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Administration/Government
29.08.2014
Twenty-five names added to University’s First World War roll of honour
The names of twenty-five men from Leeds who served in the Great War are being added to the University of Leeds' Brotherton War Memorial.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.08.2014
Manchester Professor is new President of European Association of Cancer Research
Philosophy
29.08.2014
Critics pour cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge: are they right?
Holly Lawford-Smith from the University of Sheffield's Department of Philosophy and Christian Barry, Director of the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory at Australian National University, discuss the impact of the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
28.08.2014
Comment: A stuttering recovery is the smokescreen for an attack on European employment rights
Home > News > News releases > Comment: A stuttering recovery is the smokescreen for an attack on European employment rights Jason Heyes, Professor of Employment Relations at the University of Sheffield, comments on employment rights and economic growth.
Event
28.08.2014
Step back in time with M&S
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.08.2014
Arthritis patients failing to take expensive medication, according to research
28 Aug 2014 Large numbers of people with severe rheumatoid arthritis are failing to take expensive medication as prescribed, according to a new multi-centre study led by researchers in Manchester. Twenty seven per cent of rheumatoid arthritis patients in the study who were on a class of drugs known as anti-TNF therapies did not take them as prescribed in the first six months.
Astronomy - Arts and Design
28.08.2014
Watch the Skies!
Arts and Design
26.08.2014
Empty department store to thrive once more as creative hub during University’s Festival of the Mind
Home > News > News releases > Empty department store to thrive once more as creative hub during University's Festival of the Mind Former Co-operative department store at Castle House re-opens fo
Earth Sciences
26.08.2014
Comment: What architects can learn from designing with children
Maria Patsarika, Research Associate from the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield comments on the idea of architects and landscape designers involving children in the design process.
Environmental Sciences
26.08.2014
2.6 million gift for new centre leading University​’s contributi​on to a more sustainabl​e world
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.08.2014
Postcard: Researchers establish new partnership with Wenzhou Medical University
Dr Riaz Akhtar writes following the Ocular and Biomaterials Biomechanics Group, School of Engineering's visit to Wenzhou Medical University.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
22.08.2014
Feature: Using computers to design drugs
Designing a new medicine is an expensive and time consuming business. Typically it takes around $2 billion and ten years for a new drug to move from its initial design in the lab, to the clinic. All the while malaria and tuberculosis kill approximately one person every 10 seconds. Work at the University of Liverpool is helping to find new ways to speed up the drug discovery process, using molecular modelling to take much of the manual labour out of the initial stage of the 'drug discovery pipeline'.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.08.2014
World-leading scientists take part in ice bucket challenge
More than 40 researchers from the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) have taken part in the ice bucket challenge to show their support for a global awareness-raising campaign for motor neurone disease (MND).
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
21.08.2014
Syrian crisis: media experts
21 Aug 2014 A year after President Bashar al-Assad of Syria is alleged to have used sarin gas to kill more than 1,000 people in a Damascus suburb, President Obama said in a statement this week t
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
20.08.2014
English voters want hard line on Scotland
People in England want a hard line to be taken with Scotland, whatever the outcome of the independence referendum, according to research led by Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre.
Physics/Materials Science
20.08.2014
Design Council expertise to boost physics projects
Research on radiation detectors, robots and an alternative to the GPS system is to receive a boost with news that the University of Liverpool has teamed up with the Design Council to accelerate their commercialisation process.
Event
20.08.2014
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Environmental Sciences
20.08.2014
Minor variations in ice sheet size can trigger abrupt climate change
Small fluctuations in the sizes of ice sheets during the last ice age were enough to trigger abrupt climate change, scientists have found. The team, which included Cardiff University researchers, compared simulated model data with that retrieved from ice cores and marine sediments in a bid to find out why temperature jumps of up to ten degrees took place in far northern latitudes within just a few decades during the ice age.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.08.2014
Enterprise Selects Cancer Institute as Chosen Charity
The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, one of Cardiff University's high profile research facilities, is delighted that the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has selected them as their chosen charity to support for the next year. The Institute is the only centre in Europe completely focussed on cancer stem cell research and as a charity, relies on additional support from societies such as the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.08.2014
Tickling your ear could be good for your heart
A team at the University of Leeds used a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve labour pains to apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal. The stimulation changed the influence of the nervous system on the heart by reducing the nervous signals that can drive failing hearts too hard.
