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2014-05-29 10:40:27

University College London London's international fish trade can be traced back 800 years to the medieval period, according to new research published today in the journal Antiquity. The research, led by archaeologists from UCL, Cambridge and UCLan, provides new insight into the medieval fish trade and the globalisation of London's food supply. Archaeologists analysed data from nearly 3,000 cod bones found in 95 different excavations in and around London. They identified a sudden...

2014-05-08 09:01:38

Pregnant women show increased activity in the area of the brain related to emotional skills as they prepare to bond with their babies, according to a new study by scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London. The research, which will be presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference on Wednesday 7 May, found that pregnant women use the right side of their brain more than new mothers do when they look at faces with emotive expressions. "Our findings give us a...

2014-02-21 11:43:29

Analysis carried out by an academic at Royal Holloway, University of London has revealed that younger people, men and those without children are more likely to stop attending clinics for HIV treatment in South Africa. Dr Michael Evangeli, from the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, worked alongside colleagues at the University of Southampton and the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The academics used data collected in a study, which is published in the journal PLOS ONE,...

Children In The EU Denied Cancer Treatments Due To Regulations
2014-02-11 14:45:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online European Union (EU) regulations are causing children with cancer to go without treatments, according to the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Leading cancer experts said that EU rules are causing some children with cancer to be denied potentially life-saving drugs because the guidelines only allow companies to trial some drugs only in adults. The experts believe that changes to these rules could allow children access to high...

Vocal Cues Help Male Deer Decide To Fight Or Keep Their Distance During Mating Season
2014-02-10 12:39:15

[ Watch The Video: Two Male Fallow Deer in Competition ] Queen Mary, University of London Previous studies have shown that male fallow deer, known as bucks, can call for a mate more than 3000 times per hour during the rut (peak of the mating season), and their efforts in calling, fighting and mating can leave them sounding hoarse. In this new study, published today (10 February) in the journal Behavioral Ecology, scientists were able to gauge that fallow bucks listen to the sound...

2014-02-05 12:29:23

Appointment of medicinal plant experts from 10 countries reflects the nonprofit's ever-growing international scope AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) welcomes 10 new expert members to its Advisory Board. The addition of these distinguished individuals -- who represent 10 countries from 5 continents -- highlights the increasingly international and diverse nature of the ABC Advisory Board. The new members will bring their...

2014-01-24 13:17:20

Scientists have discovered the use of a simple single-celled amoeba to understand the function of human proteins in causing Alzheimer's disease. The new study, published in the Journal of Cell Science today (Friday 24 January) by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London and the Institute of Psychiatry King's College London, reveals how the amoeba will enable a better understanding of the function of these Alzheimer's disease-associated proteins in the cell without the need for...

2014-01-23 23:21:10

Leading Academic Institution to Implement Axiom EPM Higher Education Suite to Streamline University-Wide Financial Planning and Performance Management Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Axiom EPM, a leading provider of financial planning and performance management software, today announced that the University College London (UCL), London’s largest leading multi-disciplinary university consisting of 27,000 students, 4,000 employees and 16 faculties across 3 academic schools has...

2013-12-19 23:23:22

St. George’s to Utilize DNA2.0’s GeneGPS® Expression Technology to Increase Protein Expression in Tobacco for the Production of Therapeutic Antibodies Menlo Park, Calif. (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 DNA2.0 has entered into a research collaboration with the Infection and Immunity Research Centre at St. George’s, University of London, to support the development of plant-based biopharmaceuticals. Professor Julian Ma and his research group at St. George’s have made significant...

Evidence Shows Dust And Sand Deposits In China Are Controlled By Rivers
2013-10-15 06:56:34

Royal Holloway, University of London New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China. Northern China holds some of the world's most significant wind-blown dust deposits, known as loess. The origin of this loess-forming dust and its relationship to sand has previously been the subject of considerable debate. The team of researchers led by Royal Holloway University,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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