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Physics/Materials Science - Event
13.02.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
13.02.2017
Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010
Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2017
'Google Earth' of tumours may lead to more cancer treatments
'Google Earth’ of tumours may lead to more cancer treatments
Scientists have been awarded £16m to create a detailed map of a tumour, which will allow researchers to explore new treatment options.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2017
Of cabbages and cows: increasing agricultural yields in Africa
Of cabbages and cows: increasing agricultural yields in Africa
Africa's food requirements, along with its population, are growing fast. Three research†programmes†ask how a better understanding of viruses, parasites and the spread of disease can pave the way to improving agricultural yields.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Social Sciences
13.02.2017
Opinion: India's militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
Opinion: India’s militant rhino protectors are challenging traditional views of how conservation works
There is a dilemma in contemporary conservation: how to balance modernisation, people's rights and environmentalism.
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
13.02.2017
Proteins are 'virtually' knotted
Proteins are ’virtually’ knotted
Many of the processes essential to life involve proteins - long molecules which 'fold' into three-dimensional shapes allowing them to perform their biological role. Consisting of strings of amino acids, a folded protein molecule resembles a coiled, tangled piece of wire, which, as everyday experience suggests, may be knotted.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
13.02.2017
Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside
Cancer cells seen to be targeted and killed from the inside with metal-based compound discovered by the University of Warwick The compound - Organo-Osmium FY26 - attacks the weakest part of cancer cells. FY26 is 50x more active than metal drugs used in current cancer treatments Unprecedented minute detail of cancer cells seen with nano-imaging at European Synchotron Researchers have witnessed - for the first time - cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.
Computer Science/Telecom - Mathematics
13.02.2017
Researchers collaborate with company to speed up the design of metamaterials
Researchers collaborate with company to speed up the design of metamaterials
Specially engineered materials are getting a boost as Imperial mathematicians partner with a company in Switzerland to improve design algorithms.
Life Sciences - Event
13.02.2017
Scientists cause a buzz in Brighton city centre
Scientists cause a buzz in Brighton city centre
Scientists cause a buzz in Brighton city centre Scientists at the University of Sussex caused a buzz when they exhibited a colony of bees in Brighton last week.
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.02.2017
New study re-evaluates the total burden of norovirus on the UK
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found that the annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated. Norovirus is the commonest cause of gastrointestinal disease across all age groups worldwide. The majority of cases experience a mild, self-limiting illness and few cases tend to consult primary healthcare.
Life Sciences
11.02.2017
History/Archeology - Event
10.02.2017
The human cost of war
The human cost of civil wars is to be investigated in a new study involving Cardiff University. ‘Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700'is a four-year project funded by a major grant of over ¬£800,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.02.2017
How Bristol research saved 20,000 babies' lives
How Bristol research saved 20,000 babies’ lives
Twenty five years ago, University of Bristol Professor, Peter Fleming, pioneered research which showed lives could be saved if babies were placed on their backs - and not their frontsto sleep.
Politics
10.02.2017
Quipu - calls for justice
Quipu - calls for justice
'Esperanza and Teodula were sterilised without consent more than 18 years ago.
Administration/Government - Politics
10.02.2017
Agronomy/Food Science
10.02.2017
Scientist helps to tackle new invasive crop pest in southern Africa
Scientist helps to tackle new invasive crop pest in southern Africa
Professor Kenneth Wilson of Lancaster Environment Centre has flown to Zambia to assess the Fall armyworm outbreaks that are devastating crops in southern Africa.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
10.02.2017
Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK
A leading green energy scientist who uses bacteria to turn greenhouse gases into usable chemicals is calling for more investment from industry and government subsidies to scale up this newest of technologies.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.02.2017
Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable
Pre-eclampsia deaths are avoidable - new comment in The Lancet Pregnancy in the UK has never been safer, say scientists from King's College London writing in the latest edition of The Lancet.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
10.02.2017
Virtual reality journey through a tumour: Cambridge scientists receive £40 million funding boost
Cambridge scientists have received two of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK, with the charity set to invest £40 million over the next five years in two ground-breaking research projects in the city.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.02.2017
A sewage system that ‘digests' and ‘cooks' human waste
A sewage system that ‘digests’ and ‘cooks’ human waste
Student volunteers Susannah Duck and Izhan Khan describe working with a Tanzanian community†to install a system that turns sewage into essential products.
