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Medicine/Pharmacology
04.09.2015
Highly effective seasickness treatment on the horizon
The misery of motion sickness could be ended within five to ten years thanks to a new treatment being developed by scientists. The cause of motion sickness is still a mystery but a popular theory among scientists says it is to do with confusing messages received by our brains from both our ears and eyes, when we are moving.
Event - History/Archeology
04.09.2015
National Trust and Oxford University form unique ’knowledge sharing’ partnership
Arts and Design - Environmental Sciences
04.09.2015
From musical innovation to climate change, contributing to the British Science Festival
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.09.2015
Londoners are risking health with shisha smoking
Londoners are risking health with shisha smoking
A third of adults in South East London have tried shisha smoking, according to a recent survey, and many are unaware of the health risks.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
04.09.2015
Researchers to investigate creating new plastics from old straw
Researchers to investigate creating new plastics from old straw
Imperial scientists are joining a European consortium that will assess how waste agricultural products can be used to make biodegradable packaging. The ADMIT BioSuccInnovate Consortium will investigate the use of agricultural wastes and residues, such as wheat and maize straw - as well as low-maintenance energy crops Elephant grass and willow - as the raw materials to produce biosuccinic acid, a chemical building block used in producing bioplastics.
Literature/Linguistics
04.09.2015
Lives of gay and lesbian migrants explored in Brighton exhibition
Lives of gay and lesbian migrants explored in Brighton exhibition
Lives of gay and lesbian migrants explored in Brighton exhibition “In my life not everything is perfect.
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.09.2015
Lecture gets to the heart of nursing for cardiovascular patients
Lecture gets to the heart of nursing for cardiovascular patients
Arts and Design - Physics/Materials Science
04.09.2015
Mark Richards: scientist, mentor, entrepreneur, DJ
Mark Richards: scientist, mentor, entrepreneur, DJ
Dr Mark Richards is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Physics and leads outreach activities in the Department.
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.09.2015
Finding out the truth about health
The constant bombardment of mixed health messages has led to the creation of an innovative Cardiff University online course to help people find reliable evidence The University is delivering a free online course, known as a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC, to help people navigate the minefield of material available.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
04.09.2015
Lord Attenborough's unseen film and theatre treasures find a home at University of Sussex
Lord Attenborough’s unseen film and theatre treasures find a home at University of Sussex
Lord Attenborough's unseen film and theatre treasures find a home at University of Sussex The University of Sussex is to become the home for Lord Richard Attenborough's extensive archive of per
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
04.09.2015
The effects of a 'two-speed Britain' in internet access
A detailed academic study into internet access reveals the gap between urban and rural broadband speeds, which it says risks damaging business, adds to farming costs, and could be driving young people  away from the areas in which they grew up.
Event - Administration/Government
04.09.2015
Sussex shortlisted in 2015 Times Higher Education Awards
Sussex shortlisted in 2015 Times Higher Education Awards
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
04.09.2015
Cancer culture has changed, but not necessarily for the better
Cancer has lost its stigma but that has not necessarily made things easier for patients, according to new research from the University of Warwick. In a paper called ‘ The Bad Patient: Estranged Subjects of the Cancer Culture ' published today in a Special Issue of the journal Body and Society , Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg , considers changes in the “cancer culture” and the ways in which perceptions have altered in recent years.
Physics/Materials Science
04.09.2015
Post-16 education must be reformed to tackle damaging arts-science divide
Event - Law/Forensics
04.09.2015
Online child protection tool shortlisted for THE award
Online child protection tool shortlisted for THE award
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.09.2015
Every hour you spend in front of a screen is linked to poorer exam results
We need to think about how our teenagers spend their spare time, writes Dr Kirsten Corder from the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, whose research has shown that even an hour a day of TV and internet use is linked to poorer GCSE grades.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.09.2015
Health risks of saturated fats aggravated by immune response
Health risks of saturated fats aggravated by immune response
High levels of saturated fat in the blood could make an individual more prone to inflammation and tissue damage, a new study suggests. Received wisdom on the health risks of eating saturated fat has been called into question recently. This new research supports the view that excessive consumption of saturated fat can be bad for us.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
03.09.2015
Maths in medicine project up for prestigious award
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.09.2015
The anxiety puzzle: why are women in deprived areas more likely to suffer?
Olivia Remes, a PhD student at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, explores the relationship between deprivation and anxiety disorders, and in particular why women seem particularly vulnerable.
Law/Forensics
03.09.2015
Why the latest EU referendum question is worse than the original
David Cameron has been widely reported to have agreed to amend the wording on the forthcoming referendum about the UK's position in the EU. But the new wording may not be any better, writes Professor Kenneth Armstrong, Director of the Centre for European Legal Studies. The meaning of The Clash song Should I Stay or Should I Go is probably sufficiently clear for most people who listen to it.
Law/Forensics
03.09.2015
UCL Qatar housing support allowance for staff
UCL Qatar housing support allowance for staff
UCL has clarified issues raised by media coverage this week of payments of housing support allowance to staff at UCL Qatar.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
03.09.2015
Anyone for 16th-century tennis?
As Andy Murray prepares to take on Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in his attempt to reach the third round of the US Open today, the University of Glasgow is celebrating its own tennis victory.
Event
03.09.2015
Inclusive Networks Awards
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.09.2015
Cutting edge of dementia research goes on show
The newest and most innovative research around dementia currently being undertaken at Lancaster University will go on show next month. Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is staging the one-day, open event, ‘Dementia Futures', as part of the University's ‘Town and Gown' programme on September 18 at Lancaster Town Hall.