Administration/Government
20.08.2014
Scottish poverty study calls on Governments to tackle rising deprivation
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
20.08.2014
Scottish poverty study calls on governments to tackle rising deprivation
The percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
20.08.2014
14 million for Innovation Centres
14 million for Innovation Centres
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
20.08.2014
“Social networks not serious competition for eBay,” says expert
20 Aug 2014 On the 15 year anniversary of eBay UK being launched, an economist from The University of Manchester says social networks are not serious competition for eBay as a selling platform.
Business/Economics - Event
20.08.2014
Entrepreneurial graphene scientist sets the standard
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
19.08.2014
Neither too hot nor too cold: the evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures
Press release issued: 19 August 2014 The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.
Computer Science/Telecom - Business/Economics
19.08.2014
Sussex computer scientists help Innovation Centre company to
Sussex computer scientists help Innovation Centre company to "make media local"
Sussex computer scientists help Innovation Centre company to "make media local" Computer scientists at the University of Sussex are supporting the development of a media platform that will help smartphone users to find out what's happening at the end of their street.
Event - Arts and Design
19.08.2014
Providing a unique taste of University life
Providing a unique taste of University life
Media Sciences/Political Sciences
19.08.2014
Creative Citizens come together
A Cardiff-led research team is gearing up to deliver the UK's first conference on Creative Citizenship.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.08.2014
Birmingham excels in world rankings
Social Sciences - Arts and Design
18.08.2014
Major exhibition showcases Oxford research into Ming Dynasty
A robe found in the tomb of Zhu Tan, reflecting the power of this regional prince who was one of the 26 songs of the Ming Dynasty's founder A major exhibition based on research by an Oxford University art historian and British Museum curator opens at the British Museum next month. The BP exhibition, Ming: 50 Years that Changed China tells the story of China under the Ming Dynasty in 1400-1450.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.08.2014
Partnership agreement signed with Chinese pharma giant
Life Sciences - Chemistry
18.08.2014
Hans Krebs Tower to be demolished
A demolition ceremony was held this morning (18 August), followed by a reception in the New Biochemistry Building.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
18.08.2014
Cardiff University spin-out company to float on the London stock exchange
University spin-out company MedaPhor Group plc ("MedaPhor"), the global provider of advanced ultrasound education and training for medical professionals, is pleased to announce that it has raised 4.7 million in its planned flotation on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.08.2014
Scottish referendum 2014 – Durham University expertise
Scottish referendum 2014 – Durham University expertise
Business/Economics - Chemistry
18.08.2014
Chemistry facility to boost small business innovation and manufacturing sectors
Chemistry facility to boost small business innovation and manufacturing sectors
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.08.2014
Researchers lead 20 million fight against cardiovascular diseases
Researchers from the University of Leeds are leading the fight against heart diseases thanks to more than £20 million of funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Literature/Linguistics
18.08.2014
Vacancies 2014
Physics/Materials Science - Administration/Government
18.08.2014
New dark matter detector gets green light
New dark matter detector gets green light
A new search for dark matter will soon be underway after a second generation experiment was selected by US funding agencies. Most physicists believe that dark matter particles make up most of the mass of the universe, but these particles have never been observed directly since they neither emit nor absorb light at any wavelength.
Astronomy - Social Sciences
18.08.2014
Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloguing deep space
Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloguing deep space
UCL scientists are set to continue investigations into why expansion of the universe is speeding up, having already secured high quality early data. On 15th August, with its successful first season behind it, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration, which includes over a dozen researchers from UCL's Astrophysics Group (within Physics & Astronomy), began its second year of mapping the southern sky in unprecedented detail.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
15.08.2014
Success is brewing for enterprising alumni
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.08.2014
Global citizenship in action at UCL
Global citizenship in action at UCL
15.08.2014
Imperial's new intake celebrate their A-level results
Imperial’s new intake celebrate their A-level results
Administration/Government
15.08.2014
University climbs three places in international league table
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.08.2014
Leading oncologist appointed as new head of Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Leading oncologist appointed as new head of Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
15.08.2014
UCL-JDF Summer School - reinventing the wheelchair
UCL-JDF Summer School - reinventing the wheelchair
In July, UCL Engineering and UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) teamed up with the James Dyson Foundation to create an innovative week-long summer school.
Business/Economics
15.08.2014
Research brings to light businesses’ energy use
According to Oxford University researchers, many retailers, including those with smart meters, are not actively 'managing' how much energy they use and are paying larger energy bills than they need to.
