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University of Leicester in the Media - May 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 Martin Gill of Perpetuity Group was interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester on 7 May.
  • On the 6 May, Professor Martin Gill conducted three radio interviews on the subject of CCTV, for Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show and the BBC World Service.
  • Dr Tracey Parker of the Department of Physics and Astronomy appeared on BBC Radio Leicester on 8 May. She discussed her application to become Britain's first official astronaut.
  • Professor Martin Gill was interviewed by BBC News 24 on 6 May.
  • On the 9 May, BBC Radio 4 interviewed Professor Martin Gill on the subject of CCTV.
  • On 13 May, Dr Nigel Bannister gave a radio interview for Radio 755 South Africa and for Sky News interactive, both on the subject of the cost of text messaging compared to the cost of receiving data from the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • ABC Radio in Australia interviewed Dr Katharine Edgar of the Department of Museum Studies on 20 May. She discussed the Elgin Marbles controversy. To download a recording of the interview, please click here .
  • Research in the Dept of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation led by Dr Cordula Stover into a protein implicated in the fight against meningitis features prominently on British Satellite News. A video clip featuring Dr Stover can be downloaded by clicking here .
  • Professor Martin Gill appeared on BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Northampton on May 28, discussing the subject of identity fraud.

Online News

31 May 2008

Money Marketing - Eddie Goldsmith - ...proved itself adaptable to accommodate the demands. Born: Liverpool, 1952 Lives: Liverpool Education: Liverpool Institute and Leicester University Drives: Jaguar XKR Likes: Mortgage industry Dislikes: Politicians Favourite book: The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart Favourite...

Medical Humanities - Doctors and paintings: Insights and replenishment for health pro - Correspondence to: P Lazarus, Department of Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester, Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building, PO Box 138, Leicester, LE1 9HW, UK; pal6@leicester.ac.uk John Middleton and Erica Middleton Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing 2006 pp...

Medical Humanities - Fourteen stories: doctors, patients, and other strangers - Correspondence to: R Knight, Department of Medical and Social Care Education, University of Leicester, Maurice Shock Medical Sciences Building, PO Box 138, Leicester, LE1 9HW, UK; rk89@le.ac.uk Jay Baruch Published by The Kent State University Press Kent, Ohio 2007 pp 152,...

Science in Africa - University of Leicester medical team announces 'predictor' for pregnant women who may have miscarriages - us Links Search Archives University of Leicester medical team announces 'predictor' for pregnant women who may have miscarriages Research published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association identifies for the first time a naturally occurring ¿cannabis¿ as a signal A medical team from the University of Leicester has

Environment Times - Scientists see if the ocean's shrimp-like Krill can control global warming - acclaimed circadian clock research group in the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics. Posted 29th May 2008. DUNCAN THE EDITOR SAYS: Why not back the Environment Times' sustainable charity campaign supporting the National Women Farmers' Association, http://www.nawfa.org The Gambia, West Africa who are providing food security by sending

This is Leicestershire - - Mr Blaanchflower, who met business leaders at Leicester's Belmont Hotel yesterday evening. The MPC's latest decision on interest rates will be announced next Thursday. Mr Blanchflower, who studied at Leicester University, was the only one of the nine members to vote for a cut last time.

30 May 2008

NewsBlaze - War, Ethics and Justice in a Post 9/11 World - Professor Mark Phythian, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, tel 0116 252 2704; email mp249@le.ac.uk. ...

This is Leicestershire 'LEGEND' HAWKING IS A HUGE HIT - - and last night Professor Stephen Hawking was in Leicester to try to explain his theory of the origins of the universe. Hundreds of people filled the lecture hall at Leicester University to hear the author of A Brief History of Time speak. Some even stood at the back to hear the lecture because there were no seats left. Audience members said they

Asian Surveying & Mapping - New Wildfire Dataset - in the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester have produced a map of fire scars for every year since the turn of the Millennium. The map covers the globe. It was funded by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and uses data from the Vegetation instrument on Spot-5. The map reveals that between 3.5 and 4.5 million

TerraDaily - Scorched Earth Millenium Map Shows Fire Scars - UK (SPX) May 28, 2008 A geographer from the University of Leicester has produced for the first time a map of the scorched Earth for every year since the turn of the Millennium. Dr Kevin Tansey, of the Department of Geography, a leading scientist in an international team, created a visual impression of the fire scars on our planet between 2000 and

Venues.org.uk - Celebrating 50 years as a university and conference venue - The 2007/08 academic year is an historic time for the University of Leicester – it was exactly 50 years ago that Leicester became a university city as the ...

innovations report - Firms launch programme to create security blueprint - The Security Research Initiative is being managed by Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity, a spin-out company from the University of Leicester. ...

29 May 2008

EurekAlert - Poor spellers with good phonetic skills are more often right-handed - To schedule an interview contact Dr. Marian Annett, School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. Email: doc@le.ac.uk Cortex is an international ...

Hospital Healthcare Europe - £64m for research collaborations - ... are the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, ...

This is Leicestershire - STAR EVENT CAN NOW BE RECORDED - space telescope, which has been developed at Leicester University. Dr Kim Page, from the university, said: "This observation is by far the best example of what happens when a star dies and a neutron star is born." Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy statement | Contact the Website | Work for us UKPlus Business Directory | Mortgages | Loans

Daily News - Sri Lanka Business News - Managing Director, Kishu Gomez receives the University of Leicester plaque for the nomination of Brand Ambassador for University of Leicester MBA in Sri Lanka from CEO of BMS, Local Resource Centre for the University, Sri Kandasamy. Gordon Grant FCMA, CIMA's President arrives in Colombo today. He is due to attend CIMA's first ever world conference

28 May 2008

Endocrine Today - Screening for type 2 diabetes and IGT is cost-effective - is cost-effective. Researchers from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis in a hypothetical population aged 45 years and older who were at risk for diabetes. In the analysis, the researchers compared four potential screening strategies: one-off screening for type 2 diabetes; screening for type 2

Processing Talk - Weather, waves and super strength wireless - and Communications Engineering from the University of Leicester in 2003. Before coming to Leicester, he did an MSc in Informatics from the University of Delhi, India (2002). In 2000, Salil graduated with an honours degree in Physics from St Stephen's College, University of Delhi. For more information please contact Dr Gunashekar or ring the

This is Leicestershire - MARS MISSION LEADER 'GLAD AND FRUSTRATED' - same chance. Professor Colin Pillinger, an Open University planetary scientist, led the ill-fated 2003 Beagle 2 mission to Mars. Scientists from the University of Leicester designed equipment for the mission and its mission control was at Leicester's National Space Centre. The probe was supposed to land on the planet on Christmas Day 2003 and

SourceUK.net - Caught in the Act - Supernova Explosion in Real-time - 2008) led by Dr. Alicia Soderberg of Princeton University. This extraordinarily fortunate discovery led to multiple observations with other telescopes and allowed the totality of a supernova explosion to be observed for the first time. Dr. Kim Page of the University of Leicester, who led the X-ray analysis, said that; "this observation is by far

Space Mart - Study finds best times for radio signals - illustration purposes only by Staff Writers Leicester, England (UPI) May 21, 2008 British engineers say they've found a specific window exists when mobile radio signals are "super strength," allowing them to be clearer and travel farther. University of Leicester researchers studied the signal strength of radio waves traveling over the sea and

ScienceDaily - Scorched Earth Millenium Map Shows 'Fire Scars'

27 May 2008

Endocrine Today - Screening for type 2 diabetes and IGT is cost-effective - Researchers from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis in a hypothetical population aged 45 years and older ...

Canada Free Press - Is England the most crowded nation in Europe? - In a key breakthrough University of Leicester experts have isolated the molecules that allow the disease to thrive in blood cells. ...

24dash - New national £64 million health research and care initiative to ... - A new collaboration that will bring together the University of Leicester and the districts NHS organisations to test new treatments and new ways of working ...

Cordis News - Area the size of the EU burnt by fires every year, new map shows - Large swathes of savannah grasslands are cleared every year,' the lead author of the paper, Dr Kevin Tansey of the University of Leicester, UK, comments. ...

Luton Today - Another accolade for DNA pioneer - he went on to study biochemistry at Oxford University, and in 1977 founded the genetics department at the University of Leicester, where he still teaches. He was knighted in 1994, and his latest accolade is a Gold Award from the Association of Colleges, an honour given to just six people each year. The award recognises the vital role of further

The Innovations Report - Scorched Earth millenium map shows 'fire scars' - hotspots on Earth A geographer from the University of Leicester has produced for the first time a map of the scorched Earth for every year since the turn of the Millennium. Dr Kevin Tansey, of the Department of Geography, a leading scientist in an international team, created a visual impression of the fire scars on our planet between 2000 and

This is Leicestershire - UNIVERSITY IN NEED OF SOME MEMORABLE HELP - Next Story | Previous Story | Back to list UNIVERSITY IN NEED OF SOME MEMORABLE HELP 10:30 - 26 May 2008 Volunteers are needed to take part in university research into memory which could help the police. The University of Leicester is looking for people to spend 30 minutes doing memory tasks. Kim Drake, who is leading the study in the school

This is Leicestershire - WORLD-FAMOUS SCIENTIST SET TO DELIVER UNIVERSITY LECTURE - to list WORLD-FAMOUS SCIENTIST SET TO DELIVER >>>UNIVERSITY<<< LECTURE 10:30 - 26 May 2008 World-famous physicist Professor Stephen Hawking is set to deliver a special lecture to mark a university's 50th anniversary. He will deliver the public lecture on Wednesday as part of University of Leicester's 50th anniversary celebrations. Prof Hawking is

This is Leicestershire - LEND THEE A GROAT? WHAT ABOUT YE CREDIT CRUNCH? - Dyer, an economic and social historian at the University of Leicester, said: "There was just not enough cash. An insufficient number of coins were being produced across the whole of western Europe. "The silver mines were not producing enough silver." It did not help that, because of a combination of disease and war, there were hardly enough people

Zee News - Nazca lines in Peru - the research, are Dr Nick Saunders from Bristol University and Professor Clive Ruggles from the University of Leicester. Funded by the Anglo-Peruvian Cultural Association in Lima, their research hopes to unlock the purpose of the dazzling but confusing array of desert drawings. Though bizarre explanations, such as alien visitations, ancient

Television New Zealand - Scientists catch exploding supernova on camera - a neutron star is born," said Kim Page of the University of Leicester in Britain, who led the X-ray analysis. Last week astronomers said they saw the X-ray afterglow of a supernova in Earth's own Milky Way galaxy that would have exploded 140 years ago, Earth-time. Share What's this? Headlines US spacecraft lands safely on Mars Online treat

This is Exeter - ENGLISH TEACHER AND HIS PUPILS ESCAPE EARTHQUAKE - OK." Jordan, who gained degrees at Exeter and Leicester universities, teaches English at Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. "The whole university building where I teach shook and the ground vibrated when the earthquake struck," he explained. The former pupil of The King's School, Ottery St Mary, added: "I was teaching the class as normal

26 May 2008

Hindu - India-size vegetation burns every year globally, says UK expert - London (PTI): A geographer from the University of Leicester has for the first time mapped the area of vegetation burnt annually on earth since 2000, ...

