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Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
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'Last mile' fingerprints
’Last mile’ fingerprints
Cambridge start-up Simprints, awarded $2.45 million in new grant money, targets the developing world with fingerprinting technology to help deliver healthcare to 1.1 billion people with no formal identification.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
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New network will pool nutrition expertise to tackle global health problems
New network will pool nutrition expertise to tackle global health problems
Keeping the growing global population healthy means not only boosting food production, but balancing our nutritional needs in line with our health.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
19.09.2017
Four Imperial academics celebrate winning European Research Council grants
Four Imperial academics celebrate winning European Research Council grants
Researchers investigating quantum chaos, medical imaging, new materials and stubborn infections have received ERC Starting Grants.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
19.09.2017
People with dementia fail to get specialist care despite huge needs
People with dementia fail to get specialist care despite huge needs
People suffering in the late stages of dementia receive most of their healthcare from GPs or emergency services rather than from specialist health care professionals, despite them having complex needs, researchers at UCL have found.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
19.09.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.09.2017
Virtual brain lab brings together world-leading neuroscientists
Virtual brain lab brings together world-leading neuroscientists
Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world, including seven from UCL, have formed a 'virtual brain lab' to test how the brain controls learning and decision making. The 10 million International Brain Lab brings together groups from UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Portugal to uncover how complex networks of brain cells support our ability to learn and make decisions. This new initiative, jointly funded by the Simons Foundation and Wellcome, involves seven research groups from across multiple UCL Faculties.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.09.2017
Antimicrobial resistance tackled with new 2.85m PhD Training Programme
New scientists to be trained to fight drug-resistant bugs, with creation of a 2.85m national PhD Training Programme, funded by the Medical Research Council and part-led by the University of Warwick Professor Chris Dowson from Warwick's School of Life Sciences is part of the Programme Leadership Team, and has been integrally involved with the establishment of the training programme 18 students will be fully funded for 4 years in participa
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2017
Links between deprivation and risk of violence-related injury
Adolescent girls from deprived areas are at greater risk of interpersonal violence than girls from more affluent areas because they feel distrusted by their parents, suggests a study by Cardiff University. Lead author of the study and Director of the Violence Research Group at Cardiff University, Professor Jonathan Shepherd, said: “We discovered that deprivation makes adolescent girls six times more likely to suffer violence-related injury than girls in affluent areas.
Medicine/Pharmacology
18.09.2017
Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries
Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries
A study of 23 EU countries found that larger price differences between high and low priced cigarettes are associated with higher infant mortality. Scientists already know that high cigarette prices reduce smoking rates , and that levels of smoking affect infant mortality. However until now, there have been no studies to explore the link between cigarette price differentials and infant mortality.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
18.09.2017
Imperial wins funds for medical technology
Imperial wins funds for medical technology
Imperial College London has been awarded funding to establish a centre of excellence in medical technology.
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2017
New leadership course to get more clinicians onto boards launches at Imperial
New leadership course to get more clinicians onto boards launches at Imperial
A new course that aims to get more doctors and nurses onto hospital boards has been launched at Imperial College London Business School.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
15.09.2017
Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts
Cuts to mental health services putting young people at risk, say experts
Funding cuts and austerity measures are damaging young people's access to mental health services, with potentially long-term consequences for their mental wellbeing, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. We need to acknowledge the mental health suffering in our young people that has only been increasingly apparent in recent years, and resolve to improve young people's access to effective mental health services.
Physics/Materials Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.09.2017
Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health
Physical activity outside of school is vital for child health
Children who do activity outside of school in addition to during school hours are much more likely to meet the Government's physical activity guidelines, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.09.2017
Disorder Contained heads to Shoreditch’s Rich Mix theatre for World Mental Health Day
Monday 9 October and Tuesday 10 October - Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road Disorder Contained brings together research by the University of Warwick and University College Dublin with Talking Birds to explore solitary confinement in prisons and its devastating effect on mental health.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
14.09.2017
Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time
Pox populi: Study calculates 18th century syphilis rates for first time
The unlikely coincidence of a local hospital record and a census led by a pioneering physician has enabled the first study charting rates of venereal disease in 18th century England, revealing high infection levels in the city of Chester at this time. "Because we haven't been able to study the impact of STIs, much of the history of British population change has been written as if there wasn't any." Simon Szreter A new study has, for the first time, provided statistical information about the likely rate of venereal disease in a community in 18th century urban England.
