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Health - 13.10.2009
UCLA gets $4.8M to create Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center
The UCLA School of Public Health has received a major grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to establish a center that will facilitate research to strengthen th

Pharmacology - Health - 12.10.2009
Novartis enters into agreement for exclusive US and Canadian rights to Fanapt(TM), an FDA-approved oral therapy for schizophrenia
12.10.2009 / Basel - Novartis Basel, October 12, 2009 - Novartis Pharma AG has entered into an agreement for exclusive US and Canadian rights to Fanapt(TM) (iloperidone), a new oral med

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2009
Ironing out the genetic cause of hemoglobin problems
Ironing out the genetic cause of hemoglobin problems
Ironing out the genetic cause of hemoglobin problems Gene associated with hemoglobin regulation identified in new research - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo for 18&per

Health - Social Sciences - 12.10.2009
Sheffield Professor´s research could save NHS millions
A study led by a Sheffield Professor could save the NHS millions a year - by proving that treating leg ulcers with inexpensive dressings works just as well as the widely used expensive alternatives.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2009
UCL co-ordinates project to advance cardiovascular engineering
UCL is co-ordinating a project to help young researchers develop careers in cardiovascular engineering.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.10.2009
UCL co-ordinates project to advance cardiovascular engineering
UCL is co-ordinating a project to help young researchers develop careers in cardiovascular engineering.

Health - 12.10.2009
A new scan for lung diseases
A new scan for lung diseases
People with chronic lung disease and asthma could soon be offered better treatment thanks to a new type of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan being pioneered at The University of Nottingham. A purpose-built MRI research unit has been established to study a range of respiratory diseases. The unit is based at the Queens Medical Centre and will allow doctors to virtually 'see inside' the lungs of patients using a new, specifically-adapted MRI scanner.

Health - 12.10.2009
Breast tenderness during hormone replacement therapy linked to elevated cancer risk
Women who developed new-onset breast tenderness after starting estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy were at significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer than women on the combination therapy who didn't experience such tenderness, according to a new UCLA study. The research, published in the Oct.

Health - 12.10.2009
National pain research centre will bring hope to millions
National pain research centre will bring hope to millions
PA 264/09 An expert network of doctors and research scientists is forming the world's first national centre for research into understanding pain in arthritis. Backed by medical research charity the Arthritis Research Campaign and The University of Nottingham, it will aim to improve treatments for arthritis - the most common cause of chronic pain - which affects more than ten million people in the UK.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.10.2009
Juggling enhances connections in the brain
The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council and published , appears to show improved connectivity in parts of the brain involved in making movements necessary to catch the balls. 'We tend to think of the brain as being static, or even beginning to degenerate, once we reach adulthood,' says Dr Heidi Johansen-Berg of the Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, who led the work.

Health - 08.10.2009
Sugar Canes Conventional Medicines as Curing Agent
Sugar could provide a natural, clean and cost effective alternative to conventional treatments for wounds, a University of Birmingham student has found. A pioneering new study conducted by Moses Murandu into the healing effects of sugar has found that sugar acts to restore to health wounds that have previously failed to heal with conventional medicines.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.10.2009
Scientists Decipher the 3-D Structure of the Human Genome
Cambridge, Mass. October 8, 2009 - Scientists have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, paving the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding of how cellular DNA folds at scales that dwarf the double helix. In a paper featured this week on the cover of the journal Science, they describe a new technology called Hi-C and apply it to answer the thorny question of how each of our cells stows some three billion base pairs of DNA while maintaining access to functionally crucial segments.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.10.2009
UCL and Yale unite to improve global health
UCL and Yale University have formed an alliance to improve global health through scientific research, clinical and educational collaboration.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.10.2009
UCL and Yale unite to improve global health
UCL and Yale University have formed an alliance to improve global health through scientific research, clinical and educational collaboration.

Administration - Health - 07.10.2009

Health - Administration - 07.10.2009
Provost podcast: 4th in world and Yale agreement
The 8th October marks the day of two important announcements for UCL; our rise to fourth place in the THE-QS World Rankings, and the sealing of a major collaboration with Yale University.

