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Administration - Economics / Business - 18.12.2014
Research is ’world-leading’, major review finds
University of Sussex research is 'world-leading', major review finds The University of Sussex carries out world-leading research that has a positive impact on people's lives, the outcome of a review of research in the UK has revealed today (Thursday 18 December). The results of the Government-commissioned Research Excellence Framework (REF) show that 98 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as 'world-leading' (4*), 'internationally excellent' (3*) or 'internationally recognised' (2*).

Health - Economics / Business - 16.12.2014
Study recommends GPs should be more open when referring patients for cancer investigations
16 December 2014 GPs should consider a more overt discussion with patients when referring them for further investigation of symptoms which may indicate cancer, according to a paper published in the British Journal of General Practice. In an NIHR-funded study, researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham and Exeter conducted's with patients being referred for possible lung and colorectal cancer.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 10.12.2014
On immigration, the The Tories should stop following and start leading
Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, delivers a warning to the Conservative Party about the likely effects of an increasingly reactive policy on immigration. A day or two before David Cameron made his long-awaited ' big speech ' on immigration, Nick Clegg warned him not to float plans that would see 'the British people...plunged into a cycle of wild overpromising and inevitable disappointment, their scepticism confirmed.' That Clegg had a point should surprise no-one.

Economics / Business - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.12.2014
Is publishing in high impact journals the key to career progression?
Our structure (research) Impact of our research Postgraduate research 05 Dec 2014 Economists working in academia are being advised to think twice before publishing in high impact journals. That's according to new research led by Professor Dan Rigby, of The University of Manchester, and published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, which examined whether careers were most enhanced by publishing in high impact journals.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 01.12.2014
Crime data research throws new light on British Muslim communities
Muslim communities may not be as victimised by violent crime, or as dissatisfied with the police as is widely suggested and believed, according to new research by a Cambridge academic. The findings suggest a growing need to move beyond misleading and potentially damaging generalisations which seek to cast British Muslim communities only as the victims of violent crime and police discrimination.

Economics / Business - 18.11.2014
Most people would rather profit by harming themselves instead of others
People are willing to sacrifice twice as much money to spare a stranger from pain than to avoid pain themselves. That's despite their decision being secret. The study, conducted by researchers from UCL and Oxford University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, is the first to experimentally compare how much pain people were willing to anonymously inflict on themselves or strangers in exchange for money.

Philosophy - Economics / Business - 18.11.2014
Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
A UCL-led experiment on 80 pairs of adults found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. The study, conducted by researchers from UCL and Oxford University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, was the first to experimentally compare how much pain people were willing to anonymously inflict on themselves or strangers in exchange for money.

Health - Economics / Business - 07.11.2014
UK Tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents
Related links: Full article available online MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit A new study, published today, reveals a significant drop in the number of young people taking up smoking over the last 20 years, as the UK has introduced a range of tobacco controls. However research findings also show inequalities in starting smoking across different economic backgrounds, despite these regulations.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 16.10.2014
Mongolian women 'want status over big families'
A new study suggests the aspirations of women in Mongolia have rapidly shifted.  Before the rapid economic transition of the 1990s, the wealthiest women in the Communist-style era had big families. However, women today are less interested in babies and driven more by money and status.  The research by Oxford University and Sheffield University was based on interviews with 9,000 women in Mongolia, a country that underwent a sudden transition from a Soviet-style state to mass privatisation.

Economics / Business - Health - 07.08.2014
Financial incentives in hospitals only reduce patient death rates in short-term
07 Aug 2014 Pay-for-performance schemes – which reward hospitals financially for improving the quality of care provided to patients – only reduce patient death rates in the short term, according to new research by The University of Manchester. A variety of programmes have been introduced in the UK over the past decade, with mixed results.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 01.08.2014
3D printing finds its ’sweet spot’ through ’nifty shades of grey’
Engineers discover new technique to make 3D printing faster and more economical Aerospace and automotive industries will benefit New method could also provide boost to the sports footwear industry A 'less is more' approach has enabled UK engineers to make 3D printed parts lighter and stronger, using methods that will also make 3D printing faster and more economical.

Mechanical Engineering - Economics / Business - 17.07.2014
Fires are major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research
Fires are major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research out today. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges, such as opposition by wind farm lobbyists. Today's research suggests that incidents of wind turbines catching fire are a big problem that is not currently being fully reported.

Health - Economics / Business - 08.07.2014
Larger newborn care units provide better protection for very preterm babies
Larger newborn care units provide better protection for very preterm babies
Preterm babies admitted to high volume neonatal units are less likely to die compared to those admitted to low volume units, according to researchers. A study, published in BMJ Open , has provided new estimates to assess how organisational factors in England impact clinical outcomes of infants born preterm.

Health - Economics / Business - 08.07.2014
Over 50 million children infected with tuberculosis
Over 50 million children infected with tuberculosis
A new study quantifying the global TB burden among children points to a huge undiagnosed reservoir of TB. Researchers at the University of Sheffield, Imperial College London, and TB Alliance have found evidence that a large gap exists between the number of TB cases in children that get notified to authorities and the true underlying incidence.

Economics / Business - Health - 02.07.2014
Hazardous drinking in UK athletes linked with alcohol industry sponsorship
02 Jul 2014 New research from The University of Manchester (UK) and Monash University (Australia) shows a link between alcohol sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK athletes. The study, published online today in the scientific journal Addiction, is the first to examine alcohol sponsorship of athletes in the UK, and comes at a time when there are calls in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa for greater restriction or bans of alcohol sponsorship and advertising in sport.

Social Sciences - Economics / Business - 11.06.2014
Power of star journalists
The power of key journalists in helping drive traffic to online news brands has been revealed in a new study published by the University of Oxford. The Reuters Institute Digital News Report,  based on YouGov surveys of more than 18,000 people in 10 countries, shows that the reputation of individual writers was cited as one of the few reasons why people might be prepared to pay for online news.

Economics / Business - 28.05.2014
Young people pre-load at home because of "scary" bars and nightclubs, study shows
Pub and club owners, and national policy makers, are not doing enough to ensure young people feel safe when they are on a night out with friends, according to new research. A study by Plymouth University showed young people’s increasing tendency to ‘pre-load’ before a night out is due to them not liking the traditional pub environment, but also that they need alcohol to cope with the often “scary” atmosphere of bars and nightclubs.

Economics / Business - Social Sciences - 08.05.2014
Public perceive alcohol adverts breach regulatory code, research finds
08 May 2014 A majority of the UK general public perceive alcohol adverts to breach the Advertising Standards Authority's Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) Code suggesting that the current regulatory system for UK television is inadequate, research from The University of Manchester shows.

Economics / Business - 28.04.2014
Claims of media banker bashing 'are exaggerated'
Claims that financial journalists set out to bash the bankers between 2007 and 2013 are exaggerated, says a new study published today. The findings contradict views voiced by some in the financial industry and in existing academic literature that journalists were highly negative and overtly critical of the banking and financial institutions during that period.