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Administration - Pedagogy - 18.12.2015
Children’s centres ’improve parenting skills of disadvantaged families’
An Oxford University study says children's centres across England have successfully reached out to support vulnerable families in disadvantaged communities, especially in supporting parenting skills and confidence Organised activities, such as 'Stay and Play' sessions where parents and their children played and learned songs, were linked to small but significant reductions in parenting stress, improvements in mothers' health, and better learning environments in the children's own homes.

Health - Administration - 17.12.2015
World’s biggest ovarian cancer trial
First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives New results from the world's biggest ovarian cancer screening trial, led by UCL in collaboration with Cardiff and other centres in the UK, suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%.

Chemistry - Administration - 17.12.2015
Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees
Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees
Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees Scientists at the University of Sussex have determined the best way of controlling Varroa mites - one of the biggest threats facing honey bees - without harming the bees themselves. A team from the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) has determined the best dose and method for treating hives with oxalic acid, a naturally occurring chemical already being used by beekeepers to control Varroa.

Health - Administration - 17.12.2015
First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives
First evidence to suggest that screening for ovarian cancer may save lives
New results from the world's biggest ovarian cancer screening trial led by UCL suggest that screening based on an annual blood test may help reduce the number of women dying from the disease by around 20%. The research, published today (Thursday) in the Lancet , also cautions that longer follow up is needed to establish more certain estimates of how many deaths from ovarian cancer could be prevented by screening.

Social Sciences - Administration - 17.12.2015
Areas of Britain most affected by ’bedroom tax’ are hardest to downsize in, research finds
Research commissioned by government following housing benefit reforms finds increase in tenants self-selecting to downsize, but the areas hardest hit by reform are those least equipped with appropriate housing stock. Researchers found households increasingly cutting back on essentials such as food and heating to make up benefits shortfall.† Access to homes for young people is getting harder in every direction: the cost of owning, demands on private renting.

Physics - Administration - 09.12.2015
Researchers on track for ’racetrack memory’ breakthrough
New research from the Universities of Glasgow and Leeds could be an important step towards creating faster, higher-capacity, lower-power data storage. In a new paper published in the journal Nature , researchers discuss their work examining an important property of a developing form of data storage known as ‘racetrack memory'.

Astronomy / Space Science - Administration - 03.12.2015
The Sun could release flares 1000x greater than previously recorded
A superflare from a binary star found to be similar in nature to a type of the Sun's solar flares. The star, KIC9655129, regularly produces superflares. University of Warwick researchers suggest the similarity between the flare on KIC9655129 and our own Sun's flares demonstrates the potential for the Sun to superflare.

Health - Administration - 19.11.2015
Team to help in the fight against superbugs
Team to help in the fight against superbugs
Researchers at the University of Bristol have received £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for a trial looking at easing the pain of ear infections. This is part of a larger investment of over £15.8 million into research to tackle into drug resistant infections by the NIHR, the research arm of the NHS.

Health - Administration - 04.11.2015
New fertility treatment developed at Imperial could make IVF safer for mothers
Researchers have successfully used a pioneering method to stimulate ovulation in women at risk of experiencing complications during IVF treatment. 30 babies have been born after their mothers were given an injection of the natural hormone kisspeptin to make their eggs mature instead of the usual fertility drugs.

Administration - 13.10.2015
Significant increase in children being brought up by relatives in England
A University of Bristol study reveals the most comprehensive evidence to date on the extent of kinship care in England. Kinship care is when children are brought up by relatives in the absence of parent/s1. The briefing paper , published today [13 October], analysed microdata from the latest 2011 Census to map the number of children growing up in kinship care households.

Health - Administration - 10.09.2015
Study investigates future healthcare funding models
The University of Liverpool is part of a research network to explore healthcare funding models as pressure on the NHS increases. In partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC),†the network will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for debating the issues of healthcare funding, prioritisation and commissioning globally†in the 'new NHS'.

Health - Administration - 09.09.2015
England could eradicate Bovine TB if it adopted Welsh or Scottish tactics
New research by the team that previously showed that testing was more effective than badger culling at controlling Bovine Tuberculosis, have found the tactics currently employed by the Welsh and Scottish, but not English, authorities are leading to disease reduction. Using publicly available data researchers from Queen Mary University of London's Biological and Chemical Sciences were able to determine the effectiveness of current Bovine TB management strategies; the study found declining numbers of infections in previously uninfected herds and more TB free herds in Scotland and Wales.

Physics - Administration - 22.07.2015
Scientists showcase research in Parliament
A University of Manchester spin-out which leads the development of quantum dots and technology allowing energy efficient lighting and televisions has showcased its work in Parliament, as part of a national campaign run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics. Entitled 'Inspirational science for a modern economy' , the campaign demonstrates UK success stories, both in chemistry and physics, where innovations and companies have been formed from university science departments.

Administration - Chemistry - 13.07.2015
Scientists showcase research to Parliament
Scientists showcase research to Parliament
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue. Durham scientists showcase research to Parliament Super-thin nanocoatings that protect millions of mobile devices from water damage have been showcased to Parliament in London by their Durham University inventor, as part of a national campaign run by the Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics.

Administration - 09.07.2015
Statement on the findings of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment an
In response to the findings published on 8 July 2015 from the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management , Professor Richard Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at the University of Sheffield, said: "Funding Bodies, Research Councils and Universities all have to make judgments about research quality, and it's important that those judgments are made transparently and robustly on the basis of good evidence.

Administration - Health - 07.07.2015
Experts call for more understanding of hospital weekend death risk
Two academics from the University of Warwick say more research is needed to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital at the weekend. Professor Richard Lilford and Dr Yen-Fu Chen of the University's Warwick Medical School, raised the issue following a study that states hospital weekend death risk is common in several developed countries - not just England Professor Lilford, said: “Understanding this is an extremely important task since it is large, at about 10% in relative risk terms and 0.4% in percentage point terms.

Environment - Administration - 25.06.2015
Research into soil security
Scientists have been awarded £1.6m to investigate how we can ensure that our soil is resilient to environmental change. The earth's soil is being put under increasing pressure and there is an urgent need to ensure that soils found across different landscapes continue to deliver vital resources for humans.

Health - Administration - 08.06.2015
Study will identify ways of supporting over-50s back into work
Helping the unemployed over 50s back into work is the focus of a new study by researchers at the University of Glasgow. In the UK the number of people on long term health related benefits has steadily increased over the last 40 years to 2.6 million despite work becoming much safer and less physically demanding.

Health - Administration - 20.05.2015
More people are dying in hospices
The proportion of people dying in hospices in England has nearly doubled since 1993, but the gap in hospice deaths between people living in the least and most deprived areas appears to be growing, find a new study by the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London.

Health - Administration - 15.05.2015
Taxes on goods and services 'linked with increased infant mortality'
A new study published in The Lancet suggests that taxes on goods and services could potentially increase infant mortality in developing countries because they make it harder for poor families to afford food and basic health care. The researchers from Oxford University, Stanford University, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine examined different healthcare funding systems used by low-income and middle-income countries.