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Health - Life Sciences - 30.06.2020
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's and other diseases
Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases
SAFB1 is an important protein controlling gene regulation in the brain and is similar in structure to other proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases of age. The team, from the University of Bristol's Translational Health Sciences , wanted to find out if this protein might be associated with certain neurodegenerative conditions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 26.06.2020

Life Sciences - 26.06.2020
Bizarre saber-tooth predator from South America was no saber-tooth cat
Bizarre saber-tooth predator from South America was no saber-tooth cat
A new study led by researchers from the University of Bristol has shown that not all saber-tooths were fearsome predators. Saber-tooth cats, such as the North American species Smilodon fatalis , are among the most iconic fossil animals with a reputation for being fierce predators. However, saber-tooths came in all shapes and sizes and nearly a hundred different saber-tooths are known to science so far.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.06.2020
Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic
Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for reducing the risk.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.06.2020
What archaeological records can tell us about historic epidemics
Infectious diseases have been with us since our beginnings as a species. Professor Charlotte Roberts explains what the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history - and the human response to them. The previous pandemics to which people often compare COVID-19 - the influenza pandemic of 1918 , the Black Death bubonic plague (1342-1353), the Justinian plague (541-542) - don't seem that long ago to archaeologists.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.06.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 04.06.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 29.05.2020

Health - Life Sciences - 28.05.2020
Lab-free COVID-19 test trialled in London hospitals
Lab-free COVID-19 test trialled in London hospitals
DnaNudge's MHRA-approved rapid COVID-19 test is now rolling out in urgent patient care across London hospitals. DnaNudge 's rapid, lab-free COVID-19 test, developed by Imperial College London's Regius Professor of Engineering Chris Toumazou , offers gold-standard accuracy and sample-to-result in around an hour.

Health - Life Sciences - 26.05.2020
Quantum technology offers improved planning for epilepsy surgery
A new project to harness quantum technology to enable better planning for patients undergoing epilepsy surgery has been funded by the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.05.2020
Opinion: Coronavirus may be increasing risk of stroke
Across the world doctors are reporting COVID-19 patients developing dangerous blood clots. Here Professor David Werring and Associate Professor Arvind Chandratheva (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) describe similar findings in those patients who went on to have a stroke.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Nine UCL academics elected to Academy Medical Sciences
The fifty newly elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) includes nine academics from UCL, in recognition of the incredible contributions they have made to medical science.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.05.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.05.2020
Life Sciences undergraduates track bird song and coral reef diversity from home
Life Sciences undergraduates track bird song and coral reef diversity from home
As part of the College's move to remote learning, 143 first-year students are taking a series of virtual field courses to investigate biodiversity.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.05.2020
To examine how sleep during lockdown affects older people with or without dementia
The questionnaire-led study, called SleepQuest, aims to understand sleep quality, mental health and circadian rhythms in older people. Up to 5,000 participants will be recruited through Join Dementia Research , social media and older people's networks. The researchers believe that the current COVID-19 crisis has led to a large number of people experiencing disrupted sleep and circadian rhythms and that a proportion of these people will go on to develop chronic sleep problems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.05.2020

Life Sciences - 30.04.2020

Life Sciences - Health - 30.04.2020
Six Oxford professors honoured by the Royal Society | University of Oxford
Six Oxford professors honoured by the Royal Society | University of Oxford
Six Oxford University academics have been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.04.2020
Tackling COVID-19: Professor Ian Goodfellow
Ian Goodfellow is no stranger to infectious disease outbreaks. In 2014 he left behind the safety of his Cambridge lab to join a taskforce fighting the hazardous Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - 29.04.2020
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020
The Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2020
Nine Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society.  At this time of global crisis, the importance of scientific thinking, and the medicines, technologies and insights it delivers, has never been clearer.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.04.2020
Team leading national COVID-19 testing effort at UK’s first ’Lighthouse Lab’
An infectious disease expert from the University of Birmingham is playing a significant part in the fight against COVID-19 as one of the leads at the Government's first flagship COVID-19 testing facility in Milton Keynes.

