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University of Leicester in the Media - October 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 Panicos Demetriades of the Department of Economics was interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester on 1 October, on the subject of the economic situation at present.
  • Dr Jan Zalasiewicz appeared on the Today programme on BBC Radio Four discussing his recent book, The Earth After Us. The interview, broadcast on 4th October, is available online here
  • James Treadwell of the Department of Criminology appeared on BBC Radio Five Live on 14 October, talking about street lighting, darkness and the psychology of the fear of crime.
  • On Wednesday 2nd October, Professor George Fraser was interviewed by BBC Radio Leicester and BBC News 24 on the subject of the launch of India's lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 and the University's links with the Indian Space programme.
  • Dr Jane Wellens appeared on Leicester Sound on the morning of 15 October. She discussed the results of a study into how Facebook helps freshers to settle into university life.
  • Dr John Bailey of the Department of Biology was interviewed by the Naked Scientist radio programme in Cambridge.
  • Professor Vincent Egan of the School of Psychology appeared on BBC Radio 4's Sunday Week, discussing the idea of analysing the economy in terms of having a personality disorder.
  • Professor Mark Jobling took part in a discussion for the BBC World Service's 'Discovery' program on ways of tracing ancestors. To view the discussion online, please click here .

Online News

31 October 2008

iTWire - British professor studies Jennifer Aniston. Lucky bloke! - Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, from the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, is presenting his scientific findings at a public presentation on ...

PhysOrg.com - Understanding the 'Wow Factor' - and the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, in collaboration with The Art Fund. Social anthropologist Dr Sandra Dudley, and Professor of Bioengineering Rodrigo Quian Quiroga are each facing what they admit is one of the biggest research challenges of their careers. Working with the Director of The Art Fund, Mr David Barrie,

The Lancet - Childhood outcomes after prescription of antibiotics to pregnant women with preterm rupture of the membranes: 7-year follow-up of the ORACLE I trial - Section, Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK b Health Sciences Department, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK c National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK d Academic Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK e Great Ormond Street Hospital for

Guardian Unlimited - Martin Wainwright: People - David Barrie, head of the Art Fund. He's at Leicester University next week with anthropologist Dr Sandra Dudley and brain expert Prof Rodrigo Quian Quiroga to discuss the science behind the question: Is it Art? Quiroga famously isolated the Jennifer Aniston Neuron which responds when fans see or hear the actor or her name. There's a similar neuron

30 October 2008

EurekAlert - Following the Phoenicians: Genetic methodology complements ... - ... Spain; Susan M. Adams, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, UK; Eduardo Arroyo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, ...

Nature.com - Transgenic Services Manager - The University of Leicester has an expanding scientific programme dedicated to using natural and experimental genetics to understand the role of genes in ...

Science Daily - Bumblebee Colonies Which Are Fast Learners Are Also Better Able To ... - ... learners are also better able to fight off infection, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Leicester. ...

Leicester Mercury - Jane gives university display 'wow' factor - The cast of a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is the latest eye-catching exhibit at the University of Leicester. The T rex was discovered in 2001 in Montana ...

TopNews - CRP May Not Cause Heart Disease - Heribert Schunkert, MD, director of Germany's Luebeck University Hospital and professor of cardiology at the University of Leicester, England said, ...

Bloomberg - Enzyme Linked to Inflammation Doesn't Cause Heart Risk in Study - wrote Heribert Schunkert from the University of Lubeck in Germany and Nilesh Samani from the University of Leicester in England, in an editorial. The study also bolsters the validity of CRP as a marker for heart disease, they wrote. Another study known as Jupiter will help doctors determine if CRP levels are a valid way to identify patients who

The Telegraph - Spark of Aniston cell - cells, the study by neuroscientists at the University of Leicester showed. The findings throw doubt on theories that humans process images using complex networks of brain cells. It appears that we assign individual cells to recognise faces we see regularly ¿ from television stars and politicians to close friends and family. Quian Quiroga, who led

This is Leicestershire - Quantum theory - had been "unbelievable". Professor Chapman - a University of Leicester lecturer and the author of Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films - thinks it will meet everyone's expectations. He is certain the gamble to bring in Craig - who debuted in 2006's Casino Royale - will continue to pay off. He said: "Since the Bond films

News-Medical.Net - Professor reveals the 'Jennifer Aniston neuron' - lecture on Tuesday 4 November at at the University of Leicester. Would you like to register for our weekly NO-NONSENSE Medical News Letter? At the end of each week we'll send you an email containing links to the most popular articles (by page impression) from your chosen categories that appeared on News-Medical.Net in that week. You will

Science Now - Study Clears Protein Long a Suspect in Artery Damage - But cardiologist Nilesh Samani of the University of Leicester in the UK says that the Danish group took "a fine approach" that can be applied to other ...

Times Higher Education - 'Turnaround' pays off for rising star Leicester - By John Gill The University of Leicester has been crowned University of the Year at the 2008 Times Higher Education Awards. The gala dinner in the Great ...

Independent - Education Diary: Glittering prizes and golf balls - So, congratulations to Leicester for being named University of the Year, and to the Open University for its marketing award. (Students could pay fees ...

29 October 2008

New England Journal of Medicine - Elevated C-Reactive Protein in Atherosclerosis — Chicken or Egg? - ... Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany (HS); and the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom (NJS).

Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph - No let up in war on North Northamptonshire's metal thieves - Churches also provided samples of lead when scientific support officers teamed up with the University of Leicester to find a new way of linking the ...

Telegraph.co.uk - 'Jennifer Aniston neuron' shows how we react to celebrity faces - ... Tom Cruise or Oprah Winfrey - spark a reaction in entirely different cells, the study by neuroscientists at the University of Leicester showed. ...

