Jul 28, 2011

Sea level rise less from Greenland, more from Antarctica, than expected during last interglacial

During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least four meters — and possibly as much as 6.5 meters, or about 20 feet — higher than they are now.

Jul 28, 2011

Memory experts from around the world meet in York

Leading memory researchers from across the world are gathering at the University of York for a major six-day conference. Organisers believe the event from 31 July – 5 August is the world’s largest ever conference on memory.

Jul 22, 2011

New target found for nitric oxide’s attack on Salmonella bacteria

A new target for nitric oxide has been revealed in studies of how it inhibits the growth of Salmonella. This bacterium is a common cause of food-poisoning.

Jul 18, 2011

International Conference on Nanomedicine

Major conference on nanomedicine held in Hangzhou

Jul 15, 2011

Forests absorb one-third of global fossil fuel emissions

The world’s established forests remove 8.8bn tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere – equivalent to nearly a third of annual fossil fuel emissions – according to new research published in Science.

Jul 13, 2011

Pivotal UW study in Africa finds HIV medications prevent HIV infection

A pivotal study in Africa conducted by the UW’s Clinical Research Center is bringing new hope that taking a daily AIDS drug can keep an uninfected person from getting the AIDS virus.

Jul 13, 2011

Atomic structure discovered for a sodium channel that generates electrical signals in living cells

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle have determined the atomic architecture of a sodium channel. The achievement opens new possibilities for molecular medicine researchers around the world to design better drugs for pain, epilepsy and heart rhythm disturbances.

Jul 10, 2011

Genetic study sheds new light on auto-immune arthritis

Researchers are one step closer to understanding how an individual’s genetic make-up predisposes them to Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a common auto-immune arthritis which causes pain and stiffness of the spine, and in serious cases, progressive fusion of the vertebrae and other affected joints.

Jul 07, 2011

Arctic science goes tropical

Climate change in Asia is the latest focus area for researchers at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.

Jul 07, 2011

Gold nanoparticles bring scientists closer to a treatment for cancer

Scientists at the University of Southampton have developed smart nanomaterials, which can disrupt the blood supply to cancerous tumours.

Jul 07, 2011

Coetzee Collective: Into the Archive

Report on the one-day symposium “Into the Archive: J.M. Coetzee and his Precursors” which took place on Tuesday 28 June 2011 at the University of Leeds.

Jul 06, 2011

Higher daily dose of Aspirin could play key role in preventing heart attacks for those with diabetes

In some cases, an apple a day may keep the doctor away, but for people with diabetes, regular, over-the-counter Aspirin may also do the job.

Jul 05, 2011

The worm that turned

A University of Leeds researcher has drawn inspiration from biology to build a giant robotic worm that can wiggle its way around obstacles.

Jul 05, 2011

Clues on antipsychotic drugs side effects offer hope

Weight-gain and diabetes-like symptoms are common side effects of antipsychotic medications, and New Zealand research into the chemical changes involved is raising hope that these effects may be better managed or eliminated.

Jul 01, 2011

Culture influences people’s response to climate change

How people choose to consume resources and use contraception influences their responses to climate change, according to a team of psychologists.