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Arts and Design - History/Archeology
07.02.2017
New project will explore the nature of sound inside Bristol Cathedral
New project will explore the nature of sound inside Bristol Cathedral
The University of Bristol and Bristol Cathedral are collaborating on a new research project which will explore the nature of sound inside the building and the way that it impacts on visitors.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
07.02.2017
Bristol part of European initiative to study diabetic kidney disease
Bristol part of European initiative to study diabetic kidney disease
Researchers from the University of Bristol are part of a major pan European €28.9 million initiative that aims to improve the prevention and management of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), which is the leading cause of kidney failure in the world.
Environment/Sustainable Development
07.02.2017
New doubts on whether early humans were forced to start farming
The development of agriculture is universally believed to underpin some of the most significant advances made by humans worldwide. In New Guinea, where one of the earliest human experiments with tropical forest agriculture occurred, researchers have cast doubt on two views about the origins of agriculture.
Arts and Design - Law/Forensics
07.02.2017
A space where anything can happen!
A space where anything can happen!
With all the talk of ‘fake news', is the world now best understood as a cartoon? Highly acclaimed artist Andy Holden provides his animated theory on the subject through a new exhibition just opened at Lancaster University's Peter Scott Gallery.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.02.2017
Immune system defence force captured in action
Immune system defence force captured in action
How the natural defence force within our immune system attacks and destroys harmful invaders such as virus-infected and cancerous cells has been visualised in microscopic detail by scientists from UCL, Birkbeck, University of London, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Monash University, Australia. The research, published today , deepens understanding of the critical role of the protein called ‘perforin' in a functioning immune system, bringing us one step closer to new therapies with the potential to boost or inhibit its impact when required.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
07.02.2017
Keeping the lights on in Ghana
Keeping the lights on in Ghana
When Ghanaian Abu Yaya wondered why his country imports all of its electroporcelain - a small but crucial component for electrical power transmission - it led to a collaboration with Cambridge materia
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.02.2017
Concerns over wasting doctor's time may affect decision to see GP
Concerns over wasting doctor’s time may affect decision to see GP
Worries over wasting their doctor's time, particularly at a time when NHS resources are stretched, may influence when and whether patients choose to see their GP, according to a study carried out by the University of Cambridge.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
07.02.2017
Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research
Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research
A researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has co-organised a workshop that focuses on herbal medicine in Vietnam and its application in translational research on skin.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
07.02.2017
Enriching school holidays
A national school holiday ‘Food and Fun' programme that aims to prevent children going hungry in the summer holidays is helping to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation according to an evaluation report by Cardiff University.
Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2017
What is it really like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
The Institute of Mental Health has brought together researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience of ADHD to help promote better understanding of the condition at its annual engagement conference.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2017
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
06.02.2017
Spiny, armoured slug reveals ancestry of molluscs
Spiny, armoured slug reveals ancestry of molluscs
Scientists from the University of Bristol have uncovered a 480-million-year-old slug-like fossil in Morocco which sheds new light on the evolution of molluscs - a diverse group of invertebrates that includes clams, snails and squids. One of the defining characteristics of the molluscs is the possession of a radula, a kind of toothed-tongue which is used to rake up or rasp food.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
06.02.2017
Engineer to head up prestigious technology committee
Engineer to head up prestigious technology committee
A Lancaster University engineer has been selected to head up a prestigious international committee in a field that is at the cutting edge of modern communications.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.02.2017
Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by team
Prosthetic arm technology that detects spinal nerve signals developed by team
Scientists have developed sensor technology for a robotic prosthetic arm that detects signals from nerves in the spinal cord.
Physics/Materials Science
06.02.2017
Earth Sciences - Administration/Government
06.02.2017
Unravelling mysteries of mind and matter
Two very different research projects at Cardiff University have secured EU funds to help unravel little-understood mysteries affecting our planet and the human mind.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
06.02.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Computer Science/Telecom
06.02.2017
‘Connected Seeds' exhibition opens
‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an interactive library of talking seeds, which gives users a potted history of the plants grown in the east end of London, and tells
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
06.02.2017
Cambridge-Africa Programme: 58 institutions, 26 countries, and growing
Cambridge-Africa Programme: 58 institutions, 26 countries, and growing
We ask how a 'matchmaking' programme that teams up Cambridge and African researchers is making expertise and resources available to support Africans working in Africa.
Social Sciences - Careers/Employment
04.02.2017
Professor Andy Furlong - a tribute
This tribute has been kindly provided by Professor Michele Burman, Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences with Professors Denis and Moira Fischbacher-Smith, Fred Cartmel and colleagues from the University of Leicester.
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
03.02.2017
Imperial celebrates 2017 Stephenson Fund Scholars
Imperial celebrates 2017 Stephenson Fund Scholars
Celebrations were held for three Imperial scholarships recipients funded by the legacy of pioneering scientist, Dr Greta Stevenson.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
03.02.2017
Coal and oil demand to peak by 2020, according to new report
Coal and oil demand to peak by 2020, according to new report
A boom in the popularity of solar panels and electric cars could spark irreversible changes in the energy sector within three years.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
03.02.2017
'The Iron Lady' and the paradox of treating anaemia
’The Iron Lady’ and the paradox of treating anaemia
Iron deficiency can be fatal. But in countries where patients are also likely to have other serious diseases, so too can the iron supplements used to treat it.
