It has been wonderful to see the impact that KASPAR has had and I commend the University for taking this research so far.
Parents and teachers have been surprised by the results they have witnessed – some seeing their child interact, mimic or make eye contact for the first time in their school.
By exploiting a unique magnetic property of asbestos, we developed a new detection method which can provide on-site, real-time identification of the dangerous asbestos fibres.
The team hopes that, over time, the new detector will help to reduce the 100,000 annual death toll that the World Health Organisation attributes to occupational exposure to airborne asbestos.
All the children were highly susceptible to gesture and spoke about extra information fraudulently planted by the interviewer
This has serious implications for forensic interview of child witnesses, particularly where they may have witnessed a traumatic event which they may have to confront again during questioning. Interviewers need to think very carefully not just about what they say, but how they say it.
We need to ...develop strategies for deploying crop resistance for rapeseed which can then be applied to a wide range of crop systems.
We are investigating potential new drugs to block a protein called S100P which has been shown to be involved in the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer, as well as some other common cancers
This new technique will help to understand the role that supermassive black holes played during the formation of galaxies.
Many people with dementia have additional long-term health problems which, if not managed well, can make a person’s dementia worse or lead to unplanned hospital admissions.
The behavioural symptoms often experienced by people with dementia can put them at risk, affect their quality of life and also be very stressful for those providing care and support.
Tau Ceti is one of our nearest cosmic neighbours and so bright that we may be able to study the atmospheres of these planets in the not too distant future.
We pioneered new data modelling techniques ...which increased our ability to find low mass planets.
Older people taking part in our study said that services are most effective for them when there is continuity of care through a specific professional.
More importantly, with a key professional to speak to about their healthcare, the older person and their family can be more involved in reviews and decisions.
Over the last decade in the UK, a wide range of programmes have been made available to healthcare workers and educators to reduce violence and associated triggers.
The longer orbit of the new planet means that its climate and atmosphere may be just right to support life.
We pioneered new data analysis techniques....to reveal three new super-Earth planets around the star known as HD 40307, making it into a six-planet system.
...there is no reason why such a planet could not sustain an Earth-like climate,
The needs of people with dementia and their carers are complex and varied which makes diagnosing and supporting this group particularly challenging
The standard of the submissions has been extremely high and their content is quite breath-taking. Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.
Using modern DNA techniques to detect and quantify the pathogen in potatoes enables us to better understand the spread of potato late blight.
Unlike mental decline associated with normal aging, something about Alzheimer’s specifically disadvantages women.
These research grants provide a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and capable students.