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History / Archeology - Health - 03.09.2009

Health - Computer Science - 02.09.2009
Researchers rebuild a voice
A new technique designed to reconstruct the voices of people who have had their vocal cords removed, has been applied by researchers at the University of Sheffield.

Event - Health - 01.09.2009
Los Alamos technology strikes a chord with algal Bbiofuels
Award-winning acoustic focusing technology will help create ?green gold? Los Alamos, New Mexico, September 2, 2009—An award-winning Los Alamos National Laboratory sound-wave technology is helping Solix Biofuels, Inc.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2009
Waist-hip ratio better than BMI for gauging obesity in elderly
Body mass index (BMI) readings may not be the best gauge of obesity in older adults, according to new research from UCLA endocrinologists and geriatricians. Instead, they say, the ratio of waist size to hip size may be a better indicator when it comes to those over 70.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.08.2009
Think zinc: molecular sensor could reveal zinc's role in diseases
Think zinc: molecular sensor could reveal zinc’s role in diseases
Think zinc: molecular sensor could reveal zinc's role in diseases Scientists use jellyfish proteins to look at zinc in cells Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until 18.

Physics - Health - 31.08.2009
Super-fast computers of the future receive funding boost
Super-fast computers of the future receive funding boost
Super-fast computers of the future receive funding boost New research programme to develop nanoplasmonic devices for optical computers For immediate release Tuesday 1 September 2009 Computers which u

Health - Chemistry - 31.08.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory to change vehicle traffic-screening regimen at vehicle inspection station
Los Alamos, New Mexico, September 1, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory is changing its staffing of the vehicle inspection station at East Jemez Road and Diamond Drive effective Saturday, September 26.

Art and Design - Health - 31.08.2009
New ’music therapy on wheels’ delivers healing tunes to pediatric patients
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA has a new mobile tool to deliver music therapy and help pediatric patients cope with the fear, isolation and pain associated with being in the hospital.

Health - Economics / Business - 31.08.2009
Insured and in debt: Even with coverage, Californians struggle to pay medical bills
More than 2.2 million California adults report having medical debt, and two-thirds of those incurred the debt while insured, according to the authors of " The State of Health Insurance in California (SHIC) ," a comprehensive new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.08.2009
Scientists to develop novel therapies for inflammation-related cancer
A research group at the University of Birmingham will begin a study that aims to increase our understanding of how chronic inflammation in the body can lead to cancer.

Economics / Business - Health - 27.08.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory awards subcontracts for architectural and engineering services
Northern New Mexico small businesses to provide services Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 28, 2009—Six small businesses are receiving subcontracts totaling up to $200 million for providing architectural and engineering services to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Environment - Health - 26.08.2009
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly underestimated
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly underestimated
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly underestimated Researchers say UN climate negotiations should aim for substantially more funding %0A " Download a copy of the IIED and Grantham Insti

Health - Life Sciences - 26.08.2009
Miami Institute for Human Genomics Receives $20M Gift for Research
Miami Institute for Human Genomics Receives $20M Gift for Research
The Miller School's Miami Institute for Human Genomics, nationally known for its groundbreaking work in unraveling some of the medical mysteries behind autism and other common diseases, today received a $20 million gift to support its critical research efforts.

Health - Social Sciences - 25.08.2009
UM Nursing Professor Selected for the IOM/RWJF Committee on Future of Nursing
August 26, 2009 — Coral Gables — Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, Ph.D.

Health - Chemistry - 25.08.2009
Dental researchers confirm microRNAs as biomarkers for oral cancer detection
FINDINGS: A new study published by researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry substantiates the effectiveness of measuring the microRNAs present in saliva to detect oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Health - Chemistry - 25.08.2009
UCLA scientists uncover immune system’s role in bone loss
Got high cholesterol? You might want to consider a bone density test. A new UCLA study sheds light on the link between high cholesterol and osteoporosis and identifies a new way that the body's immune cells play a role in bone loss.

Health - Chemistry - 24.08.2009
Shanghai visiting professorship for pharmacy researcher
Shanghai visiting professorship for pharmacy researcher
PA 217/09 A University of Nottingham researcher involved in the discovery of new pharmaceuticals has been awarded a visiting professorship by the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Science.

