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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.Keele astrophysicists in discovery of black holes winds' shape and power Posted on 23 February 2015 Keele astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies blow outward in all directions and can affect the star formation history of the host, a suspected phenomenon that had been difficult to prove before now. New research centre approved Posted on 19 January 2015 The University Research Committee has approved the creation of a new Research Centre. The Centre for Community Animation and Social Innovation is rooted in Keele's tradition of multi and trans-disciplinary research and its commitment to community engagement agenda. Keele research group's work published in prestigious journal Posted on 19 January 2015 Work from the Apoptosis Research Group has recently been published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications. Keele research hits the national news Posted on 13 January 2015 A recent ESRC-funded research project on alcohol Consumption, life course transitions and health in later life featured on the front page of The Times on Christmas Eve. The research was also reported in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail (Including Scottish and Irish Editions), Mail Online, The Sunday Times, Scottish and Irish editions of The Times and the Chicago Chronicle. Keele experts win funding to research new energy source for Cheshire East Posted on 13 January 2015 Dr Nigel Cassidy and Professor Peter Styles (School of Physical and Geographical Sciences) have been awarded funding from The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate whether Cheshire East could generate long-term, renewable energy from deep geothermal power. 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.