Keele astronomers push worldwide exoplanet tally over 1000

Posted on 23 October 2013 The total number of extra-solar planets known through the efforts of worldwide astronomers has just passed 1000 - Keele astronomers pushed it over that number by announcing 12 new planets from the WASP (Wide Angle Search for Planets) survey.
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Posted on 27 October 2013 The HIV and Later Life (HALL) study, funded by the MRC and ESRC through the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Cross-council Programme, led by Dr Dana Rosenfeld, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and member of Keele's Centre for Social Gerontology, pictured, closed with an end of project community dissemination event at London's University of Westminster.
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Posted on 21 October 2013 Keele historian Karen Hunt is one of the researchers selected to participate in the BBC's 'World War One at Home' project, who were announced this week.
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Posted on 21 October 2013 Keele is part of a North West Consortium that has been awarded £14 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to train a new generation of skilled researchers.
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Posted on 21 October 2013 Dr Paul Campbell attended the 8th EFIC "Pain in Europe" in Florence, Italy last week where, out of 1300 abstract submissions, his study, "The Influence of partners on musculoskeletal consultations in primary care patients", was selected as one of the "Top 30 Abstracts".

Action needed now to lower the content of aluminium in infant formulas

Posted on 10 October 2013 New research from Keele University shows that infant formulas are still heavily contaminated with aluminium.
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Research Presentation at European Central Bank

Posted on 07 October 2013 Dr Gabriella Legrenzi, Keele Management School, has been invited to present her research at one of the forthcoming, highly competitive workshops organised by the Fiscal Policy Division of the European Central Bank, in Frankfurt.
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Effective Shared Care Agreement Toolkit Launched Online

Posted on 01 October 2013 A new online resource to assist healthcare professionals in the development of shared care agreements for lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (Elvanse® ) has been launched by the Centre for Medicines Optimisation, Keele University.
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Posted on 01 October 2013 Ground-Breaking Findings Published by Keele Epigenetics and Rheumatology Research Groups Researchers based in the ISTM and at the Haywood Rheumatology Centre in Burslem have identified fundamental differences between specific immune cell populations purified from whole blood.
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Presentation at International HIV Conference

Posted on 22 July 2013 Dr Dana Rosenfeld, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and member of Keele's Centre for Social Gerontology, attended the 2nd International Conference for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV in Paris.

Keele Astronomers Facility Time Success

Posted on 22 July 2013 Keele astronomers have again been successful in winning substantial amounts of national and international facility time, of which the ground-based telescope time alone has a total nominal value of nearly £200,000

Ages and Stages in Canada

Posted on 15 July 2013 The Ages & Stages research team have returned from Canada where Professor Miriam Bernard, Jill Rezzano, Head of Education at the New Vic Theatre and Research Associate, and Jackie Reynolds, attended the annual 'Creative Age Festival', participated in FEST (the Festival of Seniors Theatre) and held research meetings with their partner project at the University of Alberta.

Ethicists find UK ban on embryo sex selection 'unjustifiable'

Posted on 02 July 2013 As Europe’s leading fertility specialists gather at a conference in London this weekend, a major new publication from leading medical ethicists finds no justification to support the UK’s legal ban on sex selection before pregnancy for ‘social’ reasons.

Survivor of stellar collision is new type of pulsating star

Posted on 27 June 2013 A team of astronomers from the UK, Germany and Spain have observed the remnant of a stellar collision and discovered that its brightness varies in a way not seen before on this rare type of star. By analysing the patterns in these brightness variations, astronomers will learn what really happens when stars collide.
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Keele Team evaluates AgeUK's National Programme

Posted on 08 July 2013 A research team from Keele has completed an evaluation of AgeUK's fit as a fiddle £15.1 million programme. The programme, which spanned the nine English regions, consisted of a portfolio of activities that increased the opportunities for older people to undertake physical activities and improve their eating habits, with the aim of improving both physical and mental health.

Narrative and Ageing Conference

Posted on 28 June 2013 Over 70 people from across the University and the neighbouring community met at The Hub last week for a special one-day conference on Narrative and Ageing. The aim of the event was to showcase some contemporary developments in narrative research and to explore the value of narrative and story-telling in work with older people.
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Keele Team constructs new bio-magnetometer to save thousands

Posted on 24 June 2013 The Bio-magnetics research team in the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine have come up with a low cost solution for their need to measure the properties of magnetic nanoparticle suspensions.