ScienceDaily - Revolutionary Operation Performed Live For Heart Rhythm Congress - Andre Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Leicester and a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He will use technology that allows rapid and accurate location of the origin of the heart rhythm disturbance in a 3-dimensional geometry of the heart chambers and guides successful treatment with

News.com.au - Scientists find Friends, Star Wars brain cells - Add to Kwoff What are these? RESEARCHERS at Leicester University in the UK have reportedly found brain cells devoted to Friends star Jennifer Aniston and the Star Wars character Luke Skywalker. The Daily Mail reports scientists have discovered that single brain cells leap into action when shown pictures of celebrities, suggesting that individual

News Blaze - A View to a Thrill: 'Buff Bond' Offers More Than a Quantum of Solace - to killing A film studies Professor at the University of Leicester, who has authored a book on the history of Bond films, claims the 'revisionist Bond' that Daniel Craig portrays is more sexually charged than any previous portrayal of the fictional agent. Daniel Craig's physical attributes will provide more than a Quantum of Solace to female Bond

Daily Mail - Scientists discover single brain cell dedicated to Jennifer Aniston inside woman's head - Luke Skywalker has a cell of his own. The Leicester University research, contradicts the popular theory that a large network of cells are involved in processing images of people. Instead, it appears, our brains streamline the process by devoting individual cells to store memories of specific people or places. Neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

Scientific Blogging - Jennifer Aniston Gets Neuron Named After Her - And Maybe We Get A Clue To Mind Reading - neuronâ¿¿ during a public presentation at the University of Leicester. Quiroga discovered that a remarkable type of neuron in the brain fired in an â¿¿abstractâ¿¿ manner to completely different pictures of familiar persons, for example Jennifer Aniston or Halle Berry. Â He further discovered that given the firing of these neurons, it was possible

InTheNews.co.uk - Daniel Craig's Bond 'relishes killing', professor claims - according to Professor James Chapman, of the University of Leicester's department of history of art and film. "Craig is obviously a lot more physical, even brutish, than previous Bond actors," he explains in an article published for the university's online magazine. "He plays Bond as a 'blunt instrument': he's not yet the polished article, he's

ContactMusic.Com - JAMES BOND - DANIEL CRAIG'S BOND 'RELISHES KILLING', PROFESSOR CLAIMS - according to Professor James Chapman, of the University of Leicester's department of history of art and film. "Craig is obviously a lot more physical, even brutish, than previous Bond actors," he explains in an article published for the university's online magazine. "He plays Bond as a 'blunt instrument': he's not yet the polished article, he's

The Australian - Scientists find Friends, Star Wars brain cells - By staff writers | October 29, 2008 RESEARCHERS at Leicester University in the UK have reportedly found brain cells devoted to Friends star Jennifer Aniston ...

28 October 2008

Medical News Today - Picture This? Professor Unveils Research On 'Jennifer Aniston ... - He was appointed as a Lecturer in Bioengineering at the Department of Engineering of the University of Leicester in 2004, was promoted to Reader in 2006 and ...

The Observer - When it came to the crunch, MBAs didn't help

BBC Magazine - Is James Bond loathsome?

Ottawa Citizen - What can replace asbestos? - When the European Union was considering a ban on chrysotile asbestos in 1999, researchers from the University of Leicester conducted a study on substitute ...

Neatorama - Negative Campaigning in Medieval Time - of the Centre for Tuscan Studies at the University of Leicester, published a book that argues the mural was meant as political propaganda. During the time when the fresco was likely painted, Massa Marittima was controlled by the Guelphs, who had recently expelled their rivals the Ghibellines. The black eagles flying about underneath the tree were

27 October 2008

LAS News - Fighting Dandruff and Monitoring Oceans

PhysOrg.com - Iconic T.rex to be Unveiled at University of Leicester - I hope it will really engage visitors and students alike and be a catalyst in promoting both the University of Leicester and scientific study in general. ...

Leicester Mercury - Scientists leading vital cancer research - By studying blood and bone marrow samples a scientific team led by Professor Martin Dyer at the University of Leicester has found changes in children's DNA ...

Free Internet Press - Plan To Monitor Global Warming From Space In Jeopardy - said Paul Monks, an atmospheric chemist at the University of Leicester. Kopernikus is the world's most ambitious environmental monitoring project. Led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and funded by European member states to the tune of more than ⿬1 billion, it features satellites and a network of ground stations to monitor the effects of

UTV Internet - Britain threatens plan for climate spy in space - said Paul Monks, an atmospheric chemist at the University of Leicester. Kopernikus is the world's most ambitious environmental monitoring project. Led by the European Space Agency and funded by European member states to the tune of more than 1bn, it features satellites and a network of ground stations to monitor the effects of climate change, such

Guardian Unlimited - Britain threatens to cut Kopernikus programme funding for climate spy in space

26 October 2008

By Management Science - Presentations and invited talks - Fran Ackermann gave an invited talk at Leicester University titled “Cognitive and Cause Mapping”. Jason Whalley was invited speaker at the workshop “Public and private regulation in the European telecommunications industry”, ...

The Baltimore Examiner - Collaboration Between Leicester And South Korean Scientists Explains Plants' 'Double Fertilization' Process - America: Vote for Change Collaboration Between Leicester And South Korean Scientists Explains Plants' 'Double Fertilization' Process Health News from Medical News Today - 12 hrs ago An enigma - unique to flowering plants - has been solved by researchers from the University of Leicester (UK) and POSTECH, South Korea. The discovery is reported

This is Leicestershire - Review: Zoe Rahman - Rahman solo piano Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester. Review by Chris Beggs Up-and-coming young pianist Zoe Rahman played her first ever solo piano concert to a rapt audience at a packed Richard Attenborough Centre in Leicester University. Last night the first set included a lovely rendition of These Foolish Things with bluesy flourishes

Impact Lab - Gene Behind Plant Sex Mystery'

25 October 2008

Medical News Today - Collaboration Between Leicester And South Korean Scientists ... - An enigma - unique to flowering plants - has been solved by researchers from the University of Leicester (UK) and POSTECH, South Korea. ...

Innovations Report - Biologists discover gene behind 'plant sex mystery'

24 October 2008

Venues.org.uk - Leicester Conferences wins another prestigious meetings industry ... - Leicester Conferences (the University of Leicester’s Conference Services) was celebrating in style after winning a coveted award at the MIMA (Meetings ...

Liverpool Echo - My little secret - CAR crash telly like Oprah and Big Brother can be a useful tool for society, say experts at the University of Leicester, helping people learn by others’ ...

