Top Prize for PaperPosted on 21 December 2012 Dr Nick Forsyth, Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, collaborated on a paper which has won the runner-up prize for paper of the year in one of the leading aging journals; Aging Cell, which is published by the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
UK India Education and Research Initiative SuccessesPosted on 20 December 2012 Keele has been incredibly successful in bids to the UK-India Education and Research Initiative securing five awards and boosting the University's broader internationalisation and social responsibility agenda.
Research Institute for Social Sciences hosts joint book launchPosted on 13 December 2012 The Research Institute for Social Sciences hosted a joint launch last week in the Claus Moser foyer to celebrate books by three of its members.
Russia Today Interview for Keele Academic on Government DecisionPosted on 20 December 2012 Professor Peter Styles, School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, has been in demand in the national and international media following the Government's decision to give the go-ahead to resume fracking in the UK.
Health information is too complicated, experts warnPosted on 07 December 2012 New research into health literacy levels across England has shown that health information is too complex and that 43% of people aged between 16 and 65 years are unable to effectively understand and use everyday health information.
British Women of Outstanding AchievementPosted on 10 December 2012 Professor Alicia El Haj, Director of the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine was shortlisted for the 2012 Women of Outstanding Achievement Award for leadership and inspiration, presented by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
New Analytical Techniques for Keele's Biomedical Research LaboratoriesPosted on 19 November 2012 Keele's research institute for Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM) has invested £39,000 in the latest Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) equipment, coupled to Thermal Desorption (TD) capability, to support the future work of new lecturer Dr Wen-Wu Li, and his clinical and lab-based collaborators.
Keele Research in British Neuroscience Association BulletinPosted on 12 November 2012 Research conducted in Dr Divya Chari's laboratory at the Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine has been featured this month in the biannual bulletin of the British Neuroscience Association - described as the 'Voice of British Neuroscience Today'.
Conjoint Professor at New South Wales UniversityPosted on 26 October 2012 Professor Sue Read, Nursing and Midwifery, is now conjoint professor at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
This will enable Sue to continue to build upon her research links; share her academic expertise through undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching teaching/education; and develop collaborative research in conjunction with international colleagues.
What to do about hatePosted on 26 October 2012 Dr Bill Dixon has been in South Africa this week, where, together with a leading South African academic working on 'hate crime', and a constitutional lawyer actively involved in litigation in this increasingly significant area, he organised a panel discussion on 'What to do about 'hate'? State responses to crimes of prejudice'
NI Assembly talk on frackingPosted on 26 October 2012 Professor Peter Styles has had a busy spell, speaking at the Northern Ireland Assembly's All-Party Group on Science and Technology Debate on Fracking at the Parliament Buildings, Stormont; as a keynote speaker at the UK Shale Gas Forum in London
Winston Churchill Travelling FellowshipPosted on 26 October 2012 Analytical chemistry student, Hannah Moore has returned from a six-week Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship to America. The aim of her Fellowship was to research hydrocarbon work on insects using a Data Analysis in Real Time (DART) instrument, splitting her time between cuticular hydrocarbon work in insects and forensic entomology.
A Little Act of KindnessPosted on 22 October 2012 A documentary performance entitled "A Little Act of Kindness" has taken place in the New Vic Theatre, marking the final phase of the AHRC-funded "Exploring Personal Communities: A Review of Volunteering Processes".
Cell-IQ enables high quality cell imagesPosted on 12 October 2012 embers of the Research Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine (ISTM) based at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry have taken delivery of a Cell-IQ microscope with the additional capability to photograph cells over time in a controlled environment.
Imperialism, Narrative and the EnvironmentPosted on 12 October 2012 Dr Anthony Carrigan, Research Institute for the Humanities, this week co-ordinated a workshop on the core research theme of ecological imperialism at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich.
Magneticfun Network gets started at KeelePosted on 12 October 2012 The first meeting of a new European-funded Marie Curie Training Network took place at Keele this week. The objective of the Network is to train a group of young scientists from all over Europe in working with magnetic nanoparticles and applying them in chemistry and biomedicine.
Who do you think you are?Posted on 12 October 2012 Dr Gary Kelsall, Co-Programme Director for Media, Communications and Culture, helped Coronation Street actor Bill Roach uncover his family history on BBC1's 'Who Do You Think You Are'.
Keele criminologists on the airwavesPosted on 11 October 2012 Keele criminologists have been in demand on the airwaves this week.
AHRC Funded Workshop on Personal CommunitiesPosted on 11 October 2012 Professor Mihaela Kelemen and Dr Anita Mangan, Keele Management School, hosted an AHRC-funded workshop on Personal Communities.
The full-day event featured invited speakers from Essex, Teeside, Keele and Warsaw universities, as well as a presentation from Sue Moffat, Director of New Vic Borderlines.
