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Life Sciences - Health - 14.07.2009
Drugs may prevent epilepsy & seizures after brain injury
Drugs may prevent epilepsy & seizures after brain injury
BERKELEY — Drugs that block a growth factor receptor on brain cells may prevent epilepsy after brain damage, according to a new study appearing in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.07.2009
Quartet of ministers put Imperial healthcare innovation in the spotlight
Quartet of ministers put Imperial healthcare innovation in the spotlight
Quartet of ministers put Imperial healthcare innovation in the spotlight - %0A " Tuesday 14 July 2009 By Abigail Smith The latest developments in personalised medicine were on show at Imperial today,

Health - Life Sciences - 09.07.2009
Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins
Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins
Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins First evidence that biomechanical forces may affect drug?s action - %0A > Under embargo until 00.01hrs British Summer Time Friday 1

Health - 09.07.2009
New research to reduce drug side-effects
New research to reduce drug side-effects
PA 189/09 They are a group of drugs which millions of people rely on to keep pain at bay but they can have unwanted side-effects which are sometimes more serious than the original health problem. Now scientists at The University of Nottingham are taking part in the largest-ever study on the safety of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) that has ever been performed.

Health - Economics / Business - 08.07.2009

Physics - Health - 08.07.2009
Researchers Explore Ways to Reduce Road Accidents in India
Researchers at the University of Birmingham and the Indian Institute of Technology (IITD) in Delhi have completed a preliminary simulation study of road accidents in India.

Health - Computer Science - 08.07.2009
New heart disease risk score outperforms existing test
New heart disease risk score outperforms existing test
PA 186/09 An independent external validation of QRISK" - a new score for predicting a person's risk of heart disease - has shown that it performs better than the existing test and should be recommended for use in the United Kingdom by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The University of Nottingham and leading healthcare systems supplier EMIS worked together, through the not-for-profit partnership QResearch, to develop the ground-breaking formula which has been strongly endorsed in new research published in the British Medical Journal.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.07.2009
Glutamic acid linked to lower blood pressure
Glutamic acid linked to lower blood pressure
Glutamic acid linked to lower blood pressure Glutamic acid may be a key blood pressure-lowering component of vegetables Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo for 21.00 Brit

Health - Life Sciences - 06.07.2009
Researchers develop groundbreaking iPhone application
A neuroscience laboratory based within UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology has developed the first audio-based game for the iPhone.

Health - Life Sciences - 06.07.2009
Researchers develop groundbreaking iPhone application
A neuroscience laboratory based within UCL's Institute of Ophthalmology has developed the first audio-based game for the iPhone.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.07.2009
Hormone clue to root growth
Hormone clue to root growth
PA 187/09 Plant roots provide the crops we eat with water, nutrients and anchorage. Understanding how roots grow and how hormones control that growth is crucial to improving crop yields, which will be necessary to address food security and produce better biofuels. Now an international group of scientists, led by the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at The University of Nottingham, has shed light on how a plant hormone is crucial in controlling the growth of plant roots.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.07.2009
One step closer to an artificial nerve cell
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and Linköping University are well on the way to creating the first artificial nerve cell that can communicate specifically with nerve cells in the body using neurotransmitters.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.07.2009
Moles hold the key to melanoma genes
Moles hold the key to melanoma genes
Moles hold the key to melanoma genes New study reveals genes for melanoma risk %0A " Press release issued by Kings College London Strictly embargoed for 18.00 hours British Summer Time Sunday

Health - Chemistry - 02.07.2009
UCL laser research could lead to earlier diagnosis for bone disorders
A UCL study has revealed a new laser technique that could lead to earlier diagnosis of bone disorders.

Health - Chemistry - 02.07.2009
UCL laser research could lead to earlier diagnosis for bone disorders
A UCL study has revealed a new laser technique that could lead to earlier diagnosis of bone disorders.

Health - 01.07.2009
Sound waves treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects
An experimental cancer therapy for prostate cancer may be able to treat men without surgery and offer fewer side effects, according to the results of a UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Cancer today. A group of 172 men with prostate cancer that had not spread were treated under general anaesthetic with High-Intensity-Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), which uses sound waves to kill cancer cells.

Health - 01.07.2009
Sound waves treat prostate cancer with fewer side effects
An experimental cancer therapy for prostate cancer may be able to treat men without surgery and offer fewer side effects, according to the results of a UCL-led study published in the British Journal of Cancer today. A group of 172 men with prostate cancer that had not spread were treated under general anaesthetic with High-Intensity-Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), which uses sound waves to kill cancer cells.

Health - Earth Sciences - 01.07.2009
Nursery Program for Corals Receives Boost From NOAA
Nursery Program for Corals Receives Boost From NOAA
July 02, 2009 — Virginia Key — As the nation celebrates its birth on the 4th of July, Research Assistant Professor Diego Lirman and fellow Caribbean coral reef nursery scientists will be celebrating as well.

Environment - Health - 30.06.2009
Mobile pollution monitors to be trialled across the UK today
Mobile pollution monitors to be trialled across the UK today
Mobile pollution monitors to be trialled across the UK today Scientists transform pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars into mobile wireless sensors Under Strict Embargo Tuesday 30 June 2009 00:01BST

Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2009
Current search for heart disease treatment may not be fruitful
Current search for heart disease treatment may not be fruitful
Current search for heart disease treatment may not be fruitful New research suggests C-reactive protein does not cause coronary heart disease - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict

Health - Life Sciences - 29.06.2009
Stress in the womb can last a lifetime, say researchers behind new exhibit
Stress in the womb can last a lifetime, say researchers behind new exhibit
Stress in the womb can last a lifetime, say researchers behind new exhibit Imperial scientists at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition show people why pregnant women should relax - %0A " Imperial Coll

Health - Life Sciences - 29.06.2009
Fishing for clues about human diseases
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are using tropical fish to help understand human diseases such as heart disease, asthma and Parkinson´s disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.06.2009
New leadership team for the UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences
New leadership team for the UCL School of Life & Medical Sciences
UCL is delighted to announce three new appointments, which will shape the development of life and biomedical sciences at UCL in the coming years.

