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Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
20.12.2014
A Book of Strange and Wonderful Tales and its Eminent Translator
Crocodiles have pearls in their ears; statues move and speak. The first English translation of a collection of Arab fantasy stories opens a window on to the imaginings of the medieval mind.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
Imperial strengthens senior health leadership roles
Imperial strengthens senior health leadership roles
Imperial's President has announced senior posts in health leadership at the College.
Administration/Government - Event
19.12.2014
Sex marks the spot - treasure trove of images reveal life in 1960s red light district
Computer Science/Telecom
19.12.2014
Prime Minister learns how Lancaster University technology protects children online
Prime Minister learns how Lancaster University technology protects children online
Child protection technology developed by Lancaster University researchers has been showcased to Prime Minister David Cameron, Home Secretary Theresa May, and delegates from more than 50 countries.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.12.2014
Shaping the future of aviation
Shaping the future of aviation
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Social Sciences
19.12.2014
Vitamin D link to short-sightedness ruled out
19 December 2014 New findings from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol suggest that children with low levels of vitamin D in their blood are not at increased risk of developing myopia (short-sightedness). There has been a steady increase in the number of children who become short-sighted over recent decades, with more than a third of young adults now needing to wear glasses to correct the condition.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body
Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body
The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.
Physics/Materials Science - Environmental Sciences
19.12.2014
Talkin 'bout a revolution: Interview with Professor Keith Barnham
Talkin ’bout a revolution: Interview with Professor Keith Barnham
Keith Barnham - particle physicist turned photovoltaics researcher - has recently penned a popular science book about the solar energy revolution.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.12.2014
Manufacturing project aims to take IT beyond the electronic age
A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data with a new generation of photonic microchips.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
19.12.2014
New bursaries to boost women in science
New bursaries to boost women in science
Imperial has launched an exciting new bursary scheme for women scientists thanks to the legacy of pioneering alumnus Dr Greta Stevenson.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
19.12.2014
Innovative manufacturing to take IT beyond the electronic age
A £5.2 million project led by the University of Leeds is aiming to transform data with a new generation of photonic microchips.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
19.12.2014
University to tackle musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace
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Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.12.2014
OCD patients’ brains light up to reveal how compulsive habits develop
Misfiring of the brain's control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, writing in the American Journal of Psychiatry.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Scientists locate 'homing signal' in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators
Scientists locate ’homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators
Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker
Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed. Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Bristol ranked among top ten UK universities for research
18 December 2014 The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 has ranked Bristol among the UK's top research universities.
Social Sciences
18.12.2014
University of Sussex backs social mobility for teenagers
University of Sussex backs social mobility for teenagers
History/Archeology - Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Research among best in world
The University of Birmingham's arts and humanities researchers have been ranked among the best in the world in a UK-wide research quality survey released today.
Study of Religions - Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Religious Studies at Lancaster ranked top in UK for research impact
Research in Religious Studies at Lancaster University has been ranked as having the biggest impact on culture and society in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Pedagogy/Education Science
18.12.2014
Lancaster University research rated ‘world leading’
Lancaster University's research has been rated as world leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) which assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all subjects.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.12.2014
First of new generation of cancer drugs granted European approval
A new drug for ovarian cancer, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge and AstraZeneca, has today become the first of new class of drugs, known as PARP-inhibitors, to be granted approval anywhere in the world.
Administration/Government
18.12.2014
’On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a 3D printed Penguin family’
Could Santa be 3D printing your presents next year? Potentially - academics from the University of Birmingham have created a festive family of penguins using 3D laser printers.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
18.12.2014
Sussex business graduate makes the final of The Apprentice
Sussex business graduate makes the final of The Apprentice
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
Creating the fastest outdoor wireless Internet connection in the world
Lancaster University engineers are to head up a European team working on the world's first W-band wireless system, heralding the arrival of cost effective, high speed internet everywhere, every time.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
18.12.2014
Unique forest experiment given the green light
A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands took a step closer to reality this week as planning permission was granted by Stafford Borough Council to the University of Birmingham. The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) field facility, which has been made possible thanks to a transformational 15 million donation to the University, will be created in Mill Haft Wood in Norbury, Staffordshire.
