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Philosophy
13:00
‘Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory’ journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing An undercover operation by University of Sussex academic Dr Kasia Pisanski involving 360 scientific journals has found that 40 of 120 so-called ‘predatory' journals offered a fake, unqualified applicant a position on their editorial board without checking the veracity of her CV, or even that she existed.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
13:00
Medicine/Pharmacology
08:00
UofG scientists set to lead new era in pancreatic cancer treatment
University of Glasgow scientists are set to receive up to £8 million from Cancer Research UK to lead a project that could transform pancreatic cancer trials in the UK, with patients being selected based on their individual tumour.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
07:00
Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells
Major breakthrough in the manufacture of red blood cells
Researchers have generated the first immortalised cell lines which allow more efficient manufacture of red blood cells.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
07:00
Reaction to Supreme Court decision on minimum income immigration rule
Reaction to Supreme Court decision on minimum income immigration rule
Academics from the University of Bristol's newly formed Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies have expressed disappointment at last month's ruling by the Supreme Court which decided the minimum income immigration rule is lawful.
Law/Forensics
23.03.2017
TLI Talk sheds new light on maritime disputes in Asia
The role of law in maintaining peace in Asia's contested waters was the focus of a TLI Talk at King's College London this Monday.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
23.03.2017
Flower petal inspired menstrual pads crowned Althea 2017 winner
Flower petal inspired menstrual pads crowned Althea 2017 winner
A leak proof, biodegradable and organic menstrual pad design has won the top prize in Imperial's pioneering entrepreneurial programme for women.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
23.03.2017
Solar-powered skin opens new possibilities for prosthetics
A new way of harnessing the sun's rays to power ‘synthetic skin' could help to create advanced prosthetic limbs capable of returning the sense of touch to amputees. Engineers from the University of Glasgow, who have previously developed an ‘electronic skin' covering for prosthetic hands made from graphene, have found a way to use some of graphene's remarkable physical properties to use energy from the sun to power the skin.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.03.2017
King's launches new artists in residence programme
Today King's launches a new artist in residence programme that will support academics and researchers to establish new artist residencies across the university.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
22.03.2017
Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some - but not all - heart conditions
Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some - but not all - heart conditions
Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, according to a large study of UK adults led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and University College London published today in The BMJ .
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
22.03.2017
Tiller the Hun? Farmers in Roman Empire converted to Hun lifestyle - and vice versa
Tiller the Hun? Farmers in Roman Empire converted to Hun lifestyle - and vice versa
New archaeological analysis suggests people of Western Roman Empire switched between Hunnic nomadism and settled farming over a lifetime.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2017
Antarctic expedition aims to understand rising global sea levels
Antarctic expedition aims to understand rising global sea levels
A Lancaster University environmental scientist is taking part in an Antarctic expedition which aims to look back in time to understand rising global sea levels. Dr Yani Najman from Lancaster Environment Centre is one of 50 researchers on board the Alfred Wegener Institute's research vessel Polarstern which departed from Punta Arenas (Chile) on 6 February 2017, bound for the Amundsen Sea – the region of the Antarctic currently characterised by rapid loss of ice.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.03.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
22.03.2017
Next-generation green ideas presented at White City innovation showcase
Next-generation green ideas presented at White City innovation showcase
Student and start-up ideas were on display as Imperial's tech pioneers exhibited their green ideas to the innovation community.
Business/Economics - Religions
22.03.2017
Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia
Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia
Saudi Arabia is seeking to strengthen its commercial links with South-east's fast-growing economies. What makes this such an attractive offer - and are there any downsides' asks Babak Mohammadzadeh (Politics and International Studies) writing for The Conversation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Computer Science/Telecom
22.03.2017
Lancaster appoints international expert as new Chair in Digital Health
Lancaster appoints international expert as new Chair in Digital Health
Lancaster University is strengthening its digital health research capability with the appointment of a global expert to a newly created role.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.03.2017
Life Sciences
22.03.2017
Imperial entrepreneurs make final of Mayor of London's green tech competition
Imperial entrepreneurs make final of Mayor of London’s green tech competition
The Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneurial Challenge seeks to find low carbon solutions to some of the city's greatest problems.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
22.03.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.03.2017
Sir David Attenborough immortalised, in lobster-like fossil find
Sir David Attenborough immortalised, in lobster-like fossil find
Scientists have discovered a 430 million-year-old lobster-like fossil and named it in honour of veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.03.2017
Caught on camera - chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level
Scientists have succeeded in ‘filming' inter-molecular chemical reactions – using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered that the electron beam can be simultaneously tuned to stimulate specific chemical reactions by using it as a source of energy as well as an imaging tool.
History/Archeology - Politics
21.03.2017
Fake News - It's older than you think!
Fake News - It’s older than you think!
Fake News - It's older than you think! A University of Sussex historian has been chosen by the BBC to turn her new, ground-breaking work on Henry VIII and Elizabeth I into a nationwide radio programme.
