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University of Leicester in the Media - February 2009

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

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Broadcast News

  • A research group in the School of Law, focusing on the Regulation of Finance Markets and Institutions, was featured on BBC East Midlands Today on 2 February.
  • Professor Mark Jobling was interviewed live on Radio Newcastle on 6th February about a Department of Genetics project studying Viking descent in the north of England. He also appeared on Radio 5Live discussing the findings from a study into a link between surnames and the Y chromosome on 12th February.
  • James Treadwell, Lecturer in Criminology, appeared on BBC One's 'The Big Questions' on Sunday 15 February at 10am as one of the experts discussing how we respond to youth gangs. The programme is available via iPlayer at this link .
  • Dr Richard Whitaker of the Department of Politics and International Relations appeared on BBC One's 'The Politics Show' for the East Midlands on 15 February. He discussed the influence of backbench MPs on government policy.
  • Dr Andy Read from the Department of Physics and Astronomy was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland on 24 February about the Comet Lulin's approach past Earth that night.

28 February 2009

ArcaMax Publishing - Parents - Study: Steroids not for kids' flu wheeze

Medical News Today - Virtual Teaching Hospital System (VTHS) Project Aims To Transform Medical Training - interdepartmental collaborative project between Leicester Medical School and the Computer Science Department at the University of Leicester. The software development, led by Professor Reiko Heckel in collaboration with Dr. John Barry Omara, will improve supervision of medical students during their clinical placements and provide feedback on their

Natural News - Harmful Chemicals Found in Liquid Medicines for Babies - of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester, a Consultant Pediatrician at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, as well as the leader of the study. While more research is underway, this study has surfaced serious concerns. Information relating to the large array of chemical toxins which our young ones are

27 February 2009

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Natural News.com - Harmful Chemicals Found in Liquid Medicines for Babies - ... Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester, a Consultant Pediatrician at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, as well as the ...

New Scientist - Twin-tailed comet drops by for a visit - constituents, says Jenny Carter from the University of Leicester, UK. Images of Lulin taken by NASA's Swift telescope (see image, right) should help determine the comet's exact chemical composition. The blue colour shows the presence of hydroxyl ions - formed when water breaks down - and the red is where the solar wind is interacting with material

Media Newswire - A&M Geographers Edit Book on Land Change in the Tropics - ... having held academic appointments at the University of Sierra Leone ( Africa ), the University of Reading ( England ) and the University of Leicester ...

26 February 2009

PressReleasePoint - Mission control for UK's Space Academy at NASA - The Space Academy at the National Space Centre in Leicester has been set up in partnership with the University of Leicester, The University of Nottingham, ...

Environment Times - Leicester and Notts scientists test toenail clippings to discover arsenic poisoning from former mine - with Dr Gawen Jenkin, Department of Geology, University of Leicester; Dr Chris Harrington, School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University and Dr Michael Watts of the British Geological Survey. The research was funded by the British Geological Survey. Mark Button said â¿¿We initially identified high levels of arsenic in earthworms

Times of the Internet - Study: Steroids not for kids' flu wheeze - Medicine, was conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and Bart's in London. There may be some children -- for example those with a family history of asthma -- who benefit, Dr. Alan Smyth of the University of Nottingham, who was the study leader, said in a statement. However, young children who wheeze

United Press International - Study: Steroids not for kids' flu wheeze

Daily Mail - A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth - images of the object British astronomers from Leicester University will study the comet using the NASA Swift Satellite to find out more about its chemistry and gather clues about the origin of comets and the solar system. Swift has already revealed that Lulin is surrounded by a hydroxyl cloud spanning nearly 250,000 miles, or slightly greater

Channel 4 - Clouded view 'won't stop research' - Carter, part of a team of experts from the University of Leicester using Nasa's Swift satellite to track the comet, said the weather would not affect their research. She said: "On Tuesday night, it was completely cloudy here so I couldn't see anything, which meant we weren't able to have a look at it." "But I was only looking out of personal

This is Leicestershire - Absolute disaster as satellite fails - into orbit yesterday - sending years of work by Leicester's space scientists down the drain. A rocket malfunction sent the Orbiting Carbon Observation satellite crashing out of the sky. It is thought to have plummeted into the sea near Antarctica. Academics at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre said the failure was devastating.

MSN UK - Clouded view 'won't stop research' - Carter, part of a team of experts from the University of Leicester using Nasa's Swift satellite to track the comet, said the weather would not affect their research. She said: "On Tuesday night, it was completely cloudy here so I couldn't see anything, which meant we weren't able to have a look at it." "But I was only looking out of personal

Quote.com - Equest Inv Balkans - Directors Appointment - Mr Al-Riyami holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Leicester and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. Mr Al-Riyami is a director of Borovets Invest EAD, which is a joint venture between a subsidiary of the Company and the SGRF. As noted above, Mr Al-Riyami was

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Channel NewsAsia - A made-in-Singapore revolution in the medical field - Oceans away, Professor Bryan Williams of the University of Leicester's School of Medicine showed, in a 2005 landmark study, that blood pressure near the heart ¿ instead of that at the arm ¿ could better predict stroke and heart attacks. When they got together, they found that the readings taking by Dr Ting's B Pro monitor, when used with a

TerraDaily - Arsenic And Old Toenails

MarketWatch - Study: Steroids not for kids' flu wheeze - The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was conducted by researchers at the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester and ...

Hindu - Arsenic and old toenails - ... online ahead of print in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, was carried out with Dr Gawen Jenkin, Department of Geology, University of Leicester. ...

25 February 2009

Irish Health - Steroids do not aid virus-induced wheeze - According to another of the researchers, Dr Monica Lakhanpaul of the University of Leicester, ‘a number of treatments are used in children without strong ...

Leicester Mercury - Absolute disaster as satellite fails - Academics at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre said the failure was devastating. Professor of atmospheric science, Paul Monks, ...

