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    Research sheds new light on impact of diabetes on the brain

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have discovered diabetic nerve damage causes more harm in the brain than previously thought, shedding new light on the disease.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  2. Swarming robots

    Sheffield team show simplicity is key to co-operative robots

    A way of making hundreds - or even thousands - of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Engineering
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    World-leading scientists develop new approach to bird conservation

    A new approach to species conservation which could change how we protect the world’s most endangered birds has been developed by a team of the world’s leading scientists, including the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research, International and Science
  4. Icebergs

    New research puts conventional theories about Titanic disaster on ice

    Academics at the University of Sheffield have dispelled a long-held theory that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year with an exceptional number of icebergs and say the risk of icebergs is actually higher now.

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  5. Foodbanks

    Parliamentary inquiry should consider the impact of welfare reform on demand for food banks

    The Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) is today (Wednesday 9 April 2014) urging a new Parliamentary inquiry into food poverty to consider the impact welfare reform is having on food banks in the UK.

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
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    World's largest-ever Parkinson's disease study

    This week (Monday 7 April–Sunday 13 April 2014) marks National Parkinson's Awareness Week. Each day, 80 people are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the UK and one in 20 will be under the age of 40.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  7. A statue of Valery Lobanovsky. Credit: Ffion Thomas

    World's first database of footballer statues compiled by UK researchers

    A database of statues commemorating football’s heroes around the world has been compiled by researchers from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  8. Autism

    University research focuses on the early diagnosis of autism

    World Autism Day (today) is an opportunity to highlight the need for vital research into the condition, according to a researcher at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    3D printing trials of unmanned aircraft broaden the possibilities for this emergent technology

    Engineers at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield have successfully printed a 1.5m-wide prototype unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a research project looking at 3D printing of complex designs.

    Categorised under: International, Engineering and Research
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    Life hots up for British birds

    Climate change may be bad news for billions, but scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered one unlikely winner – a tiny British bird, the long-tailed tit.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
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    Biased sex ratios predict more promiscuity, polygamy and divorce in birds

    Birds in female-dominated populations are more likely to ditch and ‘divorce’ their mates while promiscuity increases in predominantly male environments, according to new research.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
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    Budget changes to tax allowances will not help the lowest paid in Northern regions, experts say

    Chancellor George Osborne’s plan to increase the income tax personal allowance will benefit London and the South-East more than the North and does nothing to alleviate regional pay inequality, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
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    University's research stars present findings in Parliament

    Rising academic stars from the University of Sheffield will today (Monday 17 March 2014) present their research in Parliament.

    Categorised under: Awards/achievements, Science and Research
  14. The parasite food web containing clustered groups of parasites, tissues, and immune responses

    What’s eating you? The first food web inside humans suggests potential new treatments for infection

    Imagine going to the doctor with an infection and being sent home with a course of drugs. Unknown to your doctor you actually have two infections. If you take the drugs will the other infection go away by itself? What if you take the drugs and the other infection gets worse? This quandary faces those treating patients with multiple infections.

    Categorised under: Science and Research
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    Teen elephant mothers die younger but have bigger families, research finds

    Asian elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger than older mothers but raise bigger families during their lifetime, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Science and Research