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University of Leicester in the Media - April 2009

Monthly summary of stories with web links citing the University of Leicester.

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  • Professor Will Steward, head of the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, was interviewed on BBC East Midlands Today, BBC Radio Leicester and Radio Solent about new figures that show a rise in bowel cancer rates amongst people under 30, and the possible causes. You can view the interview with BBC East Midlands Today by clicking here .
  • Philip Lynch, Senior Lecturer in Politics, was interviewed for BBC Radio 4's Westminster Hour on 5 April, on the subject of the Conservative Party in the European Parliament. You can read more and listen to the programme by clicking here .
  • Dr John Bond of Northamptonshire Police and the University of Leicester's Forensic Research Centre appeared on WCJB TV-20 in the US discussing his work helping on a cold case with Alachua County Sheriff's Office on 20 April.
  • Multidisciplinary research investigating the possibilities of using nanotechnology to treat prostate cancer was featured on BBC News on 21 April. Dr Glen Burley, Professor Chris Binns and Dr Wu Su were interviewed. To view the feature online, click here .

30 April 2009

Norwich Evening News - Obama prompts surge in American studies - George Lewis, director of the centre for American studies at the University of Leicester, said there had been a 60pc increase at Leicester after a ...

Independent - The Celtic fringe receives a terrible reckoning - The University of Leicester fell by eight places and lost its pole position in the region. This will be particularly disappointing given Leicester's ...

Independent - The Complete University Guide: End of the great divide - Other universities have taken a tumble, particularly The School of Oriental and African Studies in London which fell from ninth to 15th, Leicester from 12th ...

29 April 2009

Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - County patients in £20m research - NHS professionals from Northamptonshire, as well as their counterparts from Rutland and Leicestershire, are joining forces with the University of Leicester ...

The India Tribune - New study warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag - Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester, said that by that time, the first wave of pandemic flu might be over before people are vaccinated. A South Korean quarantine officer checks the body temperature of a passenger arriving from China at Incheon International

Daily Post - Sportswear firm saved - Studies and a reader in American History at the University of Leicester, said there had been an "Obama bounce" in applications for the subject in Britain this year. A 22% rise in the number of applicants nationally and a 60% increase at Leicester came after a depression in applications throughout George Bush's time in the Oval Office, he said.

National Geographic - Giant Pterosaurs Couldn't Fly, Study Suggests - suggested Davin Unwin, a paleobiologist at the University of Leicester in the U.K. For example, Argentavis, a giant bird thought to have existed six million years ago, had a wingspan of 20 feet (6 meters) and seems to have been able to fly, Unwin said. What's more, Unwin said, giant pterosaur fossils all seem to have extraordinarily thin bone

Association of Broadcasting Doctors - Latest News of interest to media doctors and media medics - early Online in The Lancet. Bryan Williams, University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK, Lars H. Lindholm, Umeå University Hospital, Sweden, and Peter Sever, International Centre for Circulatory Health, Imperial College London, UK, say that, because of aging populations, systolic hypertension (SH) is becoming much more common and

News.com.au - GRB 090423 explosion '13 billion years old' - by some way,'' Nial Tanvir at Britain's University of Leicester said. Gamma-ray bursts, the universe's most luminous explosion, happen when massive stars run out of nuclear fuel. Their cores collapse into a black hole or neutron star, and gas jets, in a process still not fully understood, punch out in a spectacular surge into space. The

Yahoo! News - Astronomers take peek at oldest event ever - -- by some way," said Nial Tanvir at Britain's University of Leicester. Gamma-ray bursts, the universe's most luminous explosion, happen when massive stars run out of nuclear fuel. Their cores collapse into a black hole or neutron star , and gas jets, in a process still not fully understood, punch out in a spectacular surge into space. The

SpaceRef - Farthest Known Object: New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record - a massive star,¿ said Derek Fox at Penn State University. ¿We¿re seeing the demise of a star - and probably the birth of a black hole - in one of the universe¿s earliest stellar generations.¿ Within three hours of the burst, Nial Tanvir at the University of Leicester, U.K., and his colleagues detected an infrared source at the Swift position using

News - Cosmic blast sets distance mark - never been before,¿ said Nial Tanvir, of the University of Leicester, UK. ¿This is the most remote gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever detected, and also the most distant object ever discovered.¿ The Swift satellite was launched in 2004 to investigate the energetic flashes that characterise some of the Universe¿s most violent happenings. Led by the US

The Telegraph - Nasa scientists snap most distant object in the universe - a black hole. Dr Nial Tanvir, from the University of Leicester, said: "This is the most remote gamma-ray burst ever detected, and also the most distant object ever discovered - by some way." Swift detected a 10 second burst of gamma rays from GRB 090423 at 8.55am UK time on April 23. It quickly pivoted to bring its optical and X-ray

Astronomy Magazine - Cosmic distance record smashed - by some way," said Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester. "At its most basic level, this discovery tells us that there were massive stars at this moment in cosmic history," said Andrew Levan of the University of Warwick. "Equally important, we can use events like this to probe how the universe evolves when it is less than 5 percent of its

InfoWorld - NASA satellite spots oldest, most distant cosmic explosion - star and its environs," said Nial Tanvir at the University of Leicester in the U.K. "But because afterglows fade out so fast, we must target them quickly." NASA reported that shortly after the Swift satellite detected the burst, telescopes around the world turned their attention to the gamma-rays, trying to catch glimpses of it at various wave

Computerworld - NASA satellite spots oldest, most distant cosmic explosion - star and its environs," said Nial Tanvir at the University of Leicester in the U.K. "But because afterglows fade out so fast, we must target them quickly." NASA reported that shortly after the Swift satellite detected the burst, telescopes around the world turned their attention to the gamma-rays, trying to catch glimpses of it at various wave

Science News - Most Distant Known Object In The Universe - Spectra taken by Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester in England and his colleagues confirmed that the burst, dubbed GRB 090423, has a record-breaking redshift of 8.2. The previous distance record holder, a remote galaxy, had a redshift of 6.96, iindicating that it resides 12.9 billion light-years from Earth. The burstâ¿¿s remote location

Daily Mail - Edge of the universe: Death throes of dying star spotted 13 billion light years away - age.' Colleague Dr Nial Tanvir, from the University of Leicester, said: 'This is the most remote gamma-ray burst ever detected, and also the most distant object ever discovered - by some way.' An artist's impression of a dying star exploding to produce a gamma ray burst Swift detected a 10 second burst of gamma rays from GRB 090423 at 8.55 am UK

allAfrica - The Church's Unique Contribution to the Country - to live. The writer is the chaplain at the Leicester University, UK Be the first to Write a Comment! Copyright (C) 2009 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections - or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material,

GantDaily.com - Study Warns Of Lag Time Between Flu Pandemics And Vaccines - a consultant in infectious diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a clinical lecturer at the University of Leicester. His paper was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Unfortunately, if a pandemic occurs, it will take up to six months to manufacture effective vaccine, so the first wave of the pandemic may be

Ivanhoe's Medical Breakthroughs - Swine Flu Outbreak - the study's author Dr. Iain Stephenson of the University of Leicester's Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation was quoted as saying. Stephenson's study, which he said is the first to show an effective pre-pandemic vaccine approach, compared the effect of a single H5 bird flu vaccine dose to people who had previously been vaccinated

Dallas Morning News - New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record - in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and General Dynamics of Gilbert, Ariz., in the United States. International collaborators include the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the United Kingdom, Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in Italy, and

News Blaze - New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record

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WebWire - New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record

Spaceflight Now - Gamma-ray burst smashes cosmic distance record

ScienceDaily - New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record

Sina - British scientist warns of pandemic flu vaccine time lag - consultant in infectious diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. "Unfortunately, if a pandemic occurs, it will take up to six months to manufacture effective vaccine, so the first waves of the pandemic may be over before people are vaccinated," he said. "To reduce any delay, we

English.eastday.com - British scientist warns of pandemic flu vaccine time lag

People's Daily Online - British scientist warns of pandemic flu vaccine time lag

Xinhua: China View - British scientist warns of pandemic flu vaccine time lag

PhysOrg.com - Scientist warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag

News Blaze - Scientist Warns Over Pandemic Flu Vaccine Six-Month Time Lag

Global Security - Scientist warns over pandemic flu vaccine six-moth time lag

Medical News Today - Pandemic Flu Vaccine 6-Month Time Lag Warns Scientist

New Kerala - New study warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag

Open Public Relations - Manipal Education introduces International Engineering Twinning Programs ICAS - A unique program Loaded with benefits and 45% tuition Fees savings - Russ College of Engineering, St. Cloud State University, University of Missouri and North Dakota State University United Kingdom: City University, London, Lancaster University, Sheffield Hallam University & University of Leicester AUSTRALIA: Deakin University, University of Queensland (UQ) & University of New South Wales Besides the partner

MedPage Today - Avian Flu 'Prime-Boost' Strategy Passes Hurdle - according to Iain Stephenson, F.R.C.P., of the University of Leicester and colleagues. But priming people beforehand with a related strain generates a pool of immune cells that can react quickly and provide at least some immunity, Dr. Stephenson and colleagues said online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study --

MedlinePlus Health - Current vaccines will not stop swine flu: experts

InTheNews.co.uk - Swine flu risk one level off pandemic - consultant in infectious diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. "From my understanding of talking to experts it is uncertain whether the large number of deaths is genuinely due to swwine flu. "However, if the virus was to change and adapt that it could become more virulent. "The

InTheNews.co.uk - Vaccine warning over swine flu - consultant in infectious diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Leicester, told inthenews.co.uk. "There is no vaccine at the moment, what will be happening is that companies will be waiiting for WHO to get a hold of it and make it safe. "It is unlikely that there is a widely available vaccine

AFP - Astronomers take peek at oldest event ever - ... gamma-ray burst ever detected, and also the most distant object ever discovered -- by some way," said Nial Tanvir at Britain's University of Leicester. ...

MarketWatch - Pandemic vaccine can take six months - ... may be over before people are vaccinated," Dr. Iain Stephenson of the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the University of Leicester said in a statement. ...

28 April 2009

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OnMedica - WHO raises its level of swine flu alert - This updated information coincides with new research from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust which warns of a ...

BBC News - Cosmic blast sets distance mark - "This gets us into a realm where we've never been before," said Nial Tanvir, of the University of Leicester, UK. "This is the most remote gamma-ray burst ...

TeleText - Experts help with discovery - Dr Andrew Levan of the University of Warwick and Dr Nial Tanvir from the University of Leicester were involved. The "gamma ray burst" is so far away that ...

PR Newswire - New Gamma-Ray Burst Smashes Cosmic Distance Record - Within three hours of the burst, Nial Tanvir at the University of Leicester, UK , and his colleagues reported detection of an infrared source at the Swift ...

Cordis News - Researchers find pre-pandemic vaccine can protect people - ... pre-pandemic vaccine approach,' explains co-author Dr Iain Stephenson from the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the University of Leicester in the UK. ...

InTheNews.co.uk - Swine flu risk one level off pandemic - ... Dr Iain Stephenson, consultant in infectious diseases at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and a clinical senior lecturer at the University of Leicester. ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Swine flu: scientists warn over pandemic vaccine time lag - The prediction was made by Dr Iain Stephenson, a consultant in Infectious Diseases at the University of Leicester who has just completed successful research ...

Private Healthcare UK - Antibody treatment targets cancer cells - Earlier this week, scientists from the University of Leicester announced the discovery of a new cancer treatment for prostate cancer using nanotechnology.

Ivanhoe - Swine Flu Outbreak - ... the study's author Dr. Iain Stephenson of the University of Leicester's Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation was quoted as saying. ...

The Jewish Chronicle - Key players in the non-orthodox coalition - he received a diploma in the subject from Leicester University in 2001. He was appointed chief executive of Liberal Judaism in 2004. Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, senior rabbi of the Masorti movement, was born in Glasgow in 1957 and moved to London with his parents in 1963. A descendant of a distinguished family of rabbis, he read literature at

EurekAlert - Scientist warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag - ] Contact: Dr. Iain Stephenson 44-116-252-2415 University of Leicester Scientist warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag Study is first to show pre-pandemic vaccine approach New research published today (Monday April 27) from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust warns of a six-month time lag

New Scientist - Most distant object in the universe spotted - else was too faint," says Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester in the UK, a member of a team that used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to make one of the first measurements of the distance of the burst. Distant blasts could also help pinpoint the locations of faint GRB host galaxies that could be detected by space telescopes like the

Reuters - Current vaccines will not stop swine flu - produced," Karl Nicholson, a vaccine expert at Leicester University in Britain said in a telephone interview. "There has been this realization we can't make a vaccine in time so we should be priming populations." Another problem is many people do not get yearly flu vaccines because they live in poor countries or do not see it as a priority. U.S.

News.com.au - Vaccines 'will not stop swine flu'

News-Medical.Net - Study shows alcohol consumption does not affect how men judge the age of a women - Men's Health News A new study led by the University of Leicester has demonstrated that consuming alcohol did not affect how men judged the age of women. This has important legal implications if alcohol is cited as a cause of impairing judgement in cases of unlawful sex with a minor. The research in the University of Leicester School of

EuroNews - Prostate cancer hope - men in Europe, but new scientific research from Leicester University now offers hope of earlier detection and better cure rates. The discovery hinges on microscopic nanoparticles which seek out and destroy prostate cancer cells. Each particle is only one-fiftieth of the width of a human hair and is attached to molecules that stick to prostate

27 April 2009

msnbc.com - The future of vaccination - ... have already run its course, said Iain Stephenson, an infectious-disease expert at Britain's Leicester Royal Infirmary and the University of Leicester. ...

Genetic Engineering News - Scientist warns over pandemic flu vaccine 6-month time lag - New research published today (Monday April 27) from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust warns of a six-month time ...

Loughborough News - Leicester involved in new space telescope that 'looks back in time' - The MIRI Consortium will be holding a major project meeting, hosted by the University of Leicester, from 28-30 April 2009 attended by 70 engineers, ...

Loughborough News - Anglo Saxon heritage revealed in annual lecture - New perspectives on the economy of early medieval England will be revealed in the annual WG Hoskins Lecture at the University of Leicester on Saturday 16th ...

euronews - Prostate cancer hope 27/04 18:01 CET - Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death among men in Europe, but new scientific research from Leicester University now offers hope of earlier ...

Science Centric - Leading neuroscientist to speak at University of Leicester - ... respected and much loved former colleague, Wladek Sluckin (1919-1985), who was Professor of Psychology at University of Leicester from 1965 to 1984. ...

The Press Association - Obama effect on degree applications - George Lewis, director of the Centre for American Studies and a reader in American History at the University of Leicester, said there had been an "Obama ...

MyFox Chicago - Study: Beer Goggles Don't Exist - Dr. Vincent Egan of the University of Leicester told the Telegraph newspaper , "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not ...

TIME - Does Beer (Goggling) Really Affect Whom We Find Attractive? - Recently, a pair of research psychologists — Vincent Egan of the University of Leicester and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter — completed a survey ...

The Lancet - 10 years of NICE: still growing and still controversial - Clinical Excellence, London, UK b St Georges, University of London, London, UK c University College Hospital, London, UK d University of Leicester, Leicester, UK Correspondence to: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London, WC1V 6NR, UK Article Options Summary Full Text PDF (308 KB) Cited by in Scopus (1) Printer

Impact Lab - First 'Garden Hose' Jet Trail Nebula Discovered - nebula. Team leader Dr Klaas Wiersema of the University of Leicester will present the discovery on Wednesday 22nd April at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire. The RXTE satellite has been scanning the centre of our galaxy every few days for the last years, searching for variable X-ray

Leicester Mercury - Scientists make star discovery - Team member Dr Jay Farihi, of the University of Leicester, presented the discovery at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference. ...

Bloomberg - UK Regulator Says Credit-Crisis Scams May Target Retirees - ... that attempts at defrauding people are more commonplace than we think,” said Martin Gill, a professor of criminology at the University of Leicester. ...

26 April 2009

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner - Outlane twins run London marathon - Lions running club, went to Loughborough University. Chemist Angela - who now lives in Macclesfield, Cheshire - studied at Leicester University. The duo have always shared a love of running and meet up regularly for training sessions. Margaret said: "We are both very similar and it is nice that we do it together. "We encourage each other to do

WebWire - A Taste Of India For Yorkshire School Children - BAE Systems is also working in partnership with Leicester University on a three year research project with the National Aerospace Laboratories in Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, which aims to develop new control technologies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). BAE Systems is bringing its skills in successfully applying

PhysOrg.com - Swift satellite comet tally highlighted - as part of a study led by Jenny Carter at the University of Leicester, U.K. Lulin was faintly visible to the naked eye when it passed 38 million miles from Earth --- or about 160 times farther than the moon - in late February. Other comets captured by Swift include 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3) -- a fragmenting comet that passed Earth in 2006

Nature Magazine - Cell Death and Differentiation - Abstract of article: Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring cell death in higher eukaryotes - Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA 41Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA 42Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland 43Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033,

25 April 2009

The India Tribune - UK Professor speaks on trade law - of Professional Legal Studies, Law School, University of Leicester (UK), while delivering a lecture on ¿International trade law¿ at Guru Nanak Dev University said the Indian economy was growing rapidly day by day and by the year 2040 it would be third amongst the developed countries. Sukhmeet tops in Sikh religion course Amritsar, April 24

National Geographic - Giant "Space Tornadoes" Spark Auroras on Earth - Cowley, a solar and planetary physicist at the University of Leicester, U.K., noted that "the connection between aurora and these storms has been known about for 40 years." What's new, added Cowley, who was not involved in the new study, are the team's detailed figures on the sizes, shapes, speeds, amperage, and frequency of the space tornadoes.

Manila Times - jailbait excuses: 'But she looked older'

SpaceRef - NASA's Swift Satellite Comet Tally Highlighted - as part of a study led by Jenny Carter at the University of Leicester, U.K. Lulin was faintly visible to the naked eye when it passed 38 million miles from Earth --- or about 160 times farther than the moon ¿ in late February. Other comets captured by Swift include 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW3) -- a fragmenting comet that passed Earth in 2006 --

24 April 2009

Discovery News - Dead Star Debris Reveals Earth-Like Traces - "We're finally able to put a statistical limit on how frequent rocky Earth-like systems were around progenitor stars," University of Leicester astronomer ...

Loughborough News - Oddfellows and others - ... founded the countrys first English Local History Department in 1938 at what was then the University College, Leicester, now the University of Leicester. ...

Loughborough News - Leicester: No Place Like Home - The University of Leicester is to host an innovative conference entitled Leicester: No Place Like Home on April 28, 2009 in the Henry Wellcome Building from ...

Medical News Today - UK Government Advisers Recommend Considering Flu Vaccination For Everyone Aged Over 60 - and professor of infectious disease at the University of Leicester, demonstrated that adults aged 50-64 could be included in the campaign at about a third of the cost of the DH's £30,000 per quality-adjusted-life-year funding threshold. Dr Douglas Fleming, another member of the flu subgroup and director of the RCGP's Birmingham Research Unit,

ABS-CBN.COM - 'But she looked older!' -- booze no excuse, says study - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of female maturity. The researchers asked 240 people, half men and half women, to look at a series of 10 photos of 17-year-old girls and then comment on their age and attractiveness. Some of the

Medical News Today - New Advances In Cancer Research To Be Highlighted At University Of Leicester

Times of the Internet - Men can guess age of women if drinking - Feed: Men can guess age of women if drinking LEICESTER, England, April 22 (UPI) -- British researchers demonstrated that consuming alcohol did not affect how men judged the age of women. Vince Egan of the University of Leicester School of Psychology and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter say the study has important legal implications

New Kerala - New insights into cancer progression - into cancer progression Washington, Apr 22 : A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and effective therapies. Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department of Biochemistry aims to understand the molecular control of cell division and as a result identify proteins,

MedIndia - Researcher Gets Significant Insights Into The Causes Of Cancer

United Press International - Men can guess age of women if drinking - Stories To survive cirrhosis: Stop drinking LEICESTER, England, April 22 (UPI) -- British researchers demonstrated that consuming alcohol did not affect how men judged the age of women. Vince Egan of the University of Leicester School of Psychology and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter say the study has important legal implications if

FirstScience - Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope - By University of Leicester A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester could be potentially paving the way for the development ...

23 April 2009

PunjabNewsline.com - Dr. Charles Stevens from UK deliver lecture on the topic of ... - AMRITSAR: Dr. Charles Stevens, Professor, Department of Professional Legal Studies, Law School, University of Leicester (UK) said Thuirsday that Indian ...

Evening Leader - American woman named as boss of new north east Wales health board

Loughborough News - University of Leicester seeks business leaders and professionals ... - to showcase the current research being undertaken by the University of Leicester's research postgraduates to employers and the general public.

Commodity Online - Gold to help detect terror bombs? - Last week, scientists at the University of Leicester were awarded a grant to investigate how nanotechnology, which often involves the use of gold, ...

The India Tribune - Regional Briefs - Charles Steven, head of the Department of Law, Leicester University, England, will deliver a lecture on ¿new trends in the legal profession¿ in the Law Department of Guru Nanak Dev University on April 23. According to Dr Jaspal Singh, head of the Law Department, Steven will also interact with students and faculty members of the department. Batala

Zee News (India) - India's ASTROSAT to be launched in mid-2010 - for a scientific collaboration with the British University of Leicester. Bureau Report View article on single page 1 | 2 | Call India @ 3.99c/m on Airtel Toolbox Print this page ShareWhat's this Digg it Reditt Delicious Newsvine My Yahoo Post Your Comment | Alert Moderator Your comment(s) on this article Other Stories Scientists

ScienceDaily - First 'Garden Hose' Jet Trail Nebula Discovered - Nebula Team leader Dr Klaas Wiersema of the University of Leicester will present the discovery on Wednesday 22nd April at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire. The RXTE satellite has been scanning the centre of our galaxy every few days for the last years, searching for variable X-ray

Astronomy Now Online - "Garden hose" jet trail nebula - trails behind it. Image: K. Wiersema / ESO / University of Leicester. RXTE is a dedicated X-ray satellite, scanning the centre of our Galaxy for a multitude of variable X-ray sources, such as X-ray binary systems. These comprise a compact neutron star or black hole that grabs material from a normal companion star, swirling it into hot, X-ray

Medical News Today - East Midlands Science Educators Debate Careers Of The Future, UK - has been set up at the National Space Centre in Leicester with support from partners at the University of Leicester, the University of Nottingham, the Regional Science Learning Centre for the East Midlands, STEMNET and emda. The focus of the Space Academy is to: Deliver space-related STEM education programmes linked to the national science

Environmental Science & Technology - Health agency accused of overlooking environmental threats to public - standards. Geochemist Randall Parrish at the University of Leicester (U.K.) told the subcommittee about human exposure to depleted uranium from a closed ammunition plant in Colonie, a town near Albany, N.Y. In 2004, ATSDR concluded that because the plant had ceased operating, there was no apparent hazard. Parrish, an expert on depleted uranium,

iVenus - Beer Googles - one occasion. Not so, says Dr. Vincent Egan of Leicester University. He performed a study, which focused on how men perceive womenâ¿¿s age when they have been drinking. The study shows that after consuming beer, women become less attractive in their eyes than before. Is this because our make up is beginning to slide and our perfect outfit is

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Global Security - Scientists glimpse 'end of the world' by analyzing dying stars

Canada.com - You might as well stop blaming the "beer goggles"

United Press International - Men can guess age of women if drinking - Vince Egan of the University of Leicester School of Psychology and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter say the study has important legal implications ...

22 April 2009

Melton Today - Murderer 'was sending out a warning' - Dr Vince Egan, forensic clinical psychologist at the University of Leicester, has been involved in several gruesome cases but none quite as extreme as this ...

RedOrbit - Astronomers Find 'Garden Hose' Jet Trail Nebula - Team leader Dr Klaas Wiersema of the University of Leicester will present the discovery on Wednesday 22nd April at the European Week of Astronomy and Space ... See all stories on this topic

TopNews - New insights into cancer progression - Washington, Apr 22: A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and ...

Canoe.ca - Beer goggles get busted - Researchers at the University of Leicester have found that consuming booze doesn't lead men to finding women more attractive. In fact, the research shows ...

Livemint - ASTROSAT to be launched in mid-2010 - A team of engineers from TIFR went to the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre in UK in February 2009 to monitor the progress of the ...

Softpedia - One Percent of Sequence Stars Have Earth-Like Planets Around Them - There are over 5 million white dwarfs in the Milky Way alone - terrestrial planets of our own solar system?'" University of Leicester expert Jay Farihi, who was also a member of the team that made the recent discovery, explained, as quoted by Space. TAGS: sequence stars | white dwarfs | solar system | exoplanets | scientific study SHARE THIS Share, bookmark, add Digg this! Add to del.icio.us Stumble!

Science a Go-Go - Beer-goggles put to the test - in cases of unlawful sex with a minor. University of Leicester psychologist Vince Egan and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter found that young females are typically viewed as being older than they actually are, but having consumed even large amounts of alcohol does not lead a man to think they look even older. "Our study suggests that even

Fox News - Dead Stars Once Hosted Solar Systems

MedIndia - Men Cannot Blame Alcohol For Underage Sex - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of female maturity. The researchers asked 240 people, half men and half women, to look at a series of 10 photos of 17-year-old girls and then comment on their age and attractiveness. Some of the

Astronomy Now Online - Graveyards of solar systems around dead suns - ASTRONOMY NOW Posted: 20 April, 2009 Leicester University astronomer Jay Farihi speaks to Astronomy Now web editor Emily Baldwin on his discovery of the dusty remains of ancient solar systems around white dwarf stars. Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to study white dwarf stars, astronomers have found the dusty remains of ancient solar

The Mirror - Three die at Gosport War Memorial Hospital after drug and dose bungles - a written statement Prof Richard Baker, of the University of Leicester, said Mr Wilson might have left the hospital alive if he had not been put on diamorphine. He added: "The initiation of the diamorphine was inappropriate and the starting dose too high." Other independent experts said doses given to Mr Packman and Mr Cunningham were also

Medical News Today - Research Has Important Implications If Alcohol Is Cited As An Excusing Factor In Cases Of Unlawful Sex With A Minor

ScienceDaily - Barely Legal: Alcohol Does Not Appear To Affect Perceptions Of Age

PhysOrg.com - Solar systems around dead Suns? - paper was written by Jay Farihi, at the University of Leicester, UK; and Michael Jura and Ben Zuckerman, both at UCLA. Team member Professor Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester presents this discovery on Monday 20th April at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire. Provided by JPL/NASA

Impact Lab - Solar Systems Around Dead Suns? - to our own. Team member Dr Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester will present this discovery on April 20th at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire. White dwarf stars are the compact, hot remnants left behind when stars like our Sun reach the end of their lives. Their atmospheres should

Science Blog - New advances in cancer research to be highlighted at University of Leicester

Lemondrop - Beer Goggles Debunked by Science! (and a special beer goggle calculator) - out it's not true, as some researchers from the University of Leicester learned on a tour of British pubs. They showed 240 participants photographs and asked them to guess the model's age and rate their appearance. It turns out that drinking had little effect on men's ability to guess a woman's age, and tippling actually made participants find the

RedOrbit - 'Beer-Goggle' Defense Is No Excuse - 20 April 2009, 12:40 CDT A new study from the University of Leicester may have some men thinking twice before engaging in inebriated sexual escapades. Researchers examined the responses of 240 people to computer-altered images of young females intended to be 13, 17 or 20 years old. Half of the participants had consumed alcohol while the other

Independent - Study debunks the 'beer goggles' myth - of Psychology. Dr Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester investigated how men view a woman's age, looking at factors such as the amount of alcohol he has consumed and how much make-up the woman was wearing. The study used 240 heterosexual people in bars and cafes, aged 18-70, to look at photos of women and comment on their age and

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FOX 5 WNYW - Study: Beer Googles Don't Exist - people in the photos. Dr. Vincent Egan of the University of Leicester told the Telegraph newspaper , "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. "Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less

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The Telegraph - Families call for fresh police investigation into Gosport hospital 'death ward' - day, he was in a coma." Prof Baker, of the University of Leicester's department of health and science, told the hearing: "The initiation of the diamorphine was inappropriate and the starting dose too high. Mr Wilson might have left the hospital alive if he had not been started on diamorphine." Dr Barton, who was the main doctor in charge of the

The Mirror - 'Beer goggles theory a myth' - at photos of models. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "Those who had drunk alcohol rated the women as less attractive. This flies in the face of the so-called beer goggles notion." The findings also showed alcohol reduced the ability of women to guess the age of the models - but not the men.. Print Send Bookmark & Share

WTXF 29 - Fox - Study: Beer Googles Don't Exist - people in the photos. Dr. Vincent Egan of the University of Leicester told the Telegraph newspaper , "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. "Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less

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Melton Today - Melton rider included in star-studded Badminton field - Matthew (24), who has a single honours history degree from the University of Leicester, is no stranger to the big stage having ridden last year at the ...

Loughborough News - Salters' Festival of Chemistry - The Festival at the University of Leicester is one of a series of fifty-five Festivals which are taking place at Universities throughout the UK and the ...

EurekAlert - New advances in cancer research to be highlighted at University of ... - Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department of Biochemistry, leads a renowned research group at the University of Leicester that is internationally consulted as ...

Business 24/7 - British Journal of Psychology publishes study on underage sex - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of female maturity. Nor does peering through a drunken haze enhance the attractiveness of the person one is looking at, an effect sometimes called "beer goggles," the study concludes. "Overall,

British Satellite News - UK TECHNICAL BREAKTHROUGH IN CANCER FIGHT - STORY: PROSTATE CANCER BREAKTHROUGH LOCATION: LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE, UK DATE SHOT: APRIL 17, 2009 TXN DATE APRIL 20, 2009 AUDIO: NATURAL SOUND AND ENGLISH SPEECH DURATION: 3.26 SHOT LIST: (LEICESTER UNIVERSITY, UK. 17 APRIL, 2009) 1. Exterior of George Porter Chemistry building at Leicester University 2. Close up shot of sign for Chemistry

Ananova - 'Myth' of beer goggles - alcohol is a myth, claim scientists. A Leicester University study found that alcohol actually has the opposite effect and made men see women as less attractive. Half the participants in the experiment had been drinking, with effects rated as "relaxed and benign", "blunted and disinhibited", "boisterous and over-expressive", and "unambiguously

Universe Today - Ancient Solar Systems Found Around Dead Stars - Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire, Dr. Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester said that the data from Spitzer suggest that at least 1 in 100 of white dwarf stars are contaminated in this way and that the dust originates from rocky bodies like asteroids (also known as minor planets). In our Solar System,

The Australian - Drunkenness 'no excuse for underage sex' - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of female maturity. Nor does peering through a drunken haze enhance the attractiveness of the person one is looking at, an effect sometimes called "beer goggles," the study concludes. "Overall,

Nine MSN - Booze 'no excuse' for mistaking women's age - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of female maturity. The researchers asked 240 people, half men and half women, to look at a series of 10 photos of 17-year-old girls and then comment on their age and attractiveness. Some of the

InTheNews.co.uk - Alcohol has little effect on men's age perception - with age perception. Dr Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester, said: "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. "Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive (compared to

News.com.au - Drunkeness 'no excuse for underage sex' - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of female maturity. Nor does peering through a drunken haze enhance the attractiveness of the person one is looking at, an effect sometimes called "beer goggles," the study concludes. "Overall,

Tullamore Tribune - 'Beer goggles' make women less attractive - on men's judgment. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "Participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive, compared to the participants who hadn't drunk alcohol. "This seemingly flies in the face of the commonly held notion of 'beer goggles'." - John von Radowitz in London Share

Scientific Blogging - Spitzer Spies Spent Solar Systems Around Dead Suns - to our own. Team member Dr Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester will present this discovery on Monday 20th April at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire. White dwarf stars are the compact, hot remnants left behind when stars like our Sun reach the end of their lives. Their atmospheres

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The Southern Daily Echo - Gosport War Memorial Hospital know as ''end of the line'' - changed.'' Professor Richard Baker, of the University of Leicester's department of health and science, examined the case and said that Mr Wilson might have left the hospital alive if he had not been put on diamorphine. The cause of death given at the time was heart and liver failure. In a statement read to the hearing, Prof Baker said: ''The

EurekAlert - Barely legal -- new study into whether alcohol affects perceptions of age - ] Contact: Professor Vince Egan 44-116-252-3658 University of Leicester Barely legal -- new study into whether alcohol affects perceptions of age Research has important implications if alcohol is cited as an excusing factor in cases of unlawful sex with a minor A new study led by the University of Leicester has demonstrated that consuming

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Metro North West - No such thing as beer goggles, says study - are not easily disrupted,' said Dr Egan, of Leicester University. It also suggested drunkenness should not be an excuse if a man is accused of having sex with a minor, he added. Share this article Diggit Reddit Delicious Farkit Stumble Facebook Metro Headlines Add breaking news to your Facebook MORE METRO Parliament streets blocked as

Daily Star - Ugly truth is beer googles don't help - on men¿s judgment. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: ¿Overall, participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive. Younger ¿This seemingly flies in the face of the commonly held notion of beer goggles.¿ And although participants tended to overestimate the age of women by an average

Web India - Scientists glimpse 'end of the world' by analyzing dying stars - in The Times, a team led by Jay Farihi, of the University of Leicester, UK, did the research. The astronomers discovered that at least one in 100 white dwarfs the burnt-out remnants of Sun-like stars - once had solar systems, with planets that were destroyed or deep-frozen by the death throes of their stars. The research suggests millions of

TG Daily - "Beer goggles" are no excuse, say researchers - actually are, according to research from the University of Leicester. Professor Vince Egan of the university's School of Psychology and Giray Cordan of the University of Exeter found that while young women are typically perceived as being older than they actually are, alcohol has nothing to do with it. The finding could have important

The Herald - Mens Beer Goggles Are A Myth Claims New Study - on men's judgement. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. "Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive, compared to

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The Australian - Fate of stars points to bleak future for Earth - research, by a team led by Jay Farihi, of the University of Leicester, suggests millions of other solar systems have endured the destiny predicted for the Earth when the Sun dies. "What we have seen is a possible fate for our own solar system," Dr Farihi said. "Many of the systems we are studying will have been similar to our own. It's a

Daily News from India - 'Beer goggles' don't make men overestimate women's ages: Study - women's ages after getting drunk. But, University of Leicester researchers have revealed that men tend to overrate a women's age regardless if they are drunk or not. In the study, the researchers showed digitally-altered images of females meant to be 13, 17 or 20 to 240 people, half of whom had been drinking and found that all of them misconstrued

The Times of India - Beer goggles: Nothing to do with age

IrelandOn-Line - Alcohol makes women appear less attractive, say psychologists - on menâ¿¿s judgment. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: â¿¿This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. â¿¿Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive, compared

The Telegraph - Beer goggles idea is a myth, claim scientists - on men's judgment. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. "Another interesting finding was that overall participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive, compared to

NewsLite - Scientists: Beer goggles don't exist - Researchers from the University of Leicester got 240 men - half who had been drinking - to view digitally-altered images of females. ...

Irish Times - Leading from the front - ... at the then University College Galway, where he completed an honours degree in biochemistry and went on to finish a PhD at the University of Leicester. ...

msnbc.com - Dead stars once hosted solar systems - By Andrea Thompson At least one in every 100 white dwarf stars may be orbited by asteroids and rocky planets, new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space ...

NewsBlaze - Leading International Scholars to Bring New Insights to Legends of ... - ... issues surrounding the legends of King Arthur's Court will be revealed at a major international conference at the University of Leicester this month. ...

20 April 2009

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AFP - 'But she looked older!' -- booze no excuse, says study - But the new study, led by Vincent Egan from the University of Leicester in Britain, shows that even when thoroughly soused, a man remains a shrewd judge of ...

Private Healthcare UK - Prostate cancer treatment breakthrough - Scientists at the University of Leicester have discovered a new cancer treatment that could give prostate cancer sufferers renewed hope. ...

Times Online - Men may not be able to blame alcohol for underage sex - But a study by the University of Leicester, published in the British Journal of Psychology, found that alcohol consumption had a minimal effect on men's ...

Daily Mail - Is beauty really in the eye of the beer holder? Alcohol has no ... - Dr Egan, of Leicester University, trawled bars, cafes and airport lounges to recruit 240 volunteers for his study. Half of the men and women had been ...

The Firm - Beer goggles: The Truth ! - A study by the University of Leicester has demonstrated that consuming alcohol did not affect how men judged the age of women. ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Scientists glimpse 'end of the world' in space dust study - An international team, which included Dr Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester, found evidence that between one and three per cent of white dwarfs could ...

Scotsman.com - Regrets? I've had a few but I can't blame a fit of the goggles - on men's judgment. Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we perceive someone to be. "Overall, participants who drank alcohol actually rated all the women in the photos as less attractive, compared to the participants who hadn't drunk

ScienceDaily - Solar Systems Around Dead Suns? - observatory Team member Dr Jay Farihi of the University of Leicester will present this discovery on April 20th at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire. White dwarf stars are the compact, hot remnants left behind when stars like our Sun reach the end of their lives. Their atmospheres should

BBC News - Beer goggles 'don't disguise age' - University of Leicester researchers showed 240 people, half of whom had been drinking, digitally-altered images of females meant to be 13, 17 or 20. ...

19 April 2009

Times Online - Fried or frozen, the solar systems that may have had life - The research, by a team led by Jay Farihi, of the University of Leicester, suggests millions of other solar systems have endured the destiny predicted for ...

The Herald - Men's ‘beer goggles' are a myth, claims new study - Dr Vincent Egan, from the University of Leicester, said: "This study suggests that alcohol consumption and make-up use do not interfere with how old we ...

NanoTechWire.com - Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope, Research, University of Leicester - change. http://www.epsrc.ac.uk http://www.leicester.ac.uk/ Other Headlines from University of Leicester... - Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope - Talk on plastics that can replicate nerves, noses & tongues - University of Leicester team¿s work will assist in creation of nanomachines - Life source to help

PhysOrg.com - Pioneering medical nanotechnology offers new cancer breakthrough hope - Binns, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the University of Leicester could be potentially paving the way for the development of a powerful new strategy for both the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The research is to use cutting edge nanotechnology to

ArcaMax - Study seeks to hike leukemia drug efficacy - Now a team of researchers from Britain's University of Leicester and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has identified a class of drugs that might enhance the therapeutic effects of imatinib mesylate and other drugs that target the same molecule. Researches, led by Paolo Salomoni and Bruno Calabretta, observed that in several different

Officer.com - New Fingerprinting Technique Could Crack Cold Cases - detail to possibly provide an identification, a University of Leicester statement said, quoting King. Tetterton would only say that more than one shell casing was found at the scene, and said Bond was able to get results for detectives. He declined to say more, citing the ongoing investigation. "The results are surprising," the university

Times Online - Anger at ‘needless' breast cancer ops - Thornton, an honorary visiting fellow at the department of health sciences at Leicester University, is campaigning to make women aware of the risks as well ...

18 April 2009

findingDulcinea - DNA Pioneer Wants Genetic Profiles of Innocent People Out of ... - Sir Alec Jeffreys, professor of genetics at the University of Leicester, developed the technique of DNA fingerprinting in 1984. ...

Nursing Times - Researchers develop magnetic particles that kill prostate cancer cells - Researchers at the University of Leicester say the magnetic nanoparticles could be used to treat prostate cancer at the same time as finding it. ...

Snug'd - Treatment that zaps Prostate Cancer cells developed by scientists - scientists The breakthrough by scientists at Leicester University centres on tiny particles capable of seeking out and destroying prostate cancer cells. The treatment would allow doctors to treat the cancer at the same time as spotting it. It could also allow earlier diagnosis, raising the chances of survival and cutting the number of distressing

The Mirror - Cure for prostate cancer could be available within three years - any tumours and are heated to kill them off. Leicester University has 325,000 to develop the method, which could also target other cancers. Researcher Dr Glen Burley said: "We want it in use in three years' time." Print Send Bookmark & Share Post to: Fark Delicious Facebook Digg Search Mirror.co.uk RSS | Site Map | Tags Quick Search

InTheNews.co.uk - New technology provides hope for prostate cancer treatment - treatment of prostate cancer. Experts at the University of Leicester say the research will use cutting edge nanotechnology to identify a pioneering treatment which could also be applied to other aggressive cancers. A new grant will allow scientists at the university to design high-performance magnetic nanoparticles, which act as probes that show up

Warrington Worldwide - Barrister joins law firm's family team - gained a BSc in marine biology at Bangor University before taking her Masters degree at Leicester. A keen horsewoman, she briefly pursued a career in one-day eventing and equestrianism. She later studied law at Bristol University and was called to the bar in 1999. She is now a non-practising barrister, able to offer legal services to clients in the

Medical News Today - Leicester Chosen For National Research Centre For Heart Disease, England - already being carried out into heart disease by Leicester's hospitals and the University of Leicester, helped doctors and scientists secure the NIHR funding to establish a Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit (BRU). Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, Chief Executive at Leicester's hospitals, said: "The centre isn't just an asset for Leicester, but for the

Medical News Today - Pioneering Medical Nanotechnology Offers New Cancer Breakthrough Hope - postdoctoral research fellowship awarded to the University of Leicester. The highly prestigious award will allow a multi-disciplinary research team to design high-performance magnetic nanoparticles. The team consists of researchers from the University of Leicester departments of Chemistry, Physics, Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine and

Channel 4 - Funds for prostate cancer research - Interface area given this year. A first for the University of Leicester, it has been awarded to Dr Wu Su, of the Department of Chemistry. The grant will allow the team, which includes researchers from the university's chemistry, physics, cancer studies and molecular medicine and cardiovascular sciences departments, to design high-performance

The Herald - Cancer Sufferers Are Facing Poverty Says Charity - prostate cancer. A group of researchers at Leicester University have been awarded a 321,000 grant into research in cutting-edge nanotechnology. They are hoping to use the breakthrough research to see if microscopic magnetic nano- particles can be applied in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The pioneering treatment could also be

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17 April 2009

`Daily Mail - Treatment that zaps prostate cancer cells developed by scientists <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1170850/Treatment-zaps-prostate-cancer-cells-developed-scientists.html>__ - The University of Leicester's Department of Chemistry has been awarded £325000 to develop the treatment, which could one day be used to treat a host of ...

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Scotsman.com - Prostate cancer research boost - treating prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of Leicester have been awarded a £321,000 grant for research in cutting-edge nanotechnology. They hope to see whether microscopic magnetic nanoparticles can be applied in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. The full article contains 60 words and appears in The Scotsman newspaper.

Guardian Unlimited - British degrees exported to overseas students - Top 10 universities for offshore students University of London 36,425 Open University 26,715 University of Wales 11,335 University of Leicester 11,110 Heriot-Watt University 8,570 Middlesex University 7,050 University of Bradford 6,575 University of Nottingham 5,635 University of Derby 4,770 Staffordshire University 4690 University of

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Scoop - Vocational Education and Training Research Forum &#xA0;Professor David Ashton from Cardiff University is an expert in the international comparisons of skills systems and Dr Johnny Sung from the University of Leicester will be speaking on the varying nature of industry-led vocational education and training. &#xA0; &#x201C;We are also very fortunate to have a highly relevant and topical New Zealand

PharmaTimes - Leicester hosts NIHR research unit for heart disease - Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester. The Leicester unit joins the fifteen BRUs previously established in Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Leeds, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Bristol and Birminghaam to pursue translational research in areas of high disease burden such as heart disease, asthma and obesity. By

The Innovations Report - Therapeutic effect of imatinib improved with addition of chloroquine - team from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, found that imatinib induces autophagy in CML stem cells that overexpress a protein called p210BCR/ABL. Stem cells that express this protein have been historically resistant to imatinib and also to second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, including

InvestEgate - Serabi Mining plc - 1st Quarter Investor Update - industry. He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology, >>>University<<< of London, a MSc Mining Geology, University of Leicester and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of UK. ---END OF MESSAGE--- http://hugin.info/137617/R/1304877/299738.pdf This announcement was originally

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The Press Association - Funds for prostate cancer research - A group of researchers at the University of Leicester has been awarded a £321000 grant into research in cutting-edge nanotechnology. ...

16 April 2009

Loughborough News - Students compete in ‘street fighter' style debate at University of ... - Sixth formers from across the Midlands and North West will meet on the 24th April at the University of Leicester to decide the winner of the Central ...

Pulse - Government advisors call for flu vaccine to be extended to over 60s - and professor of infectious disease at the University of Leicester, showed adults aged 50-64 could be included in the campaign at about a third of the cost of the DH⿿s £30,000 per quality-adjusted-life-year funding threshold. Dr Douglas Fleming, also a member of the flu subgroup and director of the RCGP⿿s Birmingham Research Unit, said the

YellowBrix IndustryWatch - Study Seeks to Hike Leukemia Drug Efficacy - Now a team of researchers from Britain's University of Leicester and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has identified a class of drugs that might enhance the therapeutic effects of imatinib mesylate and other drugs that target the same molecule. Researches, led by Paolo Salomoni and Bruno Calabretta, observed that in several different

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BBC Online - DNA founder attacks database - Sir Alec, who developed his techniques at the University of Leicester, told the BBC Radio Four's World at One programme that the database had gone beyond its original and justifiable remit. "My concern is that the way the database is now being populated by increasingly innocent people - and getting hard numbers on this is difficult. "I've seen

This is Leicestershire - more human body parts found - by the end of the week. Dr Vincent Egan, Leicester University's senior lecturer in forensic psychology, said specialists would be able to piece together vital clues from studying the locations of where the body parts were found and the fact little effort had been made to conceal them. One theory is that the murder, or murderers, may be sending

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Los Angeles Times - The pain from Hillsborough tragedy remains - ... people "saw the people that had been killed at Hillsborough and heard their stories," said John Williams, a sociologist at the University of Leicester. ...

15 April 2009

United Press International - Study seeks to hike leukemia drug efficacy - Now a team of researchers from Britain's University of Leicester and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia has identified a class of drugs that might ...

CNN International - New fingerprinting technique could crack cold cases - ... a forensic scientist for England's Northamptonshire Police and a researcher at the University of Leicester, who developed the technique. ...

Science Centric - Leicester chosen for national research centre for heart disease - The quality research already being carried out into heart disease by Leicester's hospitals and the University of Leicester, helped doctors and scientists ...

Leicester Mercury - New heart centre for Leicester hospital - Laboratories are to be built thanks to an additional £4 million from the University of Leicester. Prof Samani, who is also Professor of Cardiology at the ...

Geoscientist Online - Mike Petterson is a shoe-in at Leicester University, writes Dwain Eldred

Daily Mail - Drop innocent from national database, says DNA pioneer - Sir Alec, Professor of Genetics at Leicester University, said: 'That database is currently populated by an unknown number of entirely innocent people. ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Genetic fingerprint pioneer calls for innocents to be dropped from ... - Prof Sir Alec's discoveries at Leicester University in the mid-1980s helped contribute to the establishment of the national DNA database 10 years later – it ...

The Press Association - DNA 'innocents' databank' warning - Sir Alec's genetic discoveries at Leicester University in the late 1970s and 1980s enabled the establishment of the national DNA database. ...

Guardian Unlimited - From the lab to catching criminals: DNA's story - the wall of what is today his office on the University of Leicester campus, he saw something blindingly obvious. Tests on blood samples provided by a lab technician and her parents showed both similarities and differences in the family's DNA. Within about half an hour, he realised the possible scope of DNA fingerprinting, which uses variations in

Guardian Unlimited - DNA pioneer Alec Jeffreys: drop innocent from database - of justice. Jeffreys' genetic discoveries at Leicester University in the mid-1980s enabled the establishment of the national DNA database 10 years later; it is now the largest in the world, storing details on more than 5 million people. He believed DNA fingerprinting was a valuable technology and investigative tool which had enjoyed considerable

Derry Journal - Fishy discovery at Country Park - The archaeologists are from the from the University of Leicester, Queen's University, Belfast, and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Queen's University archaeologists have been conducting a geophysical survey, using electronic instruments to detect buried archaeological features. "Their results have yet to be fully processed, but there are

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The Press - DNA 'innocents' databank' warning (From York Press) - future." Sir Alec's genetic discoveries at Leicester University in the late 1970s and 1980s enabled the establishment of the national DNA database. Earlier this month the Tories called for the DNA records of innocent people to be deleted from from the national database. Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling said holding indefinitely the profiles

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BioSpace, Inc. - Enhancing The Effects Of The Drug Used To Treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, University of Leicester And Thomas Jefferson University Study - Drug Used To Treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, University of LeicesterAnd Thomas Jefferson University Study 4/14/2009 EurekAlert! -- Individuals with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are first treated with a drug known as imatinib mesylate. Although very effective, as the disease progresses it often becomes resistant to the drug. However, a team of

Sunday Tribune - More women suffering from stress - the National Centre for Social Research and the University of Leicester, and published last January, found 21.5 percent of women aged 16 to 64 suffered from a common mental disorder such as depression and anxiety during 2007, compared with 19.1 percent in 1993, a 12.5 percent increase. The problem was most serious among those aged 45 to 64, where

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EurekAlert - JCI online early table of contents: April 13, 2009 - benefits. AUTHOR CONTACT: Paolo Salomoni University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom. Phone: 44-116-2525568; Fax: 44-116-2525616; E-mail: ps90@le.ac.uk. Bruno Calabretta Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Phone: (215) 503-4522; Fax: (215) 923-0249; E-mail:

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FierceBiotech - Therapeutic effect of imatinib improved with addition of chloroquine

14 April 2009

Interest! ALERT - Therapeutic Effect of Imatinib Improved with Addition of Chloroquine - team from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, found that imatinib induces autophagy in CML stem cells that overexpress a protein called p210BCR/ABL. Stem cells that express this protein have been historically resistant to imatinib and also to second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors, including

13 April 2009

EurekAlert - Enhancing the effects of the drug used to treat chronic myeloid ... - However, a team of researchers, at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, has identified a class of ...

Newswise - Therapeutic Effect of Imatinib Improved with Addition of Chloroquine - In this study, Dr. Calabretta’s team, along with Dr. Paolo Salomoni’s team from the MRC Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom ...

LiveScience.com - Ancient Chemical Warfare Discovered - ... died quickly in a tunnel when the Persians forced in hot, sulfurous gas, says archaeologist Simon T. James of the University of Leicester in England. ...

Leicester Mercury - Men more likely to speed on the roads - Dr Tim Coats, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Leicester, was asked to analyse the findings by the charity. He said: "When it comes to ...

11 April 2009

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The Welwyn & Hatfield Times - Golden joy for Welwyn couple - who live in Mill Lane, met while studying at Leicester University College in the 1950s and have been together ever since. When asked about his half-century of marriage, Tony, who is originally from Sevenoaks, in Kent, laughed: "The first 50 years are the worst!" But the 76-year-old archaeologist quickly added: "I think I have got a pretty good one

10 April 2009

The Lancet - The UK's NHS and pharma: need for more clinical pharmacologists - UK b Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK c Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, London, UK d Wolfson Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK e British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, London, UK f University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Article Options

Whitehaven News - New team vicar and chaplain at Sellafield - given up O-level science, she took an Open University degree in the subject, and later a PhD in genetics at Leicester University. â¿¿I gave up O-level science, because I read Huxleyâ¿¿s Brave New World and became scared of how terrible things might become! â¿¿But when my two children were young, a Lent course raised the issue that I should use

Quote.com - Research and Markets: Personality, Personality Disorder and Violence: An Evidence Based Approach - Appraisal (Conor Duggan and Richard Howard, University of Nottingham, UK). -PART I TRAITS. -3 A Systematic Review of the Relationship Between Childhood Impulsiveness and Later Violence (Darrick Jolliffe, University of Leicester, UK and David P Farrington, University of Cambridge, UK). -4 The 'Big Five': Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness,

09 April 2009

guardian.co.uk - Anti-terror raids: university students feared man had bomb in backpack - Shuja Khan, a fellow Pakistani PhD student visiting from Leicester University, agreed that the raids would put off overseas students from coming to the UK ...

Trading Markets - Research and Markets: Personality, Personality Disorder and ... - -3 A Systematic Review of the Relationship Between Childhood Impulsiveness and Later Violence (Darrick Jolliffe, University of Leicester, UK and David P ...

08 April 2009

NewsBlaze - University of Leicester Psychologists to Present New and ... - The University of Leicester School of Psychology is to host a meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) for the first time in the Society's ...

TheHeart.Org - 9p21 variant predicts long-term risk of revascularization - And Dr Nilesh Samani (University of Leicester, UK), told heartwire: "This is an interesting study—there are not many studies that have followed people like ...

Norwich Union Risk Services - Male drivers 'more likely to speed' - Tim Coats, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Leicester, says: "The government is clearly right to target its campaigns at men. ...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo - April 7: Councillors should choose democracy - Emeritus Professor, School of Education, University of Leicester. Editor's footnote: A report to Northamptonshire County Council's cabinet meeting on April 14 recommends that the establishing of an academy be deferred until September 2010, although Councillor Kirkbride told the Chron she still thought an academy was the right solution. Flaws in

allAfrica - Religion Should Teach People the Skill of Listening - For example, graduates of Makerere University have repeatedly talked, year in and year out, about the matter of their transcripts and the University authorities have remained utterly deaf. Relevant Links East Africa Conflict, Peace and Security Religion Uganda There is personal deafness, but there is also institutional deafness. Some school

New Scientist - Recycled plastics giving criminals a break - the Northamptonshire Police and a fellow at the University of Leicester, both in the UK, recognises the problems Sears and Bowman highlight, but thinks help could be at hand to prevent similar occurrences in future. For many years, research in this area has been a bit neglected. But TV-led increased public interest in forensics â¿¿ what Bond calls

07 April 2009

Financial Times - Correction: Sir Tom McKillop - that Sir Tom McKillop was pro-chancellor of the University of Leicester. In fact, Sir Tom retired as pro-chancellor in the academic year 2006-2007. Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009 Print article Email article Order reprints Front page World Companies Markets Markets Data Managed funds Lex Comment Video & Audio Business Life Business

Quote.com - Capstone Mining Welcomes Three Members to Its Newly Created Advisory Board - a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Geology from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Ph.D. in geology from Durham University, UK. Dr. Gammon first worked at New Jersey Zinc and then Falconbridge, where he conducted and later managed exploration activities across Canada and overseas, ultimately as exploration manager for SE Asia and then Western North

Marketwire - Capstone Mining Welcomes Three Members to Its Newly Created Advisory Board - a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Geology from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Ph.D. in geology from Durham University, UK. Dr. Gammon first worked at New Jersey Zinc and then Falconbridge, where he conducted and later managed exploration activities across Canada and overseas, ultimately as exploration manager for SE Asia and then Western North

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Times Online - Brain drain threat - Ken Pounds Professor of Space Physics University of Leicester Have your say A lot of attention is given to academic study! Those who spent their lives applying sciences and engineering to the practical problems of the world do not have a place in government thinking. When I retired in 1984, I never returned home, and yet I speak English

06 April 2009

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SYS-CON Media - Capstone Mining Welcomes Three Members to Its Newly Created ... - Dr. Gammon holds a B.Sc. (honours) degree in Geology from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Ph.D. in geology from Durham University, UK. ...

Reuters - Risk of progression to dementia overestimated - ... of the University of Leicester, and Dr. M. Shiri-Feshki, of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, note in a report in the journal Acta Psychiatrica ...

ScienceDaily - Breakthrough In Global Warming Plant Production: One Step Closer To 'Holy Grail' Of Plant Biology Research - Adapted from materials provided by University of Leicester. Email or share this story: Need to cite this story in your essay, paper, or report? Use one of the following formats: APA MLA enlarge Arabidopsis thaliana plants grown at 22oC (left) and 28oC (right). (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Leicester) Related Stories Rising

05 April 2009

Entertainment and Showbiz! - Global warming : Scientists achieve breakthrough in global warming ... - ... of stems and a dramatic upwards elevation of leaves,” said Dr Kerry Franklin, from the University of Leicester Department of Biology, who led the study. ...

04 April 2009

DigitalJournal.com - TopFinds: Digital Journalists Expose G20 Protests, Virus Outbreaks - Digital Journal: Your News Network - with an interview of a lead researcher from University of Leicester. That's the kind of reporting that we look for on DigitalJournal.com. Another Digital Journalist took up the Special Report challenge with impressive aplomb. KJ Mullins uncovered a Facebook group that offered to send charitable donations to a church that had no clue about the

ArcaMax - Slow-growing TB bacteria is discovered - Simon Waddell and colleagues from St George's University of London and the University of Leicester revealed the tuberculosis bacteria in the sputum of TB patients resemble bacteria that are growing very slowly or hardly at all. Waddell said that has caused concern, since slowly growing bacteria are non-responsive to treatment with isoniazid, one

Ceramic Industry - University of Leicester Applies Computer Modeling to Sintering - composites and high-temperature ceramics. University of Leicester Applies Computer Modeling to Sintering (posted 3/27/09) Researchers believe that the new technique has the potential to save the industry time and costs while reducing waste. SCHOTT Launches Redesigned Website (posted 3/27/09) The homepage rotates features highlighting the

Physical Review Focus - Super Rebound - ... important and may be of the same order of magnitude as the 'regular' quantities," says Nikolai Brilliantov of the University of Leicester in England. ...

03 April 2009

Entertainment and Showbiz! - slow-growing TB bacteria : Discovery of slow-growing TB bacteria ... - Dr Simon Waddell and his colleagues, from St George’s University of London and the University of Leicester, point out that scientists have always thought ...

DigitalJournal.com - New Breakthrough in Global Warming Plant Production - The researchers from the universities of Leicester and Oxford were led by Dr Kerry Franklin, from the University of Leicester Department of Biology. The study identified a single gene that is responsible for controlling plant growth responses to elevated temperature. I asked, via email, Dr. Franklin to elaborate on the importance of the study.

Northern Times - Bowlers picked for special games - travel by air to Birmingham then by coach to Leicester and stay on campus at the University of Leicester. The winners of the Summer Games go on to participate in the World Special Olympics. Team Highland has been put together under the auspices of Highland Disability Sport. A spokesman for the group said: "Team Highland will be competing in

Nature Magazine - Scientific vacancies - Employer: MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington Location: Oxford, UK Posted: March 23, 2009 Show job description Research Assistant MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of OxfordStarting salary from £19,624 ⿿ £22,606 per annum Applications

Innovations Report - New breakthrough in global warming plant production

Sun Online - How genetics highlight risks of disease - Professor Nilesh Samani, a cardiologist at the University of Leicester, says: ¿If a parent has it there is a 50 per cent chance of developing the condition.¿ The girls are lucky. DNA tests showed none of them has the danger gene. ACTION PLAN: Have cholesterol and blood pressure tests every three to five years. And do not smoke - it can double

Web India - Plant growth gene may shape global warming

Times of the Internet - Plant growth gene may shape global warming

02 April 2009

Loughborough News - Exchange programme with Turkey explores 'Europeaness' - As Turkey’s application to join the European Union comes under consideration, the University of Leicester School of Education is a partner in a year-long ...

Scitizen.com - Pollution Radar Exposes Urban Smog - Scientists and industrials from the Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, the University of Leicester and EADS Astrium have developed a air quality mesure device ...

Ghanaian Times - Tertiary Students Urged To Be Competitive - By GNA Ghanaian students studying at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom have been urged to take advantage of the various programmes offered ...

United Press International - Plant growth gene may shape global warming - increases. Researchers at the universities of Leicester and Oxford say they've identified a gene that's responsible for controlling plant growth in elevated temperatures. Dr. Kerry Franklin of the University of Leicester Department of Biology led the study that identified a single gene responsible for controlling plant growth responses to

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Medical News Today - Slow-Growing TB Bacteria Point The Way To New Drug Development

This is Leicestershire - Under-30s cancer 'link to junk food' - of cancer studies and molecular medicine at Leicester University, is concerned young people and GPs might not take symptoms seriously. He said: "GPs won't be expecting people in this age to develop this cancer and nor will the patients, which could lead to a delay in diagnosis. "The sad thing is you can cure bowel cancer if it is caught early

01 April 2009

Third Sector - Director of Membership Engagement - The Students’ Union is based on the university’s pleasant campus on University Road, Leicester, overlooking Victoria Park and the city centre, which is just ...

Professional Security - Screen tests - degree in security and risk management from the University of Leicester. Five years on, and heâ¿¿s Managing Director of AIM Security Consultants, putting into practice what he learned. He spoke again to Mark Rowe. He concentrated in his masters on business continuity and risk management, topics he found of particular interest, that heâ¿¿s now

Sina - China can speed up world's economic recovery, says U.K.economist - Panicos Demetriates, an economics professor at Leicester University, said on the eve of the London G20 summit which starts on Thursday. Demetriates, who was a World Bank consultant during the Asian financial turmoil, suggested China can get out of the crisis earlier by improving welfare provisions to its people, and bringing forward planned

TMCnet.com - Interview: China can speed up world's economic recovery, says U.K.economist

Sina - UK economist: IMF, WB should be more internationally representative - Panicos Demetriates, an economics professor at Leicester University, said that a reform of the international financial system is absolutely essential, and should high on the G20 summit agenda. "The IMF and the World Bank, which are widely perceived as institutions that are implicitly protecting the interests of industrialized countries ... lack

Web India - Slow-growing TB bacteria is discovered - Simon Waddell and colleagues from St George's University of London and the University of Leicester revealed the tuberculosis bacteria in the sputum of TB patients resemble bacteria that are growing very slowly or hardly at all. Waddell said that has caused concern, since slowly growing bacteria are non-responsive to treatment with isoniazid, one

United Press International - Slow-growing TB bacteria is discovered - Simon Waddell and colleagues from St George's University of London and the University of Leicester revealed the tuberculosis bacteria in the sputum of TB patients resemble bacteria that are growing very slowly or hardly at all. Waddell said that has caused concern, since slowly growing bacteria are non-responsive to treatment with isoniazid, one

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Moldova.org - Slow-growing TB bacteria is discovered - Simon Waddell and colleagues from St George's University of London and the University of Leicester revealed the tuberculosis bacteria in the sputum of TB patients resemble bacteria that are growing very slowly or hardly at all. Waddell said that has caused concern, since slowly growing bacteria are non-responsive to treatment with isoniazid, one

The Mirror - DNA nailed the beast who killed my girl .. never let him go free - which made history. Invented by the young Leicester University professor Alec Jeffreys, genetic fingerprinting enabled police to link a suspect to a crime scene through minute samples of blood or semen. Police embraced the revolutionary methods and set about testing local men in a high-profile bid to flush out the killer. But conniving Pitchfork

Science News - The Most Popular Stars - NASA, ESA, H. Bond (STScI) and M. Barstow (University of Leicester) Despite the difficulty in finding these stars, astronomers believe that most of the stars in our galaxy are red dwarfs. The sunâ¿¿s nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri, is a red dwarf more than 20 trillion miles away. Most of our nearest star neighbors are red dwarfs. Astronomers

Web India - Scientists achieve breakthrough in global warming plant production - of leaves," said Dr Kerry Franklin, from the University of Leicester Department of Biology, who led the study. "These responses are accompanied by a significant reduction in plant biomass, thereby severely reducing harvest yield. Our study has revealed that a single gene product regulates all these architectural adaptations in the model plant

Journal of Medical Internet Research - A Virtual Clinic for Diabetes Self-Management: Pilot Study - Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK 2Department of Health Sciences (Social Science Research Group), University of Leicester, Leicester, UK Corresponding Author: John Powell, MB, PhD, MRCPsych, FFPH Health Sciences Research Institute Warwick Medical School University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL United

Softpedia - Fast-Growing Plants Are Thinner - The find has implications for future agricultural practices - GMT Adjust text size: Researchers from the University of Leicester and the Oxford University have recently made an amazing discovery, one that carries very important implications for the way human kind will be able to grow plants after global warming increases worldwide temperatures beyond the thresholds the latter are now accustomed to. The

SKNVibes.com - College admissions: the only thing harder than ‘A’ Level Math - I’m currently working on my Masters from the University of Leicester in England. It has been challenging, but my UWI days were excellent preparation for ...

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