Health - 24.08.2009
Scientists commissioned for urgent swine flu research
Scientists commissioned for urgent swine flu research
PA 221/09 Scientists at The University of Nottingham and Health Protection Agency East Midlands are carrying out urgent research into the swine flu virus after being commissioned as part of the government's response to the pandemic.

Health - 23.08.2009
Sheffield team to undertake research into Swine Flu
Researchers at the University of Sheffield will be conducting an urgent project into Swine Flu that will contribute to the Government´s response to the virus in the coming months.

Health - 20.08.2009

Health - Environment - 20.08.2009
Parasites persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner, says new research
Parasites persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner, says new research
Parasites persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner, says new research %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under embargo until 01.00hrs British Summer Time Friday 21 August 200

Health - 20.08.2009
Unravelling the mystery of Mozart’s death
A professor from UCL has attempted to unravel the 200-year-old mystery surrounding the premature death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The great composer was at the height of his creative powers in the months before his death in Vienna in 1791. Over the years a host of theories have emerged to account for his demise at the age of just 35 - including murder by a rival and suicide.

Health - 20.08.2009
Unravelling the mystery of Mozart’s death
A professor from UCL has attempted to unravel the 200-year-old mystery surrounding the premature death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The great composer was at the height of his creative powers in the months before his death in Vienna in 1791. Over the years a host of theories have emerged to account for his demise at the age of just 35 - including murder by a rival and suicide.

Linguistics / Literature - Health - 20.08.2009
Frontiers in Science Lectures focus on radiography and its contributions to advancing science, medicine
Frontiers in Science Lectures focus on radiography and its contributions to advancing science, medicine
Frontiers in Science Lectures Focus on Radiography and its Contributions to Advancing Science, Medicine Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 21, 2009-In a series of lectures starting Tuesday, August 25, Lo

Life Sciences - Health - 20.08.2009
Princeton team learns why some drugs pack such a punch
Princeton - Princeton By studying the intricate mechanisms at work in protein production, a Princeton-led team has discovered why certain kinds of antibiotics are so effective.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.08.2009
New images capture cell's ribosomes at work, could aid in molecular war against disease
New images capture cell's ribosomes at work, could aid in molecular war against disease
BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time captured elusive nanoscale movements of ribosomes at work, shedding light on how these cellular factories take in genetic instructions and amino acids to churn out proteins.

Health - 18.08.2009
Experts put Chinese medicine in the spotlight
Experts put Chinese medicine in the spotlight
PA 216/09 Some of the world's foremost experts on Chinese medicine will speak at The University of Nottingham this month for the 8th Meeting for the Consortium for Globalisation of Chinese Medicine (CGCM).

Physics - Health - 17.08.2009
Bret Knapp to head combined Weapons Engineering, Weapons Physics Directorates at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bret Knapp to head combined Weapons Engineering, Weapons Physics Directorates at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Bret Knapp to head combined Weapons Engineering, Weapons Physics Directorates at Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 18, 2009— Two of the three Los Alamos National Lab

Health - Life Sciences - 16.08.2009
Nano-magnets guide stem cells to damaged tissue
Microscopic magnetic particles have been used to bring stem cells to sites of cardiovascular injury in a new method designed to increase the capacity of cells to repair damaged tissue, UCL scientists announced today.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.08.2009
Nano-magnets guide stem cells to damaged tissue
Microscopic magnetic particles have been used to bring stem cells to sites of cardiovascular injury in a new method designed to increase the capacity of cells to repair damaged tissue, UCL scientists announced today.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.08.2009
Toddler's fight against brain cancer inspires £5m funding drive
Toddler’s fight against brain cancer inspires £5m funding drive
PA 212/09 It might seem like a routine family bathtime — a toddler complaining about having her hair washed, her twin sister looking on bemused.

Earth Sciences - Health - 11.08.2009
NSF Funds Study of Geodesy, Seismology, and Volcanology on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos
NSF Funds Study of Geodesy, Seismology, and Volcanology on Isla Isabela in the Galapagos
August 12, 2009 — Miami — An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Miami, University of Rochester, University of Idaho-Moscow and the Instituto Geofísico, Escuela Po

Health - Life Sciences - 10.08.2009
Urine samples could be used to predict responses to drugs, say researchers
Urine samples could be used to predict responses to drugs, say researchers
Urine samples could be used to predict responses to drugs, say researchers Researchers show you can predict drug responses by looking at the products of metabolism in people's urine %0A " Imperial Co

Health - Economics / Business - 10.08.2009
Team wins £500,000 grant to develop synthetic artery
A team of researchers from UCL has won a £500,000 grant to develop a synthetic artery that mimics a natural artery - and could revolutionise the treatment of coronary heart disease.