Times Online - Astronauts wanted: join the next moon shoot Service - is Tracey Dickens, 29, an astrophysicist at Leicester University. She has wanted to be an astronaut since visiting a library as a child and discovering The Newsround Book of Space. "I have goosebumps whenever anything to do with space comes on the television," she says. "I keep saying to myself: I'm going to be an astronaut and nothing's going to

25 May 2008

NewsBlaze - Stephen Hawking to Address the University of Leicester - By Krzys Wasilewski Hardly ever does an academic speech attract so many people that even the University of Leicester's largest lecture hall seems too small ...

Macedonia - SMS more Expensive than Messaging the Hubble Telescope - A University of Leicester space scientist has worked out that sending texts via mobile phones works out to be far more expensive than downloading data from ...

New Kerala - New map shows 'fire scars' at different areas across world

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24 May 2008

Financial Express - Forests equal to the size of India burnt annually: Study - Article London, May 23: A geographer from the University of Leicester has for the first time mapped the area of vegetation burnt annually on earth since 2000, concluding that vegetation larger than the size of India is lost to fire each year. The map of the scorched Earth, created by Kevin Tansey and his team, which contains the details of the

Web India - New map shows how much of earth is scorched - forests and controlling fires. Kevin Tansey of University of Leicester said: We have produced, for the first time, a global data base and map of the occurrence of fire scars covering the period 2000-2007. Prior to this, data were only available for the year 2000. With seven years of data, it is not possible to determine if there is an

Malaysia Sun - New map shows how much of earth is scorched

Kerala Next - New map shows how much of earth is scorched...

SpaceRef - Scorched Earth millenium map shows 'fire scars' - New map shows burning hotspots on Earth

The Times of India - New map shows 'fire scars' at different areas across world

The Economic Times - 'India-size vegetation burns every year globally'

Impact Lab - Fire Scars' Shown on Scorched Earth Map

PR-inside - AP Weekly News Calendar - Amnesty International Releases its 2008 report. LEICESTER, England _ Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University Stephen Hawking discusses theories on the origin of the Universe. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visits his country's U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador _ Brazilian

23 May 2008

bjhcim - Screening for diabetes potentially cost-effective for UK - A University of Leicester study reveals that screening people who are at risk of developing diabetes could be a cost-effective health policy and improve the ...

Sify - New map shows how much of earth is scorched - Kevin Tansey of University of Leicester said: "We have produced, for the first time, a global data base and map of the occurrence of fire scars covering the ...

Loughborough News - Forensic Psychology - Volunteers are being sought to take part in a new study at the University of Leicester which will have important implications for forensic research. ...

Thaindian.com - New map shows how much of earth is scorched - Kevin Tansey of University of Leicester said: “We have produced, for the first time, a global data base and map of the occurrence of fire scars covering the ...

PhysOrg.com - Archaeologists explore Peruvian mystery - several years. Dr Nick Saunders from Bristol University and Professor Clive Ruggles from the University of Leicester are locating and measuring the lines with high-precision GPS, photographing the distribution of 1,500-year old pottery, and painstakingly working out the chronological sequence of overlying lines and designs. Funded by the

Space Daily - NASA's Swift Satellite Catches First Normal Supernova In The Act Of Exploding

University Of Bristol - Archaeologists explore Peruvian mystery - 2008 Visit by President of the worldâ¿¿s only university for Deaf students 20 May 2008 Self-repairing aircraft could revolutionise aviation safety 19 May 2008 University joins leading carbon-management scheme 19 May 2008 New Fellow of the Royal Society 19 May 2008 Updated 21 May 2008 by the University news team | Feedback University of Bristol,

This is Leicestershire - SIR ALEX JOINS STUDENTS - JOINS STUDENTS 10:30 - 22 May 2008 One of Leicester's sharpest minds surprised secondary school students by meeting them on a trip to learn about science. A group of 20 year 10 pupils at Crown Hills College, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, paid a visit to the genetics department at the University of Leicester, accompanied by their science teacher,

This is Leicestershire - CRIME-FIGHTING REVOLUTION - pioneered by a forensic scientist from the University of Leicester, will allow police to see what fingerprints looked like even after they have been wiped away. Dr John Bond, who is working on the technique with Northamptonshire Police, has developed a process using an electric charge applied to metallic surfaces. Experts say fingerprints which

The Telegraph (India) - Seen from start: death of an obese star - out," said Kim Page, a team member from the University of Leicester, UK. "The main X-ray signal, representing a shock breaking out at the start of the explosion, lasted 100 seconds and we were able to observe it." Supernova explosions typically occur only once or twice every 100 years. But when this explosion occurred on January 9, 2008, a team of

EurekAlert - Scorched Earth millenium map shows 'fire scars' - ] Contact: Dr. Kevin Tansey kjt7@le.ac.uk University of Leicester Scorched Earth millenium map shows 'fire scars' New map shows burning hotspots on Earth This map shows the occurrence of fire activity in sub-Saharan Africa, determined by detection of the fire scar, for a seven year period 2000-2007. The frequency of fire occurrence is... Click

SpaceRef.com - Scorched Earth millenium map shows 'fire scars' - New map shows burning hotspots on Earth

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Web India - Study finds best times for radio signals - Study finds best times for radio signals Leicester, England | May 21, 2008 12:01:13 AM IST British engineers say they've found a specific window exists when mobile radio signals are super strength, allowing them to be clearer and travel farther. University of Leicester researchers studied the signal strength of radio waves traveling over the

Wireless Design Online - Weather, Waves, And Wireless: Super Strength Signalling - May 22, 2008 A new study from the University of Leicester has discovered a particular window of time when mobile signals and radio waves are 'super strength' â¿¿ allowing them to be clearer and travel greater distances, potentially interfering with other systems. The research, examining the signal strength of radio waves travelling

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WSKG Public Broadcasting - Supernova caught exploding on camera - a neutron star is born," said Kim Page of the University of Leicester in Britain, who led the X-ray analysis. Last week astronomers said they saw the X-ray afterglow of a supernova in Earth's own Milky Way galaxy that would have exploded 140 years ago, Earth-time. (Reporting by Maggie Fox, editing by Will Dunham and Cynthia Osterman) (C)

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Building Design - James Gowan on designing Leicester’s engineering department - In this exclusive extract, Gowan discusses the development of the pinacle of his partnership with James Stirling, the University of Leicester Engineering ...

22 May 2008

News-Medical.net - Latest research into common eye problem, nystagmus to be presented ... - As part of the University of Leicester's 50th Anniversary celebrations, a world leader in eye disorders is to give a talk on 'Dancing Eyes' on Monday 30th ...

Environmental Graffiti - The Map of Earth’s Fire Scars - The visual impression of fire scars spans from 2000 to 2007 and was created by Geographer Dr Kevin Tansey of the University of Leicester. ...

Loughborough News - Gamma Ray Bursts - The brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed was observed by scientists at the University of Leicester in March 2008. The extraordinary event was bright ...

BBC Online - The nasty decades of the past - The country was still recovering from the effects of the Black Death a century earlier. The population had dropped from as much as five million before the plague and its recurrences to a mere 2.5 million in 1440, says Leicester University economic and social historian Prof Christopher Dyer. The consequences for the English economy were dire.

The Tech Herald - Astronomers observe birth of supernova for first time - Speaking to the BBC, Dr Kim Page, from the University of Leicester who led the X-ray analysis, commented: "This observation is by far the best example of ...

Times Online - The Material World; It’s My Story - Scientists at Leicester University and Northamptonshire Police have come up with a new method of picking up previously undetectable fingerprints. ...

