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New research to lead the way in improving primary care for those suffering from musculoskeletal disorders.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Keele’s research and teaching laboratories has been made available to the frontline NHS workers who are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Professor Clare Holdsworth writes for The Conversation UK.

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A human rights professor from Keele’s School of Law has been appointed to a prestigious post by the United Nations Human Rights Council, to help tackle modern slavery around the world.

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People who live with persistent pain, caused by conditions like osteoarthritis, are twice as likely to experience a mental health condition compared to the general population.

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A Keele academic has been awarded a prestigious global fellowship at Princeton University.

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Keele criminologist Dr Helen Wells has launched a toolkit of resources to help police forces educate and enforce the law against mobile phone use by drivers.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence is delighted to announce the appointment of six new KIITE Fellows

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New digital methods of curating our musical libraries have led to significant changes in modern listening habits and how we think about music, according to a global study including a Keele University psychologist.

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A new scientific review by Keele academics has highlighted some of the challenges posed by vertical farming - a novel approach to agriculture.

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A new pilot trial led by Keele University to help GPs decide which treatment to offer patients with common aches and pains has shown promising initial findings to help reduce painkiller prescriptions and the use of x-rays.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) recently hosted the Student Education Conference 2020 at Keele University.

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New research at Keele University has revealed the impact of climate on glacier erosion rates and the significant connections between climate change, glacier behaviour, and the formation of landscapes.

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Research undertaken by a group of physiotherapists, statisticians, bioengineers and computer scientists at Keele University will help to improve identification of risk factors for significant injuries in football and advance the use of statistical models in sports injury research.

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Researchers have warned that increasing ocean temperatures could trigger a dramatic rise in sea levels, after uncovering evidence of a similar event more than 100,000 years ago.

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The warming climate is having a negative impact on tree reproduction by throwing their seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new study co-authored by a Keele researcher.

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New research at Keele University has found that GPs recognise self-harm as a serious risk for suicide, but some do not feel equipped to manage people who self-harm.

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Keele University has been successful in retaining the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award at the six year stage.

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Keele University will be working with stakeholders from across the region to engage in research, as part of a new approach to public engagement.

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A study being led by Keele researchers aims to establish a new role for local communities in decommissioning large industrial facilities.

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A new clinical trial led by Keele University is looking for people aged 45 and over with painful knee osteoarthritis to help researchers investigate if providing an appropriate knee brace could help reduce pain, keep people active and be good value for money for the NHS.

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A new study led by cardiologists at Keele University could have a significant impact on treatment procedures for people with both cancer and heart disease.

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New research could pave the way to reducing heart attacks and strokes by helping to identify the early warning signs in patients with undiagnosed chest pain.

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New research has revealed insights about an ancient collision between our galaxy and another billions of years ago through the forensic analysis of a single star.

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A social psychologist from Keele will investigate social and political tensions around a sacred river in South Asia as part of an international collaborative study.

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Sharing Insights: KIITE Director Rafe Hallet presents at the SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education

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At ILAS we are looking forward to a great start to 2020 with the continuation of our 'Grand Challenges' lecture series early in the New Year and Spring.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce the programme for the KIITE Student Education Conference 2020.

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A Keele researcher has been invited to a prestigious nationwide artificial intelligence showcase in London to demonstrate a unique new AI programme that he has helped to develop.

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KIITE Learning Developer Angela Rhead recently shared her insights into academic reading at a workshop with Leeds University Lifelong Learning Centre.

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Keele psychologists have partnered with a housing provider to improve local people’s lives through a new study.

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Angela Rhead, Learning Developer within the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) has recently published a case study in a special edition of the Journal of Learning Development in HE (JLDHE).

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Keele University recently marked the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Santander Universities with a celebratory event attended by students, graduates and businesses who have benefitted from the collaboration over the past decade.

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Visiting ILAS fellow, Dr Anna MacDonald and PGR Director for Humanities, Dr Certi Morgan on a new moving image exhibition exploring the physical and emotional journeys attached to the experience of living with persistent pain

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Russ Crawford, Academic Developer within the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) and colleagues Sarah Aynsley (School of Medicine) and Mark Davys (School of Law) have collectively just published two different papers in a Special Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Issue of the Australian Journal of Clinical Education (AJCE).

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Keele University’s Professor Zoe Robinson has been recognised as one of the most innovative educators in the UK, as a runner-up in the ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ at the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2019.

