British Society of Criminology conference Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology at University of Leicester July 11-14 Professor Carol Hedderman will discuss Current government policy on women offenders in England and Wales at 11.15am on Wednesday 14 July. The female prison population for women has risen at a much sharper rate than men's, yet their offending is less serious and less frequent.
Scientists Provide New Insights into Gene Regulation
A team of researchers led by the University of Leicester has shed new light on how the regulation machinery that controls gene expression works by characterising a complex known as the NuRD complex. The study, led by John Schwabe, Professor of Structural Biology and Head of Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Leicester and published in the journal eLIFE, focuses on three protein components which make up the core of the NuRD complex: MTA1, RBBP4 and HDAC1.
Type 2 Diabetes People 'Let Down' over Delayed Treatment
People with Type 2 diabetes are being 'let down' because they are being forced to wait for further treatment when needed. Research has shown the average waiting time for increased treatment from the start of insulin is 3.7 years. Maintaining tight control of blood sugars in people with Type 2 diabetes can lead to significant reductions in related complications, previous evidence has shown.
New Understanding of Enzymes Could Help to Develop New Drugs to Treat Diseases
An image of the HDAC enzyme is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tafbpgai7ufo1hk/AAA3a1vCIEApA3srynHXnKfta?dl=0
Exposure to Violence During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Prematurity And Low Birthweight
Exposure to violence during the first trimester of pregnancy could lead to an increase in the risk of prematurity and low birthweight, according to research by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Leicester.
Prehistoric Peepers Give Vital Clue in Solving 300 Million Year Old 'Tully Monster'
A 300 million year-old fossil mystery has been solved by a research team led by the University of Leicester, which has identified that the ancient 'Tully Monster' was a vertebrate -- due to the unique characteristics of its eyes.
Exercise Counteracts Sitting Time
Office workers can stave off health problems associated with sitting down all day by regularly exercising, a new study has found. Being physically active may offset some of the deleterious consequences of spending large amounts of time not being active, the paper published in BMC Public Health has revealed. The study further emphasises the importance of physical activity in the promotion and maintenance of health.
Study Reveals New Way Lungs Respond in Asthma Attacks
Scientists have discovered a new way in which the lungs operate during asthma that could lead to new treatments for the disease.
Ancient Super-eruptions in Yellowstone Hotspot Track 'Significantly Larger' Than Expected
Images of the Snake River Plain and research team available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jqfwogc4yy5aje1/AABeZbko4OOkOs17_-oM6_RPa?dl=0