Space Daily - Swift Satellite Observes A Supernova Explosion In Real-Time - 2008) led by Dr. Alicia Soderberg of Princeton University. This extraordinarily fortunate discovery led to multiple observations with other telescopes and allowed the totality of a supernova explosion to be observed for the first time. Dr. Kim Page of the University of Leicester, who led the X-ray analysis, said that "this observation is by far

The Innovations Report - Boost for local cancer research

Total Telecom - Totally Trivial: Foiled Face-mobs - according to a space scientist from the University of Leicester. Dr Nigel Bannister obtained informmation from NASA, which said that data transmission costs between Earth and Hubble cost 8.85 per megabyte. He said the cost of transmitting a megabyte's worth of text messages would be more or less in the region of 375. "The maximum size for a

Astronomy Now Online - Stellar death caught in the act - dies and a neutron star is born." Dr Kim Page, University of Leicester. For four decades theorists had predicted that a bright burst of X-rays should be produced as the shock wave from the supernova blasts out through dense material surrounding the star, but capturing this precious moment would require knowing in advance where to point a

BBC Online - Exploding star caught in the act - birth of a supernova." Dr Kim Page, from the University of Leicester, who led the X-ray analysis, commented: "This observation is by far the best example of what happens when a star dies and a neutron star is born." Astronomers say that supernovas are part of the story of how we came to be, because these tremendous explosions created many of

Yahoo! News - Supernova caught exploding on camera - a neutron star is born," said Kim Page of the University of Leicester in Britain , who led the X-ray analysis. Last week astronomers said they saw the X-ray afterglow of a supernova in Earth's own Milky Way galaxy that would have exploded 140 years ago, Earth-time. (Reporting by Maggie Fox, editing by Will Dunham and Cynthia Osterman) Email

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Penn State Live - Swift satellite catches first 'normal' supernova in act of exploding - State from its Mission Operations Center at University Park. "We were in the right place, at the right time, with the right telescopes, and witnessed history," said Alicia Soderberg of Princeton University and Carnegie observatories, who is leading the group studying this explosion. Astronomers previously had observed thousands of such "normal"

EurekAlert - NASA's Swift satellite catches first 'normal' supernova in the act of exploding

RedOrbit - Supernova Seen in the Act of Exploding

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Sleep Review - British parliament to vote on abortion time limit - quo cite recent medical evidence from the University of Leicester showing there has been no improvement in survival rates for more than a decade. Around 200,000 abortions were carried out in Britain in 2006, of which about 3,000 were conducted after 20 weeks. The abortion limit was reduced to 24 weeks from 28 weeks in 1990. MPs also have a free

The Independent - The Big Question: Is Iceland the happiest place on the planet, and what can we learn from it? - happiest country in the world according to a University of Leicester psychological survey, which found that the key determinants of happiness were health, wealth and education, in that order. What about the terrible weather? Despite its name the place is not brutally cold. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream which gives it a temperate climate

21 May 2008

This is Leicestershire - THE MACHINE THAT NOSE IF YOU'RE ILL - Scientists at the University of Leicester are working on an artificial nose that can literally smell the faintest whiff of disease on your breath.

United Press International - Study finds best times for radio signals - University of Leicester researchers studied the signal strength of radio waves traveling over the sea and identified late afternoons and early evenings in ...

News-Medical.net - Boost for cancer research in Leicestershire - ... research projects at the University of Leicester, which are to benefit from funding from the Leicestershire and Rutland charity Hope Against Cancer. ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Supernova sighting leaves atronomers agog - ... go bright at optical wavelengths," says Dr Kim Page, University of Leicester, one of the team that reports the discovery today in the journal Nature. ...

Yahoo! UK & Ireland - MPs Vote To Keep Current Abortion Limit - in 1997 to 2,948 in 2006. A study of births at University College Hospital in London found that survival rates for babies born between 22 and 25 weeks had risen from 32% in 1981 to 71% in 2000. But other research has found no improvement in survival rates for babies born before 24 weeks. A recent study by the University of Leicester found that

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This is Leicestershire - EXPERT GIVES CANCER CHARITY'S DEBUT LECTURE - Prof Ian Lauder, dean of medicine at the University of Leicester and a non-executive director of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said: "The creation of this annual lecture by Hope Against Cancer is a splendid way for us to celebrate what has been achieved in Leicester in cancer research. "Prof Souhami is a top international figure

This is Leicestershire - MOBILE TEXTS ASTRONOMICAL - TEXTS ASTRONOMICAL 10:30 - 20 May 2008 A university space scientist has worked out that sending text messages via mobile phones works out far more expensive than downloading data from the Hubble space telescope. Dr Nigel Bannister's calculations were used for the Channel 4 Dispatches show The Mobile Phone Rip-Off. The Leicester University

British Satellite News - UK MENINGITIS RESEARCH MAY HAVE BROADER IMPACT - immune system. BSN: 0821B STORY: BRITISH UNIVERSITY LEADS MENINGITIS RESEARCH LOCATION: LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE & LONDON, UK DATE SHOT: MAY 19, 2008 & FILE, FEBRUARY, 2008 TXN DATE MAY 20, 2008 AUDIO: NATURAL SOUND AND ENGLISH SPEECH DURATION: 3.04 SHOT LIST: (Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, MAY

Channel 4 - Breakthrough in fingerprinting - the technique with forensic researchers at the University of Leicester. He said: "It's certainly possible hundreds of cold cases could be reopened because with this method the only way to avoid a fingerprint being detected is through abrasive cleaning as that takes a layer off the metal. "It could work for gun crimes where bullets have been

Independent (UK) - Open House: Reduction in abortion limit would be a disaster for women - in the BMJ by Professor David Field of the University of Leicester shows that while survival rates of babies born at 24 weeks have improved sharply in the last decade, those born at 23 or 22 weeks have shown no change. In other words, advances in medical care have improved the prospects for those over 24 weeks but have made no difference to the

Yahoo! UK & Ireland - Parliament votes on abortion time limit - quo cite recent medical evidence from the University of Leicester showing there has been no improvement in survival rate over more than a decade. Around 200,000 abortions were carried out in Britain in 2006, of which about 3,000 were conducted after 20 weeks. The abortion limit was reduced to 24 weeks from 28 weeks in 1990. MPs also have a free

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Accra Daily Mail - NEW INITIATIVE ON HIGHER EDUCATION IN GHANA - The University of Leicester’s expanded distance learning programme would be launched at a reception tomorrow May 22 2008 at the British Council in Accra. ...

20 May 2008

Northampton Chronicle & Echo - Hundreds of cold cases to be reopened - The force's collaboration with the University of Leicester was officially launched yesterday. The full article contains 274 words and appears in Northampton ...

MSN UK - Breakthrough in fingerprinting - the technique with forensic researchers at the University of Leicester. He said: "It's certainly possible hundreds of cold cases could be reopened because with this method the only way to avoid a fingerprint being detected is through abrasive cleaning as that takes a layer off the metal. "It could work for gun crimes where bullets have been

Bloomberg - Moscow Deploys 6,000 Police to Handle English Soccer Supporters - Williams, a professor of sports sociology at Leicester University in the U.K. ''The big question is, can the trouble, if and when it occurs, be managed properly.'' Russia will deploy about 20 percent more security personnel for the Chelsea-Manchester United contest than it normally would for major soccer games, Interior Ministry spokesman Valery

This is Leicestershire - MEET FACE TO FACEBOOK - can use it to help their students settle into university better - and even use it to teach them. The website, which allows people to pretend to "poke" each other to make contact even if they have never met in real life, has 10,000 members among the University of Leicester's current and former students and staff and millions around the world. The

People's Daily Online - Research: cocky entrepreneurs more likely to fail - Briony Pulford, a psychologist at the University of Leicester in England, "with the inevitable result that new business startups tend to exceed market capacity, and many new businesses fail within a few years." Pulford and her colleagues set up a game that simulated market conditions. Participants sttood to gain capital or see a loss based on

The Herald - Refusing To Dine Out On His Successes - In that context, research by academics at Leicester University highlighting the dangers of over-confidence for aspiring entrepreneurs, published with a flourish on Wednesday, seemed singularly unhelpful. However, in this week's SME Focus, a poetry-writing leisure trade veteran urges hopefuls who are prepared to put in the hours not to abandon their

New Kerala - Indian scientist makes breakthrough in mobile signalling - May 17 : An Indian-origin scientist at the University of Leicester has made a breakthrough discovery in mobile signals, which according to him, may have implications for countries with long coastlines such as India. Salil Gunashekar, a Physics graduate from St Stephen's College, New Delhi, who is now a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Radio

Guardian Unlimited - Tories distorted abortion study, say scientists - by David Field, professor of neonatology at Leicester University who is president of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine. Field was lead author of a study published in the British Medical Journal into the survival of very premature babies which Lansley used to justify his call for a cut in the abortion time limit. But Field said last

This is Brighton & Hove - Mps To Try To Block Change In Abortion Law (from The Argus)

19 May 2008

BBC News - Fingerprint method breakthrough - Dr John Bond developed the technique with forensic researchers at the University of Leicester. "It's certainly possible hundreds of cold cases could be ...

Science Centric - Weather, waves and wireless: Super strength signalling - A new study from the University of Leicester has discovered a particular window of time when mobile signals and radio waves are 'super strength' - allowing ...

Xinhua - Research: cocky entrepreneurs more likely to fail - "Market entry decisions tend to be overoptimistic," said lead researcher Briony Pulford, a psychologist at the University of Leicester in England, ...

News Blaze - Weather, Waves and Wireless: Super Strength Signalling - and Communications Engineering from the University of Leicester in 2003. Before coming to Leicester, he did an M.Sc. in Informatics from the University of Delhi, India (2002). In 2000, Salil graduated with an honours degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi. Copyright (C) 2008, NewsBlaze, Daily News Tags: Tags: VOIP,

18 May 2008

This is Leicestershire - BOSSES INVITED TO JUDGE STUDENTS' UNIVERSITY WORK - to list BOSSES INVITED TO JUDGE STUDENTS' UNIVERSITY WORK 10:30 - 17 May 2008 A university is appealing to business leaders and professionals to help judge standards of student research. The University of Leicester will host The Festival of Postgraduate Research on June 26, and is calling for people to join its judging panel. The event will

Pocket PC Thoughts - Pocket PC Thoughts: Data From Hubble To Earth Cheaper Than Texting Your Friend - http://www.cellular-news.com/story/31095.php "A University of Leicester space scientist has worked out that sending texts via mobile phones works out to be far more expensive than downloading data from the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr Nigel Bannister's calculations were used for the UK's Channel 4 Dispatches programme "The Mobile Phone Rip-Off". He

Times of India - Indian student makes waves in British university-UK-World-The Times of India

Softpedia - Researchers Discover 'Super Strength' Signal Window for Wireless Devices - Seasonal changes can affect radio wave strength - according to a new study carried out at the University of Leicester, sometimes radio signal strength can be boosted and carried over laarge distances of land and water, potentially interfering with the correct functioning of similar devices. Experimental results show that late afternoons and early evenings during spring and summer are the most

Total Wales - Doctor on the catwalk - she needed to gain entry to medical school at Leicester University. "It's been five years of hard study but to be a doctor you have to know that this is really what you want to do and I'm just so pleased I passed my final exams. "It's been brilliant but stressful and, many times over the past year, with my Miss Wales duties, I often thought, my

guardian.co.uk - The Renaissance reaches Leicester - At the very least, it is Leicester's best building since James Stirling's University Engineering Tower was completed in 1963, but that is praise as faint ...

