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  1. Toddlers painting

    Toddlers are creative at just two years old

    Children as young as two are capable of being creative thinkers, according to new research.

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    University unveils ambitious international projects to tackle world’s biggest biomedical problems

    The University of Sheffield has today (Thursday 6 March 2014) unveiled two ambitious, signature research projects, which will address some of the world’s biggest biomedical problems.

    Categorised under: Research, Medicine, dentistry and health, International and Science
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    Thousands of birds killed in storms: Funding cut to seabird communities when they need it most

    Tens of thousands of birds – especially the auk family such as puffins, guillemots and razorbills – have been killed as a result of the endless gales and storms which have battered the country over the past two months.
    It is in fact the sea that is killing the birds who have had to expend too much energy fighting big waves and strong winds without food, over a long period of time this winter.

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  4. Zebrafish inflammatory neutrophils (in red) leave sites of inflammation when treated with Tanshinone

    Scientists discover new way to tackle inflammatory diseases

    Researchers at the University of Sheffield have found a potential new way to treat common and largely incurable inflammatory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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  5. The system could have helped verify online rumours during the London riots

    EU project to build lie detector for social media

    In our digital age, rumours – both true and false - spread fast, often with far-reaching consequences. An international group of researchers, led by the University of Sheffield, is aiming to build a system that will automatically verify online rumours as they spread around the globe.

    Categorised under: Engineering and Research
  6. Pound Sterling

    Failure to improve UK’s trade deficit as pound value drops suggests deep-rooted economic imbalances

    The UK economy has failed to take advantage of the declining value of the pound since the financial crisis to boost exports and address the country’s trade deficit, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

    Categorised under: Research and Social science
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    New therapy to stop progression of fibrosis

    Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a novel antibody-based therapy which targets the progression of life threating kidney fibrosis.

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    Minimum pricing for alcohol effectively targets high risk drinkers

    Minimum pricing for alcohol of 45p per unit [1] would reduce deaths and hospital admissions among high risk drinkers who purchase large quantities of low cost alcohol, but would have negligible effects on low income moderate drinkers’ alcohol consumption and spending, according to a new modelling study from the University of Sheffield.

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    Key to sustainable nutrition in Africa is prevention not treatment

    Interventions to prevent, rather than treat nutritional problems, are needed to alleviate malnutrition and hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa according to new research.

    Categorised under: International, Research and Medicine, dentistry and health
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    Supermarkets exposing children to high calorific junk food at the checkout

    Convenience supermarkets are exposing children to high calorie, unhealthy junk food at the checkout area according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

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    Putting 'Adam' in his rightful place in evolutionary history

    Our most common male ancestor walked the earth 209,000 years ago – earlier than scientists commonly thought - according to new research from the University of Sheffield.

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    Sheffield team explore impact of gut disease on young people’s identity

    A new study looking at the impact inflammatory bowel disease may have on young people’s relationships, employment potential and identity is being launched in Sheffield.

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    New study to explore an intervention to help reduce weight in people with schizophrenia

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield are to investigate whether people with schizophrenia or first episode psychosis are able to reduce their weight through a structured education programme.

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  14. Manufacturing industry

    Manufacturing pay in the UK continues to decline while pay for city bankers soars

    The latest research on pay across different sectors provides no evidence that the UK economy is rebalancing in favour of manufacturing, according to academics at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

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  15. Ostrich problem

    Overspent this Christmas? Blame the Ostrich problem!

    It’s the festive season, time for eating, drinking and being merry, and any thoughts of reaching goals like losing weight or keeping on top of finances go out of the window.

    And now a team of psychologists at the University of Sheffield have carried out new research which suggests that burying our head in the sand instead of trying to meet our targets this month is completely understandable - in fact we are motivated to do so.

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