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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.05.2017
New answers for kids with inherited kidney disease
New answers for kids with inherited kidney disease
A new gene behind a rare form of inherited childhood kidney disease has been identified by a global research team. University of Queensland researchers were part of the team that made the discovery that will improve genetic testing and could provide clues for future treatments for autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18:00
Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB
Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB
Imperial scientists have found how a common antibiotic could help reduce lung destruction in people with Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, causing 1.8 million deaths in 2015 and infecting one in three people globally, with or without symptoms. Left untreated, the disease can cause massive tissue damage in the lungs, leading to a contagious cough and eventual death.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16:00
Taking a Closer Look at Genetic Switches in Cancer
Taking a Closer Look at Genetic Switches in Cancer
Many things go wrong in cells during the development of cancer. At the heart of the chaos are often genetic switches that control the production of new cells.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15:01
New research aims to streamline sexual assault services
An exhibition giving voice to sexual assault survivors will be launched with new research on better integrating Victoria's sexual assault and mental health services.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13:00
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium
The University of Bristol held its first Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium last month [Thursday 27 April].
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
12:00
Support for health care law higher when polls mention ’repeal’
With the U.S. Senate set to take up debate on a new health care bill, Cornell researchers asked a simple question. Does the American public want former President Barack Obama‘s health care law repealed and replaced' The answer is, it depends on how you ask the question. The team analyzed hundreds of national opinion polls from March 2010, when Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, through the recent presidential election.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
08:01
University of Melbourne congratulates new Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science
Three University of Melbourne scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science, a rare honour, for their outstanding contributions to science.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.05.2017
Black youth, teen girls, see slower decline in frequent binge drinking
ANN ARBOR?Researchers who study binge drinking in teens have good news and bad news: the good news is the overall rate of frequent binge drinking is declining'but the bad news is, that rate is not falling as quickly for all adolescents.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2017
Opinion: Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes - even if you're overweight to begin with
Opinion: Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes - even if you’re overweight to begin with
Dr Adina Feldman, writing for The Conversation, looks at how diabetes can be prevented even in people who are moderately overweight.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2017
Researchers design moisture-responsive workout suit
Researchers design moisture-responsive workout suit
A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.05.2017
Novartis receives positive CHMP opinion for first-line use of Zykadia in ALK-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
Phase III trial, first-line treatment with Zykadia resulted in improved progression-free survival (PFS) over SOC chemotherapy with maintenance, including in patients with brain metastases Zykadia is
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2017
Sequencing of Green Alga Genome Provides Blueprint to Advance Clean Energy, Bioproducts
Plant biologists have sequenced the genome of a particularly promising species of green alga, providing a blueprint for new discoveries in producing sustainable biofuels, antioxidants, and other valuable bioproducts.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
19.05.2017
UW, GE Healthcare team up to improve medical imaging, patient outcomes
Sara John, an MRI research technologist at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, reviews research images from a GE MR scanner, in the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research on campus.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2017
Light Exposure in the Evening Improves Performance in the Final Spurt
Light Exposure in the Evening Improves Performance in the Final Spurt
Athletes often have to compete late in the evening, when they are no longer able to perform at their best. As reported in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, however, researchers from the University of Basel have shown that athletes who are exposed to blue light before competing can significantly increase their performance in the final spurt.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.05.2017
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington's disease sufferers
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington’s disease sufferers
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington's disease sufferers Scientists at the University of Sussex have started work on a multi-million pound project to develop drugs to treat the debilitating loss of cognitive function associated with Huntington's disease.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
19.05.2017
A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away
A muffin a day might just keep the doctor away
Baking meets science in a delicious University of Queensland health initiative that really takes the cake.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
19.05.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.05.2017
Novartis data at ASCO, ICML and EHA meetings demonstrate meaningful advancements in cancer care