Scotsman - Michelle Rodger: Behind any great entrepreneur you'll find a ... - University of Leicester researchers say those businesses most at risk are led by individuals with "absolute" confidence. The study, funded by the Economic ...

17 May 2008

AHN - Texting BFF More Expensive Than Getting Data From Space Telescope - Dr. Nigel Bannister from the University of Leicester in England calculated that one megabyte of SMS texting costs $730.63 to transmit based on UK rates. ...

PC Advisor - Text messaging more expensive than space exploration - According to University of Leicester space scientist Dr Nigel Banister, yer average SMS text costs a mighty 5p. It will set you back an apparently even more ...

PhysOrg.com - Weather, waves and wireless: Super strength signalling - Super strength signalling A new study from the University of Leicester has discovered a particular window of time when mobile signals and radio waves are ¿super strength¿ ¿ allowing them to be clearer and travel greater distances, potentially interfering with other systems. The research, examining the signal strength of radio waves travelling over

Cellular News - How the Weather Affects Mobile Phone Signals Near the Seaside - Near the Seaside A new study from the UK's University of Leicester has discovered a particular window of time when mobile signals and radio waves are 'super strengthâ¿¿ - allowing them to be clearer and travel greater distances, potentially interfering with other systems. The research, examining the signal strength of radio waves travelling over

The Innovations Report - Weather, waves and wireless: super strength signalling

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This is Bristol - ARMED ROBBER WINS ACADEMIC PRIZE - He has now registered to studdy for a PhD at Leicester University. The bank robberies were not the first time Mr Benfield had landed himself in trouble. In 2000 he was investigated by the security forces over allegations he passed on information to France Telecom about Orange, for whom he worked as an IT consultant, during a 31bn takeover battle.

The Hindu - Indian student making waves in British university - Stories Indian student making waves in British university London (PTI): An Indian student at the University of Leicester is making waves with his research on mobile signals that has implications for countries with long coastlines such as India. Salil Gunashekar, who graduated in Physics from St Stephen's College, New Delhi, has completed his

BBC Online - Does this picture make you angry? - Genres, organised by Prof Diane Negra at the University of East Anglia on 25 June. Among the speakers will be Aberdeen University academic Alan Dodd on the subject Just Too Much? Heather Mills and Celebrity Transgression. In an abstract, he writes: "Her emotional stances on press intrusion and the specifics of her divorce battle, not to mention

newbusiness.co.uk - Could over-confidence cost you? - their own ability, according to research by the University of Leicester Over-confident entrepreneurs could be a reason why so many businesses fail in their first few years, research by the University of Leicester has revealed. According to the study, which was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, businesspeople who are most

The Innovations Report - Screening for diabetes potentially cost-effective for UK - for UK next article 15.05.2008 A new University of Leicester study reveals that screening people who are at risk of developing diabetes could be a cost-effective health policy and improve the lives of patients. Their study, funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) as part of an

United Press International - Overconfidence linked to business failure - Dr. Briony Pulford and Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester, in collaboration with Dr. Fergus Bolger, formerly of the University of Durham, set up a "game" that simulated market conditions. "Our results showed that, when success depended on skill, overconfidence tended to cause excess entry into a market place, as has been predicted by

Handbag.com - Sara Dhada, The Apprentice - Trader Qualifications: BA Law and Economics at University of Leicester and LLM International Commercial Law Lives: Leicester She says: "I'm a true example of pure class and elegance. I don't try to be glamorous - I'm just naturally like that." Need to know: Sara hates people who don't wash their hands when going to the toilet and people who

16 May 2008

Science Daily - Weather, Waves And Wireless: Super Strength Signalling - ScienceDaily (May 16, 2008) — A new study from the University of Leicester has discovered a particular window of time when mobile signals and radio waves ...

Pocket-lint.co.uk - Text messages more expensive than sending data from space - Dr Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester, states: "Mobile phone text costs are astronomical." In fact, text messages can be ...

Shiny Shiny - Texts more expensive than receiving data from the Hubble telescope - According to a scientist from Leicester, text messaging costs 4 times as much as receiving data from Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope. ...

Popular Mechanics - Texting Now 4 Times More Expensive Than Hubble Data, Researcher Says - According to the University of Leicester detector physicist, NASA stated that it costs just $17 per MB to download transmissions from the Hubble Space ...

Gather.com - FALLING INTO THE TEXT TRAP - Now a university professor has worked out that the cost of text messaging is not just through the roof, it is out of space. The University of Leicester's ...

Economic Times - Britain to get first Asian woman Lord Mayor - She later studied for a teaching qualification at the University of Leicester. Discuss this story with other readers. Click on 'Discuss' link at the top and ...

Cormack Medical News - SCREENING FOR DIABETES POTENTIALLY COST-EFFECTIVE FOR UK

Times Online - King`s College shows top grades aren`t needed to be a good docto - ...per cent and 7 per cent among the conventional students. The authors, Pamela Garlick, from King`s, and Gavin Brown, from the University of Leicester, conclude: A new type of doctor is being created that, among other things, better reflects the social diversity of London`s...

Edinburgh Evening News - Police sickened as violence among fans mars UEFA Cup - ...to rethink putting on big screen showings of football matches, an academic warned today.Hooligan expert John Williams from the University of Leicester said the sheer number of fans in Manchester last night created a powder keg that blew up when Rangers lost. Frustration at the...

Bristol Evening Post - A former armed robber has won an award for a pioneering databas - He has now registered to study for a PhD at Leicester University. The bank robberies were not the first time Mr Benfield had landed himself in trouble. ...

Medical News Today - Screening For Diabetes Potentially Cost-Effective For UK - new University of Leicester study reveals that screening people who are at risk of developing diabetes could be a cost-effective health policy and improve the lives of patients. Their study, funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical...

United Kingdom Parliament - 30th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOCIETY OF HOMEOPATHS AND REGULATION - Tredinnick, David That this House congratulates the Society of Homeopaths on its 30 year anniversary conference at the University of Leicester; welcomes the contribution the Society has made to the development of the homeopathic profession during that time; notes that it is...

Space Mart - SMS Texting Costs Are Out Of This World - This World Leicester UL (SPX) May 14, 2008 A University of Leicester space scientist has worked out that sending texts via mobile phones works out to be far more expensive than downloading data from the Hubble Space Telescope! Dr Nigel Bannister's calculations were used for the Channel 4 Dispatches programme "The Mobile Phone Rip-Off". He worked

15 May 2008

The Independent - Nurture groups: Can they prevent bad behaviour in the classroom? - a year. Paul Cooper, professor of education at Leicester University, has been evaluating their impact. "All the work seems to be suggesting that nurture groups are effective. What is important is that they seem to have a whole-school effect. Not only do children in the nurture group improve, but so do other children in school with similar

The Economic Times - Britain to get first Asian woman Lord Mayor - 800th anniversary of the Lord Mayor's office in Leicester. She will be the fifth Lord Mayor of Indian origin in Leicester, which has a large population with roots in India. She will, however, be the first Asian woman Lord Mayor anywhere in Britain. Previous Indian-origin Lord Mayors of Leicester were Piara Singh Clair (2004), Ramnik Kavia (2003),

Nanotechwire - Talk on plastics that can replicate nerves, noses & tongues - out during his postgraduate studies at the University of Leicester, where he was awarded his PhD in July 2007. Dr Mohamoud¿s lecture is open to the public and free of charge. http://www.le.ac.uk/ Other Headlines from University of Leicester ... - Talk on plastics that can replicate nerves, noses & tongues - University of Leicester team¿s

New Kerala - 'Overconfident' businesspeople most likely to fail in new ventures - Pulford and Professor Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester, in collaboration with Dr Fergus Bolger, formerly of the University of Durham, found that apprentice-style entrepreneurs, who have an overstated sense of their own abilities may jump into new business ventures with inadequate regard for the competition and the size of the market.

Scotsman - The Apprentice factor 'causes firms to fail' - Researchers at the University of Leicester believe that over-confidence – a quality common in The Apprentice contestants – explains why many new businesses ...

This is Leicestershire - SARA 'RELIEVED' TO BE FIRED FROM THE APPRENTICE - She's fired - and wannabe Apprentice Sara Dhada says she was glad to get way from the "bitching and backstabbing".

The Herald - Why Being Cocky Can Be Bad For Your Business - the real world. The study, led by academics at Leicester University, found that entrepreneurs who have "an inflated sense of their own abilities" are more likely to lose their battle to make it big in the business world. advertisement Dr Briony Pulford and Professor Andrew Colman, who conducted the study with Dr Fergus Bolger, formerly of

The Inquirer - SMS costs more than Hubble - phone companies were tucking up their punters. University of Leicester space scientist Dr Nigel Banister worked out the cost of obtaining a megabyte of data from Hubble - and compared that with the 5p cost of sending a text. He said that that texting is at least four times more expensive than transmitting data from Hubble. Basically the figures

This is Leicestershire - TIGERS NEWS: EX-SKIPPER DIES AGED 77 - 77 10:30 - 14 May 2008 Tom Bleasdale, the Leicester Tigers flanker between 1949 and 1964, has died in Florida aged 77. Bleasdale made 340 appearances for Tigers, scoring 53 tries, and played for Fylde, the Barbarians, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire and the Midlands. He skippered Leicester University and had an England trial in the

Waatea 603 AM - Researchers look at puku explosion - Group is working with British researchers from Leicester University to create a genetic screening tests. Greg Jones, the research director, says they're looking for clues in the DNA which might help understands the condition's biology and point to drugs which can treat it. He says while Maori men over 65 have about the same incidence of the

Pharma Asia - New Research Aims to Eliminate Streptococcus Infections PharmaAsia.com: A Leading Resource For The Pharmaceutical Industry - of Oral & Dental Science; Aras Kadioglu, University of Leicester and Nicklas Strömberg, Umeå University. The first results are due to be presented internationally in June 2008. Related Industry Links Pharmaceutical Society of Hong Kong (China) Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India International Pharmaceutical