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The Student Journal of Natural Sciences (SJNS) has published its first student-authored articles.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce that the fourth issue of the Student Edition of JADE has now been published.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce that 37 members of staff at Keele University have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), as part of their Masters in Higher Education Practice (MA HEP).

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is inviting Calls for Proposals for the Student Education Conference 2020.

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We recently welcomed over 100 delegates to Keele to discuss the use of Microsoft Teams to support learning and teaching practices in universities

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Keele has been ranked in the UK Top 10 for postgraduate research experience.

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Ella Tennant reports on the “Keele Three” and their visit to the recent Association for Interdisciplinary Studies Conference in Amsterdam

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WriteFest is a celebration of academic writing that occurs throughout November. It’s a very positive and celebratory event, bringing together people from across the University to recognise and celebrate writing.

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Keele University is hosting a special edition of the Keele Digital Festival, focusing on the use of Microsoft Teams in Learning and Teaching.

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Research led by Keele University Careers and Employability Team has found that the use of screencasting to give feedback on CVs increases student understanding, is perceived as more personal, and promotes deeper learning compared to written feedback.

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13 members of staff at Keele University have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through the University’s HEA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Route.

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Researchers have found a crucial enzyme in tuberculosis (TB) to target, allowing the development of new treatments to help fight against the disease's drug resistance.

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A marine life study on the New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands will assess how climate change and overfishing threaten the Southern Ocean’s ecosystems.

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The latest from Ella Tennant on the Living Labs blog which provides insights on this innovative approach to teaching core modules within the Liberal Arts degree programme

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Derek McGhee and Siobhan Holohan have been awarded the tender to evaluate The Improving Community Cohesion and Integration in Stoke-on-Trent Project that was conducted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council in Shelton and Normacot.

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Keele University is celebrating a new partnership with one of Indonesia’s top-tier research universities which will create new opportunities for research collaboration.

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Researchers at Keele University have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids.

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Literature academics from Keele University are opening an innovative “Poetry Pharmacy” to dispense literary “first aid” as a way of bringing the therapeutic benefits of poetry to the local community and to support mental health.

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Terry Dray, Associate Director for Employability and Employer Engagement within KIITE was recently invited to meet with Lord Shinkwin at the House of Lords to discuss careers support for disabled graduates.

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A research centre that brings together leading expertise from the West Midlands to address some of the most demanding pressures on health services in the region launches today.

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Cardiology research undertaken by Keele University and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) has been on show at major international cardiology events in over 15 different countries this year alone.

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Angela Rhead, Learning Developer and Teaching Fellow within the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, has presented her work on Academic Reading Retreats at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2019.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) has worked with Keele Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Keele’s Information and Digital Services Directorate (IDS) to develop an online platform for the delivery of a new Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

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A new concordat has been established identifying the necessary conditions for researchers to flourish and help deliver the UK’s economic and industrial strategies.

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Researchers at Keele have been awarded £1.8million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate if an NHS procedure for chronic severe low back pain can provide pain relief.

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Keele academics have lent their expertise to a pilot project designed to improve local children’s health and wellbeing.

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Michael McCluskey writes for The Conversation UK

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Keele University’s Professor Zoe Robinson has been shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative Teacher of the Year’ at the national Times Higher Education Awards 2019

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A group of Keele professional services and academic staff recently met with some senior accountants to discuss new talent requirements including the most wanted skills and how at Keele we can support students when entering the accountancy profession.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce the second module in a new e-learning programme focusing on inclusivity.

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Over 90 delegates took part in a week of activities designed to support researcher development.

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Keele University has received a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme award from the Ministry of Defence in recognition of its work to support the armed forces community.

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A new study has provided evidence that antibiotic usage is associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

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Academics from Keele University have recently showcased their suite of educational games at the Playful Learning Conference 2019.

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Astronomers at Keele have detected an ‘ultra-hot Jupiter’ recording its temperature as one of the hottest exoplanets of this type ever discovered.

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A short report from visiting ILAS fellow, Dr Seynabou Sougoufara

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Winners from the Three Minute Thesis rounds at the ILAS PG Conference competed in the Grand Final in the Keele Chapel

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Keele University has been awarded the Barclays Life Skills Award - an award which recognises excellence in educational institutions who promote employability skills to their students.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence is delighted to announce that 12 innovative projects have been awarded funding in the 2019/20 Teaching Innovation Projects Scheme (TIPS).