Updated analyses from the Kisqali pivotal Phase III MONALEESA-2 trial in hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced breast cancer to be presente
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2017
At least 42% more people will need palliative care in England and Wales by 2040
At least 42% more people will need palliative care in England and Wales by 2040 The number of people requiring palliative care over the next 25 years is likely to increase substantially, requiring a
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2017
Life or death medical decisions involving a child – new study asks questions about current process
Life or death medical decisions involving a child – new study asks questions about current process
How parents and clinicians make life or death medical decisions involving very young children is the focus of a new study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The findings may offer insight into how the ‘best interests' of a child are decided, when consensus between parents and clinicians can't be reached.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2017
Engineering heart valves for the many
Harvard and the University of Zurich partner to create a next-generation heart valve that accurately functions upon implantation and regenerates into long-lasting heart-like tissue The human heart beats approximately 35 million times every year, pumping blood via four different heart valves.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.05.2017
Engineering far-reaching solutions
From the Canadian tundra to Cambodian villages, engineering thesis projects developed by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) students spanned the globe to tackle complex issues.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.05.2017
Startup wields natural bacterium to improve health of livestock
Rodrigo Bicalho, left, and John Kallassy, believe their new company Bactana Animal Health - which has just joined Cornell's McGovern Center - offers new, sustainable ways to help the health of livestock and other farm animals.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.05.2017
Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico is expected to reduce obesity, diabetes
ANN ARBOR'The current 10 percent tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Mexico should reduce obesity in the country by 2.5 percent by 2024 and prevent up to 134,000 new cases of diabetes by 2030, according to a new study co-led by researchers at the University of Michigan.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
17.05.2017
Cutting Down on Cancer Surgeries
Cutting Down on Cancer Surgeries
Engineers at the Optical Imaging Laboratory led by Caltech's Lihong Wang have developed an imaging technology that could help surgeons removing breast cancer lumps confirm that they have cut out the entire tumor?reducing the need for additional surgeries.  About 300,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are discovered annually.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
17.05.2017
Doctors Should Be Paid By Salary, Not Fee-for-Service, Argue Behavioral Economists
By Shilo Rea In a Journal of the American Medical Association Viewpoint article , Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein and the University of California, Los Angeles' Ian Larkin outline the
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
17.05.2017
Could an App Help End Pre-Term Birth?
CMU researchers, doctors are working to combat leading cause of neonatal death By Adam Dove Approximately one out of every 10 children born in the United States is born pre-term - prior to 37 weeks of gestation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.05.2017
UW-Madison biochemist wins Shaw Scientist Award
Ophelia Venturelli , assistant professor of biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of two researchers in the University of Wisconsin System to earn seed funding from the Greater
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.05.2017
MIT Corporation life member and biotech pioneer Henri Termeer dies at 71
MIT Corporation life member and biotech pioneer Henri Termeer dies at 71
MIT Corporation life member and biotechnology pioneer Henri A. Termeer, who led the iconic Genzyme Corporation for nearly three decades, with a strong focus on combating rare diseases, died on Friday night at his home in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
The Gruber Foundation awards $1.5 million in prizes to three top scientists
The Gruber Foundation awards $1.5 million in prizes to three top scientists
The Gruber Foundation will award $1.5 million to an astronomer who explores populations of distant stars, a biologist who investigates how cells repair damaged DNA, and a neuroscientist who studies the formation of synapses that facilitate sight, the foundation announced May 17. The Yale-based Gruber International Prize Program annually honors individuals in the fields of cosmology, genetics and neuroscience for groundbreaking work that inspires and enables fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
Bioengineering, embryos and eggshells
Bioengineering, embryos and eggshells
Homerton Fellow Dr Michelle Oyen, a member of the Centre for Trophoblast Research, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, explains why she has dedicated her working life to investigating why pregnancies go wrong.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
Novartis Foundation and partners launch initiative to tackle hypertension and its root causes in low-income urban communities
Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.05.2017
UQ parenting program highlighted in UK election campaign
UQ parenting program highlighted in UK election campaign
An international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland is featuring in United Kingdom election campaigning. The UK Centre for Mental Health has proposed the next Government make evidence-based parenting programs such as the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program developed at UQ widely available to UK families.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
New study: 1 in 3 displaced families face homelessness/marginal housing in San Mateo County