All Headline News - British Scientist Finds Texting Costlier Than Sending Data From Hubble Telescope To Earth - to Earth. Dr. Nigel Bannister from the University of Leicester in England calculated that one megabyte of SMS texting costs $730.63 to transmit based on U.K. rates. Hubble transmissions cost between $17.27 to $165 per megabyte based on NASA data. One megabyte of SMS consists of 7,490 text messages each containing 160 characters. Bannister used

irishhealth - No improvement in premature survival rates - babies have been reached. The team from the University of Leicester examined the survival of all babies born before 26 weeks' gestation who were alive at the onset of labour in a particular region in the UK over two periods of time - 1994-1999 and 2000-2005. This involved 16 hospitals with over 55,000 births a year. The researchers found that

PC Advisor - Text messaging more expensive than space exploration - Here's the science bit. According to University of Leicester space scientist Dr Nigel Banister, yer average SMS text costs a mighty 5p. It will set you back an apparently even more mighty 85 to obtain a megabyte of data from the Hubble which is 595km (370 miles) from earth. You can only text message up to 160 characters from your phone. With

The Economic Times - Overconfident businesspeople most likely to fail in new ventures

Web India - 'Overconfident' businesspeople most likely to fail in new ventures

The Innovations Report - Businesspeople who are too sure of their abilities are less savvy entrepreneurs: new study

Popular Mechanics - Texting Now 4 Times More Expensive Than Hubble Data, Researcher Says - Popular Mechanics - send just one megabyte (MB). According to the University of Leicester detector physicist, NASA stated that it costs just $17 per MB to download transmissions from the Hubble Space Telescope-at most. From there, Bannister made some "conservative assumptions" to account for "the cost of ground stations and the time of the personnel along the way."

iTnews Australia - Sending SMS costs four times more than receiving data from Hubble - space.. The shocking accusation was made by University of Leicester academic Dr Nigel Bannister, and formed the basis of Channel 4's Dispatches programme The Mobile Phone Rip-Off. Dr Bannister worked out that sending texts via mobile phones works out to be far more expensive than downloading data from the Hubble Space Telescope. The calculations

Kerala Next - Mobile phone texts more expensive than space data...

The Innovations Report - TXTING COSTS R $£&+%$*&!

Space Mart - SMS Texting Costs Are Out Of This World

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rediff.com - Can social networking help settle you in college?

Scotsman.com - A bottle of house red please. Oh, and some Hendrix to go with it - harvest, researchers at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University have concluded that music stimulates or "primes" specific areas in the brain relating to taste. Having convinced 250 of the capital's students to take part in a sampling session, Professor Adrian North, head of the university's department of applied psychology, discovered that if they were

14 May 2008

24dash - Screening for diabetes potentially cost-effective for UK - A new University of Leicester study reveals that screening people who are at risk of developing diabetes could be a cost-effective health policy and improve ...

Loughborough News - UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER SEEKS BUSINESS LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALS ... - Leicester University, ranked in the top 10 for research impact in England, is planning to stage a festival demonstrating exciting and innovative ...

Mobile Entertainment - SMS 'more expensive than Hubble Telescope' - The Register reports on research carried out by Dr Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester in the UK. Using some pretty simple ...

Register - SMS costs more than using Hubble Space Telescope - "Hubble is by no means a cheap mission," says Dr Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester. "But mobile phone text costs are ...

Science Daily - When Following The Leader Can Lead Into The Jaws Of Death - The study was carried out at the University of Leicester, by Ashley JW Ward now at the University of Sydney and in collaboration with David JT Sumpter of ...

This is London - Now senior Tories back bid to slash 'social abortions' from 24 weeks to 20 - A study led by Professor David Field, of the University of Leicester, found survival rates for babies born before 24 weeks had not improved significantly in the last 12 years. Despite advances in medical care, only one in five babies born at 23 weeks survived to be discharged from hospital. None of those born at 22 weeks survived. But Labour

The Daily Mail - Now senior Tories back bid to slash 'social abortions' from 24 weeks to 20

News Blaze - Talk on Plastics That Can Replicate Nerves, Noses & Tongues - in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester. His current research involves metal deposition using ionic liquids (solventless liquids of mixed ions). This lecture will be based on work carried out during his postgraduate studies at the University of Leicester, where he was awarded his PhD in July 2007. Dr Mohamoud's lecture on

PhysOrg.com - When following the leader can lead into the jaws of death - it alone. The study was carried out at the University of Leicester, by Ashley J. W. Ward now at the University of Sydney and in collaboration with David J. T. Sumpter of Uppsala University; Iain D. Couzin of Princeton University; Paul J. B. Hart of the University of Leicester and Jens Krause of the University of Leeds. It is published in the

PhysOrg.com - Businesspeople Who Are Too Sure Of Their Abilities Are Less Savvy Entrepreneurs: New Study - Pulford and Professor Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester, in collaboration with Dr Fergus Bolger, formerly of the University of Durham. The results are published in the journal Experimental Psychology (Volume 55, No. 2, 2008). They set up a ¿game¿ that simulated market conditions. Participants stood to gain capital, or make a loss, based

ABC News - The Cell Phone "Rip-Off" - Nigel Bannister, a lecturer in physics at the University of Leicester. You can see his calculations in a release HERE. I wouldn't dare to compare American cell phone bills to British ones (don't they have package deals the way we do?), but quoting the university: "'The maximum size for a text message is 160 characters, which takes 140 bytes

Sky News - Mobile Phone Texts Cost More Than Data From Hubble Space Telescope - Dr Nigel Bannister, a space scientist from Leicester University, did the calculations to show how costly mobile phones are and to defend the money spent on space programmes. "The bottom line is texting is at least four times more expensive than transmitting data from Hubble - and is likely to be substantially more than that," Dr Bannister

Yahoo! News - Overconfidence Ensures Failure in Business - Briony Pulford, a psychologist at the University of Leicester in England , "with the inevitable result that new business startups tend to exceed market capacity, and many new businesses fail within a few years." Pulford and her colleagues set up a game that simulated market conditions. Participants stood to gain capital or see a loss based on

ScienceDaily - When Following The Leader Can Lead Into The Jaws Of Death - it alone. The study was carried out at the University of Leicester, by Ashley J. W. Ward now at the University of Sydney and in collaboration with David J. T. Sumpter of Uppsala University; Iain D. Couzin of Princeton University; Paul J. B. Hart of the University of Leicester and Jens Krause of the University of Leeds. Dr Ward, formerly of the

EurekAlert - Businesspeople who are too sure of their abilities are less savvy entrepreneurs: New study - Pulford and Professor Andrew Colman of the University of Leicester, in collaboration with Dr Fergus Bolger, formerly of the University of Durham. The results are published in the journal Experimental Psychology (Volume 55, No. 2, 2008). They set up a ¿game¿ that simulated market conditions. Participants stood to gain capital, or make a loss, based

vnunet.com - Boffin slams 'astronomical' SMS costs - are pretty astronomical Dr Nigel Bannister University of Leicester A UK space scientist has claimed that sending a text message is at least four times more expensive than receiving scientific data from space. The shocking accusation was made by University of Leicester academic Dr Nigel Bannister, and formed the basis of Channel 4's Dispatches

Web India - Can Facebook, MySpace help new students settle into university? - and her colleagues hope to establish how Leicester students are using Facebook as part of their social and learning experience and whether joining the University's Facebook network before they come to Leicester helpss students to settle down more easily to university life. As part of the project, researchers will also be looking to see if there is

New Kerala - Can Facebook, MySpace help new students settle into university?

Medical News Today - International Study Of Animal Behaviour Has Important Implications For Human Decision-Making - it alone. The study was carried out at the University of Leicester, by Ashley J. W. Ward now at the University of Sydney and in collaboration with David J. T. Sumpter of Uppsala University; Iain D. Couzin of Princeton University; Paul J. B. Hart of the University of Leicester and Jens Krause of the University of Leeds. It is published in the

EurekAlert - When following the leader can lead into the jaws of death

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New Kerala - Mobile phone texts more expensive than space data

Web India - Mobile phone texts more expensive than space data

Ottawa Citizen - Great Danes - on earth -- as a widely publicized study by the University of Leicester found in 2006 -- the Garden of Mythology comes to mind. After all, an airport garden, in a country that is dreary for much of the year, is fundamentally human. When the sun finally comes out, people have a heightened sense of well-being. The study was done by Adrian White, a

Universe Today - Scientist Says Texting is More Expensive Than Downloading From Hubble - Space Telescope. Dr. Nigel Bannister from the University of Leicester looked at the cost of obtaining a megabyte of data from Hubble and compared it with the cost of sending a text. His calculations? â¿¿The bottom line is texting is at least 4 times more expensive than transmitting data from Hubble, and is likely to be substantially more than

The Innovations Report - Engineer to spearhead research into cell metabolism and medical injuries

Human Molecular Genetics - Stoichiometric imbalance in the receptor complex contributes to dysfunctional BMPR-II mediated signalling in pulmonary arterial hypertension -- Nasim et al. 17 (11): 1683 - London SE1 9RT, UK 2 Department of Genetics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK 3 Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK * To whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel: +44 2071889505; Fax: +44 2071882585; Email: talat.nasim{at}genetics.kcl.ac.uk (T.N.); Tel: +44 2071887994; Fax: +44 2071888050; Email:

13 May 2008

Science Centric - Talk on plastics that can replicate nerves, noses and tongues - He is now a post-doctoral researcher in the Scionix laboratory in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leicester. His current research involves ...

TG Daily - Cellphone texting more expensive than downloading data from Hubble - However, Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester came up with an interesting idea to compare the cost of text messages – he ...

Discover Magazine - RU Serious? Text Messaging Is More Expensive Than Downloading Data ... - Dr. Nigel Bannister, a space expert at the University of Leicester, compared the cost of sending a text message with the cost of obtaining a megabyte (MB) ...

Conde Nast Portfolio - Is Text Messaging a Rip-Off? - Making the rounds today: A University of Leicester scientist estimates that the cost of sending a text message is over four times the price of downloading ...

24dash - Businesspeople who are too sure of their abilities are less savvy ... - Research led by the University of Leicester, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, has shown that overconfidence among businesspeople is a ...

ITProPortal - Text Messaging Costs More Than Receiving Data From Hubble - Nigel Bannister, who works at the University of Leicester, calculated that the average cost per megabyte, using an SMS as a benchmark, cost £374.49. ...