Administration/Government
15.08.2014
UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 20th place
UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 20th place
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
15.08.2014
The beetle’s white album
The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods. Current technology is not able to produce a coating as white as these beetles can in such a thin layer Silvia Vignolini The Cyphochilus beetle, which is native to South-East Asia, is whiter than paper, thanks to ultra-thin scales which cover its body.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
14.08.2014
Sustainable green alternatives to fertilisers could boost food and energy security
Sustainable green alternatives to fertilisers could boost food and energy security
Lancaster University scientists are leading research looking at formulating sustainable fertilisers from renewable energy waste.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
14.08.2014
Nottingham becomes first western university to partner with China's largest internet video company
The University of Nottingham has become the first western University to sign a partnership with China's online video giant, Youku Tudou, to support China's young filmmakers.
Astronomy
14.08.2014
School pupils experience space science at UCL
School pupils experience space science at UCL
A group of secondary school students have designed their own space missions during a new week-long work experience programme at the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL).
Mathematics
14.08.2014
Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw dies aged 101
Life Sciences
14.08.2014
Vice-Chancellor's Life Cycle team smash 500k barrier as they embark on 1,400 mile challenge
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
14.08.2014
Online art project starts work in four major UK galleries
Astronomy
14.08.2014
Big, spinning black hole blurs light
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has captured an extreme and rare event in the regions immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole.
Environmental Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
14.08.2014
Investigating soil moisture dynamics using cosmic-ray technology
14 August 2014 A University of Bristol project which will investigate soil moisture dynamics in the UK using novel cosmic-ray technology has been awarded £330,000 funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Led by Dr Rafael Rosolem in the Department of Civil Engineering , the three-year AMUSED (A MUlti-scale Soil moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study) project will monitor soil moisture using cosmic-rays sensors in combination with land surface modelling, satellite remote sensing, and model diagnostics and data assimilation methods.
Business/Economics
14.08.2014
Bruntwood and The University of Manchester submit plans for MBS phase two
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
14.08.2014
Cell transplantation could provide new therapies for sepsis
Cell transplantation could provide new therapies for sepsis Researchers believe that their breakthrough in cell transplantation could pave the way for new therapies to combat sepsis, the cause of 7.3 million deaths worldwide each year. The study, published today in Science Translational Medicine , identified novel ways of treating sepsis in mice by withdrawing fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs) from the lymph nodes and administering these cells in high numbers to those affected.
13.08.2014
Clearing, Adjustment and Confirmation 2014
Clearing, Adjustment and Confirmation 2014
UCL has no places available through Clearing. However, we have a small number of places available through UCAS Adjustment for very well qualified applicants that have exceeded the conditions of their firm choice.
Life Sciences - Administration/Government
13.08.2014
Flagship centre secures funding renewal
Funding renewal for Wales's leading research centre examining the genetics of mental illness will help 'nurture the next generation of world-leading scientists', according to Cardiff University's Professor Sir Michael Owen.
Psychology
13.08.2014
Pssssst! Want to know what makes good gossip?
Most people enjoy a good bit of gossip, but what makes it worth passing on? According to psychology researchers we gossip most about familiar people and the more interesting and unpredictable the story, the more likely we are to gossip about it. “Intuitively it's not surprising that we are more likely to gossip about familiar people and interesting stories,” said Dr Bo Yao the lead author of the paper.
Event
13.08.2014
High-flying civil servant receives Alumni award
High-flying civil servant receives Alumni award
History/Archeology - Event
13.08.2014
Alumni award for historian
Alumni award for historian
Event
13.08.2014
TV presenter Ranvir Singh given Alumni award
TV presenter Ranvir Singh given Alumni award
Life Sciences - Psychology
13.08.2014
How arbitrary is language?
How arbitrary is language?
Words in the English language are structured to help children learn according to research led by Lancaster University. Words like “woof” accurately represent the sound of a dog while sounds with similar meanings may have a similar structure eg the “sl” sound at the beginning of a word often has negative properties as in “slime, slur, slum, slug”.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.08.2014
Study 'identifies EU policy shift' on tobacco after industry lobbying
A study has tracked how the dominance of language that first appeared in tobacco industry's submissions gradually crept into the final drafts of the European tobacco directive passed by the European parliament earlier this year. Using a word coding technique, researchers tracked how the European Commission's drafts on tobacco control policy changed markedly between 2010 and 2013, resembling tobacco industry submissions much more than those of health groups in the latter stages.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.08.2014
Imperial Podcast: Sound of silence, molecular malaria map and mobile medics
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.08.2014
New tool could drastically reduce the number of potential future hip fractures
13 Aug 2014 A new tool is being developed by experts in Manchester which automatically searches medical images for early signs of osteoporosis in the spine by identifying fractures there and could help reduce the number of future potentially fatal hip fractures.
