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Health - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
A potential milestone in cancer therapy
Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, and the University of Connecticut have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against cancer. They identified a previously unknown weak point of prostate cancer cells. This could also lead to entirely new therapeutic approaches for other types of cancer.

Life Sciences - Campus - 08.06.2023
Convocation medalist thrives as data scientist at top biotech firm
Newly minted Simon Fraser University graduate Miranda Louwerse's top marks have landed her the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation medal as one of the Faculty of Science's top three PhD students-whil

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.06.2023
Improved sheep insemination a potential breakthrough for industry
Improved sheep insemination a potential breakthrough for industry
Researchers at The University of Queensland are investigating ways to lift the low success rate of artificial insemination (AI) in sheep, which would improve wool and meat yields, sustainability, and enhance animal welfare.

Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
Unlocking the blood-nerve barrier to facilitate drug delivery
Unlocking the blood-nerve barrier to facilitate drug delivery
A UCL-led research team has opened and closed the blood-nerve barrier for the first time and used it to deliver drugs to target tissues. The Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK-funded research, published in Developmental Cell , has the potential to both deliver tumour-killing drugs to the nervous system, and also prevent side effects from chemotherapy that result from damage to the peripheral nervous system.

Chemistry - Life Sciences - 08.06.2023
Polymer Day 2023 showcases interdisciplinary innovation
A record-breaking number of presenters flock to the MIT event's poster competition; topics range from synthetic mucus to nature-inspired design.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.06.2023

Life Sciences - Environment - 06.06.2023
U-M biologist named to Science News magazine’s Scientists to Watch list
University of Michigan evolutionary ecologist Marjorie Weber has been named to Science News magazine's annual Scientists to Watch list, which recognizes 10 young researchers "for their potential to shape the science of the future.

Life Sciences - 06.06.2023
Exotic insects follow their larder, but with a delay
An analysis conducted by Cleo Bertelsmeier and Aymeric Bonnamour at the University of Lausanne's Department of Ecology and Evolution and published in "PNAS" reveals that the spread of plants precedes and favors the establishment of insects outside their region of origin. Based on the time lag observed, the scientists estimate that in the near future, discoveries of non-native insects could increase by 35% worldwide .

Health - Life Sciences - 06.06.2023
UW researchers will trial gene editing therapy to treat blindness
With new support from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers at the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery will lead drug therapeutics testing for two diseases known to cause blindness. Over the next five years, the collaborative project will use the $29 million NIH grant to merge new drug delivery systems with advanced genome CRISPR technology, innovating new treatments for Best Disease (BD) and Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), both of which are currently untreatable hereditary diseases.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.06.2023
Experience science up close: University of Würzburg invites to BioBlitz
Explore nature on your own doorstep and make an important contribution to species conservation - citizens can do so on June 17 and 18 at a hands-on event organized by the University of Würzburg at Hubland . Many plant and animal species in Germany are threatened with extinction. But what is the actual state of biodiversity in our country? Researchers at the University of Würzburg now want to find out with a BioBlitz.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.06.2023
Speaking up for the annoying fruit fly
Andreas Prokop , University of Manchester Fruit flies can be truly annoying when they are buzzing around your living room or landing in your wine. But we have much to thank these tiny nuisances for - they revolutionised biological and medical science. Flies and mosquitoes both belong to Diptera , the group of insects that have only two wings (from the Greek meaning two and pteron meaning wing).

Health - Life Sciences - 02.06.2023
5% of patients with acute myocardial infarction suffer from a lack of blood supply in affected areas
5% of patients with acute myocardial infarction suffer from a lack of blood supply in affected areas
A study led by the INCLIVA Health Research Institute (of the Clinical Hospital of Valencia), and the Centre for Network Biomedical Research in Cardiovascular Diseases (CIBERCV) in collaboration with,

Life Sciences - 01.06.2023
This is how the moon synchronises the reproduction of corals
This is how the moon synchronises the reproduction of corals
In order for the egg and sperm cells of corals from different colonies to mix, all animals of one species must spawn at the same time. And the moon plays a crucial role in synchronising this process. Corals are modular creatures whose colonies are often spaced several hundred metres apart. In order to maintain the genetic diversity and reef health, it's vital that the egg and sperm cells of different colonies mix with each other during sexual reproduction.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.05.2023

