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Report finds that investing in cancer research boosts economy and health

Each pound invested in cancer research generates a continuous stream of benefits equal to earning 40 pence a year thereafter, according to a report led by researchers from Brunel, Kings College London and RAND Europe.


Brunel English, Creative Writing and Music departments move to Top Ten in UK Subject Tables 2015

Brunel's English Literature and Creative Writing (CW) subject areas are now amongst the Top 6 in the country, as recently announced in the Guardian University Guide 2015 Subject Tables.


Homophobia in sport to be measured Internationally for the first time

Brunel Academic is part of a team launching the first international study on homophobia in sport. The study, called "Out on the Fields," has been launched in the lead-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May.


Family Drug and Alcohol Court more effective than ordinary care proceedings in treating parental substance misuse and reuniting families

Brunel Professor finds a new approach to care proceedings that tackles the substance misuse of parents has been successful in reducing the number of children taken into care and enabling more families to remain together safely.


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From athletes to asthmatics – the Brunel invention that helps you breathe more easily

From athletes to asthmatics – the Brunel invention that helps you breathe more easily

Nothing in life is more natural than breathing, unless you are an athlete, an asthmatic or one of the one in 20 Europeans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But now POWERbreathe, a new invention by Brunel's Professor Alison McConnell, offers lung disease sufferers a drug-free, medically proven treatment for their conditions. And the same piece of equipment, described as “dumb-bells for the diaphragm”, could propel an elite athlete from... read more

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