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Beyond the everlasting lightbulb
The University of Cambridge and Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Ltd have announced a major new partnership that will allow scientists to develop innovative technology based on the material gallium nitride. (2000-07-19)

Hospital-acquired C. diff associated with substantial costs
A study by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America determines the cost and length of stay attributed to hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infections. (2019-07-24)

Our genes can be set on pause
New evidence in embryonic stem cells shows that mammalian genes may all have a layer of control that acts essentially like the pause button on your DVR. The researchers say the results show that the pausing phenomenon, previously thought to be a peculiarity of particular genes, is actually a much more general feature of the genome. The findings are reported in the April 30 issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication. (2010-04-29)

Symposium explores antibiotic-resistant bacteria: sources and strategies
Resistance to the antibiotic vancomycin in enterococci, a class of bacteria, has spread rapidly in the past ten years- causing a large number of hospital-acquired infections. Vancomycin is one of the last antibiotics that can be used to treat infections caused by multiple-resistant staphylococcus aureus and other harmful bacteria. (1999-08-13)

Multiple concurrent central lines increases risk for bloodstream infection
A study by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America demonstrates the relationship between multiple concurrent central lines and the increased risk for bloodstream infections. (2019-07-24)

Could skin cells become brain cells?
Results of an experimental study in this week's issue of THE LANCET highlight how adult skin cells can be made into precursor nerve cells, with potential implications for the future treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. (2004-07-08)

Monumental chemistry textbook issued by University of Copenhagen researchers
No matter where you live, chemistry is unavoidable. So writing a textbook on environmental chemistry is an extensive undertaking. None the less two researchers at the University of Copenhagen have managed to complete the Herculean task. Now their efforts have been rewarded by the publication of their book by world leading publisher Cambridge University Press. Not just because (2012-09-07)

Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia
Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The researchers say it offers hope for potential new treatments for several types of dementia. (2020-03-16)

Low dose of serotonin-acting chemical improves blood sugar tolerance
An appetite-suppressing chemical also improves glucose tolerance and lowers insulin levels in obese and diabetic mice, researchers report in the November issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press. Importantly, the researchers found, those effects of the drug occurred at a low dose that had no influence on feeding behavior, body weight, activity level, or energy expenditure. (2007-11-06)

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners
A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers from the University of Cambridge. (2019-10-09)

Genes play a role in empathy
A new study led by scientists from the University of Cambridge, the Institut Pasteur, Paris Diderot University, the CNRS and the genetics company 23andMe suggests that our empathy is not just a result of our education and experience but is also partly influenced by genetic variations. These results will be published in the journal Translational Psychiatry on March 12, 2018. (2018-03-11)

Quantum computing: The light at the end of the tunnel may be a single photon
Semiconductors are the foundation of modern computer technology. Now a photon's literal quantum leap may point the way to a semiconductor-based quantum computer. (2012-05-18)

Education on personalized diabetes risk doesn't motivate behavior change
People who receive personalized genetic and phenotypic information on their risk of developing diabetes don't significantly increase their physical activity compared to those who get broader, generic information on diabetes, according to a randomized controlled trial of more than 500 healthy adults published in PLOS Medicine by Job Godino from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK, and colleagues. (2016-11-29)

GPs Need Electronic Assistance To Stop Them Drowning In Paper
General Practitioners in the UK are being swamped with so much guidance that it has become unmanageable and an electronic medium is needed to combat this problem, say Dr Arthur Hibble and public health colleagues from Cambridge. (1998-09-25)

Scratching an itch: Neutralizing IL-22 prevents psoriasis in mice
Psoriasis, which is a chronic disease characterized by the development of red, scaly, raised skin lesions, affects approximately 2 percent of the population of countries of the Western world. A new study has now provided evidence that the soluble molecule IL-22 is central to the development of disease in a mouse model of psoriasis, leading to the suggestion that antagonizing IL-22 might provide a new approach to treating individuals with psoriasis. (2008-01-17)

New score measuring multiple chronic illnesses performs better than current method
A new score that measures multiple long-term health conditions performs better than the current Charlson Comorbidity Index and may help in health care planning and delivery, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-02-03)

Physical intelligence in rooks
The evidence to date suggests that, unlike humans, most animals are not (2006-04-03)

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more susceptible to developing the disease. (2016-08-25)

Scientists honored in Biochemical Society Awards
The Awards recognize molecular bioscientists for the excellence and profound impact their work has had, both for the scientific community and society in general. They also allow exceptional work by early career researchers to be highlighted. The recipients have made cutting-edge discoveries and advances in fields ranging from microbiology to cancer research, neurochemistry, biotechnology, energy and metabolism, genes and signalling. (2016-03-30)

Researchers use light to beat amnesia in mice
Memories that have been destabilized and forgotten by mice can nevertheless be retrieved by activating memory engrams, or specific patterns of neurons that fire when memories are encoded, with light, researchers say. (2015-05-28)

Hebrew University in leading spots in world university rankings
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has again been ranked among the leading universities in the world, according to the 2006 comprehensive listing of the world's top universities, as published by the Times Higher Education Supplement of London. (2006-11-13)

