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Health - Administration - 14.10.2011
Advanced new training for Wales’ future dentists
Dental students are set to benefit from the most some of the most modern training facilities in the UK.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 14.10.2011
Expect some fizz in pop tax debate
Mention the idea of a government-imposed pop tax at your next dinner party and there's a good chance you'll spark a lively debate.

Life Sciences - Health - 14.10.2011
Study explores whether a bigger brain makes for a smarter child in babies born prematurely
Friday 14 October Adapted from a news release issued by the American Academy of Neurology New research published this week suggests the growth rate of the brain's cerebral cortex in babies born prematurely may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later childhood. The cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain covering the cerebrum, and is responsible for cognitive functions, such as language, memory, attention and thought.

Health - Psychology - 14.10.2011
Governor-General launches mentors program
Governor-General launches mentors program
The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research's (AFFIRM) Youth Ambassador Program has been officially launched by the Governor-General of Australia, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC at The Australian National University.

Health - Administration - 14.10.2011
Universities to get their teeth into oral health problems
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) is to support the Universities of Glasgow and Dundee with £132,000 to strengthen their collaboration on dental and oral health research, which will contribute to better dental health services and care across Scotland.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.10.2011
South Asians and Europeans react differently to common drugs
14 October 2011 A University of Sydney PhD student has discovered the different diets and lifestyles of South Asians compared to Europeans could lead to the two groups requiring very different doses of medicines commonly used to treat illnesses such as depression and psychosis. Vidya Perera, a final year PhD student in the Faculty of Pharmacy , has found that people from South Asia could need lower doses of these medicines because they are likely to have lower levels of CYP1A2, an enzyme that metabolises drugs.

Health - 14.10.2011
Polycystic ovary syndrome increases the risk of pregnancy complications
PRESS RELEASE FROM BMJ 2011-10-14] Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have problems with pregnancy regardless of whether they are undergoing fertility treatment, claims new research published on bmj.com today. Swedish researchers call for better monitoring of women with polycystic ovary syndrome during pregnancy and giving birth because they are more prone to giving birth prematurely, diabetes and pre-eclampsia - outcomes which are not explained by assisted reproductive technology, as previously thought.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.10.2011
Skin cancer research awarded major European grant
13 Oct 2011 University of Manchester researchers looking into skin cancer have been awarded a prestigious European Research Council grant worth ¤1.5 million.

Health - 13.10.2011
Study pinpoints types of bacteria in saliva associated with pancreatic cancer
A UCLA study has found variations in the types of bacteria found in the saliva of patients with pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, compared with healthy controls. The findings may offer a new non-invasive biomarker to diagnose and track the development of these diseases. Pancreatic cancer is extremely deadly — only 5 percent of patients survive five years after diagnosis.

Health - Economics / Business - 12.10.2011
'Operation Mend' Camaro auction raises $366K to benefit America's wounded warriors
’Operation Mend’ Camaro auction raises $366K to benefit America’s wounded warriors
A 2011 Chevrolet Camaro convertible donated by General Motors and custom designed by famous vehicle builder Ryan Friedlinghaus and his West Coast Customs team raised $366,000 at auction to benefit U.S. soldiers severely wounded during their service overseas.

Health - 12.10.2011
Time capsule buried under The Francis Crick Institute
Time capsule buried under The Francis Crick Institute
A time capsule was buried yesterday under the site of The Francis Crick Institute by Francis Crick's daughter Gabrielle.

Health - 12.10.2011

Health - Psychology - 12.10.2011
Exercise gives mental health a boost
While most people know physical exercise helps them in losing weight or achieving better physical health, perhaps less well known is the extensive evidence concluding that exercise also benefits mental health.

Health - Economics / Business - 11.10.2011
Project leads next decade of ageing research across Europe
12 October 2011 Project leads next decade of ageing research across Europe An ambitious project led by researchers at the University of Sheffield is set to tackle the grand challenge of Europe's ageing population over the next 10 years.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
Stem cell pioneers discuss breakthroughs
World leaders in the field of stem cells have gathered in Cardiff for a conference supported by the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (ECSCRI).