Health - 29.06.2009
Director sought for Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation (Gatsby) and the Wellcome Trust (Wellcome) are collaborating for the purpose of developing a new research centre in neural circuits and behaviour, to be called the Sa

Health - 29.06.2009
Conversing helps language development more than reading alone
UCLA study finds that activities that get children 2 months to 48 months talking are most conducive to language acquisition Adult-child conversations have a more significant impact on language develo

Health - Life Sciences - 29.06.2009
Assembling the Virtual Human
Assembling the Virtual Human
PA179/09 It could mean the end of animal testing and eventually even clinical patient drug trials. The Virtual Physiological Human is a 21st century pan-European project that's gaining momentum and takes a major step forward this week at The University of Nottingham.

Health - Chemistry - 28.06.2009
New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered
New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered
New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered Signal molecule that triggers immune system into action may be important in the disease - %0A " Imperial College London News Re

Health - Life Sciences - 28.06.2009
Engineers, scientists and clinicians will improve the lives of those living with osteoarthritis, thanks to £11 million grant
Engineers, scientists and clinicians will improve the lives of those living with osteoarthritis, thanks to £11 million grant
Engineers, scientists and clinicians will improve the lives of those living with osteoarthritis, thanks to £11 million grant Imperial receives £11 million grant to establish a Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering Solutions for Osteoarthritis ?

Health - 28.06.2009
UCL takes top two places in national GP research competition
Gary Parkes, a GP who gained his PhD from UCL in March this year, has pipped his PhD supervisor Professor Trish Greenhalgh (UCL Primary Care & Population Sciences) into second place in the Royal College of General Practitioners? (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year Award 2009.

Health - 28.06.2009
UCL takes top two places in national GP research competition
Gary Parkes, a GP who gained his PhD from UCL in March this year, has pipped his PhD supervisor Professor Trish Greenhalgh (UCL Primary Care & Population Sciences) into second place in the Royal College of General Practitioners? (RCGP) Research Paper of the Year Award 2009.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.06.2009
Half of all premature deaths of Russian adults down to alcohol
More than half of all deaths of people of working age in Russia are caused by alcohol, according to research by Oxford University and the Russian Cancer Research Centre in Moscow.

Art and Design - Health - 25.06.2009
UCLA faculty experts advisory: Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was an icon of music and popular culture. His death has triggered an intense global response as well as legal questions about the future of his family and estate.

Health - Economics / Business - 25.06.2009
Can we reduce medical costs while expanding the availability of health care?
Can we reduce medical costs while expanding the availability of health care?
BERKELEY — The current U.S. health care system — with its ever-rising price tag and its gaping discrepancies in care — is a "ticking time bomb" for the federal budget, President Obama warned members of the American Medical Association.

Health - Computer Science - 24.06.2009
Innovations in healthcare displayed at NHS Expo
Innovations in healthcare displayed at NHS Expo
Innovations in healthcare displayed at NHS Expo Imperial researchers showcase new technologies that are helping to improve patient care and outcomes %0A " Enter a nomination for the new NHS Innovator

Health - 21.06.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 21.06.2009
Researcher awarded training fellowship
Ashwani Jha (UCL Institute of Neurology) has been awarded £170,000 from the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) for research into parts of the brain that are associated with specific symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

Health - Chemistry - 18.06.2009
Success for Imperial in Queen's Birthday Honours
Success for Imperial in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Success for Imperial in Queen's Birthday Honours Researchers recognised in honours list %0A " By Danielle Reeves Friday 19 June 2009 Two Imperial academics have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday honours list 2009, announced this week.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 18.06.2009

Health - Administration - 17.06.2009
Current methods of providing patient information could be increasing health inequalities
Current methods of providing information about local NHS services have limited reach and effectiveness, according to a new report, published today, from the University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre. The report found that most patient information is provided in the form of written leaflets or via the internet.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2009
Slugs A Home Run With NIH
Slugs A Home Run With NIH
June 18, 2009 — Virginia Key — The National Resource for Aplysia at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has had its resources grant with the National Institute for Health (NIH) extended for an additional five years.

Physics - Health - 17.06.2009
A sonic boom in the world of lasers
A sonic boom in the world of lasers
PA163/09 It was an idea born out of curiosity in the physics lab, but now a new type of 'laser' for generating ultra-high frequency sound waves instead of light has taken a major step towards becoming a unique and highly useful 21st century technology.

Health - Administration - 16.06.2009
School of Nursing And Health Studies Receives Grant to Improve Maternal and Infant Health
June 17, 2009 — Coral Gables — The University of Miami (UM) School of Nursing and Health Studies has received a $98,000 grant from the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) for an initiative designed to address issues of maternal and infant health in Haiti.

Health - 15.06.2009
UCL Global Health Symposium Fatal Neglect: Forgotten issues in child health
The UCL Institute for Global Health's 10th Symposium, 'Fatal Neglect: Forgotten issues in child health' was held on 10 June 2009, in collaboration with Save the Children UK, Tearfund, 'The Lancet', Water Aid and World Vision.