Plans to use Medical Research AwardPosted on 02 October 2012 Keele has set out its plans to use a £30,000 Centenary Award from the Medical Research Council for the benefit of newly-recruited scientists and medics at the start of their independent research careers.
Metals and the amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer’s diseasePosted on 18 September 2012 New research could explain why some people with senile plaques do not suffer from dementia.
Sharon George tals about methane emissions in the ArcticPosted on 24 September 2012 In an exclusive interview to the Voice of Russia Dr Sharon George talks about methane emissions in the Arctic.
Stafford MP visits malaria research teams at Keele UniversityPosted on 12 September 2012 Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy has visited Keele University to find out more about their ground-breaking research into malaria.
Violent video games can ease painPosted on 07 September 2012 Research released today by Keele University shows that playing a violent video game can give people a better tolerance for pain.
Keele lecturer wins national prize from Arthritis Research UKPosted on 20 August 2012 The 2012 Arthritis Research UK prize in physiotherapy has been awarded to a lecturer from Keele University for his research aiming to improve the way people with back pain are managed and treated.
Bill Dixon talks on BBC Radio Stoke about the recent rioting in the CountryPosted on 17 August 2012 Bill Dixon talks about the recent rioting in the Country. The programme can be listened to via this link (the programme starts at 2.01 minutes into the show)
Publication of Novel by Joe StretchPosted on 14 August 2012 Article in the Observer 5.8.12 regarding Joe Stretch's publication of his third novel entitled 'The Adult'
Article on athletes with prosthetic limbs available on BJSM BlogPosted on 14 August 2012 Article entitled "Do athletes with prosthetic limbs have an unfair advantage over able bodied athletes?" written by Abhishek Chitnis, a 3rd year medical student is available on BJSM Blog
Rousseau in Wootton - British Art Journal ArticlePosted on 23 July 2012 The latest edition of The British Art Journal (vol. XIII, no. 1) includes an article co-written by renowned Staffordshire sculptor Simon Manby and Keele philosopher Stephen Leach, who is an Honorary Fellow of the Research Institute for Social Sciences.
Innovative workshops a hit with novice programmersPosted on 16 July 2012 A series of novel workshops developed to introduce and encourage an interest in computer programming are being conducted as part of a research project taking place at Keele.
Urban wind turbine could transform city landscapePosted on 05 July 2012 A prototype for a brand new design of wind turbine that will generate electricity in urban areas, potentially revolutionising the renewables industry, has been installed for the first time in the UK at Keele University.
'Ages and Stages' Exhibition opensPosted on 09 July 2012 This week saw the official opening of the 'Ages and Stages' Exhibition which is on show to the public at the New Vic Theatre until July 21st. Over tea and homemade cakes, a hundred people who have been involved with the Ages & Stages research project gathered at the theatre to mark the occasion.
Religion in the digital age - New York ConferencePosted on 09 July 2012 Dr Elizabeth Poole (Media, Communications and Culture) presented a paper at the annual conference for the Media and Religion Network (CRESC, Open University).
British Neuroscience Association Abstract Competition WinnerPosted on 09 July 2012 Stuart Jenkins, a final year PhD student in Dr Divya Chari's laboratory at the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, won a British Neuroscience Association (BNA) abstract competition and was invited to give an oral presentation at the Bioengineering and Neuronal Remodelling meeting held in Manchester this week
BBC Midlands Today - potential heating sourcePosted on 02 July 2012 Professor Peter Styles talks on BBC Midlands Today (26-06-12) about underground energy sources inside Stoke mines
New Spectrophotometer benefits two lecturers' researchPosted on 29 June 2012 The purchase of the latest Spectrophotometer by the Research Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine in April has enabled two Keele lecturers to undertake a series of new experiments.
Keele Students Capture Life StoriesPosted on 29 June 2012 Psychology students from Keele have been working with residents from Beaumaris Court, in Newcastle, to capture their tales of wartime, childhood and other personal experiences.
BBC Politics ShowPosted on 29 June 2012 Dr Bill Dixon, School of Sociology and Criminology, had a busy day of media engagements last Friday.
Article in The Telegraph in which Professor Alicia El Haj talks about stem cell work at KeelePosted on 18 June 2012 Professor Alicia El Haj talks about stem cell work at Keele
Johnathan Parker invited speaker at research methods seminarPosted on 01 June 2012 Dr Jonathan Parker, SPIRE, was an invited speaker at Making Methods Matter, a seminar to showcase innovative ideas for the teaching of research methods in politics and international relations at the University of Southampton.
Keele Team at International Clinical Trials MeetingPosted on 01 June 2012 The European Medicines Agency held its annual International Clinical Trials meeting in London.
A major focus of this year's event was on findings from the PREDICT consortium, which carried out an EU funded research programme across Europe looking at the exclusion of older people from clinical trials.