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.
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.
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.
WUN General Manager – Louise Heery
International Conference on Nanomedicine
Major conference on nanomedicine held in Hangzhou
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arctic science goes tropical
Climate change in Asia is the latest focus area for researchers at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research.
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.
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.
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.
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.