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Life Sciences - 08.06.2021
Coral larvae dispersal determines the best place for marine reserves
VUB research on coral reefs aims to protect ocean rainforests 8 June is World Oceans Day Coral reefs are threatened worldwide and research is needed to protect these ocean rainforests.

Life Sciences - Health - 08.06.2021
Researchers to study the brain health of victims of domestic violence
New research is set to begin to investigate the lifelong consequences of domestic violence on brain health. The Drake IPV Study - led by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, and funded by The Drake Foundation - will examine individuals exposed to domestic abuse, many of whom currently report a history of traumatic brain injury.

Life Sciences - Campus - 08.06.2021
The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake
Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow's milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.06.2021
NIH grant boosts computational search for cancer drugs
NIH grant boosts computational search for cancer drugs
Computer scientist Lydia Kavraki and team developing toolkit to model protein-ligand interactions Computer scientist Lydia Kavraki of Rice University's Brown School of Engineering has won a prestigio

Health - Life Sciences - 07.06.2021
Modelling lungs to limit testing on mice
Modelling lungs to limit testing on mice
The UNIGE is awarding its 3R prize to the creator of a cell model which, by reproducing a lung infection, has enabled the identification of a promising treatment.  Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium responsible for many lung infections, particularly in people with cystic fibrosis or a weakened immune system.

Life Sciences - 07.06.2021
Turning off lights can save migrating birds from crashing into buildings
Turning off lights can save migrating birds from crashing into buildings
Every night during the spring and fall migration seasons, thousands of birds are killed when they crash into illuminated windows, disoriented by the light.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.06.2021
Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer
Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer
There is a strong link between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer risk. The main culprit are progestins, synthetic mimics of the pregnancy hormone progesterone that stimulate cell growth in the breast.

Life Sciences - Campus - 03.06.2021
Brainiacs
R esearch experience is often a critical component when applying to graduate programs.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 02.06.2021
Young T. rexes were deadly despite bite force one-sixth that of adults
Jack Tseng loves bone-crunching animals - hyenas are his favorite - so when paleontologist Joseph Peterson discovered fossilized dinosaur bones that had teeth marks from a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex ,

Health - Life Sciences - 01.06.2021

Campus - Life Sciences - 31.05.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 28.05.2021
Every single cell counts - even before birth!
Every single cell counts - even before birth!
Team of the RESIST Cluster of Excellence researches: Certain immune cells develop early in life and remain throughout life Stand: 28.05.2021 Some things are particularly deeply rooted: for example, certain white blood cells of the adult immune system are already formed around the eighth week of pregnancy.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 28.05.2021
World-first multiple sclerosis global image database launched
World-first multiple sclerosis global image database launched
A world-first global MS image database launched in Australia today complementing MSBase, the largest clinical MS patient registry, to advance MS research with potential for earlier diagnosis and precision monitoring.

Life Sciences - 27.05.2021
Face to face
Face to face
People remember faces better from personal meetings than through still or moving media images The human brain remembers faces better after a personal meeting than by looking at photos or videos, according to findings by neuroscientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. In the current issue of the "Journal of Neuroscience", the research team led by Prof. Gyula Kovács and Dr Géza Gergely Ambrus have published EEG data which show that the familiarity of a face is anchored measurably more strongly in the brain of the observer if the face is seen in person.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.05.2021
'Biopolymers are non-toxic for humans and animals'
’Biopolymers are non-toxic for humans and animals’
With the end of the "petroleum age" - i.e. replacing oil with sustainable bio-resources - renewable raw materials are becoming increasingly important for commerce and industry. They can help find solutions to global environmental problems which contribute to health issues, climate change and species becoming extinct.

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.05.2021
Five Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant
Five Berkeley Lab Scientists Receive Prestigious Five-Year Research Grant
The Department of Energy awards support early career scientists with plans for innovative research Five scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab) have been selected by the U&

Life Sciences - 27.05.2021
Dive bombing Killer flies are so fast they lose steering control
Dive bombing Killer flies are so fast they lose steering control
Killer flies can reach accelerations of over 3g when aerial diving to catch their prey - but at such high speeds they often miss because they can't correct their course.

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.05.2021
Seabirds face dire threats from climate change, human activity - especially in Northern Hemisphere
Seabirds face dire threats from climate change, human activity - especially in Northern Hemisphere
Many seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere are struggling to breed - and in the Southern Hemisphere, they may not be far behind.

Research Management - Life Sciences - 26.05.2021

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - 26.05.2021
Covid-19 vaccine: Common stroke symptoms must be ’urgently evaluated’
UCL and UCLH neurologists have published the first clinical observations of patients who experienced an ischaemic stroke, the most common form of stroke, following an Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.05.2021
Monitoring genetic diversity will benefit nature and society
Monitoring genetic diversity will benefit nature and society
An ecological crisis overshadowed by the threats of mass species extinctions and climate change impacts could be just as serious to ecosystems and human society, according to a new study by an international team of scientists.

