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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 .

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 .

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2009
Genetic link found to increased risk of ovarian cancer
UCL scientists are part of a team that has located a region of DNA which - when altered - can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, according to research published today . An international research group involving UCL, the Cancer Research UK Genetic Epidemiology Unit, and the University of Cambridge searched through the genomes of 1,810 women with ovarian cancer and 2,535 women without the disease from across the UK.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.08.2009
Genetic link found to increased risk of ovarian cancer
UCL scientists are part of a team that has located a region of DNA which - when altered - can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, according to research published today . An international research group involving UCL, the Cancer Research UK Genetic Epidemiology Unit, and the University of Cambridge searched through the genomes of 1,810 women with ovarian cancer and 2,535 women without the disease from across the UK.

Health - 30.07.2009
Drug-resistant malaria in Cambodia
Malaria parasites in western Cambodia have become resistant to artemisinin-based therapies, the first-line treatment for malaria, according to a study by Oxford University researchers based in Thailand and published in the  New England Journal of Medicine . Signs of artemisinin resistance have been reported in the region already, but this new research is the first detailed study of the problem.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.07.2009
Under pressure: new research programme to examine how bacterial pathogens cope with stress
Under pressure: new research programme to examine how bacterial pathogens cope with stress
Under pressure: new research programme to examine how bacterial pathogens cope with stress BBSRC grant fuels interdisciplinary bacterial stress response research %0A " By Danielle Reeves Thursday 30

Economics / Business - Health - 29.07.2009
Los Alamos National Security creates mentor-protégé agreements with two veteran-owned businesses
Los Alamos National Security creates mentor-protégé agreements with two veteran-owned businesses
Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 30, 2009—Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and Los Alamos National Laboratory have entered into new mentor-protégé agreements with SDV Construction and Trillacorpe Construction, both service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.07.2009
Scientists will codirect $14.5 million National Center for Systems Biology
Scientists will codirect $14.5 million National Center for Systems Biology
The new Spatiotemporal Modeling Center is funded by a $14.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences. "The new center will apply large-scale, multidisciplinary approaches to understanding how the innate and adaptive immune systems interact." Lab contributes computer modeling, antibody engineering capabilities Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 28, 2009— Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists will codirect a new National Center for Systems Biology located at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Health - Psychology - 28.07.2009
Cancers set to ’explode’ in Latino/a populations, expert says
University of Illinois professor Lydia Buki expects that diagnoses of breast and cervical cancers among Latinas will increase significantly, and not enough is being done to anticipate women's needs.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.07.2009
Maternal, Paternal Genes’ Tug-of-War May Last Well Into Childhood
Cambridge, Mass. July 28, 2009 - An analysis of rare genetic disorders in which children lack some genes from one parent suggests that maternal and paternal genes engage in a subtle tug-of-war well into childhood, and possibly as late as the onset of puberty.

Health - Life Sciences - 27.07.2009
Natural born killers – how the body's frontline immune cells decide which cells to destroy
Natural born killers – how the body’s frontline immune cells decide which cells to destroy
Natural born killers ? how the body's frontline immune cells decide which cells to destroy New insight into how the body's Natural Killer cells work %0A " Imperial College London news release Strictl

Physics - Health - 27.07.2009
Charles McMillan to lead Los Alamos National Laboratory's Weapons Program
Charles McMillan to lead Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Weapons Program
Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 28, 2009— Charles McMillan has been appointed the new principal associate director for Weapons Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Health - Economics / Business - 27.07.2009
UM Nurse Selected for Prestigious National Fellowship
July 28, 2009 — Coral Gables — A national fellowship program focused on expanding the role of nurses to lead change in the U.S. health care system has been awarded to Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Ph.D., N.P., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P., associate professor at the University of Miami (UM) School of Nursing and Health Studies.

