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2011-06-20 20:04:33

People presenting with memory problems and mild dementia are often not diagnosed promptly in primary care New research from the University of Leicester demonstrates that general practitioners (GPs) are struggling to correctly identify people in the early stages of dementia resulting in both missed cases (false negatives) and misidentifications (false positives). Researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK and National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, London, UK and the...

2011-06-17 21:08:13

How dramatic reduction in infection at 100 intensive care units was achieved is revealed A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes. Funded in part by the Health...

2011-06-02 22:55:54

New research offers promise of medical intervention for this devastating disorder Medical researchers may have uncovered a novel approach to treat an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects hundreds of thousands of people. Two international studies, one led by the University of Leicester, and the other a collaboration with Leicester led by scientists in the USA, hold out promise for slowing down the development of Huntington's disease "“ and potentially,...

2011-06-01 12:56:13

Researchers probe link between people with mental illness and increased levels of mortality New research from the University of Leicester raises concerns about higher than expected mortality following acute coronary events such as heart attack in those with significant mental ill health. Researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK and Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute in Australia examined 22 previous studies involving 825,754 individuals, comparing care given to those...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, today announced that the University of Leicester has consolidated its HPC capabilities into a private cloud infrastructure with Panasas ActiveStor, a high performance parallel storage system running over 10GbE and InfiniBand. The centralized supercomputer, Advanced Leicester Information and Computational Environment...

2011-05-17 13:10:26

New study draws link between patient choice and hospital admissions A new study led by the University of Leicester has concluded that being able to see the GP of your choice in a doctor's surgery helps to reduce emergency hospital admissions. The findings by researchers in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester revealed a correlation between patients being able to see a preferred GP and emergency hospital admissions. The research, published in Emergency Medical...

2011-05-09 21:43:21

Scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Leicester have discovered animals searching for food do not stick to a complicated pattern of movement as previously thought but tend to wander about randomly. It was previously believed that when searching for food, animals move in very peculiar way called a L©vy flight where they move small distances most of the time, but occasionally move a very long distance. This idea was based on studies in which many animals,...

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2011-05-05 08:22:26

University of Leicester researchers present further evidence from first ever general population survey of autism in adulthood Not a single person identified with autism or asperger's syndrome during a community survey in England actually knew they had the condition, research led by the University of Leicester reveals. According to Dr Traolach Brugha, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Leicester, the research has already revealed that autism was commoner in males, those without...

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2011-05-03 06:20:00

Despite past studies claiming a rise in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a recent UK study has found no traces of an "autism epidemic." The prevalence of adults with ASD in England was estimated to be 9.8 per 1,000 population, according to a May report in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Recent surveys conducted among adults and children in England have shown an ASD prevalence of about 10 in 1,000, which is somewhat higher than some earlier studies that have estimated...

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2011-04-21 10:45:01

Breakthrough study offers hope for targeted treatment of stress-related disorders A team of neuroscientists at the University of Leicester, UK, in collaboration with researchers from Poland and Japan, has announced a breakthrough in the understanding of the 'brain chemistry' that triggers our response to highly stressful and traumatic events. The discovery of a critical and previously unknown pathway in the brain that is linked to our response to stress was announced April 20 in the journal...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.