The Press Association - Clouds ruin 'green comet' view - However, Jenny Carter, who is part of a team of experts from the University of Leicester using Nasa's Swift satellite to track the comet as it nears Earth, ...

PR-inside - SONY in Education - Supporting and inspiring language teaching & learning - language teaching & learning Hosted at the University of Leicester on 3 and 4 of April 2009, and entitled Challenge & Change - Grasping the Nettle, the conference is a significant event within the calendar for languages. The event includes talks from a number of key speakers, a broad seminar programme and new workshop strands for both community

Medical News Today - Womens' Mental Health Problems Worsen, Somerset, England - Research (NatCen) in collaboration with the University of Leicester and update published in January 2009. It provides data on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric disorder among those aged 16 and over in England. The latest results of the survey can be found at: The full report is at

News Blaze - Virtual Teaching Hospital System Project Aims to Transform Medical Training - interdepartmental collaborative project between Leicester Medical School and the Computer Science Department at the University of Leicester. The software development, led by Professor Reiko Heckel in collaboration with Dr. John Barry Omara, will improve supervision of medical students during their clinical placements and provide feedback on their

The Innovations Report - NASA's Swift Spies Comet Lulin

The Independent - Stargazers hope for glimpse of green comet

Metro.co.uk - Stargazers to catch glimpse of Comet Lulin

News24 - Toenails studied for arsenic

The Innovations Report - Arsenic and old toenails

Wikinews - New comet to be visible to naked eye for several days - just such a mission," said Jenny Carter, at the University of Leicester in England, who is leading the study. The comet was discovered using the Lulin Observatory in Taiwan by astronomers Ye Quanzhi and Lin Chi-Sheng. Have an opinion on this story? Post it! [edit] Sources Lucy Cockcroft "Chance to see Comet Lulin". Telegraph.co.uk, February

innovations report - Arsenic and old toenails - Now doctoral research at the British Geological Survey by Mark Button of the University of Leicester has used toenail clippings to find fresh evidence of ...

24 February 2009

HealthNewsDigest.com - Virtual Teaching Hospital System (VTHS) Project Aims to Transform ... - By University of Leicester (HealthNewsDigest.com) - A computer system which enables medical students to practise diagnosing and managing patients in ...

Belfast Telegraph - Hope for glimpse of green comet - It will appear close to Saturn in the sky during its first visit to the Earth's inner solar system and University of Leicester experts hope the close ...

Astronomy Now Online - 090223 Comet Lulin visits inner Solar System - Julian Osborne, leader of the Swift project at Leicester. The University of Leicester played a major role in developing Swift's X-Ray Telescope. This image of Comet Lulin taken 28 Jan merges data acquired by Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (blue and green) and X-Ray Telescope (red). At the time of the observation, the comet was 99.5 million

Daily Mail - Green light for a close encounter: 'Jupiter-sized' comet to streak past Earth tonight - as dawn approaches. British astronomers from Leicester University will study the comet using the NASA Swift Satellite to find out more about its chemistry and gather clues about the origin of comets and the solar system. Print this article Read later Email to a friend Share this article: Digg it Del.icio.us Reddit Newsvine Nowpublic

News-Medical.Net - Steroids ineffective in young children with wheeze - Stephenson, Professor of Child Health, at The University of Nottingham in collaboration with Dr Monica Lakhanpaul, Senior Lecturer from the University of Leicester and Consultant Paediatrician in Children's Community Health Service for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Professor Jonathan Grigg of Barts and the London School of Medicine and

Space Daily - NASA's Swift Spies Comet Lulin - just such a mission," said Jenny Carter, at the University of Leicester, U.K., who is leading the study. "The comet is releasing a great amount of gas, which makes it an ideal target for X-ray observations," said Andrew Read, also at Leicester. A comet is a clump of frozen gases mixed with dust. These "dirty snowballs" cast off gas and dust

MedIndia - Toenail May Help Identify Exposure To Environmental Arsenic - with Dr Gawen Jenkin, Department of Geology, University of Leicester; Dr Chris Harrington, School of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University and Dr Michael Watts of the British Geological Survey. The research was funded by the British Geological Survey. Mark Button said "We initially identified high levels of arsenic in earthworms

EurekAlert - Arsenic and old toenails - 1877 Dr Gawen Jenkin Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK. E-mail: grtj1@leicester.ac.uk; Fax: +44 0116 2523981; Tel: +44 0116 2523934 Dr Chris Harrington School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, NG1 4BU, UK. E-mail: Christopher.harrington@ntu.ac.uk; Tel: +44 0115 8483169

News-Medical.Net - Toenail clippings reveal environmental arsenic exposure

Medical News Today - Arsenic Detection Using Toenails

RedOrbit - Arsenic And Old Toenails

Science Centric - Steroids ineffective in young children with wheeze - ... Professor of Child Health, at The University of Nottingham in collaboration with Dr Monica Lakhanpaul, Senior Lecturer from the University of Leicester ...

23 February 2009

NewsBlaze - Gangs and Schools - Location, Location, Location - The research was carried out by University of Leicester spin-out company, Perpetuity, a leading research and consultancy company specialising in crime ...

Boston Globe - Medicines do best with regular use - Researchers from College of the Holy Cross, Ohio University, and the University of Leicester have found that balloon-like air sacs extended from the lungs ...

The Tech Herald - NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Explorer Monitors Comet Lulin - ... but Swift is giving us some of the information we would get from just such a mission,” said Jenny Carter, at the University of Leicester, UK, ...