Chemistry - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Oxford ranked first for research
The official UK-wide assessment of all university research, the Research Excellence Framework, found that Oxford has the largest volume of world-leading research in the country.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
REF 2014 confirms Sheffield as a world-leading university
REF 2014 confirms Sheffield as a world-leading university
The University of Sheffield has confirmed its place as a world-leading university with an international reputation for research excellence across a wide range of disciplines following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Research and impact power
A new assessment of higher education institutions, based on the strength of their research, positions Leeds as one of the top UK universities for research and impact power.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
King's confirmed as world-leading research university
The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), announced today (18 December 2014), have confirmed King's College London as a world-leading research university.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
UCL rated top UK university by research strength in the REF2014
UCL is the top-rated university in the UK for research strength in the new Research Excellence Framework 2014 published today, by a measure of average research score multiplied by staff numbers sub
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
REF2014: demonstrating UCL's research impact
REF2014: demonstrating UCL’s research impact
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
World-class research recognised at The University of Nottingham
The University of Nottingham is a leading international institution carrying out world-class research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Research powerhouse
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Research ranked in UK top 10
The University of Liverpool's research power has been ranked 20 th in the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF), with six subjects in the top 10. 81% of the University's research is ranked in
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
Imperial has UK's greatest research impact, finds REF 2014
Imperial has UK’s greatest research impact, finds REF 2014
Imperial has the greatest concentration of high impact research of any major UK university, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
High-impact research ranks among best in UK
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
18.12.2014
Education research ranked top five in UK
Social Sciences
18.12.2014
World-leading sociological research recognised
The outstanding quality and impact of Cardiff University's sociology research has been recognised in a national assessment that has ranked the University third in the UK in this area of research.
Literature/Linguistics
18.12.2014
Welsh and modern languages research number one in UK for impact
Cardiff's commitment to advancing language research has been recognised for its outstanding quality and has achieved top marks for its impact in the Research Excellence Framework (REF), a national exercise that assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
Administration/Government
18.12.2014
Cardiff in top five for research excellence
The quality and impact of Cardiff's research has led to a meteoric rise in league tables, pushing it into the UK's top 5 universities.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.12.2014
Research Excellence Framework confirms Cambridge’s global strength and depth in research
Almost nine out of ten (87%) University of Cambridge submissions for the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) have been rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent', demonstrating the institution's strength in research, figures released today show.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Research - world-leading with global impact
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
18.12.2014
REF Confirms Birmingham’s Position Amongst Top Research Universities
More than 81 per cent of all research carried out by the University of Birmingham is rated as internationally excellent (3*) or world leading (4*) according to a UK-wide research quality survey published today (Thursday 18 December). The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 also show that 87 per cent of the University of Birmingham's research activity has a global impact, confirming its position among the world's top universities for research in a broad range of areas from History and Education to Chemical Engineering and Psychology.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.12.2014
Christmas Truce service of remembrance held to honour Glasgow’s German WWI dead
The University of Glasgow's broad-based excellence agenda has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
17.12.2014
Glasgow’s research recognised as world-class in UK-wide assessment
The University of Glasgow's broad-based excellence agenda has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.12.2014
Bringing new VIEWS to aerospace technologies - Nottingham secures £1.2m research contract
The University of Nottingham is working on a major project which will bring new wing design, manufacturing and assembly technologies to market.
Administration/Government
17.12.2014
Help still needed for Peruvian quest for justice
17 December 2014 A University of Bristol project which aims to connect the voices of people affected by forced sterilisations in Peru with listeners around the world has almost succeeded in raising the £20,000 needed to develop and expand its work.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
17.12.2014
Financial exclusion of private tenants persists and needs addressing
17 December 2014 Eight per cent of tenants living in privately rented accommodation are 'financially excluded', meaning they don't have access to banking services due to low income, according to a new report.
Arts and Design
17.12.2014
“World-leading” research across all Durham University subjects, according to national assessment exercise
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
17.12.2014
2014: a review of the year
2014 has been an exceptional year for the University of Birmingham, from discovering previously unknown archaeological monuments at the Stonhenge site to installing Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE as our new chancellor it has been an exciting year.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
New PG studentship and improvements in animal welfare for stroke research
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the UK. It is vital that new drug therapies and rehabilitative strategies are developed for this devastating disease.
Earth Sciences
17.12.2014
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened
North Atlantic signalled Ice Age thaw 1,000 years before it happened
The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals, 1,000 years in advance, that the last Ice Age was going to end. Scientists had previously known that at the end of the last Ice Age, around 14,700 years ago, major changes occurred to the Atlantic Ocean in a period known as the Bolling-Allerod interval.