Life Sciences - Psychology - 26.05.2021
'Tug of war' between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
’Tug of war’ between neurons tells the brain when to fear — and when not to be afraid
Fear protects us by making us alert to danger, but the persistence of fearful memories can lead to serious mental conditions. Now, an international team of researchers co-led by Andreas Lüthi has found that the activity of different cells in the brain's threat-detector hub regulates the switch between high and low fear states.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2021
How antibiotic-filled poop helps ’bessbug’ beetles stay healthy
The "bessbug" beetle not only eats its own poop, known as frass, but also uses the material to line the walls of its log-based galleries and to build protective chambers around its young. UC Berkeley scientists have discovered that the frass contains antibiotic and antifungal chemicals produced by actinomycete bacteria, helping to protect the insect from pathogens.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.05.2021
Electrical nerve stimulation research could pave the way to new treatments
Electrical nerve stimulation research could pave the way to new treatments
Electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve could lead to new treatments for a wide range of diseases and disorders including epilepsy, depression and arthritis Last updated on Tuesday 25 May 2021 A project to measure the effects of electrical stimulation of a major nerve that could hold the key to new treatments for a range of diseases from epilepsy to depression is underway at the University of Bath.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2021
First report of 'Stephanitis lauri' in Catalonia, an insect spreading in the European continent
First report of ’Stephanitis lauri’ in Catalonia, an insect spreading in the European continent
The species Stephanitis lauri -an hemipteran insect that lives on laurel plants- has been identified for the first time in Catalonia, according to an article published in the Boletín de la Asociación Espańola de Entomología. The populations of this insect, firstly found in the province of Girona and then in the province of Barcelona, are the first ones to confirm the presence of the insect in the Iberian Peninsula.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 25.05.2021
Bloodlines and reconciliation
Bloodlines and reconciliation
A new memorial consisting of burial poles at ANU marks another important step in making sure Indigenous Australians have a say about how their genetics are used by science.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2021
Water connects surface and subsurface habitats
Water connects surface and subsurface habitats
Collaborative Research Centre "AquaDiva" granted funding for third phase worth 11 million euros by German Research Foundation The " Critical Zone", as it is called, is the porous skin of the Earth, where air, water, rock and organisms interact. It extends from the vegetation, through the soil and rock, down to the groundwater that is sometimes several hundreds of metres deep, and these layers are connected by liquid flows and the transport of materials.

Life Sciences - Health - 25.05.2021
DFG extends funding for Collaborative Research Centres at University and University Medical Center Göttingen
DFG extends funding for Collaborative Research Centres at University and University Medical Center Göttingen
German Research Foundation reconfirms support for Göttingen CRCs   The German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended its funding for two Göttingen Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) from 1 July 2021.

Life Sciences - Campus - 24.05.2021

Life Sciences - Physics - 24.05.2021
Sydney Nano delivers high-speed smart sensing for Australian Defence
Sydney Nano delivers high-speed smart sensing for Australian Defence
Professor Ben Eggleton's team at Project Jericho combined scientific skills from the School of Physics with design excellence from the School of Architecture, Design and Planning to develop the prototype in just three months.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.05.2021
New journal presents knowledge from fisheries research
The "Zeitschrift für Fischerei" (or "FischZeit" for short) is the first peer-reviewed, German-language journal for fisheries research that brings together knowledge on all aspects of commercial and r

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.05.2021
'The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate'
’The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate’
The Amazon rain forest may have reached a tipping point. According to a recent study, it now emits more CO2 than it absorbs, which could speed the pace of climate change.

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 21.05.2021
Pandemic-era paleontology: A wayward skull, at-home fossil analyses and a first for Antarctic amphibians
Pandemic-era paleontology: A wayward skull, at-home fossil analyses and a first for Antarctic amphibians
Paleontologists had to adjust to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many had to postpone fossil excavations, temporarily close museums and teach the next generation of fossil hunters virtually instead of in person.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.05.2021
International Biodiversity Day: ’We are part of the solution’
22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. In 2021, the theme is: "We are part of the solution".

Life Sciences - Health - 20.05.2021
Spotlight on... Professor Selina Wray
This week we meet Selina Wray, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2021
Genetic Tools Help Identify a Cellular Culprit for Type 1 Diabetes
By mapping its genetic underpinnings, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have identified a predictive causal role for specific cell types in type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects more than 1.6 million Americans.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2021
Researchers awarded the Millennium Technology Prize
Researchers awarded the Millennium Technology Prize
British duo Professor Shankar Balasubramanian and Professor David Klenerman have been awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for their development of revolutionary DNA sequencing techniques.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2021
Species invasions can teach us about COVID-19
Species invasions can teach us about COVID-19
Invasions by alien insect and animal species have much in common with outbreaks of infectious diseases and can tell us a lot about how pandemics spread, according to new research. Biological invasions - where animals, insects, plants and microorganisms are transported around the globe by humans - are becoming more common and have a global annual cost of at least Ł118 billion.