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Facing the failures of the welfare state from within  – the need for real reform

Facing the failures of the welfare state from within – the need for real reform

As politicians and commentators increasingly focus on the failures of the welfare state, the academic author of a new book focuses on his own family’s experiences to find answers.

Royal College of Surgeons backs calls for increase in placebo surgery

Royal College of Surgeons backs calls for increase in placebo surgery

A working party looking into the inclusion of placebos in surgical trials has led to a recommendation for greater use of the controversial method by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Research Catalyst Fund Awards announced

Research Catalyst Fund Awards announced

Brunel Research Institutes operate a scheme for Research Institute members to fund activities that act as a catalyst to the advancement of their careers as researchers. The following schemes are open to all research-active Institute staff. 
Individuals marry, not races – Brunel psychologist among first to analyse interethnic marriage as a social issue

Individuals marry, not races – Brunel psychologist among first to analyse interethnic marriage as a social issue

Less than 50 years after the US declared interracial marriage legal, new research suggests that such relationships continue to be met with controversy in the country.
How the company that companies keep is a better judge of creditworthiness

How the company that companies keep is a better judge of creditworthiness

Where a small company sits in its ecosystem of customers and suppliers could not only be a better and more accurate guide to credit risk but also allow challenger banks to more cheaply and securely lend to both them and start-ups, claim academics from Brunel University London.


Get on your bike!  Brunel academic calls for commuters to use a bike for their daily commute

Get on your bike! Brunel academic calls for commuters to use a bike for their daily commute

People who use their bikes as transport are four times more likely to meet the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity than those who don’t cycle, says a report by Brunel University London.
A model way to avoid an NHS winter crisis?

A model way to avoid an NHS winter crisis?

As the NHS faces a £2.2billion deficit and another winter A&E crisis, researchers at Brunel University London are to use real data from an NHS region to produce a computer model to help hospital managers plan objectively.


Facebook stalking an ex may lead to long-term harm

Facebook stalking an ex may lead to long-term harm

Checking your ex-partner’s Facebook profile can be addictive and might prevent you from moving on, according to research by Brunel’s Dr Tara Marshall.

New horizons in Europe for research into water treatment

New horizons in Europe for research into water treatment

Brunel will be at the forefront of European research into water quality and treatment after successfully bidding for funding for two projects as part of the EU's prestigious Horizon 2020 innovation programme.
Brunel’s contribution to saving the UK science budget: The Power of the Pound

Brunel’s contribution to saving the UK science budget: The Power of the Pound

Brunel's Health Economics Research Group (HERG) played a crucial role in providing evidence to help save the UK science budget in the Government’s recent Spending Review.

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships 2016

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Scholarships 2016
Leading the care revolution by giving and taking

Leading the care revolution by giving and taking

Internationally renowned scientist, inventor and broadcaster Professor Heinz Wolff has been awarded £1million as part of the UK's innovation experts, Innovate UK’s ‘Long Term Care Revolution’ programme for his Give & Take Care project – one of just two entries to the competition to be funded.
Have scientists cracked clothes to power your phone?

Have scientists cracked clothes to power your phone?

Industrial design researchers at Brunel University London have solved two of the major challenges which prevent everyday items of clothing being turned into power sources for smartphones, tablets and other personal tech.

Researchers find adults with cerebral palsy more likely to have chronic health conditions

Researchers find adults with cerebral palsy more likely to have chronic health conditions

Brunel's Dr Jennifer Ryan was part of a research team at the University of Michigan which has found that adults with cerebral palsy are more likely to have secondary chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, than adults without cerebral palsy.
Researchers to grow 3D breast tissue in the lab to test impact of chemicals on breast cancer

Researchers to grow 3D breast tissue in the lab to test impact of chemicals on breast cancer

Brunel University London research receives Breast Cancer UK funding for radical new way of testing for effects of chemicals on breast cancer cells

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships 2016

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships 2016

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships

First academic conference to be held on the Kardashians

First academic conference to be held on the Kardashians

Scholars at Brunel University London are holding an international academic conference this week on the American reality TV stars, the Kardashians.
£10m boost for liquid metals research

£10m boost for liquid metals research

A £10 million manufacturing research hub at Brunel that will address major, long-term challenges facing the UK’s manufacturing industries, and capture opportunities from emerging research has been announced by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.

The Manufacturing Hub in Future Liquid Metal Engineering is funded for the next seven years by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Led by Professor Zhongyun Fan it will have a programme of innovative research in the engineering and physical sciences, related to the challenges in commercialising early stage research.

New hybrid solar panel roof slashes energy bills

New hybrid solar panel roof slashes energy bills

Scientists at Brunel University London have designed a new hybrid roofing system which could halve energy bills in new homes.

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