Pedagogy/Education Science
17.12.2014
Main characters more likely to die in kids' cartoons than in films for adults
Main characters more likely to die in kids’ cartoons than in films for adults
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
Liverpool honoured for achievements in pharmacology
The British Pharmacological Society has recognised the University of Liverpool for its contributions to drug safety research and the training of the next generation of scientists. The 'Putting UK
Social Sciences
17.12.2014
Festive tastes have changed but Christmas is still a cracker
Some of Britain's traditional Christmas favourites are losing their appeal, a new study of spoken English has revealed. This analysis presents an interesting insight into how our use of language has changed over time Claire Dembry Long-standing festive treats, such as sherry and brandy, are declining in popularity, according to the research by a joint team from Cambridge University Press and Lancaster University.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
17.12.2014
A medical school first for patient & public involvement, thanks to donation
Arts and Design
17.12.2014
Researcher talks medieval Christmas on BBC Radio 3
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.12.2014
New Zealand's WWI veterans had higher risk of early death
New research on the impact of the First World War on participating New Zealand soldiers shows they typically lost around eight years of life and had an increased risk of early death in the post-war period, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal .
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
17.12.2014
Jaws didn’t kill his cousin
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Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
17.12.2014
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered
New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the foundations of European musical tradition. Typically, polyphonic music is seen as having developed from a set of fixed rules and almost mechanical practice. This changes how we understand that development precisely because whoever wrote it was breaking those rules.
Psychology
16.12.2014
Comment: How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas
Anna Leyland, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, writes about the benefits of mindfulness during the festive period.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
16.12.2014
Network will spark new IDEAS in drug development
A new 2.7 million international training network project, led by a team at Lancaster University, will develop a generation of medical statisticians dedicated to achieving early stage drug development success. The four-year research and training initiative, which has attracted funding from the European Union, is due to get underway next year.
Physics/Materials Science - Environmental Sciences
16.12.2014
Lighter planes are the future
A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
16.12.2014
Politics lecturer gives evidence to Parliament
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
16.12.2014
Study identifies prevalence of rickets among 16th century sailors
16 December 2014 The bones of sailors who sailed on Henry VIII's Mary Rose ship have been analysed with the help of new laser technology to identify evidence of bone disease.
History/Archeology
16.12.2014
Cold War history of BBC World Service shortlisted for book prize
Cold War history of BBC World Service shortlisted for book prize
Administration/Government
16.12.2014
Depression in dementia more common in community care, study finds
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
16.12.2014
Graduate is transforming HIV services for pregnant women in South Sudan
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
16.12.2014
Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time
The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research. Mapping and quantifying carbon stored in the largest area of peatland forest in Amazonia, a geological basin almost the size of England, the researchers estimated that more than three billion tonnes of carbon is stored within this ecosystem.
Administration/Government - Astronomy
16.12.2014
Cost of cloud brightening for cooler planet revealed
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Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
Thinking outside the box
Natural habitats are changing at ever-faster rates. Can wildlife cope? And what can humans learn from their responses? A range of research projects at Glasgow examining wildlife in country and city environments is helping to uncover answers. On the wooded banks of Loch Lomond at the University's Scottish Centre for Ecology & the Natural Environment (SCENE), scientists are studying wild birds under natural conditions.
Business/Economics
16.12.2014
The lost art of risk management
Dr Mukesh Kumar from the Centre for International Manufacturing suggests that multinational manufacturers are taking unnecessary risks with their industrial investments - and he offers a solution.
