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Environment/Sustainable Development
02.02.2018
Ecuador: Deforestation destroys more dry forest than climate change
Ecuador: Deforestation destroys more dry forest than climate change
Research news Tropical forests all over the world are at risk. Two of the main threats are the deforestation for arable land and climate change.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
02.02.2018
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
02.02.2018
Strange things happen when a crystal gets split in two
Strange things happen when a crystal gets split in two
When a crystal is broken along certain directions the atoms reorganize in amazing ways. Researchers in Vienna have watched this happen, and have learned to control it.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
02.02.2018
Freely shared satellite data improves weather forecasting
On Nov. 18, 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA launched the Joint Polar Satellite System , the first in an advanced series of polar-orbiting weather satellites. The new satellite, named NOAA-20 after its launch, continues a legacy of providing scientists and citizens across the world free access to the weather data it collects - without restrictions or encryption.
Innovation/Technology - Computer Science/Telecom
02.02.2018
Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us
Preparing for the future: artificial intelligence and us
Today we begin a month-long focus on research related to artificial intelligence. Here, four researchers reflect on the power of a technology to impact nearly every aspect of modern life - and why we need to be ready.
Careers/Employment - Administration/Government
02.02.2018
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.02.2018
Meet the power couple of back pain research
The drugs don't work, but video games might, say experts Paulo and Manuela Ferreira. The couple are former physiotherapists and now University of Sydney back pain researchers.
Physics/Materials Science - Computer Science/Telecom
02.02.2018
Quantum ’hack’ to unleash computing power
The instability of qubits - the building blocks of quantum computers - means they are susceptible to error.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
02.02.2018
New research project to help tackle chronic pain
University of Sydney pain researcher Professor Fiona Blyth AM has been awarded a $500,000 project grant to investigate how to reduce the risk of people developing chronic pain.
Administration/Government - Computer Science/Telecom
02.02.2018
Life Sciences - Veterinary Science
02.02.2018
Astronomy
02.02.2018
New technology can help scientists peer into deep space
A team of Australian scientists, including researchers from ANU, have found a new way to use the telecommunications network to synchronise radio telescopes, which help scientists peer into deep space.
Medicine/Pharmacology
01.02.2018
Community pharmacists alleviate pressure on GP practices
Community pharmacists in GP practices can significantly relieve pressure on doctors and nurses by providing patient focused services that help free up appointment times, according to a new independent report released today.
Life Sciences
01.02.2018
House dust mites evolved a new way to protect their genome
House dust mites evolved a new way to protect their genome
ANN ARBOR-House dust mites are common pests with an unusual evolutionary history. They are tiny, free-living animals that evolved from a parasitic ancestor, which in turn evolved from free-living organisms millions of years ago. A new genetic study suggests that, as a consequence of its tumultuous evolutionary history, the house dust mite developed a novel way to protect its genome from internal disruptions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
01.02.2018
Cancer ’vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice
Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, Stanford researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test the technique in a clinical trial. Ronald Levy (left) and Idit Sagiv-Barfi (right) led the work on a possible cancer treatment that involves injecting two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors.
Earth Sciences
01.02.2018
Literature/Linguistics - Psychology
01.02.2018
Describing certain foods in a foreign language reduces aversion
New research shows people are more likely to eat foods they're averse to if presented in a foreign language, like calling snails "escargot." Restaurateurs apparently know what they're doing when they offer "escargot" on a menu rather than "snails." New research shows that people are more willing to eat foods that they find disgusting if those foods are presented in a foreign language.
History/Archeology - Law/Forensics
01.02.2018
U-M expert discusses Poland’s Holocaust speech law
FACULTY Q&A Poland's Senate has approved draft legislation that would penalize language suggesting that the country was complicit in the Holocaust.
Innovation/Technology
01.02.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development
01.02.2018
Chris Packham's Fingers in the Sparkle Jar voted UK's favourite nature book
Chris Packham’s Fingers in the Sparkle Jar voted UK’s favourite nature book
Chris Packham's Fingers in the Sparkle Jar voted UK's favourite nature book Chris Packham's book Fingers in the Sparkle Jar has been voted Britain's favourite piece of nature writing in an online pol
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
01.02.2018
Bringing UC San Diego’s Healthy Diet and Natural Medicine Research into the Spotlight
A focus on natural approaches is central to Richard N. Krupp's philanthropic legacy, which may be realized at over $30 million in the coming years The late Richard N. ("Dick") Krupp, bo
Astronomy
01.02.2018
Astronomy: a Rotating System of Satellite Galaxies Raises Questions
Astronomy: a Rotating System of Satellite Galaxies Raises Questions
Astronomers have examined the distribution and movement of dwarf galaxies in the constellation Centaurus, but their observations do not fit with the standard model of cosmology that assumes the existence of dark matter. The international team of researchers led by the University of Basel reported their findings .
Innovation/Technology - Computer Science/Telecom
01.02.2018
Letter regarding the MIT Intelligence Quest
The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif.
Life Sciences - Innovation/Technology
01.02.2018
Institute launches the MIT Intelligence Quest
Institute launches the MIT Intelligence Quest
MIT today announced the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society.
