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Chemistry - Health - 23.08.2011
Scented laundry products emit hazardous chemicals through dryer vents
The same University of Washington researcher who used chemical sleuthing to deduce what's in fragranced consumer products now has turned her attention to the scented air wafting from household laundry vents. Findings, published online this week in the journal Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health , show that air vented from machines using the top-selling scented liquid laundry detergent and scented dryer sheet contains hazardous chemicals, including two that are classified as carcinogens.

Health - Mathematics - 23.08.2011
Two Renowned Cardiovascular Experts Join University’s Computational Institute
Aug. AUSTIN, Texas — Two internationally recognized experts in the use of computer modeling and simulation to address heart disease and other complex health problems are joining The University of Texas at Austin's faculty to help advance the university as a national leader in biomedicine.

Health - Psychology - 23.08.2011
Modelling emotions: a potential new therapy for disturbed teenagers
PA 252/11 Researchers at The University of Nottingham are to investigate whether the therapeutic effects of clay modelling could help disturbed teenagers deal with their feelings of anger, anxiety and depression.

Computer Science - Health - 23.08.2011
UC Berkeley robotics expert named among world's top young innovators
UC Berkeley robotics expert named among world’s top young innovators
Pieter Abbeel, a University of California, Berkeley, professor known for his novel work in the field of machine learning in robotics ' including robots that can fold laundry ' has been named to a prestigious list of 35 of the world's top young innovators by Technology Review magazine.

Health - Chemistry - 22.08.2011
Sex gives clues to new lung cancer treatment
Sex gives clues to new lung cancer treatment
Research into an enzyme that produces a hormone released after sex has inspired ANU chemists to create new treatments for small-cell lung cancer.

Health - Law - 22.08.2011
U-M experts available to discuss Sept. 11, its aftermath 10 years later
Aug. U-M experts available to discuss Sept. 11, its aftermath 10 years later ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan has experts available to discuss various topics related to the 10th anniversary of the Sept.

Health - 22.08.2011
New and improved air pollution website
New and improved air pollution website
The Environmental Research Group (ERG) at King's has updated its London Air Quality Network website, making information on air pollution more accessible to the public than ever before.

Health - Chemistry - 22.08.2011
A new set of building blocks for simple synthesis of complex molecules
A new set of building blocks for simple synthesis of complex molecules
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Assembling chemicals can be like putting together a puzzle. University of Illinois chemists have developed a way of fitting the pieces together to more efficiently build complex molecules, beginning with a powerful and promising antioxidant. Led by chemistry professor Martin Burke, the team published its research on the cover of the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie.

Health - History / Archeology - 22.08.2011
And they’re off...1,000 mile Life Cycle begins
The University of Nottingham Life Cycle team are setting off on a gruelling 1,000-mile charity bike ride from John O'Groats to Land's End.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.08.2011
Ancient whale skulls and directional hearing: A twisted tale
Aug. Ancient whale skulls and directional hearing: A twisted tale ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Skewed skulls may have helped early whales discriminate the direction of sounds in water and are not solely, as previously thought, a later adaptation related to echolocation.

Health - 21.08.2011
Less depression for working moms who expect that they ‘can’t do it all’
Working moms have lower rates of depression than their stay-at-home counterparts, but buying into the supermom myth could put working mothers at greater risk for depression.

Life Sciences - Health - 21.08.2011
UW joins national push to sequence human genome on the cheap
UW joins national push to sequence human genome on the cheap
The National Human Genome Research Institute today announced that the University of Washington is one of eight institutions funded to revolutionize DNA sequencing. Two of the eight institutions are in Seattle. The goal of the federal effort is more rapid sequencing of a person's genome at a lower price: $1,000 or less.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.08.2011
Sweet insight: Discovery could speed drug development
The surface of cells and many biologically active molecules are studded with sugar structures that are not used to store energy, but rather are involved in communication, immunity and inflammation. In a similar manner, sugars attached to drugs can enhance, change or neutralize their effects, says Jon Thorson , a professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.08.2011
Cells derived from pluripotent stem cells may pose challenges for clinical use, research
Cells derived from pluripotent stem cells may pose challenges for clinical use, research
UCLA researchers have found that three types of cells derived from human embryonic stem (hES) cells and from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are similar to each other, but they are far more developmentally immature than those same cell types taken directly from human tissue. In fact, the progeny of these hES and iPS cells are much more similar to cells found within the first two months of fetal development than anything later, according to the scientists from UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.

Health - Pedagogy - 19.08.2011
Traumatic brain injury increases risk of Parkinson’s disease, UCLA researchers say
Traumatic brain injury has entered the public's consciousness as the silent, signature wound brought back by many of our military warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.08.2011
Huge funding boost for biomedical research at Imperial
Huge funding boost for biomedical research at Imperial
By Laura Gallagher Friday 19 August 2011 Two NHS Trusts in partnership with Imperial College London have received multi-million pound awards to boost research and enable the development of more effective medicines, treatments and care for patients, it was announced this week.