Economics / Business - Health - 10.08.2009
Lab announces Venture Acceleration Fund recipients
Lab announces Venture Acceleration Fund recipients
Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 11, 2009 - Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected Adaptive Radio Technologies, Los Alamos Visualization Associates, Mesa Tech International Inc.

Event - Health - 09.08.2009
Imperial innovator in healthcare technology wins global award
Imperial innovator in healthcare technology wins global award
Imperial innovator in healthcare technology wins global award Professor Chris Toumazou talks about using semiconductors to improve healthcare %0A " Monday 10 August 2009 By Colin Smith An academic wh

Health - Life Sciences - 09.08.2009
UCL to research non-invasive diagnostic tests during pregnancy
Professor Lyn Chitty (UCL Institute of Child Health) is leading a five-year research project to evaluate and, if appropriate, develop a plan to implement tests which could significantly reduce the number of women undergoing invasive tests during pregnancy such as amniocentesis. Invasive tests carry around a one per cent risk of miscarriage, so each thousand invasive tests avoided would potentially save ten healthy babies.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.08.2009
UCL to research non-invasive diagnostic tests during pregnancy
Professor Lyn Chitty (UCL Institute of Child Health) is leading a five-year research project to evaluate and, if appropriate, develop a plan to implement tests which could significantly reduce the number of women undergoing invasive tests during pregnancy such as amniocentesis. Invasive tests carry around a one per cent risk of miscarriage, so each thousand invasive tests avoided would potentially save ten healthy babies.

Health - Pedagogy - 06.08.2009
Promising alternative to invasive post-mortem
A study led by Sudhin Thayyil from the UCL Institute of Child Health published today in The Lancet today has shown that a less invasive approach to post-mortem is effective in the diagnostic study of small human foetuses.

Health - Pedagogy - 06.08.2009
Promising alternative to invasive post-mortem
A study led by Sudhin Thayyil from the UCL Institute of Child Health published today in The Lancet today has shown that a less invasive approach to post-mortem is effective in the diagnostic study of small human foetuses.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 06.08.2009
Seeking Six People to Tackle the Region’s Weightiest Issue
Health experts at the University of Birmingham are launching a pioneering initiative in a bid to combat the burgeoning obesity crisis in the West Midlands.

Health - 06.08.2009
Delays in UK child brain tumour diagnosis
Delays in UK child brain tumour diagnosis
PA 211/09 Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumours. A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumours up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability.

Health - Physics - 06.08.2009
New cancer drug delivery system is effective and reversible
Jianjun Cheng, professor of materials science and engineering, left; Rong Tong, graduate student, center, and Yi Lu, professor of chemistry, were on a team that developed a reversible method for delivering cancer drugs to tumor cells. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, lll. For cancer drug developers, finding an agent that kills tumor cells is only part of the equation.

Health - Economics / Business - 06.08.2009
Huge wage cost to filling gap in sub-Saharan Africa's health workforce, study projects
BERKELEY — Hiring the nearly 800,000 workers needed to eliminate the staggering shortage of health care professionals in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015 will cost $2.6 billion a year, or 2&pe

Health - 04.08.2009
New study into childhood stroke launched
Despina Eleftheriou (UCL Institute of Child Health) is leading a new study that aims to develop a blood test to help identify children who are at risk of multiple strokes, and will also investigate the role of inflammation or injury to blood vessels in causing stroke.

Health - 04.08.2009
New study into childhood stroke launched
Despina Eleftheriou (UCL Institute of Child Health) is leading a new study that aims to develop a blood test to help identify children who are at risk of multiple strokes, and will also investigate the role of inflammation or injury to blood vessels in causing stroke.

Chemistry - Health - 03.08.2009
New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis, suggests research
New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis, suggests research
New chemical imaging technique could help in the fight against atherosclerosis, suggests research New technology could help doctors spot patients at risk of complications %0A " Imperial College Londo

Health - 03.08.2009
How long does it take to form a habit?
It takes an average 66 days to form a new habit, according to new research by Phillippa Lally and colleagues from the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre based at UCL Epidemiology and Public Health. The team has completed a groundbreaking investigation into how people form habits, published last month in the European Journal of Social Psychology .