16.12.2014
Free English-language classes for non-native speakers
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2014
Feeling younger than actual age meant lower death rate for older people
A UCL study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that older people who felt three or more years younger than their chronological age had a lower death rate compared with those who felt their age or who felt more than one year older than their actual age.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.12.2014
Sussex business graduate makes the final five on The Apprentice
Sussex business graduate makes the final five on The Apprentice
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2014
Becoming an Expert: Making cities bettter places to grow old in
PhD student, Sara Ronzi Sara Ronzi, a PhD studentin the Department of Public Health and Policy , is exploring aspects of how to make cities better places to grow old in.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
16.12.2014
The Big Debate: The Modern Slavery Bill
There are concerns that the new Bill will have little impact on the causes of exploitation There is much debate in the UK about the best way to tackle human trafficking and forced labour, particu
Pedagogy/Education Science
16.12.2014
Walking bus smartphone app wins award
Mathematics - Environmental Sciences
15.12.2014
A sustainable society? £1m to do the sums
PA 319/14 The problems of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy threaten to intensify as the global population grows.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
15.12.2014
NGO in residence to build university partnerships
NGO in residence to build university partnerships
A non-governmental organisation (NGO) has taken up residence at Lancaster University to help forge links between academia and the ‘third sector'.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
15.12.2014
Lord Heseltine headlines university business event
Lord Heseltine headlines university business event
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.12.2014
Duke of Cambridge sees how UoB academics are helping empower young homeless people
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge visited St Basils in Birmingham on Friday to see a unique programme designed by University of Birmingham academics to help empower homeless young people.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
15.12.2014
Scientists observe the Earth grow a new layer under an Icelandic volcano
New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a paper published today in Nature. When the Brarbunga volcano, which is buried beneath Iceland’s Vatnajkull ice cap, reawakened in August 2014, scientists had a rare opportunity to monitor how the magma flowed through cracks in the rock away from the volcano.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
15.12.2014
Research sheds light on the history of the Christmas pantomime
Research sheds light on the history of the Christmas pantomime
A Lancaster historian has undertaken a definitive study of one of England's most popular theatrical forms.
History/Archeology
15.12.2014
The family archive
Many families own some sort of 'family archive'; documents, photographs, heirlooms, scrapbooks, recipes and a whole range of other items that reveal insights into past generations and preserve family stories for future ones. Now, a new research project led by Dr Vicky Crewe of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion will explore how these archives help mould a sense of family identity.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
12.12.2014
European universities and companies form €2bn community to promote health
European universities and companies form €2bn community to promote health
A consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities has won EU backing to promote healthy living and active ageing.
Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Comment: Weather bomb: scary new name for common winter storm
Edward Hanna, Professor of Climate Change at the University of Sheffield, explores the scary new name for a common winter storm by Professor Edward Hanna, 12 December 2014, posted on the Conversat
Study of Religions - Social Sciences
12.12.2014
Rejection of American culture rather than US foreign policies shapes Muslim support for attacks on US civilians
Research finds support for attacks on civilians in the United States among people in some Muslim countries is linked to negative views of American culture rather than perceptions of its foreign polic
Computer Science/Telecom - Environmental Sciences
12.12.2014
Crocodile attack project could help save lives in vulnerable communities
Crocodile attack project could help save lives in vulnerable communities
New research into crocodile attacks around the world could help communities better protect themselves from harm.
Medicine/Pharmacology
12.12.2014
Professor Jonathan Weber named as Imperial College AHSC Director
Professor Jonathan Weber named as Imperial College AHSC Director
Professor Jonathan Weber has been appointed Director of Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC).
Architecture
12.12.2014
Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research: winners announced
Architecture
12.12.2014
University of Sussex submits appeal against planning decision
University of Sussex submits appeal against planning decision
Social Sciences - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
12.12.2014
Indonesia’s Ambassador to the UN receives Honorary Doctorate
Current Indonesian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), His Excellency (H. E.) Dr Desra Percaya has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Astronomy - Event
12.12.2014
University honours soprano and astrophysicist
Social Sciences
12.12.2014
More pupils would study maths if told of increased earning potential
More school pupils would choose to study maths at A-level if they were given better information about potential earnings, new research shows.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
12.12.2014
University part of global declaration on skin health
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Life Sciences - Event
12.12.2014
Biologist wins award for ecological engagement
Biologist wins award for ecological engagement
History/Archeology
11.12.2014
Ruthless Dark Blues break Varsity record
Oxford's Rugby Union Blues have thrashed Cambridge 43-6 to record the biggest win in the 133-year history of the Varsity match.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
New targeted drugs could treat drug-resistant skin cancer
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Business/Economics - Event
11.12.2014
Alumni award for writer
Alumni award for writer
Business/Economics - Event
11.12.2014
Chancellor's Medal 2014
Chancellor’s Medal 2014
Business/Economics - Event
11.12.2014
Honorary degree for world leader in chemical engineering
Honorary degree for world leader in chemical engineering
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
11.12.2014
Leader in global health receives alumni award
Leader in global health receives alumni award
Arts and Design
11.12.2014
Injured soldier’s own thigh bone used for First World War ’trench art’
A brooch crafted from a piece of human thigh bone is among the items selected for an exhibition about the First World War at the University of Leeds.
