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    Modern Slavery Bill not currently fit for purpose according to new report

    The researchers behind a new report into forced labour in cannabis cultivation and the food and construction industries in the UK, are calling on the Government to address the issue in its forthcoming Modern Slavery Bill.

    Categorised under: Social science
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    Ground-breaking film encourages talented Indian students to study in the UK

    Over 70 years after International Students' Day was first marked in London by the International Students Council, UK universities are today (Monday 18 November 2013) launching a new film aimed at helping the most talented Indian students better understand the process of applying to the UK’s world-leading universities.

    Categorised under: International, Events and Community
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    NHS 111 increases ambulance and urgent and emergency care use

    Research from the University of Sheffield has shown that the NHS 111 service has not reduced pressure on ambulance and emergency services during the first year of operation, as intended.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Academics track Manhattan-sized iceberg to prevent maritime hazard

    An iceberg the size of Manhattan which could threaten shipping lanes is being tracked by a team led by the University of Sheffield in a bid to stop it becoming a maritime hazard.

    Categorised under: Social science
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    Financial incentive for breastfeeding mothers

    New measures are being tested by researchers from the University of Sheffield in an effort to improve breastfeeding rates.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Pupils choose grab-and-go foods at schools

    New research from nutrition experts at the University of Sheffield has revealed that sandwiches, pizza and puddings are the most popular dishes with pupils.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Showing steel determination: medical student crowned 2013 Ironman World Champion

    A medical student from the University of Sheffield has proved she is made of 'steel stuff' after winning the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    New model for urban regeneration launches in Sheffield

    Academics from the University of Sheffield are opening the doors to a new space aiming to provide a model for urban regeneration – Furnace Park.

    Categorised under: Arts and humanities and Community
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    Volume of nuclear waste could be reduced by 90 per cent says new research

    Engineers from the University of Sheffield have developed a way to significantly reduce the volume of some higher activity wastes, which will reduce the cost of interim storage and final disposal.

    Categorised under: Engineering and Research
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    Funding will keep UK at the forefront of environmental science research

    The University of Sheffield has received a share of £100m funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to train the next generation of environmental scientists.

    Categorised under: Science
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    Developing new methods to assess complex health technologies

    An international research team from across Europe will meet in Sheffield this week in order to develop new methods for assessing complex health technologies.

    Categorised under: Events, Community, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Tackling the engineering skills shortage

    The University of Sheffield is leading the way to help inspire engineers of the future in order to tackle the skills shortage highlighted in the Perkins Review published today (4 November 2013).

    Categorised under: Engineering
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    Energy efficiency makeover of homes has warming effect on neighbourhoods

    A study by the University of Sheffield has identified that making homes energy efficient also has a positive social impact on communities.

    Categorised under: Community and Research
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    Plants use latex to harm and heal

    Plants use natural latex in different ways, to help poison insects or rapidly heal wounds, a new study has found.

    Categorised under: Science, Engineering and Research
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    Project could save the eyesight of thousands

    Scientists from the University of Sheffield have partnered with a team in India for a project which could save the eyesight of thousands of people living in the South Asian country.

    Categorised under: Science, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health