Philosophy
03.09.2015
Comment: UK has ’moral responsibility’ to act now on refugee crisis
Comment: UK has 'moral responsibility' to act now on refugee crisis By Dr James Hampshire, Sussex Centre for Migration Research at the University of Sussex The Syrian civil war has forced at least 9 million people to flee their homes.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.09.2015
Key appointment for Head of School
Head of School of Law and Politics appointed to prestigious research committee Professor Daniel Wincott, Head of Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics, has been appointed as a member of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Research Committee.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
03.09.2015
Detecting gravitational waves in space: LISA Pathfinder test mission launch imminent
LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch. LISA Pathfinder paves the way for eLISA, a large space observatory for the direct observation of one of the most elusive astronomical phenomena – gravitational waves.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
03.09.2015
Analysis: Where do the Labour leader contenders stand on immigration?
Analysis: Where do the Labour leader contenders stand on immigration? By Dr Erica Consterdine , Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Immigration Politics & Policy at the University of Sussex Two
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
03.09.2015
Major grant for Manchester graphene research
Major grant for Manchester graphene research
The University of Manchester has been awarded a £3m research grant to develop breakthrough applications for two-dimensional materials. The five year grant, from charity Lloyd's Register Foundation , will examine how combining one-atom-thick materials – including graphene – could be combined to create designer materials, fine-tuned to meet the demands of industry and commercial applications.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.09.2015
Glasgow shortlisted for University of the Year award for second year running
Life Sciences - Arts and Design
03.09.2015
Sussex bee professor inspires Brighton art exhibit
Sussex bee professor inspires Brighton art exhibit
Sussex bee professor inspires Brighton art exhibit A vibrant arts installation in central Brighton is based on the research of University of Sussex bee expert, Professor Dave Goulson.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
03.09.2015
Bristol seismologists join carbon capture research initiative
Ways to improve monitoring of carbon capture and storage (CCS) sites are being investigated by three University of Bristol seismologists as part of a new international collaborative research initiative.
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.09.2015
New support for medical innovation in Yorkshire’s universities
The University of Leeds has secured a £2.25 million investment to support the commercialisation of medical technologies developed by five universities in the Leeds City Region.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
03.09.2015
Discover the robots of the future at Liverpool exhibit
Discover the robots of the future at Liverpool exhibit
Members of the public are invited to interact with the latest robotic technologies at a University of Liverpool exhibition on the future of autonomous systems next week.
Philosophy - Social Sciences
02.09.2015
Comment: I am an immigrant
American Professor Jennifer Saul, from the University of Sheffield's Department of Philosophy, comments on what it is like to be an immigrant in the UK.
History/Archeology - Event
02.09.2015
"Archaeology is for Everyone" strategy launched at EAA conference hosted by the University of Glasgow
The new archaeology strategy for Scotland has been launched in Glasgow at the first annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists to be held in Scotland.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
02.09.2015
Greater Manchester to lead the way in creating world-class health innovation
Greater Manchester to lead the way in creating world-class health innovation
Leaders across healthcare research, academia and industry have today, Wednesday 2 September, come together to launch a unique partnership.
Life Sciences
02.09.2015
Chinese schoolchildren visit Nottingham to discover Darwin
A group of 41 schoolchildren from Beijing recently visited Nottingham as part of a summer project to find out about Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
02.09.2015
Ballooning platelets and the future of anti-thrombotic drugs
Membrane ballooning in platelets during the blood-clotting process is driven by a coordinated system of salt and water entry which may be modified pharmacologically, a new study from the University of Bristol has found. The research could ultimately lead to the development of better 'blood-thinning' drugs for patients who experience complications with or are resistant to existing antiplatelet drugs such as aspirin.
Chemistry
02.09.2015
Warwick Chemist awarded Newton International Fellowship
Dr Corinna Preuss has been awarded a Newton International Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Warwick's Department of Chemistry.
Literature/Linguistics
02.09.2015
Steven Pinker on zombie nouns and the curse of prior knowledge
Steven Pinker on zombie nouns and the curse of prior knowledge
More than 550 people got the chance to improve their sense of style last night at The University of Manchester as they attended a talk by best-selling author Steven Pinker, who has featured as one of Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People in the World Today'.
Earth Sciences
02.09.2015
Only 44% of people in England capable of getting to work by walking or cycling
Most people in England could not get work without motorised modes of transport, according to new research by the University of Leeds.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.09.2015
N is for Naked Mole-Rat
The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge's connections with animals through literature, art, science and society.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.09.2015
Long-term study links common psychiatric disorders with increased risk of violent reoffending in ex-prisoners
Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially more likely to commit a violent crime after release than other prisoners, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.
Event - Pedagogy/Education Science
02.09.2015
University to open city shopfront on Lewes Road
University to open city shopfront on Lewes Road
Life Sciences
02.09.2015
Scientists move closer to curing common eye disorder
Scientists move closer to curing common eye disorder
Scientists at The University of Manchester have successfully restored the site of laboratory mice suffering from a common cause of blindness in people.
Administration/Government - Earth Sciences
02.09.2015
City regions: bigger is better?
Research presented to the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference today looks at the argument for backing larger city regions in the north.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
01.09.2015
University council member opens international physics conference
University council member opens international physics conference
Medicine/Pharmacology
01.09.2015
Providing HIV treatment shown to be cost-saving for companies
Offering treatment programmes for staff infected with HIV will save companies money in the long run, according to new research looking at the impact such a programme has had on the South African mining industry. In countries with a high prevalence of HIV, provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes in the workplace can be cost saving for companies due to reductions in healthcare costs, absence from work and staff turnover.
Medicine/Pharmacology
01.09.2015
Dialysis device developed by Imperial team step closer to patients
Dialysis device developed by Imperial team step closer to patients
A project to develop technology that could improve outcomes for people with kidney disease received a boost, following a £1 million grant.
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