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Medicine/Pharmacology
17:00
Angela Merkel discusses global antibiotic challenge with Imperial researcher
Angela Merkel discusses global antibiotic challenge with Imperial researcher
Professor Alison Holmes joined Chancellor Angela Merkel and a select group of health experts at the Third International German Forum this week.
Arts and Design
15:00
Warwick World Music Group presents unique celebration of international music
Students from the University of Warwick are presenting a globally unique spectacle of world music on Sunday 26 Feb in the Warwick Arts Centre.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
13:00
New £100 million Rosalind Franklin research institute to improve health through physical science innovation
Oxford University scientists are to play a key role in a new, government-funded research facility, the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI). Backed by over £100 million of investment, the RFI will be a national centre of excellence in technology development and innovation.
Environment/Sustainable Development
13:00
International scholars celebrated at diplomatic reception
International scholars celebrated at diplomatic reception
Life Sciences - Chemistry
13:00
Technique that revolutionised biology wins its inventors big science prize
Technique that revolutionised biology wins its inventors big science prize
Imperial's Professor Marin van Heel has been awarded the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences this week for the development of a key imaging technology.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12:00
MOU with Monash University
Cardiff University's Systems Immunity Research Institute and the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two institutes extend their collaborative activities.
Psychology
11:00
Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood
Despite living in strong and supportive families for over 20 years, many children exposed to severe early deprivation in Romanian institutions aged 0-3 experience a range of mental health problems in early adulthood, according to new King's College London research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11:00
Sugar's ‘tipping point' link to Alzheimer's disease revealed
Sugar’s ‘tipping point’ link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed
For the first time a ‘tipping point' molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer's disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer's. Abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, is well-known as a characteristic of diabetes and obesity, but its link to Alzheimer's disease is less familiar.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
23.02.2017
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 percent of at-risk patients with repurposed drug
A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo. The drug, which increases the amount of appetite-supressing hormones produced by the gut, was tested on overweight people with ‘ prediabetes '.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.02.2017
Eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths
Eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths
A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, which analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake. The team found that although even the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduced disease risk, the greatest benefit came from eating 800g a day (roughly equivalent to ten portions - one portion of fruit or vegetables if defined as 80g).
Astronomy
22.02.2017
Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces
An international team of astronomers has found a system of seven potentially habitable planets orbiting a star 39 light years away three of which could have water on their surfaces raising the possibility they could host life. Using ground and space telescopes, the team identified the planets as they passed in front of the ultracool dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
22.02.2017
New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
A new exhibition in Portugal's foremost national museum the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga offers a new interpretation of Renaissance Lisbon, thanks to research by a Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) historian.
Physics/Materials Science
22.02.2017
Bristol partners with Grenoble Institute of Technology on nuclear science
Bristol partners with Grenoble Institute of Technology on nuclear science
Arts and Design
22.02.2017
East meets West exhibition heralds Lancaster University partnership
East meets West exhibition heralds Lancaster University partnership
Philosophy - Administration/Government
22.02.2017
Enabling children to stretch their thinking skills
Enabling children to stretch their thinking skills
Can you change the present to make the future better? This was the question generated, chosen, asked and discussed by years five and six pupils from Armathwaite Community School in the Eden Valley when they visited Lancaster University Politics, Philosophy and Religion Department.
Careers/Employment
22.02.2017
U.S. honour for hydrologist
U.S. honour for hydrologist
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
22.02.2017
Opinion: How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt West African health systems
Opinion: How years of IMF prescriptions have hurt West African health systems
International Monetary Fund policies can have a real impact on people - and don't always yield positive results.
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.02.2017
Education does not protect against cognitive decline
Education does not protect against cognitive decline
A European-wide study published today in the journal Neuroepidemiology has found that whilst older people with a higher level of education have better memory function, it does not protect them from cognitive decline as they age. In one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on education and cognitive decline to date, researchers at UCL and funded by the Medical Research Council and Alzheimer's Society, explored changes in memory and cognitive performance over an eight-year period in over 11,000 Europeans aged 65 and over from 10 different countries*.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
22.02.2017
Compound Semi Catapult announces Chair
Californian businessman Kevin Crofton is to head up the UK Government's £50m Compound Semiconductor Application Catapult.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.02.2017
NICE consults on guideline to improve response to child abuse
NICE consults on guideline to improve response to child abuse
A new draft guideline will help more professionals who work with children recognise and respond to any form of abuse and neglect.
Computer Science/Telecom - Social Sciences
22.02.2017
Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation' to be built by Cambridge researchers
Database protecting UK expats from Brexit ‘misinformation’ to be built by Cambridge researchers
Urgent requirement for channels of timely and reliable information to be developed targeting UK-born people living on the continent, say researchers - before life-changing decisions get made rashly in a milieu of rumour and speculation.
Business/Economics
22.02.2017
Professor Avi Shankar returns to BBC1 consumer spending show
Professor Avi Shankar returns to BBC1 consumer spending show
Avi Shankar , Professor of Consumer Research in our  School of Management , joins Alex Jones and Steph McGovern for a brand new series of BBC One's Shop Well For Less?
Life Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
22.02.2017
Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable
Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable
Do you have to choose between an academic career and activism? Gates Cambridge Scholar Carol Ibe is one of an increasing number of students are choosing to keep a foot in both camps.