ECPR Summer School on environmental politics and policy

Posted on 24 June 2013 The Research Centre for the Study of Politics, International Relations and Environment (RI for Social Sciences) is hosting a summer school for PhD students on environmental politics and policy from June 17-28.
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Academic Health Science Network

Posted on 24 June 2013 A consortium led by Birmingham, Keele and Warwick faculties of health, in conjunction with their NHS partner Trusts (UHB, UHNS and UHCW) and Medilink, was one of eight Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to be awarded by the Department of Health.
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AHRC show cases Keele research project

Posted on 17 June 2013 A Keele research project has been highlighted in a recent Arts and Humanities Research Council publication designed to showcase the importance of arts and humanities approaches to health and wellbeing research.
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Bridging the gap between theory and practice

Posted on 17 June 2013 Under the AHRC Connected Communities Programmes, Keele Management School in collaboration with the New Vic Theatre hosted a two day interactive workshop on 'Bridging the gap between theory and practice'.
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Clinical support for patient self management is rhetoric rather than reality

Posted on 12 June 2013 Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham and Dr Joanne Protheroe, Primary Care and Health Sciences, were among a team of researchers who found that intervening in primary care to support primary care practitioners to help people to self-manage their illnesses does not lead to improved patient outcomes.

Identifying vulnerability in grief

Posted on 12 June 2013 With funding from the North Staffordshire Medical Institute, researchers at Keele have carried out work to establish the reliability of the Adult Attitude to Grief scale (AAG), in identifying those most vulnerable in grief. This is an extension of the existing practice use of the AAG for profiling the grief of individual clients/patients.
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New Breath Analysis Book

Posted on 12 June 2013 Professor David Smith FRS has edited another book on the state-of-the-art techniques in which he, together with his breath analysis research team at the Guy Hilton Research Centre Keele, is a world leader.
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Research Visits to Spain and China

Posted on 29 May 2013 Dr Aleksandar Radu, Chemistry, has returned from teaching/research visits to Spain and China.

Alcohol Hangover Research Group at Keele

Posted on 30 July 2013 Keele University School of Psychology will host the 5th Annual Meeting of the Alcohol Hangover Research Group, Thu 1st – Fri 2nd August 2013.

New carpal tunnel trial launched at Keele

Posted on 18 July 2013 Researchers at Keele University have been awarded funding from Arthritis Research UK to find out more about the effectiveness of common treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful, common condition affecting trapped nerves in the hand and wrists.

New mosquito facility marks next step in fight against malaria

Posted on 17 July 2013 Academics from Keele University and the Institut de Recherche des Sciences de la Santé, Centre Muraz in Burkina Faso have launched a ground-breaking new research facility in West Africa that will be critical in aiding our understanding of malaria and marks an important milestone in the fight against the deadly disease.
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International Action Research Conference

Posted on 08 July 2013 Student and staff members of the RISS presented and facilitated a discussion group entitled 'Research ethics across the lifespan' at an international Doctoral Seminar on Action Research at Bristol University. Seven PhD and Masters students attended this international event.

Outstanding paper award for Dr Lindsay Hamilton

Posted on 20 May 2013 Dr Lindsay Hamilton, Course Director (Management), jointly with co-author Nik Taylor of Flinders University, Adelaide, has been awarded an Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence.
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Professor Joe Andrew presented paper at US Conference

Posted on 20 May 2013 Professor Joe Andrew, Programme Director for Film Studies in the School of Humanities, has returned from the United States, where he presented a paper at the conference, Adaptation: Russian Text into Film, held at Ohio State University.

New research method aims to unlock academia’s biggest problem

Posted on 15 May 2013 Scientists at Keele University have found a solution to one of life’s great mysteries: Why people often fail to see the answer to a problem when the solution is right in front of them.

New study to test treatments for back pain in pregnancy

Posted on 03 May 2013 A new study, called the EASE BACK study (Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard care for pregnant womEn with BACK pain), is testing treatment options for this problem, with the help of funding from the National Institute of Health Research.

Humour Styles and Bullying in Schools: Not a Laughing Matter

Posted on 01 May 2013 here is a clear link between children’s use of humour and their susceptibility to being bullied by their peers, according to a major new study released today by Keele University.

New Dysphagia and Medicines Resource now live

Posted on 01 May 2013 Healthcare professionals caring for patients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) now have access to a new and comprehensive online resource called ‘Medicines Optimisation in Patients with Dysphagia’
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Distinguished International Medal for Keele Academic

Posted on 22 April 2013 Professor Simon Davies has been awarded the National Kidney Foundation's 2013 International Distinguished Medal. This award was established in 1990 to honour the achievement of individuals from throughout the world who have made significant contributions to the field of kidney disease.

Compulsory domestic abuse prevention lessons needed in schools

Posted on 10 April 2013 Research supports the call for domestic abuse prevention education to be compulsory in schools.

High levels of domestic abuse revealed among teenagers

Posted on 21 March 2013 A groundbreaking study of 13 to 14-year-olds in 13 Staffordshire schools has revealed worrying levels of domestic abuse among the young.

The secret code used to bury bad news in the bible

Posted on 27 February 2013 Burying bad news is a common tactic in modern politics - but researchers from Keele University and Amridge University (USA) say it was actually first used in the Bible in article in Mail Online

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Copper can protect against Alzheimer's disease

Posted on 15 February 2013 Researchers at Keele have provided evidence that under conditions which are similar to those found in the brain, copper can only protect against beta amyloid forming beta sheets and as such it is highly unlikely that copper is directly involved in the formation of senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease.

