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Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
28.07.2016
Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses
Stopping deforestation will not end tropical species losses
Species in tropical rainforests will still go extinct even if deforestation is stopped immediately, unless efforts are made to restore damaged areas. This is the conclusion of research led by a team at Imperial College London, looking at ‘deforestation lag'.
Medicine/Pharmacology
28.07.2016
Specialists discuss healthcare innovations to prevent and treat joint disease
Specialists discuss healthcare innovations to prevent and treat joint disease
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
28.07.2016
Helping British dairy farms maintain their global competitive position
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have been awarded a further ¢1.7m in funding for a major research programme to help British dairy farms maintain a globally competitive position.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
28.07.2016
Tooth wear sheds light on the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives
Tooth wear sheds light on the feeding habits of ancient elephant relatives
How can we ever know what ancient animals ate? For the first time, the changing diets of elephants in the last two million years in China have been reconstructed, using a technique based on analysis of the surface textures of their teeth.
Sport Sciences
28.07.2016
England's 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice
England’s 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice
As England celebrates the 50 th anniversary of winning the World Cup, Dr Stacey Pope from the School of Applied Social Sciences discusses the impact this iconic moment in football history had on female fans.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
28.07.2016
Financial cycles of acquisitions and buybacks? threaten public access to breakthrough drugs
An analysis of a new drug's journey to market, published today in the BMJ, shines a light on financial practices that see some major pharmaceutical companies relying on a cycle of acquisitions, profits from high prices, and shareholder-driven manoeuvres that threatens access to medicines for current and future patients. The treatments for Hepatitis C may portend a future of expensive therapies for Alzheimer's to many cancers to HIV/AIDS.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
28.07.2016
Star’s intense radiation beams whip neighbouring red dwarf
• ‘Stellar lighthouse' lashes its neighbour with a beam of particles and radiation every two minutes • Never before observed behaviour researched by team led by the University of Warwick • Research published in the journal Nature .
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
27.07.2016
An hour of moderate exercise a day enough to counter health risks from prolonged sitting
The health risks associated with sitting for eight or more hours a day - whether at work, home or commuting - can be eliminated with an hour or more of physical activity a day, according to a study from an international team of researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
27.07.2016
'Screen-and-treat' scheme for hepatitis B may prevent deadly complications
’Screen-and-treat’ scheme for hepatitis B may prevent deadly complications
Research into Africa's first 'screen-and-treat' programme for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus.
Administration/Government - Literature/Linguistics
27.07.2016
Eisteddfod showcase for Welsh language project
An innovative Ā£1.8m project to collect millions of words of everyday Welsh will be showcased at the National Eisteddfod. Researchers are gathering a ‘living lexicon' by allowing contributors to record and upload the Welsh language as used in real life.
Medicine/Pharmacology
27.07.2016
Mix up Plant Species to Keep Soil Healthy
When it comes to keeping our soil healthy, maintaining plant species diversity is key, according to new research published this week in the journal Ecology Letters.
Administration/Government
27.07.2016
New research challenges Uber’s claims about making roads safer
New research challenges Uber's claims that its car-sharing services make the roads safer by limiting the numbers of individuals who drink and drive.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
26.07.2016
Towards Smarter Crop Plants to Feed the World
Plant scientists have made an important advance in understanding the natural diversity of a key plant enzyme which could help us address the looming threat of global food security.
Literature/Linguistics
26.07.2016
Was it all Greek to the Elizabethans?
What would the Elizabethans actually have made of Shakespeare's language? The creation of an Encyclopaedia of Shakespeare's Language, a major research project at Lancaster University, will determine just that.
Business/Economics - Event
26.07.2016
Flying the flag for Nottingham in Parliament Day
An action-packed celebration of Nottingham is heading for the capital.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.07.2016
Prisoners pose biggest risk for HIV infection rates in the EECA
Prisoners pose biggest risk for HIV infection rates in the EECA
Prisoners are likely to be the primary risk group for HIV infections in Eastern Europe in the next 15 years, researchers from the University of Bristol have found.
Life Sciences
26.07.2016
Opinion: Can genes really predict how well you ll do academically?
Daphne Martschenko (Faculty of Education) discusses whether DNA can predict our educational achievement.
Business/Economics
26.07.2016
Countries with the world’s richest one per cent
A new study has examined the varying fortunes of the world's richest people between 1988 and 2012 to identify which parts of the world the top 1% come from.  It finds that compared with previous decades, many more of the global super-rich are from emerging countries, with a corresponding decline in the share of those from advanced economies. The region with the fastest growth in its share of the world's richest elite is developing East Asia and the Pacific, explained largely by China's economic rise.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
26.07.2016
Earth, wind and flyer: the moves of Disco Tony and friends
Disco Tony has travelled over 5,000 miles.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
26.07.2016
Statins improve birth outcomes for mothers with an autoimmune disorder
A new statin treatment shows promise for reducing premature births and increasing babies' chances of survival for mothers with an autoimmune disease.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
26.07.2016
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year height study
Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.07.2016
Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients
Flu vaccine may reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients
The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalised with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to research.