Administration/Government
12.08.2014
40,000 available from IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund
40,000 available from IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund
Proposals are invited for the IOE/UCL New Grant Development Fund. The Fund is intended to facilitate applications for significant external funding for research collaboration between the IOE and UCL.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
12.08.2014
Carbon dioxide ’sponge’ could ease transition to cleaner energy
The new sponge-like material could ease the transition to hydrogen fuel (graphic courtesy of the American Chemical Society) A sponge-like plastic, developed at the University of Liverpool, which soa
Life Sciences
12.08.2014
Brain training games won’t help children do better at school
Emma Blakey, PhD researcher in developmental psychology at the University of Sheffield, discusses the effect of brain training games on children. Brain training games won't help children do better at school by Emma Blakey, 11 August 2014, posted on The Conversation There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised "brain training" programs marketed at young children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
12.08.2014
Bristol academics awarded a hat-trick of Royal Society fellowships
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
12.08.2014
Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder
The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
11.08.2014
How some of the first animals lived - and died
New three-dimensional reconstructions show how some of the earliest animals on Earth developed, and provide some answers as to why they went extinct. As the Cambrian began, these specialists could no longer survive, and nothing quite like them has been seen again Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill A bizarre group of uniquely-shaped organisms known as rangeomorphs may have been some of the earliest animals to appear on Earth, uniquely suited to ocean conditions 575 million years ago.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.08.2014
Manchester professor mobilises medics to treat the injured in Gaza
11 Aug 2014 A University of Manchester professor has helped to organise a group of NHS medical professionals to travel to Gaza to help treat hundreds of those affected by the crisis.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.08.2014
Community pharmacies could play bigger part in tackling poor health
Community pharmacies could play bigger part in tackling poor health
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Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
11.08.2014
UCL Advances offers boost to technology start-ups at IDEALondon
UCL is continuing its commitment to the growth of technology entrepreneurship and the development of London's Tech City through a revolutionary scheme that aims to encourage and nurture brand new start-ups within the technology industry.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
11.08.2014
Combatting childhood obesity from the age of two
Press release issued: 11 August 2014 A successful American initiative to tackle childhood obesity will be trialled in the UK, thanks to a new £431,495 research project targeting children as young as two.
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.08.2014
First gene therapy trial launched for heart patients with mechanical pumps
First gene therapy trial launched for heart patients with mechanical pumps
For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has received new gene therapy for heart failure at Harefield Hospital, London. This is the start of a new clinical trial that will assess gene therapy for patients with heart pumps and provide detailed insight on its impact on the heart muscle.
Event - Administration/Government
11.08.2014
2.9m awarded to Bristol EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training
Social Sciences
11.08.2014
Celebrity promotion of charities ‘is largely ineffective’
11 Aug 2014 Celebrity promotion of charities is ineffective at raising awareness, but can make the stars more popular with the public, new research says. According to journal articles by three UK academics, "the ability of celebrity and advocacy to reach people is limited” and celebrities are "generally ineffective” at encouraging people to care about "distant suffering”.
Life Sciences
08.08.2014
Going the extra mile for Children's Brain Tumour Research
Potholes, punctures, wild dogs and heatstroke, University of Nottingham staff member Gavin Scott will risk all this and more as part of his summer holidays this year - in the name of Children's Brain Tumour Research.
Business/Economics
08.08.2014
A fraud busting start-up
A fraud busting start-up
Imperial Computing graduates Ashley Brown and Simon Overell talk about their online fraud-busting start-up spider.io, recently acquired by Google.
Earth Sciences
08.08.2014
Volcano team get measure of threat to Great Rift Valley
Little known volcanoes in one of Africa's most stunning locations are to be explored in a bid to understand the threat they pose to life, livelihood and the landscape.