Scientific Blogging - FBL17 Discovery - The Gene Behind 'Plant Sex Mystery'

News Blaze - Biologists Discover Gene Behind 'Plant Sex Mystery'

PhysOrg.com - Biologists discover gene behind 'plant sex mystery'

ScienceDaily - Biologists Discover Gene Behind 'Plant Sex Mystery'

23 October 2008

InTheNews.co.uk - Scientist solve 'plant sex mystery' - Twell, of the Department of Biology at the University of Leicester and Professor Hong Gil Nam of POSTECH claim to have discovered a gene that plays a critical role in allowing precursor reproductive cells to divide to form twin sperm cells. Professor Twell from the University of Leicester said: "This collaborative project has produced results that

EurekAlert - Biologists discover gene behind 'plant sex mystery' - work, in the Department of Biology at the University of Leicester is financially supported by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC). NOTE TO NEWSDESK: For interviews, please contact Professor Twell, University of Leicester Department of Biology, via: twe@le.ac.uk Or ring +44 (0)116 252 2281 Image available from:

ScienceDaily - Plant-eating Predator To Fight Superweed Is Not Magic Bullet, According To Japanese Knotweed Expert - says a world expert on Japanese knotweed at the University of Leicester. See also: Plants & Animals Endangered Plants Botany Seeds Earth & Climate Exotic Species Grassland Geography Reference Weed Weed control Square foot gardening Transgenic plants Dr John Bailey of the Department of Biology has been researching the invasive weed since the

PhysOrg.com - Sex, lies and storytelling: The sociology of talk shows

Medical News Today - Sex, Lies And Storytelling: The Sociology Of Talk Shows

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Softpedia - Complex Surgery Broadcast Live - The University of Leicester hosted the procedure - who is a senior lecturer in cardiology at the University of Leicester and a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Doctor Ng says that, apart from showing the Congress the benefits of modern technology in treating heart diseases, the broadcast of this procedure offered thorough insight on exactly how the

MENA FN - Bahrain- TIC, Gulf University ink health insurance pact - signed a co-operation agreement with Gulf University for providing healthcare coverage to university staff, faculty members and their families. Mohanned Al Anni, vice-president, general director for financial and administrative affairs at the university, said: "The insurance coverage will definitely be a motivation to our personnel. Moreover, it

Science Daily - Biologists Discover Gene Behind 'Plant Sex Mystery' - Now Professor David Twell, of the Department of Biology at the University of Leicester and Professor Hong Gil Nam of POSTECH, South Korea report the ...

조선일보(영문판) - Korean Scientist Hits Grand Slam in Academic Publication - David Twell of the Department of Biology at the University of Leicester, UK ¡°I thank my fellow professors who prize the value of academic accomplishment,¡± ...

Times Higher Education - 18 institutions to trial end of degree reports - Bob Burgess, vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, led a review into recording students' achievement that concluded that traditional ...

22 October 2008

Nursing Times - Frontline nurses should be 'primed' now against possible flu pandemic - ... patients should be given an initial injection of the H5 vaccine now to 'prime' their immune system, the team from the University of Leicester said. ...

Exchange Morning Post - Scientists unlock mystery of 'double fertilization' - An enigma – unique to flowering plants – has been solved by researchers from the University of Leicester (UK) and POSTECH, South Korea. ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Oprah Winfrey and Jeremy Kyle talk shows play useful role in society - Professor Ian Hutchby, a sociologist at the University of Leicester, claims that the shows can be cathartic for society and educational even if the ...

Town & Country Travel - Intelligent Design - that -- according to a 2006 study by the University of Leicester, in England -- the Danes are the happiest people on Earth. Whereas traveling abroad for a lesson in living stylishly seemed decadent, traveling abroad for a lesson in living contentedly seemed essential. One would be a trip; the other, I reasoned, a journey. Rachel and i arrived on

Astronomy Blog - TestTube - work at the UK Swift Science Data Centre at the University of Leicester. Tags: TestTube | video | GRB | Swift Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 21st Oct 2008 (20:40 BST) | Add a comment | Permalink Comments: ADD A COMMENT: Your email address will not be displayed on the website and will certainly not be passed on to any other

Guardian Unlimited - Geoffrey Alderman: The university degree classification system is inadequate and should be scrapped - ship of Bob Burgess (vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester) has now recommended that a "report card" be issued to each student on graduation, and some 18 universities have agreed to pilot this scheme next summer. The report card will provide a great deal more information about each student's curricular and extra-curricular activities. But

Belfast Telegraph - Universities to ditch 2:1s and pioneer new assessments

Guardian Unlimited - Report cards introduced as degree grade alternative - to mention a student's voluntary work while at university and include an assessment of their presentation skills and ability to work in a group. A graduate's involvement in a university society, such as the student radio station, could appear on the report cards if their university can validate it. Manchester, Keele, Newcastle and 15 other

The Innovations Report - Revolutionary operation performed live for heart rhythm congress

PhysOrg.com - Revolutionary operation performed live for heart rhythm congress

The Argus - Weapons of choice - toxic, radioactive dust, which a study by Leicester University has shown can spread nearly 6km and remain in the soil for more than 25 years. Other studies have linked DU to cancer, birth defects and Gulf War Syndrome. Dr Jawad Al-Ali is the Britishtrained director of oncology at Basra General Hospital in Iraq. At a conference in Japan in 2003

EurekAlert - Sex, lies and storytelling: The sociology of talk shows - New research on the manner in which people reveal their most intimate secrets on national TV talk shows will be presented at the University of Leicester on ...

21 October 2008

RxPG NEWS - Revolutionary operation performed live for heart rhythm congress - By University of Leicester, [RxPG] A revolutionary heart operation technique using cutting edge technology will be performed on Monday 20 October and ...

Medical News Today - Revolutionary Operation Performed Live For Heart Rhythm Congress - Leicester and a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He will use technology that allows rapid and accurate location of the origin of the heart rhythm disturbance in a 3-dimensional geometry of the heart chambers and guides successful treatment with the use of catheter ablation. Dr Ng said the procedure would

EurekAlert - Revolutionary operation performed live for heart rhythm congress

Scientific Blogging - Revolutionary Heart Operation Performed Live For Heart Rhythm Congress - Andre Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Leicester and a Consultant Cardiologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He will use technology that allows rapid and accurate location of the origin of the heart rhythm disturbance in a 3-dimensional geometry of the heart chambers and guides successful treatment with

BBC News - Universities try new grading plan - The trial institutions for the new Hear report will be University of Leicester; Goldsmiths, University of London; University of St Andrews; University of ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Universities to offer degree 'report cards' - Professor Bob Burgess, vice-chancellor of Leicester University, who led the review, said the existing system would "decline in importance until it should no ...