Health - Event - 27.07.2009

Physics - Health - 26.07.2009
Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research
Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research
Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research Scientists are closer to understanding how to grow replacement bones with stem cell technology %0A " Imperial College Lon

Physics - Health - 26.07.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory sponsors Hazmat Challenge
Los Alamos National Laboratory sponsors Hazmat Challenge
Competition test skills of hazardous materials response teams Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 27, 2009—Seven hazardous materials response teams from New Mexico and Oklahoma will test their skills at the 13th annual Hazmat Challenge July 28-31 sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Health - 23.07.2009
Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis
Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis
PA 200/09 Researchers at The University of Nottingham are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of osteoarthritis — a condition which leads to pain, stiffness, swelling and disability. Up to six million people in the UK suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee. Now 200 patients, over the age of 55, from GP practices across Nottingham are to take part in a study led by research physiotherapist Michelle Hall in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.07.2009
UCL severe acute malnutrition research published
UCL researchers have undertaken a study, published in The Lancet of 11 July, to ascertain whether the treatment of severe acute malnutrition could be improved through the use of new types of therapeutic foods.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.07.2009
UCL severe acute malnutrition research published
UCL researchers have undertaken a study, published in The Lancet of 11 July, to ascertain whether the treatment of severe acute malnutrition could be improved through the use of new types of therapeutic foods.

Health - 21.07.2009
New funding boosts head and neck cancer research
UCL has appointed a new Clinical Senior Lecturer to lead the development of clinical trials relating to head and neck cancer, which account for six per cent of all cancers in the UK.

Environment - Health - 21.07.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory receives Recovery Act Funds
Los Alamos National Laboratory receives Recovery Act Funds
Funding will aid environmental cleanup and compliance Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 22, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced plans to begin spending environmental cleanup funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.07.2009
Researchers turn cell phones into fluorescent microscopes, bring low-cost lab tools to the field
Researchers turn cell phones into fluorescent microscopes, bring low-cost lab tools to the field
BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are proving that a camera phone can capture far more than photos of people or pets at play.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.07.2009
Gene variant linked to higher risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Gene variant linked to higher risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
BERKELEY — Researchers have identified a gene variant that carries nearly twice the risk of developing an increasingly common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a group of cancers that develops in the immune system's white blood cells.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.07.2009
Sparkling with success – Diamond fellowship awarded to Imperial life scientist
Sparkling with success – Diamond fellowship awarded to Imperial life scientist
Sparkling with success ? Diamond fellowship awarded to Imperial life scientist New professorial fellowship from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council %0A " By Danielle Reeves Mon

Health - Economics / Business - 19.07.2009
Is school closure effective in reducing the impact of flu pandemics?
Is school closure effective in reducing the impact of flu pandemics?
Is school closure effective in reducing the impact of flu pandemics? Closing schools may reduce the total number of flu cases, but there are costs, say scientists - %0A > Click here to read a brie

Health - Administration - 19.07.2009
Pioneering study to improve well-being of Devon carers
The University of Plymouth has just completed a year-long research project aimed at improving the health and well-being of Devon's carer community. The project tracked the needs of carers in five GP surgeries across Devon to identify how best to support them in their care-giving role whilst improving independence, health and well-being.

Health - Administration - 19.07.2009
Pioneering study to improve well-being of Devon carers
The University of Plymouth has just completed a year-long research project aimed at improving the health and well-being of Devon's carer community. The project tracked the needs of carers in five GP surgeries across Devon to identify how best to support them in their care-giving role whilst improving independence, health and well-being.

Chemistry - Health - 15.07.2009
Scientists create antimicrobial surfaces to fight hospital-acquired infections
Scientists from UCL have created light-activated antimicrobial surfaces that could help fight the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

Chemistry - Health - 15.07.2009
Scientists create antimicrobial surfaces to fight hospital-acquired infections
Scientists from UCL have created light-activated antimicrobial surfaces that could help fight the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

Health - Economics / Business - 15.07.2009

Health - Environment - 14.07.2009
Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists
Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists
Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists Calculating the case fatality ratio is tricky, according to new research - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict emba

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.