Health - Environment - 07.10.2009
Researchers study pre- and post-Katrina corals
October 08, 2009 — Washington, D.C. — Mass coral bleaching has devastated coral colonies around the world for almost three decades. Now scientists have found that bleaching can make corals more susceptible to disease and, in turn, coral disease can exacerbate the negative effects of bleaching.

Health - Psychology - 07.10.2009
Walking back to happiness
Walking back to happiness
PA 261/09 A unique exercise programme which has been proven to help women living with depression has been unveiled by researchers from The University of Nottingham.

Health - 07.10.2009
Insured African Americans more likely to use emergency room than other insured groups
Yet in a policy brief released today by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, researchers found that in California, privately insured African Americans enrolled in HMOs are far more likely to u

Life Sciences - Health - 05.10.2009
Cal grad and former Cal professor win Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Cal grad and former Cal professor win Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
BERKELEY — The bulk of the work for which Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and John Szostak won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine took place at the University of California, B

Health - 04.10.2009

Life Sciences - Health - 02.10.2009
Growing greener greens
Growing greener greens
PA 259/09 A pioneering project to make our green vegetables even better for us has been launched by scientists at The University of Nottingham. The research will underpin future technological developments in agriculture that could help fight a looming food security crisis. 'Greens' like cabbages and broccoli are a well-known part of a healthy diet but they don't contain as large an amount of key minerals as they might, according to the lead scientist on the project, Associate Professor of Plant Nutrition, Dr Martin Broadley.

Health - Economics / Business - 02.10.2009
UCLA Medical Group ranks among top physician organizations in state
In the midst of the national debate about the future of health care, the Integrated Healthcare Association has announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the UCLA Medical Group has been rated one of California's top-performing physician organizations.

Health - Administration - 01.10.2009
Half-million low-income elderly affected by sweeping cuts to state safety net
These are some of the hundreds of thousands of low-income seniors who are likely to lose income ? and some of the tens of thousands who will also lose some or all of the in-home and supportive care t

Health - Life Sciences - 01.10.2009
Protecting humans and animals from diseases in wildlife
Protecting humans and animals from diseases in wildlife
PA 255/09 Avian influenza (H5N1), rabies, plague, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), and more recently swine flu (H1N1) are all examples of diseases that have made the leap from animals to humans.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.10.2009
On the trail of our ancestors
On the trail of our ancestors
BERKELEY — The groundbreaking discovery of the partial skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus , a hominid species dating back 4.4 million years, is the latest in a long line of contributions UC Berkeley researchers have made toward the elucidation of the human ancestral tree.

Life Sciences - Health - 01.10.2009
Ethiopian desert yields oldest hominid skeleton
Ethiopian desert yields oldest hominid skeleton
The digitally reconstructed cranium of Ardi, a female of the species Ardipithecus ramidus , is displayed along with the creature's hand bones and an artist's conception of what Ardi would have looked like. Gen Suwa of the University of Tokyo led the reconstruction of the cranium from micro-CT scans of the bones, while artist Jay Matternes put flesh and fur on the creature's bones.

Health - Social Sciences - 30.09.2009
New trial to assess sleep apnoea treatment in elderly patients
New trial to assess sleep apnoea treatment in elderly patients
New trial to assess sleep apnoea treatment in elderly patients PREDICT trial aims to find out if a common treatment improves people's quality of life - %0A " By Lucy Goodchild Thursday 1 October 2009

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 30.09.2009
New academic promotions announced at Imperial College London
New academic promotions announced at Imperial College London
New academic promotions announced at Imperial College London Staff take up new roles for new term %0A " By Danielle Reeves Thursday 1 October 2009 One hundred staff at Imperial College London have been recognised for their hard work with promotions announced today.

History / Archeology - Health - 30.09.2009
Mystery of Dr Granville’s Mummy finally resolved
Press Release Links: A famous Egyptian mummy died from tuberculosis (TB) rather than a tumour of the ovary, according to new research led by UCL scientists. The research, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, gives a definitive answer to a very old mystery. Augustus Bozzi Granville (1783-1872) caused a sensation when he described the first scientific autopsy on an ancient Egyptian mummy to the Royal Society of London in 1825.