Literature/Linguistics - Arts and Design
11.12.2014
From Lancaster to Middle-earth
From Lancaster to Middle-earth
The final part of the Hobbit trilogy , The Battle of the Five Armies, opens in cinemas on Friday 12 th December – and a Lancaster graduate has played a key role in each of the three instalments.
Administration/Government - Event
11.12.2014
AMRC's award-winning training centre secures vote of confidence from government
AMRC’s award-winning training centre secures vote of confidence from government
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
11.12.2014
Studying politics? Come play in the Data Playground
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.12.2014
Combining insecticide sprays and bed nets
Combining insecticide sprays and bed nets “no more effective” in cutting malaria than nets alone
Life Sciences
11.12.2014
UCL launches dedicated animal research information website
UCL launches dedicated animal research information website
UCL News UCL News home All news Student news Staff news UCL in the media UCL Opinion Services Services for staff Services Get updates from UCL News All channels UCL has today launched a new public information website on animal research, describing how and why animals are used across the university.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
Big data project to capture the experience of multiple sclerosis patients
Big data project to capture the experience of multiple sclerosis patients
Researchers will track the lives of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in unprecedented detail in a project to improve the evaluation of treatments. MS affects more than two million people worldwide and there are more than 100,000 people living with MS in the UK. Symptoms are different for everyone but commonly include fatigue, tingling, speech problems and difficulties with walking and balance.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
11.12.2014
’Crown jewels’ of English lute music go online
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.12.2014
Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments
A cold ‘sensor' which triggers the skin's vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King's College London. Known to be linked to pain sensitivity and currently used in the development of painkillers, this is the first time the TRPA1 gene has been implicated in the response of blood vessels in the skin to cold.
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
’Placebo therapy’ ineffective for long-term chronic pain relief
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.12.2014
Scientists create food ingredient that will make you feel fuller
Scientists create food ingredient that will make you feel fuller
Scientists have developed an ingredient that can be added to foods to make them more filling. In its first tests in humans, researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Glasgow found that the ingredient is effective at preventing weight gain in overweight volunteers. The ingredient contains propionate, which stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
10.12.2014
Molecular tag team revealed to control cell division
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
10.12.2014
C2Hear: new how-to multimedia videos to increase hearing aid use
The C2Hear programme was developed by researchers and clinicians at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) and experts in the Health E-learning and Media (HELM) team at The University of Nottingham.
Administration/Government - Pedagogy/Education Science
10.12.2014
Having less like-minded friends means Ukip and Greens lose out
Business/Economics - Event
10.12.2014
Businesses urged to tap into science and technology young talent
Businesses urged to tap into science and technology young talent
Administration/Government - Pedagogy/Education Science
10.12.2014
Academics at Manchester respond to annual Ofsted report
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
10.12.2014
Large lakes prevalent in ancient Mars' history
Large lakes prevalent in ancient Mars’ history
Curiosity rover reveals the role played by large lakes in forming Martian mountain. In 2012, NASA landed a robotic vehicle called Curiosity on Mars, in a crater 96 miles in diameter, dubbed Gale Crater. The vehicle has since been driving around and gathering data that is helping researchers to learn more about Mars' past habitability.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.12.2014
Clues to dementia and Parkinson
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.12.2014
Supplement could reduce heart disease risk in people of low birth weight
Study at Cambridge About the University Research at Cambridge For staff For current students For alumni For business Colleges and departments Libraries and faci
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
10.12.2014
Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines
Half of English women are taking prescribed medicines
UCL News UCL News home All news Student news Staff news UCL in the media UCL Opinion Services Services for staff Services Get updates from UCL News All channels Results published today in the latest Health Survey for England show that 50% of women and 43% of men reported taking at least one prescribed medicine in the past week.
Social Sciences
10.12.2014
’Tories should be most worried about UKIP in 2015’
Administration/Government - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
10.12.2014
£4.9 million funding to help educate engineers of the future
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
10.12.2014
Chancellor’s graphene visit as details of Sir Henry Royce Institute emerge
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
10.12.2014
Profile of a comet chaser: Dr Matt Taylor
Profile of a comet chaser: Dr Matt Taylor
Dr Matt Taylor, Imperial alumnus and European Space Agency Project Scientist, discusses his experience of guiding the Rosetta spacecraft to comet 67P.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.12.2014
Link between power lines and ill-health called into question
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.12.2014
Widening opportunities for all to study medicine
Subjects A-Z Staff A-Z Academic units A-Z Selecting for Excellence report Reach programme at the University of Glasgow Scottish Wider Access Programme School of Medici
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
10.12.2014
Report calls for better work experience opportunities for doctors of the future
More work experience opportunities and better outreach activities are key in addressing the shortage of students from disadvantaged backgrounds considering a career in medicine, says a report today.