Life Sciences - Health - 19.08.2011
Micro-organisms are "invisible" to the immune system
That micro-organisms have a great capacity to vary their surface structure is well known. It is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to develop vaccines against HIV and malaria, and why new influenza vaccines have to be produced every year. But it seems that these micro-organisms are also able to completely avoid activating a strong immune response in the person attacked.

Health - Administration - 18.08.2011
Smoke-free policies could save landlords up to $18 million a year in cleaning costs
Smoke-free policies could save landlords up to $18 million a year in cleaning costs
When apartment tenants light up a cigarette, it's not just their smoking-averse neighbors who suffer. Landlords are also sucking it up — in increased cleaning costs. But by implementing complete smoke-free rules throughout their properties, owners of California multi-unit rental buildings could save up to $18 million a year statewide on the cost of cleaning apartments vacated by tenants who smoke, according to a new UCLA study.

Health - 18.08.2011
Researchers Alarmed at Rise in Hookah Use Among California Youth
UCSD Researchers Alarmed at Rise in Hookah Use Among California Youth More common among young, educated, college-aged, non-Hispanic Whites August 19, 2011 Kim Edwards Hookah use among California youth ages 18 to 24 is rising rapidly according to a study conducted by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

Health - Environment - 18.08.2011
UW-Madison expert: Cancer rates show it’s time for a global asbestos ban
Media Inquiries news [a] uwhealth (p) org Related Information Department of Population Health Sciences Community and Public Health Stay Connected Follow UWSMPH on Twitter Follow UWSMPH on Facebook Ma

Health - Life Sciences - 18.08.2011
Major funding announced for hearing and digestive diseases research
Two University of Nottingham and NHS research partnerships in Nottingham have been awarded a combined £13.5 million in funding to help them to develop and translate new scientific discoveries into ground-breaking medicines, treatments and better care for all NHS patients.

Health - Computer Science - 18.08.2011
UW team part of IBM ’cognitive’ computing chip project
Media Inquiries news [a] uwhealth (p) org Related Information Department of Psychiatry Stay Connected Follow UWSMPH on Twitter Follow UWSMPH on Facebook Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin-M

Health - Life Sciences - 18.08.2011
Government invests in Biomedical Research
The Department of Health announced today (18 August) that it will pledge over £110m of funding over the next five years to two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs), and a new Biomedical Research Unit for Dementia at King's College London.

Health - Psychology - 17.08.2011
ANU Tall Poppies the pick of the bunch
ANU Tall Poppies the pick of the bunch
Three ANU researchers have won 2011 ACT Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. Cormac Corr, Gonzalo Estillo and Liana Leach were named at a ceremony held on 17 August.

Health - 17.08.2011
New Technique to Remove Large Colon Polyps, California First
New Technique to Remove Large Colon Polyps, California First August 18, 2011 Jackie Carr For the first time in the western United States, a surgical team lead by Elisabeth McLemore, MD, has used a novel operating platform to perform the scarless removal of rectal tumors.

Health - Computer Science - 17.08.2011
New risk score spots patients at high risk of serious blood clots
New risk score spots patients at high risk of serious blood clots
PA 245/11 A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots who might need preventative treatment, according to a study published on bmj.com. The tool, which can be found at www.qthrombosis.org , is based on simple variables which the patient is likely to know and could be easily integrated into GP computer systems to risk assess patients prior to hospital admission, long haul flights, or starting medications that carry an increased clotting risk.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.08.2011
Stress in early life reduces life expectancy - and that of partners
A new study from the University of Glasgow, published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, suggests that our expectancy is likely to be strongly affected by how much stress we were exposed to early in our lives. And worse still, the study also shows that early life stress experienced by our mates could also be affecting how long we are likely to live.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.08.2011
Parasite uses the power of sexual attraction to trick rats into becoming cat food
Parasite uses the power of sexual attraction to trick rats into becoming cat food
Could it be love? Rats infected with the parasite Toxoplasma seem to lose their fear of cats – or at least cat urine. Now Stanford researchers have discovered that the brains of those infected, fearless male rats show activity in the region that normally triggers a mating response when they meet a female rat.

Health - Pedagogy - 16.08.2011
Nine years later, twins lead separate but unequal lives
Maria Teresa, left, and her sister Maria de Jesus see each other often, although they live with different adoptive families.

Chemistry - Health - 16.08.2011
Mimicking biological complexity, in a tiny particle
New MIT technology could lead to better drug delivery and artificial tissues that imitate natural tissue.

Health - Administration - 16.08.2011
Poll finds two-thirds of California voters unprepared for costs of growing older
California's weak economy has voters cutting back on current expenses and largely unable to meet essential future ones, such as the cost of long-term care, according to a new poll from The SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

Economics / Business - Health - 16.08.2011
Minister visits Imperial College Business School to launch government broadband strategy
Minister visits Imperial College Business School to launch government broadband strategy
By Tanya Gubbay Tuesday 16 August 2011 The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, visited Imperial College Business School today to launch the government's new broadband strategy.