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Children from St John’s Primary School in Keele have experienced a day of creative writing with Stephen Seabridge, Poet Laureate for Stoke-on-Trent and teacher of creative writing at Keele University.

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Work being led by researchers at Harper Adams University and Keele University is helping to safeguard global food crops against devastation by pests.

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A Keele University scheme designed to help Pharmacy students develop the reflective skills required for professional practice has been included in the latest Jisc Guide

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence is delighted to announce that four members of staff at Keele University have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through the University’s HEA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Route.

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An elusive organic material has been detected in our region of space by a group of researchers, after first being discovered almost 100 years ago.

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Two members of staff from KIITE recently presented their work on student response systems at the Academic Practice and Technology (APT) Conference 2019.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to welcome Emma Pearce as the new Head of Global Opportunities.

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Some of Britain’s most ancient trees could be thousands of years younger than previously thought, according to new Keele research.

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Two members of staff from the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence have been invited to guest edit a special edition of the Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice (JUTLP)

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Keele University has been announced as the hosts of the Change Agents’ Network (CAN) Conference for 2021.

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Keele University’s Careers and Employability Team has been shortlisted for the Research Informed Practice Award at the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Awards 2019.

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Lou Taylor-Murison, Development Manager for Engaged and Experiential Learning within KIITE, has recently contributed to the ASET Good Practice Guide to Successful Work Based Learning for Apprenticeships in Higher Education.

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On 29 June 2019, we invited local musicians of all ages and people keen to find out about music to the New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme

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A global research group has developed a new approach to improve future predictions of climate in Antarctica and have warned that current projections may be questionable.

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Keele’s arthritis and musculoskeletal specialists are part of a research collaboration that has secured renewed funding to continue its pioneering research to help those with long-term conditions.

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Trans Youth and Education: National Issues and Solutions was a one-day KISI-funded event which took place at Keele University on 20th June 2019.

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Dr Chris Little, Teaching Fellow and Learning Developer in KIITE, recently attended the Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, where he presented his work on 'Fostering unexpected engagement in research beyond the curriculum via an undergraduate research conference', in which he spoke about the successes of the JADE Student Learning Undergraduate (JSLUG) Conference.

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Congratulations to Ian Bayliss, this year’s winner of the Keele Excellence Award (Learning and Teaching) in the category of Supporting Student Learning.

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Researchers at Keele University have explored the experiences and reasons for self-harm in older adults to improve the support and treatment that can be provided.

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Our programme of Grand Challenges lectures for 2019-20 is taking shape.............

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Two members of staff from the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) recently presented their work on choice in learner assessments at the Up North 19 Symposium.

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“A perfect opportunity to learn and to educate others”

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New research led by Keele University into awareness about human papillomavirus (HPV), the main cause of cervical cancer, has found that health care professionals across the UK are not as well informed as they should be.

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Elliott Lancaster, Education Officer for Keele Students Union, presented the staff-student partnership work which has contributed to the Elective Pathways project at Keele University.

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A Keele professor is working with colleagues from the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester to pioneer new treatment procedures to help doctors manage a type of heart failure.

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Dr Julie Hulme, Reader in Psychology and co-chair of the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence THiNK Network, has recently been awarded funding from OneHE to research the facilitators and barriers to innovative teaching in higher education.

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Two Learning Developers from the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) recently presented their work on academic reading and writing retreats at the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference 2019.

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The annual Teaching Innovation Projects Scheme (TIPS) is open for applications until 31st May 2019.

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A programme that has supported more than 150 Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire businesses to innovate and grow has announced a second phase.

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Four students from Keele University recently attended and presented their work at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR), thanks to the generous support of Keele alumni.

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At ILAS we are looking forward to a lively May with two great Grand Challenges Lectures coming up in the next fortnight.

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Ella Tennant, English Language Teaching Fellow at Keele University, has recently presented her work on language in Japanese feminist poetry at the Talking Bodies 2019 Conference.

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Dr Julie Hulme, Reader in Psychology at Keele University, has recently attended an All Party Parliamentary Group for Psychology at Westminster, to influence government policy on promoting mental health and wellbeing in schools.

