Mar 31, 2011

3D lab experiments aid adult stem cell versatility

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments.

Mar 30, 2011

U of A hosts conference looking for solutions to challenges arising from an aging population

Social scientists from almost every continent have come to the University of Alberta this week to develop a plan that will help address some of the pressing social issues faced by the world’s aging population.

Mar 30, 2011

Robots could help solve the problem of autonomous refuelling

Robots will be used to help solve the problem of autonomous engagement for in-flight refuelling. This new research could pave the way for civil or military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flights to last days or even weeks.

Mar 30, 2011

From little things big crops grow: ants and termites boost wheat yields

In an exciting experiment with major implications for food production under climate change, CSIRO and University of Sydney scientists have found allowing ants and termites to flourish increased a wheat crop’s yield by more than one third.

Mar 29, 2011

A window to the sea

A new ocean laboratory on the floor of the Norwegian Sea will provide scientists with real time data. The observatory can give us a better understanding of the ocean.

Mar 29, 2011

Scientists aim to improve photosynthesis to increase food and fuel production

A University of Southampton scientist is participating in a new £6.11 million transatlantic research project to improve the process of photosynthesis.

Mar 17, 2011

On a screen near you, the history of the world

At the click of a mouse button, scientists can virtually inspect the surface of our planet using widely available mapping software.

Mar 11, 2011

2011 Fulbright scholars dedicated to improving the world

Three University of Sydney graduates and one PhD candidate have been recognised for their work in moral philosophy, international diplomacy, and women’s and children’s welfare with 2011 Fulbright Scholarships.

Mar 10, 2011

Protecting children from second-hand smoke

Children from across Yorkshire are being asked to help test an initiative that could reduce their exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke.
Researchers from the University of Leeds and the University of York are recruiting schools from across the region to take part in the CLASS trial – Children Learning About Second-hand Smoke.

Mar 10, 2011

Lawyer, Cancer Researcher and Global Warming Expert USA-Bound

Three graduates of The University of Western Australia are among 26 Australians recognised as Fulbright Scholars in 2011.

Mar 10, 2011

Bergen leads search for CO2

How much CO2 are the oceans able to absorb, and will this change because of global warming? Scientists from all over the world are trying to find the answer.

Mar 09, 2011

Study probes cause of ‘ballooning’ blood vessels

Patients from Yorkshire are helping researchers at the University of Leeds find new ways of treating abdominal aortic aneurysms, a potentially life-threatening condition that is common in elderly men.

Mar 08, 2011

Migrating moths and songbirds travel at similar rates

International collaboration between the University of York and the Universities of Lund (Sweden) and Greenwich found that migrating moths and songbirds travel at similar rates.

Mar 04, 2011

Clear English coming to your medicine cabinet

Medicines Information, Review and Partnership – making information about medicines clearer to patients.