Independent - Universities say so long to 2:1s - Professor Bob Burgess, the vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, and chairman of a steering group reviewing university classifications, ... See all stories on this topic

guardian.co.uk - Students to get report cards at end of courses - Professor Robert Burgess, vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, who is leading the discussions on the report cards, said: "The UK has moved from ... See all stories on this topic

The Press Association - 'End of year reports'for students - The trial institutions are: University of Leicester; Goldsmiths, University of London; University of St Andrews; University of Manchester; ...

Times Online - Eighteen universities to issue end-of-university report on ... - The scheme comes after a report by the Burgess Group, led by Robert Burgess, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, which concluded last year ...

NewsBlaze - Revolutionary Operation Performed Live for Heart Rhythm Congress - The procedure to tackle heart rhythm disorder will be performed by Dr Andre Ng, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology at the University of Leicester and a ...

20 October 2008

Metro - If you do one thing this week... downsize your house - Sat Oct 25, Richard Attenborough Centre, University Of Leicester, Lancaster Road, off University Road, Leicester. 10am to 3.30pm, free. ...

Malaysia Sun - Modern radar technology to efficiently monitor rainforests - 2008 (ANI) Washington, October 19 : A University of Leicester professor has called for the use of modern radar technology for monitoring the rainforests. Professor Heiko Balzter, the Head of Geography at the University of Leicester in the UK, told 200 scientists and foresters at an international conference in Brazil that, "We need advanced radar

San Francisco Chronicle - Bay Area firm to offer $500 zeppelin rides - to fly. She got a degree in astrophysics at the University of Leicester and, pushed by the shortage of scientifically literate people, reasoned she could do more good work "getting great, inspiring stories about science in front of kids." She spent six years starting the National Space Center in England and at age 30, in 2003, took over Chabot

InTheNews.co.uk - Heart surgery to be performed live at convention - Dr Andre Ng, senior lecturer in cardiology at the University of Leicester, will be conducting the operation. He will use technology that allows rapid and ...

19 October 2008

Science News - How pterosaurs took flight - The leapfrogging technique is “certainly plausible,” says David Unwin, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Leicester in England. ...

Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney's eternal message crosses the religious divide - He stopped "creating art without permission" eight years ago, after rediscovering his faith at Leicester University in Britain. He says he was "blown away" ...

PhysOrg.com - University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to rainforest debate

Times Online - The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks? - A geologist at the University of Leicester, he gazes for a living into the giddy abyss of deep time, where millions of years pass like days. ...

18 October 2008

Times Online - 21st-century enterprise on mission to find new frontiers - The UK centre for satellite navigation research is at Nottingham University and Leicester University specialises in space technology. ...

RxPG NEWS - University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to ... - By University of Leicester, [RxPG] The Head of Geography at the University of Leicester has addressed an international conference in Brazil on the use of ...

Leicester Mercury - City man is arrested in cyber-crime crackdown - A fraud expert at the University of Leicester today warned that criminals are increasingly turning to hi-tech methods. Professor Martin Gill, who leads the ...

PrintAction - THREE OCTOBER MILESTONES FOR QUEBECOR WORLD - had worked since 2000. He holds a MBA from the University of Leicester in England. In other news, Quebecor World Oberlin facility in Ohio recently received an Energy Saver award from the U.S. Department of Energy for achieving more than 7.5 percent total energy savings, including a plant-wide natural gas consumption reduction by approximately

San Francisco Examiner - Looking for a real hottie? Click here--but you're better be fast - academic institutions which include Cambridge University, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the Isaac Newton Group of telescopes, Keele University, Leicester University, the Open University, Queen's University Belfast and St. Andrew's University. SuperWASP consists of two robotic observatories that operate continuously all year around,

Web India - Insect to fight weed is no magic bullet

Moldova.org - Insect to fight weed is no magic bullet

Boston Standard - Top-notch new teaching facilities are unveiled at Pilgrim Hospital - Samra, the Pilgrim's clinical education lead (Leicester University), said: "One of the reasons the Pilgrim needed this to come here is that they are the future doctors for the area." He added: "It's a dramatic step up from what they had and should significantly enhance education at Pilgrim Hospital." The facilities were officially opened by

17 October 2008

CNN International - Earth, but not as we know it - ... change with perturbations back in the deep past has always interested Zalasiewicz, a lecturer in geology at the UK's University of Leicester. ...

EurekAlert - University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to ... - The Head of Geography at the University of Leicester has addressed an international conference in Brazil on the use of modern radar technology for ...

The Post Chronicle - Insect To Fight Weed Is No Magic Bullet - a "magic bullet." Professor John Bailey of the University of Leicester, who has studied Japanese knotwood for more than 20 years, made the statement in reaction to recent plans by the government to introduce a predatory insect to combat the weed that has spread throughout the country. Bailey said predators have been successfully used to control

Times of the Internet - Insect to fight weed is no magic bullet

Web India - Facebook is university freshers' 'social glue' - Entertainment Entertainment Facebook is university freshers' 'social glue' Washington | October 16, 2008 4:11:18 PM IST For freshers, social networking site 'Facebook' is the best way to ease anxiety and loneliness during the crucial first year, shows a new study. According to the researchers at the University of Leicester, a high

WhatTheyThink.com - Quebecor World Appoints Regis President Canada Division - empowerment. Mr. Rehel holds a MBA from the University of Leicester in England. In addition to Mr. Rehel's appointment, Quebecor World is also pleased to announce Karl Broderick is rejoining the Company as Senior Vice President of Sales, Canada and Tim Boissinot is assuming the position of Executive Vice President Operations Quebecor World Canada.

The Inquirer - Facebook kills fresher butterflies - October 2008, 2:20 PM ANYONE WHO has been to university knows that the first couple of weeks can be a daunting and somewhat frightening time - which is why the University of Leicester has come up with a solution. Research by those at the university has found that many freshers use the internet to ease the settling in period. The most obvious

TMCnet.com - Quebecor World Appoints Regis Rehel President Canada Division

16 October 2008

United Press International - Insect to fight weed is no magic bullet - Professor John Bailey of the University of Leicester, who has studied Japanese knotwood for more than 20 years, made the statement in reaction to recent ...

