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Health - Computer Science - 07.02.2024
Creating filters for the medical images of the future
Creating filters for the medical images of the future
A suite of filters which can be applied to medical images to help healthcare professionals with analysis and diagnosis has been developed by an international team of researchers. Operating in a similar way to those used on smart phones to enhance photography, the filters highlight different textures to help clinicians identify lesions or blood vessels in 3D medical images such as breast scans.

Life Sciences - 06.02.2024
Strongest evidence to date of brain's ability to compensate for age-related cognitive decline
Strongest evidence to date of brain’s ability to compensate for age-related cognitive decline
Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that our brains can compensate for age-related deterioration by recruiting other areas to help with brain function and maintain cognitive performance. Now that we've seen this compensation happening, we can start to ask questions about why it happens for some older people, but not others - is there something special about these people? Ethan Knights As we age, our brain gradually atrophies, losing nerve cells and connections and this can lead to a decline in brain function.

Health - Career - 06.02.2024
Long and irregular work hours may impair sleep
People who have atypical work patterns, such as shift workers and those who work on the weekend, have worse quality and quantity of sleep, compared to those who work a typical 35-40 hour week, finds a new study led by UCL researchers. The research, published in BMC Public Health and in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Southampton, used data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study, known as Understanding Society, to analyse the work and sleep patterns of over 25,000 men and women between 2012 and 2017.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 05.02.2024
New biocontainment method for industrial organisms
Researchers in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) at The University of Manchester have developed a new biocontainment method for limiting the escape of genetically engineered organisms used in industrial processes. In a paper published in Nature Communications Dr Stefan Hoffmann, lead author on the paper, and Professor Patrick Cai have found that by adding an estradiol-controlled destabilising domain degron (ERdd) to the genetic makeup of baker's yeast (S accharomyces cerevisiae), they can control survival of the organism.

Earth Sciences - 05.02.2024
New report into Turkey-Syria earthquakes uncovers deficiencies in building structures and construction shortcuts were the main cause of casualties
The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT), co-led by Professor Emily So, today publishes its findings and recommendations. Our field work and remote analysis revealed many issues, including the issue of non-compliant buildings with little seismic resilience.

Environment - 05.02.2024
28% of Covid-19 spend could harm climate adaptation
How to adapt to the impacts of climate change - and who should pay - was a key topic of debate at COP28. New research from the University of Oxford analyses 8,000 government policies across 88 countries to reveal how Covid-19 recovery spending contributed to climate adaptation and resilience. The research finds that only 10% of Covid-19 recovery spending was likely to enhance direct climate adaptation - though this rose to around 27% when potential indirect impacts were accounted for.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.02.2024
Ancient seafloor vents spewed tiny, life-giving minerals into Earth's early oceans
Ancient seafloor vents spewed tiny, life-giving minerals into Earth’s early oceans
Researchers from the universities of Cambridge and Western Australia have uncovered the importance of hydrothermal vents, similar to underwater geysers, in supplying minerals that may have been a key ingredient in the emergence of early life. Their study , published in Science Advances , examined 3.5-billion-year-old rocks from western Australia in previously unseen detail and identified large quantities of a mineral called greenalite, which is thought to have played a role in early biological processes.

Life Sciences - 02.02.2024
Flying insects become disorientated and trapped by artificial light
Flying insects become disorientated and trapped by artificial light
Slow-motion videos collected and analysed by Imperial College London researchers give us new insights into why nocturnal insects gather around light. A Bug's Life fans might remember the unfortunate trance-like state of a mosquito, who, despite calls to 'not look into the light' just couldn't help it, because 'it is so beautiful.' In fact, phototaxis - the movement of organisms in response to light - has interested researchers for years, and yet the reasons behind nocturnal insects' transfixion with light is highly debated.

Environment - Veterinary - 02.02.2024
Handwashing a major source of pet pesticide pollution in UK rivers
A new study reveals that handwashing in the weeks after spot-on flea and tick treatments is the largest source of pet pesticide pollution in rivers. The study's authors, from the University of Sussex and Imperial College London, are calling for a review of the regulatory framework and prescribing practices to address toxic pet pesticides washing into rivers.

Career - 02.02.2024
Enabling prosthetic limbs to 'feel'
Enabling prosthetic limbs to ’feel’
Technology that enables amputees to 'feel' wetness through a prosthesis has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Southampton and at EPFL, one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. The scientists have developed a sensor that fits on a prosthetic hand and is connected to a stimulator that touches the wearer's residual limb, so they can feel the sensation of wetness through their skin.

