Video Surveillance Camera Revolution Revisited in Two-Part Special Issue of Information Polity

Journal publishes a new approach

February 8, 2012 - A two-part Special Issue of the journal Information Polity (ISSN: 1570-1255) aims to revisit the ‘surveillance camera revolution’. It presents contemporary thinking and research on the use of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), and draws out issues relating to governance and public policy. More...

February 8, 2012

Nottingham scientists uncover new clues for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

February 7, 2012 - Scientists in Nottingham have found abnormal levels of seven different proteins in spinal fluid could act as markers for detecting Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was part-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, could lead to the development of a new test to detect the disease in its early stages. More...

February 7, 2012

Shoulder Pain from Using your iPad? Don’t Use It on Your Lap

Recommendations for Tablet Computer Use Published in WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation

January 27, 2012 - The sudden popularity of tablet computers such as the Apple iPad® has not allowed for the development of guidelines to optimize users’ comfort and well-being. In a new study published in WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Microsoft Corporation, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital report that head and neck posture during tablet computer use can be improved by placing the tablet higher to avoid low gaze angles, and through the use of a case that provides optimal viewing angles. More...

January 27, 2012

Scientists Report First Step in Strategy for Cell Replacement Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease

Research Published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease

January 25, 2012 - Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are a promising avenue for cell replacement therapy in neurologic diseases. For example, mouse and human iPSCs have been used to generate dopaminergic (DA) neurons that improve symptoms in rat Parkinson’s disease models. Reporting in the current issue of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, a group of scientists from Japan evaluated the growth, differentiation, and function of human-derived iPSC-derived neural progenitor cells (NPCs) in a primate model, elucidating their therapeutic potential. More...

January 25, 2012