Medicine/Pharmacology
14.09.2017
Communication and emotional closeness linked to fewer low sexual interest problems
Communication and emotional closeness linked to fewer low sexual interest problems
British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open . Women in relationships lasting more than a year are more likely to report lacking interest in sex than those in relationships lasting one year or less.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
14.09.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology
13.09.2017
Imperial's iKnife inspires future doctors
Imperial’s iKnife inspires future doctors
Aspiring medical students from schools across London were given a unique insight into one of the latest medical innovations at Imperial last week.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
13.09.2017
Imanova acquired by Invicro to expand world-leading imaging services
After 6 years of successful growth and innovation, Imanova Limited has been acquired by Invicro LLC to establish a unique imaging and data management company, providing comprehensive services in support of drug development and disease research.
Medicine/Pharmacology
12.09.2017
Why only half of healthcare workers have the flu vaccine
Why only half of healthcare workers have the flu vaccine
The low uptake of flu vaccination among medical students and doctors is influenced by social attitudes say researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.09.2017
Experts urge rethink of ’outdated’ asthma categorisation
A group of respiratory medicine experts have called for an overhaul in our thinking about how asthma and other airways diseases are categorised and treated, saying the current approach is outdated and does not reflect advances in treating these conditions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
12.09.2017
Respiratory experts urge rethink of 'outdated' asthma categorisation
Respiratory experts urge rethink of 'outdated’ asthma categorisation
A group of respiratory medicine experts have called for an overhaul of how asthma and other airways diseases are categorised and treated.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.09.2017
PhD scholarship to help transform community pharmacy 2025 vision
PhD scholarship to help transform community pharmacy 2025 vision
A donation from Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc is funding a three year PhD scholarship aimed at developing a coherent and transformative vision for English community pharmacy in 2025.
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.09.2017
Celebrating 20 years of improving treatment of skin diseases
World-leading dermatologists and their patients are celebrating huge improvements in the treatment of skin diseases like skin cancer, psoriasis and acne as Cochrane Skin marks its 20th anniversary this week. The group resides within the University of Nottingham's Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology and is part of the global Cochrane network that carries out systematic reviews of primary research covering all areas of health and health policy.
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.09.2017
One in four EU workers exposed to second-hand smoke at work
One in four EU workers exposed to second-hand smoke at work
More than one in four people who work indoors are being exposed to second-hand smoke at work, according to new research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
11.09.2017
Researchers help develop new diagnostic test for African sleeping sickness
Researchers help develop new diagnostic test for African sleeping sickness
A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Cambridge and Dundee has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. The World Health Organisation's goal is to eliminate Human African Trypanosomiasis, and rapid and accurate diagnosis is essential to achieving this objective Mark Carrington Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis, is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year.
Arts and Design - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.09.2017
The music of arrhythmia
The music of arrhythmia
Translating irregular heartbeats could lead to new insights for computer scientists and medical diagnostics, according to an international project led by a Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary Un
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.09.2017
Imperial geneticist to deliver prize lecture at European diabetes conference
Imperial geneticist to deliver prize lecture at European diabetes conference
An Imperial scientist whose work has shined a light on the genetic components of diabetes has received a prestigious award for his research.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
08.09.2017
Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease
Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease
The study indicates that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease Staying in education is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published by The British Medical Journal. The findings provide the strongest evidence to date that increasing the number of years that people spend in the education system may lower their risk of developing coronary heart disease by a substantial amount, say the authors.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
08.09.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
08.09.2017
The hospital costs of self-harm
A new study from Oxford reveals the health service costs for hospital care of people who self-harm, emphasising the need for effective clinical services and prevention initiatives.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.09.2017
Treating patients with health anxiety
A specially developed form of psychotherapy can effectively help patients overcome health anxiety and could prevent them from making thousands of unnecessary trips to GP surgeries and hospitals in the future, a clinical trial has found. The study is one of the largest of its kind to show that a modified form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Health Anxiety (CBT-HA) can be used to treat the condition - in which patients excessively worry about their health and frequently consult doctors and health professionals for reassurance and diagnostic tests.