Health - 16.08.2011
Want to keep your exercise resolutions New research offers pointers
Want to keep your exercise resolutions New research offers pointers
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Sticking with an exercise routine means being able to overcome the obstacles that invariably arise. A key to success is having the confidence that you can do it, researchers report.

Environment - Health - 16.08.2011

Health - Life Sciences - 15.08.2011
HIV Havens: Caltech Researchers Find New Clues About How HIV Reservoirs May Form
HIV Havens: Caltech Researchers Find New Clues About How HIV Reservoirs May Form
Much like cities organize contingency plans and supplies for emergencies, chronic infectious diseases like HIV form reservoirs that ensure their survival in adverse conditions.

Health - Earth Sciences - 15.08.2011
UC San Diego 2011 Research Funding Reaches Near-Record $960 Million
UC San Diego 2011 Research Funding Reaches Near-Record $960 Million August 16, 2011 By Paul K. Mueller Research teams at the University of California, San Diego competed for and received more

Veterinary - Health - 15.08.2011
Surgeon to be next UW-Madison vet research dean
Longtime professor Dale Bjorling has been named associate dean for research and graduate training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Health - 15.08.2011
Words from the wise: Legacy Project collects senior wisdom
Words from the wise: Legacy Project collects senior wisdom
When turning 50, "I began to notice some differences in my perspective on life," says Cornell gerontologist Karl Pillemer.

Life Sciences - Health - 15.08.2011
UM Researchers Contribute to Landmark MS Study
UM Researchers Contribute to Landmark MS Study
— Coral Gables — Scientists have identified 29 new genetic variants linked to multiple sclerosis, providing key insights into the biology of an important and very debilitating neurological disease. Many of the genes implicated in the study are relevant to the immune system, shedding light onto the immunological pathways that underlie the development of multiple sclerosis.

Health - Event - 15.08.2011
Scientists’ £3.9m project to develop gene therapy to prevent heart bypass graft failure
A team of scientists, cardiologists and heart surgeons from the University of Glasgow and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital has been awarded £3.9m for a study into how to prevent the failure of heart bypass grafts. The award was made by the Medical Research Council and British Heart Foundation (BHF) to a team at the University's Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences led by Professor Andrew Baker.

Health - 15.08.2011
GP management plans getting through
GP management plans getting through
A report published today in The Medical Journal of Australia suggests that some of Australia's most vulnerable chronic disease sufferers are benefiting from the use of GP management plans. The study was part of the Serious and Continuing Illness Polcy and Practice Study, funded by an NHMRC program grant and carried out by researchers at The Australian National University, to find out who was using the plans, which were initially introduced by the Federal Government in 2000.

Health - 15.08.2011
Health concerns for asylum seekers
Health concerns for asylum seekers
Community-based asylum seekers have limited access to primary health care in Australia, according to new research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. In an accompanying editorial to the paper, Christine Phillips from the ANU Medical School and the Companion House Medical Service said that achieving good health care for refugees in Australia presented a number of challenges.

Health - 15.08.2011
Los Alamos using NIH grant to study how social behaviors affect spread of disease
Los Alamos using NIH grant to study how social behaviors affect spread of disease
Connecting social media and epidemiological research will attempt to predict the future, i.e. people's social behavior during an epidemic, using Twitter.

Health - Pedagogy - 14.08.2011
Younger siblings of children with autism have one in five chance of autism diagnosis
Parents of a child with an autism spectrum disorder face a 19 percent chance of having additional children diagnosed with the disorder, according to a new study co-authored by the UW Autism Center.

Health - Economics / Business - 12.08.2011
Less salt, less strokes says new research from Warwick
Speaking ahead of a United Nations High Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases, Professor Francesco Cappuccio from Warwick Medical School argues that lowering dietary salt intake has the potential to save millions of lives globally by substantially reducing levels of heart disease and strokes. New research by Professor Cappuccio revealed this week in the BMJ shows that in the UK, a reduction of 3g salt intake per day would prevent up to 8,000 stroke deaths and up to 12,000 coronary heart disease deaths per year.

Chemistry - Health - 11.08.2011
Todd-Hamied Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry opens
Todd-Hamied Laboratory at the Department of Chemistry opens
The University of Cambridge's Department of Chemistry has today unveiled the new, cutting-edge Todd-Hamied Laboratory.

Economics / Business - Health - 11.08.2011
Wall Street rollercoaster: Stanford expert tries to make sense of a careening marketplace
Economist Roger Noll admits that ignoring the wild ups and downs is hard, but "high volatility reveals only that many people are fearful about the nation's economic future.

Life Sciences - Health - 11.08.2011
Researcher helps highlight DNA testing dilemma
Researcher helps highlight DNA testing dilemma
Sussex researcher helps highlight DNA testing dilemma University of Sussex researcher Michael Hopkins has contributed to a report that highlights the growing conflict between the health service and private enterprise over genetic discoveries. Hopkins, who is a Senior Lecturer in SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Sussex is an expert on the uses of gene patents, where genetic techniques and DNA sequences are licensed as the property of biotech firms and others looking to profit from their research in the fast-growing field of diagnostic genetics.