History / Archeology - Health - 30.09.2009
Mystery of Dr Granville’s Mummy finally resolved
Press Release Links: A famous Egyptian mummy died from tuberculosis (TB) rather than a tumour of the ovary, according to new research led by UCL scientists. The research, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, gives a definitive answer to a very old mystery. Augustus Bozzi Granville (1783-1872) caused a sensation when he described the first scientific autopsy on an ancient Egyptian mummy to the Royal Society of London in 1825.

Health - Economics / Business - 30.09.2009
Funding for Endomagnetics Limited
UCL Business PLC, UCL's knowledge transfer and technology commercialisation company, today announced that it has led an initial investment round of £350,000 into a magnetic sensing technology company, Endomagnetics.

Health - Earth Sciences - 30.09.2009
Oldest hominid skeleton provides new evidence for human evolution
Oldest hominid skeleton provides new evidence for human evolution
Partial skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus, a hominid species living about 4.4 million years ago in Ethiopia. This female stood about 1.2 meters high. Eleven papers from an international team of authors published in print and online in this special issue describe the anatomy of this species and its habitat and discuss the implications for understanding human evolution.

Health - Administration - 29.09.2009
Jonsson Cancer Center joins statewide UC collaboration to target breast cancer
UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is taking part in an unprecedented statewide University of California collaboration to revolutionize care for breast cancer patients by designing and testing systemwide new approaches to research, technology and health care delivery.

Health - Chemistry - 29.09.2009
LANL demolishes first containment dome at disposal area
LANL demolishes first containment dome at disposal area
Event marks progress in multiyear closure plan Los Alamos, New Mexico, September 30, 2009—A Los Alamos National Laboratory crew today began demolishing the first containment dome at the Lab's largest and only remaining active disposal area. The 38-foot high, 345-foot-long facility known as "Dome 226" is made of fabric over aluminum ribbing.

Environment - Health - 28.09.2009
Look up a lichen in the name of cleaner air
Look up a lichen in the name of cleaner air
Look up a lichen in the name of cleaner air Members of the public sought to help scientists with essential air quality research Press release issued by Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) For immediate use

Health - Life Sciences - 28.09.2009
Children of working mothers have unhealthier lifestyles
Children whose mothers go out to work have poorer dietary habits than those whose mothers are not in paid employment, according to a new UCL study. The children furthermore are more sedentary, and are more likely to be driven to school than children whose mothers do not work outside the home, according to research published today by Professor Catherine Law (UCL Institute of Child Health) in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health .

Health - 28.09.2009
Seminar: Social determinants of health: what next ?
UCL staff and students are invited to a seminar, 'Social determinants of health: what next?', on 6 October 2009.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.09.2009
Children of working mothers have unhealthier lifestyles
Children whose mothers go out to work have poorer dietary habits than those whose mothers are not in paid employment, according to a new UCL study. The children furthermore are more sedentary, and are more likely to be driven to school than children whose mothers do not work outside the home, according to research published today by Professor Catherine Law (UCL Institute of Child Health) in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health .

Health - 28.09.2009
Seminar: Social determinants of health: what next ?
UCL staff and students are invited to a seminar, 'Social determinants of health: what next?', on 6 October 2009.

Health - 28.09.2009
Gut worms may protect against house-dust mite allergy
Gut worms may protect against house-dust mite allergy
PA 252/09 A study conducted in Vietnam has added further weight to the view that parasitic gut worms, such as hookworm, could help in the prevention and treatment of asthma and other allergies.

Materials Science - Health - 28.09.2009
Metallic glass for bone surgery
Metallic glass Metallic glass is a hot topic in the field of materials science. Only since the early 1990s, says Jörg Löffler, could metallic glasses be produced in larger dimensions and be used as engineering material in the form of 'bulk metallic glasses'.

Health - Economics / Business - 27.09.2009
Sheffield report analyses effects of minimum pricing for alcohol in Scotland
A University of Sheffield report, commissioned by the Scottish Government to help ministers make decisions about alcohol policy, shows that minimum pricing combined with an off-licence discount ban could reduce alcohol consumption and have significant effects on reducing alcohol-related harm. The findings, which were published today (28 September 2009) by the Scottish Government, are the results of an independent academic study.