Computer Science/Telecom - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
21.03.2017
Researchers to create biomimetic forebrain for 3d-printed robot hands
Researchers to create biomimetic forebrain for 3d-printed robot hands
A team of researchers is to develop a biomimetic forebrain for controlling 3D-printed robot hands with a sense of touch.
Mathematics - Philosophy
21.03.2017
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
An Imperial mathematician is leading a new five-year program to test and improve predictive policing and tackle other challenges for future cities.
Media
21.03.2017
Opinion: Aid workers get a bad rap - but too often they're thrown in at the deep end
Opinion: Aid workers get a bad rap - but too often they’re thrown in at the deep end
The media are quick to criticise humanitarian organisations as inefficient and expensive, writes Corinna Frey (Cambridge Judge Business School), in The Conversation, but we should remember the extremely challenging work they do.
Administration/Government - Event
21.03.2017
Gender and Fairtrade film nominated for top award
Gender and Fairtrade film nominated for top award
A film produced by Dr Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf from the University's Department of Social & Policy Sciences and Computing Services Audio Visual Unit has been nominated for a prestigious British Universities Film and Video Council Learning on Screen Award 2017.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.03.2017
Building the future at Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
Building the future at Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
The Advanced Hackspace has grown to become one of the largest networks of makers and innovators within any university in the world - we find out how.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.03.2017
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts
Stem cell therapy could help mend the youngest of broken hearts
Researchers have shown stem cells from the umbilical cord may hold the key to a new generation of graft and could reduce the number of surgeries required to treat young children born with certain types of congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of birth defect.
History/Archeology - Careers/Employment
21.03.2017
SPRU Director receives honorary degree
SPRU Director receives honorary degree
SPRU Director receives honorary degree Professor Johan Schot , Director of SPRU – the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, will be awarded an honorary degree today (21 Marc
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.03.2017
Dr Nic Timpson appointed to ALSPAC Principal Investigator
Dr Nic Timpson appointed to ALSPAC Principal Investigator
Dr Nic Timpson has recently been appointed to the post of ALSPAC Principal Investigator. He brings a distinguished academic pedigree and has made a long-term commitment to leading ALSPAC to ongoing success.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.03.2017
Research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
Research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds. It will also help teach machines to differentiate between man-made and natural sounds and to understand the world around them. The work is being led by Dr Dan Stowell, a research fellow in machine listening at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Ebola vaccine offers long-lasting immunity
An Ebola vaccine has been shown to provide immunity for up to a year after immunisation in all of those immunised in a new study. The findings, based on a Phase 1 clinical trial involving 75 healthy subjects, were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . The study was led by the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford.
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Café culture gets to the heart of scientific research
Pop-Up Research Café - Café Connect 10am to 5pm Thursday 23 and Friday 24 March 2017 Nottingham Contemporary,Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB The scientists are back — with news on how the pu
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
20.03.2017
Inside the Imperial College Enterprise Lab
Inside the Imperial College Enterprise Lab
As Enterprise Week launches at Imperial, we look inside the new College facility where students come to meet and develop their ideas.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
In pictures: Imperial Fringe goes to White City for Science & Sport Day
In pictures: Imperial Fringe goes to White City for Science & Sport Day
Families enjoyed a day of futuristic fun, as Imperial joined forces with Queens Park Rangers football club to bring sport science to life in W12.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
20.03.2017
Face of ‘ordinary poor' man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed
Face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from medieval Cambridge graveyard revealed
New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath a Cambridge college sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in medieval England.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
20.03.2017
Revealed: face of ‘ordinary poor' man from medieval Cambridge
Revealed: face of ‘ordinary poor’ man from medieval Cambridge
New facial reconstruction of a man buried in a medieval hospital graveyard discovered underneath a Cambridge college sheds light on how ordinary poor people lived in 13th century England.
Computer Science/Telecom - Event
20.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
20.03.2017
Research institutes
Research institutes
The University of Bristol has today (Monday, 20 March) launched seven new research institutes reflecting the University's strength and depth in key specialisms.
Computer Science/Telecom
20.03.2017
Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?
Virtual Futures: Where is Virtual Reality taking us?
Virtual Reality - or VR - has long been the idea of science fiction but now it is happening and the impact on society is potentially huge.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2017
Pregnant women and new mothers feel watched and judged
In a small study published in Families Relationships and Society , researchers interviewed mother-grandmother pairs and found that community surveillance of pregnant women and infant feeding had significantly increased between the generations, with many of the new mothers reporting feeling watched, evaluated and judged.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
20.03.2017
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
20.03.2017
Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
20.03.2017
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced
Asa Briggs Visiting Fellows for 2017 announced Seven Asa Briggs Visiting Fellowship awards have been made to a prestigious group of international academics and Sussex faculty.
19.03.2017
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