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History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.05.2017
Wonder 2017: Watch Vikings battle and create body parts from jelly
Have you ever wondered what Mars looks like, what your skin's made of, how planes can fly, why T-rex had tiny arms or how Vikings fought? It's now less than a month to go until you can find out at.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
26.05.2017
Regeneration of deprived neighbourhoods can improve residents’ mental health
Community-led regeneration in deprived neighbourhoods can improve the mental health of residents, concludes research by Cardiff University. The study - one of the first worldwide to measure changes in mental health during neighbourhood regeneration – found a small but measurable improvement in the mental health of residents in areas of Caerphilly County Borough that underwent community-led regeneration compared to those that didn't.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.05.2017
Norwegian Minister visits Imperial's innovative Data Science Institute
Norwegian Minister visits Imperial’s innovative Data Science Institute
Jan Tore Sanner, Norway's Minister for Local Government and Modernisation, visited the College to explore how data science can be used by governments.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
24.05.2017
QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
Clinicians, policy makers, military charities and the media attended the third Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) conference held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 16 May, exploring mental illness in UK armed forces and efforts towards changing public understanding.
Medicine/Pharmacology
24.05.2017
Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade 
Ageing population with care needs set to grow by 25% within a decade 
Urgent need for better disease prevention policies targeting poor diet, smoking, alcohol, high blood pressure and physical inactivity, as well as increased investment in health and social care.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.05.2017
Revolutionary eye drops could prevent blindness in diabetes patients
Medical research is offering hope to the hundreds of thousands of diabetes patients who endure the discomfort of monthly injections into the eye to protect them from the risk of blindness.
History/Archeology - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.05.2017
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.
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
19.05.2017
Opinion: Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes - even if you're overweight to begin with
Opinion: Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes - even if you’re overweight to begin with
Dr Adina Feldman, writing for The Conversation, looks at how diabetes can be prevented even in people who are moderately overweight.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.05.2017
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
18.05.2017
Conference to tackle depression, suicide and self harm in under 25s
Depression, anxiety, suicide, psychosis, self-harm in under 25s – how can health professionals help? These are just some of the issues a major Youth Mental Health Conference will focus on at in Nottingham's Jubilee Conference Centre on 25 May.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2017
At least 42% more people will need palliative care in England and Wales by 2040
At least 42% more people will need palliative care in England and Wales by 2040 The number of people requiring palliative care over the next 25 years is likely to increase substantially, requiring a
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.05.2017
Life or death medical decisions involving a child – new study asks questions about current process
Life or death medical decisions involving a child – new study asks questions about current process
How parents and clinicians make life or death medical decisions involving very young children is the focus of a new study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The findings may offer insight into how the ‘best interests' of a child are decided, when consensus between parents and clinicians can't be reached.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
Pedagogy/Education Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool
Parents with Bipolar benefit from self-help tool
Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.05.2017
Bioengineering, embryos and eggshells
Bioengineering, embryos and eggshells
Homerton FellowDr 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.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Clinics should choose women's breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). In England, participation in breast cancer screening has been falling in the last ten years, getting close to the national minimum standard of 70 per cent, with screening particularly low in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Ebola: lives to be saved with new management approach
Ebola outbreaks set to be managed quickly and efficiently – saving lives – with a new approach developed by an international team of researchers, including the University of Warwick Educa
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.05.2017
Opinion: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Opinion: How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future
Are strict IP policies harming the development of sustainable technologies' In this article for The Conversation , FrankTietzefrom the Institute for Manufacturing investigates how the open source approach taken by companies such as Tesla may help the economy and the planet.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Using poetry to bring back memories for people with dementia
Students from the School of English at the University of Nottingham have been helping to bring back the memories of people with dementia by reading poems aloud to them.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
15.05.2017
Sino-UK engineering seminar to explore structural health monitoring
The Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre (SUGEC), a joint venture established by the University of Nottingham and the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, will hold a seminar exploring the Structural Health Monitoring of Infrastructureon Tuesday 16 th May in Wuhan, China.
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
15.05.2017
Improving care for terminally ill LGBT people
Healthcare professionals must address discrimination to improve care for terminally ill LGBT people New research led by the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London concludes that healthcar
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.05.2017
Global Young Academy to meet in Scotland for the first time
From 15 to 19 May 2017, Scotland will welcome outstanding young scientists and scholars from over 40 countries to Aviemore for the Global Young Academy's annual international conference.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
12.05.2017
Burmese leader sees cutting-edge medical innovations at Imperial
Burmese leader sees cutting-edge medical innovations at Imperial
Nobel laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited Imperial's Surgical Innovation Centre last week During a visit hosted by Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham - Director of the Institute of Global Health Inno
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 .
Medicine/Pharmacology
12.05.2017
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.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.05.2017
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.05.2017
Report predicts growth in stroke rates for UK
Burden of Stroke in Europe report predicts growth in stroke rates for UK The number of strokes across the UK is likely to rise by almost half (44 per cent) (i) in the next 20 years, according to a new report by researchers from King's College London.
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Law/Forensics
10.05.2017
UK General Election 2017 – Durham University expertise
UK General Election 2017 – Durham University expertise
A selection of Durham University experts who are available for comment to the media in the lead-up to, and during, the upcoming 2017 General Election is listed below Durham University operates over two campuses.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.05.2017
Get outdoors this summer and spot a bee
Researchers at Cardiff University are asking the public to help them find out if the city's green spaces are becoming an oasis for bees.
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.05.2017
Staff opportunity for mindfulness training
Staff opportunity for mindfulness training
Staff opportunity for mindfulness training To mark Mental Health Awareness Week this week (May 8-14), a research project that offers University of Sussex students mindfulness training has been extended to University staff too.
Medicine/Pharmacology
10.05.2017
Collaboration to Advance Tissue-derived gamma delta (-?) T’Cells
Takeda and GammaDelta Therapeutics Announce Collaboration to Advance Tissue-derived gamma delta (γδ) T'Cells ‘The pioneering research developed by Professor Adrian Hayday and Dr.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
10.05.2017
Dad's involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development
Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.05.2017
Record-breaking month for Professor Mohan Edirisinghe
Record-breaking month for Professor Mohan Edirisinghe
Professor Mohan Edirisinghe FREng (UCL Mechanical Engineering) has received three prestigious awards in as many months, recognising his groundbreaking research in materials science at UCL.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.05.2017
Research to trial new approach to preventing falls in care homes
PA 90/17 A 1.8m research project being led by the University of Nottingham is investigating whether new guidance for care home staff could be effective in reducing the number of falls experienced by older residents.
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.05.2017
Wanted! Nature lovers to join the hunt for the killer flatworm
Community scientists are calling for people all over the Midlands to help them hunt for an alien invader which is preying on the UK's native population of earthworms.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
09.05.2017
World's first Regius Professor in Psychiatry - Professor Sir Simon Wessely
The world's first Regius Professorship of Psychiatry was inaugurated this month at a special celebration at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).
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