X-rays and Alzheimer’s: lighting the way forward for neurodegenerative disease research

Posted on 21 September 2010 Diamond Light Source takes a closer look at the research taking place at the synchrotron into the disease that is the most common cause of dementia and affects over 400,000 people in the UK.

Three winners get hot £1.1m prize in Geothermal competition

Posted on 22 December 2010 Three geothermal projects run by Keele University, Newcastle and Durham University and Cofely District Energy in Southampton have won a total of £1.1 million in funding from the Government’s Deep Geothermal Challenge Fund’s second round.

A ‘Heart of Diamonds’ for UK and US astronomers who find Carbon-rich Planet

Posted on 09 December 2010 A team of UK and US astronomers, including members of Keele University’s astrophysics group, has found the first carbon-rich planet, orbiting a star 1200 light years away.

Folic acid supplementation in pregnancy, DNA methylation and birth weight in newborn babies

Posted on 02 December 2010 A team of UK scientists has identified, for the first time, a link between changes in the DNA of newborn babies, folic acid supplementation during pregnancy, and birth weight.

Space expert explores threat to Earth

Posted on 30 November 2010 A space expert will explore the threat to Earth from asteroids when he gives a free public talk at Keele University to mark the launch of Staffordshire Physics Centre.

There is (still) too much aluminium in infant formulas

Posted on 01 September 2010 The aluminium content of a range of the most popular brands of infant formulas remains
high, researchers at Keele have found.

Stars just got bigger

Posted on 22 July 2010 Using a combination of instruments on ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered the most massive stars to date, one weighing at birth more than 300 times the mass of the Sun.

New cell therapy treatment for osteoarthritis to be trialled

Posted on 14 July 2010 Cultured stem cells are to be used for the first time in the UK to treat the common joint condition of osteoarthritis, throwing a potential lifeline to millions of sufferers in the future.

Are senile plaques, the characteristic pathological markers of Alzheimer’s disease, really spherulites?

Posted on 15 June 2010 A team of scientists from Britain and the United States believe they may have identified the true in vivo structure of the senile plaques that are characteristically found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Aluminium adjuvants in vaccinations: How do they really work?

Posted on 10 March 2010 An imminent publication in Trends in Immunology by a leading researcher in the bioinorganic chemistry of aluminium, Dr Christopher Exley, The Birchall Centre, Keele University, has now gone some way to giving the fullest possible explanation of how aluminium adjuvants work in boosting the immune response to vaccination.

Higher opioid dose linked to overdose risk in chronic pain patients

Posted on 19 January 2010 Researchers exploring the risk of overdose in patients prescribed opioid painkillers for chronic pain have strongly associated the risk with the prescribed dose.

Keele awarded almost £1million to create Health Innovation & Education Cluster

Posted on 19 January 2010 Keele University has been awarded almost £1million to create a Health Innovation & Education Cluster to be based on the Staffordshire and Shropshire health economy.