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The following items provide an overview of the variety of research that is currently being undertaken at Keele University. A full list of news items is available by year from the menu on the left.Genetics breakthrough published in prestigious research journal Posted on 15 December 2014 Researchers based at the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) and as members of a multi-national consortium have identified a genetic defect responsible for early-onset gigantism in children of various ethnic origins. The genetic defect is heritable and can, therefore, be passed from one generation to another. International Action Research Conference in Denmark Posted on 11 December 2014 The International Action Research Conference was attended by Lecturer in Adult Nursing and PhD Student Jane Jervis at Roskilde University, Denmark. Fracking Paper - Research Highlight in Nature Posted on 11 December 2014 A paper by Peter Styles on the induced earthquakes caused by fracking near Blackpool has been quoted as a Research Highlight in the prestigious journal Nature. Outstanding achievement as Keele's NIHR school for Primary Care membership is renewed Posted on 01 December 2014 Keele's Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences is delighted to announce that its membership of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Primary Care Research has been renewed Keele Researcher back from Yale Posted on 31 October 2014 Dr Rebecca Bowler, the Research Associate on the Dorothy Richardson Editions Project, has just returned from Yale University, where she held the H.D. Fellowship in English and American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The fellowship is named after the American imagist poet, Hilda Doolittle, who wrote under the name of H.D. and was a close friend of Richardson. Keele Researcher helps develop kidney dialysis decision aid Posted on 31 October 2014 A Keele researcher has helped develop a kidney dialysis decision aid, which enables patients with decreasing kidney function to better assess the right treatment for them. Keele astronomers find new planets around twin stars Posted on 06 October 2014 Astronomers at Keele have found two new Jupiter-sized extra-solar planets, each orbiting one star of a binary-star system.