Bedfordshire On Sunday - Policeman`s admirable Wil to succeed - ...Wil Taylor Wil Taylor decided to join the force after being mugged at knifepoint by three men during his student days at Leicester University. In November 2003 he joined Bedfordshire Police as a patrol officer and all was going well until January 14 last year. While...

Times Online - East Midlands Universities Air Squadron - ...Squadron Leader I G Kirkby RAF, the Commanding Officer presided. Professor C I Postlethwaite FREng Pro Vice Chancellor Leicester University, Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire, Steve Green and senior academic members of the affiliated universities and members of the...

Sheffield Star - Rail users targeted in promotion campaign - ...people a year are expected to see the new One Leicester signs between tracks at the station. De Montfort University, the University of Leicester, Highcross Leicester shopping centre, Curve Theatre and Leicester Sound are among the sponsors. ...

Bexhill Observer - Rail users targeted in promotion campaign

Science a Gogo -Cell Phones More Expensive Than Hubble Space Comms - Dr Nigel Bannister, from the University of Leicester, made the calculations for the UK television program The Mobile Phone Rip-Off. To arrive at his finding ...

Softpedia - Space Science Data Transmission Four Times Cheaper than SMS - SMS costs are astronomical, literally - SMS is cheap? Check this out. According to University of Leicester space scientist Dr Nigel Bannister, sending a message via SMS is more expensive than downloading data on the Hubble Space Telescope. To be more exact, it¿s about four times more expensive to send a text message ¿ which by the way costs only 5 pennies ¿ than downloading one megabyte

TG Daily - Cellphone texting more expensive than downloading data from Hubble - Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester came up with an interesting idea to compare the cost off text messages ¿ he compared it to downloading data from the Hubble space telescope. Based on the UK market, he took a cost of 5 pence per SMS and assumed that a user would always use the full capacity of each message ¿ 160

EurekAlert - Face-to-face or Facebook? - networking sites help new students settle into university? Can online networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, help new students settle into university social and academic life and minimise the chance of them withdrawing from their courses? Researchers at the University of Leicester are now looking for first-year University of Leicester

PhysOrg.com - Face-to-face or Facebook?

The Hindu - Texting costlier than transmitting data from Hubble - Space Telescope. Calculations made by the University of Leicester's expert Nigel Bannister, who worked out the cost of obtaining a megabyte of data from Hubble and compared that with the five pence cost of sending a text, were used for the Channel 4 Dispatches programme "The Mobile Phone Rip-Off". Bannister said: "The bottom line is texting is

EurekAlert - Texting costs are 'out of this world'

PhysOrg.com - Space scientist says texting is four times more expensive than receiving scientific data from space

The Times of India - Data from Hubble cheaper than texting

Cellular News - SMS's More Expensive Than Messaging the Hubble Space Telescope

This is London - No scientific case for cutting abortion limit, says Health minister - The study, led by Professor David Field of the University of Leicester, found that, while survival rates had improved significantly at 24 and 25 weeks gestation, there had been no change at 22 and 23 weeks. Labour rebels hoping to defeat the Government's controversial plans for embryo research were given a boost yesterday after concerns were

The Daily Mail - More than two thirds of MPs back controversial goverment amendments on embryo research

This is London - More than two thirds of MPs back controversial goverment amendments on embryo research

SourceUK.net - Creating an Adult Autism Strategy - It will be taken forward by Prof. Brugha at the University of Leicester, in conjunction with a team of research experts including Research Autism and Prof Baron-Cohen of the Autism Research Centre, and will report in 2009 . This work, including research into transitions, is being commissioned & funded jointly with the Department for Children,

Medical News Today - Research Into Cell Metabolism And Medical Injuries To Be Spearheaded By Engineer - Professional: Article Opinions: 0 posts A University of Leicester engineer has won a share of grants totalling over £1m to target lung injury and cancer. In an unusual move, Dr. Declan Bates, a senior lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, is co-recipient of £1,068,000 in the form of just two research

Science Daily - Texting Costs In UK Are 'Out Of This World' - ScienceDaily (May 12, 2008) — A University of Leicester space scientist has worked out that sending texts via mobile phones in the United Kingdom works out ...

guardian.co.uk - Grass pollen - it's not the only thing giving you hayfever - But "for people who are allergic now, it's actually trees," says Catherine Pashley, a University of Leicester research associate in aerobiology who also ...

Scenta.co.uk - £1 million into medical research - Led by Dr. Declan Bates, a senior lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, he describes how the two different fields are ...

12 May 2008

New York Times - Costs of Text Messaging vs. Space Transmissions - Turn to Nigel Bannister, a space scientist at the University of Leicester in Britain, who has concluded that sending a mundane, ubiquitous text message ...

24dash - Face-to-face or Facebook? - Researchers at the University of Leicester are now looking for first-year University of Leicester students who use Facebook to help their pioneering ...

Times Online - Dawn Primarolo says lower abortion limit could mislead parents - new study, led by Professor David Field of the University of Leicester, found that, while survival rates had improved significantly at 24 and 25 weeks of gestation, there had been no change at 22 and 23 weeks. No babies born in the Trent region at 22 weeks survived at all during the study. At 23 weeks, 18 per cent of those admitted to intensive

Scotsman.com - Dani Garavelli: Time for change

Scotland on Sunday - Dani Garavelli: Time for change

This is Leicestershire - <http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=132384&command=displayContent&sourceNode=133130&contentPK=20588129&folderPk=77458&pNodeId=133088>`__ - newly-published research, carried out in Leicester, that shows the survival rates of babies born at 22 and 23 weeks has not improved in more than a decade. Professor David Field, of the University of Leicester, who carried out the study, said the findings show "the limits of viability for the survival of premature babies have been reached." Prof

11 May 2008

Scotsman - New setback to lowering abortion limit - Professor David Field and colleagues from the University of Leicester studied all babies born before 26 weeks in the Trent health region – serving a ...

Scotland on Sunday - Dani Garavelli: Time for change - been reached," said Professor David Field of Leicester University. These figures, however, may be influenced by the fact that doctors don't believe those born before 23 weeks will make it, and so are less likely to resuscitate them. As far back as 1987, James Elgin Gill, of Ottawa, survived, despite being born at just 21 weeks and five days â¿¿ so

This is Leicestershire -GREAT PLATFORM TO PROMOTE CITY - to the city by signs bearing the new logo One Leicester. The images at Leicester railway station aim to promote the city and its attractions. Highcross Leicester, Curve, the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Leicester Sound and Invest Leicestershire all feature on the signs. Up to about 4.8 million commuters and visitors could see

News-Medical.Net - University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism

Rehab Management - Survival improved for some extremely premature babies in UK

10 May 2008

EurekAlert - Engineer to spearhead research into cell metabolism and medical ... - A University of Leicester engineer has won a share of grants totalling over £1m to target lung injury and cancer. In an unusual move, Dr. Declan Bates, ...

Political Gateway - Study little help for anti-abortion group - have been pushed back. But David Field of the University of Leicester, who led the study, said he believes it shows the opposite. "The limits of viability for the survival of premature babies have been reached," he said. Submit to Save This Page to Del.ICIO.US Copyright Political Gateway 2006(C) Copyright United Press International

Times Online - John Hopkins | Times Online Obituary - later. He was awarded an honorary MA by the University of Leicester for services to antiquarian scholarship. The society's statutes were changed to allow him to become a Fellow (previously employees had been banned) and in 1983, to mark 50 years' devoted service, he was given the society's only silver medal. He was also

Interest! Alert - No Improvement in Survival Rates for Extremely Premature Babies - Professor David Field and colleagues from the University of Leicester examined the survival of all babies born before 26 weeks' gestation who were alive at the onset of labour, in the Trent health region of the UK, between 1994-9 and 2000-5. The study involved 16 hospitals with over 55 000 births a year. The researchers found that despite over

MSNBC.com - Very premature baby survival not improving - David Field, professor of neonatal medicine at Leicester University and lead author of the study, said medical advances that had aided older babies had failed to assist the younger ones. "Doing exactly the same thing for these more immature babies doesn't seem to have made any difference at all," he said. "It's as if there is some maturity effect

This is Leicestershire - - geological tour will take place, as part of the University of Leicester's 50th anniversary programme, on Saturday, May 24. Members of the public can take part in the walk at Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford, and listen to geologists from the university talking about some of the most significant outcrops. Tour leader Dr Dickson Cunningham, a

Independent Radio News - Baby study backs abortion law - The findings, from research carried out at the University of Leicester, back up those of a large-scale Epicure study published last month. That study found no improvement in survival rates for births before 24 weeks in the past decade. However, both studies noted improved figures for babies born at 24 and 25 weeks gestation. According to the

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BBC Online - Typical City - telling me, years ago, that an undergraduate at Leicester University had a done a dissertation on the performance of all the country's professional football clubs. He factored in the size of the city or town in which the club was based, average attendance, money spent on transfers etc and then looked at progress in cup competitions and final league

EurekAlert - University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism - Contact: Professor Brugha 01-162-584-395 University of Leicester University of Leicester to lead audit of adults with autism The University of Leicester is leading on a national study to calculate the number of adults with autism, it has been announced today. Professor Terry Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Health Sciences is spearh

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - Wannabe astronaut joins the space Trace - Peterborough Today - for the Physics and Astronomy Department at Leicester University. But she still comes back to see her friends and family in the city most weekends and recently maried her husband Robert at the cathedral. And it came as no surprise to her childhood pals that she her ddream of heading into space still burned strongly. She added: "When I signed up to

Home Health Care Dealer Provider - Survival improved for some extremely premature babies in UK - lead author Dr. David J. Field, from the University of Leicester, and colleagues state. "Large improvements in the survival to discharge of admitted babies born at 24 and 25 weeks in the most recent time period suggest that a blanket policy of not resuscitating these infants is inappropriate." But while more infants born at 23 weeks were admitted

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BBC Online - Early baby survival 'unchanged' - The BMJ research, by a team at the University of Leicester, compared babies born between 22 and 26 weeks of pregnancy in the Trent region between 1994-1999 and 2000-2005. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Professor David Field says his results are not surprising Just under 500 babies were born in each period.