Call to Keele Researchers on new EU Research Agenda

Posted on 04 February 2013 Researchers at Keele have the chance to contribute to Horizon 2020

Prognosis Research Published in Top Medical Journals

Posted on 11 February 2013 Two top medical journals have joined together to publish a series on the issues surrounding research into prognosis by a team of international researchers.

Physiodirect Trial Published in BMJ

Posted on 11 February 2013 Physiodirect trial published in BMJ

New Fume Cupboards for EM Unit

Posted on 18 February 2013 New fume cupboards have been installed in Keele's Electron Microscopy Unit.

Parliamentary group meeting on NHS research

Posted on 25 February 2013 Pauline Walsh, Head of Nursing and Midwifery, has attended an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) roundtable meeting to discuss research in the NHS.
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Keele Research Papers in Nature

Posted on 04 March 2013 A paper co-authored by Emanuele Nardini, Astrophysics Group, which measured the rate of spin of a supermassive black hole for the first time, was published in Nature this week and hit the national headlines.


Posted on 04 March 2013 Dr Gordon Rugg, Computing and Mathematics, has had his latest research "Genesis Death Sandwich" published in Time magazine and publications around the globe.
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Arnold Bennett and Keele English

Posted on 11 March 2013 John Shapcott, Honorary Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Humanities and a leading specialist on the works of Arnold Bennett, organised a study week on the region's best known novelist, attended by members of Add-Venture in Learning, an organisation that promotes life-long learning among visually impaired adults.
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MOU signed in Brazil

Posted on 11 March 2013 The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Foskett, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Keele University and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) during a recent visit to Brazil.
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Showcase of research on personal communities and volunteering

Posted on 25 March 2013 Professor Mihaela Kelemen, KMS was awarded £15K to showcase research on personal communities and volunteering, conducted jointly with Dr Anita Mangan, KMS, and Sue Moffat, Director of New Vic Borderlines, at the first Connected Communities AHRC Showcase.
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Has the sisterhood forgotten older women?

Posted on 25 March 2013 Professor Miriam Bernard, Director of Keele's Centre for Social Gerontology, and Sue Westwood, PhD student in the Research Institute for Social Sciences (Law), have contributed to this new collection of essays in celebration of International Women's Day 2013.

Keele Academic wins SLSA Article Prize 2013

Posted on 25 March 2013 Professor Michael Thomson, School of Law, (with Marie Fox) has won the SLSA (Socio-Legal Studies Association) article prize for 2013 for 'The new politics of male circumcision: HIV/AIDS, health law and social justice' (2012) Legal Studies 32(2): 255–81.
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Home Office Meeting on Domestic Abuse Research

Posted on 09 April 2013 Dr Claire Fox and Professor David Gadd visited the Home Office recently k to share the findings from a three-year ESRC-funded project, 'From Boys to Men', with senior civil servants working on the teenage relationship abuse campaign and domestic abuse policy more generally. This led to an interesting debate with invitations for the team to be involved in future round table events.
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Keele study on childless men hits the headlines

Posted on 09 April 2013 Robin Hadley, a doctoral student in the Centre for Social Policy, presented his research on the experiences of involuntarily childless men as they age at the British Sociology Association annual conference last week.

Clockhouse compositions in prestigious Manhatten concert

Posted on 15 April 2013 Diego Garro has returned from New York where he presented an entire curated concert of Audiovisual Digital Compositions created in the Clockhouse studios by Music Technology staff and students.
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TV interview on ground-breaking Keele research

Posted on 15 April 2013 The findings of a ground-breaking study of 13 to 14-year-olds in 13 Staffordshire schools, which revealed worrying levels of domestic abuse among young people, were presented yesterday at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society in Harrogate.
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National Fellowship for Keele Academic

Posted on 22 April 2013 Krysia Dziedzic, professor of musculoskeletal therapies at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre is a newly-named fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and will promote NICE's work for the next three years.

Royal Society Wolfston Research Merit Award

Posted on 07 May 2013 Alicia El Haj, Professor of Cell Engineering in the Faculty of Health and Director of the Institute of Science & Technology in Medicine, has received the prestigious Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
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Keele academics join European Innovation Partnership on active and healthy ageing

Posted on 14 May 2013 Professor Michael Murray and Professor Clare Holdsworth have been invited by the European Commission to join its European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

Gerontologists in the Artic

Posted on 14 May 2013 Dr Mo Ray and Professor Miriam Bernard from Keele's Centre for Social Gerontology were invited participants at a four day international research meeting on 'Families in Later Life' funded by the University of Lapland. The meeting, organised by Marjaana Seppänen, Professor of Gerontological Social Work in the Faculty of Social Sciences, was held in Rovaniemi and Keropirtti in Northern Finland.


Posted on 20 May 2013 Professor Hilary Hurd was invited to attend a forum organised by the Guardian on the role of mosquito nets in long lasting strategies that help prevent malaria.