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University of Leeds wins $18 million funding to improve the quality of our old age

A new 11m Centre of Excellence in Medical Engineering at the University of Leeds will be dedicated to giving people a healthier, fitter, more active old age. The Wellcome Trust and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have today (Thursday) announced joint funding for t...

Unlocking the key to human fertility

... Scientists at leeds and Bradford have discovered a unique 'DNA signature' in human sperm, which...f the sperm cell, the DNA needs to be very tightly coiled, or packaged. The leeds study showed that in human and mouse sperm, not all of the DNA is packaged ...

Moles and melanoma -- researchers find genetic links to skin cancer

...e likely to be carrying the genes most closely associated with red hair and freckles. "This is what we expected to find," said Professor Bishop of the leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine and the Cancer Research UK Centre at Leeds. "But the links seemed to be much stronger than we anticipated." "We had ...

The GenoMEL project identifies a new region of the genome associated with the risk of melanoma

...s , have found a link between the risk of melanoma and two regions associated with skin pigmentation and a new region of the genome. GenoMEL is led by leeds University and the IDIBAPS - Hospital Clnic of Barcelona researchers Dr. Susana Puig and Dr. Josep Malvehy are the only Spanish authors of this ar...

Leeds engineers developing bullet proof vests from cement

... Engineers at the University of leeds are working on a new type of body armour made from cement. The new vests...e just one of a range of novel uses for the 2000 year old material that the leeds engineers are investigating in a three year project called 'Cementing the f...

Finding Fitness on the Dance Floor

...ey, a senior lecturer in skill acquisition and sport/exercise psychology at leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Dancing, or at least wa... SOURCES: Stephen Cobley, Ph.D., senior lecturer, leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Molly Kimball, R.D., sports and li...

'Qu-Chi' Acupressure Band Gives Hayfever Misery the Elbow

... leeds and LONDON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Hayfever Relief Product Based on Acupressure Points Now Available in UK Stores & Widely Available ...

V. Craig Jordan, Internationally Renowned Breast Cancer Scientist, Joins Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

...ofessor of molecular medicine at the University of leeds in England. Before joining Fox Chase, Jordan ... Mass., from 1972 to 1974. After teaching at leeds until 1979, he held a one-year appointment to esta... the pharmacology of non-steroidal anti-estrogens, leeds awarded him a doctor of science degree in 1985 and...

Gaza strip families give first clue to condition causing blindness and tooth decay

...eloped teeth. Chris Inglehearn, Professor of Molecular Ophthalmology at leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, said: "What interested us was the idea tha...mally think of as having much in common. "Working with colleagues in the leeds Dental Institute, genetic changes were found that disrupt the function of a...

Anesthesia Type Won't Influence Neck Artery Surgery Outcomes

...r general over local anesthesia, of vice versa, as routine for carotid endarterectomy," wrote Dr. Michael Gough, of the vascular surgery department at leeds General Infirmary, and colleagues. "Similarly, we showed no definite evidence that the type of anesthesia affects length of hospital stay or qualit...
Leeds in Medical Technology

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces Start of Patient Enrolment in Translational Clinical Trial Investigating REOLYSIN(R) in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...o 20 patients will receive one cycle of treatment in this trial, with approximately 10 in each of the early and late virus groups. The University of leeds is covering all costs of the trial, while Oncolytics will provide REOLYSIN(R). About Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Oncolytics is a Calgary-based b...

ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies

... relief with anti-TNF therapies," said Professor Paul Emery, lead study investigator of the RADIATE trial and Professor of Rheumatology, University of leeds in the United Kingdom. In both studies, patients treated with ACTEMRA alone or with methotrexate achieved greater improvements in quality-of-life me...

Researchers Train the Immune System to Deliver Virus That Destroys Cancer in Lab Models

...er, Peter Selby and Alan Melcher of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre, leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, U.K.; and, Kevin Harr...

Santaris Pharma Presents Positive Clinical Data on SPC2996 in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

...rust, Manchester, UK (Prinicipal Investigator, UK); * Dr Claire Dearden, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey, UK; * Prof Peter Hillman, leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK; * Prof Martin Dyer, MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester, UK; * Dr Christian Geisler, Rigshopitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark (...

Three Studies Suggest Abbott's Humira (adalimumab) May Improve Work Productivity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

...t treatment with HUMIRA may allow patients to be more productive both at home and in the workplace," said Paul Emery, M.D., professor of rheumatology, leeds University, UK. Five million people worldwide -- mostly between the ages of 25 and 55 -- are currently living with RA, which most often affects the ...
Leeds in Biological News

Wildfires set to increase 50 percent by 2050

...climate change is going to make things significantly worse," says Dr Dominick Spracklen, from the School of Earth and Environment at the University of leeds who is the lead author of the research. "Our research shows that wildfires are strongly influenced by temperature. Hotter temperatures lead to drye...

Biological warfare in bacteria offers hope for new antibiotics

...ly effective at killing bacteria and which could hold the key to developing new types of antibiotics. Researchers from the Universities of York and leeds have been awarded 3.3m from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to find out how a family of proteins known as colicins ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

...rch teams at Imperial College London, King's College London, University of leeds and Oxford University will receive a combined total of 41 million over the... surgery, and improved techniques for rebuilding tissue after surgery." leeds "50 more years after 50": 11m Professor John Fisher said: "While more of...

