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Nationalists 'scaremonger' a No vote ends Scottish NHS

Nationalists 'scaremonger' a No vote ends Scottish NHS | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Alistair Carmichael, the Scottish Secretary, attacks the Yes Scotland campaign over claims that rejecting independence would "threaten the very existence of the NHS in Scotland as we know it.

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

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Foreign aid BOMBSHELL: UK's annual budget 'to soar by extra £1billion in next four years'

Foreign aid BOMBSHELL: UK's annual budget 'to soar by extra £1billion in next four years' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain's bloated annual foreign aid budget is set to soar by an extra £1 billion over the next four years, financial experts said last night.

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This article quotes Sonya Krutikova, an author of the report and director of the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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Property feeds the roots of inequality in Britain. Inheritance will entrench it

Property feeds the roots of inequality in Britain. Inheritance will entrench it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

What did our grandparents leave us? That will depend on who they were and what they possessed, but in my case, not untypical of my generation, it wasn’t very much.

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This article refers to a study undertaken by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Seven reasons it helps to have rich parents

Seven reasons it helps to have rich parents | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How wealthy your parents are is likely to matter more for young adults than it did for older generations.

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This article uses data provided by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, study finds

Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, study finds | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, a study by Ohio State University has found.

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This article refers to the Millennium Cohort Study, one of the studies undertaken by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Move over, Oxytocin: other chemicals also shape social lives

Move over, Oxytocin: other chemicals also shape social lives | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Two chemicals in the brain play a major role how people interact with one another, endorphins and dopamine, a new study finds.

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Professor Robin Dunbar, who received ESRC funding for his research 'Darwins medicine: evolutionary psychology and its applications', is quoted in this article.

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University studies or taking leadership roles 'helps prevent dementia'

University studies or taking leadership roles 'helps prevent dementia' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The study of 2,315 mentally fit over 65s at the University of Exeter found those who challenged their brain in early or mid life were more resilient to changes resulting from age or illness.

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Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS-Wales) is funded by the ESRC.

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Who really bears the burden of tax?

Who really bears the burden of tax? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A recent House of Commons Briefing Paper on Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on residential property includes some interesting statistics, prompting us to consider the question - who really bears the burden of tax?

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The ESRC funded Institute for Fiscal Studies is referenced in this article.

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These local elections make a national point: voting should be compulsory

These local elections make a national point: voting should be compulsory | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British democracy is in crisis, with turnouts likely to be lower than ever. Let’s save young people from themselves - by marching them off to the polling station.

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This article references research undertaken by the ESRC funded British Election Study.

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The 12 things you should probably delete from your Facebook page

The 12 things you should probably delete from your Facebook page | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Social media giant Facebook now has more users than the population of China and the USA combined and with the increasing amount of private information people are prepare to share on their page, hackers could be having a field day.

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This article references Robin Dunbar, who has received funding from the ESRC.

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Housing policy needs to be based on evidence

Housing policy needs to be based on evidence | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

UK politicians have a track record of making policy based on assumptions about how things work, rather than real research.

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Professor  Ken Gibb, University of Glasgow is director of the new  ESRC funded Collaborative Centre for Housing Research.

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Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty

Researcher's first project prompts new EU approach to fuel poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A Manchester PhD student’s early research has provided the European Union (EU) with a new tool for measuring fuel poverty and gathered European-wide momentum behind helping the 54 million European households that currently struggle to heat and power their homes.

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Dr Harriet Thomson’s central role in changing the European Commission’s approach to fuel poverty has gained her the £10,000 award for Outstanding Early Career Impact in the 2017 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Scotland's top civil engineering experts to tackle water crises

Some of Scotland's top civil engineering and water management experts will gather in Dundee to devise crucial solutions to urgent global water issues.

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The ESRC contributes funding towards the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund

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With a little help from my friends

With a little help from my friends | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A psychologist explores how grooming, singing and dancing underpin human relationships.

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Robin Dunbar has received funding from the ESRC for his research 'Darwins Medicine: Evolutionary psychology and its applications'.