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
Different ages need different risk messages, research finds
Different ages need different risk messages, research finds
From emergency evacuation notices to how many vegetables to eat, people need good information to make good choices. Ineffective risk communication, such as the drug warning inserts in tiny type on paper folded over some 12 times, can cost lives, money and reputations. A chapter on risk communication by Valerie Reyna, professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology and co-director of Cornell's Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, in a new book explains how people of different ages have different needs when it comes to understanding risk messages.

Health - Economics / Business - 11.10.2011
Imperial joins the Francis Crick Institute
Imperial joins the Francis Crick Institute
Adapted from a press release issued by The Francis Crick Institute 11 October 2011 King's College London and Imperial College London have formally joined the partnership behind The Francis Crick Institute.

Health - 11.10.2011
Learning to not be afraid: UW psychologists treat PTSD with drug known to enhance learning
Learning to not be afraid: UW psychologists treat PTSD with drug known to enhance learning
UW's Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Learn more, volunteer for the study A young woman sees her boyfriend kill himself.

Health - 11.10.2011
OCD Awareness Week: Lack of expertise on OCD putting sufferers at risk, says world-renowned expert
New Institute headed by McGill researcher will focus on training, better dissemination of knowledge Experts used to think that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was not curable.

Media - Health - 11.10.2011
Rio Branco Chair at Brazil Institute
Principal Professor Rick Trainor signed an agreement yesterday at the Brazilian Embassy, creating the Rio Branco Chair, a prestigious international position at the College.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.10.2011
Medical foods for PKU diet enter phase II clinical trials
Mealtimes aren't quite as enjoyable for people with phenylketonuria (PKU) as they are for the rest of us.

Health - Economics / Business - 10.10.2011

Health - 10.10.2011
Reducing drug waste in the environment
In a letter to the science journal Nature this week, Professor Michael Depledge from the European Centre for Environment & Human Health warns about the rising levels of pharmaceuticals in our environment.

Health - Administration - 10.10.2011
Children’s intensive care comes under scrutiny
Standards of care in children's intensive care units come under scrutiny in a new audit report published today by the University of Leeds and the University of Leicester.

Health - Electroengineering - 07.10.2011
Celebrating five years of big nano-achievements
Celebrating five years of big nano-achievements
by Simon Levey 7 October 2011 Researchers were celebrating the work of the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) last week at a seminar held in honour of the fifth anniversary of its opening.

Administration - Health - 07.10.2011
New study finds 42% of countries have no provision for palliative care
A new study by the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA), and co-authored by Professor David Clark of the University of Glasgow has found that only 136 out of the world's 234 countries have one or

Health - Environment - 06.10.2011
Lord Crisp leads Global Health Centre
Lord Nigel Crisp, former NHS Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary to the Department of Health is to lead a Centre at King's College London, part of King's Health Partners, that aims to improve the health of people in lower and middle income countries around the world.

Health - 06.10.2011
Chagas Disease May Be a Threat in South Texas, Says Researcher
Chagas Disease May Be a Threat in South Texas, Says Researcher
AUSTIN, Texas — Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic disease that can lead to life-threatening heart and digestive disorders, may be more widespread in Texas than previously thought, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin.

Event - Health - 06.10.2011

Health - 06.10.2011
Physicians treating Latinos have high hurdles to jump, study shows
Experts have written about health care disparities between Latinos and non-Latino whites, mostly from a policy standpoint. They've also looked at the same disparities from the perspective of the patient, in terms of access, use and the quality of their health care.

Health - Physics - 06.10.2011
Monkeying around at the start of the Manchester Science Festival
Monkeying around at the start of the Manchester Science Festival
06 Oct 2011 Professor Brian Cox ushers in this year's Manchester Science Festival with his brilliant and irreverent BBC Radio 4 show at The University of Manchester next week.