Medicine/Pharmacology
25.07.2016
¢1.2m for injectable stem-cell carrying microspheres to regenerate bones
The University of Nottingham has secured ¢1.2m to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
22.07.2016
A host of VIPs are honoured by The University of Nottingham
History/Archeology - Event
22.07.2016
New project helps visitors discover the lost palace of Whitehall
New project helps visitors discover the lost palace of Whitehall
A theatre expert from the University of Bristol has helped develop a brand new history experience in London, enabling visitors to explore the once magnificent Whitehall Palace, which was the largest palace in Europe before it was destroyed by fire in 1698.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.07.2016
Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk
Magma build-up may put Salvadoran capital at risk
The build-up of magma six kilometres below El Salvador's Ilopango caldera means the capital city of San Salvador may be at risk from future eruptions, University of Bristol researchers have found.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.07.2016
How humans and wild birds collaborate to get precious resources of honey and wax
By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees? nests to harvest honey.  Research now reveals that humans use special calls to solicit the help of honeyguides and that honeyguides actively recruit appropriate human partners.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
22.07.2016
Blood disorders cost ?23 billion to European economy
Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
22.07.2016
¢9 million gift for new health centre
A transformational ¢9 million gift to The University of Nottingham has been secured to develop a twenty first century health centre, to meet the healthcare needs of students and staff.
Administration/Government
21.07.2016
Action will be necessary to keep access to lucrative government procurement markets after Brexit
Action will be necessary to keep access to lucrative government procurement markets after Brexit
Action will be necessary to keep access to lucrative government procurement markets after Brexit Leading experts in international trade at the University of Sussex warn that critical steps need
Literature/Linguistics - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.07.2016
Durham academic receives prestigious fellowship
Durham academic receives prestigious fellowship
Professor Pat Waugh from Durham University's Department of English Studies has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research.
Physics/Materials Science - Business/Economics
21.07.2016
Enterprise Fellowships to kick-start the quantum technology industry
Enterprise Fellowships to kick-start the quantum technology industry
The University of Bristol's Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) is looking to recruit its first cohort of Enterprise Fellows that will be the next generation of quantum technology entrepreneurs.
Physics/Materials Science - Life Sciences
21.07.2016
New state-of-the-art microscopy facilities opened
New state-of-the-art microscopy facilities opened
A new purpose-built microscopy suite to accommodate expansion of the University of Bristol Wolfson Bioimaging Facility was officially opened by Paul Ramsbottom, Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation on 8 July.
Earth Sciences - Social Sciences
21.07.2016
New Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education appointed
Astronomy
21.07.2016
Dark matter particle remains elusive
Dark matter particle remains elusive
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has yielded no trace of a dark matter particle after completing its final 20-month long search of the universe, according to LUX collaboration scientists including UCL researchers.
Literature/Linguistics - Business/Economics
21.07.2016
New Fellow will help champion AHRC priority area
A Lancaster University academic is set to take a pivotal role in shaping the research landscape in design.
Psychology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.07.2016
Driving through Twentieth-Century Consciousness
Although driving is now more commonly associated with road-rage than relaxation – at least in congested urban areas – research into the ways in which the concentration required for dr
Astronomy - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.07.2016
GPS jamming: keeping ships on the 'strait' and narrow
The University of Nottingham and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (RNoNA) are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyberattacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run aground.
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
21.07.2016
What hunter-gatherers can tell us about human social networks
What hunter-gatherers can tell us about human social networks
Hunter-gatherers have a three-tiered social network to increase the chance the whole community has enough to eat, according to new UCL research which looked at two contemporary hunter-gatherer groups.
Law/Forensics - Social Sciences
21.07.2016
New Dean of Law
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.07.2016
European-wide study led by Twycross Zoo to examine the prevalence of heart disease in apes in human care
Wild gorillas and chimpanzees are on the brink of extinction threatened primarily by habitat loss and poaching.
Law/Forensics - Careers/Employment
20.07.2016
Drowning in a Paper Sea: India’s welfare efforts failed by its peculiar bureaucracy
India's sophisticated laws and progressive policies fail with startling regularity.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.07.2016
First atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets excites researchers
Two Earth-sized exoplanets have become the first rocky worlds to have their atmospheres studied using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Politics - Administration/Government
20.07.2016
A female Prime Minister is not enough: Britain needs a representative Parliament too
A female Prime Minister is not enough: Britain needs a representative Parliament too
While Britain welcomes its second female Prime Minister, a new report by a University of Bristol academic has found Westminster remains disproportionately white, male, and elite.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.07.2016
Scientists call for replacement of animals in antibody production
Routine scientific procedures using millions of animals are still being authorised when there is a tried and tested alternative, according to a group of scientists investigating the production of antibodies.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.07.2016
Nature's weirdest particles in the spotlight at Neutrino 2016 conference
Nature’s weirdest particles in the spotlight at Neutrino 2016 conference
More than 700 scientists gathered in London to discuss particles whose strange behaviour could provide clues as to why the universe exists. Earlier this month, Imperial College London and the Institute of Physics hosted the Neutrino 2016 conference.
Medicine/Pharmacology
20.07.2016
Opinion: A varied diet can prevent diabetes - but can you afford it?
Pablo Monsivais (MRC Epidemiology Unit) and Annalijn I. Conklin (University of California, Los Angeles) discuss what sort of diet can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
20.07.2016
First atmospheric study of Earth-sized exoplanets using Hubble telescope
Two Earth-sized exoplanets have become the first rocky worlds to have their atmospheres studied using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Careers/Employment - Event
20.07.2016
Lancaster University wins two national employment awards
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
20.07.2016
Sally Munt appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Sally Munt appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Sally Munt appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts An academic from the School of Media, Film and Music (MFM) has been appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts ( FRSA ).
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