Environment/Sustainable Development
22.02.2017
Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
Simple rule predicts when an ice age ends
A simple rule can accurately predict when Earth's climate warms out of an ice age, according to new research led by UCL. In a new study , researchers from UCL, University of Cambridge and University of Louvain have combined existing ideas to solve the problem of which solar energy peaks in the last 2.6 million years led to the melting of the ice sheets and the start of a warm period.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Partnership for patient care marks BioWales 2017
Cardiff University is joining forces with one of the UK's leading independent Medical Research Institutes to translate research into patient care.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain
Cocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge.
Careers/Employment - Arts and Design
21.02.2017
International creative academy helps transform museum management in China
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Legal marijuana sales creating escalating damage to the environment
Marijuana sales have created an economic boom in U.S. states that have fully or partially relaxed their cannabis laws, but is the increased cultivation and sale of this crop also creating escalating environmental damage and a threat to public health?
Arts and Design - Architecture
21.02.2017
FCB Studios win RIBA competition to design University of Warwick’s new Faculty of Arts
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.02.2017
Genetic variation linked to drug-induced liver damage in some patients
Scientists have discovered an uncommon genetic variation that may identify patients with a higher risk of liver damage associated with a range of commonly-prescribed medications. The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology , has been led by academics at the universities of Nottingham and Newcastle in collaboration with a group of scientists in the US.
Event - Business/Economics
21.02.2017
British Council entrepreneurial prize awarded to Warwick grad
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.02.2017
The Peoples History of the NHS Rugby Roadshow 23 Feb
A team of historians from the University of Warwick have been touring the country to gather peoples first hand experiences and attitudes towards the National Health Service and they need your stories.
Life Sciences
21.02.2017
Humans are hard-wired to follow the path of least resistance
Humans are hard-wired to follow the path of least resistance
The amount of effort required to do something influences what we think we see, finds a new UCL study suggesting we're biased towards perceiving anything challenging to be less appealing. ‘Our brain tricks us into believing the low-hanging fruit really is the ripest,' says Dr Nobuhiro Hagura, who led the UCL team before moving to NICT in Japan.
Arts and Design - Earth Sciences
21.02.2017
400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum
400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered in Canadian museum
A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of scientists.
Life Sciences
21.02.2017
Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene' in the red fire ant
Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time. Red fire ants are found in two different types of colonies: some colonies have a single queen while other colonies contain dozens of queens.
Social Sciences
21.02.2017
New expert healthy relationships group to advise on curriculum
A new expert group to advise on healthy relationships in the current school curriculum in Wales is to be chaired by a Cardiff University academic.
Astronomy
20.02.2017
‘Special time’ for eclipses
A spectacular partial eclipse in the southern hemisphere will be witnessed by a Welsh astronomy expert who is highlighting its importance to the public.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
20.02.2017
Mapping the family tree of stars
Mapping the family tree of stars
Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy.
Literature/Linguistics
20.02.2017
PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon – A Conversation
PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon – A Conversation
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.02.2017
’30,000 excess deaths in 2015 linked to cuts in health and social care’
Researchers exploring why there has been a substantial increase in mortality in England and Wales in 2015 conclude that failures in the health and social care system linked to disinvestment are likely to be the main cause.
Social Sciences
20.02.2017
University of Sussex celebrates international staff on national day of action
University of Sussex celebrates international staff on national day of action
Business/Economics
20.02.2017
What are your life chances?
What are your life chances?
Life Chances reveals some of the struggles families are facing in austerity Britain. The new novel, which uses fictional characters based on the experiences of real people who are recent migrants or living on the breadline in inner city Britain, is published today [20 Feb].
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
20.02.2017
Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa's bone harpoons
Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa’s bone harpoons
A project exploring the role of East Africa in the evolution of modern humans has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of prehistoric bone harpoons ever assembled from the area. The collection offers clues about the behaviour and technology of prehistoric hunter-gatherers.
Religions - Business/Economics
18.02.2017
Shrinking territory contributes to significant drop in ISIS funding
Islamic State's income has more than halved since 2014, due to its shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq and subsequent losses of significant sources of revenue, according to a collaborative new study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London and EY.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.02.2017
UCL awarded €20 million for big health data research in cardiovascular disease
Researchers from the UCL Institutes of Health Informatics and Cardiovascular Science in collaboration with other UK and European institutes, were recently awarded '20 million research funding from the European Innovative Medicines Initiative.
Administration/Government
17.02.2017
New innovation fund launched
Life Sciences - Business/Economics
17.02.2017
In pictures: Imperial Fringe invests in the public with all things money
In pictures: Imperial Fringe invests in the public with all things money
Hundreds of visitors discovered how money makes the world go round at the latest finance-themed Imperial Fringe event this week.
Psychology - History/Archeology
17.02.2017
The history of the Antonine Wall through digital storytelling
World heritage experts will meet at the University of Glasgow to discuss how to bring the history of the Roman Antonine Wall to life through digital technology.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.02.2017
Scientists in £4m bid to find tomorrow’s technologies
Cardiff University scientists are joining a £4m project to develop technologies that support tomorrow's phone networks, space and defence systems.
Chemistry - Life Sciences
17.02.2017
Scientist discusses the effects of algal blooms on world's oceans
Scientist discusses the effects of algal blooms on world’s oceans
Dr Susan Little talks about the effects that pinhead-sized algae have on the chemistry of the world's oceans when they 'binge' feed in summer.
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