Administration/Government
10.12.2014
New monitor reveals stark realities of poverty in Greater Manchester
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.12.2014
Delays in cancer diagnosis unlikely to be due to poor medical practice
Study at Cambridge About the University Research at Cambridge For staff For current students For alumni For business Colleges and departments Libraries and faci
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.12.2014
Using genome sequencing to track MRSA in under-resourced hospitals
Administration/Government
09.12.2014
Systems Centre research plays key role in new approach to planning UK infrastructure
9 December 2014 The work of academics from the University's Systems Centre has been acknowledged for the second year running in the 2014 update of the UK's National Infrastructure Plan.
Business/Economics - Event
09.12.2014
Move over smart cities – the Internet of Things is off to the country
Business/Economics - Event
09.12.2014
Chinese businesses seek growth-hungry UK innovation partners
Chinese businesses seek growth-hungry UK innovation partners
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
09.12.2014
Biomedical award for diabetes project
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.12.2014
Machine donation marks start of new partnership between Mitsubishi and University
Skip to main content Campus maps us Jobs Help A-Z index UK Campus China Campus Malaysia Campus The University of Nottingham has been presented with a
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
09.12.2014
Nature-inspired engineering project wins Leverhulme grant
9 December 2014 A project to develop 'biomimetic' devices that re-orientate in response to light has been granted funding by the Leverhulme Trust.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.12.2014
Mitsubishi machine donation marks start of new partnership withUniversity
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has given the University of Nottingham an Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) machine, to enable research to take place into the potential use of EDM for coating components used in applications ranging from aerospace to medical devices. Mitsubishi's decision to present the machine, valued at 250k, to The University of Nottingham, came about as a result of relationships established with the company by manufacturing research specialist Dr Adam Clare.
Social Sciences
09.12.2014
Comment: Lockdown at the Rio Grande achieves little as Obama seeks immigration change
Home > News > News releases > Comment: Lockdown at the Rio Grande achieves little as Obama seeks immigration change Leila Hadj Abdou, Reserach associate in the Politics of International Migration at the University of Sheffield, comments on President Obama's plans on immigration.
Pedagogy/Education Science
09.12.2014
More than just a change in diet: the challenge of Coeliac Disease for parents and how to survive it
From birthday parties to our daily breakfast, food plays a central role in our friendships and family lives.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
09.12.2014
New research will help robots know their limits
Administration/Government
08.12.2014
Leverhulme Trust backs infancy research at Lancaster
Leverhulme Trust backs infancy research at Lancaster
Research into child development is to benefit from two awards worth a total of 1.3m from The Leverhulme Trust.
Social Sciences
08.12.2014
Victim of online trolls hears about research into her abusers
Journalist Caroline Criado-Perez was among a high profile audience invited to Twitter HQ to learn about Lancaster research into the abuse she suffered online.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
08.12.2014
Exploring the impact of Tasers in the UK
Press release issued: 8 December 2014 Social Scientists have called for a greater comparative analysis of the impact of Tasers used in law enforcement. The next generation of the electric-shock weapon used by police forces in England and Wales is currently under review.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.12.2014
London Grammar and polar explorer honoured
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.12.2014
London Grammar and polar explorer among graduates honoured by The University of Nottingham
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
08.12.2014
Powering space craft of the future
Powering space craft of the future
Engineers at Lancaster University are working on powering future ‘giant leaps' for mankind.
History/Archeology - Administration/Government
08.12.2014
Researchers present the 550 years of Gaelic’s ’untold history’
A project to research and record over half a millennium of Gaelic history at the University of Glasgow will present its findings today (9 December).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
08.12.2014
Symposium on youth mental health and stigma
Seventy five per cent of all mental health disorders have their onset between the years of 12 and 25.