Tom's Astronomy Blog - Swift’s Look at Lulin - just such a mission," said Jenny Carter, at the University of Leicester, U.K., who is leading the study. Read more Filed under: NASA Tycho Posted February 20, 2009 Comments(0) Chandra's Tycho. Click for a larger image, it's 124k so dial ups be patient. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO, Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: MPIA, Calar Alto,

ABC News - Denmark's Hippie Haven Faces Shutdown - Stockholm-based World Values Survey, another by University of Leicester in England). The nation's evolution leaves the Freetown of Christiania chained to the past. A museum piece. Copyright (C) 2009 ABC News Internet Ventures

Malaysia Sun - Treat your eyes to a 'green' comet on February 24!

New Kerala - 'Green Comet' to streak past Earth Tuesday - is a part and will enable the team from the University of Leicester (U-L) to gain valuable insights into the comet. They are using NASA's Swift satellite to monitor Comet Lulin as it closes on the Earth. The spacecraft has recorded simultaneous ultraviolet and X-ray images of the comet. "We alerted the Swift team that the comet might be visible,"

Hindu - Toenails key to identify exposure to arsenic, says research - That got us thinking about potential exposure in people living close to the site," said Mark Button of the University of Leicester. ...

InTheNews.co.uk - Toenails studied to measure arsenic exposure - Mark Button, from the University of Leicester said the researchers had initially identified high levels of arsenic in earthworms, living in contaminated ...

22 February 2009

Hindustan Times - Treat your eyes to a 'green' comet - system - and will enable the team from the >>>University of Leicester<<< to gain valuable insights into the comet. Scientists are using NASAâ¿¿s Swift satellite to monitor Comet Lulin as it closes on Earth. The spacecraft has recorded simultaneous ultraviolet and X-ray images of a comet. â¿¿Swift is the ideal spacecraft with which to observe this

Impact Lab - Green Comet' Fast Approaching Earth - a scientist working with Dr Andrew Read at the University of Leicester, UK. â¿¿We alerted the Swift team that the comet might be visibleâ¿¿ said Dr Read â¿¿and they quickly responded to take images using both the X-ray (XRT) and Ultraviolet/Optical Telescopes (UVOT) on-board.â¿¿ Dr Julian Osborne, leader of the Swift project at Leicester, said

World Science - "Green Comet" visits neighborhood - inner solar system. Researchers from the University of Leicester, U.K. are using NASAâ¿¿s Swift satellite to monitor Comet Lulin as it closes on Earth. The spacecraft has recorded simultaneous ultraviolet and X-ray images of a comet. â¿¿Swift is the ideal spacecraft with which to observe this comet,â¿¿ said Jenny Carter, an astronomer at the

Northampton Chronicle & Echo - Family pays tribute to daughter who 'was a gift to all' - the teenager had been on her way home from Leicester University, where she was studying for a Business Management degree, to spend time with her family. Her father, Simon Cordingley, 47, said: "She was a home bird so she went to Leicester University as she was still quite close to home. She was doing really well at university and was enjoying it.

RedOrbit - NASA's Swift Spies Comet Lulin

LiveScience - Cosmic Stage Set for Comet Lulin Show

TechNudge - Green But Not Eco friendly - But Not Eco friendly Space scientists from the University of Leicester are keeping a close eye on a â¿¿green cometâ¿¿ fast approaching the Earth - reaching its nearest point to us on February 24. Comet Lulin will streak by the earth within 38 million miles â¿¿ 160 times farther than the moon -and is expected to be visible to the naked eye.

New Scientist - High-energy portrait of approaching comet released - determine its makeup," said Jenny Carter of the University of Leicester in the UK, who is leading Swift's studies of the comet. "They will allow us to build up a more complete 3D picture of the comet during its flight through the solar system." If you would like to reuse any content from New Scientist, either in print or online, please contact the

Universe Today - Swift Spacecraft Keeping an Eye on Comet Lulin - just such a mission," said Jenny Carter, at the University of Leicester, U.K., who is leading the study. Comets are called "dirty snowballs," as they are clumps of frozen gases mixed with dust. As comets venture near the sun, gas and dust are released. Comet Lulin, which is formally known as C/2007 N3, was discovered last year by astronomers at

SpaceRef - NASA's Fermi Telescope Sees Most Extreme Gamma-Ray Blast Yet - Help NASA Name The Next Space Station Module University of Leicester Scientists Probe Green Comet Porters Tahoe is the premier online dealer for Skis and Burton Snowboards, visit PortersTahoe.com! internet bingo Bingo world tour - The most comprehensive guide to Play Online Bingo Games the best online casinos guide on the internet offering

domain-b - Fully reusable 'spacejet' just 10 years away - Law-Green, a space and computer scientist att Leicester University in England, who is not involved in the project. What's more, the reusable nature of the plane means it can be tested extensively "until it's potentially as reliable as a car engine," he said. Though he believes it has great prospects, Law-Green was quick to stress that the project

ScienceDaily - Comet Lulin: 'Green Comet' Fast Approaching Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Swift spies Comet Lulin - observe this comet", said Jenny Carter from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and lead investigator of the team studying the Lulin comet. "We won't be able to send a space probe to Lulin, but Swift is giving us some of the information we would get from just such a mission." Dr. Julian Osborne, leader of the Swift project at Leicester

ChattahBox - Green Comet To Pass By Earth - UK (ChattahBox) – University of Leicester scientists are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a green comet, which will pass close enough to Earth to be visible ...

