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Life Sciences - Careers/Employment
21.05.2015
Exhibition puts natural world under the scientific lens
Astronomy - Environmental Sciences
21.05.2015
Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica detected
A group of scientists, led by a team from the University of Bristol, has observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica. Using measurements of the elevation of the Antarctic ice sheet made by a suite of satellites, the researchers found that the Southern Antarctic Peninsula showed no signs of change up to 2009.
Social Sciences
21.05.2015
Midlands people can help design future of our home heating & hot water systems
Researchers at the University of Warwick's School of Engineering and Warwick Business School are part of a new project that will draw on the opinions of Midlands people to help design future home heating and hot water systems.
Study of Religions - Business/Economics
21.05.2015
Politics manipulates a culture of optimism
Whilst the UK suffers the post-election blues, a new book by Professor Oliver Bennett, founder of the University of Warwick's Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, looks at how societies maintain hope in the future in an increasingly divided and threatening world.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
21.05.2015
Prostate cancer -- getting to the bones of the matter
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have received a 50,000 grant to develop a better understanding of how prostate cancer spreads to the bones.
Event - Arts and Design
21.05.2015
Inspiring young refugees to come to university
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
21.05.2015
Banana deserts vs quantum cryptography: New Enterprise Competition shortlist released
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
21.05.2015
Can a little loving kindness improve our mental health?
Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
21.05.2015
United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report
The United Kingdom is home to one of highest performing university systems in the world, according to a new figure released today (Thursday 21 May).
Literature/Linguistics
21.05.2015
Historic Dunkirk Evacuation footage found
Unique and historically significant films shot 75 years ago, during the evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk in 1940, have been discovered at The University of Manchester Library.
Administration/Government - Pedagogy/Education Science
20.05.2015
Education Secretary makes major speech at the University of Glasgow
Education Secretary makes major speech at the University of Glasgow
Administration/Government - Agronomy/Food Science
20.05.2015
Comment: Why one of the wealthiest countries in the world is failing to feed its people
Megan Blake, Director of the MA Food Security and Food Justice at the University of Sheffield, comments on the growing number of people in the UK who need emergency food assistance.
Event - Administration/Government
20.05.2015
University to lead public debate on constitutional change
Business/Economics
20.05.2015
UCL and Unite Foundation announce accommodation scholarships
UCL and Unite Foundation announce accommodation scholarships
Sport Sciences
20.05.2015
Sussex American football coach picks up tips in America
Sussex American football coach picks up tips in America
Sussex American football coach picks up tips in America The head coach of the American football club at Sussex wanted to learn more about the sport to help his team improve.
Life Sciences - Event
20.05.2015
Sussex experimental psychologist honoured by scholarly society
Sussex experimental psychologist honoured by scholarly society
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.05.2015
Research projects to the fore on International Clinical Trials Day
For International Clinical Trials Day today, the University is highlighting two research projects which show the importance of clinical trials to public health.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.05.2015
Chemo before surgery benefits patients with advanced ovarian cancer
Chemo before surgery benefits patients with advanced ovarian cancer
Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in The Lancet . The CHORUS trial, conducted at the Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) at UCL, challenged the international standard for treating advanced ovarian cancer.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
20.05.2015
NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research, says report
Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world-leading research into cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-commissioned report from the University of Birmingham.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.05.2015
Researchers awarded Trial of the Year for medical study to investigate cardiac arrest treatment
A clinical trial run by the University of Warwick, in partnership with the University of Surrey and four UK ambulance services, which examined the effectiveness of mechanical versus manual chest compression for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been awarded Trial of the Year. The Society for Clinical Trials has named the Warwick Medical School- led study Trial of the Year for 2014 and the research team received the award at the Society's 36 th Annual Meeting in America on 19 May.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.05.2015
Engineer among select few to be honoured by prestigious Belgium society
Engineer among select few to be honoured by prestigious Belgium society
An Imperial researcher whose work helps to ensure that the cyber world performs reliably and in a timely manner has been recognised internationally.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.05.2015
The dark side of the ’love hormone’; research points to striking similarities with the effects of alcohol
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
20.05.2015
Victims of childhood bullying at higher risk of cardiovascular disease in later life
People who experienced bullying in childhood are more likely to be overweight and show higher levels of blood inflammation in later life, finds new research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London. This puts them at higher risk of heart attack and various age-related conditions, including type-2 diabetes, according to the study authors.
Physics/Materials Science
20.05.2015
Tribute to Professor Raymond Gosling
Professor Raymond Gosling, who worked closely on the discovery of DNA, has died We have been informed that King's Alumnus, Professor Raymond Gosling, who worked closely on the discovery of DNA at King's in the 1950s, has died.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
20.05.2015
Jodrell Bank secures major Heritage Lottery Fund support
Jodrell Bank secures major Heritage Lottery Fund support
The University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory has received Heritage Lottery Fund support* for a 12,147,200 bid for the 'First Light' project, it was announced today (Wednesday).
