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Social Sciences - Economics - 21.03.2013
New home
New home
The Economic and Social Research Council have announced that the next British Election Study will be hosted by a consortium led by The University of Manchester in collaboration with the Universities of Oxford and Nottingham. The scientific leadership team for the 2015 Study will be Professor Ed Fieldhouse, Dr Jane Green, Professor Hermann Schmitt, all from The University of Manchester; Professor Geoff Evans, from Nuffield College, Oxford, and Professor Cees van der Eijk from Nottingham University.

Social Sciences - 20.03.2013
High levels of domestic abuse revealed among teenagers
A groundbreaking study of 13 and 14-year-olds in 13 Staffordshire schools has revealed worrying levels of domestic abuse among the young. The research found that over half of the 1,203 Year 9 pupils had some direct experiences of domestic abuse, whether as victims, witnesses, or perpetrators. It was led by Professor David Gadd from The University of Manchester and Dr Claire Fox from The University of Keele.

Life Sciences - Social Sciences - 13.03.2013
Neanderthal brain focussed on vision and movement
Neanderthal brains were adapted to allow them to see better and maintain larger bodies, according to new research by the University of Oxford and the Natural History Museum, London. Although Neanderthals' brains were similar in size to their contemporary modern human counterparts, fresh analysis of fossil data suggests that their brain structure was rather different.

Health - Social Sciences - 12.03.2013
New study to test effectiveness of therapy service for children affected by sexual abuse
Sexual abuse has an often devastating and long-term impact on the lives of many children and young people - for these children the future can be very dark indeed. A new study by Durham and Bristol universities will evaluate the effectiveness of a therapeutic service designed to help children and young people who have been affected by sexual abuse.

Pedagogy - Social Sciences - 04.03.2013
I’ve got two dads - and they adopted me
Research into adoptive families headed by same-sex couples paints a positive picture of relationships and wellbeing in these new families. The study, which was carried out by Cambridge University, suggests that adoptive families with gay fathers might be faring particularly well. Overall we found markedly more similarities than differences in experiences between family types.

Social Sciences - 08.02.2013
Smaller packs of paracetamol have reduced overdose deaths by 43%
Smaller packs of paracetamol have reduced overdose deaths by 43%
UK legislation to limit paracetamol pack sizes has seen a 43% reduction in the number of deaths due to paracetamol overdoses, a study led by Oxford University researchers has found. 'Paracetamol overdoses result in some 100 to 200 deaths per year. While it is not the most common method of suicide, it is an important one in that deaths often result from impulsive acts where death may not be intended,' says lead researcher Keith Hawton of the Centre for Suicide Research at Oxford.

Social Sciences - Health - 08.02.2013
Number of paracetamol overdose deaths reduced by smaller pack sizes
Number of paracetamol overdose deaths reduced by smaller pack sizes
The study, by researchers from Oxford University and The University of Manchester, found the number of deaths reduced following new legislation introduced by the Government in 1998 to restrict pack sizes to 32 tablets at pharmacies and 16 for non-pharmacy sales. Published in the British Medical Journal today (Friday 8 February), the study analysed data from 1993-2009, comparing the number of deaths before and after the legislation was introduced.

Social Sciences - Environment - 06.02.2013
Environmental factors determine whether immigrants are accepted by cooperatively breeding animals
Environmental factors determine whether immigrants are accepted by cooperatively breeding animals
—Dr Markus Z?ttl of the University of Cambridge Cichlid fish are more likely to accept immigrants into their group when they are under threat from predators and need reinforcements, new research shows. The researcher suggests that there are parallels between cooperatively breeding fish's and humans' regulation of immigrants.

Social Sciences - 07.01.2013
New 675,000 study will examine online abuse in teenage relationships
New 675,000 study will examine online abuse in teenage relationships
The role of online technology in instigating and maintaining control and violence in young people's intimate relationships will be examined in a new study led by researchers at the University of Bristol. Instant messaging and social networking sites are some of the most popular ways young people communicate today.