21 February 2009

Northampton Chronicle & Echo - Teenage student killed in car crash - on Tuesday, February 17 just before 8pm. The University of Leicester student was travelling in a blue Fiat Punto and police investigating the accident have urged witnesses to come forward. Det Con Nick Bryan, of Leicestershire Police, said: "The Punto was travelling towards Shearsby when it left the road and collided with a tree. "We would also

Scientific Blogging - Swift Satellite Tracks C/2007 N3 - Comet Lulin - this cometâ¿¿, said Jenny Carter from the University of Leicester and lead investigator of the team studying the Lulin comet. "We won't be able to send a space probe to Lulin, but Swift is giving us some of the information we would get from just such a mission." Comet Lulin was passing through the constellation Libra when Swift imaged it. This view

TMCnet.com - Class of 2009 - for todayWhile medical students at St George's, University of London, treat virtual patients in Second Life, others are busy utilising Facebook for group study, and at the University of Leicester anatomy podcasts are available for students to download to their iPods. The role of new technologies in student life doesn't stop at providing learning

The Nation - Comet Lulin fast approaching Earth - a scientist working with Dr Andrew Read at the University of Leicester, UK. â¿¿We alerted the Swift team that the coomet might be visibleâ¿¿ said Dr Read â¿¿and they quickly responded to take images using both the X-ray (XRT) and Ultraviolet/Optical Telescopes (UVOT) on-board.â¿¿ Dr Julian Osborne, leader of the Swift project at Leicester, said

SpaceRef - NASA's Swift Spies Comet Lulin - just such a mission," said Jenny Carter, at the University of Leicester, U.K., who is leading the study. "The comet is releasing a great amount of gas, which makes it an ideal target for X-ray observations," said Andrew Read, also at Leicester. A comet is a clump of frozen gases mixed with dust. These "dirty snowballs" cast off gas and dust

MSNBC.com - Cosmic stage set for Comet Lulin show

Fox News - Cosmic Stage Set for Comet Lulin's Fly-By

Muzi - Cosmic Stage Set for Comet Lulin Show

Yahoo! News - Cosmic Stage Set for Comet Lulin Show - its makeup," said Jenny Carter , at the University of Leicester, U.K., who is leading the study effort. "They will allow us to build up a more complete 3-D picture of the comet during its flight through the solar system." The comet is headed away from the sun now, back to the dark depths of the outer solar system . It will fade from our view by

News Blaze - University of Leicester Scientists Probe Green Comet- Comet Set to Be Visible - (UVOT) was constructed at UCL's MSSL. The University of Leicester played a major role in developing Swift's X-Ray Telescope and hosts the UK Swift Science Data Centre. CONTACTS: Jenny Carter University of Leicester Tel: 0116 2525244 (from Jan 23rd) Email: jac48@star.le.ac.uk (all dates) Dr Andy Read >>>University of Leicester<<< Tel:0116 2525650

SpaceRef - University of Leicester Scientists Probe Green Comet

PhysOrg.com - Scientists Probe Green Comet - (UVOT) was constructed at UCL's MSSL. The University of Leicester played a major role in developing Swift's X-Ray Telescope and hosts the UK Swift Science Data Centre. Provided by University of Leicester Relevant stories NASA's Swift looks to comets for a cool view Dec 03, 2008 | not rated yet | no comments yet NASA's Swift Gamma-ray Explorer

Nature Magazine - Extracting information from neuronal populations: information theory and decoding approaches - Author affiliations Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK. Italian Institute of Technology, Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 16163 Genoa, Italy. Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. Correspondence to: Rodrigo Quian Quiroga1 Email:

Science Magazine - Fermi Observations of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Emission from GRB 080916C -- Abdo et al., 10.1126/science.1169101 - France 34 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK 35 NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL 35805 36 Department of Physical Science and Hiroshima Astrophysical Science Center, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan 37 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bari,

Science Magazine - Pterosaur Wings With a Rib Cage to Match - says paleontologist David Unwin of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. "If you take a crocodile or lizard and put wings on them, they would very quickly run out of energy to flap," because flapping takes enormous effort. In 2003, paleontologist Leon Claessens of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, visited

AsiaOne - 'Unlikely that pathologist was wrong' - When challenged that he could not prove her surgeons had used too many surgical clips, Professor Michael Nicholson, from the University of Leicester, ...

20 February 2009

Science Daily - Comet Lulin: Scientists Probe Green Comet - 20, 2009) — Space scientists from the University of Leicester are keeping a close eye on a ‘green comet’ fast approaching the Earth - reaching its nearest ...

Media Newswire - Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announces how more than £8 ... - The University of Leicester is working in partnership with Kenyan wildlife groups including Nature Kenya ( the main national biodiversity conservation NGO, ...

New Scientist - Bird-like lungs powered giant pterosaur flight - ... after pterosaur specialist Dave Unwin at the University of Leicester, UK, showed him a fossil Rhamphorhynchus with a beautifully preserved ribcage. ...

The Economist - Safer kitchen knives - a forensic-engineering specialist at the University of Leicester, asked herself. The answer that she and her colleagues at Britain's Forensic Pathology Unit have now come up with is "Yes". Using a pig's carcass, which is similar in some ways to a human's, Dr Hainsworth and her team studied the wounds made by different blades falling from a height

Tullamore Tribune (UK) - Hollow bones helped high-flying reptiles stay aloft - Dr David Unwin, a palaeobiologist at the >>>University of Leicester<<<, together with US colleagues, took an in-depth look at pterosaur fossils and bird skeletons using computerised tomography (CT scans) normally employed in hospitals. The x-ray scans, which build up detailed 3D images from a series of cross-sectional "slices", revealed air sac cavities

Irish Independent - Hollow bones helped high-flying reptiles stay aloft - Dr David Unwin, a palaeobiologist at the University of Leicester, together with US colleagues, took an in-depth look at pterosaur fossils and bird skeletons ...

Science Magazine - Pterosaur Wings With a Rib Cage to Match - ... literally creep along the ground and are relatively sluggish," says paleontologist David Unwin of the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. ...

19 February 2009

Daily Mail - Meet the marriage magnet: Author Adele Parks has been proposed to ... - At 18, I went to the University of Leicester and promptly fell for a deeply unsuitable womaniser. He was a brooding, Byronic, arty type who didn't propose. ...

