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27.05.2017
Sensory prosthetics will become the norm, says MIT prof at Imperial event
Sensory prosthetics will become the norm, says MIT prof at Imperial event
Physicist Joseph Paradiso talked about the enhancement of human perception through sensor networks at Imperial's 2017 Dennis Gabor lecture yesterday.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Life Sciences
26.05.2017
Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour
Speed of animal evolution enhanced by cooperative behaviour
A study by scientists from the University of Cambridge has revealed how cooperative behaviour between insect family members changes how rapidly body size evolves - with the speed of evolution increasing when individual animals help one another. In some populations, we allowed parents to help their offspring, but in other populations we removed the parents.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.05.2017
Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature's imitation game
Microhabitats enhance butterfly diversity in nature’s imitation game
The spectacular variety of†colours†and patterns that butterflies use to ward off potential predators may result from highly†localised†environmental conditions known as ‘microhabitats', researchers have found.
Life Sciences
23.05.2017
Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we're dieting
Why our brain cells may prevent us burning fat when we’re dieting
A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.
Life Sciences
22.05.2017
CT scans reveal underground world of worms
CT images of underground soil structures, created by worms and imaged by the University of Nottingham, are being revealed in a half-term display at the Science Museum in London from 29-31 May. A video of the 3D images can be seen here. The pictures show in detail the intricate tunnel structures created by earthworms.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.05.2017
Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB
Readily available antibiotic could help to curb lung damage from TB
Imperial scientists have found how a common antibiotic could help reduce lung destruction in people with Tuberculosis (TB). TB is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, causing 1.8 million deaths in 2015 and infecting one in three people globally, with or without symptoms. Left untreated, the disease can cause massive tissue damage in the lungs, leading to a contagious cough and eventual death.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
22.05.2017
Interrogating proteins
Interrogating proteins
Scientists from the University of Bristol have designed a new protein structure, and are using it to understand how protein structures are stabilised. This research will help to design small proteins and small molecules that could be the basis for future biotechnologies and medicines. A team of chemists and biochemists from the Bristol BioDesign Institute have designed a new protein structure.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.05.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.05.2017
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium
Animal welfare and research 3Rs symposium
The University of Bristol held its first Animal Welfare and Research 3Rs symposium last month [Thursday 27 April].
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
19.05.2017
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington's disease sufferers
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington’s disease sufferers
Scientists to develop life-transforming drugs for Huntington's disease sufferers Scientists at the University of Sussex have started work on a multi-million pound project to develop drugs to treat the debilitating loss of cognitive function associated with Huntington's disease.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
18.05.2017
‘most hunted' hot spots
‘most hunted’ hot spots
Caterpillars living near the equator are eight times more likely to be eaten by predators than those living closer to the poles, according to new research published . An international team made the discovery by gluing thousands of dummy caterpillars made of Plasticine on plants at 31 sites along an 11,635 km gradient from the Arctic Circle to southern Australia.
Life Sciences
17.05.2017
Podcast: All the fun of the Festival
In this edition: We bring you the sounds of the Imperial Festival 2017, chatting to everyone from scientific firestarters to Charles Darwin himself.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
Bioengineering, embryos and eggshells
Bioengineering, embryos and eggshells
Homerton Fellow†Dr Michelle Oyen, a member of the Centre for Trophoblast Research, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, explains why she has dedicated her working life to investigating why pregnancies go wrong.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.05.2017
Stem cell transplantation
Cardiff University is pleased to announce plans to conduct a stem cell transplantation procedure that could benefit people affected by Huntington's disease (HD) in Wales.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Nicotine enhances bees? activity
Nicotine enhances bees? activity
Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).†††††††††††† The researchers used artificial flowers in a tightly-monitored flight arena in the laboratory to mimic how flowering plants use animals as pollen carriers and reward pollinators with sugars found in floral nectar.
Life Sciences
15.05.2017
Frisky female fruit flies become more aggressive after sex
Female fruit flies start headbutting each other after mating, becoming significantly more aggressive and intolerant Oxford University research has revealed. Female fruit flies' levels of aggression soar after sex, when a variety of proteins, which flow freely in semen, stimulate dramatic behavioural and physiological changes in females.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Nemesis Bioscience raises £700,000
A Cardiff Medicentre-based company has secured £700,000 in seed funding to develop anti-microbial therapies.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.05.2017
Focusing on link between diet and cancer
Lyndon Wood, one of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs, is helping to fund new research into the prevention of bowel cancer.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
12.05.2017
Opinion: How epigenetics may help us slow down the ageing clock
Opinion: How epigenetics may help us slow down the ageing clock
Why do we age when we get older? Epigenetics may hold the answer - but could it one day help us turn back the clock? Professor Wolf Reik from the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and Dr Oliver Stegle from the European Bioinformatics Institute look at the ‘epigenetic clock' in The Conversation .
