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Organ Donors Solicited During UKs National Transplant Week

National Transplant Week this year, in UK, is being taken very seriously. The campaign, which was kicked off recently aims to make aware the desperate need of organs , required to save thousands of lives across the UK. The campaign has been launched to raise organ donors too, not just for the...

Lancets Report Condemns UKs Mental Health Bill

According to a special report by the Lancet, Britons diagnosed with mental disorders are not been given the care they deserve. Timed to the release of the Mental Health Bill last week, the report describes as untherapeutic and unsafe' the mental health wards of UK. Some of the observation...

Hospital Car Parking Fees Top the List of Life's Biggest Injustices

...ist bills and surcharges when booking flights. The survey, which asked 2,000 people to reveal their most hated charge, reveals that taxes are the uks most contested charges when combined, with over a third of people (39 per cent) believing that they are unfair. Inheritance Tax came second on the pub...

Kavli Prize awarded to Pasko Rakic, pioneering Yale neuroscientist

...ising peoples awareness of the benefits of fundamental science to their own, everyday lives. Sir Martin Rees , president of the Royal Society, the uks academy of science, said: The Kavli Prizes highlight three challenging and important fields of research. The choice of winners highlights the internat...

Think before you drink, says university research

...ne too many at the weekend or are simply unaware of the actual units of alcohol they are consuming at home. Binge drinking has a huge impact on the uks health, economy and society Department of Health figures show that up to 22,000 alcohol-related deaths occur every year, mainly resulting from stroke...

Antidepressants do work in depression while evidence for CBT is poorer say experts

...eview. The new guidelines also question whether CBT should routinely be combined with antidepressant medication for depression in adolescentsas the uks National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence suggestsciting a lack of evidence. Dr Anderson says some recommendations run contrary to NICE gu...

Location! Location! Location technologies are improving NHS care

... London 1st May 2008: Some of the uks leading experts in location technologies confirmed this week that applications such as RFID in hospitals are already improving the efficiency and qual...

Breast cancer subtypes originate from different biological pathways

...with hormone independent cancer. This shows that they have distinct genetic origins, and are different diseases. Dr Lesley Walker, Cancer Research uks director of cancer information, said: Scientists were previously unsure how different types of breast cancer developed. Although the findings wont hav...

Breast cancer risk amplified by additional genes in combo with BRCA mutation

...es can amplify the risk of breast cancer in women known to have faulty BRCA genes, says lead author Professor Doug Easton, director of Cancer Research uks Genetic Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. This is the first step in finding a set of genes that modify the risk in BRCA carriers, and ...

Too many women still dying from breast cancer, says charity

... cases fail to stem the disease, warns Breast Cancer Campaign today. In a comprehensive review of breast cancer research published today, 56 of the uks most influential breast cancer experts have identified the key research gaps and priorities for the greatest potential impact on patients. Breast c...
UKs in Biological News

New projects to raise UK profile in synthetic biology

... Four UK Research Councils have come together to announce funding for new projects designed to rapidly build the uks expertise and capacity in the emerging field of synthetic biology. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineer...

Names of inaugural Kavli Prize winners revealed

... controlling an integrated function that is understood at a molecular and cellular level. Prof Sir Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, the uks academy of science, said: The Kavli prizes highlight three challenging and important fields of research. The choice of winners highlights the internat...

Energy crops take a roasting

... A process used to roast coffee beans could give Britain's biomass a power boost, increasing the energy content of some of the uks leading energy crops by up to 20 per cent. The study, carried out by engineers from the University of Leeds, examined the combustion behaviour of c...

Specially-designed soils could help combat climate change

... Growing bioenergy crops on these soils could be one attractive option. The process were exploring might be able to contribute around 5-10% of the uks carbon reduction targets in the future, says Professor Manning. We could potentially see applications in 2-3 years, including a number of quick wins i...

Major scientific push to tackle agricultural productivity and food security in developing world

...nveiling 12 new projects as part of their flagship initiative Sustainable Agriculture Research for International Development (SARID) - to harness the uks world class bioscience research base to address the challenges of agriculture and food security in developing countries. The new projects will look...

Heavy rainfall on the increase

...tence of a long-term increase in winter precipitation intensity that is very widespread across the UK. In the late 1960s, about seven per cent of the uks winter precipitation came from heavy rain or snow events, while in the last 10 years that figure has been about 12 per cent. Until the late 1990s, ...

Core blimey! University of Leicester scientist calls for geological 'time machine'

... formation of the Earth, 100km away, and the origin of the universe at 300km. The exhibition, if ever realised, would be comparable in scale to the uks National Space Centre, the brainchild of the University of Leicester, or the Eden Project. ...

Virtual human in HIV drug simulation

...ter Coveney and colleagues at the UCL Department of Chemistry, involved a sequence of simulation steps, performed across several supercomputers on the uks National Grid Service and the US TeraGrid, which took two weeks and used computational power roughly equivalent to that needed to perform a long-range...

Greenhouse gas from English streams

...ng farmland, which aids the production of methane by bacteria in the stream. Chalk streams are a British specialty habitat and a priority under the uks Biodiversity Action Plan. They have a high status but there is growing concern about their ecological decline. Dr Trimmer estimates that the total ...

UK research community gets extended access to ScienceDirect

...ins over a quarter of the world's STM information. Key to the agreement is the high usage of ScienceDirect in the UK. NESLi2 is a product of the uks Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). Lorraine Estelle, CEO at JISC-Collections said: "We are very pleased with the four-year agreement with Sci...
UKs in Biological Technology

New funding to charge energy research at UCL and the London Centre for Nanotechnology

...ansport and electricity generation. The Royal Society awarded the grant, with funding from the Wolfson Foundation under a scheme aiming to improve the uks research infrastructure. The refurbishment programme will create a new facility to enable the team to address two important issues in carbon emissi...

Probiotic good bugs may control gut infections

... at the Society for General Microbiologys 161st Meeting at the University of Edinburgh, UK, which runs from 3-6 September 2007. Scientists from the uks Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge, Surrey have shown that probiotics the good bacteria taken by millions of people worldwide can reduce th...

Quick microchip test for dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria

...scherichia coli bacteria and 54 antimicrobial resistance genes covering all the known families of gram-negative bacteria", says Dr Muna Anjum from the uks Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Addlestone, Surrey. The chip will speed up the process of diagnosis and treatment by giving quicker results from ...
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