Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tuberculosis – why an ancient disease is a modern day problem

Every year on 24th March, World TB Day aims to raise awareness about the disease, and this year focuses on ending TB through collaborative efforts. In recognition of this, we launched a new article collection, guest edited by leading TB researchers from UCL and LSHTM, which highlights some of the latest findings and debates in TB research.


Focused ultrasound: John Grisham on his latest book

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John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American bestselling writer and attorney, best known for his popular legal thrillers, many of which (A Time to Kill, The Firm and The Pelican Brief), have been adapted into blockbuster films. His latest book, The Tumor: A Non-Legal Thriller is based on new medical technology known as focused ultrasound. The book is for free via Kindle on or in PDF, EPub or Mobi format via the Focused Ultrasound Foundation web site.


Reading minds, sharing control – blending human intention and autonomous robotics


In support of Brain Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around the world (learn more here). When it comes to moving a robot arm with your thoughts, sometimes it is better not to have complete control of your actions. Jennifer Collinger explains why this is, following the publication of her research in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.


Nutrition and Hydration Week: Please sir, could we have enough food and drink for all?


Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to be a global movement, promoting the importance of food hydration and nutrition all over the world. In order to mark the occasion, the ISRCTN registry along with Nutrition Journal and International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is taking the opportunity to explore some of the research being done in this area.

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