Business/Economics
07.08.2014
Lancaster University spin-out company adapts crime-fighting technology to the marketing world
Lancaster University spin-out company adapts crime-fighting technology to the marketing world
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
07.08.2014
Firefighters to use sophisticated modelling techniques to improve fire prevention
Firefighters to use sophisticated modelling techniques to improve fire prevention
Home > News > News releases > Firefighters to use sophisticated modelling techniques to improve fire prevention Sophisticated computer-modelling will allow firefighters to predict where and when
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.08.2014
International Journal of Epidemiology tops impact factor ratings
7 August 2014 The Bristol-based International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE) has been placed at the top of its field in the ISI Web of Science Journal Citation Reports, published by Thomson Reuters.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
07.08.2014
Cash boost for cancer research
A six figure gift from the Jane Hodge Foundation will enable the University's European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute to invest in a new research fellowship programme, adding significant resource into the specialised field of cancer stem cell research. Trustees from the Foundation paid the Institute a visit to see first-hand how the work is impacting on the concept that it is cancer stem cells which are responsible for the regrowth and spread of cancerous tumours.
Computer Science/Telecom
07.08.2014
ImprompDo
Researchers in the School of Computer Science & Informatics have developed a new app to improve productivity.
Environmental Sciences
07.08.2014
UCL Green have launched their latest annual report
The UCL Green project primarily works closely with UCL departments, academics and the student union to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of UCL in terms of their curriculum, energy and transport.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.08.2014
Losing weight won't make you happy
Losing weight won’t make you happy
Weight loss significantly improves physical health but effects on mental health are less straightforward, finds new UCL research funded by Cancer Research UK. In a study of 1,979 overweight and obese adults in the UK, people who lost 5% or more of their initial body weight over four years showed significant changes in markers of physical health, but were more likely to report depressed mood than those who stayed within 5% of their original weight.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
07.08.2014
Sustained effort needed to secure economic legacy for local communities
People, Place and Prosperity in the East End of Glasgow: An Assessment of the Potential Economic Impacts of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Associated Regeneration Activities on Local Communities
Administration/Government - Environmental Sciences
07.08.2014
New research aims to improve energy efficiency, cut carbon emissions and reduce costs
Cambridge project is among those benefiting from 3 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding. Improving energy efficiency is an important piece of the energy puzzle. Professor Philip Nelson EPSRC's Chief Executive Against a world backdrop of increased concerns about energy security, price fluctuations and, of course, the need to address climate change, six new research projects that aim to gain a fuller understanding of how energy is managed in the country's non-domestic buildings are launched today.
Earth Sciences - Social Sciences
07.08.2014
Volcano team get measure of threat to Great Rift Valley
Press release issued: 7 August 2014 Little known volcanoes in one of Africa's most stunning locations are to be explored in a bid to understand the threat they pose to life, livelihood and the landscape.
Pedagogy/Education Science
07.08.2014
Manchester experts offer support to families displaced by conflict in Syria
07 Aug 2014 Families living in and affected by the conflict in Syria have been receiving parenting advice from experts at The University of Manchester via a daily bread delivery service. Parents need urgent help to parent children caught up in conflicts - many of whom will be displaying signs of distress, earlier research has shown.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
06.08.2014
Gene increases risk of breast cancer to one in three by age seventy
Breast cancer risks for one of potentially the most important genes associated with breast cancer after the BRCA1/2 genes are today reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. Women with mutations in the PALB2 gene have on average a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the age of seventy.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.08.2014
Cash boost for synthetic biology research
Academics from across Cardiff University will get the chance to develop new research focused on synthetic biology as part of a new cash boost.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
06.08.2014
Lucky heather earns its name in carbon study
Researchers have found that heather has an important role to play in keeping carbon locked in the earth. The findings, published online this week in leading journal Ecology , show that the type of plants growing on the surface of our peaty moorlands can change how quickly dead plant material is broken down, influencing the speed with which carbon from dead plant matter is released back into the air we breathe.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
06.08.2014
Researchers tracking the epic Serengeti migration reveal that humans have greater impact than food or predators
Across the Serengeti-Mara, an estimated 1.3 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra are making their annual migration in one of the most spectacular sights of the natural world. Six of these animals are currently wearing high-tech GPS collars, equipped with mobile phone technology – and over the past 10 years, a total of 40 have done so.
Computer Science/Telecom - Event
06.08.2014
Speech recognition pioneer honoured
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
06.08.2014
Five Bristol scientists named among “the world’s leading scientific minds”
Press release issued: 6 August 2014 Five University of Bristol academics have been named by Thomson Reuters as among the top one per cent of scientists who are "the world's leading scientific minds" and whose publications are among the most influential in their fields.