Pedagogy - Health - 06.10.2011

Health - 06.10.2011
Philanthropy supports prostate cancer research
Philanthropy supports prostate cancer research
Underfunding and lack of awareness has prompted Australian philanthropist Daniel Petre to donate $2 million to the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

Health - Economics / Business - 05.10.2011
Taste of Medicine for insurers
Taste of Medicine for insurers
Delegates from some of the top UK insurance and reinsurance companies benefitted from the specialist medical knowledge offered by the University at a unique half day training session held in Bristol on 5 th September 2011.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.10.2011
Read the story Research Improving early detection of breast cancer
Read the story Research Improving early detection of breast cancer
The University of Sydney's Suzie Ferrie has been named runner-up in the Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, overcoming 41 other students from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to take home the $2000 prize.

Health - Environment - 05.10.2011
Healthy Foods Summit at U of M to address human health improvement through changes in food system
Everyone should have the right to healthy food, just as they should have the right to a good education for their children and access to adequate healthcare, says Oran Hesterman, author of "Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.10.2011
Last Universal Common Ancestor had a comlex cellular structure
Last Universal Common Ancestor had a comlex cellular structure
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Scientists call it LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, but they don't know much about this great-grandparent of all living things. Many believe LUCA was little more than a crude assemblage of molecular parts, a chemical soup out of which evolution gradually constructed more complex forms.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2011
Organic medical imaging system to detect disease and track medication
PA 296/11 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are developing microscopic organic medical imaging systems to support a new generation of breakthrough treatments for currently incurable diseases and chronic life-threatening illnesses.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.10.2011
Umeå professor linked to Nobel Prize winning research
Dan Hultmark, Professor at Umeå University's Department of Molecular Biology, is a prominent figure in the research field of innate immunity, which is one of the two areas of immunology recognized in this year's Nobel Prize in Physics or Medicine.

Health - Environment - 05.10.2011
Professor Jeffrey Sachs Takes on U.S. Economic Troubles in New Book
In his new book, The Price of Civilization (Random House, 2011), Jeffrey Sachs argues that the United States has underestimated the long-term effects of globalization, which have created deep and largely unmet challenges with regard to jobs, incomes, poverty and the environment.

Health - 05.10.2011
Improving early detection of breast cancer
Improving early detection of breast cancer
5 October 2011 The University of Sydney, in partnership with BreastScreen NSW and Ziltron, has developed a pioneering web-based program to monitor the performance of radiologists in detecting and diagnosing abnormalities in breast X-rays.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.10.2011
Immune Mechanism Blocks Inflammation Generated by Oxidative Stress
Immune Mechanism Blocks Inflammation Generated by Oxidative Stress Potential therapeutic target for treating disorders like age-related macular degeneration October 5, 2011 Scott LaFee Conditions lik

Health - 04.10.2011
Progression of Lung Fibrosis Blocked in Mouse Model
Progression of Lung Fibrosis Blocked in Mouse Model Study points to a phosphorylation pathway that may contribute to the development of lung injury and fibrosis October 5, 2011 Debra Kain A study by

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2011
Hysterectomy is associated with increased levels of iron in the brain
The human body has a love-hate relationship with iron. Just the right amount is needed for proper cell function, yet too much is associated with brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Health - 04.10.2011
Pale people may need vitamin D supplements
Fair-skinned people who burn quickly in the sun may need to take supplements to ensure they get the right amount of vitamin D, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Leeds suggest that people with very pale skin may be unable to spend enough time in the sun to make the amount of vitamin D the body needs - while also avoiding sunburn.

Life Sciences - Health - 04.10.2011
New Centre to tackle Neural diseases
4 Oct 2011 The Centre for Neural Engineering (CfNE) launched today at the University of Melbourne will tackle some of the challenging problems in the neurosciences and will increase our understanding of brain function.