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Two cultures, same risk for cognitive impairment
Diabetes is a known risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, age-related conditions that affect memory and thinking skills. However, little is known about how the diabetes-cognitive decline link compares across cultures. View News Article (2015-06-23)

World Experts Unite in Urgent Effort to Fight Deadly Disease
* Up to One Million Child Deaths are Preventable * * New Evidence Shows HIV-Infected Children & Infants are Particularly Vulnerable * Leaders in the fight against disease today emphasized the importance of preventing unnecessary child deaths from Streptococcus pneumoniae - a disease currently responsible for killing between 800,000 and one million children every year, mostly in developing... View News Article (2004-05-11)

UkeU, Leeds and Manchester launch global masters programme in bioinformatics
The universities of Leeds and Manchester will provide a new masters course in bioinformatics for UKeU. Leeds and Manchester are developing the course, which is to start in October 2003, as partners within the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). It will employ novel elearning techniques to provide training to students in one of the biosciences' most exciting and fast-moving disciplines. The MSc... View News Article (2003-01-16)

Generation of a severe memory-deficit mutant mouse by exclusively eliminating the kinase activity of CaMKIIalpha
Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha (CaMKII alpha) is an enzyme that adds phosphates to a variety of protein substrates to modify their functions. View News Article (2009-06-19)

£11.5m for new structural proteomics research programmes
BBSRC has announced two new research programmes that together will receive £11.5m under the Structural Proteomics of Rational Targets Initiative (SPoRT). The Membrane Protein Structure Initiative (MPSI), a consortium of experienced membrane research groups at universities and institutes across the UK and led by the University of Glasgow, has been awarded over £6.8m. MPSI aims to... View News Article (2004-06-17)

New non-executive chairman for Institute of Physics Publishing
Mike Boswood has been appointed as non-executive chairman of Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing, the wholly owned publishing company of The Institute of Physics, an international learned society and professional body. Mr Boswood, who is the first person to be appointed to this post from outside the Institute, is president and CEO of Thomson Legal & Regulatory International, part of The... View News Article (2004-06-02)

Evaluating evolutionary rates could shed light into functions of uncharacterized genes
Genes that have roles in the same biological pathways change their rate of evolution in parallel, a finding that could be used to discover their functions, said a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the February issue of GENETICS. View News Article (2013-02-11)

Targeting neurotransmitter may help treat gastrointestinal conditions
Selective targeting of the neurotransmitter that differentially affects brain cells that control the two distinct functions of the pancreas may allow for new medication therapies for conditions like diabetes, dyspepsia and gastro-esophageal reflux, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.  View News Article (2012-12-05)

New invention that could change design of future memory storage devices
A research team at Singapore A*STAR's Data Storage Institute (DSI) has invented a new phase change material that has the potential to change the design of future memory storage devices. View News Article (2008-10-08)

X-ray ptychography, fluorescence microscopy combo sheds new light on trace elements
Scientists have developed a new approach that combines ptychographic X-ray imaging and fluorescence microscopy to study the important role trace elements play in biological functions on hydrated cells. View News Article (2015-04-13)

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