Life Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
11.05.2017
Scientists publish first comprehensive map of proteins within cells
Scientists publish first comprehensive map of proteins within cells
The first analysis of how proteins are arranged in a cell has been , revealing that a large portion of human proteins can be found in more than one location in a given cell.† We have created the most detailed map of how proteins are arranged in a cell Kathryn Lilley Using the Sweden-based Cell Atlas, researchers examined the spatial distribution of the human proteome (the entire complement of proteins that make up the human body) that correspond to the majority of protein-coding genes.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
11.05.2017
UofG Professor recognised for his dedicated research on carotenoid biochemistry
UofG Professor recognised for his dedicated research on carotenoid biochemistry
Professor Richard Cogdell, Hooker Chair of Botany at the Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology, has been awarded a Fellowship of the International Carotenoid Society as well as their Trevor Goodwin Award.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.05.2017
Largest resource of human stem cells from healthy donors
Scientists unveil the UK's largest resource of human stem cells from healthy donors One of the largest sets of high quality human induced pluripotent stem cell lines from healthy individuals has been produced by a consortium involving King's College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.05.2017
'Pint of Science' - artists meet scientists to get creative
What makes spiders fly? Has lefty the snail found love? How can we trick bacteria into making jet fuel? How do we make antibiotics from scorpion venom? Scientists will provide some of the answers to these questions when ‘ Pint of Science ' returns to pubs and bars around Nottingham next week.
Event - Life Sciences
10.05.2017
Life Sciences
10.05.2017
How thirsty roots go in search of water
Scientists from the University of Nottingham , England and Tohoku University , Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and change direction to find it.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.05.2017
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Professor Jamie Rossjohn, from the School of Medicine, has been elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences - a fellowship of the UK's best biomedical and health researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.05.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.05.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.05.2017
Imperial celebrates 'bumper crop' of new Fellows
Imperial celebrates 'bumper crop’ of new Fellows
Eight Imperial researchers have been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy honours elected Fellows for their contribution to biomedical and health research and its benefits to society.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
08.05.2017
Four UCL scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society
Four UCL scientists elected Fellows of the Royal Society
Four UCL scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contribution to science.
Life Sciences - Careers/Employment
08.05.2017
Fellow of Royal Society
Professor Yves Barde, from Cardiff University's School of Biosciences, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.05.2017
Record-breaking four MVLS researchers named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Record-breaking four MVLS researchers named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
A record-breaking number of four MVLS researchers have been named as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
05.05.2017
Six Oxford scientists join Royal Society Fellowship
†Six of the University's distinguished scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for their outstanding contributions to science.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
05.05.2017
Cancer cells detected more accurately in hospital with artificial intelligence
Cancer cells are to be detected and classified more efficiently and accurately, using ground-breaking artificial intelligence – thanks to a new collaboration between the University of Warwick,
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
04.05.2017
‘Last African dinosaur' discovered in Moroccan mine
‘Last African dinosaur’ discovered in Moroccan mine
One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern Morocco. A study of the fossil, led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, suggests that following the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana in the middle of the Cretaceous period, a distinct dinosaur fauna evolved in Africa.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
03.05.2017
New fossil sites around Bristol Parkway Station
New fossil sites around Bristol Parkway Station
Sites around Bristol Parkway Station have produced an unexpected fossil haul - the first sea lily and squid remains from the British Triassic period.
Chemistry - Life Sciences
03.05.2017
Oxford’s first female chemistry professor receives top science honour
Dame Carol Robinson, Professor of Chemistry at the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University, has been elected as a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
Life Sciences - Law/Forensics
03.05.2017
Opinion: Neuralink wants to wire your brain to the internet - what could possibly go wrong?
Opinion: Neuralink wants to wire your brain to the internet - what could possibly go wrong?
A company in Silicon Valley claims to be developing†a "whole brain interface? for communicating wirelessly with the world.
Psychology - Life Sciences
03.05.2017
Neuroscientist works with rap artist to create ‘Rap Guide to Consciousness'
Neuroscientist works with rap artist to create ‘Rap Guide to Consciousness’
Sussex neuroscientist works with rap artist to create ‘Rap Guide to Consciousness' The research frontiers of consciousness science find an unusual outlet in an exciting new Rap Guide to Consciousness , premiering at this year's Brighton Fringe Festival.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
02.05.2017
Event - Life Sciences
28.04.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.04.2017
£1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders
£1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.
Life Sciences - Sport Sciences
28.04.2017
3D model of American football player's brain reconstructs moment of impact
3D model of American football player’s brain reconstructs moment of impact
Scientists have modelled what happens to the brain of an American footballer when he collides forcefully with another player. The study, conducted by researchers at Imperial College London, was carried out to understand in more detail the link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.04.2017
King's appoints new Executive Dean to its Dental Institute
King's College London is pleased to announce that Professor Mike Curtis has been appointed as the next Executive Dean of its Dental Institute.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.04.2017
£1.5 million Biological Imaging Centre investment to drive vital cancer & neuroscience research
£1.5 million Biological Imaging Centre investment to drive vital cancer & neuroscience research
£1.5 million Biological Imaging Centre investment to drive vital cancer & neuroscience research The University of Sussex's new Biological Imaging Centre, which will drive vital research into
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.04.2017
Predicting people's 'brain age' could help to spot who is at risk of early death
Predicting people’s ’brain age’ could help to spot who is at risk of early death
A method for predicting someone's 'brain age' based on MRI scans could help to spot who might be at increased risk of poor health and dying earlier. By combining MRI scans with machine learning algorithms, a team of neuroscientists led by researchers at Imperial College London, has trained computers to provide a predicted ‘brain age' for people based on their volume of brain tissue.
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