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Economics / Business - Health - 10.03.2009
Inexpensive flooring change improves child health in urban slums
Inexpensive flooring change improves child health in urban slums
BERKELEY — Replacing dirt floors with cement in the homes of urban slums makes for more comfortable living - but more importantly, it significantly improves children's health by interrupting th

Health - Social Sciences - 09.03.2009
Research suggests elimination of rabies is a realistic goal
10 March 2009 Research suggests elimination of rabies is a realistic goal Vaccination of the world´s domestic dog population could lead to the elimination of rabies, according to new research carried out at the University of Sheffield.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2009
US stem cell funding ban lift: the implications
Barack Obama yesterday overturned the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Health - Life Sciences - 09.03.2009
US stem cell funding ban lift: the implications
Barack Obama yesterday overturned the ban on US federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

Health - Event - 09.03.2009
LANL awards Recovery Act contract worth up to $100 million
LANL awards Recovery Act contract worth up to $100 million
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 10, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected a small business to perform up to $100 million in waste transportation and disposal work under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the Lab announced today.

Health - Event - 08.03.2009
Imperial named Academic Health Science Centre
Imperial named Academic Health Science Centre First 18 months shows new approach can transform patient outcomes Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare News Release For immediate rele

Health - Administration - 08.03.2009
LANL exceeds early Recovery Act recycling goals
LANL exceeds early Recovery Act recycling goals
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, March 9, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory announced today that Lab demolition projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have recovered more than 136 t

Health - 07.03.2009
Normal activities resume at Princeton after early-morning incident; posted Sat., March 7, 3:38 a.m.
Princeton University's Department of Public Safety has confirmed that there is no threat to the campus following an investigation that ended with the location of a male student found with a non-functional firearm in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 7.

Health - 05.03.2009
Researchers pilot virtual clinic to help train doctors
Researchers pilot virtual clinic to help train doctors Third year medical students have been diagnosing virtual patients at a respiratory clinic in Second Life this week, as part of a research project on game-based learning.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.03.2009
How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria
How mosquitoes could teach us a trick in the fight against malaria Researchers uncover new insights into how mosquitoes' immune systems fight off deadly parasites Imperial College London news release

Health - Administration - 05.03.2009
New photo exhibition marks International Women’s Day with a window on women in science
New photo exhibition marks International Women?s Day with a window on women in science One hundred portraits to celebrate the diversity of individuals who study and work at Imperial - %0A " Imperial

Health - 04.03.2009
Trial appeal for pregnant smokers
Trial appeal for pregnant smokers
PA 58/09 Mums-to-be across the East Midlands are being invited to take part in research that aims to establish whether nicotine patches are safe and effective for pregnant smokers.

Health - 03.03.2009
Hookworms in MS trial
Hookworms in MS trial
PA 57/09 Scientists from The University of Nottingham will study the potential health benefits of parasitic worms as part of a study investigating treatments for people with the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis (MS).

Life Sciences - Health - 02.03.2009
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study
Schizophrenia linked to signalling problems in new brain study Researchers identify 49 genes that work differently in schizophrenia patients - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict

Health - History / Archeology - 02.03.2009
Podcast Series: Today’s Neuroscience, Tomorrow’s History, Part 2
The second instalment of the 'Today's Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History' podcast series, compiled by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, is now available for download.

Health - History / Archeology - 02.03.2009
Podcast Series: Today’s Neuroscience, Tomorrow’s History, Part 2
The second instalment of the 'Today's Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History' podcast series, compiled by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, is now available for download.

Health - 02.03.2009
First step into research career
First step into research career
PA 54/09 The University of Nottingham has been chosen to pilot a new national funding scheme that will offer the most outstanding doctoral students a first step on the path to an independent research career.

Health - Social Sciences - 02.03.2009
Material success and social failure?
Material success and social failure?
PA 53/09 It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as divisive and corrosive. In a groundbreaking book, based on 30 years' research, Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor at The University of Nottingham together with co-author Kate Pickett from the University of York, go an important stage beyond either of these ideas to demonstrate that more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone within them — the well-off as well as the poor.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.02.2009
Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile’s protective shell, paving the way for new superbug drugs and vaccines
Scientists unlock the secrets of C. difficile's protective shell, paving the way for new superbug drugs and vaccines First images of the structure of superbug's protein 'jacket' %0A " Imperial

Health - Veterinary - 26.02.2009
Imperial scientist commended for using fewer animals in research
Imperial scientist commended for using fewer animals in research Researcher commended in NC3Rs prize - Friday 27 February 2009 By Lucy Goodchild A researcher exploring dangerous blood clots in the lungs has been recognised for his contributions to reducing the number of mice used in experiments.

Health - 25.02.2009
Healthy lifestyle could prevent large proportion of cancers, says landmark report
Healthy lifestyle could prevent large proportion of cancers, says landmark report Research shows that over 40 percent of colon and breast cancer cases are preventable through healthy diet, physical a

Health - Environment - 25.02.2009
UCL backs climate and health campaign
UCL has signed up as an institutional member of the Climate & Health Council (CHC), the aim of which is to mobilise health professionals across the world to take action to limit climate change, a serious threat to human health.