Molecular typesetting -- proofreading without a proofreader

... Researchers at the Universities of leeds and Bristol (UK) have developed a model of how errors are corrected whilst proteins are being built. Ensuring that proteins are built correctly is ...

Protecting the food crops of the future

... Biologists are investigating how to control when plants flower - to help farmers reap a bumper harvest. The University of leeds team will also investigate whether the flowering process can be made more robust and able to withstand predicted changes in the climate. Professor ...

Gene evolution process discovered

...ific explanation for this process. In research published this week, the leeds team reports that a protein known as REST plays a central role in switching...olutionary change but no-one has been able to prove it until now." The leeds team, in collaboration with scientists in Singapore, examined the repertoir...

New cleaning protocol for future 'search for life' missions

...oped and tested by scientists at the University of leeds and NASA. It deals with the dilemma known as 'for...ne Benning, a biogeochemist from the University of leeds and co-author of the paper. "We know that on Ma...Earth and Biosphere Institute at the University of leeds to Liane G. Benning. ...

Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions

...oject teams led by the universities of Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and leeds will investigate combustion and CO 2 capture and transport technologies th...Chemical Engineering, at The University of Nottingham, will be working with leeds University, Imperial College London, Cranfield University, the University o...

Aerosol: A key piece of the climate change puzzle

...ange. Now, a new 630,000 project has been launched at the University of leeds to tackle the conundrum of how aerosol affects climate. Aerosols are s...y exploited and the global aerosol model that has already been developed at leeds (Global Model of Aerosol Processes). The Aerosol Model Robustness and S...

New hope for advances in treating malaria

... Researchers at the University of leeds have developed chemicals which kill the most deadly malaria-causing parasit...parum is unable to grow and therefore it dies. The inhibitors developed at leeds bind to the DHODH enzyme in the parasite and stop it functioning, preventin...
Leeds in Biological Technology

Researchers at Leeds mine the 'Terahertz gap'

Research underway at the University of Leeds will provide a completely fresh insight into the workings of nano-scale systems, and enable advances in the development of nano-electronic devices for use in industry, medicine and biotechnology. The Leeds team has secured a new grant of 2 million fr...

First ASMS Hites Award for Outstanding Research Publication Presented to Prof. Alison Ashcroft for Her Use of Waters Synapt HDMS System to Explore Protein Complexes

...ss Spectrometry (ASMS) presented Prof. Alison Ashcroft of the University of leeds with the first Ron Hites Award for Outstanding Research Publication in the ...y Waters scientists Kevin Giles and Robert Bateman along with University of leeds researchers David Smith and Professor Sheena Radford. Prof. Ashcroft's team...

DFG establishes 14 new research training groups

...ntry-related regional science. For this purpose, the group is working in close cooperation with the White Rose East Asia Centre of the universities of leeds and Sheffield. (Host university: University of Duisburg-Essen; Spokesperson: Professor Dr. Karen A. Shire) The International Research Training Grou...

Beating the back-up blues

...day photos is a step closer to becoming a thing of the past thanks to research into a new kind of computer memory. Physicists at the University of leeds and scientists at IBM Research's Zurich lab have made new advances in researching a new kind of memory, called 'racetrack' memory, which could become ...

Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia

...orning upon waking. ITI-007 caused no significant impairment of attention, vigilance, information processing or declarative memory as measured by the leeds Psychomotor Battery, Digit Symbol Substitution Test or Word Pair Associates Test. Pharmacokinetic analyses revealed dose-related increases in exposur...

Introducing the next generation of chemical reactors

...emical, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. Professor Yulong Ding of the Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at the University of leeds explains: "This research programme is an important step towards producing the next generation of smart "small footprint", greener reactors. The respon...

Roche Molecular Diagnostics Invests $57.5 Million in 'Green' Research Building

... New Facility Meets leeds Standards for Sustainable Development PLEASANTON, Calif., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Molecular Diagnostics (RMD) today announced the openin...

The future of computing -- carbon nanotubes and superconductors to replace the silicon chip

...on nanotubes At the conference, researchers at leeds University in the UK will report an important step...single tubes. Bryan Hickey and his coworkers at leeds have now developed a technique that will reveal an...wn on another surface. Chris Allen, one of the leeds teams, says, With this technique we can make carbo...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. Announces 2007 Third Quarter Results

...tion of Human Melanoma Cells Supports Priming of Anti-Tumour Cytotoxic T Cell Immunity" was presented by Dr. Robin Prestwich of CR-UK Clinical Centre, leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, U.K. at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Birmingham, U.K. In this st...

FDA Approves Expanded Labeling for Campath(R) to Include First-line Treatment for Leading Form of Adult Leukemia

...nder consideration in Europe. "Campath is clearly an important single agent for the first-line treatment of CLL," said Peter Hillmen, MB, ChB, of the leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom, and the lead investigator of the pivotal study comparing Campath against chlorambucil. "We are excited to be...
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