Astronomy - Innovation/Technology
01.02.2018
New galaxy survey to precisely measure the expanding Universe
ANU will play a major role in the Taipan galaxy survey, which will for the first time measure the current expansion rate of the Universe with one per cent precision.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.02.2018
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
31.01.2018
Parenting programme brings ’joy’ to Africa’s poorest communities
An initiative to help teenagers, parents and caregivers in disadvantaged communities to form stronger relationships and improve teenagers' safety has been shown to succeed, according to trial results published today in BMJ Global Health. Image credit: Lucie Cluver New research has revealed that a widely-used  adolescent parental guidance programme reduces domestic conflict and boosts economic resilience in South Africa.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
31.01.2018
Evolution of China’s flowering plants shows East-West divide between old, new lineages
ANN ARBOR-An international team of scientists has mapped the evolutionary relationships between China's 30,000 flowering plant species, uncovering a distinct regional pattern in biodiversity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
31.01.2018
£1.5m funding boost for UofG diagnostic project
A University of Glasgow-led project, which will develop new tests for parasitic diseases common in the developing world, has received £1.5m in funding.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.01.2018
Got starch? There’s bacteria in your gut for that
ANN ARBOR-Soft foods like white bread and rice might seem like an easy thing for your body to digest, but a tiny organism in your gut is actually responsible for chowing down some types of starch and turning it into nutrients your body can use.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.01.2018
Lab-on-a-chip for tracking single bacterial cells
Lab-on-a-chip for tracking single bacterial cells
Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, have set up a novel lab-on-a-chip with accompanying automatic analysis software.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
31.01.2018
Why we can’t rely on corporations to save us from climate change
Why we can't rely on corporations to save us from climate change; Professor Christopher Wright and Honorary Professor Daniel Nyberg explain the common patterns they found in their research.
Medicine/Pharmacology
31.01.2018
Cancer Patients: Web-Based Help Improves Quality of Life
Cancer Patients: Web-Based Help Improves Quality of Life
A diagnosis of cancer causes huge psychological stress, but many patients do not receive any psychological support.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.01.2018
Novartis announces NEJM publication of updated analysis from ELIANA trial showing longer-term durable remissions with Kymriah(TM) in children, young adults with r/r ALL
Novartis announces NEJM publication of updated analysis from ELIANA trial showing longer-term durable remissions with Kymriah(TM) in children, young adults with r/r ALL Analysis of 75 patients with m
Computer Science/Telecom
31.01.2018
New treatment offers hope for better stroke recovery
New treatment offers hope for better stroke recovery
Eating food from only the right side of the plate, shaving or applying make-up to only one side of the face, and running into objects on the left are common traits post stroke and for some survivors current therapies aren't working.
Earth Sciences
31.01.2018
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Josué Gehring is about to spend two months taking part in an international meteorological measurement project in the mountains of South Korea, close to the 2018 Winter Olympics host venues.
Careers/Employment - Academic Rankings
31.01.2018
The Stonewall Top 100 Employers
Cardiff University is one of the UK's top 15 gay friendly employers according to Stonewall's latest Workplace Equality Index published today (Wednesday 31 st January, 2018).
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
31.01.2018
Robotic interiors
Robotic interiors
Imagine living in a cramped studio apartment in a large city - but being able to summon your bed or closet through a mobile app, call forth your desk using voice command, or have everything retract at the push of a button.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
31.01.2018
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research to Tackle Societal Problems
Three of the five teams awarded the first U-LINK grants are researching solutions related to problems directly or indirectly related to climate change; the other two projects aim to curb the scourges of terrorism and chronic disease.
Life Sciences
31.01.2018
UCLA faculty voice: Defeating depression
UCLA faculty voice: Defeating depression
Chancellor Gene Block outlines the university's plan to bring together 100 researchers to address this devastating illness Gene Block Gene Block is the chancellor of UCLA.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.01.2018
Life Sciences - Innovation/Technology
30.01.2018
Medicine/Pharmacology
30.01.2018
Taking multiple Rx drugs raises risks for aging adults with and without HIV
Taking five or more prescription medications increases the risk of hospitalization and death in older adults infected with HIV and comparable adults without HIV.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
30.01.2018
Medical mystery: Yale doctors solve woman’s chronic abdominal pain
You may have heard of, or experienced, migraine headaches-recurrent attacks of pulsating pain that often occur on one side of the head. Abdominal migraine, though, is less common and poorly understood. Most often diagnosed in children, this condition, characterized by stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting, can lead to absences from school, emotional distress, and a disruption in normal activities.
Art and Design - Computer Science/Telecom
30.01.2018
Artificial intelligence experts question if machines can ever be truly creative
Artificial intelligence experts question if machines can ever be truly creative
Leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI) debated whether machines can ever be truly creative during an event at Imperial College London. The panel debate was part of the Night of Ideas , a programme of free debates exploring the latest ideas behind issues central to our times organised by the Institut Français.
Innovation/Technology - Medicine/Pharmacology
30.01.2018
Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations unlikely to deliver hoped-for benefits in practice
The realities of implementing alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations, such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, mean that hoped-for reductions in GP workload and increases in available appointments for patients might not be realised. This is the finding of a study by led by a researcher from the University of Warwick, published in the British Journal of General Practice today (30 January 2018).