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Deborah Bull | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Bull

The data reveals that 52% of those who define themselves as 'sciency' also choose to describe themselves as 'arty', suggesting that many of us do not see our skills and interests as being confined to a single category.

Research Can Help Us Reverse The Crisis In Young People's Mental Health

Cynthia Joyce | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Cynthia Joyce

The mental health status quo has been accepted for too long, but this inaction is failing the next generation and will continue to do so. Only by acknowledging and prioritising the critical role of research can we see the progress in mental healthcare that our young people so desperately need.

Time To Embrace The Wisdom Of The Crowd?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Dare I mention how many weeks there are left to the end of 2016? For many this triggers a small panic attack about preparing for the holiday season - for others it signals a countdown to the trauma of end of year performance appraisals.

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

I Am Pagliacci

Arthur Peirce | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

There is a very old joke; it has appeared in different forms over the years, most famously in Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel Watchmen. Most retel...

Independent Research Backs The Effectiveness Of Mosaic's Mentoring Programmes

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Jonathan Freeman

After a busy and successful year, Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales' mentoring initiative that is now proudly part of The Prince's Trust, has been busy ...

Moving Forward Following The EU Referendum - Globalisation Is Key

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Politics
Professor Christina Slade

You probably remember exactly where you were when you heard the result of the Brexit referendum. I was in Germany on June 24 when the news broke about Britain's decision to leave the EU. I spent the day with many of my peers from other universities and our mood was sombre. We feared for the future of research funding, staff and student mobility and international scholarly collaboration.

Is The Third Sector Making A Mockery Of Research?

Simon Stevens | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Simon Stevens

The problem is that it is now so easy for anyone to claim to be capable of conducting research, often without any academic understanding. You just produce an online survey with a few questions, promote it on social media allowing anyone to fill it in, wait until you reached the necessary 100 marks, and finally, make a song and dance about the headline figures.

Three Places, Three Projects: A Research-Filled Summer

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

I have always loved researching: the sight of books piled up high on my desk or scattered all over is a pleasurable one in itself. Summer 2016 officially started for me as I handed in the final papers for my courses -- halfway through college! Almost immediately as I returned all the library books, I started the desktop research phase for the projects before proceeding to my sites.

How Much Do You Really Know About Charities?

Sarah Atkinson | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Atkinson

The key message is that people shouldn't be put off donating to charity because of the actions of a few. However, everyone has a key role to play if we are to keep the role of charities at the heart of society and maintain (or increase!) the high levels of volunteering and donations made by the generous British public.

Who Says Girls Aren't 'Meant' to Like Science?

Dr Sam Giles | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Sam Giles

I always knew that I would be a scientist. As a child I loved exploring the world around me; I was fascinated by fossils and had a voracious appetite for any science books, documentaries or experiments.

Bloodwise: Beating Blood Cancer

Jack Abrey | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Jack Abrey

Losing my Dad was the worst thing that's ever happened to me and I want to do everything I can to make sure that no one has to go through what I did again.

Why the Curse of Knowledge Makes for Bad Ads

Richard Shotton | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Richard Shotton

Think of a song. A simple, well known tune. Now tap out the rhythm on your desk and ask a colleague to guess the name. Easy, right? Well, an experime...

Creativity to Enterprise

Professor Christina Slade | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Professor Christina Slade

The UK creative industries are worth £84.1 billion a year to the UK economy*; an incredible contribution and an area in which the UK shines on a global stage. Our creative exports span across film, music, gaming and publishing (to name but a few), continuously breaking new ground and contributing to the cultural landscape of countries across the world.

Psychiatry, The Brain and the Deep Blue Sea

Professor Sir Simon Wessely | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech
Professor Sir Simon Wessely

It has been said that there are still two great unexplored regions left on earth- the deep oceans and the human brain. But whilst much about how the ...

Your Blood Type Is 'Best Indicator' Of Your Risk Of Heart Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

New evidence shows that a patient’s blood type could be the best indicator of their risk of developing heart disease. Published in the journal of Mo...

Researcher Claims To Have Found A Sixth Sense In Humans

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have a sixth sense that allows them to detect the earth’s magnetic field, according to a scientist. Joe Kirschvink, a researcher from the Cal...

Scientific Research Is Like Lasagne - Here's Why

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Helen Rippon

When cancer research hits the headlines it's usually to announce the latest big breakthrough. With cancer affecting so many of us, the media know we are desperate for any new information that genuinely offers hope.

We Created a Tool So Students Can Share Their Work Online to Help Inspire Tomorrow's Researchers

John Hammersley | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Tech
John Hammersley

I'm delighted that a tool we built to help with our own research is now being used by others around the world, and our team is especially proud to have helped support the Nano Ninjas in their robot escapades.

Today's Teenagers Are the Real Education

Trevor Hardy | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Trevor Hardy

Exam season is upon us again, and as the nation's teenagers and young adults look forward to a sweaty summer of swotting up and settling down to a gru...

NHS: Open for Business

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

To try to address some of these challenges, we designed the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) last year. Like many ideas it was taken from another sector. Accelerators aim to support the growth and spread of technologies, in the past developing solutions such as AirBnB and Dropbox. Microsoft, IBM and MIT all have accelerators, and now we do too.

Asthma Inhalers - Why the Life-Saver in Your Pocket Is Not, and Never Will Be, a Fashion Accessory

Sonia Munde | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Munde

Did you know that three people will die today because of asthma attacks? Preventable asthma attacks. We all know someone who has asthma, 1 in 11 people have the condition, but because of this there is a common misconception that as an illness it is sorted; 'you just take a puff on your inhaler and you'll be fine'. But many people are not fine.

Choirs for Cancer Patients and Carers: The Science and the Magic

Rosie Dow | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Dow

As a non-scientist but a lifelong music advocate, it was a hugely exciting adventure for me to be talking to choir members about lab research and finding out whether the obvious power of the choirs that I saw every day could actually be having an impact on their biology, too.

The Misleading Research at the Heart of Disability Cuts

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

In the wake of the resignation of Iain Duncan Smith, the UK Government's attack on disability benefits has only just started to receive mainstream cov...

Five Things We Learned About Fitness This Month

Chris Hall | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

While some developments in the health and fitness industry may just be common sense, or knowledge we already have, it's always great when new studies support them, and new training principles come out all the time. How many of these factors will you adopt in your next training regime?