Administration/Government
10.02.2017
New report says Welsh fiscal deal set to boost Government coffers by hundreds of millions
The Welsh Government's budget could be boosted by over £120 million a year by 2028, and £600 million over the next decade, as a result of the new Fiscal Framework agreement for Wales.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
10.02.2017
Liverpool head and neck cancer research gets £200k boost
Liverpool head and neck cancer research gets £200k boost
A research project, based out of the University, which will bring together a multidisciplinary team of cancer surgeons, medical oncologists and scientists in Liverpool, has been given the go ahead thanks to £200,000 worth of grant funding. North West Cancer Research (NWCR) has awarded funding for a three-year long project, which will look at the effectiveness of new cancer drug treatments for head and neck cancer patients.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
09.02.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.02.2017
Tributes to Professor Sir Peter Mansfield
Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
Findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children
European governments must act to help families improve their children's health and tackle the obesity epidemic.That's the advice of I.Family researchers who today [9 Feb] revealed the findings of a major international study into the diets and lifestyles of European children.
Life Sciences
09.02.2017
Mosquito research receives $2 million grant to speed the development of new vector control products
A major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been made for a research programme to develop novel test protocols to accelerate development and bring to market, the next generation of vector control products. The University of Warwick has worked in close collaboration with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) who led the study.
History/Archeology
09.02.2017
Providing a different perspective on the Blitz
Providing a different perspective on the Blitz
A Lancaster University academic has contributed to a new exhibition at the Museum of London.
Business/Economics
09.02.2017
How languages shape economics
How languages shape economics
Half of the world's population is bilingual or multilingual, with over 6,000 different languages spoken in the world today.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
09.02.2017
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.02.2017
£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
09.02.2017
Families can't tackle obesity alone
Families can’t tackle obesity alone
Governments must act to combat childhood obesity, warn experts following major European Commission-funded study.
Careers/Employment
09.02.2017
Pigment research is ‘completely novel’
Natural blue colouring agent could benefit cosmetics and food industries Researchers are developing ways to use a natural blue pigment as a colouring agent in industries such as cosmetics and food.
Social Sciences - Media
09.02.2017
Brexit hate crime
Social Data Science Lab awarded £250,000 grant to set up centre to monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media Researchers from Cardiff University have been awarded a quarter of a million pounds to help the UK Government monitor Brexit-related hate crime on social media.
Event - Astronomy
09.02.2017
Lord Rees looks ahead to 2050 global challenges in IPR Public Lecture
Astronomer Royal and former President of the Royal Society, Lord Martin Rees , will use tonight's sell-out Institute for Policy Research (IPR) Public Lecture to set out a vision on why the worlds of science and public policy must better integrate when it comes to tackling future global challenges.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.02.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.02.2017
Have some hands-on fun at the Brighton Science Festival
Have some hands-on fun at the Brighton Science Festival
Have some hands-on fun at the Brighton Science Festival University of Sussex scientists are inviting children and adults from the local community to enjoy some hands-on science fun at a bumper Brighton Science Festival this month.
Event - Sport Sciences
08.02.2017
Digital relay baton enables remote crowd cheering of athletes
Digital relay baton enables remote crowd cheering of athletes
The loneliness of the long distance runner could soon be a thing of the past as new technology allows crowds to cheer on athletes from anywhere in the world.
Religions - Social Sciences
08.02.2017
The Bible as a weapon of war
The Bible as a weapon of war
How do former Lord's Resistance Army soldiers - men,†women†and children†who have used the Bible as a weapon of war - learn to reread the scriptures once they return home? This is the puzzle facing researchers from†Uganda and Cambridge.
Astronomy - Chemistry
08.02.2017
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
The Magellanic Clouds, the two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, according to an international team of astronomers led by researchers from the University of Cambridge. The discovery is reported in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) and is based on the Galactic stellar census being conducted by the European Space Observatory, Gaia.
Life Sciences
08.02.2017
Imperial commits to San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
Imperial commits to San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment
Imperial has affirmed its commitment to the fair assessment of research achievements through the signing of an international declaration.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
08.02.2017
Africa-Europe partnership launched to develop new AIDS vaccine
A new partnership has been formed between European and African researchers to develop an AIDS vaccine that can be used to prevent infection with different strains of HIV worldwide.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
08.02.2017
Decline in genetic diversity of black rhino
A new strategy of conservation must be adopted if the black rhinoceros is to be saved from extinction, concludes a study involving scientists from Cardiff University. An international team of researchers compared, for the first time, the genes of all living and extinct black rhinoceros populations and found a massive decline in genetic diversity, with 44 of 64 genetic lineages no longer existing.
Architecture
08.02.2017
Team create giant installation out of 25,000 pencils
Staff and students from the Welsh School of Architecture showcase novel design structure in Barcelona Staff and students from Cardiff University have taken to one of Europe's grandest cities to set-up a novel design installation with a twist.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
08.02.2017
Pioneering chip extends sensors' battery life
Pioneering chip extends sensors’ battery life
A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol.
Physics/Materials Science
08.02.2017
Gas imaging makes quantum leap with a single pixel
New technology which could offer the oil and gas industry a cheaper way to visualise methane gas is taking one step closer to becoming commercially available.