This is Jersey - Obituary: David Thorne

LiveScience - Giant Flying Reptiles Had Bird-Like Air Sacs - were inspired in 2003 when David Unwin of the University of Leicester, then curator at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, showed them an extraordinarily preserved pterosaur. The scientists thought the specimen might finally shed light on how the animals powered sustained flight. "The shape and size of the rib segments that articulate with the

TechNudge - Hollow Bones Filled With Air Helped Dinosaurs Fly - the journal PLoS One by researchers from Ohio University, College of the Holy Cross and the University of Leicester explains how balloon-like air sacs, which extended from the lungs to inside the skeleton of pterosaurs, provided an efficient breathing system for the ancient beasts. The system reduced the density of the body in pterosaurs, which in

EurekAlert - Air-filled bones helped prehistoric reptiles take first flight

PhysOrg.com - Air-filled bones helped prehistoric reptiles take first flight

This is Leicestershire - Tigers Legends: Who will get your pick as the greatest No.8? - into the Tigers team during his spell at Leicester University. He twice reached England trials and was named as a travelling reserve for England in 1952-53 but was considered unlucky to miss out on a senior cap. Another forward with more than 50 tries for Leicester, he also captained the club before moving to the USA. Martin Corry 289 appearances

ScienceDaily - Air-filled Bones Extended Lung Capacity And Helped Prehistoric Reptiles Take First Flight - the journal PLoS One by researchers from Ohio University, College of the Holy Cross and the University of Leicester explains how balloon-like air sacs, which extended from the lungs to inside the skeleton of pterosaurs, provided an efficient breathing system for the ancient beasts. The system reduced the density of the body in pterosaurs, which in

Nature Magazine - The tumor suppressor Pml regulates cell fate in the developing neocortex - Medicial Research Council Toxicology Unit, University of Leicester, Box 138 Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7JL, UK. Present address: Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Box 0128, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143-1270, USA. Correspondence to: Paolo Salomoni1 e-mail: ps90@le.ac.uk MORE ARTICLES

Montrose Daily Press - Tipton exploring DNA legislation - The DNA "fingerprint" was developed in the 1980s by Alec Jeffreys of the University of Leicester. The first person cleared through DNA evidence was Richard ...

Science Centric - Air-filled bones helped prehistoric reptiles take first flight - New international research involving the University of Leicester published today sheds new light on how prehistoric reptiles took to the air. ...

18 February 2009

Science Centric - Computer technology plus archaeology equals enhanced knowledge of ... - ... archaeological and computer technologies, as Professor Lin Foxhall will reveal at a public lecture at the University of Leicester on Tuesday 10th March. ...

Economist - Most knives could be much safer yet still do their job - It is one that Sarah Hainsworth, a forensic-engineering specialist at the University of Leicester, asked herself. The answer that she and her colleagues at ...

Yahoo! News - Giant Flying Reptiles Had Bird-Like Air Sacs - were inspired in 2003 when David Unwin of the University of Leicester, then curator at the Natural History Museum in Berlin, showed them an extraordinarily preserved pterosaur. The scientists thought the specimen might finally shed light on how the animals powered sustained flight. "The shape and size of the rib segments that articulate with the

Quote.com - ORRV Announces Establishment of Scientific Advisory Board - degree in Museum Studies from the prestigious University of Leicester in England and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with honors from San Francisco State University. He currently is working toward his doctorate degree. Mr. Yeager has worked and collaborated on such wrecks as the SS Republic, HMS Sussex and the Spanish Armada. He has

Marketwire - ORRV Announces Establishment of Scientific Advisory Board

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National Post - Outcomes after heart procedures improving: study

MedlinePlus Health - MedlinePlus: Outcomes after heart procedures improving: study

ScienceDaily - Virtual Library Of Medieval Manuscripts Created - Biggest Medieval Graveyards (Jan. 31, 2006) - University of Leicester archaeologists are beginning work on examining the largest discovery of medieval skeletons -- numbering 1,300 -- to be found outside London. The burials are from the graveyard ... > read more New Life For Middle English: Norwegian Detective Work Gives New Knowledge Of The

Imaging Economics - Coronary revascularization outcomes improving | Reuters | Imaging Economics - (CABG) is similar," Dr. Iain B. Squire from the University of Leicester, UK, told Reuters Health. However, he pointed out, "The need for a further procedure is much higher if the first procedure is PCI." Dr. Squire and colleagues investigated trends in clinical outcomes following first coronary revascularization procedures between 1995-1996 and

EurekAlert - Air-filled bones helped prehistoric reptiles take first flight - A new study published today in the journal PLoS ONE by researchers from Ohio University, College of the Holy Cross and the University of Leicester explains ...

17 February 2009

Christian Science Monitor - Denmark’s hippie haven faces shutdown - Two recent surveys have ranked Danes as the happiest people in the world (one by Stockholm-based World Values Survey, another by University of Leicester in ...

CNNMoney.com - ORRV Announces Establishment of Scientific Advisory Board - ... the prestigious University of Leicester in England and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology with honors from San Francisco State University. ...

Ezine Articles - Support High Blood Pressure, Hypertension Naturally - Bryan Williams, a professor of medicine at the University of Leicester and Leicester Royal Infirmary, U.K., and co-author of a Viewpoint article in the June 17 on line issue of The Lancet. "If we could just get patients to focus on a single number, and recognize that that number needed to be lowered, it might help in both communicating the message

GantDaily.com - Gamma-ray Fireworks Now Erupting from Rare Stellar Object - from Penn State's Mission Operations Center at University Park. It was built and is being operated in collaboration with Penn State, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and General Dynamics in the United States; the University of Leicester and Mullard Space Sciences Laboratory in the United Kingdom; Brera Observatory and the Italian Space Agency in

InvestEgate - Minco PLC - Drilling Report - Mr. McKillen holds degrees in Geology from the University of Dublin (Trinity College) and the University of Leicester. He has 40 years of exploration experience in Ireland and internationally. About Minco Minco PLC is an AIM quoted precious and base metals exploration and development company engaged in zinc exploration on the Pallas Green proper

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Taipei Times - Engineers research the cutting edge - By Peter Kingston As you enter a building on the northern rim of the campus at the University of Leicester in central England, the colorful signboard that ...