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.02.2017
Global malaria control threatened by multidrug resistant strain
A lineage of multidrug resistant P. falciparum malaria has widely spread and is now established in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, causing high treatment failure rates for the main falcipar
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
03.02.2017
Multi-million pound energy project gets underway in Wales
A multi-million project set to transform the UK energy sector and tackle some of the biggest challenges currently facing society is underway in Wales.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
03.02.2017
World Cancer Day - Research in Review
World Cancer Day - Research in Review
Tomorrow is World Cancer Day (WCD), which takes place every year on 4 February. Founded in 2005, WCD is one singular initiative allowing cancer charities, researchers, health care workers, businesses and governments to unite in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. Since last year's WCD we've published a number of news stories highlighting the developments in cancer-related research here at the University.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
03.02.2017
Imperial showcases future of UK's medical technology industry to Lord Prior
Imperial showcases future of UK’s medical technology industry to Lord Prior
A Government Minister came to Imperial on a fact-finding mission as part of a recent industrial strategy announcement.
Religions - Literature/Linguistics
03.02.2017
Hearing voices and spirituality
Hearing voices and spirituality
Although voice-hearing is often associated with severe mental illness, it can be an important aspect of people's religious or spiritual life.
Medicine/Pharmacology
03.02.2017
Current salt reduction strategies do not address health inequalities
New research conducted by the University in partnership with the universities of Gdansk and Manchester shows that current salt reduction strategy in England has failed to reduce existing inequalities in salt consumption, cardiovascular disease, and gastric cancer burdens. Excess salt consumption is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease and gastric cancer.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
02.02.2017
Robot 'teacher' to help children with autism developed by scientists
Robot 'teacher’ to help children with autism developed by scientists
Scientists are investigating whether a cartoon-like robot can improve learning and emotional understanding in children with autism. A team from Imperial College London and their partners in Europe have developed technology that enables an off-the-shelf robot called Zeno to interact in real-time with children who have autism.
Media - Politics
02.02.2017
New Cardiff University Welsh journalism module challenges ’fake news’
A new and unique Welsh medium module, 'Cymru: Y Senedd, y Straeon a'r Spin' ('Wales: The Senedd, The Stories and The Spin'), will run for the first time in Cardiff University from February 2017.
Event - Literature/Linguistics
02.02.2017
Administration/Government
02.02.2017
‘A girl without education is nothing in the world'
‘A girl without education is nothing in the world’
Half the children in Africa miss out on school and basic learning as a result of poverty, gender or disability.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
02.02.2017
Resistance toward standing guidelines
A new King's College London study reveals significant public resistance and misunderstanding surrounding the UK's first health guidelines on sedentary behaviour at work, which were a response to mounting evidence on the health risks of prolonged sitting, including higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
01.02.2017
Cambridge and Africa
Cambridge and Africa
Cambridge is one of the world's leading universities in its engagement with, and support for, African research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
01.02.2017
The good, the bad and the ugly – the many roles of mushrooms
The good, the bad and the ugly – the many roles of mushrooms
A new review that investigates the true magic of mushrooms and the many roles they play in our lives, in science and in nature has been published by scientists from the University of Bristol.
Medicine/Pharmacology
01.02.2017
World leaders warned of existential risks in new report
World leaders must do more to limit risk of global catastrophes, according to a report by Oxford academics launched at the Finnish Embassy in London today.
Administration/Government
01.02.2017
Young people call on government for greater digital rights
New research co-authored by The University of Nottingham, has, for the first time, captured the policy recommendations of young people in relation to their digital rights.
Earth Sciences - Event
01.02.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
01.02.2017
Treating breathing problems in preterm children
Cardiff University child health experts are renewing their appeal for Welsh families to take part in another landmark study to improve the health of children born prematurely. In the largest study of preterm born children in the world, the team from the School of Medicine has already collected information from 7,000 children to investigate the long-term breathing outcomes in babies born early compared to those born on time.
Social Sciences
01.02.2017
Bristol academic explores the secret lives of five-year-olds
Bristol academic explores the secret lives of five-year-olds
Professor Paul Howard-Jones from the University of Bristol will feature in the return of a popular Bafta award-nominated series broadcast on Channel 4 this week [2 Feb] which explores the differences between boys and girls and gender stereotypes in a new intake of fascinating five-year-olds.
Medicine/Pharmacology
01.02.2017
Calling all guinea pig owners
Calling all guinea pig owners
Academics from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences are asking for guinea pig owners to take part in a new research study on how pet guinea pigs are kept in the UK by completing an online questionnaire.
Administration/Government
01.02.2017
Social Sciences - Politics
01.02.2017
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
There are significant differences between Leave and Remain MPs in what they want out of Brexit negotiations, according to polling conducted for The Mile End Institute , Queen Mary University of London and The UK in a Changing Europe.
01.02.2017
Imperial ranked as UK's most international university
Imperial ranked as UK’s most international university
Imperial is the UK's most international university for the second year in a row, says Times Higher Education.