Sport Sciences
06.08.2014
Academic's signal-boosting app heads to more football stadiums
Academic’s signal-boosting app heads to more football stadiums
Academic's signal-boosting app heads to more football stadiums A smartphone app – developed by a University of Sussex academic - that boosts phone signal in big stadiums is heading to more football grounds around the country.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Administration/Government
06.08.2014
Materials partnerships offers graphene scale-up potential
06 Aug 2014 Morgan Advanced Materials has announced a new joint development agreement with The University of Manchester, aimed at scaling up a new process for manufacturing graphene.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
06.08.2014
Secrets of animal camouflage: Video reveals how predator vision works
How do animals see? It's a question that vexes biologists and fascinates anyone who has watched animals go about their business: what does the world look like through their eyes? In a new video, BBSRC
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.08.2014
London's centralised stroke services save 96 extra lives per year
London’s centralised stroke services save 96 extra lives per year
Every year, London's centralised stroke services save around 96 stroke patients who would have died under standard hospital treatment, finds UCL-led research.
Event - Physics/Materials Science
06.08.2014
Royal Society honours Cambridge scientists
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
05.08.2014
New school to boost engineering education
Life Sciences - Chemistry
05.08.2014
Mass spectrometry expert receives Royal Society medal
Mass spectrometry expert receives Royal Society medal
An Imperial biochemist whose work pushed the boundaries of mass spectrometry has been awarded the 2014 Royal Society Royal Medal.
Administration/Government - Arts and Design
05.08.2014
Getting connected in the digital world
Whether it be checking bank balances, catching up on world news, chatting with friends via social media or ordering the weekly shop, for most people logging on to the internet is an integral part of daily life.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
05.08.2014
A new way to make microstructured surfaces
This will significantly advance our ability to fabricate advanced functional surfaces Michael de Volder A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-organisation of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a variety of useful properties - including controllable mechanical stiffness and strength, or the ability to repel water in a certain direction.
Event - Life Sciences
05.08.2014
Scientists win Royal Society awards
Chemistry - Event
05.08.2014
Scientists honoured by Royal Society
Scientists honoured by Royal Society
Event - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
05.08.2014
Engineering professor honoured with award for exceptional achievement
Engineering professor honoured with award for exceptional achievement
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
05.08.2014
New facility to focus on materials
The new I14 beamline and electron microscopy centre taking shape at Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility, on the Harwell Oxford Campus in Oxfordshire A collaboration
Physics/Materials Science
05.08.2014
LEDs made from ’wonder material’ perovskite
Colourful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future.
Medicine/Pharmacology
05.08.2014
WW1 and us: University launches real-time tribute to the lost
05 Aug 2014 The University of Manchester is to publish an emotional tribute to the more than 600 staff and students who lost their lives in World War One, each month, 100 years after they died.
Astronomy
04.08.2014
Rosetta and Nottingham's role in the history of space exploration
On Wednesday 6 August, a spacecraft will make history as it goes into orbit around a comet. Rosetta will be the first spacecraft to meet a comet and accompany its orbit around the sun, before landing a probe on the comet's surface.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
04.08.2014
Research becomes part of global campaign
04 Aug 2014 Research by The University of Manchester into food fraud is one of five successful projects to be awarded grants by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Chemistry
04.08.2014
UCL appoints new Vice-Provost for London
UCL appoints new Vice-Provost for London
UCL has appointed Professor Stephen Caddick to a new position to include responsibilities for London.
Study of Religions
04.08.2014
Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness
04 Aug 2014 New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. The picture is complicated, however, because many minorities in Scotland were just as likely to choose a 'British only' identity as a 'Scottish only' identity.
Study of Religions
04.08.2014
Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain
New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. The picture is complicated, however, because many minorities in Scotland were just as likely to choose a ‘British only' identity as a ‘Scottish only' identity.
Medicine/Pharmacology
04.08.2014
Primary care telephone triage does not save money or reduce practice workload
Press release issued: 4 August 2014 Demand for general practice appointments is rising rapidly, and in an attempt to deal with this, many practices have introduced systems of telephone triage. Patients are phoned by a doctor or nurse who either manages the problem on the phone, or agrees with the patient whether and how urgently they need to be seen.
Event
04.08.2014
Research centre commissions online operas
Research centre commissions online operas
Research centre commissions online operas Two mini web-operas have been commissioned by the University's Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre ( CROMT ) and will be showcased in October at Glyndebourne opera house in East Sussex.
Social Sciences - Philosophy
03.08.2014
Looking for the good
Anthropology looks at human differences in its study of the 'other' and at human commonalities in its more recent focus on the 'suffering'.
 
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