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Physics - Research Management - 05.12.2023
Diamonds and rust help unveil 'impossible' quasi-particles
Diamonds and rust help unveil ’impossible’ quasi-particles
Researchers have discovered magnetic monopoles - isolated magnetic charges - in a material closely related to rust, a result that could be used to power greener and faster computing technologies. If monopoles did exist, and we were able to isolate them, it would be like finding a missing puzzle piece that was assumed to be lost Mete Atatüre Researchers led by the University of Cambridge used a technique known as diamond quantum sensing to observe swirling textures and faint magnetic signals on the surface of hematite, a type of iron oxide.

Research Management - 11.10.2023
Researchers to study home based support for deaf infants in South Africa
A research project is to investigate a home-based early intervention programme for deaf infants under the age of 6 in South Africa. This collaborative study between the University of the Witwatersrand's Centre for Deaf Studies and the University of Manchester's Social Research with Deaf People programme will analyse the programme's impact on their development.

Health - Research Management - 27.06.2023
Researchers highlight flaws in COVID-19 weather studies and call for improved publishing practices
Research that linked the weather with the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic was inaccurate and poorly scrutinised by fellow scientists, suggests a new study. Because most respiratory viral infections, such as flu, have seasonality with peaks in activity in different seasons, many researchers around the world investigated the potential link between COVID-19 and the weather for clues to how the disease spread.

Health - Research Management - 01.06.2023
Billions spent on cancer research but only small percentage goes on treatment
Only a small percentage of cancer research funding gets invested into primary treatments, a study by the University of Southampton and Queen's University Belfast has revealed. Results of the Southampton and Queens study showed that treatments such as surgery receives just 1.4 per cent of funding, and radiotherapy only 2.8 per cent, meaning little direct benefit for patients.