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Effective autism diagnosis could benefit from studying sleep patterns: experts believe

Effective autism diagnosis could benefit from studying sleep patterns: experts believe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Four months after AutisMag reported on the effects of Autism on Sleep deprivation, researchers have now reverse engineered the "correlation" (sleep issues) to diagnose the "causation" (ASD). In this report, we discover how some researchers believe that studying sleep patterns could, in reality, help in better Autism diagnosis.

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SLAM Lab is working on a project called SleepSmart and has been awarded funding from the ESRC.

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Uni work on mental health

Uni work on mental health | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Children in the care system - who are more likely to have mental health difficulties than others in the wider population - are not more at risk due to being in care.

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Article cites Professor NIna Biehal and her ESRC-funded research at the University of York

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Hospital waiting lists 'will rise above 5 million' as targets slide

Hospital waiting lists 'will rise above 5 million' as targets slide | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Relaxation of 18-week target could mean twice as many people waiting longer for non-essential operations.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies receives funding from the ESRC.

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Britain heading for a 'diplomatic bust-up' as EU 'does not want Brexit to run smoothly'

Britain heading for a 'diplomatic bust-up' as EU 'does not want Brexit to run smoothly' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britain should prepare for a serious diplomatic bust-up with Brussels during the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, a top professor warned.

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Professor Matthew Goodwin is a senior research fellow at the ESRC funded 'The UK in a Changing Europe' initiative.

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Combating neglected tropical diseases: more than just drugs and vaccines

Combating neglected tropical diseases: more than just drugs and vaccines | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Neglected tropical diseases have been in the news this week. A big meeting at the World Health Organisation in Geneva has resulted in big pledges from the UK aid progamme and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to banish the scourge affecting around a billion people worldwide.

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The Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa work was supported by ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation) programme receives funding from the ESRC.

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Cardiff University Studies Seafarers' Religious Lives

Cardiff University Studies Seafarers' Religious Lives | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The religious and spiritual experiences of seafarers, and ministry amongst port chaplains, will be explored in a new project by Cardiff University’s Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)

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Article cites ESRC-funded Cardiff University's Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)

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Unless public spending is prioritised, it won't just be the rich paying more tax

Unless public spending is prioritised, it won't just be the rich paying more tax | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If nothing else, Labour has mastered the art of timing. "We're asking high earners to pay a modest bit more," John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, said about Labour's tax plans over the weekend as The Sunday Times Rich List dropped on to doormats across the country. 

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Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is referenced in this article. The IFS receives funding from the ESRC.

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Why drinking is now the dullest thing you can do at a pub

Why drinking is now the dullest thing you can do at a pub | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Across the country, community-owned pubs are hosting activities like massage, lullabies for babies and financial advice. Could this model save Britain's locals?

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Professor Robin Dunbar, who received ESRC funding for his research 'Darwins medicine: evolutionary psychology and its applications' is quoted in this article.

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Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures

Soil erosion in Tanzania – in pictures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The Jali Ardhi, or 'care for the land' project, studies the impact of soil erosion on Maasai communities and their grazing lands. Photojournalist Carey Marks captures the changing landscape, its people - and the challenges they face.

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This project was funded via the Global Challenges Research Fund: Building Resilience

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How virtual reality can increase accuracy in risky jobs

How virtual reality can increase accuracy in risky jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Virtual reality technology that could help train nuclear scientists, pilots and surgeons has been unveiled at the University of Exeter.

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David Vine received funding from the ESRC.

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Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won't be losing any sleep over it

Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won't be losing any sleep over it | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever suffered from problems with your emotions or behaviour, you might have struggled with disturbed sleep, too. But are emotional or behavioural difficulties always associated with poor sleep?

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Dan Denis is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Sleep and Cognition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He has previously received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Roehampton Uni professor's fight against forced marriage and honour crimes recognised in Queen's Birthday honours

Roehampton Uni professor's fight against forced marriage and honour crimes recognised in Queen's Birthday honours | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A University of Roehampton Professor is among the 1,000 recipients of the Queen’s Birthday honours that were announced earlier this week.

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Professor Aisha Gill won an ESRC Impact Prize in 2015 for Outstanding Impact in Public Policy.

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