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2014-09-03 04:22:57

Three year project, implementing OpenScape Voice and UC, set to enable new ways of working across the University's 40,000 staff and student population LONDON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unify, a leading communications software and services firm, today announced that it has been selected by the University of Oxford to transform its existing communication infrastructure. The University is making the investment to meet the increased collaboration requirements of its staff and...

Fossil of Haootia quadriformis
2014-08-28 03:00:26

Sarah Collins, University of Cambridge A new fossil discovery identifies the earliest evidence for animals with muscles. An unusual new fossil discovery of one of the earliest animals on earth may also provide the oldest evidence of muscle tissue – the bundles of cells that make movement in animals possible. The fossil, dating from 560 million years ago, was discovered in Newfoundland, Canada. On the basis of its four-fold symmetry, morphological characteristics, and what appear to...

2014-07-08 14:42:59

University of Oxford Researchers have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying our friends and relying on 'best-seller' lists Researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Limerick, and the Harvard School of Public Health have developed a mathematical model to examine online social networks, in particular the trade-off between copying our friends and relying on 'best-seller' lists. The researchers...

2014-07-08 10:15:27

University of Oxford Partial knee replacement surgery is safer than total knee replacement, according to a new study published in The Lancet today (July 8). A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, funded by Arthritis Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons, found that: Although the risk of life-threatening complications from knee replacement surgery is very small, people who undergo total knee replacement are four times more likely to die in the first month after...

Babies Born To Healthy Mothers Are Similar In Size Worldwide
2014-07-07 03:35:52

University of Oxford Poor nutrition and health, not race or ethnicity, cause most of the current wide disparities in fetal growth and newborn size Babies' growth in the womb and their size at birth, especially their length, are strikingly similar the world over – when babies are born to healthy, well-educated and well-nourished mothers. That's the finding of a landmark international study, INTERGROWTH-21st, led by Oxford University researchers, which involved almost 60,000...

2014-06-24 10:57:10

University of Oxford Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up with a computer programme that recognises facial features in photographs; looks for similarities with facial structures for various conditions, such as Down's syndrome, Angelman syndrome, or Progeria; and returns possible matches...

2014-06-23 08:28:58

OXFORD, England, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec, a pioneer in the control of insects that spread disease and damage crops, today announced the completion of a GBP6.1 million ($10.2 million) investment round. The oversubscribed fundraising was supported by existing shareholders, Oxford Capital Partners, the University of Oxford and East Hill Management, who were joined by a number of international private investors from South America, Europe and Asia. The...

2014-06-12 11:13:10

University of Oxford The recent recession can be linked with over 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010 The recent recession can be linked with over 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America between 2008 and 2010, according to research by the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, show that suicide rates rose significantly in the EU, Canada and the...

2014-04-09 08:25:37

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Ancient myths, classical music and dream language - including the corridor system in the Cheops Pyramid - may be used to map human consciousness", says Danish author Peter Kjaerulff in "The Ringbearer's Diary", published April 2014, in English and Danish by Qvistgaard Publishing, Denmark. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/679659 ) Book One 'Wolfgang' of this 4-volume...

2014-03-13 17:09:31

'No robust, consistent evidence to show home care visits provide benefit to the elderly' In what's thought to be the biggest review of academic literature into whether home care visits provide benefits for the elderly, researchers conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' to show they lead to the elderly living longer or having more independent lives than those without any visits. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford analyzed 64 randomized...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.