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Life Sciences - Computer Science - 28.11.2012
Major breakthrough in deciphering bread wheat's genetic code
Major breakthrough in deciphering bread wheat’s genetic code
UK, German and US scientists decipher complex genetic code to create new tools for breeders and researchers across the world. Scientists, including Keith Edwards and Gary Barker from the University of Bristol, have unlocked key components of the genetic code of one of the world's most important crops.

Health - Computer Science - 08.11.2012
New statistical method offers automatic mitotic cell detection for cancer diagnosis
Scientists have developed a statistical image analysis method which can assist in the grading of breast cancer by automatically segmenting tumour regions and detecting dividing cells in tissue samples. The system, developed at the University of Warwick, promises to bring objectivity and automation to the cancer grading process which is used to determine the aggressiveness of the treatment offered to the patient.

Economics - Computer Science - 02.11.2012
World's largest study to date into computer-based financial trading reveals beneficial effects but warns of systemic risks
World’s largest study to date into computer-based financial trading reveals beneficial effects but warns of systemic risks
A new Government research project , undertaken by an international team of researchers including experts from the University of Bristol, into the advantages and risks of computer-based trading in financial markets has shown it to have beneficial effects but warned of the risks of greater instability.

Physics - Computer Science - 23.10.2012
Quantum computing with recycled particles
Quantum computing with recycled particles
A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring. The team have shown how it is possible to recycle the particles inside a quantum computer, so that quantum factoring can be achieved with only one third of the particles originally required.

Computer Science - 11.10.2012
Vulnerabilities that allow mobile phone users to be tracked by friends and enemies
New privacy threats have been discovered by University of Birmingham researchers which allow the physical presence of mobile phones operating on 3G networks to be tracked by third parties. This research will be presented at the ACM conference on Computer and Security in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday 16th October 2012.

Computer Science - 28.09.2012
Progesterone test can predict viability of pregnancy
Measuring progesterone levels in women with pain or bleeding during early pregnancy is a useful way to help to discriminate between a viable and a non-viable pregnancy, according to research by University of Birmingham researchers published on today The results suggest that a low level of progesterone in these women can rule out a viable pregnancy in the vast majority of cases.

Computer Science - 04.09.2012
University researchers uncover the full scale and weaknesses of the monitoring of illegal file sharers
Research by computer scientists at the University of Birmingham has found that the monitoring of online file sharing is more prevalent than previously thought. They also conclude that in many cases, the evidence gathered through monitoring is not admissible in court. This research will be presented tomorrow (Tuesday 4 th September 2012) at the SecureComm Conference in Padua.

Physics - Computer Science - 20.08.2012
Scientists shed light on glowing materials
Researchers at King's College London, in collaboration with European research institutes ICFO (Barcelona) and AMOLF (Amsterdam), have succeeded in mapping how light behaves in complex photonic materials inspired by nature, like iridescent butterfly wings. Scientists have broken the limit of light resolution at the nanoscale and delivered a fundamental insight into how light and matter interact, which could lead to the development of enhanced bio-sensors for healthcare and more efficient solar cells and displays.

Computer Science - 20.04.2012
Chatterbox whales say what?
Chatterbox whales say what?
Scientists studying the calls made by killer whales and pilot whales have a big problem: these whales talk too much. Because they make so many different sounds it is very hard to work out what these noises might mean. A first step would be to understand the typical sounds these animals make, and that's where volunteers visiting Whale.FM can help.

Computer Science - 19.04.2012
A woman's main focus moves off her partner once grandchildren arrive
A woman’s main focus moves off her partner once grandchildren arrive
A new study suggests that a woman's most intense relationship in her 20s is with a member of the opposite sex, but after the age of 45 this relationship shifts to a much younger female who is likely to be her daughter. The researchers suggest that women are more strategically driven than men in how they invest their time and after finding a mate, they shift their attention to grandchildren.

Computer Science - 25.01.2012
Web app could find out if a song has the X Factor
A new web app that allows budding musicians to score their own songs to find out if they have hit potential has been launched. The app follows on from a paper presented at an international workshop last month that suggested it is possible to predict hits in the UK top 40 singles charts. The research team behind the app and study is based in the University of Bristol's Intelligent Systems Laboratory in the Faculty of Engineering and is led by Tijl de Bie.