Life Sciences - 21.04.2020
City Nature Challenge: how to reconnect with nature from home
City Nature Challenge: how to reconnect with nature from home
Organisers are urging people to continue to take part in the City Nature Challenge and find ways to connect with nature from their home.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.04.2020
University of Birmingham supporting local NHS to upscale testing for frontline staff
Labs at the University of Birmingham have been re-purposed to support the testing of frontline NHS staff in the city from this week, supporting University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to upscale their testing capacity during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
Bristol announces the first of many new research projects to tackle COVID-19
The 25 research projects are the first to be announced from the recent Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Rapid Response Funding Call (COVID-19) . Additional projects, from the rolling funding call, will be announced by the Institute in the coming weeks, demonstrating the University's ability to expand its research to address this vital area.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.04.2020
Coronavirus portal and an enterprising engineer: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new public website for those interested in the science of COVID-19, to an Imperial alumnus named as one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia, here is some quick-read news from across the College. Coronavirus portal Researchers at Imperial have contributed to a new public website for those interested in the science of COVID-19, making available their expertise relevant to the coronavirus outbreak.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
Scientists to help track UK spread of coronavirus
Welsh scientists are set to take a leading role in mapping the spread of coronavirus as part of a £20m project announced today by the UK's chief scientific adviser.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
UCL scientist joins major new alliance to map spread of coronavirus
Judith Breuer, Director of UCL Pathogen Genomics Unit (UCL-PGU), has today been announced as one of the UK scientists to be part of a major new genome sequencing consortium which will map the spread of Covid-19.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
University of Birmingham joins COVID-19 genome sequencing alliance to map spread of coronavirus
The Government and the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser have today (Monday 23 March) backed the UK's leading clinicians and scientists to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves using whole-genome sequencing.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
CVR named as part of £20m COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) is named today (Monday 23 March) as one of 13 key centres in a pan-UK alliance of scientists, working on COVID-19 whole genome sequencing.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.03.2020
Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus
Cambridge to spearhead £20million alliance to map spread of COVID-19 coronavirus
The University of Cambridge is to take a leading role in a major national effort to help understand and control the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) announced today by the Government and the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.03.2020
Strategic sport and tiny tail evolution: News from the College
Strategic sport and tiny tail evolution: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From using mathematical tools for fantasy football success, to new insight into evolution of microbe ‘tails', here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2020
COVID-19: UCL academics mobilise to provide critical advice and expert comment
As coronavirus spreads around the world, UCL experts are taking a prominent role in advancing public knowledge about the virus by advising world leaders, providing expert comment in the media and urgently researching new ways of tackling COVID-19.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 10.03.2020
Pupils’ genes cannot accurately predict educational achievement
Pupils' genetic data do not predict their educational outcomes with sufficient accuracy and shouldn't be used to design a genetically personalised curriculum or tailor teaching, according to a new University of Bristol study.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.02.2020
Researchers produce first physiotherapy guidance for Huntington's disease
Researchers produce first physiotherapy guidance for Huntington’s disease
Cardiff University researchers are part of a global consortium who have published the first clinical guidance for the management of Huntington's disease through physiotherapy.

Life Sciences - Health - 27.02.2020
Women in STEM: Oluwaseun Ogundele
Oluwaseun Ogundele is a research assistant in the Hendrich Lab at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.02.2020
Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats
Scientists produce emergency plan to halt decline in freshwater species and habitats
A global team of scientists has developed the first Emergency Recovery Plan to reverse the rapid decline in the world's freshwater species and habitats. The six-point plan is outlined in a scientific paper, published today in BioScience , calling for urgent steps to tackle threats to biodiversity in rivers, lakes and wetlands.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.02.2020
Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species' future
Otter genome to help understand genetic legacy of pollution crisis and secure species’ future
One of Britain's best-loved mammals is set to receive a boost with the sequencing and release of the first high-quality Eurasian otter genome by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in partnership with the Cardiff University Otter Project. The genome will be published today through Wellcome Open Research , where it will be openly available for use by the research community.

Life Sciences - 17.02.2020
CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
CT scanning an ancient armoured reptile
Emily Keeble, a recent graduate from the palaeobiology programme at the University, did the work as a summer internship with Professor Mike Benton from Bristol's School of Earth Sciences.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - 14.02.2020
Analysis: Is love just a fleeting high fuelled by brain chemicals?
Attempts to reduce love down to one simple cause, whether pheromones or fate, are misguided and romantic love is more complex than simple science, explains Professor Parashkev Nachev (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).
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