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  1. Money

    Study examines impact of local authority budget cuts on election results

    Cuts to local authority budgets in England are disproportionately affecting councils in the North and those in the most deprived areas, according to a new report by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  2. SITraN

    Gene therapy that could cure motor neurone disease (ALS) moves one step closer

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have moved one step closer to a gene therapy that could silence the faulty SOD1 gene responsible for triggering a form of motor neurone disease also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    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.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  4. Rat navigating a box.

    Rats purposefully use their whiskers in different ways to help navigate in the dark

    The way rats use their whiskers is more similar to how humans use their hands and fingers than previously thought, new research from the University of Sheffield has found.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  5. Galaxy.

    Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of a galaxy at 1 million kilometres per hour

    New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  6. Sociable weavers sat on a tree branch

    Sociable weavers show everybody needs good neighbours

    A new insight into one of the biggest questions in science – why some animals, including humans, work together to maintain a common good – has been achieved by scientists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Science
  7. Deconstructing the Tour

    Cyclist statues in the spotlight as countdown to Tour de France continues

    A University of Sheffield researcher who has compiled databases of sporting statues across the globe has delved into the world of Tour de France tributes as the world's biggest annual cycle race comes to Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research, Community and Social science
  8. Flying robot

    Clever copters developed at Sheffield can learn as they fly

    Flying robots that can show true autonomy – and even a bit of politeness – in working together and venturing into hostile environments are being developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research and Engineering
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    UK supermarkets minimise price rises for the cheapest alcohol when taxes are increased

    Supermarkets in the UK could be hindering efforts to reduce harmful drinking by not fully passing tax increases onto the price of the cheapest beers and spirits, according to health and business researchers.

    Categorised under: Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
  10. Personal Information

    International study finds four in ten organisations obstruct our access to own data

    An international study that examines the obstacles facing citizens in accessing their personal data will be presented at a conference in Sheffield next week (DATE).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
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    Thatcher death tweets examined in world’s first cross-platform academic research project into social

    Pictures shared on Twitter around the death and funeral of Margaret Thatcher will be examined as part of the world’s first academic research project studying the explosion of images now shared across different social media platforms and apps.

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  12. Tax

    Coalition’s pursuit of deficit reduction has made the UK tax base far more regressive, report finds

    Taxation in the UK has become increasingly regressive since the financial crisis, particularly since the coalition government came to office, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  13. Miner's gear

    Academics review enduring implications of the Battle of Orgreave ahead of 30th anniversary

    Thirty years after the infamous Battle of Orgreave, University of Sheffield academics see procedural parallels with the aftermath of Hillsborough and evidence that the conflict had a direct and enduring impact on industrial relations in Britain.

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
  14. An illustration of cosmic rays arriving to Earth

    Muon detector could help UK reduce carbon emissions

    A specialist detector which is set to play a fundamental part in helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions is being developed as part of a collaborative project involving physicists at the University of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Research, Events and Science
  15. Time-lapse study reveals bottlenecks in stem cell expansion

    A time-lapse study of human pluripotent stems cells has identified bottlenecks restricting the formation of colonies, a discovery which could improve their use in regenerative medicine.

    Categorised under: Research, Engineering and Science