Life Sciences - Health - 02.02.2024
Small RNAs help skin wounds heal faster with minimal scarring, find scientists
Stock-photo-dna-helix-gene-molecule-spiral-loop-d-genetic-chromosome-cell-dna-molecule-spiral-of-blue-light-1559659808.jpg DNA helix, gene molecule spiral loop, 3D genetic chromosome cell. DNA molecule spiral of blue light on black background for molecular genetic science, genome biotechnology and health medicine A class of molecules playing a crucial role in the regulation of gene expression and other cellular processes can restore normal skin structure rather than producing a scar, a University of Manchester led study in mice and humans suggests.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.02.2024
Blood test could reveal cause of brain injury in newborn babies
Blood test could reveal cause of brain injury in newborn babies
Researchers from Imperial College London have shown that a blood test can pinpoint the underlying cause of brain injury in newborns. Their study looked at babies with a type of brain injury caused by hypoxia - a lack of oxygen. It found that patterns of gene expression that are detectable in the blood can point to the cause of the injury and tell doctors if the newborn is likely to respond to cooling treatment, commonly used to treat brain injury in infants.

Health - Pharmacology - 02.02.2024
Immune cells lose 'killer instinct' in cancerous tumours - but functionality can be re-awakened
Immune cells lose ’killer instinct’ in cancerous tumours - but functionality can be re-awakened
First study tracking how NK cells respond in tumours found that stimulating the IL-15 pathway prevented the rapid loss of function and improved tumour control Some immune cells in our bodies see their 'killer instinct' restricted after entering solid tumours, according to new research. In a new paper published in Nature Communications , a team led by researchers from the University of Birmingham and the University of Cambridge found how immune cells called natural killer cells (NK cells) rapidly lose their functionality when entering and residing in tumours.

Physics - Mathematics - 01.02.2024
Swarming cicadas, stock traders, and the wisdom of the crowd
Swarming cicadas, stock traders, and the wisdom of the crowd
The springtime emergence of vast swarms of cicadas can be explained by a mathematical model of collective decision-making with similarities to models describing stock market crashes. Pick almost any location in the eastern United States - say, Columbus Ohio. Every 13 or 17 years, as the soil warms in springtime, vast swarms of cicadas emerge from their underground burrows singing their deafening song, take flight and mate, producing offspring for the next cycle.

Environment - Health - 01.02.2024
Scientists measure air pollution from domestic wood burners in new study
Researchers have started a six-week study to measure airborne pollutant emissions from domestic wood burning stoves, using a dedicated laboratory-based test facility at The University of Manchester. Atmospheric chemists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science , University of Manchester, and University of York are working together to quantify the gases and aerosols that come from stoves in people's homes.

Health - Life Sciences - 31.01.2024
New heart treatment helps the body grow a replacement valve
Replacement heart valves that grow inside the body are a step closer to reality following studies led by researchers at Imperial. Surgery to replace faulty heart valves has been possible for more than 60 years, but the treatment has medical drawbacks, both with mechanical or biological valves. But what if the body's natural repair mechanisms could be harnessed to build a living heart valve, right where it is needed? Recent studies led by researchers at Harefield Hospital and Imperial's National Heart and Lung Institute suggest that this approach is entirely possible.

Pharmacology - Health - 31.01.2024
Blood pressure variability is a major predictor of heart attack and stroke risk
Blood pressure variability is a major predictor of heart attack and stroke risk
Changes to blood pressure over time could be used to identify patients at greatest risk of heart attack and stroke. These are the findings of a new analysis from the ASCOT study, led by researchers from Imperial College London and published today in the European Heart Journal. It reveals that patients with blood pressure that varies significantly from one doctor's visit to the next may be at greater risk of cardiovascular events compared to those with high blood pressure but low variability, and which is kept under control with medication.

Health - Psychology - 30.01.2024
New data shows prevalence of Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Around 1.6% of women and girls have symptomatic Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), according to a new review of global studies published in the Journal of Affective Disorders . Researchers led by Dr Thomas Reilly at the University of Oxford's Department of Psychiatry looked at studies from across the world to work out how many women and girls met the strict diagnostic criteria for the condition.

Religions - Health - 30.01.2024
Religious people coped better with Covid-19 pandemic
Two Cambridge-led studies suggest that the psychological distress caused by lockdowns (UK) and experience of infection (US) was reduced among those of faith compared to non-religious people. People of religious faith may have experienced lower levels of unhappiness and stress than secular people during the UK's Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, according to a new University of Cambridge study released as a working paper.

Health - Pharmacology - 30.01.2024
Scientists identify how fasting may protect against inflammation
Cambridge scientists may have discovered a new way in which fasting helps reduce inflammation - a potentially damaging side-effect of the body's immune system that underlies a number of chronic diseases. Our work adds to a growing amount of scientific literature that points to the health benefits of calorie restriction Clare Bryant In research published in Cell Reports , the team describes how fasting raises levels of a chemical in the blood known as arachidonic acid, which inhibits inflammation.