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Life Sciences - Health - 04.02.2009
Scientists narrow search for genes linked to ability to ’see’ sounds
Scientists narrow search for genes linked to ability to 'see' sounds Study sheds light on causes of synaesthesia %0A " Thursday 5 February 2009 A new study identifies specific chromosomal regions lin

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.02.2009
GP software 'to prevent heart disease'
GP software ’to prevent heart disease’
PA30/09 New computer software that will allow GPs to more accurately assess which patients are most at risk of developing heart disease has been released for clinical use.

Health - Life Sciences - 03.02.2009
Coveted fellowship for researcher
Coveted fellowship for researcher
PA 28/09 A promising young researcher at The University of Nottingham has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship to support her work investigating the molecular biology of hepatitis C virus.

Event - Health - 26.01.2009

Health - Mathematics - 26.01.2009
Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase
Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase
PA 14/09 An expert in health services at The University of Nottingham is calling for urgent action to improve contraceptive advice and services to reduce the growing number of repeat teenage pregnancies in the United Kingdom.

Health - 25.01.2009
A face mask may prevent you getting flu – but only if you wear it
A face mask may prevent you getting flu ? but only if you wear it Researchers say face masks could protect against the common cold %0A " Monday 26 January 2009 A clinical trial has shown that face ma

Health - Psychology - 25.01.2009
New tactics to tackle bystander’s role in bullying
A new psychodynamic approach to bullying in schools has been successfully trialled by UCL and US researchers.

Business / Economics - Health - 23.01.2009

Health - 22.01.2009
Abusive behaviour towards people with dementia by family carers is common
Half of family carers of people with dementia report some abusive behaviour towards the person they are caring for and one third report ‘significant' levels of abuse, according to research led

Health - Business / Economics - 21.01.2009
Health implications of the crisis in finance and trade
This year's third UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Symposium, held on 21 January 2009, was a five-person panel and audience discussion of 'The Crisis in Global Finance and Trade: What are the implications for health??

Health - Psychology - 21.01.2009
Girls ability with language helps social interaction
A team of researchers from UCL's Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology have identified a correlation between natural ability to use language well and social communication competence according to gender. In an article published in the current issue of the ‘Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry', Professor David Skuse and William Mandy, lead authors of the study, show that above-average verbal IQ seems to confer protection against social communication impairments in girls but not in boys.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2009
MRSA’s ’weak point’ visualised by scientists
MRSA's 'weak point' visualised by scientists Structure of important drug-target enzyme solved by Imperial researchers %0A " Imperial College London news release Strictly embargoed for 22.00 ho

Health - Administration - 19.01.2009

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2009
Gene technology to fight infection
Gene technology to fight infection
PA9/09 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a major European study to unravel the genetic code of one of the most lethal strains of hospital acquired infections.

Health - Environment - 18.01.2009
Bleeding hearts revealed with new scan
Bleeding hearts revealed with new scan Images that show bleeding inside the heart after a heart attack captured in new study %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under STRICT EMBARGO for 00&per

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 18.01.2009
Childhood obesity risk increased by newly-discovered genetic mutations, says study
Childhood obesity risk increased by newly-discovered genetic mutations, says study Three new genetic variations that increase the risk of obesity discovered - %0A " Imperial College London News Relea

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 14.01.2009
Imperial College Healthcare pilots safer surgery checklist
Imperial College Healthcare pilots safer surgery checklist Checklist reduces inpatient deaths and complications following surgery %0A " Wednesday 14 January 2009 Inpatient deaths and complications fo

Health - Environment - 11.01.2009
New genetic study sheds light on serious childhood disease
New genetic study sheds light on serious childhood disease Genetic variations that predispose children to Kawasaki Disease discovered %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo f

Health - Chemistry - 08.01.2009
New drug approach puts the brakes on tumour growth
New drug approach puts the brakes on tumour growth Combination therapy could tackle drug-resistant cancers %0A " By Lucy Goodchild Friday 9 January 2009 The size of breast and prostate tumours can be

Health - Life Sciences - 08.01.2009
Scientists call up stem cell troops to repair the body using new drug treatments
Scientists call up stem cell troops to repair the body using new drug treatments Researchers trick bone marrow into releasing extra adult stem cells into the bloodstream %0A " Under strict embargo fo

Health - Life Sciences - 08.01.2009
First baby tested for breast cancer form BRCA1 before conception born in UK
The first baby tested preconceptionally for a genetic form of breast cancer (BRCA1) has been born. The mother and her little girl are doing very well.  The birth is the first of its type to take place in the UK.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.01.2009
Scientists identify structure of key disease bacteria components
A team of scientists from the UCL and Birkbeck Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) have identified the structure of a key component of the bacteria behind such diseases as whooping cough, peptic stomach ulcers and Legionnaires? disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.01.2009
Addiction, anxiety and Alzheimer’s disease tackled by new Chair at Imperial College
Addiction, anxiety and Alzheimer?s disease tackled by new Chair at Imperial College Professor David Nutt appointed Edmond J Safra Chair in Neuropsychopharmacology %0A " Imperial College London News R

Health - 06.01.2009
UCL doctors record lowest blood oxygen levels
An expedition led by UCL doctors has recorded the lowest ever levels of oxygen in humans.The world-first measurements of blood oxygen levels in climbers near the top of Mount Everest, publishe

Administration - Health - 06.01.2009

Event - Health - 06.01.2009
’Tetris’ may help reduce flashbacks to traumatic events
Playing 'Tetris' after traumatic events could reduce the flashbacks experienced in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), preliminary research by Oxford University psychologists suggests. If this early-stage work continues to show promise, it could inform new clinical interventions for use immediately after trauma to prevent or lessen the flashbacks that are the hallmark symptom of PTSD.

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 05.01.2009
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