16 February 2009

Reuters UK - Outcomes after heart procedures improving: study - The data also show that survival after heart bypass surgery or first-time angioplasty is similar, Dr. Iain B. Squire from the University of Leicester, UK, ...

Leicester Mercury - Why can't they find me a home near my family? - Originally from Hinckley, she beat the odds to gain entry to the University of Leicester for a biological sciences degree. After graduating, she worked for ...

The Post Chronicle - Not As Much Infidelity As Once Thought - true. Dr. Turi King and Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of more than 1,600 unrelated men with 40 surnames -- including variations in spelling. Sons inherit both the Y chromosome and generally the surname from their fathers, unlike daughters. The study, published in the journal Molecular Biology and

15 February 2009

Medical News Today - New Generation Of Cancer Treatments To Be Highlighted At Public Lecture, University Of Leicester - Treatments To Be Highlighted At Public Lecture, University Of Leicester Researchers Determine How Mosquitoes Survive Dengue Virus Infection Can Monkeys Choose Optimally When Faced With Noisy Stimuli And Unequal Rewards? Intrepid Explorers And The Search For The Origin Of Species Disparities Exist Among Races In AIDS Mortality NSERC At 2009

Environment News Service - Cheap Valentine's Day Roses Cost the Earth - Cheap Valentine's Day Roses Cost the Earth LEICESTER, England, February 13, 2009 (ENS) - Cut-price Valentine's Day roses exported from Kenya for sale in the UK are "bleeding that country dry," says Dr. David Harper, an ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester. A senior lecturer at the university's Department of Biology,

ScienceDaily - Cheap Roses Cost The Earth

14 February 2009

Science Centric - Burn coal and save the environment? - However, in a provocative lecture at the University of Leicester, Professor Paul L Younger of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne will argue that a new ... See all stories on this topic

Science Centric - Uncovering the mysteries of black holes - The discovery of massive Black Holes in the nuclei of many galaxies, including our own Milky Way, will be described at the University of Leicester on ...

United Press International - Not as much infidelity as once thought - 2009 at 12:05 AM Order reprints | Feedback LEICESTER, England, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- British researchers suggest the often quoted "1 in 10" figure for children born through infidelity is unlikely to be true. Dr. Turi King and Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of more than 1,600 unrelated men with 40 surnames

Scientific Blogging - Cheap Valentine's Day Roses Are Killing Kenya, Says Biologist - Are Killing Kenya, Says Biologist All News Staff University of Leicester biologist Dr David Harper has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya and says today that your cheap boyfriend's (unless you are are the cheap boyfriend, in which case he means you) cut-price Valentine roses which are exported for sale to the UK are

Medical News Today - New Generation Of Cancer Treatments To Be Highlighted At Public Lecture, University Of Leicester - million by 2020, an expert is set to warn at a University of Leicester lecture. Professor Herbie Newell, Professor of Cancer Therapeutics at Newcastle University, will deliver the Redfearn Memorial Lecture on 25 March, 2009. His lecture, Challenges in the Development of Targeted Cancer Therapies, takes place at 4pm in the Henry Wellcome Building,

Time Magazine - Why Chemical Warfare is Ancient History - years old. Simon James, a researcher at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, claims to have found the first physical evidence of chemical weaponry, dating from a battle fought in 256 AD at an ancient Roman fortress city. James concluded that twenty Roman soldiers unearthed beneath the town's ramparts did not die from war wounds, as

DigitalJournal.com - Cheap Roses Have an Environmental Cost - is an ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester. Harper, who has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, has warned that cut-price Valentine roses exported for sale in the UK were â¿¿bleeding that country dryâ¿¿. Harper is a senior lecturer in the Universityâ¿¿s Department of Biology and he claims

EurekAlert - Cheap love costs the Earth

This is Money - The £2 budget bouquet for Valentine's Day - particularly Kenya's Lake Naivasha region. University of Leicester ecologist Dr David Harper said that the drive to sell blooms at bargain prices is contributing to the exploitation of the region. He said: 'If you buy a T-shirt really cheaply, the chances are that it was child labour that made them. 'The same principle applies with flowers,

Medical News Today - Infidelity 'Myth' Challenged By Y Chromosome And Surname Study

TMCnet.com - Re-vamped No 1 website shows that northern towns and cities lead the way as best places to be a student - Equal second with a score of 60% are a host of university towns in England, Walesand Northern Ireland: Swansea, Southampton, Preston, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Oxford, Liverpool, Leicester, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast, Bangorand Aberystwyth. Surprises in the table include Londonand Cambridgewith scores of just 56%. Pontypridd and Salfordwould

13 February 2009

Times & Star - Major study to map our Viking heritage - areaâ¿¿s Viking heritage. Researchers at the University of Leicester are seeking men from northern England to help map the impact the arrival of Vikings in about 900AD had on the area. Professor of genetics Mark Jobling said some knowledge of how Vikings affected the landscape could be gauged from archaeology and place names, such as Branthwaite,

Daily Mail - £2 bunch of roses: The budget bouquet for Valentine's Day, by Asda - particularly Kenya's Lake Naivasha region. University of Leicester ecologist Dr David Harper said that the drive to sell blooms at bargain prices is contributing to the exploitation of the region. He said: 'If you buy a T-shirt really cheaply, the chances are that it was child labour that made them. 'The same principle applies with flowers,

NewKerala - Surnames, genetic information often strongly linked

MedIndia - New Research on Probability of Illegitimacy Debunks Earlier Myth - February 12, 2009 at 2:22:38 PM Font Size Leicester University scientists have debunked the myth that one in 10 kids is illegitimate without the legal father knowing that he may have been cuckolded, saying that the real figure is 1 in 25. To reach the conclusion, Leicester University scientists scrutinised the Y chromosomes of 1,600 unrelated

ScienceDaily - Y Chromosome And Surname Study Challenges Infidelity 'Myth'

WebWire - Link between Y chromosome and surnames sheds light on family histories

Impact Lab - Y Chromosome And Surname Study Challenges Infidelity Myth'

Science a Go-Go - Chromosome study challenges infidelity dogma

12 February 2009

tce today - £82m research grant for 1200 PhDs - ... University of Essex; University of Exeter; University of Glasgow; University of Kent; University of Leeds; University of Leicester; University of ...

Hindu - Surnames, genetic information strongly linked - Turi King and Mark Jobling, professor at the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of over 1600 unrelated men with 40 surnames (including ...

Calgary Herald - 'Set high goals and go after them' - He's 24 and has two degrees-- a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Calgary, and a law degree from the University of Leicester, ...

The Press, York - Superstition just doesn’t add up for accountants - ... a consultant for the Open University, an honorary fellow of York St John University, doctor of letters both of the University of Leicester and the ...

EurekAlert - Y chromosome and surname study challenges infidelity 'myth' - Turi King and Professor Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of over 1,600 unrelated men with forty surnames (including variations in spelling). Sons inherit both the Y chromosome and ¿ generally ¿ the surname from their fathers, unlike daughters, who do not carry this sex-specific chromosome and usually change

PhysOrg.com - Y chromosome and surname study challenges infidelity 'myth'

Scientific Blogging - The Y Chromosome Of Truth - Surnames And Genetic Information Are Strongly Connected

The Mirror - David Beckham's genes may match you - continues below Researchers from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of 1,600 unrelated men with 40 surnames. They included Dalgleish (19 per cent), and Titchmarsh (23 per cent). The results, published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, could also help police identify up to 70 rapists or murderers a year.

Glass on Web - Pilkington Activ™ Is Academic! - A highly unusual window replacement scheme has taken place at Leicester University. Pilkington Activ™ Blue glass has helped transform the Attenborough Tower ...

11 February 2009

BBC News - Study debunks illegitimacy 'myth' - The study by Mark Jobling and Turi King at the University of Leicester is published in the journal Molecular Biology & Evolution. Referring to the one in 10 ...

Straits Times - NUH sued for botched surgery - The view of the plaintiffs' expert witness, Professor Michael Nicholson from the University of Leicester, is that it is wrong to use four clips on the renal ...

Insciences Organisation - Link between Y chromosome and surnames sheds light on family histories - Dr Turi King and Professor Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of more than 1600 unrelated men with forty surnames ... See all stories on this topic

Daily Mail - Scientists challenge myth that one in 10 children are illegitimate ... - A new study from Leicester University suggests the figure is one in 25. The Y chromosomes of 1600 unrelated men with 40 different surnames were studied to ...

Telegraph.co.uk - Scientists debunk myth of one in 10 children born to 'wrong' father - Professor Mark Jobling of Leicester University, who carried out the study, said: "People often quote a figure of one in 10 for the number of people born ...

Mirror.co.uk - Beckham's genes may match you - Researchers from the University of Leicester examined the Y chromosomes of 1600 unrelated men with 40 surnames. They included Dalgleish (19 per cent), ...

This is Leicestershire - Tuesday's pick: Once Upon A Time In Lithuania - runs at The Richard Attenborough Centre, University of Leicester, until April 5. As part of the run, Professor Aubrey Newman, of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies, will give a lecture detailing the destruction of the Jewish community during the early 1940s. It's on Monday, February 16 at 6.30pm. Entry to the lecture is free but

Independent - Study kills '1 in 10' myth of cuckolded fathers - The real figure is more likely to be less than one in 25," said Professor Mark Jobling of Leicester University, who carried out the study with colleague ...

10 February 2009

East Midlands Innovation - Space engineers from India work with University of Leicester for first national astronomy satellite

Medical News Today - Great Progress In Heart Disease Gene Research, But More To Do, Says BHF - BHF Professor Nilesh Samani's work at the University of Leicester, and BHF Professor Stephen Ball's work at the University of Leeds visit here and here. - The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is the nation's heart charity, dedicated to saving lives through pioneering research, patient care, campaigning for change and by providing vital information.

Mmegi Online - Botswana official marooned in Namibia - an MA degree in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, UK. She previously served as Technical Advisor on Gender at the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone and as Head of Programme of Women in Development Southern Africa Awareness at the Southern African Research and Documentation Centre. Kethusegile-Juru has authored several publications

TMCnet.com - Local Official Marooned in Namibia

Whitby Gazette - Project aims to map our Viking heritage - the world-famous Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, home of DNA fingerprinting, are beginning a new study to map the extent of Viking ancestry in men who live in the north of England. A member of the team, Prof Steve Harding, who is based at the University of Nottingham, said of the new project: â¿¿The Viking influence in

guardian.co.uk - Cutting edge research - As you enter a building on the northern rim of the campus at the University of Leicester, the colourful signboard that catches your eye suggests science at ...

09 February 2009

HealthNewsDigest.com - Developing Students' Mind, Body and Spirit - By University of Leicester (HealthNewsDigest.com) - The University - ranked among the top in the country for student satisfaction - is investigating how ...

Scarborough Today - Your help needed in Viking research - The University of Leicester is researching the Y chromosome, which is part of the DNA passed down from fathers to sons, and particularly wants to talk to ...

Medical News Today - Great Progress In Heart Disease Gene Research, But More To Do ... - DOI: 10.1038/ng.327 - For information about the BHF Family Heart Study, BHF Professor Nilesh Samani's work at the University of Leicester, and BHF Professor ...