Literature/Linguistics
08.12.2014
Double honour from China for University of Sheffield
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
08.12.2014
Engineers aim to develop EU ’super grid’ for sharing wind power
Researchers at Cardiff University are working on technology which will contribute to the development of a 'supergrid' for sharing renewable power across Europe.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
08.12.2014
New research will help robots know their limits
New research will help robots know their limits
A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics. Robots that can think and act without human intervention are moving from fiction to reality.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
08.12.2014
Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren’s syndrome
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has announced the start of the UK's first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome. Up to half a million people in the UK are affected by the autoimmune condition. The study will test a new antibody treatment, which has the potential to bring relief to sufferers with Sjogren's syndrome, a condition where the body's immune system attacks glands that secrete fluid, such as tears and saliva.
Medicine/Pharmacology
08.12.2014
Food Poverty: Expert on foodbanks available for interview
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
08.12.2014
Reducing food waste, protecting the environment and creating economic growth in India through liquid air cold chains
₹43 billion (4.4 billion) worth of fruit and vegetables wasted annually in India could be better conserved if the country had a sustainable cold chain of refrigerated warehousing and transport, say University of Birmingham (UK) experts in a new study.
Arts and Design
05.12.2014
Grayson Perry visits Lancaster University
The Turner Prize-winning artist visited Lancaster University last week to speak at an exclusive event entitled ‘Making Meaning in the Arts' , marking the launch of Insight , LICA's new creative research centre .
Business/Economics - Event
05.12.2014
Professor's lifetime achievement award
Professor’s lifetime achievement award
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
05.12.2014
Chancellor unveils 235m for new materials science institute
Leeds is to contribute to a new 235m science research centre, as announced in the government's Autumn Statement - part of a new package of measures to boost science in the UK.
History/Archeology
05.12.2014
Author makes top politics books list twice
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 05 Dec 2014 Two books by Dr Rob Ford, a political scientist from The University of Manchester, have featured in the media's lists of top politics books of the year.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Veterinary Science
05.12.2014
Experts warn of dangers of veterinary pharmaceuticals to wildlife
Experts from across Europe and the USA are calling for a ‘one health' approach to the use of veterinary pharmaceuticals (VPs).
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
05.12.2014
EPICentre release new Japan Tsunami model with Willis Re & Tohoku University
Researchers at the EPICentre Research Group, a multidisciplinary research group based in UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) that investigates risk to society and infrastructure fr
Medicine/Pharmacology
05.12.2014
UK sees a fall in maternal deaths
Maternal deaths in the UK have dropped from 11 per 100,000 women giving birth in 2006-08 to 10 per 100,000 women giving birth in 2010-12, according to a report led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
05.12.2014
Visions of plague
A new research project is compiling the largest database of plague imagery ever amassed, focusing on a pandemic that peaked in the early 20th century and continues to this day.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
05.12.2014
Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality
Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality
Home > News > News releases > Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality Scientists from the University of Sheffield have identified advances in improvi
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
05.12.2014
Christmas clinic and party for pets of the homeless
Business/Economics - Physics/Materials Science
05.12.2014
University announces new graphene partners
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 05 Dec 2014 Two more companies have finalised collaborative partnerships with The University of Manchester to work on graphene applications of the future.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Business/Economics
05.12.2014
Cambridge part of winning bid to integrate driverless cars into everyday life
Life Sciences
05.12.2014
Eyes wide sideways: why crows are left- or right-beaked
New Caledonian crows, well known for wielding tools such as sticks, prefer to hold a tool on the left or the right sides of their beaks, in much the same way that people are leftor right-handed. Now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology suggest that those bill preferences enable each bird to keep the tip of its tool in view of the eye on the opposite side of its head.
Event
05.12.2014
EU Politicians debate Britain and Europe
Medicine/Pharmacology
05.12.2014
Hitachi, Salford Royal FT, Salford CCG, and NWEH partnership to target diabetes
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 05 Dec 2014 Treating type 2 diabetes costs the NHS 8.8bn each year and despite being largely preventable its prevalence continues to increase.
Arts and Design
05.12.2014
International rail conference speeds into Birmingham
Agronomy/Food Science
05.12.2014
New cafe opening times over Christmas vacation
New cafe opening times over Christmas vacation
History/Archeology
05.12.2014
New book outlines story of the hidden integration of Europe
New book outlines story of the hidden integration of Europe
New book outlines story of the hidden integration of Europe A new book co-authored by a Sussex social scientist and historian has been hailed as “a new and important interpretation of the European Union”.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
05.12.2014
Researchers to use algae to clean up mine water
Press release issued: 5 December 2014 A ground breaking research project by the GW4 Alliance aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel at the same time.
