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Read the latest press releases from ESRC and our major investments. You can access press releases that we have published since 2009.

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Battle metaphors for cancer can be harmful

Media portrayals of cancer as a battle to be fought, and its focus on 'brave fighters' beating the odds, can lead to feelings of guilt and failure in people with a terminal diagnosis, according to research.

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Our different concerns are revealed: confidentiality is key to big data

A new network of data research centres is enabling academics to access ever more useful data sets for the research. While safeguarding the identities of individuals, the network has opened up some of the 'big data' routinely collected by business and local government organisations.

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