Health - Environment - 25.02.2009
UCL backs climate and health campaign
UCL has signed up as an institutional member of the Climate & Health Council (CHC), the aim of which is to mobilise health professionals across the world to take action to limit climate change, a serious threat to human health.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2009
£1m for new research at UCL and partner hospital trusts
Teams of health scientists from UCL and three partner hospital trusts across London are joining forces to develop research and groundbreaking treatments for patients with a range of debilitating conditions, drawing on a total of £1 million funding.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.02.2009
£1m for new research at UCL and partner hospital trusts
Teams of health scientists from UCL and three partner hospital trusts across London are joining forces to develop research and groundbreaking treatments for patients with a range of debilitating conditions, drawing on a total of £1 million funding.

Economics / Business - Health - 23.02.2009
Nonprofit Leaders to President and Congress: 1 Million Charities Are Ready to Help
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 Nonprofit Leaders to President and Congress:

Health - History / Archeology - 23.02.2009
Babies born in pollen and mold seasons have greater odds of developing asthma symptoms
BERKELEY — Newborns whose first few months of life coincide with high pollen and mold seasons are at increased risk of developing early symptoms of asthma, suggests a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that children born in the high mold season, which generally encompasses the fall and winter months, have three times the odds of developing wheezing - often an early sign of asthma - by age 2 compared with those born at other times of the year.

Health - 22.02.2009
Global health magazine Perspectives Issue 3
The third issue of Medsin UCL's global health magazine 'Perspectives' is now available. This issue focuses on neglected diseases, with articles on the failure to eradicate polio and neglected tropical diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.02.2009
Cancer Research UK launches first super cancer centre in Birmingham
Birmingham will today become the first link in a unique chain of Cancer Research UK Centres to be launched round the country. These cancer centres will draw together world class research and areas of medical expertise to achieve the best possible results for cancer patients nationwide. As the first Cancer Research UK Centre, Birmingham will set the pace for national and international progress for genetics, gene therapy and the link between viruses and some cancers as well as focusing on cancers of the prostate and bladder and leukaemia.

Chemistry - Health - 19.02.2009
Researcher Seeks to Turn Stem Cells into Blood Vessels
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 A Johns Hopkins engineer is trying to coax h

Chemistry - Health - 19.02.2009
Malaria parasite zeroes in on molecule to enhance its survival, team finds
A team of researchers from Princeton University and the Drexel University College of Medicine has found that the parasite that causes malaria breaks down an important amino acid in its quest to adapt and thrive within the human body.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.02.2009
Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade our immune system
Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade our immune system New study could lead to development of new vaccines against meningitis %0A " Imperial College London and University of Oxford ne

Economics / Business - Health - 17.02.2009
Billions in Nonprofit Projects Halted by Credit Crisis
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 Billions in Nonprofit Projects Halted by Cre

Health - Life Sciences - 17.02.2009
"Evolved" virus may improve gene therapy for cystic fibrosis
BERKELEY — Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa have turned a relatively benign virus into a highly infectious form that is ideal as a carrier for gene therapy.

Health - Administration - 16.02.2009
HIV treatment test closer to manufacture with new $7.3 million grant
HIV treatment test closer to manufacture with new $7.3 million grant CD4 Initiative is developing easy to use $2 test that can rapidly measure numbers of CD4+ T-cells in a person's blood For i

Health - Economics / Business - 16.02.2009

Health - 15.02.2009
Infectious Diseases Town Meeting
The UCL Institute for Global Health invites UCL researchers whose work focuses, on or relates to, all aspects of infectious diseases to a town meeting on 25 February 2009.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.02.2009
On-the-spot DNA analysis to test tolerance to prescription drugs gets closer
On-the-spot DNA analysis to test tolerance to prescription drugs gets closer SNP Dr to assess patient DNA to improve drug response %0A " For Immediate Release Monday 16 February 2009 A handheld devic

Life Sciences - Health - 11.02.2009
Wild about the evolution of domesticated yeast
Wild about the evolution of domesticated yeast
PA 40/09 It lives all around us and is probably one of the earliest domesticated organisms. Humans have been using it for tens of thousands of years.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2009
Are we as decisive as we think?
The underlying sense of being in control of our own actions is challenged by new research from the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neurosocience, which demonstrates that

Health - Life Sciences - 10.02.2009
Are we as decisive as we think?
The underlying sense of being in control of our own actions is challenged by new research from the UCL Institute of Neurology and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neurosocience, which demonstrates that

Psychology - Health - 10.02.2009
Pressure to be a supergirl is causing teen mental health crisis
BERKELEY — Expectations for teenage girls to be brainy, athletic, nurturing, and look like supermodels - while juggling homework, social networking and resumé-padding activities - are fueling a generational mental health crisis, according to a new book by University of California, Berkeley, psychologist Stephen Hinshaw.

Health - Mechanical Engineering - 09.02.2009

Mechanical Engineering - Health - 08.02.2009
Students to hear how they can engineer a brighter future for developing countries
Students to hear how they can engineer a brighter future for developing countries Students from the Faculty of Engineering are invited to an information night %0A " Monday 9 February 2009 By Colin Sm

Economics / Business - Health - 06.02.2009

Health - Psychology - 06.02.2009
Running away from depression
Running away from depression
A new study into how exercise can help women overcome depression is looking for volunteers to step on to the treadmill.