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Research led by Keele University’s Careers and Employability Team has delivered fresh insights into what employers are looking for in a curriculum vitae.

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Several staff members from the Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) have recently presented their work on learning development at the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) annual conference.

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From London to Sunderland: Becoming Well Read 2019 attracted visitors from all over the country to explore academic reading practices

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Keele University has been awarded funding from the SEDA Research and Evaluation Small Grants 2019 for an exciting collaborative project, which aims to improve understanding of accessibility and inclusivity in university settings.

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Researchers from Keele University have developed a novel approach to Learning Analytics - by putting students at the heart of the design.

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What would Lord Lindsay say?

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Major grant of £1.5 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate if an occupational health advice service for patients consulting with their GP will reduce absence from work due to ill-health.

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Ten members of staff at Keele University have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through the University’s HEA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Route

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International Women’s Day 2019 saw the Keele Institute of Innovation and Teaching Excellence and Staffordshire Women in Tech host a networking event at the Sustainability Hub, Keele University.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce the launch of a new e-learning programme focusing on inclusivity.

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Four undergraduate students from Keele University have been awarded funding to attend and present their work at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR)

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Professor Derek McGhee and other members of KISI meet with the Director of the Alexandria Trust and colleagues from Damascus University to discuss Global Challenges Research Fund possibilities.

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National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of apprenticeships, bringing the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

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Keele University has showcased its new Vision for Education, as part of the University's refreshed strategy, in its 70th year.

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A new study, led by Keele University in collaboration with the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, France, has uncovered the behaviour of a disease involving an abnormal protein that causes organ failure and neurodegenerative disorders.

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A new study led by Keele University has found that older people who self-harm may do so because of social factors including isolation, loneliness, poor housing and financial hardship.

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The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence have announced a new online, peer-reviewed student journal

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New research from Keele University has found that playing mid-week UEFA Europa League matches has no detrimental effect on domestic league results.

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Dr Ed de Quincey and Dr Martyn Parker from the School of Computing and Mathematics have been awarded a grant of £19,980 from the Jisc Learning Analytics Research Group to embed Learning Analytics into programme review and curriculum design at Keele University.

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New LivingLabs@Keele blog provides insights on this innovative approach to teaching core modules within the Liberal Arts degree programme

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A warm welcome to our visiting fellows

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Keele University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Mark Ormerod, was invited to present the university’s approach to achieving outstanding levels of student engagement and satisfaction, on the journey to TEF Gold.

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An international team of health and legal experts has published a new paper calling on the World Health Organisation to convene the Emergency Committee to consider declaring the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC).

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The Beautiful Cure - a tale of passion, curiosity and conviction

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Keele University has launched a new institute to bring together experts from across the university to shape educational delivery and deliver enhanced education outcomes for both students and staff.

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Keele University’s Dr Russell Crawford has presented his work on technology-enhanced teaching and gamification at the Effectively Utilising Technology-Enhanced Learning Across Higher Education conference.

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Keele University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Helen O’Sullivan, has been appointed to the board of Advance HE.

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The Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence (KIITE) is delighted to announce the programme of speakers for the Learning and Teaching Conference 2019.

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A research team from Keele University’s Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has been awarded a major grant of £2.4million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate the overprescribing of opioid painkillers.

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Exciting ILAS events to bookmark for your diary in 2019

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Keele University’s Professor Maria Heckl has been awarded a €4 million grant from Horizon 2020 to support the development of emerging technology solutions that could replace fossil fuels.

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We are delighted that the third JADE Student Edition is out NOW!

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New research into the benefits of swearing has found that making a taboo hand gesture whilst in pain can help you feel more positive.

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Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date.

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A research team from Keele University has been awarded £200,000 from the Government’s new Work and Health Challenge Fund

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Food Unwrapped took place at Keele Hall on 9 November as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Sciences 2018, a UK wide celebration of public engagement with social science, which included over 300 different events.

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Professor Trevor McMillan considers the current proposed approaches to a Knowledge Exchange Framework

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A large clinical trial by researchers at the universities of Keele, Bristol, Exeter, Manchester and Hull York Medical School, and published in the British Medical Journal today, has looked at the effectiveness of adding mirtazapine to two types of antidepressants in patients who remain depressed after at least six weeks of conventional antidepressant treatment.

