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May 2016

Tobacco control cost-saving study dubbed ‘outstanding’

Tobacco control cost-saving study dubbed ‘outstanding’

The €2 million Brunel-led EQUIPT project has pocketed an Outstanding European Health Research Award from the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention.

It will offer health providers and policy makers across Europe tailor-made figures on how much they can save from investing in tobacco control such as stop smoking schemes.

Soaring soundscape transforms award-winning garden

Soaring soundscape transforms award-winning garden

Creative music students turned award-winners as their sonic talents blossomed at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

Peter Beresford launches book on welfare

Peter Beresford launches book on welfare

A new book, All Our Welfare, by Brunel Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Peter Beresford, has been launched with a well-attended high profile debate, in Westminster, central London.


Practice less, play like a pro

Practice less, play like a pro

A novel study shows the best way to hone your sporting technique is not just to watch films of pro players, but watch films that spotlight key actions.


Busting the myth of Friday the 13th

Busting the myth of Friday the 13th

More than one in four streets in the UK don’t have a house with a number 13, where there is one it sells for less than number 12 or number 14 even if identical and high-rise hotels don’t even have a 13th floor. But Brunel economist Dr Jan Fidrmuc says science can prove definitively that you can put away the four leaf clover.


Grain refiner breakthrough honoured

Grain refiner breakthrough honoured

Scientists at Brunel University London who perfected the first ever grain refiner master alloy for magnesium-aluminium alloys have been honoured.


 
Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

A cheap simple test could accurately predict the recurrence of a childhood cancer.

 


Safer, greener, cheaper route to ultra-cold freezers`

Safer, greener, cheaper route to ultra-cold freezers`

Scientists at Brunel University London have engineered an innovative new method to build the next generation of freezers capable of reaching temperatures as low as - 180°C by using advanced cryogenically cooled heat pipe technology.

Explained Dr Hussam Jouhara, of Brunel’s Institute of Energy Futures: “At the heart of the new system is the concept that what we needed was to be able to efficiently transfer cold.

“The cold in our design comes from liquid nitrogen. But unlike conventional cold storage using the liquefied gas we don’t need to physically transfer the nitrogen. The cryogenic heat pipe is literally just moving the cold."

April 2016

Next generation must learn lessons of obesity epidemic

Next generation must learn lessons of obesity epidemic

If the obesity epidemic can be reversed it will depend on the lessons our children learn from this generation, according to a panel of academic experts at Brunel University London’s third Big Question event.

The Bard or not the Bard? That is the question

The Bard or not the Bard? That is the question

It's an image that has been used to mark the anniversary of the death of perhaps the world's greatest ever author - but there's just one problem, according to Brunel's Professor William Leahy...

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