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CMO's report highlights need for more research into hearing loss and dementia link

CMO's report highlights need for more research into hearing loss and dementia link | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies publishes the second volume of her annual report, highlighting a link between hearing loss and dementia. Action on Hearing Loss responds to the report's findings.

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Article mentions joint report with Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre, which is funded by the ESRC.

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Make bankers swear oath to do good like doctors

Make bankers swear oath to do good like doctors | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Bankers should swear an oath of good service in the same way as doctors, a think tank has proposed.

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Article discusses the findings from ResPublica which was funded by the ESRC

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Yes vote 'will improve childcare'

Yes vote 'will improve childcare' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A higher proportion of people believe childcare and gender equality will improve in an independent Scotland than those who think it will be

better in the UK, researchers have found.



Via The Future of the UK and Scotland
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Article cites research and findings from the ESRC's Future of UK and Scotland project.

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The Future of the UK and Scotland's curator insight, July 28, 8:00 AM

The blog by Craig McAngus from our Future of the UK and Scotland team at the University of Stirling features in this report. You can read the blog here:http://www.futureukandscotland.ac.uk/blog/what-constitutional-scenario-do-scots-think-best-gender-equality-and-childcare-provision

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'Convenience culture' drives high street revival

'Convenience culture' drives high street revival | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new in–depth evidence review into the state of British high street has revealed how town centres are adapting to meet the changing demands of the nation’s consumers.

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Article discusses the ESRC-funded High Street Performance and Evolution report

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Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Researchers have carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.   The results point to a revolution in the management of marine protected areas, with almost half of the sites – more than 11,000 km² – in the region now under local community stewardship.  

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Article cites research from the University of York which received ESRC funding

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What can the Twitter storm over Benefits Street teach us?

A new research project will investigate how social media can play its part in both inciting discrimination against and building understanding of marginalised communities.

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Article discusses the ESRC-funded CuRAtOR (challenging online fear and othering) study.

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From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation

From Concorde to the iPhone, state intervention drives technological innovation | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

History tells us that state involvement is the best route to prosperity. Our politicians need to think big and accept the risk of failure.

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The article quotes Sussex University professor Mariana Mazzucato who was interviewed for the ESRC publication 'Reigniting Growth'

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Why aren't I feeling better?

Why aren't I feeling better? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The economy is producing more than it has ever produced before - so should we not feel more prosperous than ever before?

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The article cites figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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MP supports damning coalfields report

MP supports damning coalfields report | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Rother Valley MP has emphasised that resources are needed if the situation in coalfield communities is ever to change following the release of the damning report detailing the State of coalfields.

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The article quotes a report by Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research which is funded by the ESRC. 

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Yes vote 'will improve' childcare'

Yes vote 'will improve' childcare' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A higher proportion of people believe childcare and gender equality will improve in an independent Scotland than those who think it will be better in the UK, researchers have found.
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This article cites the ESRC's Future of UK and Scotland Project and data from the Risk and Constitutional Change survey.

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Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK

Reforms to housing benefit, cuts to disability benefits and child tax credits, harsher sanction regimes for Jobseeker’s Allowance and less generous uprating of benefits over time have hit some of the most vulnerable people in society, often several times over.

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The article cites data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Antibiotic research funding is 'inadequate', scientists say

Antibiotic research funding is 'inadequate', scientists say | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Despite the dire warnings about the impact of antibiotic resistance, research in the field receives just 1 per cent of public funding
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The article discusses an MRC led cross-council initiative. The initiative is the first time all seven research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) will collaborate to tackle antimicrobial resistance. 

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Western Indian Ocean communities play vital role in conservation

An international team of researchers led by the University of York has carried out the first assessment of community-led marine conservation in the Western Indian Ocean.

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The article discusses a study that was jointly supported by the ESRC and NERC.

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Cultural stereotypes may evolve from sharing social information

Cultural stereotypes may be an unintended but inevitable consequence of sharing social information, according to research.

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The article discusses an ESRC-funded study based at the University of Aberdeen.

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Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

Bankers should 'swear ethics oath' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, said the think tank ResPublica.

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Article discusses the ESRC funded ResPublica report


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Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp

Boost for Scottish independence as undecided voters switch to yes camp | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A quarter of voters who were undeclared in March have since said they will be voting yes, survey finds


Via The Future of the UK and Scotland
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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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The Future of the UK and Scotland's curator insight, July 29, 2:39 AM

The British Election Study's latest Future of the UK and Scotland work features in this article. 

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High Streets 'adapting' and luring new business

High Streets 'adapting' and luring new business | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British High Streets are adapting to the challenges of consumers choosing out-of-town shopping complexes and luring new business, a major study has found. Researchers at Southampton University found there had been a fundamental shift in what consumers thought of as convenience shopping over the last few decades. 

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The report, High Street Performance and Evolution - co-commissioned by the Future High Street Forum and the ESRC - is a brief guide to the evidence on recent high street and town centre performance. The study was led by Southampton University and funded by the ESRC.



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Should universities take school performance into account?

Should universities take school performance into account? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With exam results out soon and discussions about the future of GCSEs and A-levels continuing, new research investigates the role played by secondary schools in explaining whether students go to university and how well they do once there.

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Article cites data from the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy

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People Who Work Longer Smoke More

People Who Work Longer Smoke More | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more.

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Article cites data used from the British Household Panel Survey which was funded by the ESRC

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Why we must challenge notion that there are too many students

Why we must challenge notion that there are too many students | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The debate around how to finance undergraduate education has been reignited by a new report questioning the sustainability of the current student finance system.

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The article cites the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Commonwealth Games basis for transport Twitter study

Social media's role in managing transport and congestion during the Commonwealth Games will be monitored and examined by experts from the University of Aberdeen.

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The article cites an ESRC-funded project which is a collaboration between researchers in dot.rural, the Research Council UK's Digital Economy Hub, based at the University of Aberdeen, and the University's Centre for Transport Research.

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Who will clear the Corporate Tax hurdle?

Who will clear the Corporate Tax hurdle? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Independent Scotland intends to offer a low corporation tax rate – but will this prove to be a good or a bad thing?

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This article quotes the Institute for Fiscal Studies which is funded by the ESRC.

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Relative Age and the US World Cup Campaign

Relative Age and the US World Cup Campaign | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Football is a sport that spans cultures around the world, one that transcends conflicts, one that anyone, in some form or another, can play. But the beautiful game is not an equal-opportunity sport, at least not at the highest level.

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Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest

Council tax rises hit Britain’s poor hardest | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

War widows, carers and the disabled are among 2.31 million people who used to be entitled to council tax benefit but have now had their support substantially reduced or taken away altogether.

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Antibiotics funding 'inadequate'

Antibiotics funding 'inadequate' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it


Science minister Greg Clark announces all seven UK research councils to form a 'war cabinet' to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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The article discusses an MRC led cross-council initiative. This initiative is the first time all seven research councils (AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC) will collaborate to tackle antimicrobial resistance. 

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Single mothers just as good as couples – the problem is poverty

Poverty has a more detrimental effect on young children than lone parenthood. According to a new survey a growing number of single parents are struggling not only with stigma but also to make ends meet.

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The article quotes an ESRC-funded study by Dr Susan Harkness of the University of Bath.

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