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Keele University’s Professor Murray Brunt presented findings from the study at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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Keele University has been awarded an extension of the Strategic Support to Expedite Embedding Public Engagement with Research (SEE-PER) grant, by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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Free childcare for staff and students

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Researchers from Keele University have worked with an international team of astronomers to find for the first time that a white dwarf and a brown dwarf collided in a ‘blaze of glory’ that was witnessed on Earth in 1670.

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The Keele Institute for Social Inclusion was delighted to welcome group of faith leaders from across Staffordshire to the University.

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Keele researcher Dr Helen Wells is urging drivers to consider safety first, and leave their phones alone whilst driving.

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The Institute for Sustainable Futures host Andri Snaer Magnason for a fascinating lecture on Wednesday 26th September from 6pm-7pm

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Ella Tennant presents on Eclectic Cosmologies and Star Trek

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Keele University is to be part of a new mental health network designed to reduce health inequalities for people with severe mental illness.

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Keele University has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ title in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2018.

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A large scale systematic review and meta-analysis has found that burnout in doctors has devastating consequences on the quality of care they deliver

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New research led by Keele University has revealed that people with obstructive sleep apnoea have a higher risk of developing gout

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Keele University’s Dr Russell Crawford has been awarded a highly coveted National Teaching Fellowship.

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Dr Siobhan Talbott has been awarded a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellowship

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The North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP), led by Manchester University and of which Keele University is a member, is one of 10 consortia who will share more than £170 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over eight years.

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New research has found that changes in North Atlantic Ocean circulation at the end of the last ice age triggered a considerable increase in Greenland Ice Sheet melt.

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Keele University has been awarded a £500,000 research grant by the Medical Research Council (UK) to assess the effectiveness of a community-based intervention in Pakistan in order to address the current gap in care for Schizophrenia patients within developing countries.

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A global study led by Keele University has found that people who sleep for more than eight hours a night have a greater mortality and cardiovascular risk than those who sleep for under seven hours.

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Keele University has been ranked number one in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) of broad-based public universities.

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Addressing children’s and young people’s health and well-being using a collaborative, inter-disciplinary approach.

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Keele University’s Professor Toby Bruce has been awarded a major grant of £1.1million from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to investigate solutions to the rising problem of the Fall Armyworm, in collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya.

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A study led by Keele University's Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences has found that general practitioners (GPs) perceive non-traditional tobacco products, such as waterpipe smoking and smokeless tobacco, to be less harmful than cigarettes.

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Research led by Keele University analysed patients’ reasoning for using these alternative methods, identifying four key themes; practicality, effectiveness, additional outcomes, and philosophy of illness and care.

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Patients with prior heart attack, who smoke or misuse alcohol or drugs are most likely to discharge against medical advice.

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has released their latest Themed Review, including several research studies which were led by Keele University

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Research to be published in this week’s issue of the journal Nanoscale is helping to increase understanding of the impact of metals in the brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and how the management of these metals could lead to more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s in the future.

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Researchers from Keele University have been selected to present their work on the quest for a life-like prosthetic hand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.

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Alicia El Haj, Professor of Cell Engineering at Keele University, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant to design and develop ways for remote control healing of the human body.

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Keele University’s Digital Health Hub has been highly commended in the ‘Outstanding Digital Innovation of the Year’ category at the national Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2018.

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Keele Three Minute Thesis Final: Double Celebrations at Keele Hall

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Post-fire regeneration in Cyprus, the disappearance of Greenlandic Vikings, and so much more...

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The single, divorced, and widowed at heightened risk, pooled data analysis suggests

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Keele University has launched a new research Institute to tackle the issues of social inequality on a local, national and global scale.

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As the FIFA World Cup approaches, researchers have found that keyhole surgery could help get injured footballers back on the pitch faster than physiotherapy-led treatments.

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Professor Elaine Hay has been appointed as the new Programme Director for National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR).

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An iPCHS research team has been awarded a grant for £249,998 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to explore rehabilitation programmes for patients who have undergone shoulder surgery.

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Research at Keele University has examined why members of the public make judgements as to whether violent attackers are viewed as either terrorists or mentally ill.

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Keele University awarded major grant by the ESRC to help shape police policy and practice

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A large study led by Keele University has found that patients suffering with gout are not at a higher risk of fractures, contradicting previous research findings.

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On 9-10 May, 2018, a delegation of senior representatives from the IFRC (Geneva) visited Keele University and New Vic Theatre to explore ways of enhancing existing research links between CASIC and the Red Cross.