Chemistry - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.09.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.09.2017
Talking therapy could help to battle rising 'cyberchondria'
Talking therapy could help to battle rising ’cyberchondria’
A specially developed form of psychotherapy could effectively help patients overcome health anxiety, fueled by Googling their symptoms.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
07.09.2017
UK collaboration could see stocks of farmed Scottish salmon increase
A project to address one of the key challenges faced by Scotland's salmon farmers is underway, supported by grant funding from the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and UK research council BBSRC.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.09.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.09.2017
National Lottery accolade for HeadSmart brain tumour campaign
HeadSmart - the highly successful campaign pioneered by the University of Nottingam's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre to speed up diagnosis of childhood brain tumours - has been voted the UK's favourite health project funded by the National Lottery.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
05.09.2017
Repair of fetal membranes could reduce preterm births
Repair of fetal membranes could reduce preterm births
Life-long medical conditions and disabilities associated with preterm birth could be prevented with a new bioengineering approach led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Bioengineers working together with clinical practitioners have potentially found a way to reduce preterm births and prevent early deaths of young babies worldwide, according to initial findings of research published in the journal Prenatal Diagnosis .
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
05.09.2017
UCL academics presenting at British Science Festival
UCL academics presenting at British Science Festival
A number of UCL academics will be delivering presentations at the British Science Festival taking place in Brighton this week.
Medicine/Pharmacology
05.09.2017
How to implement Advance Care Planning for patients
How to implement Advance Care Planning for patients
International recommendations for patient care in the last days of life have been drawn up by researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
04.09.2017
Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric care
Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric care
A better understanding of how a key chemical messenger acts in the brain could lead to a radical shift in psychiatric care, according to a new paper. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which helps brain cells communicate with one another, playing important roles in stabilising mood and regulating stress.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
01.09.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
01.09.2017
Landmark agreement reached for cutting-edge life sciences facility in Whitechapel
Landmark agreement reached for cutting-edge life sciences facility in Whitechapel
The creation of a new cutting-edge life sciences facility to bring new treatments to patients faster moved a step closer yesterday as a landmark agreement was signed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
01.09.2017
Turning lipids research into new drugs
A lipid (fat) whose anti-inflammatory activities were discovered by Cardiff University, with colleagues from Universities of Pittsburgh, Oregon and Michigan, is being developed into a new drug for the treatment of diseases that currently have limited therapeutic options.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
Yawning - why is it so contagious and why should it matter?
Feeling tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does' Experts at the University of Nottingham have published research that suggests the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex — an area of the brain responsible for motor function.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.08.2017
Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease
Staying in education linked to lower risk of heart disease
Staying in education is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
Event - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.08.2017
Family of proteins involved in brain's connectivity are controlled by multiple and previously unprecedented checkpoints, find scientists
Family of proteins involved in brain’s connectivity are controlled by multiple and previously unprecedented checkpoints, find scientists
Family of proteins involved in brain's connectivity are controlled by multiple and previously unprecedented checkpoints, find scientists University of Bristol scientists have found that the delivery of a group of proteins involved in the information flow between the brain's nerve cells to the synapse is much more sophisticated than previously suspected.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.08.2017
Scientist shortlisted in national image competition
Scientist shortlisted in national image competition
An image submitted by a British Heart Foundation-funded researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has made the shortlist in the charity's annual 'Reflections of Research' image competition.
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