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
19.05.2015
Refusal to abolish ’archaic’ rule means gender discrimination is still law in the UK
In 2010, Parliament voted in favour of abolishing a rule that assumes men but not women intend to give property to family, as part of the then UK Government's commitment to European equal rights laws.
Literature/Linguistics
19.05.2015
Lancaster professor's play to be performed in an iconic Oxford theatre
Lancaster professor’s play to be performed in an iconic Oxford theatre
A dramatized adaptation of a novel by a Lancaster professor that explores the life and thought of the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, will be performed in Oxford this June.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2015
Body’s ’serial killers’ captured on film destroying cancer cells
A dramatic video has captured the behaviour of cytotoxic'T cells - the body's 'serial killers' - as they hunt down and eliminate cancer cells before moving on to their next target.
Environmental Sciences
19.05.2015
China-UK research centre launched to improve global stewardship
Lancaster University has launched a joint China-UK research centre to advance environmental policy and practice.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
19.05.2015
Nudge…don’t judge…the shoplifters
Specially designed shopping centres geared at encouraging shoplifters to think twice before they commit a crime are the way forward, according to researchers at Lancaster University.
Business/Economics
19.05.2015
Premier League TV viewers want big names not unpredictability
A Lancaster economist has found that British TV audiences are less interested in watching competitive matches than they once were, instead favouring top talent.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2015
Researchers secure £3.19m boost to tackle superbugs
Researchers at the University of Warwick have been awarded 3.19m in funding to support a flagship project into antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2015
Persistent nightmares in childhood could be linked to psychotic experiences in later adolescence
Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in later adolescence. In a new paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, a team based at the Division of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick found that persistent childhood nightmares both at an early age (between 2 and 9) and at age 12 were significantly associated with new incidences of suspected or definite psychotic experiences at age 18.
Business/Economics
19.05.2015
EXPERT COMMENTARY: Deflation - Professor Diane Coyle
Professor Coyle, Professor of Economics at Manchester, responds to news that the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation turned negative for the first time in over 50 years The Office for Nationa
Computer Science/Telecom
19.05.2015
New technology could fundamentally change future wireless communications
Radio systems, such as mobile phones and wireless internet connections, have become an integral part of modern life.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
19.05.2015
Research aims to improve access to music for people using hearing aids
More recently, musicians such as Ozzy Osbourne and Phil Collins have encountered problems with their hearing. Tinnitus affects many more, from Eric Clapton and Neil Young to will.i.am. Now a collaborative project between the University of Leeds and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is bringing together music psychologist Dr Alinka Greasley and Dr Harriet Crook, Lead Clinical Scientist for Complex Hearing Loss, to investigate how music listening experiences are affected by deafness, hearing impairments and the use of hearing aids.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
19.05.2015
Comment: Farewell Mad Men – how America has regressed since the age of Don Draper
Dr Sarah Miller-Davenport, Lecturer in 20th Century US History at the University of Sheffield, comments on whether America has regressed since the 'Mad Men' era in the 1960s.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
19.05.2015
Tougher laws to reduce wildlife trade 'can backfire'
Western conservation groups are seeking stricter law enforcement to tackle a trade in endangered wildlife, but an Oxford University researcher warns that this is not a 'silver bullet' solution.
Administration/Government
19.05.2015
Education secretary to make major speech at the University of Glasgow
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2015
Two Imperial researchers honoured by prestigious body
Two Imperial researchers honoured by prestigious body
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
19.05.2015
New health league table shows North-South divide
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Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
19.05.2015
University of Birmingham appoints two new Pro-Vice-Chancellors
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
19.05.2015
University plays key role in gravitational wave detector launch
A major research project to find evidence of the existence of gravitational waves is being officially launched today (Tuesday 19 May). The Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories (aLIGO) project, based at the LIGO Hanford facility in Richland, Washington, USA, is an upgrade to an existing detector, which University of Glasgow researchers have played a major role in developing.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.05.2015
Executive Dean for Life Sciences & Medicine appointed
King's appoints an Executive Dean for the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine Professor Richard Trembath has been appointed as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King's College London.
Social Sciences
19.05.2015
King's 'most improved' in Academic Reputation Survey
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2015
Northern brains undervalued at £8.75 per head, say researchers
University of Manchester researchers have shown that government spending on research in 'the Northern Powerhouse' is increasing at only a third of the rate of that in the south. In a letter published in the Lancet, the researchers use Office for National Statistics data to show that per head and adjusted for inflation, the population in London, the east and south-east received an increase of 3.02 per person in government funding for research between 2012 and 2013, compared with a rise of only 99p in the north west and north east.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.05.2015
Five Imperial researchers elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Five Imperial researchers elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Five Imperial researchers have been recognised for their work in medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2015
Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may reduce heart disease and mortality
Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care that combined large scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling.
Event - History/Archeology
18.05.2015
Inspirational state school teachers honoured by Oxford
Veterinary Science - Life Sciences
18.05.2015
Spotting pain in donkeys – learning the language
Vets in Pakistan working for global equine welfare charity the Brooke have collaborated with the University of Bristol on a newly published paper to discover whether a donkey is in pain by just being observed.
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