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An evening with George Monbiot by Ella Tennant, Liberal Arts

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A Cross-Disciplinary Workshop from the Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine (ISTM).

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Scientists have detected an exoplanet atmosphere that is free of clouds, marking a pivotal breakthrough in the quest for greater understanding of the planets beyond our solar system.

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An ambitious £2.7 million programme of research is seeking to personalise care for people with shoulder pain

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Celebrating the Institute's third Postgraduate Conference

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Three minute thesis steals the show...

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Keele University has successfully retained the HR Excellence in Research Award.

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Keele researchers have been awarded a grant to help cure a heart defect that causes thousands of sudden deaths each year.

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Keele University researchers have been awarded a grant to investigate whether gene therapy can stop older people becoming frail.

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Sue Sherman, Senior Lecturer in Psychology writes for The Conversation UK.

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Research conducted at Keele University has found that many parents of boys are unaware of the dangers of HPV - the Human Papillomavirus, and once made aware, want the vaccine for HPV to be offered to boys as well as girls.

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The Keele University Astrophysics Group has been awarded a £435,000 grant from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) to explore the formation and fundamental properties of stars and (exo)planetary systems.

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Professor James Wilsdon offers a field guide to the changing research landscape

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A new study, funded by Keele University, has highlighted the need for better treatment of heart disease patients suffering from additional chronic conditions.

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New analysis published by Times Higher Education has found that Keele University is part of a ‘new elite’ of universities excelling in both teaching and research.

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Researchers from Keele University’s Medical School have developed a game-based approach to teaching doctors in training, which helps to improve their learning about how drugs work.

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Keele University works with global research team: low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide, but too many patients receive the wrong care.

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Research by Keele University, in collaboration with University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) and Staffordshire University, will help clinicians across the UK when detecting an unexpected adrenal tumour.

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Keele University research has found providing better access to vocational advice for patients suffering with musculoskeletal pain will improve absence from work, and create huge societal cost savings.

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Three new research studies at Keele University have been awarded £58,000 from local charity the North Staffordshire Medical Institute (NSMI).

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Cardiology research undertaken own at four major international cardiology events in four different countries over the past three months

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Green Week 2018: Tackling Plastic Waste

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Dr Sarah Laurence has been awarded a £235,000 grant from the Economic and Social Research Council to explore how we recognise faces.

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Professor Clare Holdsworth has been awarded a £152,000 Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship to explore how people cope differently with being busy.

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Keele University has officially launched a new interdisciplinary research project to tackle public health issues in the Philippines.

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Social Housing following Grenfell: Positive lessons to be learned

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Read all about the recent workshop at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society organised by visiting ILAS Fellow, Dr Thibaut Devièse and Dr Szu Shen Wong, Keele University

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Keele University’s Dr Heidi Fuller has received a grant from Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and a medical research charity, to fund a study that will help pave the way towards a cure for the muscle-wasting condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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As part of the ILAS Postgraduate Conference 2018 we will be running a Photo Competition.

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New research reveals that primary care funding in England is not distributed according to local health needs.

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New research offers an explanation for the discrepancy between the size and age of the Rosette Nebula’s central cavity and that of its central stars.

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Creativity – not the pudding but the main course

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A study led by researchers at Keele University has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a ‘memory’ of earlier growth - at the DNA level.

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Criminologist Dr Helen Wells, and PhD student Leanne Savigar, have been awarded a grant from the Road Safety Trust, to review the range of innovations currently operating aimed at reducing mobile phone use by drivers.

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A study led by researchers at Keele University has found the risk of death in later life due to coronary heart disease doubles in women who give birth prematurely.

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A new study has highlighted that emotionally demanding workloads and confrontational patients are among the key stressors for GPs.

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ILAS welcomes Chris Turney to Keele, the first of our 2018 Visiting Fellows

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An international team of astronomers has revealed an ‘astonishing’ overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy.

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Some great events to look forward to this month...

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£15 million investment will create the first facility in Europe for at-scale living laboratory research, development and demonstration.

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A new study has found that heart failure patients with pre-existing type 2 diabetes have higher hospitalisation and death rates.

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GP Dr Faraz Mughal has been awarded an In-Practice Fellowship at Keele University to research the care available to young people who self-harm.

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Keele strikes Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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