Indio Daily - India Works With University Of Leicester On First National Astronomy Satellite - is to have key components assembled by the University of Leicester. A team of engineers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, has arrived at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre to progress work on the satellite which is due for launch in 2009. The team, who will be in Leicester until ... more TRADE WARS

08 February 2009

TheHeart.Org - New genomic markers identified for MI, CAD, some of which are a ... - Dr Nilesh Samani (University of Leicester, UK), who was involved in three of the papers, told heartwire: "The bottom line is that if we take this new ...

07 February 2009

News Guardian - Hunt forVikings! - Now scientists at the world-famous Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester are beginning a new study to map the extent of Viking ancestry in ...

News Blaze - Out of This World Experience At University of Leicester- National Science - topics got in common? Well they feature in the University of Leicester's celebration of Science and Engineering Week from 6 March -14 March. During this week the University of Leicester will be hosting a range of events to engage, excite and expand minds of all ages. The campus will be buzzing as staff and students line up an array of activities

Sky Nightly - India Works With University Of Leicester On First National Astronomy Satellite

Innovations Report - Space engineers from India work with University of Leicester for first national astronomy satellite

Malaysia Sun - Indian space engineers start work on country's first national Astronomy satellite - The camera was designed by the University of Leicester and the manufacture of the hardware components was undertaken by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. n addition to the manufacture of the camera hardware, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has built the main telescope body and mirror. The University of Leicester is to

Guardian Unlimited - Obituary: Alan Everitt - in the army, he read history at St Andrews University, and returned to Kent to work for a PhD at London University, studying Kentish gentry in the civil war, 1640-60. This was political history, focusing on a socially distinctive county, in which kinship and the rule of partible inheritance (apportioned among heirs), rather than primogeniture

06 February 2009

ChronicleLive - Researchers want Geordie DNA to trace ancestors - The team from the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, home of DNA fingerprinting, are beginning a new study to map the extent of Viking ...

SpaceRef.com - Space Engineers from India Work With University of Leicester for First National Astronomy Satellite

TMCnet.com - Indian engineers team in UK to work on 'Astrosat' - from a leading Indian institute and the British University of Leicester. A team of engineers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Mumbai, has arrived at the Leicester University's Space Research Centre to monitor the progress of work on the satellite, which is due for launch later this year. Workforce Management: At the Heart of

05 February 2009

The Guardian - Bullets hold the key in Bond's unique view to a kill

Nature Magazine - Scientific vacancies - Master of Research Studentship Employer: >>>University<<< of Nottingham Location: University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus Posted: January 21, 2009 Show job description University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science One Year Master of Research Studentship in Collaboration with the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition

SpaceRef - Space Engineers from India Work With University of Leicester for First National Astronomy Satellite

Indio Daily - India Works With University Of Leicester On First National Astronomy Satellite

Medical News Today - Funding For Research Into The Molecular Biology Of Hepatitis C Virus - carried out her PhD from 1998-2001 at the University of Leicester, before obtaining a Wellcome Trust International Research Fellowship, which allowed her to work as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University. The fellowship provided a further year of funding to return to a UK-based lab and she spent a year working at the University of

South Asian Women's Forum - Indian space engineers and Univ of Leicester work at India's first ... - India's first national Astronomy satellite, Astrosat, will have most of the hardware manufactured in India with the University of Leicester Space Research ...

04 February 2009

Hindu - Indian engineers' team in UK to work on 'Astrosat' - "Astrosat also forms the beginning of a long term collaboration between TIFR and the University of Leicester through which it is hoped that many more ...

EurekAlert - Space engineers from India work with University of Leicester for ... - A team of engineers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, has arrived at the University of Leicester's Space Research Centre to ...

Third Sector - Alumni Relations Officer - ... being a Leicester graduate and work to increase the number of graduates actively involved in the University’s alumni events and fundraising activities. ...

Online News Pakistan - Infection setback in prem babies - Field, an expert in neonatal medicine at the University of Leicester, said it highlighted the importance of doing trials. "In theory you would have thought this was an important intervention. "But it shows that in these babies there is some other factor which is important." || Top || Next >> ELECTION 2008 POLL OF THE DAY Question? Will PPPP

03 February 2009

NewsBlaze - University of Leicester Helps Business Achieve 'The Leading Edge' - A new employer-led service providing tailored education solutions for business has been launched by the University of Leicester. A dedicated unit has been ...

Nursing Times - Nurses deeply affected by young patient death - Researchers from the University of Leicester surveyed a total of 340 nurses, midwives and doctors working in obstetrics and gynaecology at two trusts. ...

Genetic Engineering News - Prestigious fellowship for young Nottingham researcher - Dr Jopling carried out her PhD from 1998-2001 at the University of Leicester, before obtaining a Wellcome Trust International Research Fellowship, ...

02 February 2009

askamum - Caffeine raises risk of leukaemia in babies - ... but this new study suggests they should cut it out completely. the research by Leicester University is backed by the World Cancer Research Fund who said ...

ABC Science Online - Ancient Persians 'used chemical warfare' - The reality was more gruesome, according to Dr Simon James of the University of Leicester in England. Mixing archival records and extensive fieldwork at the ...

01 February 2009

Shape Magazine - 13 SIMPLE CHANGES - serve up stress relief. Researchers from Monash University in Australia say relaxing music has a calming effect on the nervous system, preventing spikes in stress hormones, blood pressure, and heart rate. For an even bigger benefit, sing along. A separate study from Lawrence University in the US found that singing bolsters your bodyâ¿¿s immune

Medical News Today - Study Of Space Weather Conditions That Affect Our Lives - Science Foundation (NSF) are Dartmouth College, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). The Virginia Tech group is directing the first construction that will take place at a site in Kansas later this year. Other potential sites are currently being reviewed in Oregon, the Aleutian

Chippewa Falls Online - - is unknown. In the British study led by the University of Leicester, 687 children ages 10 months to 5 years who were hospitalized for wheezing were randomly given prednisolone or placebo treatment. There was no significant difference in the time spent in the hospital: 11 hours for the drug group compared with 14 hours for the placebo group. In the

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