release of the Attune TM Acoustic Focusing Cytometer, a first-of-its-kind cytometer system that uses acoustic waves to precisely control the movement of cells during analysis.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.01.2010
New virus is not linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, suggests UK research
New virus is not linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, suggests UK research
New virus is not linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, suggests UK research Authors say antiviral drugs are not an effective treatment for the illness - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under

Health - Life Sciences - 05.01.2010
New Year's Honours for UCL staff
New Year’s Honours for UCL staff
Professor Moncada, who was recognised for his services to science, is the highest cited scientist in the UK, having made major contributions in three areas of cardiovascular pharmacology.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.01.2010
UCL wins half of new Fight for Sight research grants
UCL wins half of new Fight for Sight research grants
UCL?s Institute of Ophthalmology has won three out of six new grants from the charity Fight for Sight to research the prevention and treatment of eye disease.

Health - Economics / Business - 04.01.2010
UCL spin-off showcases pioneering device to breast cancer surgeons
A UCL spin-off company has given a global audience of surgeons and oncologists a glimpse of a pioneering breast cancer treatment device.

Health - Economics / Business - 04.01.2010
UCL spin-off showcases pioneering device to breast cancer surgeons
A UCL spin-off company has given a global audience of surgeons and oncologists a glimpse of a pioneering breast cancer treatment device.

Economics / Business - Health - 04.01.2010

Health - Environment - 03.01.2010
Children more likely to catch swine flu, says new research
Children more likely to catch swine flu, says new research
Children more likely to catch swine flu, says new research Study looks at risk factors for swine flu transmission in households - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until

Pharmacology - Health - 23.12.2009
Novartis to acquire Corthera Inc., gaining worldwide rights to Phase III project relaxin for treatment of acute decompensated heart failure
Basel - Novartis - Novartis will gain exclusive worldwide rights to relaxin, a recombinant version of a naturally occurring human peptide, through the acquisition of the privately held US biopharmaceutical company Corthera Inc.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.12.2009
Scientists use bacteria to power simple machines
Scientists use bacteria to power simple machines
Organisms turn microgears in suspended solution by swimming A scientist from Princeton University, working with researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National L

Health - Chemistry - 22.12.2009
New genes for lung disease discovered
New genes for lung disease discovered
New genes for lung disease discovered Study reveals genes linked to lung function - %0A > Under strict embargo until: 18.00 (GMT) Sunday 13 December 2009 Scientists have discovered five genetic variants that are associated with the health of the human lung.

Health - Event - 21.12.2009
Faculty Principal named Innovator of the Year
Faculty Principal named Innovator of the Year
Faculty Principal named Innovator of the Year Professor Stephen Smith receives an NHS Leadership Award %0A " By Laura Gallagher Tuesday 22 December 2009 The Faculty Principal who helped to create the

Health - Economics / Business - 21.12.2009
European boost for Imperial involvement in developing information and communication technologies of the future
European boost for Imperial involvement in developing information and communication technologies of the future
European boost for Imperial involvement in developing information and communication technologies of the future Imperial leads a UK partnership linked to the European Knowledge and Information Communi

Health - Life Sciences - 21.12.2009
Meddling in mosquitoes' sex lives could help stop the spread of malaria, says study
Meddling in mosquitoes’ sex lives could help stop the spread of malaria, says study
Meddling in mosquitoes' sex lives could help stop the spread of malaria, says study New research shows how male mosquitoes' 'mating plugs' are essential for successful reproduction %0A " Imperial Col

Health - Pharmacology - 21.12.2009
All three Novartis A(H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccines prequalified by World Health Organization (WHO) for use in developing world
Basel - Novartis WHO prequalification facilitates purchasing through UN agencies and thus enhances access for developing world countries to Novartis A(H1N1) 2009 vaccines that meet unified standards of quality and safety.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.12.2009
Disability may be on the rise again after 20-year decline
BERKELEY — Disability rates among non-institutionalized older Americans increased between 2000 and 2005, a trend that could seriously impact the quality of life of seniors in the coming decades

Event - Health - 20.12.2009
Imperial entrepreneurs scoop major European innovation awards
Imperial entrepreneurs scoop major European innovation awards
Imperial entrepreneurs scoop major European innovation awards Dr Molly Stevens and Dr Nikolaos Vlasopoulos talk about their innovations and the impact these may have in the future %0A " Monday 21 Dec

Health - Life Sciences - 20.12.2009
Peter Coveney: personalising healthcare through the virtual human
Peter Coveney: personalising healthcare through the virtual human
The research was covered in Pioneer , a new quarterly magazine from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which is supporting the work. The article is reproduced below with the kind permission of the EPSRC. What do you do when you get a headache? Some people swear by paracetamol, others claim that only ibuprofen will work and for some aspirin is the key.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.12.2009
Novartis meningococcal vaccine Menveo® recommended for approval in the European Union for prevention of disease in adolescents and adults
Basel - Novartis (Meningococcal Group A, C, W-135 and Y-CRM Conjugate Vaccine) has received a Positive Opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).

Physics - Health - 17.12.2009
UCLA nanosystems institute, Japan’s NOF Corp. to collaborate on drug-delivery research
"CNSI is committed to strong and productive collaborations with industry," said Paul S. Weiss, CNSI director and UCLA's Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences.