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University of Leicester in the Media - April 2008

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

You can access details of previous months' media as well as press coverage here


Broadcast News

  • Professor Mike Barer appeared on Radio 4's 'Leading Edge' on 3 April. He also gave interviews to Radio 5 and BBC Radio World Service for later broadcast. He discussed his recent research into TB bacteria accumulating fat to survive and spread.
  • Three Counties Radio interviewed Professor Martin Gill on the the subject of ID Fraud in the first week of April.
  • Director of Press and Corporate Communications Ather Mirza appeared on the Rupal Rajani Show on BBC Leicester, Friday 18 April.
  • Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Robert Burgess, appeared on BBC Radio Leicester's Tony Wadsworth Show discussing the celebrations for the University's 50th anniversary. You can listen to the interview by clicking here .
  • Professor Martin Barstow discussed research into extra-terrestrial life on the Tony Wadsworth Show, on BBC Radio Leicester. Click here to listen to the interview online.

Online News

30 April 2008

Loughborough News - LECTURE HIGHLIGHTS 50 YEARS AS A SPACE SCIENTIST - Professor Ken Pounds CBE, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Space Physics at the University of Leicester is a UK pioneer of space science and a founder of the ...

Blogs MSDN - UCISA Seminar on Desktop and Application Virtualisation - full of useful content. Itâ¿¿s being held up at Leicester University, and they are going to be talking about the work that they have done to implement application virtualisation with SoftGrid, and providing a â¿¿warts and allâ¿¿ insight into what they have achieved, and how. The opening session is titled â¿¿The business case for a virrtualised

Business Standard - Decision making is a team effort - at own expense. In their study, a group from Leicester University and Exeter University carried out the first systematic tests of team reasoning theories by assessing two well-known views of how people behave. Orthodox or classical game predicts that people will act for selfish reasons. Team reasoning theory suggests that individual self-interest

29 April 2008

Care & Health Magazine - 'Enabling' a long hard look at dementia care - ...guide for anyone living and working together in dementia care.â?T James Lindesay, Professor of Psychiatry for the Elderly, University of Leicester and Chairman of Trent Dementia Services Development Centre says: â?oI am delighted that our observational methodology is...

Medical News Today - Major Funding For Research Into Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm - abdominal aorta. Over the past five years the Leicester research group has been working with other groups around the world (University of Leeds, University College London, St Georges University of London, Imperial College London, The Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, James Cook University, Australia and Otago Medical School, New Zealand) to collect

This is Leicestershire - UNIVERSITY MAKES THE GRADE - universities nationwide, according to The Good University Guide. Loughborough University is just one place behind in the table and, according to its results when tested for student satisfaction, it is ranked third behind Cambridge and St Andrews. On Saturday, the University of Leicester held its "Celebrate Leicester" day, to showcase its good

WorldChanging - Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Who's Happy and Why? - the most miserable. Adrian White from the University of Leicester has compiled a map of global happiness, using responses to the Satisfaction With Life Scale questionaire, a simple document designed to measure subjective well-being. It's so simple that I can include it in its entirety: Respond to these statements with a number from 1-7, where 1

PhysOrg.com - Decision making, is it all 'me, me, me'? - Lead researcher Professor Andrew Colman, of the University of Leicester School of Psychology, said: ¿We have shown that, in some circumstances, decision makers cooperate in their collective interests rather than following the purely selfish predictions of orthodox game theory. ¿We carried out two experiments designed to test classical game theory

EurekAlert - Decision making, is it all 'me, me, me'? -

Science Daily - Decision Making, Is It All 'Me, Me, Me'? - Lead researcher Professor Andrew Colman, of the University of Leicester School of Psychology, said: "We have shown that, in some circumstances, ...

28 April 2008

Loughborough News - Investors back University of Leicester Spin-Out Company Haemostatix - Haemostatix, a biopharmaceutical development company that was formed in 2003 as a Spin-Out from the University of Leicester, has received £1.24m from ...

Loughborough News - Abdominal Aeortic Aneurysm Research - Researchers into abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) at the University of Leicester have received over £900000 funding from the Wellcome Trust as part of a £30M ...

ChronicleLive - Letter goes on four-year trip around the world - Maureen Lenaghan and her staff sent out the letter from Newcastle University on December 3, 2003, to a student at the University of Leicester. ...

Chemistry World - Interview: The protein detective - After my PhD, which involved a lot of protein sequencing, an opportunity came up to run a protein sequencing facility at the University of Leicester. ...

The State - S.C. State candidates visit campus this week - and continuing education from Michigan State University; a master's in training and performance management from Leicester University in England; and his doctorate in higher education management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. He also was chief financial officer of the Seattle Public Schools from 1992-94. He has held positions

This is Leicestershire - RICHEST MAN IS TOP GIVER - changing rooms and 2 million was donated to Leicester University's new library. Mr Wilson's spokeswoman, Susan Newsome, said: "I think it is about giving something back to the community. "David has given a lot of support to many initiatives involving young people, especially in those getting people involved in the construction trade." Triumph

27 April 2008

Independent - The IoS happy list - the 100 - Sir Alec is a professor of genetics at the University of Leicester. Mandy Jetter; Refugee allotment co-ordinator Area of excellence: Community service Inspired by her father, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a community leader in the East End of London, Mandy's project aims to integrate war-fleeing refugees in the North-east through

Taipei Times - Mapping the individual raises hopes and fears - Mark Jobling, professor of genetics at the University of Leicester, notes that: ¡§The problem is that many common genetic diseases are complex. It isn¡¦t a single base change. More complex diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer¡¦s won¡¦t be predictable.¡¨ The idea of DNA profiling to collect benefits isn¡¦t new. It was suggested by the Labour

Times Online - The historic fight to reclaim the radicals - The Rev Professor Richard Bonney University of Leicester GIRLS ON TOP: Your editorial is a waste of column inches. You want to replace male primogeniture ...

26 April 2008

Pharmaceutical Marketing - Diabetes drug gets good review - care diabetes and vascular medicine at the University of Leicester, said: "Many patients remain poorly controlled on their existing oral combination therapy. In order to improve quality of life for our patients, we need simple and effective treatments that address glucose control and common tolerability issues such as hypoglycaemia and weight gain.

This is Leicestershire - MERCURY OPINION: WHY BUYERS MUST BEWARE - A former senior geography lecturer at the University of Leicester says that Leicester City Council has its information wrong about the origins of the boulder known as the Humber Stone. A council information sign tells people that the boulder was swept down from the Mountsorrel area during the Ice Age, some 10,000 years ago. Former geography

Loughborough News - Innovative University of Leicester courses take students to Africa - In its 50th anniversary year, the University of Leicester has marked a 40 year anniversary of its research scientists with two innovative student courses ...

HRZone.co.uk - Is a team building day just a 'day out'? - After a successful project at the University of Leicester last year, I was recently invited back to give a further 90-minute session which fitted the theme ...

25 April 2008

E4 Engineer - Haemostatix attracts funding - Haemostatix, a drug development company based at Nottingham's BioCity and originally a spin-out from Leicester University, has received 1.24m from ...

Home Health Care Dealer Provider - Preeclampsia linked with airway hyperresponsiveness - in asthmatics," Dr. C. E. Brightling, of the University of Leicester, and colleagues write in the March issue of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Whether AHR, a hallmark of asthma, is associated with preeclampsia is unknown." In the current study, the researchers measured AHR and atopy in 19 preeclamptic women and

Sleep Review - Preeclampsia linked with airway hyperresponsiveness

Clinical Lab Products - Preeclampsia linked with airway hyperresponsiveness

Guardian Unlimited - By 2015, babies might have their entire DNA read at birth. Charles Arthur reports - Mark Jobling, professor of genetics at the University of Leicester, notes that: "The problem is that many common genetic diseases are complex. It isn't a single base change. More complex diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer's won't be predictable." The idea of DNA profiling to collect benefits isn't new. It was suggested by the Labour MP

Independent - The main league table 2009 - Survey data not available, data provided by the University ~ Entry Standards data provided by the University > SSR data provided by the University < Staff & Student Facilities spend provided by the University ^ Academic Services spend provided by the University # Good Honours data provided by the University Completion data not

24 April 2008

Earth Times - The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters and King's Colleg - In addition, case studies from King's College London, the University of Leicester, and the University of Southampton will describe these institutions' ...

A2 Gay - Digital Democracy - Waste of Time or Roaring Success? - ...government? Has it revitalised our appetite for politics? Or has it all been a terrible miscalculation? As part of the University of Leicester`s 50th anniversary celebrations, on Monday 19th May the Department of Media and Communication and the Department of Sociology...

Barnet and Potters Bar Times - Examining the state of a nation - ...better. It also helped me to understand myself.` After studying chemistry and inorganic macromolecules as an undergraduate at Leicester University, Mr Shindler returned to his true passion with a political doctorate on the Israeli right-wing party Likud. Between 1985 and...

This Is Local London - Examining the state of a nation

Click Music - The Subways Add Summer Tour - ...Station 20 Preston 53 Degrees 21 Coventry Kasbah 24 Sheffield Foundry 26 Peterborough Cresset 27 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 30 Leicester University JUNE 8 Cambridge Junction 10 Reading University 11 London Koko For ticket availability, check here.

Click Music - Hot Chip To Tour This Autumn - ...Academy 29 Birmingham Carling Academy 30 Cambridge Corn Exchange NOVEMBER 1 Manchester Apollo 2 Glasgow Carling Academy 3 Leicester University 5 Brighton Dome 6 London Brixton Academy 7 London Brixton Academy (3am finish) Tickets go on sale on Friday 25th April at 9am....

Melton Times - Twinlakes fundraiser - ...a fundraiser at the venue in aid of Jemima Invites, which funds research being carried out by Professor Martin Dyer at the University of Leicester with the Medical Research Council. He has apparently made a breakthrough into the cause of the type of cancer Jemima Sellicks...

Loughborough News - UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER ACHIEVES HIGHEST EVER NATIONAL LEAGUE ... - The University of Leicester has claimed its place as the top ranked University in the East Midlands, reaching its highest ever ranking in The Good ...

The Lawyer - Winners of Attorney General’s student pro bono awards unveiled - Keen was up against David Barratt (University of Leicester), Abu Bakarr Kamara (Brunel/Free Representation Unit) and Nadia Whittaker (The College of ...

This is Leicestershire - WAIT TO FIND TOP YOUNG INVENTOR - part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the University of Leicester has run Leicester Invents, looking for inventions from pupils aged between five and 16. As well as claiming individual prizes, the overall winner will win 200 of science equipment for their school. Lucy Wade, who is co-ordinating the competition, said: "We're really looking

The Independent - Top of the class, again - position), Lancaster (10th), York (11th) and Leicester (in 12th position). Compiled by Bernard Kingston, the grand old man of university league tables and former careers director at Sheffield University, The Good University Guide judges institutions on nine measures: student satisfaction, research assessment, entry standards, degree results,

New England Journal of Medicine - Home Use of Automated External Defibrillators for Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Research (G.H.B., J.A., G.J., E.B.) and the University of Washington (J.E.P., W.T.L.) - both in Seattle; the Duke University Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC (K.L.L., D.B.M., S.M., L.D.R., N.E.C.-C.); the University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom (W.D.T.); the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University,

This is Leicestershire - COUNCILLORS AGREE TO BAN FLYERS - inner ring road, plus areas around De Montfort University, Leicester University and in Belgrave Gate and Belgrave Road. These will be patrolled by council employees. Rule-breakers will be fined, as will the company they work for. In the most serious cases, they will be taken to court. Political parties, religious groups and charities will be

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Independent - Regional ranking: Change of the guard in Scotland - In the East Midlands, the University of Leicester will be celebrating victory over local rivals Loughborough, after rising eight places to 12th in the ...

Independent - Performance measures: Hert, soul and cash to splash - One university in this category is Leicester. Aware of the importance of league tables, university vice chancellor Professor Robert Burgess pulled out all ...

Forbes - The Happiest Places In The World - Happiest Nations On Earth Psychologists at the University of Leicester in Britain recently produced the world's first map of happiness. Using data from the emerging science of happiness, they created a color-coded atlas of bliss, a topography of the human spirit, from Swaziland to Singapore. Happiness, it turns out, is like oil. Some countries are

23 April 2008

Loughborough News - WINNERS OF ?LEICESTER INVENTS? TO BE ANNOUNCED - Noon on 26th April, the University of Leicester’s ‘Celebrate Leicester Day’, will be the moment when the region’s youngest inventors, from 5 to 16 years, ...

Loughborough News - English Landscape Garden Design re-interpreted by Tsarist Russia - In the Botanic Garden Lecture at the University of Leicester on 15 May, Professor Alexi Leporc, a long-time Anglophile, will examine the impact that the ...

New England Journal of Medicine - Home Use of Automated External Defibrillators for Sudden Cardiac ... - ... LDR, NEC-C.); the University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom (WDT); the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, ...

PR Newswire - The Scientific Business of Thomson Reuters and King's College ... - In addition, case studies from King's College London, the University of Leicester, and the University of Southampton will describe these institutions' ...

This is Leicestershire - SUGAR ME TIMBERS! - prevent the wood from warping and breaking. University of Leicester archaeologist Lynden Cooper says the timbers are an excellent window into the 11th century world. He said: "The timbers are a rare testament to the engineering skills of the early medieval period and illustrate the importance of the road networks to the economy. They also provide

NME - Hot Chip announce new UK tour - Southampton Guildhall (October 23) Cardiff University (24) Liverpool Carling Academy (25) Leeds Academy (26) Sheffield Carling Academy (28) Birmingham Carling Academy (29) Cambridge Corn Exchange (30) Manchester Apollo (November 1) Glasgow Carling Academy (2) Leicester University (3) Brighton Dome (5) London Brixton Academy (6, 7 â¿¿ late show)

22 April 2008

BBC News - Ancient timbers restored by sugar - The artefacts were excavated by a team of archaeological experts from the University of Leicester. University spokesperson Lynden Cooper said: "The timbers ...

British Medical Journal - Different strategies for screening and prevention of type 2 diab - ...care diabetes and vascular medicine3 1 Centre for Biostatistics and Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, 2 Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, 3 Division of General Practice and...

Leicester Mercury - NEW HOPE FOR VICTIMS OF STROKES - ... which is free to the public, will be held tomorrow at 5.30pm in the Lecture Theatre 1, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester. ...

PublicTechnology.net - Digital Democracy: Waste of time or a roaring success? - It's the focus of a debate at University of Leicester - Monday 19th May, 5.00-6.30pm. Is broadband access our most potent way to promote democracy? ...

This is Leicestershire - ARTISTIC LEGACY - in Attenborough Lecture Theatre One at the University of Leicester. The talk, by Dr Thomas Frangenberg, is entitled The Limits of a Genre: Bottari's Edition of Vasari's Lives. Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter and architect and is famous for his biographies of Italian artists. Ads by Yahoo! MRK1 Plumbers Central heating, plumbing,

This is Leicestershire - UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES 50TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE - UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES 50TH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE BY IAN WISHART EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT 10:30 - 21 April 2008 Final preparations are taking place at a university for its biggest public event in a decade. Celebrate Leicester Day, at the University of Leicester, is the highlight of its 50th anniversary

This is Leicestershire - DISASTER AND TERRORISM TALKS - from around the world gathered at the University of Leicester. Among the issues discussed were the threats posed by terrorism, managing disasters and providing humanitarian aid. Organisations represented at the event, on April 8, included Unicef, the United Nations World Food Programme, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent

News-Medical.Net - Stroke pilot study results to be announced at University of Leicester - important locally given the make up of Leicester's population. Findings from research co-ordinated at the University of Leicester will be discussed at an inaugural lecture given by Professor Tom Robinson, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester. The lecture, Time is Brain: to treat BP or not -

MedlinePlus Health - Health Woes Not Always to Blame for Chronic Cough - Imperial College London; and Ian Pavord, of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. In the first paper, the authors provided information on chronic cough, which is defined as a cough lasting longer than eight weeks. The condition, which affects 9 percent to 33 percent of the population in many areas of Europe and the United States, is

University of Lethbridge - SACPA April 24 -- Does Corporate Support of Universities Threaten Academic Freedom? - awarded a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom 1987. Dr. Hakin joined the University of Lethbridge in 1989, and later served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Presently, he is the Vice President of Academics at the University of Lethbridge. Dr. James M. Byrne is a

This is Leicestershire - TRAVEL TALKS - and takes place at the Bennett Building of the University of Leicester, room F55b, from 11.15am to 1.30pm. Ads by Yahoo! Release Award winning advice on Release. No advice fees. www.mypersonalfinances.co.uk Work from Home Business Opportunity Work From Home. Fun & Ethical. Bonuses and holidays included. smartoption.biz MRK1 Plumbers

21 April 2008

Police Life - Civil Safety Summit at University of Leicester

Aspen Times -International Flamingo Foundation flying low - support to flamingo studies done by the University of Leicester, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Earthwatch Institute. ¿When there is a specific request, we will toss in money,¿ Hunt said. But lately the International Flamingo Foundation has not been as active as it once was. That¿s partly because of the International Crane Foundation, headed

20 April 2008

This is Leicestershire - Academics who have been working with police scientists are to launch a new agreement - to launch a new agreement. Researchers at the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre have worked with the Northamptonshire Police Scientific Support Unit on a number of projects. Between them, they have improved the chances of finding fingerprints on metal bullet casings using nanotechnology. In return for researchers' brain power,

19 April 2008

California Computer News - Ancient Puzzle Solved In Fossils From Canadian Rockies - this century, according to researchers at the University of Delaware and the University of Rome La Sapienza. In fact, the ¿final frontier¿ could begi Ancient Puzzle Solved In Fossils From Canadian Rockies Posted on February 22, 2008 at 09:11:06 pm Geologists at the University of Leicester have solved a puzzle found in rocks half a billion years

Guardian Unlimited - Letters: Zimbabwe and the politics of despair - inside and outside the country. James Hamill University of Leicester Printable version Send to a friend Share Clip Contact us larger | smaller Share Close Digg reddit Google Bookmarks Yahoo!

BBC - The Story of Adele Parks - was a typical student studying English at the University of Leicester, with no idea of what lay before her. Studying at the University of Leicester Most students have no time to write their essays - in between waking up with half a burger hanging out of their mouths and planning their next social event - however Adele managed to combine all of

18 April 2008

Electric New Paper - So, what wipes the smiles off their faces? - On the world map of happiness (notice how people are not happy unless they are conducting some survey, in this case a Leicester University study) Singapore ...

HULIQ - The University of Leicester then and now - In 1957, when the University College of Leicester officially became the University of Leicester, it was one of the smallest universities in England, ...

HULIQ - Leading research in cancer prevention and food derivatives - Over the past decade, the University of Leicester Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine has become a world leader in research into ...

HULIQ - Commitment and Clear Thinking Lead to Highest Honour - In July 2007, Professor Helen Atkinson, Head of the Mechanics of Materials Group at the University of Leicester, was awarded the highest accolade an ...

HULIQ - TV and the internet are bringing the outside in - For University of Leicester Professor Yvonne Jewkes, of the renowned Department of Criminology, watching TV won’t be quite the same again. ...

Medwire News - Autoimmune responses to SCCA proteins detected in psoriasis - ...(Ig)G and complement deposition has been detected in the upper epidermis of psoriasis plaques, explain Richard Camp, from the University of Leicester, and colleagues. The researchers studied venous blood samples from 34 moderate to severe psoriasis patients who had not...

Times of Malta - Supporting students with social, emotional and behavioural ... - ... was organised by the Faculty of Education in collaboration with the School of Education at the University of Leicester and the Education Directorate. ...

This is Leicestershire - NEW CHAPTER OF LIBRARY IS UNVEILED - EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT 10:30 - 17 April 2008 University libraries used to be all about shelves of dusty books, students in rows and, above all, silence. However, that has all changed at the University of Leicester's impressive new library, which is full of computers, sofas and plasma screens. Even the toilets are causing a stir in the 32

24dash - Digital democracy - waste of time or roaring success?

2-4-7-music.com - Charlatans - Maccles-Chester boys return with Maccles-For-It 10th Album. - on location in LA. Tour dates: 10 May 2008 Leicester University Leicester 11 May 2008 Carling Academy Liverpool 12 May 2008 Carling Academy Oxford 13 May 2008 Carling Academy Bristol 15 May 2008 The Forum London 16 May 2008 Guildhall Southampton 17 May 2008 Engine Shed Lincoln 19 May 2008 Music Hall Aberdeen 20 May 2008 Carling Academy

Scenta.co.uk - A fair cop - University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre has announced their collaboration with Northampton Police Scientific Support Unit to develop crime ...

17 April 2008

24dash - Mobile phones 'could play role in museums' - Dr Arvanitis, a graduate of the University of Leicester who is now a lecturer at the University of Manchester, wrote in his PhD thesis: ‘In the end, ...

Loughborough News - DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: WASTE OF TIME OR ROARING SUCCESS? - As part of the University of Leicester’s 50th anniversary celebrations, on Monday 19th May the Department of Media and Communication and the Department of ...

The Weekend Observer - New Correctional Deputy Commissioner appointed - and Organisational Risk Management from the University of Leicester (UK), Degree in Adult Education from the University of Botswana, Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) and a Secondary Teachers'' Certificate. Maseko said the new deputy commissioner has held many positions within the Department, one being the

This is Leicestershire - TECHNOLOGY CUT TO SIZE - The event is being held in Humberstone Gate, Leicester, from tomorrow until Saturday. Experts from De Montfort University, the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham will be on hand to answer questions about nanotechnology and to talk about their research. Dr Chris Oxley, principal lecturer in Engineering at De Montfort

News Blaze - University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre Joins the Police to Fight Crime

24dash - University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre joins with police in fight against crime - of research conducted in the forensic area at Leicester. It is also refreshing to see the range of disciplines that this collaboration has involved, from engineering and chemistry to psychology. Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester Professor Robert Burgess said: "Advanced research at the University of Leicester has had an impact on

This is Leicestershire - Flyer ban idea is set for approval - inner ring road, plus areas around De Montfort University, Leicester University and in Belgrave Gate and Belgrave Road. These would be patrolled by council employees. Rule-breakers would be fined, as would the company they work for. In the most serious cases, they would be taken to court. Only political parties, religious groups and charities will

ScienceDaily - Hubble Pinpoints Location Of Record-breaking Cosmic Explosion - Earth. (Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), and A. Fruchter (STScI)) Related Stories Hubble Views Home Galaxy Of Record-Breaking Explosion (Mar. 12, 1999) - NASA Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph views of the rapidly fading visible-light fireball from the most powerful cosmic explosion recorded to date.

16 April 2008

Loughborough News - UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER FORENSIC RESEARCH CENTRE JOINS WITH POLICE ... - A collaboration between the University of Leicester Forensic Research Centre and the Northamptonshire Police Scientific Support Unit, which has already ...

QS Week - Currie & Brown expands Birmingham team - ... involved in the development of Building Surveying Services at its Leicester office, securing a £2 million University of Leicester refurbishment project. ...

24dash - University of Leicester prepares for biggest public event for a decade - Final preparations are taking place for the biggest public event in a decade to be held at the University of Leicester. Celebrate Leicester Day on Saturday ...

This is Leicestershire - Getting serious about a comedy - to be the theme of a lecture. The event, at the University of Leicester, will assess how "the poor" are portrayed, through an assessment of the sketch show. Sharon Lockyer, of Brunel University, will be presenting the seminar - taking its name from the character's catchphrase, "No But Yeah But Shut Up!" and subtitled Popular Comedy and Social Class

This is Leicestershire - TV expert appointed - and broadcaster has been appointed as a university's visiting professor. Lars Tharp, a specialist in European ceramics and Oriental works of art, will lecture in arts management at Leicester's De Montfort University. He has appeared regularly on television as a ceramics expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow and presenting several documentaries. Mr

University of New Brunswick - Joanne Shattock to Speak at UNB - Dr. Joanne Shattock, Dean of Arts at the University of Leicester in the UK and an internationally-recognized scholar on nineteenth-century British women's writing, life-writing, book history, and the periodical press, will be speaking at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the President's Room, Alumni Memorial Building, UNB, on "George Eliot and

Professional Security Magazine Online - Running on October 7 and 8 in London is the fourth annual Retail Loss Prevention Europe 2008 conference. - Houghton, Iceland Frozen Foods; Adrian Beck, Leicester University. For more details visit: Source: http://www.eyeforretail.com back Terms & Conditions | Sitemap (C) Professional Security Magazine 2006

24dash - Understanding Britain's Muslim communities focus of groundbreaking report - the experience and expertise of Coventry University, DeMontfort University, Leicester University and Warwick University with practitioners from a range of diverse backgrounds and professions. More information is available at www.coventry.ac.uk/icoco TODAY IN HOUSING Estate agent Darlows blames branch closures on credit crunch Hackney's 'Mole

Astronomy Now Online - Recording breaking GRB still shining beacon - on 19 March. Image: NASA, ESA, N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), A. Fruchter (STScI). 2008 Yearbook This 132-page special edition features the ultimate observing guide for 2008, a review of all the biggest news stories, in depth articles covering all aspects of astronomy including astrophotography, the future of the Sun and space missions

15 April 2008

24dash - Civil Safety Summit at University of Leicester - An international summit concerned with disaster and emergency planning and risk management has been held at the University of Leicester. ...

Guardian Jobs - Job: Vice Principal (Curriculum & Quality), WYGGESTON AND QUEEN ELIZABETH COLLEGE LEICESTER - Situated on an extensive and attractive campus adjacent to the University of Leicester, the College has first-rate facilities which are currently being ...

Independent - Diet: 700,000 children in UK are obese - ...heart problems in later life. Now that appears to be a conservative estimate. The charity`s annual conference was also told by University of Leicester experts that only 37 per cent of children in urban areas now walk to school. Almost half admitted watching television or...

Guardian Football - From The Vault: The human errors behind Hillsborough - ...accommodated on the terracing on either side of the disaster area. Mr John Williams, a Football Trust research lecturer at the Leicester University Department of Sociology who has co-authored several books on the behaviour of soccer fans, could not understand why there had...

This is Leicestershire - National post for a student - He is the first representative from the University of Leicester to win a place as a full-time member of the NUS national executive committee. He promised to make the NUS more relevant to mature, part-time, international and postgraduate students.

The Herald - Technology notebook - a professor in the genetics ddepartment at the University of Leicester in Britain, is nominated for the invention of DNA fingerprinting. "No other development in modern genetics has had such a profound impact worldwide on the lives of many millions of people," the academy said. Finalist Robert Langer -- a Massachusetts Institute of Technology

NWAnews.com - Scientists nominated for tech awards - a professor in the genetics department at the University Leicester in Britain, for the invention of DNA fingerprinting. Robert Langer - a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor - for "development of innovative biomaterials for controlled drug release and tissue regeneration." Andrew J. Viterbi, a professor emeritus at the University of

Camarillo Star - Four inventions are finalists for international tech prize - a professor in the genetics department at the University of Leicester in Britain, is nominated for the invention of DNA fingerprinting. "No other development in modern genetics has had such a profound effect worldwide on the lives of many millions of people," the academy said. Finalist Robert Langer â¿¿ a Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Luton Today - Former Luton schoolboy nominated for top international award - Luton Grammar School pupil, now professor at Leicester University's department of genetics, was nominated for his invention of DNA fingerprinting used in identification of criminal suspects and in paternity and immigration disputes. The citation states: "No other development in modern genetics has had such a profound impact worldwide on the lives

EurekAlert - From bones to berserkers -- Vikings under the spotlight - year's event also includes: Dr Amanda Foster, University of Birmingham, ¿From quarry to kitchen: making a steatite cooking vessel in the Viking period¿ Dr Morn Capper, University of Nottingham, ¿Witnessing Viking atrocity" Written accounts of the First Viking Age¿ Dr Paul Cullen, University of Leicester, ¿Spotting Vikings in English Place-Names¿

14 April 2008

Loughborough News - From the Crusades to Osama Bin Laden - Views of Crusading History, from Sir Walter Scott to Osama bin Laden, are to be presented at a 50th Anniversary lecture at the University of Leicester. ...

Science Daily - Emotional Machines - The University of Leicester is leading a three-nation consortium in a 'fantastic voyage' to explore empty space -- with potential benefits that have only been explored in the realms of

Scotland on Sunday - Firms fear stigma of reporting cybercrime - lecturer in computer science at Leicester University and site leader of the EU-funded project known as inContext, said the system will automatically collect names of people who can attend a meeting, those that cannot attend, find experts in specific areas, and suggest alternative meeting times. It will even send invitations to people on the device

Rocky Mountain News - 4 innovations prize finalists - Sir Alec Jeffreys, a professor in the genetics department at the University of Leicester in England, is nominated for the invention of DNA fingerprinting. ...

13 April 2008

Bedford Today - Former Luton schoolboy nominated for top international award Sir

Pheedo - Why is the universe`s brightest blast still blazing? - ...jets, then its energy would have to be really huge to explain its brightness from such a distance, says Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester in the UK, who is leading the Hubble observations. It`s looking like a serious problem, he told New Scientist. This could be...

Business Scotsman - Firms fear stigma of reporting cybercrime - ...text messaging to quickly coordinate key people and their diaries.Dr Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, lecturer in computer science at Leicester University and site leader of the EU-funded project known as inContext, said the system will automatically collect names of people who...

Technology Horizons - Come together - ...provide a single, more targeted way of scheduling meetings with international collaborators. Led by computer scientists at the University of Leicester, the team from six countries aim to develop the technology to exceed current internet-based collaboration possibilities and...

Times Online - The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst - ...Coventry University, RE; Lin A. S., Abingdon School, Oxford University, Blues and Royals; Lock W. D., Great Torrington School, Leicester University, Para; Locke W. G., Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies, 9/12L; Lord T. P. O., Bishop Ramsey School, Coventry University,...

Civil Service Network - DNA prof shortlisted for innovation award - ...concern about the risk of sample contamination in collection and storage. DNA profile discoverer Prof Jeffreys, from the University of Leicester, could win 800,000 euros if he is awarded the Millenium prize, previously awarded to the inventor of the internet, Sir Tim...

What PC? - Finalists announced for world's biggest technology prize - The first British finalist is Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, from the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics. He was nominated because of his ...

New Scientist - Why is the universe's brightest blast still blazing? - ... huge" to explain its brightness from such a distance, says Nial Tanvir of the University of Leicester in the UK, who is leading the Hubble observations. ...

Scenta.co.uk - Come together - Led by computer scientists at the University of Leicester, the team from six countries aim to develop the technology to exceed current internet-based ...

The Weekend Observer - New Correctional Deputy Commissioner appointed - and Organisational Risk Management from the University of Leicester (UK), Degree in Adult Education from the University of Botswana, Diploma in Adult Education from the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) and a Secondary Teachers' Certificate. Maseko said the new deputy commissioner has held many positions within the Department, one being the

Softpedia - Brightest Explosion in the Universe Still Glowing - "It's looking like a serious problem," said University of Leicester researcher, Nial Tanvir. Another possibility would be that the explosion must have converted, through some unknown process, more energy into gamma-ray radiation, but these are only speculations until Hubble is able to view the host galaxy.

Sunday Herald - Six Traits That Could Make You Famous - distinctive personality type. Researchers at Leicester University identified six factors that make up a psychological profile of those who crave celebrity status by quizzing thousands of people on their views. Two of the traits - ambition and social access - were viewed in a positive light, with the remainder, listed as trying to escape real

12 April 2008

This is Leicestershire - How to Search for ET Explored - Aliens, X-rays and astronomy will be among the attractions at an open day.Academics and researchers will be talking about the search for extra-terrestrial life at Celebrate Leicester Day, at Leicester... Day, at Leicester University, on April 26. Professor Martin Barstow, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will talk about the real science behind the search. He said: "This talk looks at the problems of detecting and communicating with other civilisations across the galaxy.

The Innovations Report - New tool aims to revolutionise scheduling meetings - collaborators. Computer scientists at the University of Leicester are working together with universities, corporate research centres and SMEs from six countries in the EU-funded project, inContext. They aim to develop technology that goes beyond current internet-based collaboration techniques and meet the requirements of dynamic, multiform team

Excite Money and Investing - 4 to Share $1.7 Million in Tech Prizes - a professor in the genetics department at the University Leicester in Britain, is nominated for the invention of DNA fingerprinting. "No other development in modern genetics has had such a profound impact worldwide on the lives of many millions of people," the academy said. Finalist Robert Langer - an Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Interest Alert - Hubble Pinpoints Record-breaking Explosion - burst itself. Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), and A. Fruchter (STScI) For images and additional information about gamma ray burst 080319B, visit: http://hubblesite.org/news/2008/17 The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency and is managed by NASA's

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This is Leicestershire - Sir Alec is Shortlisted for Prize - The inventor of DNA fingerprinting, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, has been shortlisted for the world's largest technology prize.Prof Jeffreys, of the University of Leicester, is a finalist for the 2008 Millennium Technology Prize. Technology Academy Finland, which made the announcement, said he had been named as a finalist "for his invention of DNA fingerprinting used in identification of criminal suspects and in paternity and immigration

British Satellite News British Advance on Heart Tests - Professor Leong Ng, University of Leicester "At the moment, we tend to treat everybody that comes in through the hospital doors with heart attacks in a very similar way..."

PhysOrg.com - Hubble Pinpoints Record-Breaking Explosion - Credit: NASA, ESA Researchers working at the University of Warwick, with colleagues in Leicester University, ESA and NASA, have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to pin point what remains of what was the brightest naked-eye object ever seen from Earth. It is 7.5 billions light-years away halfway back to the big bang. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope

This is Leicestershire - Experts at the University of Leicester are offering to help creative firms expand. - Companies that have a commercially exploitable innovation can now partner the university on a consulting project lasting between four and 18 months. The company needs to be able to fund the project up front and grants can only be paid

11 April 2008

UK Trade & Investment - UK inventors shortlisted for Millennium Technology Prize - Professor Alec Jeffreys from the department of genetics at the University of Leicester has been nominated for the 2008 Millennium Technology Prize thanks to ...

Bray People - One fifth of young people have mental problems, says expert - ... who came along to hear Professor Paul Cooper, an expert on the subject from the University of Leicester, give a talk on this important topic. ...

Loughborough News - HUBBLE PINPOINTS VISIBLE GLOW OF BRIGHTEST GAMMA RAY BURST - University of Leicester astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to peer across 7.5 billions light-years, halfway back to the big bang, ...

innovations report - New tool aims to revolutionise scheduling meetings - Computer scientists at the University of Leicester are working together with universities, corporate research centres and SMEs from six countries in the ...

HubbleSite - Hubble Pinpoints Record-Breaking Explosion - Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Tanvir (University of Leicester), A. Fruchter (STScI), A. Levan (University of Warwick), and E. Rol (University of Leicester)

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InTheNews.co.uk - Millennium Technology Prize nominees announced - Payne. Professor Jeffreys, who works at the University of Leicester's department of genetics, is nominated for his invention of DNA fingerprinting used in identification of criminal suspects and in paternity and immigration disputes. The Technology Academy Finland said his innovation was chosen as "no other development in modern genetics has had

University of New Brunswick - UNB Honorary Degree Recipient Returns from the U.K. to Speak at UNB - Joanne Shattock, dean of arts at the University of Leicester in the U.K. will be speaking on Tuesday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in the President¿s Room of the Alumni Memorial Building at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Dr. Shattock is an internationally-recognized scholar on nineteenth-century British women's writing,

Helsingin Sanomat - Creator of DNA fingerprinting joins shortlist for Millennium Technology Prize - Jeffreys from the Department of Genetics, the University of Leicester, UK. "My entire life changed in the space of a few minutes." That day was September 10th 1984, more precisely at 9:05 a.m. Sir Alec was in his laboratory, examining the X-ray of some DNA tests he was working on, when he noticed certain similarities and

Economist - Princess Diana Still making headlines - Parker, an expert in conspiracy theories at the University of Leicester, says that official debunkings often convince believers that something is being hushed up. Some think that Diana will join JFK in the conspiracy-theorist pantheon. That's unlikely, says Mr Parker. The most durable conspiracies tend to be those that sound the most plausible:

Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) - - Hon. Maige holds an MSc in Finance from the >>>University of Leicester<<<, the United Kingdom, which he attended from 2002-2004. He is also a CPA. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Maige was a Member of Parliament from the Msalala Constituency, Shinyanga and Senior Consultant to MGK. Prior to that, he held executive Accounting and Finance positions for BP

NASA - Aglow - Image Credit: Credits: NASA, Andrew S. Wilson (University of Maryland); Patrick L. Shopbell (Caltech); Chris Simpson (Subaru Telescope); Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann and F. K. B. Barbosa (UFRGS, Brazil); and Martin J. Ward (University of Leicester, U.K.)

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This is Leicestershire - STUDENT WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD - A university student has won a national prize for her research into cell defects that can cause malformed faces.Carla Lopes, a PhD student at the University of Leicester, won first prize in the poster competition at the annual meeting of the British Society for Cell Biology.

10 April 2008

Public Technology - Regional network upgrade results in innovative learning across t - ...such as video streaming," he added. The eight universities that make up EMMAN are De Montfort University, University of Derby, University of Leicester, University of Lincoln, Loughborough University, University of Northampton, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent...

Drowned In Sound - DiSband: The Subways - ...Station 20 Preston 53 Degrees 21 Coventry Kasbah 24 Sheffield Foundry 26 Peterborough Cresset 27 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms 30 Leicester University Next up to the DiSband block, unless they bottle it (they won`t, right?): Bullet For My Valentine.- - - Words: Gareth Dobson...

SCENTA - UK inventor nominated for top prize - ...and crime scene investigation, Sir Alec Jeffries. Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, a Professor at the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, was part of the shortlist "for his invention of DNA fingerprinting used in identification of criminal suspects and in...

Natural News.com - Depleted Uranium Contaminates the Body for Twenty Years - ... by a scientist from the University of Leicester, England and presented at the 119th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver. ...

VNUNet.com - Finalists announced for world’s biggest technology prize - The first British finalist is Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, from the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics. He was nominated because of his ...

People - Tanzania Appoints Mwangunga as Tourism Minister - Cameroon. He holds an MSc in finance from the University of Leicester, the United Kingdom, which he attended from 2002-2004. Prior to his appointment, Maige was a member of Parliament from the Msalala Constituency, Shinyanga and senior consultant to MGK. Prior to that, he held executive accounting and finance posts for BP Tanzania, Plan

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myTELUS - Millennium prize nominees announced - Jeffreys, a professor at the United Kingdom's University of Leicester, invented DNA fingerprinting, which is now used to identify criminal suspects and in paternity and immigration disputes. "No other development in modern genetics has had such a profound impact worldwide on the lives of many millions of people," the committee said in a release.

CBC - Windsor - Millennium prize nominees announced - Jeffreys, a professor at the United Kingdom's University of Leicester, invented DNA fingerprinting, which is now used to identify criminal suspects and in paternity and immigration disputes. "No other development in modern genetics has had such a profound impact worldwide on the lives of many millions of people," the committee said in a release.

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The Jamaica Observer - Jamaican Business Communication Issues 'What David saw' - education. David has completed an MBA at the University of Leicester and was recently the first Jamaican and Caribbean national awarded the designation Certified Regulation Specialist from the University of Loughborough and the Institute of Public Private Partnerships (IP3) representing studies over a five-year period. He was also appointed to the

CRI NEWS - Biotech, IT Innovations Compete for 2008 Millennium Technology Prize - Alec Jeffreys from the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Britain, who invented DNA fingerprinting, heads the shortlist for the prestigious prize. Others competing for the prize include: -- Professor Robert Langer, from Massachusettes Institute of Technology, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, United States, who

The Post - Bahria, Leicester varsities sign accord - LAHORE: Bahria University and Leicester University, UK signed an agreement in Islamabad. The agreement envisages multilateral cooperation between the two ...

9 April 2008

InTheNews.co.uk - Millennium Technology Prize nominees announced - Professor Jeffreys, who works at the University of Leicester's department of genetics, is nominated for his invention of DNA fingerprinting used in ...

Scientific American - Millennium Foundation Recognizes Inventors and Technologies That Changed the World - at Bell Labs, Harvard--M.I.T. and the University of Leicester are among the finalists for the $1.8-million Finnish award TEXT SIZE: By Larry Greenemeier Spacer Back IMAGE 1 of 5 Next MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY PRIZE: Awarded by Finland's Millennium Prize Foundation, the $1.8 million prize recognizes innovative technologies having a

Digital Producer - 4 finalists in Millennium technology prize to be awarded by Finland - Jeffreys, from the genetics department at the University of Leicester in Britain, as one of the finalists for the invention of DNA fingerprinting. "No other development in modern genetics has haad such a profound impact worldwide on the lives of many millions of people," the academy said. Another finalist, Prof. Robert Langer from the Harvard-MIT

CounterCurrents.org - Kashmiri Nation- An Identity Of Their Own - According to Professor Richard Bonney of the University of Leicester, "the British Government has a moral responsibility on this issue; after all, the borders of the two countries at the time of the partition were apparently changed over lunch by the then British viceroy Lord Mountbatten without realising the full ramifications." The

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Briton is chosen to lead academy - Master's degree in sociology of sport, Leicester University in the United Kingdom; master's degree in 20th-century history, De Montfort University, Leicester; working toward a master's degree in educational leadership and management through University of Bath Thomas Brymer Age: 55 Experience: Assistant city manager and city manager, College

24dash - Celebrate Leicester Day: April 26 - The University of Leicester is inviting people to visit its biggest public event for a decade. To celebrate the University's 50th Anniversary, ...

Loughborough News - LAW RESEARCH FOCUSES ON PATIENTS WHO SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT ABROAD - New research at the University of Leicester has investigated the legal standing of patients to seek funding from the NHS for treatment undertaken elsewhere ...

Daily Telegraph - The universities that always make the grade - ...for the 2008 Millennium Technology Prize, announced by the Technology Academy of Finland, are Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys from the University of Leicester, for his invention of DNA fingerprinting. Prof David Payne, the director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the...

BBC News - Meet the innovators - ...the development of techniques that would fundamentally change this area of science. Sir Alec is Professor of Genetics at the University of Leicester and continues to work at the genetics laboratory. ERBIUM-DOPED FIBRE AMPLIFIER (EDFA) The innovation of Prof David Payne, Dr...

BBC News - Innovators shortlisted for award - Sir Alec Jeffreys is based at the University of LeicesterThe creator of DNA fingerprinting heads the shortlist for the prestigious Millennium Technology Prize. Professor Alec Jeffreys is joined by Prof David Payne, co-inventor of an optical amplifier which transformed...

People's Daily Online - Biotech, IT innovations compete for 2008 Millennium Technology Prize - Professor Alec Jeffreys from the Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Britain, who invented DNA fingerprinting, heads the shortlist for the ...

8 April 2008

National Review of Medicine - Test predicts 94% of miscarriages - ... explains lead author Dr Justin Konje, head of the clinical division of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Leicester, via email to NRM. ...

Loughborough News - Out of this world experience at University of Leicester - Visitors to the University of Leicester for a free public open day on April 26 can expect an 'out of this world' experience. The University is staging its ...

Market Wire - Biotech and IT Innovations Compete for 2008 Millennium Technology ... - Those competing for the world's largest technology prize are: Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, ...

Leicester Mercury - 'NO-FLYER ZONE' ON CARDS - The no-go zone will be inside the inner ring road, with extra bans around De Montfort University, Leicester University and in Belgrave Gate and Belgrave ...

Independent - Are DNA tests the missing link? - ...the same surnames. Both use tests based on analysing the Y-chromosomes of men. The problem, says Professor Mark Jobling of Leicester University, who studies the genetics of the Y-chromosome, is that although such tests may indicate a degree of relatedness, they do not...

Angry Ape - The Subways Announce May / June Tour - ...53 Degrees â,?o 20 Coventry Kasbah - 21 Sheffield Foundry - 24 Peterborough Cresset - 26 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms - 27 Leicester University â,?o 30 June Dates: Cambridge Junction â,?o 8 Reading University â,?o 10 London KOKO - 11...

Loughborough News - LEADING ACADEMIC TO HEAD SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF ... - Professor Lansdale joins the University of Leicester from the Division of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He will take up the post on 1st May ...

BizCommunity.com - Audio branding in the retail environment - work environment. Market research analysts at Leicester University reveal that brands who make use of music that matches their brand identity are 96% more likely to be recalled than those who make use of irrelevant music or no music at all. Further research demonstrates that 24% of consumers more likely to buy a product from a store that plays

Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - Corby rugby player needs help for World Cup dream - The 22-year-old University of Leicester chemistry student said: "My grandparents on both sides were Scottish and I've always been a Scotland fan. ...

7 April 2008

Pharmi Web - Improving Immunohistochemistry meeting set to be another success - ...of IHC products`. Chair - Dr Will Howat, Cambridge Research Institute, Cancer Research UK Speakers include Dr James Pringle (University of Leicester, UK), Dr Jeremy Skepper (Technical Director Multi-Imaging Centre, Physiology Development and Neuroscience, University of...

Northampton Chronicle & Echo - Teacher was an inspiration to a generation - "I think what characterises her more than anything is getting her certificate from the University of Leicester at the age of 80. It shows her drive, ...

Electronics Talk - Faster development for time-triggered systems - - TTE Systems is a spin-out company from the University of Leicester that develops and sells the RapidiTTy family of software development tools. ...

Taipei Times - Factoring happiness into policies - world¡¦s most competitive economies. Last June, Leicester University in the UK published the first World Map of Happiness, and listed Denmark as the happiest of 178 countries. Denmark has essentially eliminated poverty and the worst case of official corruption uncovered there in the past three decades involved a low-level immigration official

Medical News Today - New Risk Assessment For Heart Attack Patients - Doctors at the University of Leicester have investigated a simple blood test that can assess the condition of a patient admitted with a heart attack. ...

6 April 2008

ScienceDaily - Magnetic Substorms From Ground And Space - closer to home. Scientists from Lancaster University have now put into place the first of three cameras that will bridge a gap in coverage between North America and mainland Europe. The 'Rainbow' camera was installed at a site maintained by the University of Leicester near Þykkvibær in southern Iceland in October 2007. In her talk, Dr Woodfield

This is Leicestershire - TB bug breakthrough hailed - to the drugs used to fight the disease. The University of Leicester team, led by Prof Mike Barer, found that when transferred to a person, the bugs lay down fatty deposits which they believe helps it to survive and spread. The work has taken more than 10 years to reach fruition, but scientists say it will help in finding new ways to treat the

This is Leicestershire - Volunteers are sought by BHF - year, BHF has allocated 1.2 million to the University of Leicester for research into heart disease. For further information on how you can help, e-mail: helpaheart@bhf.org.uk Alternatively, visit the website: www.bhf.org.uk Have your say... Use these boxes to tell us what you think. Your comment will be published here within the next 10

This is Leicestershire - Heart-start kit saved my life - had been chosen to take part in a trial, run by Leicester University, in which families of people with heart problems were given the heart-start machines and trained to use them. When Pauline saw David collapse, she picked up the defibrillator and dashed to his rescue while she waited for an ambulance to arrive. Yesterday, the university released

5 April 2008

Business Times Online - Abbott`s new challenge at London Metal Exchange - ...I suggest. There was no plan, he admits. You couldn`t plan that. Martin Abbott CV: Born in Leeds in 1960. 1981: Graduates Leicester University. 1982 - 1984: Thomson Publications. 1984 - 1988: Metal Bulletin. 1988 - 1990: McGraw Hill. 1990 - 1993: Marketing director,...

News Post Leader - University calls on former students to celebrate anniversary - ...26 is the date of Celebrate Leicester Day, the highlight of the 50th Anniversary celebrations.If you are a graduate of the University of Leicester, you are welcome to join us for this day of events and are also invited to attend the special alumni-only events during the...

Medical News Today - Stroke Pilot Study Results To Be Announced At University Of Leicester, UK - important locally given the make up of Leicester's population. Findings from research co-ordinated at the University of Leicester will be discussed at an inaugural lecture given by Professor Tom Robinson, Professor of Stroke Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester. The lecture, Time is Brain: to treat BP or not -

Medical News Today - Heart 'Start-Up' Kits For Home: New Research Reports On Whether All Heart Attack Survivors Should Have One - Toff, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Leicester. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust was the host institution for the study in the UK, where 1,024 patients were enrolled between 23 centres. The trial was conducted in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and also included a few patients in Germany and the

News-Medical.Net - New breakthrough discovery on TB - News Medical scientists from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Wellcome Trust, have published details of a new breakthrough discovery on TB. They have identified for the first time that the TB bug lays down body fat that

4 April 2008

SOS Childrens Villages - Scientists unravel TB survival mechanism - ...in the open without a host has been the subject of much scientific study in recent years - and this latest report from the University of Leicester appears to have unlocked part of the secret to that mechanism. Researchers discovered that TB bacteria grown in test tubes...

PharmaLive.com - Survival of the Fattest: TB Accumulates Fat to Survive -and Spread - LONDON, April 1, 2008-Medical scientists from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, ...

Times Higher Education Supplement - Looking for the wow factor - ...1896-1909 Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1937 Senate House, University of London by Charles Holden 1959 University of Leicester Engineering Building (listed but under threat) by James Stirling and James Gowan 1959-71 University of Sussex campus by Sir...

ScienceDaily - Survival Of The Fattest: TB Accumulates Fat To Survive, And To Spread - (Apr. 3, 2008) - Medical scientists from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Wellcome Trust, have published details of a new breakthrough discovery on TB. See also: Health & Medicine Tuberculosis Infectious Diseases Obesity

News-Medical.Net - Families of children with cancer support human tissue research, study finds

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Medical News Today - How Thousands Of Heart Attacks And Strokes Could Be Prevented Every Year - One Of The World's Largest Heart Disease Studies Reveals - Bryan Williams, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leicester and an ONTARGET investigator. Results of the ONTARGET study, presented at the American College of Cardiology's 57th Annual Scientific Sessions, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show that telmisartan (Micardis(R) - an angiotensin receptor blocker or

IPPMedia - Emergence of local funds for development good - expert - has hinted. The UK based lecturer at the Leicester University Dr. Claire Mercer calls such funds home associations, linking them to sections of Tanzania`s civil society with great impact to the national development. She made the remarks at a policy dialogue seminar organised by the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) at weekend. In

Music News - The Charlatans release The Misbegotten - ...was mixed by Alan Moulder. As previously announced The Charlatans play the following shows in May and June: Sat 10th Leicester Leicester University 0115 912 9000 Sun 11th Liverpool Carling Academy 0844 477 2000 Mon 12th Oxford Carling Academy 0844 477 2000 Tue 13th Bristol...

3 April 2008

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Loughborough News - Is red wine really good for you? - There is a definite 'feelgood factor' for visitors to the University of Leicester on 26 April. The University is putting on a number of events for the ...

HealthNewsDigest.com - New Risk Assessment for Heart Attack Patients - By University of Leicester (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Doctors at the University of Leicester have investigated a simple blood test that can assess the ...

Utalkmarketing - Grass Roots appoint MD - Lister, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds a Masters Degree in Law and Employment Relations from the University of Leicester, ...

Yorkshire Post - Waking up to a nightmare: the patients who come round on the ... - "I have a huge respect for anaesthetists," says Prof Wang, who began his research at the University of Hull before moving to the University of Leicester two ...

Scoop - AUS Tertiary Update - with masters&#x2019; degrees.&#x201D; From University World News Luxury library loos launched at Leicester Leicester University in the United Kingdom has stolen a march on other aspirational institutions in that country. Its new &#xA3;32m library, opened this week, has the most amazing loos, with yellow trough-shaped sinks, automatic taps, and

SpaceRef - Revealing the multi-wavelength sky - eight UK institutes: Department of Physics, University of Bristol; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge; Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh; Centre for Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire; Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester; Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London; Jodrell

PR Newswire - One Of The World's Largest Heart Disease Studies Reveals How Thousands Of Heart Attacks And Strokes Could Be Prevented Every Year - Bryan Williams, Professor of Medicine at the University of Leicester and an ONTARGET investigator. Results of the ONTARGET study, presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 57th Annual Scientific Sessions, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show that telmisartan (Micardis(R) - an angiotensin receptor blocker

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The Innovations Report - Magnetic Substorms From Ground And Space - closer to home. Scientists from Lancaster University have now put into place the first of three cameras that will bridge a gap in coverage between North America and mainland Europe. The ¿Rainbow¿ camera was installed at a site maintained by the University of Leicester near Þykkvibær in southern Iceland in October 2007. In her talk, Dr Woodfield

Medindia.com - TB Bacteria Accumulate 'fat' to Survive and Spread - to anti-TB drugs. Researchers from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Wellcome Trust, say that their findings challenge the established view that the TB bacteria coughed up in sputum by infected individuals are rapidly

Kerala Next - Study shows TB bacteria accumulate 'fat' to survive and spread... - to anti-TB drugs. Researchers from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Wellcome Trust, say that their findings challenge the established view that the TB bacteria coughed up in sputum by infected individuals are rapidly

Chicago Daily Herald - Cub Nation just has to be happier than any other - international happiness conducted by England's Leicester University. How interesting that Americans ranked 23rd-happiest -- almost as interesting as Danes, of all people, being No. 1. If Cub Nation really were a nation, its citizens surely would have been ranked first. Cubs fans have to be the happiest people on whatever planet it is they

2 April 2008

24dash - Stroke pilot study results to be announced at University of Leicester - Preliminary results from a major multi-centre UK pilot trial into Stroke are to be announced at the University of Leicester on 22 April. ...