Study suggests elderly care home outbreaks in England were caused by multiple indepedent infections and also within-home spread
New research presented at this week's ESCMID Congress on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online 23-25 September) shows that outbreaks of COVID-19 in elderly care homes were caused by multiple independent infections from outside, plus within care home spread. There is also evidence of transmission between residents and healthcare workers, including paramedics, possibily linking care home outbreaks to hospital outbreaks. (2020-09-23)

Unplanned hospitalization more likely in people with several illnesses, mental health conditions
People with multiple illnesses are much more likely to be admitted to hospital unexpectedly, and mental health issues and economic hardship further increase the likelihood, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2013-02-19)

Primary tumors can drive the growth of distant cancers
Primary tumors can encourage the growth of stray cancer cells lurking elsewhere in the body that otherwise may not have amounted to much. As people age, most may have such indolent cancer cells given the sheer number of cells in the body, although their rarity makes them impossible to detect, the researchers said. (2008-06-12)

7th [BC]2 Basel Computational Biology Conference
The seventh Basel Computational Biology Conference 2009 (2009-04-09)

Athene Donald wins Science and Technology Award from Glamour magazine
Athene Donald has won the Science and Technology award issued by the women's lifestyle publication, Glamour. In awarding the honor to Professor Donald, Glamour magazine praised her as a (2010-02-03)

Chromosomes may be knotted
Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have now found that chromosomes may indeed be knotted. (2017-10-20)

Boxing Matches Couldn't Be Held If Doctors Refused To Be At The Ringside
Professor Hugh Brayne from the University of Sunderland writes that scientific evidence shows that boxing endangers health. Since medical cover is a legal requirement at all boxing promotions, he says the profession should consider whether members should participate. If they didn't, boxing would become an impossible activity. (1998-06-12)

Low levels of BNP hormone linked to development of Type 2 diabetes
Using Mendelian randomization, Roman Pfister of the University of Cambridge, UK, and colleagues demonstrate a potentially causal link between low levels of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), a hormone released by damaged heart tissue, and the development of Type 2 diabetes. (2011-10-25)

A Portland artist will inaugurate the newly established Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' Artist in Residence program
Mariana Tres, an artist whose work has been inspired by an array of astronomical imagery has been invited to be the Center for Astrophysics' (CfA) first Artist in Residence. Similar residence programs for artists are held national parks. However, this new CfA residence will be the first one inspired by astronomy and the cosmos. Ms. Tres' residence extends through 2002 and will culminate with a special show and public lecture. (2001-09-24)

Neurons with good housekeeping are protected from Alzheimer's
A new study finds that some brain cells protect themselves from Alzheimer's with a cellular cleaning system that sweeps away toxic proteins associated with the disease. (2018-12-17)

Unraveling tumor growth one stem cell at a time
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that a single mutation in a leukemia-associated gene reduces the ability of blood stem cells to make more blood stem cells, but leaves their progeny daughter cells unaffected. Their findings have relevance to all cancers that are suspected to have a stem cell origin as they advance our understanding of how single stem cells are subverted to cause tumors. (2013-06-04)

Inventive combination of research approaches identifies new target for treating leukemia
New research integrates sophisticated interdisciplinary approaches to solve a molecular mystery that may lead to alternative therapeutic strategies for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The study, published by Cell Press in the October issue of the journal Cancer Cell, identifies a previously unrecognized AML target that responds well to pharmacological inhibition and may be an excellent candidate for use in future clinical trials. (2009-10-05)

Scientists narrow search for genes associated with the ability to 'see' sounds
A new study identifies specific chromosomal regions linked to auditory visual synaesthesia, a neurological condition characterized by seeing colors in response to sounds. The research, published online on Feb. 5 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, makes major strides towards identifying the genes that underlie synaesthesia and may eventually lead to improved understanding of typical and atypical cognitive development. (2009-02-05)

Dominant strain of drug-resistant MRSA decreases in hospitals, but persists in community
The incidence of the most common strain of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections has decreased in hospital-onset cases, but has failed to decline in the broader community, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (2015-09-16)

Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed
Sodium channels are implicated in many serious conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy and pain, making them an important potential target for drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still much scientists do not know about the molecules. New Cambridge research provides fresh and unexpected insight into the structure of sodium channels and, specifically, one of its components -- β-subunit molecules -- which are responsible for 'fine-tuning' the activity of the channel. The research is published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2014-04-17)

Tiny golden bullets could help tackle asbestos-related cancers
Gold nanotubes - tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair - could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, according to a team of researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Leeds. (2020-10-26)

Electron 'spin' key to solar cell breakthrough
The latest research paves the way for inexpensive, high performance solar cells. (2013-08-07)

A computer for your mouse!
A new international consortium aimed at linking together the world's databases of mouse genetics -- the field of research which saw the Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies -- was launched this week. (2007-10-12)

Similarities between cancerous and normal skin cells
Normal human skin cells harbor a surprisingly large number of un-inherited mutations that crop up over time, including many known cancer-promoters that help to drive tumor growth, researchers say. (2015-05-21)

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