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Health - Life Sciences - 06.05.2021
Customized Brain Maps Improve Cancer Surgeries and Epilepsy Treatments
New sensors created at UC San Diego sit on brain's surface and allow surgeons to create higher-resolution brain maps Imagine describing a photograph of an oak tree growing in a meadow.

Life Sciences - Campus - 05.05.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2021
Gene Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model Preserves Learning and Memory
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues elsewhere, have used gene therapy to prevent learning and memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a key step toward eventually testing the approach in humans with the neurodegenerative disease. The findings are published online in advance of the June 11, 2021 issue of Molecular Therapy-Methods & Clinical Development.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2021
Stroke: Call 112, every minute counts
Stroke: Call 112, every minute counts
MHH Stroke Unit provides round-the-clock care for stroke victims - also during the Corona pandemic / Nationwide Day against Strokes on 10 May 2021 04.05.

Life Sciences - Campus - 04.05.2021
Herpetologist David Wake, who warned of amphibian declines, is dead at 84
David Wake was an internationally renowned evolutionary biologist who used salamanders to explore deep questions of evolution.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.05.2021

Life Sciences - 03.05.2021
Flatfish got weird fast due to evolutionary cascade
Flatfish got weird fast due to evolutionary cascade
Study: Skull asymmetry arose rapidly from trait co-evolution Ever look at a flatfish like a flounder or sole, with two eyes on one side of its head, and think, "How did that happen?” You're in luck. Rice University biologist Kory Evans has the answer. "Flatfishes are some of the weirdest vertebrates on the planet, and they got weird very, very fast by changing multiple traits at once over a short period of time,” said Evans, an assistant professor of biosciences at Rice who specializes in studying the evolution of fish over long time scales.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.04.2021
Wasps are valuable for ecosystems, economy and human health (just like bees)
Wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and more, according to a new review paper led by UCL and University of East Anglia researchers.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 29.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2021
Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection
Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection
Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human health. Resistant infections now cause more than 750,000 deaths per year and are predicted to increase to 10 million deaths per year by 2050.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.04.2021
Opinion: why I love wasps, and why you should too
Professor Seirian Sumner (UCL Biosciences) explains why wasps deserve to be just as highly valued as other insects, like bees, due to their roles as predators, pollinators, and even an efficient source of protein.

Life Sciences - Career - 29.04.2021
Analysis: How the UK is joining the genomic technology arms race
The announcement of taxpayer funding for genomic research signals the UK's intentions in the field of genomic technology, but the path forward will have lasting consequences on how we perceive genome tech in the public space, says PhD candidate Yusef Paolo Rabiah (UCL STEaPP).

Health - Life Sciences - 28.04.2021
How SARS-CoV-2 Hijacks Human Cells to Evade Immune System
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease.

Life Sciences - 28.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 28.04.2021
Awakening
Awakening "ghosts" in patients with Parkinson's
Scientists are developing a completely new "brain stress test" for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson's disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the "ghosts" hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations.

Life Sciences - Campus - 27.04.2021
Upgrade will lead to greater research impact
Upgrade will lead to greater research impact
A major refurbishment to enhance world-class research facilities for the Faculty of Biological Sciences is complete.

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.04.2021
Six faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
Six faculty elected to National Academy of Sciences
Six Stanford faculty are among the newest members of an organization created in 1863 to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology.

Life Sciences - 27.04.2021
Proposal of new universal nomenclature for oxytocin and vasotocin genes
Proposal of new universal nomenclature for oxytocin and vasotocin genes
Oxytocin and arginine vasopressin are two hormones in the endocrine system that can act as neurotransmitters and regulate -in vertebrates and invertebrates- a wide range of biological functions, such as bonding formation, breastfeeding, birth or arterial pressure. Biochemists in the pregenomic era, named these genes differently in different species, due to small protein coding differences.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.04.2021
Where have all the vultures gone? Ph.D. candidate investigates
Ph.D. candidate Mackenzie Kirchner-Smith photographs the fossil skull of a condor that she found in the Campanile, where, by 1913, 20 tons of fossils from the La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California had been brought for storage, before the tower even opened.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.04.2021
Weight loss surgery significantly reduces brain pressure in patients with increasingly common neurological condition
Weight loss surgery significantly reduces brain pressure in patients with increasingly common neurological condition, study finds Weight loss surgery is more effective than dieting to reduce brain pr

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 22.04.2021

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 22.04.2021

Life Sciences - Health - 22.04.2021
Biomedical research without boundaries
In autumn 2021 a new biomedical reseach centre will be inaugurated in Bellinzona. To support this event, Ticino Management is running a special series of articles presenting the activities of the two main residents of the facility, IRB and IOR.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 22.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 22.04.2021

Life Sciences - Computer Science - 20.04.2021
CEA-Leti Announces EU Project to Mimic Multi-Timescale Processing of Biological Neural Systems
Targeted Applications Include High-Dimensional Distributed Environmental Monitoring, Implantable Medical-Diagnostic Microchips, Wearable Electronics & Human/Computer Interfaces - GRENOBLE, Franc

Life Sciences - Health - 20.04.2021

Health - Life Sciences - 20.04.2021
Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes
Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes
EPFL spin-off Readily3D has developed a novel system that can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.04.2021

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 18.04.2021
What does the study of domesticated birds tell us about the evolution of human language?
What does the study of domesticated birds tell us about the evolution of human language?
Language is one of the most notable abilities humans have. It allows us to express complex meanings and transmit knowledge from generation to generation. An important question in human biology is how this ability ended up being developed, and researchers from the universities of Barcelona, Cologne and Tokyo have treated this issue in a recent article.

Life Sciences - 17.04.2021
Obituary: Dr. Reinhard Glück
We are deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. Reinhard Glück. He passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 19 April, 2021, shortly before reaching the age of 70.

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 16.04.2021
Opinion: What separates humans from AI? It’s doubt
Computers can drive our cars and beat us at chess. What they lack is our ability to know when we don't know, says Dr Steve Fleming (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).

Computer Science - Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
"Human Frontier Science Program": Award for Benjamin Risse
The research funding award "Program Grant" of the international "Human Frontier Science Program" (HFSP) in the selection round 2021 goes to Prof Benjamin Risse from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Münster.

Health - Life Sciences - 15.04.2021
Study identifies epigenetic factors that predict COVID-19 severity
Study identifies epigenetic factors that predict COVID-19 severity
COVID-19, caused by the infection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, has changed people's behavioural patterns since the moment it became a global pandemic.