24dash - New Centre for Historical Archaeology to be launched at University ... - The School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester now has the largest grouping of historical archaeologists in the UK, ...

24dash - Heart 'start-up' kits for home: new research reports on whether ... - The study was led in the UK by Dr William Toff, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Leicester. University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust ...

Hindu - New UK study challenges view on spread of TB - Mike Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the University of Leicester, said "strenuous efforts are being made to reduce the global burden of ...

OnMedica - Telmisartan an alternative to ramipril in preventing ... - Professor Bryan Williams from the University of Leicester School of Medicine commented: “This study clarifies one of the big unknowns of treatment of ...

Science Centric - Magnetic substorms from ground and space - The 'Rainbow' camera was installed at a site maintained by the University of Leicester near Þykkvibaer in southern Iceland in October 2007. ...

Buxton Advertiser - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat' - of Leicester scientists have claimed a significant breakthrough in their research into the spread of tuberculosis. TB bacteria accumulate fat that may help them to survive passing from one person to another and boost their resistance to drugs, a team of...

Bexhill Observer - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

Yorkshire Post - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

Scarborough Evening News - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

Milton Keynes - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

Sheffield Star - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

Net Doctor - Study uncovers TB survival mechanism - ...survival mechanism, an advance that could lead to new ways of treating and preventing the disease. Scientists from the University of Leicester and St Georges, University of London have discovered that the TB bug lays down body fat that may help it to survive when...

Burnley Express - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat' - ...investigator Mike Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester, said: 'Strenuous efforts are being made to reduce the global burden of tuberculosis, a disease which kills four people every...

Buckingham, Bicester, Winslow, Advertiser Today - TB bacteria `survive by getting fat

Chichester Observer - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

Worksop Guardian - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat' - University of Leicester scientists have claimed a significant breakthrough in their research into the spread of tuberculosis. TB bacteria accumulate fat that may help them to survive passing from one person to another and boost their...

CountryDoctor - Cancer tissue Banks - in tissue-based research, a team led by the University of Leicester found that all 20 children and 59 parents they interviewed would be happy to consent to donating samples to a tissue bank for childhood cancer research. The study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Wellcome Trust. "These findings show that

This is Leicestershire - 'CCTV' finds new planets - in the world. They are operated by the University of Leicester in conjunction with other institutions including the University of Keele, the Open University, Queen's University Belfast and St Andrew's University. Dr Pollacco said: "A short time ago, this would be thought of as science fiction, I still have to pinch myself this is happening.

New England Journal of Medicine -- Home Use of Automated External Defibrillators for Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Research (G.H.B., J.A., G.J., E.B.) and the University of Washington (J.E.P., W.T.L.) - both in Seattle; the Duke University Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC (K.L.L., D.B.M., S.M., L.D.R., N.E.C.-C.); the University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom (W.D.T.); the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University,

HealthDay - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008 - reported. The finding, by researchers at the University of Leicester and St. George's, University of London, may help lead to new treatments for the disease, which kills about two million people worldwide each year. The study appears in the journal Public Library of Science Medicine. "This work forms the foundation to develop a new drug that

Austin American-Statesman - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008

The Washington Post - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008 - The finding, by researchers at the University of Leicester and St. George's, University of London, may help lead to new treatments for the disease, which kills about two million people worldwide each year. The study appears in the journalPublic Library of Science Medicine. "This work forms the foundation to develop a new drug that works

New Kerala - Study shows TB bacteria accumulate 'fat' to survive and spread - to anti-TB drugs. Researchers from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Wellcome Trust, say that their findings challenge the established view that the TB bacteria coughed up in sputum by infected individuals are rapidly

PhysOrg.com - Survival of the fattest: TB accumulates fat to survive -- and spread

Rocky Mount Telegram - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008 - reported. The finding, by researchers at the University of Leicester and St. George's, University of London, may help lead to new treatments for the disease, which kills about two million people worldwide each year. The study appears in the journal Public Library of Science Medicine. "This work forms the foundation to develop a new drug that

Palm Beach Post - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008

Dayton Daily News - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008

Web India - Study shows TB bacteria accumulate 'fat' to survive and spread - to anti-TB drugs. Researchers from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and The Wellcome Trust, say that their findings challenge the established view that the TB bacteria coughed up in sputum by infected individuals are rapidly

Irish Examiner - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat' - found the team of microbiologists from the University of Leicester and University of London. The finding could challenge the established view that TB bacteria coughed up in sputum by infected individuals multiply rapidly. The team discovered that the number of bacteria may not grow. Instead, the bacteria survive in large amounts by accumulating

IOL News - TB bacteria 'survive by getting fat'

EurekAlert - Mental disorders and exposure to war in Lebanon - CONTACTS: Michael Barer University of Leicester Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Medical Sciences Building University Rd Leicester, LE1 9HN United Kingdom +44 116 252 2933 +44 116 252 5030 (fax) mrb19@le.ac.uk ### About PLoS Medicine PLoS Medicine is an open access, freely available international medical journal. It publishes

Femininezone - Survival of the fattest: TB accumulates fat to survive -and spread

Medical News Today - TB Accumulates Fat To Survive And Spread

Genetic Engineering News - Families of children with cancer support human tissue research ... - Contrary to reports of a public crisis of confidence in tissue-based research, a team led by the University of Leicester found that all 20 children and 59 ...

U.S. News & World Report - Health Highlights: April 1, 2008 - The finding, by researchers at the University of Leicester and St. George's, University of London, may help lead to new treatments for the disease, ...

1 April 2008

innovations report - Magnetic Substorms From Ground And Space - The ‘Rainbow’ camera was installed at a site maintained by the University of Leicester near Þykkvibær in southern Iceland in October 2007. ...

BBC News - TB survival mechanism uncovered - Researchers at the University of Leicester and St Georges, University of London, analysed all the genes active in TB samples taken from infected patients. ...

Manchester Evening News - The age of the virtual tourist - ...guiding nine year ago. He was the official guide on the first open-top bus tours in Newcastle. While studying for a degree at Leicester University, he kept his hand in during holidays. After training to be a teacher, and soon deciding that it was not for him, it seemed...

London Stock Exchange - Minerva Resources plc, Final Results - ...Dr.Kebede Hailu Belete holds a BSc. (Hons) Applied Geol, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, a MPhil Economic Geology from Leicester University, UK, and a PhD from Graz University, Austria. He has over 17 years exploration and management experience with the Geological...

The Press Association - Fat 'aids TB bacteria survival' - Lead investigator Mike Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester, ...

EurekAlert - Survival of the fattest: TB accumulates fat to survive -- and spread - Medical scientists from the University of Leicester, together with colleagues from St Georges, University of London, funded principally by the Medical ... /

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