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Elderly

Involving people with dementia in research

While the ongoing Dementia Awareness Week is highlighting the challenges of the condition, new participants are signing up to a major ESRC-funded dementia research project.

Breastfeeding

Opinion: Breast benefits

Why does Britain have such low rates of breastfeeding compared with countries such as Norway and Sweden? Amanda Sacker, Professor of Lifecourse Studies, explores why an earlier increase in breastfeeding recently has stalled.

Cravings exhibition

Exploring our taste for food

Cravings: Can Your Food Control You?, a new exhibition at the Science Museum supported by the ESRC, explores how the food we eat affects our body, brain and eating habits.

Chicken farm

Safe to eat?

Food safety is in the news, but is the answer simply better regulation and law enforcement or do we need to think again about the conditions under which the food we eat is produced? Steve Hinchliffe, John Allen and Stephanie Lavau explain why chickens suggest an answer.

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