New study: 1 in 3 displaced families face homelessness/marginal housing in San Mateo County
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.05.2017
New clues to healthy bones for those with PKU
Certain kinds of foods prescribed to manage the rare metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU) could contribute to skeletal fragility seen in many PKU patients, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. Led by Waisman Center and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences investigator Denise Ney and her graduate student Bridget Stroup , the study represents the first human clinical trial to compare how different PKU-specific diets affect the bone health of people living with the disease.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Scientists Sequence Genome of Snail That Spreads Parasitic Worm
Scientists Sequence Genome of Snail That Spreads Parasitic Worm
An international team of scientists, including a researcher from Berkeley Lab, have characterized the genome of Biomphalaria glabrata , a freshwater snail that transmits a parasitic worm responsible for the infectious disease schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity rates
Higher mass transit use associated with lower obesity rates
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Healthy mass transit systems could contribute to healthier communities, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers that determined higher mass transit use was correlated with lower obesity rates in counties across the United States.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.05.2017
Stem cell transplantation
Cardiff University is pleased to announce plans to conduct a stem cell transplantation procedure that could benefit people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) in Wales.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Clinics should choose women's breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new  appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). In England, participation in breast cancer screening has been falling in the last ten years, getting close to the national minimum standard of 70 per cent, with screening particularly low in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Nicotine enhances bees? activity
Nicotine enhances bees? activity
Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).             The researchers used artificial flowers in a tightly-monitored flight arena in the laboratory to mimic how flowering plants use animals as pollen carriers and reward pollinators with sugars found in floral nectar.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Ebola: lives to be saved with new management approach
Ebola outbreaks set to be managed quickly and efficiently – saving lives – with a new approach developed by an international team of researchers, including the University of Warwick Educa
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Opinion: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Opinion: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Are strict IP policies harming the development of sustainable technologies' In this article for The Conversation , Frank Tietze from the Institute for Manufacturing investigates how the open source approach taken by companies such as Tesla may help the economy and the planet.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Venom becomes more potent as brown snakes age
Venom becomes more potent as brown snakes age
The “blood nuking” capabilities of adult brown snake venom only come about after an amazing transformation. New research led by University of Queensland scientist Associate Professor Bryan Fry has shown the venom of young brown snakes attacks the nervous system, while the venom of older snakes has dangerous effects on the circulatory system.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Young women's gradual weight gain raises pregnancy blood pressure danger
Young women’s gradual weight gain raises pregnancy blood pressure danger
Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Young women's gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger
Young women’s gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger
Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of blood pressure disorders in pregnancy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
15.05.2017
Sino-UK engineering seminar to explore structural health monitoring
The Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre (SUGEC), a joint venture established by the University of Nottingham and the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, will hold a seminar exploring the Structural Health Monitoring of Infrastructureon Tuesday 16 th May in Wuhan, China.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
15.05.2017
Folk contraceptives lead researchers to drugs that block fertilization
Folk contraceptives lead researchers to drugs that block fertilization
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Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Where you live may impact how much you drink
Neighborhoods with greater poverty and disorganization may play a greater role in problem drinking than the availability of bars and stores that sell hard liquor, a University of Washington-led study has found. While there is evidence for the link between neighborhood poverty and alcohol use, the new twist - that socioeconomics are more powerful environmental factors than even access to the substance itself - suggests that improving a neighborhood's quality of life can yield a range of benefits.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Improving care for terminally ill LGBT people
Healthcare professionals must address discrimination to improve care for terminally ill LGBT people New research led by the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London concludes that healthcar
Mathematics - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Cornell statistics help NYC schools determine start times
It's pretty much a given that teenagers don't get enough sleep, but an ongoing study by a Cornell statistician may help New York City public school students hit the snooze button more often in the near future.
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