Entertainment and Showbiz! - Double flu jab recommended against bird flu pandemic - ... event of the next influenza pandemic - but each person would need two doses, suggests an international study led by University of Leicester researchers. ...

Marketwire - Quebecor World Appoints Regis Rehel President Canada Division - empowerment. Mr. Rehel holds a MBA from the University of Leicester in England. In addition to Mr. Rehel's appointment, Quebecor World is also pleased to announce Karl Broderick is rejoining the Company as Senior Vice President of Sales, Canada and Tim Boissinot is assuming the position of Executive Vice President Operations Quebecor World Canada.

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Medical News Today - University Of Leicester Academic In Iraq For National Conference On Mental Health

PhysOrg.com - Facebook is 'social glue' for university freshers

The Innovations Report - Plant-eating predator to fight superweed is not magic bullet - says a world expert on Japanese knotweed at the University of Leicester. Dr John Bailey of the Department of Biology has been researching the invasive weed since the 1980s. The research continues with PhD students Michelle Hollingsworth and Catherine Pashley. Research in the Leicester department established that the weed in Britain was a single

PhysOrg.com - 'Plant-eating predator to fight superweed is not magic bullet'

15 October 2008

Entertainment and Showbiz! - Your DNA can spill your surname secrets - Researchers at the University of Leicester are trying to develop techniques that can one day enable police to work out criminals’ surnames just by analysing ...

Leicester Mercury - Just how safe is our £375 million? - Panicos Demetriades, professor of financial economics at the University of Leicester, said councils should focus on Government-backed banks or investments. ...

Ezine Articles - Leicester University Ranking Information - Top 15 in All UK League Tables

TopNews - Facebook is university freshers’ ‘social glue’ - According to the researchers at the University of Leicester, a high percentage of freshers used the Internet to smooth the settling-in process by using ...

Mid Devon Star - Eminent professor joins Plymouth University - John Scott, who was formerly Professor of Sociology at Essex University in Colchester and has also worked at the universities of Leicester and Strathclyde, ...

EurekAlert - Seeds of optimism in Iraq's mental health provision

RedOrbit - Facebook Helps University Freshmen Settle In - October 2008, 10:35 CDT New technology helps University of Leicester freshmen settle in to university life The first few weeks at university can be a difficult time for freshmen as they attempt to settle in to their new academic and social life. Researchers at the University of Leicester have found that a high proportion of freshmen use the

Medical News Today - New Technology Helps University Of Leicester Freshers Settle In To University Life

Nucleic Acids Research - Mutagenicity of tamoxifen DNA adducts in human endometrial cells and in silico prediction of p53 mutation hotspots -- Liapis et al. 36 (18): 5933 - Medicine, 2Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE2 7LX and 3School of Medicine, Swansea University, South West Wales Cancer Institute, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, SA2 8QA, UK To whom correspondence should be addressed.

14 October 2008

Nursing Times - Double jab needed for bird flu pandemic - ... strain of avian flu years in advance may 'prime' the immune system to fight a range of bird flu strains, said the team from the University of Leicester. ...

EurekAlert - Facebook is 'social glue' for university freshers - Researchers at the University of Leicester have found that a high proportion of freshers use the internet to smooth the settling-in process. ...

EurekAlert - 'Plant-eating predator to fight superweed is not magic bullet' - University of Leicester scientists have previously liaised with the team behind the latest proposal including Dick Shaw, the lead researcher on the project, ...

News Blaze - Seeds of Optimism in Iraq's Mental Health Provision

News-Medical.Net - Seeds of optimism in Iraq's mental health provision

Daily Times - DNA fingerprinting could reveal your surname - researchers said on Wednesday. Scientists at Leicester University, where DNA fingerprinting was invented in 1984, said they had demonstrated that men with the same surname were highly likely to be genetically... YouTube¿s money-minting move You Tube on Tuesday added links to online stores in a move crafted to pump more money from the hot

Medical News Today - Seeds Of Optimism In Iraq's Mental Health Provision - University of Leicester psychiatrist Dr Mohammed Al-Uzri flies to Iraq on 15th October for the third National Conference on Mental Health which aims to help ...

13 October 2008

GoKunming - Important link in evolution of life found near Kunming - ... of scientists from Yunnan University and University of Oxford and University of Leicester in the UK with their results published in the journal Science. ...

News-Medical.Net - Research explores potential link between surname and Y chromosome type

News-Medical.Net - Inherited disorders and copy number changes in human alpha-globin genes - Medical Research News A researcher from the University of Leicester has shed new light on the way genetic material is exchanged between chromosomes, the effect this 'aberrant exchange' has had on inherited disorders like thalassaemia (a form of anaemia), and its link with malaria. Natural selection has made alpha-thalassaemia the most common

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Growth of Muslims spurs changes in Europe - Correspondent Sunday, October 12, 2008 Leicester, England -- It's just before lunchtime and local women in body-covering garments are perusing a medley of markets filled with "halal" foods -- those that comply with Islamic law. The surrounding streets are decorated with special lights -- funded by the Leicester City Council -- to mark the Muslim

ScienceDaily - Unique Fossils Capture Cambrian Migration'

India Tribune - Your DNA could reveal your surname - The techniques are being developed at the University of Leicester, where Sir Alec Jeffreys invented the revolutionary technique of genetic fingerprinting. Doctoral research by Turi King has shown that men with the same British surname are highly likely to be genetically linked. The results of her research have implications in the fields of

12 October 2008

PhysOrg.com - Unique fossils capture 'Cambrian migration' - China, were analysed by scientists from Oxford University, the University of Leicester and Yunnan University, China. The find is reported in an article in this week¿s Science. 'What we see in these fossils are shrimp-like animals with a carapace and segmented body, which are similar to arthropods that we know existed in the Cambrian seas,¿ said

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11 October 2008

Austin American-Statesman - Islam gains ground in Europe - "There's no question that people stick to themselves too much," said Asaf Hussain, an interfaith leader and scholar at the University of Leicester. ...

The Lawyer - How to survive: Law Fairs - where Lawyer 2B will be present 23 October - University of Nottingham 4 November - Cardiff University 6 November - University of East Anglia 11 November - University of Leicester 15 November - University of Oxford 20 November - University of Manchester 25 November - London School of Economics Comment on this article October M T W T F S S 1

Arusha Times - Global meet to highlight responsible tourism - in Tanzania, obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) from Leicester University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nairobi. He directed Wildlife Conservation Society programs in East Africa for many years. He established the Wildlife Planning Unit in Kenya in 1978, was the chairman of the African Elephant and Rhino Specialist Group in the 1980s, was founding

Englemed Health News - Double dose may beat bird flu - be needed. Researcher Dr Iain Stephenson, of Leicester University, said: "In the event of the next influenza pandemic, vaccination will be the best way to protect people. Because of manufacturing capacity constraints, vaccines ideally need to be as a low dose as possible so that limited antigen material can be optimally used. "In addition, it

New Scientist - Fossils of dancing shrimp show earliest group behaviour - different animals," says Derek Siveter, of the University of Oxford, who analysed the fossil along with colleagues at the University of Leicester, UK. They concluded that the undulating procession of ancient arthropods, each about 2 centimetres long, represents more than a quirk of fossilisation. Though none of their arms, legs or antennae

Zee News - DNA could reveal your surname - The techniques are being developed at the University of Leicester, where the revolutionary technique of genetic fingerprinting was invented by Sir Alec Jeffreys. Doctoral research by Turi King has shown that men with the same British surname are highly likely to be genetically linked. The results of her research have implications in the fields of

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Independent - State school outshines private rivals - David Nuttall: Oxford, Imperial College, University College London, Bristol and Leicester. Aranya Rauff-Nisthar: Cambridge, University College London, ...

10 October 2008

Science Magazine - Collective Behavior in an Early Cambrian Arthropod - 2 University Museum and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, UK. 3 Department of Geology, University of Leicester, ...

Nature.com - Picture of the day: a fossil conga line - The fossil was found in China and a paper detailing the results are published this week in Science by researchers from Oxford, Leicester and Yunnan.

Thaindian.com - Shrimps half a billion year-old dance might be earliest known ... ... magazine quoted Derek Siveter of the University of Oxford, who analysed the fossil along with colleagues at the University of Leicester, UK, as saying. ...

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Health Care Public - Priming jab 'speeds up bird flu protection' - vaccine to provide protection. Researchers from University Hospitals Leicester showed that protection could be provided within a week of an H5N1 vaccine if a primiing vaccine had been given up to six years previously. The researchers vaccinated 54 people with H5N1 vaccine. After one week, those who had received a priming dose had generated levels

InTheNews.co.uk - Double dose needed to protect against flu pandemic - said on Thursday. A research team from the University of Leicester, supported by scientists from the US and Germany, said patients vaccinated for the first time needed two doses to achieve the required protective level of antibodies after six weeks. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza strain emerges - one to which humans have no

CBC Newsworld - Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke - S. Vasan, M.D., professor, medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D, chief scientific officer, CardioDx, Palo Alto, Calif.; Matthew Bown, M.D., lecturer, surgery, University of Leicester, England; October 2008 Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics Copyright 2008 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved. (C) The Canadian

University of Toronto - Case was advocate of equity and diversity - raised in England. He received his BA from the University of Hull in 1965 and his MA from Leicester University in 1968, the same year he came to the University of Toronto as a lecturer in French at New College. In 1970 Case received an external doctorate from Université de Lille and was promoted to assistant professor, progressing through the

SeattlePI.com Buzzworthy - Named by their DNA - in Britain, according to a geneticist at the University of Leicester. Turi King's study of 2,500 British men found a 24 chance that two men with the same last name shared a common ancestor; it rose to 50 percent for less common names. "In Britain, surnames are passed down from father to son," she explained. "A piece of our DNA, the Y chromosome,

Yahoo! Asia - US-TECH Summary - researchers said on Wednesday. Scientists at Leicester University, where DNA fingerprinting was invented in 1984, said they had demonstrated that men with the same surname were highly likely to be genetically linked. Copyright (C) 2005 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are

Pharma Times - Novartis booster jab may protect against avian flu in a week sent by investigator Iain Stephenson, from University Hospitals Leicester, looks at an experimental pre-pandemic vaccine being developed by Novartis. The findings showed that people who received an earlier priming immunisation up to eight years before were still protected in seven days after receiving a booster jab. This contrasts with the

Science a Go-Go - DNA surname profiling mooted in UK - Scientists at the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester (UL) are exploring the potential link between surname and Y chromosome type; work that may one day allow forensic scientists to work out someone's surname from the DNA alone. Intriguingly, the research to date has shown that men with the same British surname are highly likely

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Times of the Internet - Men with same surname may be related - health. Men with same surname may be related LEICESTER, England, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Men who share the same surname have a 24 percent chance of sharing a common ancestor through that name, British researchers suggest. However, Turi King, doing doctoral researcher at the University of Leicester, says the odds increases to nearly 50 percent if the

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09 October 2008

Science News - New arthropod species really stuck together - Nigel Hughes, a paleobiologist from the University of California , Riverside comments that these types of finds provide snapshot scenes of "normal" life. ...

New Scientist - Dancing shrimp fossils show earliest group behaviour - ... different animals," says Derek Siveter, of the University of Oxford, who analysed the fossil along with colleagues at the University of Leicester, UK. ...

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TechRadar.com - DNA may reveal people's surnames - Scientists at the University of Leicester, working in the Department of Genetics have found evidence that a 'surname ', as in an identifiable genetic ...

FemaleFirst.co.uk - New Study Determines Double Flu Jab Needed Against Bird Flu Pandemic - An international study led by University of Leicester researchers has determined that vaccination will be the best way to protect people in the event of the ...

United Press International - Men with same surname may be related - However, Turi King, doing doctoral researcher at the University of Leicester, says the odds increases to nearly 50 percent if the surname is rare. ...

EurekAlert - New study determines double flu jab needed against bird flu pandemic - published on October 9, researchers from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester report on a study carried out at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Dr Iain Stephenson, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Infirmary and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester carried out the research with Professor Karl

BioSpace, Inc. - DNA Finger Printing Could Soon Reveal Your Surname, Leicester U - Finger Printing Could Soon Reveal Your Surname, Leicester University Study 10/8/2008 LONDON (Reuters) - Police could one day predict the surname of male suspects or victims of crime from DNA alone, British researchers said on Wednesday. Read at Reuters Read at Times of India Read at Press Assoc. (PA) Read at Telegraph - Reuters - Times of

New England Journal of Medicine - Antigenically Distinct MF59-Adjuvanted Vaccine to Boost Immunity to H5N1 - Karl G. Nicholson, F.R.C.Path., F.R.C.P. University Hospitals Leicester Leicester LE1 5WW, United Kingdom iain.stephenson{at}uhl-tr.nhs.uk Katja Hoschler, Ph.D. Maria C. Zambon, Ph.D. Health Protection Agency Colindale NW9 5HT, United Kingdom Kathy Hancock, Ph.D. Joshua DeVos, M.P.H. Jacqueline M. Katz, Ph.D. Centers for Disease

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The Washington Post - Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease - S. Vasan, M.D., professor, medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Steven Rosenberg, Ph.D, chief scientific officer, CardioDx, Palo Alto, Calif.; Matthew Bown, M.D., lecturer, surgery, University of Leicester, England; October 2008Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics (C) 2008 Scout News LLC. All rights reserved.

Yahoo! News - Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease - Dr. William E. Kraus, a member of the Duke University Heart Center , said in a news release from the university. "This means that a blood test based on these genes could tell us not only if someone has coronary artery disease but also how bad the blockage in their arteries really is." Another report in the same issue of the journal described an

TMCnet.com - Space Age Business Solutions; Leicester And Nottingham Universities And emda Apply Out-Of-This-World Knowledge To Boost Enterprise - Alan Wells - Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, emda NEREUS Network of European Regions Using Space Technology Professor Paul Monks - University of Leicester Applications of Space Data in Business Professor Terry Moore - University of Nottingham Sat Nav - Myths, Realities and Diverse Applications of Satellite Navigation Dr.

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BBC Online - Literary Leicester - Morse author Colin Dexter Literary Leicester Leicester's writers do not get the recognition they deserve. But a festival at the University of Leicester aims to rectify this. It both celebrates our literary heritage and the completion of the University's new David Wilson library. The University of Leicester has had the bright idea of mounting a

RedOrbit - DNA Fingerprinting Used To Predict Surname - 8 October 2008, 11:13 CDT Scientists at the university where DNA fingerprinting originated have developed a new technique that shows men with the same surname are highly likely to be genetically linked. DNA fingerprinting was first introduced at Leicester University in 1984. Now, researchers at the university have demonstrated a new leap in

San Diego Union Tribune - Reuters Science News Summary - in Massachusetts, Martin Chalfie of Columbia University in New York and Roger Tsien of the University of California, San Diego, for their discoveries with green fluorescent protein. Two Japanese, American win 2008 physics Nobel STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Japanese scientists and a Tokyo-born American shared the 2008 Nobel Prize for physics for

Television New Zealand - DNA could reveal surname of male suspects or victims - alone, British researchers said. Scientists at Leicester University, where DNA fingerprinting was invented in 1984, said they had demonstrated that men with the same surname were highly likely to be genetically linked. The finding could help genealogy researchers as well detectives investigating crimes using traces of DNA found in blood, hair,

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Lifestyle Extra - Could DNA Help Spell Out Our Surnames? - findings this evening during a lecture at the University of Leicester where she is working as a Wellcome Trust postdoctoral researcher. She said: "In Britain, surnames are passed down from father to son. "A piece of our DNA, the Y chromosome, is the one part of our genetic material that confers maleness and is passed, like surnames, from father to

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Reuters - DNA fingerprinting could reveal your surname - researchers said on Wednesday. Scientists at Leicester University, where DNA fingerprinting was invented in 1984, said they had demonstrated that men with the same surname were highly likely to be genetically linked. The finding could help genealogy researchers as well detectives investigating crimes using traces of DNA found in blood, hair,

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Science Daily - Double Flu Jab Needed Against Bird Flu Pandemic - ScienceDaily (Oct. 8, 2008) — An international study led by University of Leicester researchers has determined that vaccination will be the best way to ...

08 October 2008

Seattle Post Intelligencer - Named by their DNA - DNA fingerprinting could actually identify the surname of men in Britain, according to a geneticist at the University of Leicester. ...

U.S. News & World Report - New Avian Flu Vaccine Strategy Proposed - ... vaccine seven years ago shows the strategy would work, said Dr. Iain Stephenson, a senior lecturer in infectious disease at the University of Leicester. ...

U.S. News & World Report - Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease - "We're not trying to find a genetic test for aneurysm," said study author Dr. Matthew Bown, a lecturer in surgery at the University of Leicester in England. ...

NewsBlaze - Space Age Business Solutions: Leicester and Nottingham Universities - Professor Paul Monks, from the University of Leicester, is examining the applications of space data in business. He said: "A revolution is underway in the ...

San Diego Union Tribune - Reuters Health News Summary - Scientists at Leicester University, where DNA fingerprinting was invented in 1984, said they had demonstrated that men with the same surname were highly ...

Science Centric - Inherited disorders and copy number changes in human alpha-globin ... - A researcher from the University of Leicester has shed new light on the way genetic material is exchanged between chromosomes, the effect this 'aberrant ...

Times of India - DNA could reveal Britons' surnames - A team of researchers led by Turi King at the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester has shown that men with the same British surname are ...

Glasgow Daily Record - Dna Link To Names - Geneticist Dr Turi King will present her findings to the University of Leicester tonight. She said: "It only works for males but most crimes are committed ...

InTheNews.co.uk - Research finds links between DNA and surnames - For her PhD research, Turi King, from the University of Leicester, recruited over 2,500 men bearing over 500 different surnames looking at the link between names and Y chromosomes. "In Britain, surnames are passed down from father to son. A piece of our DNA, the Y chromosome, is the one part of our genetic material that confers maleness and is

EurekAlert - DNA could reveal your surname - Dr. Turi King tek2@le.ac.uk 44-01-162-523-377 University of Leicester DNA could reveal your surname Research by University of Leicester has implications for forensics as well as genealogy Dr. Turi King, Wellcome Trust postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester. Click here for more information.