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Mars Daily - Testing Times For Robotic Explorers On Mars - group of scientists, led by Derek Pullan of the University of Leicester, used robotic explorer instruments to examine rocks. To make their tests as realistic as possible, the researchers collected rock samples similar to what we'd find on Mars and then studied them with high-tech equipment. The instruments - which included a camera, microscope,

24dash - War, ethics and justice in a post 9/11 world - speaker will be Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, from the University of Warwick. Other speakers will include Shlomo Shpiro (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Daniel Conway (Loughborough University); Adrian Hyde-Price and Rob Johnson (University of Bath); Peter Lawler and Cristina Masters (University of Manchester); and Thomas Moore (University of Westminster).

GMTV - Join singer Amy Macdonald for a live webcast on May 13, 2008 - Edinburgh SOLD OUT - Queens Hall 15.05.2008 - Leicester - University 16.05.2008 - Leeds - University 18.05.2008 - Oxford - Carling Academy 19.05.2008 - Norwich - UEA 20.05.2008 - London - Shepherds Bush Empire SOLD OUT 22.05.2008 - Manchester - Academy 23.05.2008 - Glasgow - Academy 24.05.2008 - Glasgow - Academy 27.05.2008 - Dublin - Academy

This is Leicestershire - HEART DISEASE RESEARCH BOOST - 10:30 - 08 May 2008 Scientists in Leicester have received a cash boost to help their research into heart disease. They hope the money, which will pay for a new study, will lead to hundreds of lives being saved in the city each year. A team at the University of Leicester will look at how blood vessels become inflamed in patients suffering heart

9 May 2008

Virginia Gazette - Fanatical, yes, but not insane - times, the use of suicide attacks has been associated almost exclusively with desperate causes, said Andrew Silke, a forensic psychologist at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom who has studied terrorism. German pilots resorted to ramming their planes into bridges on the Eastern Front in

Nature.com - Premature baby survival rates - The work was done by David Field and colleagues from the University of Leicester, and was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). ...

ITV.com - Baby study backs abortion law - The findings, from research carried out at the University of Leicester, back up those of a large-scale Epicure study published last month. ...

Channel 4 News - Adults with autism to be counted - The research is being led by a team from the University of Leicester. A recent survey by the National Autistic Society revealed 63% of adults with autism ...

Times Online - Premature baby study stokes row on abortion - The limits of viability for the survival of premature babies appear to have been reached, a team from the University of Leicester has concluded. ...

In the News - 'No rise' in survival rates for very premature babies - Researchers from the University of Leicester say their findings suggest the limits of viability for the survival of premature babies have been reached. ...

Channel 4 News - Early baby survival 'not improving' - Professor David Field and colleagues from the University of Leicester examined the survival of all babies born before 26 weeks' gestation who were alive at ...

Mirror - Very premature baby survival not improving - David Field, professor of neonatal medicine at Leicester University and lead author of the study, said medical advances that had aided older babies had ...

e Gov Monitor - Department of Health announces Adult Autism Srategy - Brugha at the University of Leicester, in conjunction with a team of research experts including Research Autism and Prof Baron-Cohen of the Autism Research ...

Spiked - The truth about the 'surveillance society' - A research team at the University of Leicester conducted a study of 14 CCTV surveillance systems for the Home Office, and found that in only one area could ...

Medwire News - A- and B-type natriuretic peptide combination adds prognostic in - ...this way allows more accurate risk stratification than measurement of existing clinical characteristics, report Sohail Khan (University of Leicester, UK) and team. The researchers explain that measuring MR-proANP involves detecting midregional epitopes of the prohormone of...

View London - 'No rise' in survival rates for very premature babies - ...rates of babies born before 24 weeks of pregnancy in the past 12 years, a new study claims today. Researchers from the University of Leicester say their findings suggest the limits of viability for the survival of premature babies have been reached. The time span of 24...

Reuters UK - Very premature baby survival not improving - ...for babies born at 22 and 23 weeks had not changed during the 12 years covered. David Field, professor of neonatal medicine at Leicester University and lead author of the study, said medical advances that had aided older babies had failed to assist the younger ones. 'Doing...

The Scotsman - New setback to lowering abortion limit - ...claim, with the researchers concluding the limit of viability had been reached.Professor David Field and colleagues from the University of Leicester studied all babies born before 26 weeks in the Trent health region - serving a population of around 4.6 million - between...

Daily Telegraph - Bank of England: The nine people who set UK interest rates - ...by the Chancellor With the consensus decision? One out of five times Length of service on MPC: 1 year, 11 months Education: University of Leicester, University of Wales, and University of London When he`s not working he...writes books and plays golf Comment: The king dove....

BBC News - Early baby survival 'unchanged' - ...available for premature babies mean it cannot remain at 24 weeks. Care unchanged The BMJ research, by a team at the University of Leicester, compared babies born between 22 and 26 weeks of pregnancy in the Trent region between 1994-1999 and 2000-2005. Just under 500...

Medical News Today - Survival Of Extremely Premature Babies Is Not Improving With Modern Medicine - Professor David Field and colleagues from the University of Leicester observed the survival of all babies born before 26 weeks of gestation who were still alive when labor began. The subjects came from the Trent health region of the UK, between the in the time spans 1994-1999 and 2000-2005, in 16 different hospitals with over 55,000 births each

The Independent - Abortion: the battle lines are drawn - at 22 weeks. Professor David Field, of the University of Leicester, who led the study, said there was a "lack of evidence" to support the claim that the current limit for abortion should be lowered because of continued improvements in medical care. "The limits of viability for the survival of premature babies have been reached," he said. The

Softpedia - Beagle 2 Could Have Settled the Argument of 'Life on Mars' - Robots could make first contact before humans do - investigations made by Derek Pullan of the University of Leicester by using the same instruments carried by the Beagle 2 on rock samples here on Earth, revealed that the British probe would have been capable of distinguishing between a rock and a bacteria. The rock samples used in the experiment were similar to those regularly found on Mars and

Pharmaceutical Marketing - Department of Health to fund autism study - and met.â¿¿ A research team operating from Leicester University is expected to make a full report in 2009. Date published: 08/05/2008

Yahoo! UK & Ireland - Very premature baby survival not improving - David Field, professor of neonatal medicine at Leicester University and lead author of the study, said medical advances that had aided older babies had failed to assist the younger ones. "Doing exactly the same thing for these more immature babies doesn't seem to have made any difference aat all," he said. "It's as if there is some maturity

Yahoo! News - Alien Life-Searching Techniques Tested

24dash - War, ethics and justice in a post 9/11 world - justice in a post 9/11 world Conference at University of Leicester on 9 June One of the first conferences to explore in an integrated way historical questions and theories of war and justice together with recent issues... Published in Central Government , Education Comment on this? Barnet Council's successful child weight loss programmes seek

24dash - Number of adults with autism to be counted for first time - The research is being led by a team from the University of Leicester. A recent survey by the National Autistic Society revealed 63% of adults with autism feel they do not get enough support. The charity has welcomed the new study. Chief executive Mark Lever said: "We warmly welcome today's announcement from the Department of Health .

Yahoo! UK & Ireland - Study to assess adult autism - of funding for the project, to be led by the University of Leicester. Research suggests that around one in every 100 children suffers from the condition but very little is known about how many adults do. Some fear that as a result, many sufferers are being wrongly diagnosed as having mental health problems or learning difficulties, while others

BBC Online - Adults with autism to be audited - or not acknowledged at all. Academics at the University of Leicester will lead the research which will include a study of a sample of the adult population - a sort of mini census . Their challenge will be to find some way of taking account of those adults who have not been diagnosed to achieve as much accuracy as possible. Once the work is

News-Medical.Net - Department of Health announces adult autism strategy - It will be taken forward by Prof. Brugha at the University of Leicester, in conjunction with a team of research experts including Research Autism and Prof Baron-Cohen of the Autism Research Centre, and will report in 2009. This work, including research into transitions, is being commissioned and funded jointly with the Department for Children,

8 May 2008

The Press Association - Adults with autism to be counted - The research is being led by a team from the University of Leicester. A recent survey by the National Autistic Society revealed 63% of adults with autism ... See all stories on this topic

Telegraph.co.uk - Survival rate for premature babies fails to improve - The University of Leicester research, published in the British Medical Journal, comes as both sides of the abortion debate are tabling amendments to the ...

MSNBC - Are the rovers cut out to detect alien life? - Hoping to answer this question, a group of scientists led by Derek Pullan of the University of Leicester used robotic explorer instruments to examine rocks ...

24dash - War, ethics and justice in a post 9/11 world - ... justice together with recent issues raised by the ‘war on terror’ and the war in Iraq will take place at the University of Leicester on Monday 9th June. ...

ePolitix - Study to assess adult autism - Care services minister Ivan Lewis on Thursday announced £500000 of funding for the project, to be led by the University of Leicester. ...

MedIndia - Role of a Key Protein in Fighting Meningitis Found - ... a protein called Properdin," said Dr Cordula Stover, of the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester. ...

Astrobiology Magazine - Testing Times for Robotic Explorers - Hoping to answer this question, a group of scientists, led by Derek Pullan of the University of Leicester, used robotic explorer instruments to examine ...

This is Leicestershire - CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IS 'OVERUSED' - Imprisonment, Crime and Child Poverty, at the University of Leicester tomorrow. It is part of the Department of Criminology's Scarman Lecture Series, which aims to get influential and thought-provoking commentators discuss a range of issues relating to crime and justice. It will take place at 5pm in the Ken Edwards Building, at the university.