Literature/Linguistics
04.12.2014
UCL partners with culture, research and media organisations to launch the Knowledge Quarter
UCL partners with culture, research and media organisations to launch the Knowledge Quarter
Event - Business/Economics
04.12.2014
Discovery Centre awards joy
Sport Sciences
04.12.2014
How stroke survivors could benefit from computer games
Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers.
Event - Arts and Design
04.12.2014
Sussex composer wins national music award
Sussex composer wins national music award
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
04.12.2014
'Good news' for Oxfordshire's economy
Oxfordshire's economy is set to benefit from the expected demand for low carbon goods and services over coming decades, says a new report.
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.12.2014
Coeliac disease does not increase clinical consultations for fertility problems
Women with coeliac disease present with fertility problems no more often than women in the general population, a study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has found. Coeliac disease is a digestive condition caused by an adverse reaction to gluten in food which can cause severe symptoms in some cases.
Business/Economics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
04.12.2014
Multi-million grant will introduce driverless cars to UK roads
Press release issued: 4 December 2014 The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in the Autumn Statement yesterday [Wednesday 3 December] that Bristol will be one of three cities to explore the feasibility of driverless cars in the UK, by trialling autonomous vehicles in the Bristol area.
Social Sciences
04.12.2014
Discovery of 'drunk and incapable' arrest record shows Orwell's 'honesty'
Discovery of ’drunk and incapable’ arrest record shows Orwell’s ’honesty’
Psychology - Life Sciences
04.12.2014
Neuroscientist to edit new OUP journal
Neuroscientist to edit new OUP journal
Sussex neuroscientist to edit new OUP journal A University of Sussex neuroscientist is to edit a new academic journal on consciousness from the Oxford University Press (OUP).
Administration/Government - Pedagogy/Education Science
04.12.2014
Overcoming educational disadvantage - a tale of two classrooms
Overcoming educational disadvantage - a tale of two classrooms
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Chemistry - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
04.12.2014
Where there’s muck there’s aluminium (if not brass)
Technology developed at the University of Cambridge lies at the heart of a commercial process that can turn toothpaste tubes and drinks pouches into both aluminium and fuel in just three minutes.
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.12.2014
Smartphone game helps children to improve asthma inhaler technique
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 04 Dec 2014 Researchers at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
03.12.2014
Autumn Statement confirms failure of coalition’s deficit reduction agenda, report finds
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.12.2014
Dr Sebire receives award from UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
03.12.2014
Autumn statement highlights University of Sheffield as key player in transforming country’s fortune
Administration/Government - Earth Sciences
03.12.2014
“Clearer picture needed if UK intends to develop its shale gas resource”
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Administration/Government - Careers/Employment
03.12.2014
Autumn statement: academic reaction
Autumn statement: academic reaction
Experts from the University of Sheffield give their reaction to today's (3 December 2014) Autumn statement.
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
03.12.2014
Osborne announces major new research and innovation institute
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 03 Dec 2014 The University of Manchester will be home to a new national research and innovation centre in advanced materials, Chancellor George Osborne has announced today in his Autumn Statement.
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.12.2014
Booster Ebola vaccine enters first trials at Oxford University
Oxford University scientists have begun testing the safety of a candidate booster vaccine against Ebola, to find out whether it could further increase the immune responses seen in 30 healthy volunteers. All the adult volunteers have previously received an experimental Ebola vaccine being developed by GSK and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of an ongoing trial at the Jenner Institute at Oxford University.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.12.2014
New funding to tackle major cause of sight loss
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 03 Dec 2014 Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of severe sight loss in the UK, accounting for more than half of people registered as severely sight impaired.
Life Sciences - Arts and Design
03.12.2014
Imperial Podcast: Venus, music and rogue bacteria
Imperial researchers put forward plans for a new mission to Earth's less celebrated neighbour The College's Director of Music recounts his favourite memories of musical life on campus.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
03.12.2014
New Director for the Institute of Mental Health
A new Director has been appointed to run the Institute of Mental Health (IMH), a partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare and The University of Nottingham.
03.12.2014
Much ado about performance: new online course to explore staging of Shakespeare favourite
Arts and Design - Event
03.12.2014
School of Music head wins British Composer Award
 
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