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Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn

Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Air pollution from road traffic is putting unborn babies' health at risk, according to a new study.

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This work was funded through the cross-research council Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department of Health.

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Road traffic noise associated with deaths and increased strokes

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy, according to new research.

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The article cites research that was co-funded by the ESRC through the Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative.

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Crocodile attack database ‘will aid conservation efforts and save lives’

Crocodile attack database ‘will aid conservation efforts and save lives’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Australian-founded database CrocBITE, with records of 2,700 worldwide crocodile attacks, an attempt to understand ‘human-crocodile conflict’
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CrocBITE has received $30,000 in funding from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) award so that the database can be expanded with the help of Imperial College London.

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Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour'

Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.
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The research cited in this article was funded by the ESRC and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

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CrocBITE grows funding teeth for research

An international crocodile attack database has received new funding that will help research and aid conservation.
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CrocBITE has received $30,000 in funding from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) award so that the database can be expanded with the help of Imperial College London.

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