Life Sciences - Campus - 30.05.2023

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2023
COVID genetic clues and mathematical Fellow: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From research into genetic variants which are linked to severe COVID-19 , to an award-winning mathematician studying statistical theory and applied probability, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Life Sciences - Health - 26.05.2023
A Botox discovery that could save lives
Researchers from The University of Queensland have determined how Botox - a drug made from a deadly biological substance - enters brain cells.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 25.05.2023
Wyss Center partners with ALBA network
Geneva, Switzerland - The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, an independent, non-profit, research organization that innovates and accelerates technologies and therapies to transform the lives

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.05.2023
Climate-stressed trees get a boost from new microbial partnerships
Climate-stressed trees get a boost from new microbial partnerships
Climate change is subjecting plants to rapid shifts in temperature and precipitation, pushing them into new ranges and stressing them in old ones. Trees may have an easier time adapting in both cases by making new microbial friends underground, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.05.2023
Exploring the links between diet and cancer
Exploring the links between diet and cancer
Omer Yilmaz's work on how diet influences intestinal stem cells could lead to new ways to treat or prevent gastrointestinal cancers. Every three to five days, all of the cells lining the human intestine are replaced. That constant replenishment of cells helps the intestinal lining withstand the damage caused by food passing through the digestive tract.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.05.2023
Brain Computer Interface (BCI) enables thought-controlled walking after spinal cord injury
Brain Computer Interface (BCI) enables thought-controlled walking after spinal cord injury
Neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from EPFL/CHUV/UNIL and CEA/CHUGA/UGA report in the journal Nature that they have re-established the communication between the brain and spinal cord with a wireless digital bridge, allowing a paralyzed person to walk again naturally.

Life Sciences - Health - 24.05.2023

Paleontology - Life Sciences - 23.05.2023
Did dome-headed dinosaurs sport bristly headgear?
An artist's depiction of a newly described species of pachycephalosaur that was named Platytholus clemensi, after the late UC Berkeley paleontologist William Clemens.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.05.2023
New partnership will use molecular glues to tackle ’undruggable’ disease targets
Researchers at Imperial, the Francis Crick Institute and AstraZeneca will advance the discovery of new -molecular glues- to treat a range of diseases.

Life Sciences - 22.05.2023
Taking the congestion out of commuting
Associate Professor Jinhua Zhao studies how and why people move, and designs multi-modal mobility systems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.05.2023
MIT junior Anushree Chaudhuri named 2023 Udall Scholar
Udall Foundation Scholarship honors public service commitment to environmental issues. MIT junior Anushree Chaudhuri has been selected as a 2023 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholar.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.05.2023

Life Sciences - 22.05.2023
3 Questions: A new model of nervous system form, function, and evolution
Developing a new neuroscience model is no small feat. New faculty member Brady Weissbourd has risen to the challenge in order to study nervous system evolution, development, regeneration, and function.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2023
New Collaborative Research Centre on ’Small Data’ in Medicine approved at the University of Freiburg
The project combines computer science, mathematics, statistics, medicine, and systems modelling The use of artificial intelligence even with relatively small biomedical data sets is being strengthene

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2023
DFG Funding: Two Collaborative Research Centres and two CRC/Transregio Successful
DFG Funding: Two Collaborative Research Centres and two CRC/Transregio Successful
The four research consortia in medicine receive finance amounting to approximately 63 million euros In the current approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG), Heidelberg University has be

Health - Life Sciences - 18.05.2023

Life Sciences - Health - 17.05.2023
3 Questions: Sara Prescott on the brain-body connection
New MIT faculty member investigates how sensory input from within the body controls mammalian physiology and behavior. Many of our body's most important functions occur without our conscious knowledge, such as digestion, heartbeat, and breathing. These vital functions depend on the signals generated by the "interoceptive nervous system," which enables the brain to monitor our internal organs and trigger responses that sometimes save our lives.