MSN UK - DNA could reveal surname - The pioneering work is being carried out at the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics, where Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984. Scientists carried out a study of around 2,500 men with more than 5000 different surnames. The aim was to see if men with the same surname had an identifiable genetic signature

Medical News Today - Inherited Disorders And Copy Number Changes In Human Alpha-Globin Genes - researcher in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester. His research interests include studies of the dynamics and mechanisms of recombination processes which alter genome structure in humans, and of genetic disorders regulated by aberrant pathways. University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH United Kingdom Please

Professional Security Magazine Online - Benchmarking tool - International Ltd, a spin-out company from the University of Leicester, the on-line benchmarking tool enables organisations to benchmark their security. The tool - hosted on the Perpetuity website - is free of charge. Joe Greenan, Security, Health and Safety Manager of Allen and Overy said: "This tool will not only allow enterprises to benchmark

Science Daily - DNA Could Reveal Your Surname - ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 2008) — Scientists at the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester – where the revolutionary technique of genetic ...

The Press Association - DNA could reveal surname - research - The pioneering work is being carried out at the University of Leicester's Department of Genetics, where Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys invented genetic ...

Telegraph.co.uk - DNA finger printing could soon reveal your surname - Dr Turi Kin of the University of Leicester, who carried out the research, said the technique could help genealogists as well as police investigating crimes. ...

Metro - DNA can now help name criminals - Dr King, who unveiled her findings last night at a lecture at the University of Leicester, said the technique obviously worked best with rarer names, ...

07 October 2008

Times Online - Xcel Student of the Year Awards 2008 - ... Dawahir from Sri Lanka who lost his family in the Boxing Day Tsunami and raised the money to continue studying in the UK at the University of Leicester. ...

io9 - What Will Remain of Us 100 Million Years After the Apocalypse? - Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester suggests that hyper-evolved rats or aliens (his picks for future scientists) will find scant clues. ...

EDN.com - Will structural processing take digital processing to new levels ... - Consider the "artificial snot" approach being explored by the teams at The University of Warwick and Leicester University. ...

06 October 2008

ScienceDaily - The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave In The Rocks? - Leave In The Rocks?" is published by Oxford University Press. For more information, see: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199214976 Adapted from materials provided by University of Leicester. Need to cite this story in your essay, paper, or report? Use one of the following formats: APA MLA enlarge "Looking to the distant future gives

05 October 2008

BBC Online - Markets call time on Iceland - place (behind Denmark, Sweden and Austria) in a University of Leicester international study looking at subjective well-being (happiness) published in 2007. One wonders in light of the events reported by Robert, how Icelanders would report their feelings if they were to be asked to participate in a similar study today. Complain about this comment

04 October 2008

This is Leicestershire - Dad died while playing rugby - and Mark, who worked in recruitment, met at the University of Leicester. After university, they married and lived in Glenfield before moving to Melton, where Judith's parents live, three years ago. Judith was in Melton when she received a call from one of Mark's teammates who told her he had been taken to hospital. By the time Judith arrived, Mark

03 October 2008

Financial Times - Reality check on breast cancer - an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Leicester. That year, too, she began a book project with two others, Imogen Evans, a medical doctor and journalist, and Sir Iain Chalmers, a health services researcher. Published in 2006, Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare was hailed for its critical appraisal of how

Yahoo! Finance - Some Britons fearful about life savings: Financial News - Demetriades, professor of economics at the University of Leicester. "The politicians are doing their utmost to assure us our savings are safe, but I'm afraid it's sending a warning that they are worried and sends the opposite signal." In Britain, Brown has promised to protect depositors. The Irish government announced Wednesday all money on

Technology Review - A Way to Find Hidden Fingerprints - of the metal. Bond, also a fellow at the University of Leicester, in the U.K., found that the fingerprint can be made visible by applying a voltage to the metal and coating it in a metallic powder. "The advantage of the new technique is its permanence," says Ron Singer, crime-laboratory director for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner Crime Lab,

The Innovations Report - University of Leicester launches freshers' pod - Home Reports Communications Media Content University of Leicester launches freshers' pod next article 01.10.2008 www.StartingUni.info, a website developed by the University of Leicester, is providing podcasts to help new students prepare for the daunting experience of starting university. The website has been created as part of the

02 October 2008

The Press Association - UK's first 'space academy' launched - Prof Alan Wells, Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, who led the Space Academy bid, said: "I am excited at the prospect of the space academy ...

Web India - Jury study to determine CSI impact - Science Jury study to determine CSI impact Leicester, England | October 01, 2008 12:01:13 AM IST British scientists are initiating a study to determine jurors' perceptions of modern forensic science and how CSI-type programs affect their decision making. The psychological study by the University of Leicester is designed to investigate how

Times Higher Education - Pass the exam hall to enter Dragons' Den - ... at the University of Salford act out roles in simulated EU negotiations, while students of interdisciplinary science at the University of Leicester act ...

01 October 2008

NewsBlaze - Launch of Learning Futures Festival - The Learning Futures Festival will build on the pioneering work of Professor Gilly Salmon from the University of Leicester, who is a world-leader in ...

Medical News Today -University Of Leicester Helps To Develop Research Capacity In Ethiopia - A joint project between the University of Leicester and Gondar University in Ethiopia is helping to build the research capacity in Ethiopian universities. ...

CBC - Edmonton - Scientists consider burying CO2 in cold storage - Planet Earth by researchers from the University of Leicester and the British Geological Survey. The researchers propose storing the gas in a solid form as a gas hydrate or as a pool of liquid CO2. A hydrate is an ice-like crystalline mineral that forms when gas and water freeze together at low temperatures and high pressure, with the frozen water

Harborough Mail Online - Fundraising Car Wash Day - part in charity rides in Scotland and from Leicester to Paris. In all, the ride raised £90,000 to help fund research at the University of Leicester for a cure for the disease. The full article contains 257 words and appears in Harborough Mail newspaper. Page 1 of 1 Last Updated: 22 September 2008 10:19 AM Source: Harborough Mail Location:

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