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Caring for cancer patients

13 February 2014

The ncri supportive and palliative care research initiative has had an impact across several areas – including new clinical guidelines into practice, new assessment tools for practice and research,...

A better life with dementia

12 February 2014

People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives, and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances, research from the esrc suggests

Female surgeons: cutting the gender gap

20 June 2013

Despite more women than men studying at uk medical schools, women are far less likely than male colleagues to pursue a career in surgery. Esrc-funded researchers have partnered with rcs and surgical s...

US presidential election: the issues at stake

20 June 2013

As the us presidential election day has arrived, the esrc centre for economic performance (cep)'s series of us election analyses offers insights into key election issues

'Fat tax' ineffective in countering obesity

20 May 2013

Taxing unhealthy foods in a bid to persuade people to eat a better diet would be an ineffective way of tackling obesity. A study of inequalities in diet and health concludes that a so-called 'fat tax'...

More drugs dispensed in care homes

14 May 2013

The dispensing of mood-altering drugs to older people in northern ireland increase after they move into care homes, according to research at the centre of excellence for public health northern ireland...

Award-winning drilling in virtual teeth

13 May 2013

A tooth drilling simulator part-funded by the esrc has been awarded the prestigious bett award for innovation in ict. The simulator enables dentist students to practice on virtual 3d teeth - without t...

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