The Statesman - More dangerous - compared to current fossil fuel use. At the University of Leicester, researchers punctured the claim of the biofuel lobby that palm oil helps fight global warming, especially when plantations are raised in tropical peats-swamps or moors. They showed that producing a tonne of palm oil on peats generates 15 to 70 tonnes of CO2 over 25 years due to

This is Leicestershire - INDIAN DELEGATION TO VISIT LEICESTER - members of Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, Leicester Shire Economic Partnership, Leicester City Council and the University of Leicester. The trade mission was seen as successful after a number of trade links were formed, including one between the University of Leicester and Sarvajanik Education Society, who are to jointly create a masters

Web India - New discovery on vital protein's role in fighting meningitis - May 07, 2008 3:23:36 PM IST Researcher at University of Leicester has discovered how a protein in the blood - linked to defence against meningitis - plays a more vital role than previously understood in the body's immune defence system. The study also reveals that the same protein, Properdin can also harm internal organs under certain

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The Innovations Report - New discovery on role of vital protein that fights meningitus - fights meningitus next article 06.05.2008 A University of Leicester researcher has discovered how a protein in the blood ¿ linked to defence against meningitis - plays a more vital role than previously understood in the body¿s immune defence system. The published research has helped to advance medical understanding of how the body defends

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Science Centric - Mental time travel by animals - ... research into how (and whether) animals and birds recall the past and imagine the future in this year's Sluckin Lecture at the University of Leicester. ...

7 May 2008

TopNews - New discovery on vital protein’s role in fighting meningitis - Washington, May 7 : Researcher at University of Leicester has discovered how a protein in the blood – linked to defence against meningitis - plays a more ...

DailyIndia.com - New discovery on vital protein's role in fighting meningitis - Washington, May 7: Researcher at University of Leicester has discovered how a protein in the blood - linked to defence against meningitis - plays a more ...

Loughborough News - MENTAL TIME TRAVEL BY ANIMALS - ... into how - and whether - animals and birds recall the past and imagine the future in this year's Sluckin Lecture at the University of Leicester. ...

Leicester Mercury - 'MY DREAM IS TO GO INTO SPACE' - Tracey, 29, an astrophysicist at the University of Leicester, said: "I have goosebumps whenever anything to do with space comes on the television or they ...

Leicester Mercury - SOLDIERS IN TOUR OF DUTY - Martyn Cook, spokesman for the 2nd Battalion and former University of Leicester student, said: "We will all be in place at the beginning of June."

This is Leicestershire - TOP SCIENTIST GIVES LECTURE - the world" is to give a public lecture in Leicester. Professor Ken Pounds, emeritus professor of space physics at the University of Leicester, is a UK pioneer of space science. He is founder of the space programme at the University of Leicester - now among the biggest academic space research centres in Europe. Tomorrow, Prof Pounds will deliver

The Independent - The Big Question: Are CCTV cameras a waste of money in the fight against crime? - for the Home Office in 2004 by a team from Leicester University, headed by Professor Martin Gill. They examined 14 CCTV systems, and found that only one had really cut crime. That was in a car park. The others, they concluded "had no overall effect on crime." What about the processing of CCTV when a crime occurs? There are problems here too,

Drug Discovery and Development - New Discovery on Role of Protein that Fights Meningitis - Drug Discovery & Development - May 06, 2008 A University of Leicester researcher has discovered how a protein in the blood linked to defence against meningitis plays a more vital role than previously understood in the bodyâ¿¿s immune defence system. The published research has helped to advance medical understanding of how the body defends against

This is Leicestershire - KEY TEAMS ARE STRENGTHENED - solicitor Lindsay Wheatcroft has joined the Leicester office of law firm Howes Percival. Lindsay, 27, studied law at Leicesteer University before majoring in company and commercial cases at Harvey Ingram. Lindsay, who grew up in the Peak District but now lives in Leicester, said: "It was the right time for a move and Howes Percival has such a

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PharmaLive.com - New Discovery On Role of Vital Protein That Fights Meningitis - Role of Vital Protein That Fights Meningitis University of Leicester research assigns hitherto unappreciated importance to protein of the body's immune defence system LEICESTER, England, May 6, 2008-A University of Leicester researcher has discovered how a protein in the blood - linked to defence against meningitis - plays a more vital role

This is Leicestershire - CITY SET FOR NEW HEALTH NETWORK - of pain management and anaesthesia at the University of Leicester, and Dr Azhar Farooqi, a GP and senior lecturer in health science at the university. Prof Rowbotham said: "This will have real benefits to the healthcare of the patients in our area." Have your say... Use these boxes to tell us what you think. Your comment will be published

Episcopal News Service - Colonial legacies, Anglican identities addressed at pioneering conference in Manchester - of English Literature and American Studies at University of Manchester; and Steven Shakespeare, Anglican chaplain at Liverpool Hope University, England. Duggan hopes the conference will be the start of a more intentional critique of colonial theologies and ecclesiologies "to break down barriers between theologians and hierarchies; to collect

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Northampton Chronicle & Echo - University and police fight crime - Forensic researchers at the University of Leicester and Northamptonshire Police are developing new ways to capture criminals. The collaboration between the ...

6 May 2008

Science Daily - New Discovery On Role Of Vital Protein That Fights Meningitis - ScienceDaily (May 6, 2008) — A University of Leicester researcher has discovered how a protein in the blood -- linked to defence against meningitis - plays ...

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This is Leicestershire - SCHOLARSHIP WILL HONOUR SCIENCE DEAN - A new scholarship has been announced by a city university in memory of a former member of staff. The Will Light Scholarship, named after the former head of mathematics, dean of science and pro vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, will be launched at the start of the next academic year. It will offer 3,000 to one exceptional British or

Dallas Morning News - Thomson Reuters/King's College London Survey Explores U.K. Research Community's Concerns About New Research Excellence Framework - studies presented by King's College London, the University of Leicester and the University of Southampton showcased these universities' experiences with systems and processes for research evaluation in the context of the RAE 2008, illustrating the level of innovation and effort being put forth by the U.K. university community. "We were pleased

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3 May 2008

Leicester Mercury - SCIENTISTS AIMING TO COMPILE A GENETIC STUDY OF CITY - Researchers from the genetics department of the University of Leicester are looking at Y chromosomes - the part of DNA passed down from fathers to sons. ...

This is Leicestershire -HAWKING TO VISIT - living scientists will be taking part in the University of Leicester's 50th Anniversary celebrations. Professor Stephen Hawking will visit the university on May 28. The Cambridge professor, who suffers from motor neurone disease and speaks through a computer, will give the talk to a packed out 500-seat lecture theatre. Ads by Yahoo! London Llb

This is Leicestershire - LORD MAYOR TO BE BUSY - 10:30 - 30 April 2008 The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Coun Gary Hunt, has a packed programme ahead for the next few days. Tomorrow, he visits the University of Leicester and in the afternoon attends the magistrates' association annual meeting. On Friday, he is due to attend Leicester Grammar School foundation day. On Saturday, he will kick off the

This is Leicestershire - STUDENTS CREATE GOOD IMPRESSION - said: "I was impressed by the calibre of the University of Leicester students present on the course." Mandy Weston, a University of Leicester careers adviser and Tomorrow's Managers co-ordinator, said: "The energy and enthusiasm created by students and participating employers never ceases to amaze me."

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2 May 2008

Expert Voices - Team Reasoning Outweighs Traditional Game Theory - A study at Leicester University and Exeter University has found that the traditional view that decision makers only act in their own interest is incorrect – in some instances, decision makers act in the best interest of their team, ...

Loughborough News - NEW SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED IN MEMORY OF OUTSTANDING MATHEMATICIAN - A prestigious new scholarship has been announced by the University of Leicester’s Department of Mathematics in memory of an outstanding former member of ...

PR Newswire - Diamond Fields International Ltd. - Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer - U.K., and holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Leicester, U.K. Over the last fifteen years Mr. Sookun has been a Corporate Finance Executive in diverse sectors such as public utilities, agriculture, textiles, mining and real estate development in Mauritius, Mozambique and Sierra Leone. Previously Mr. Sookun was the Group Finance and

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EducationGuardian.co.uk - Subject profiles: Chemistry <http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/universityguide/subject/story/0,,2276575,00.html>`__ - Chemistry students at the University of Leicester. Photograph: Graham Turner What will I learn? There's been a lot of heated debate about the closure of university chemistry departments, but academics believe the subject remains at the heart of science and our understanding of life. With the study of composition and substances, their properties

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Loughborough News - REALISING HER DREAM - A 25 year-old MBA student with the University of Leicester School of Management decided to seize the opportunity to realise a dream to compete in the Miss ...

1 May 2008

Loughborough News - Leicester University Climbs Ratings - The University of Leicester has leapt up the rankings of a second national league table of British universities published today (May 1). ...

Loughborough News - Stephen Hawking Lecture at Leicester University - The University of Leicester will be making history on Wednesday 28th May when one of the best-known and most remarkable scientists of our time will talk on ...

Loughborough News - Employers work with University of Leicester students to enhance ... - A programme designed to develop and enhance students' employability and management skills has been successfully run at the University of Leicester in ...

Loughborough News - New Dean of Medicine - The University of Leicester today (May 1) announces that a world-class medical scientist, whose research has been recognised ‘for seminal advances in the ...

Loughborough News - Easing Child Poverty in the UK will reduce crime and pressure on ... - It will take place at 5pm in Lecture Theatre 3, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Education Guardian - University of Leicester - Leicester students certainly appear to be happy bunnies: it came joint top for teaching quality and overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey two ...

Melton Times - Commuters blast state of the railways - ...have complained that they are regularly late for work because of problems with the line.Shirley McCaugherty, who works at the University of Leicester and travels on the 8.20am said: 'It happens so often it is just unreliable. I`ve stopped buying a season ticket because it is...

This is Leicestershire - MP'S QUESTIONS - to students to find out about their concerns. Leicester South MP Peter Soulsby is holding a student surgery at the University of Leicester this Friday. Sir Peter will be available to students in the Queen's Hall, in the Percy Gee Building. The MP represents many students in his Leicester South constituency. Sir Peter said: "I wanted to organise a

New Kerala - Decision making is not all 'I, me, myself' - theory," said Professor Andrew Colman, of the University of Leicester School of Psychology, the study's lead researcher. "We carried out two experiments designed to test classical game theory against theories of team reasoning developed in the 1990s by British game theorists. According to classical game theory, decision makers invariably act in

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Times of India - Team leaders put group first: Study - In their study, a group from Leicester University and Exeter University carried out the first systematic tests of team reasoning theories by assessing two ...

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