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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.

New discovery offers cure by starving cancer cells

Scientists know that most cancer cells use glucose to fuel their uncontrolled growth and now an international team of researchers has identified a protein which if switched off could stop the disease in its tracks.

Interior design software could save NHS tens of millions in unused home disability aids

Switching from “one size fits all” to a personalised approach based on free open source interior design software could dramatically slash the annual cost of adapting the homes of elderly patients on their discharge from hospital.


Research confirms listening to music during surgery reduces pain and anxiety

Brunel scientist Dr Catherine Meads has proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.

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