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Career - Health - 13.12.2016
Registration of human tissue banks could stop millions of samples going to waste
A change in the way human tissue banks are registered should help prevent millions of human tissue samples, that could be used for medical research, from going to waste. All UK human tissue banks will now be expected to register with the new central UK Clinical Research Council (UKCRC) Tissue Directory developed by experts at The University of Nottingham's Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC) in partnership with UCL (University College London).

Economics / Business - Career - 06.12.2016
The Work Foundation launches Commission on Good Work
The Work Foundation launches Commission on Good Work
The Work Foundation , part of Lancaster University, has launched a brand new "Commission on Good Work". At an exclusive breakfast in the Churchill War Rooms, the new Director of the Work Foundation, Lesley Giles , welcomed senior leaders in business, trade unions, professional bodies, and the public and voluntary sectors.

Health - Career - 26.10.2016
Alumnus’s startup seeks more precise screening for prostate cancer
Last fall, while discussing inventions awaiting commercialization at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Tobias Zutz stumbled across one with an uncanny match to his resume. Zutz was an early employee at Exact Sciences, a Madison firm that has developed a screening test for colon cancer based on colon cells excreted in the stool.

Career - Psychology - 12.10.2016
Swiss employees do not hold back on cynical behaviour
Swiss employees do not hold back on cynical behaviour
This year's Swiss Human Relations Barometer focuses on the main discussion topic of "loyalty and cynicism" and cynicism, - a negative, even derisive, attitude that employees develop toward their employers.

Career - 27.09.2016
Now is the lightest you will weigh all year
As swimsuit season wanes and the holiday season edges closer, Americans everywhere should take a moment to enjoy the current state of their waistline. For the average person, the time just before the start of the holiday season is the low point in an annual weight gain pattern that peaks during the holidays and takes nearly half a year to fully shed.

Career - 20.09.2016
Research looks at the physical facts behind fiction’s fascination
Oxford researchers launch the Online Labour Index,  which finds US employers are the number one users of the 'online gig economy? (representing 52% of the market) but over the last few months UK employers have been fast catching up.

Social Sciences - Career - 19.09.2016
Culture of affluence? complicates women's help-seeking for domestic violence
Culture of affluence? complicates women’s help-seeking for domestic violence
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Pressures to maintain a facade of a perfect family and other values associated with the "culture of affluence" discourage some affluent women from leaving violent spouses or disclosing that they are being abused, a new study suggests. The culture of affluence - which emphasizes materialism, perfectionism and social status - provides implicit and explicit expectations for how families are expected to present themselves in public, and complicates women's ability to seek help for domestic violence and other forms of abuse in their marriages, the researchers found.

Career - Administration - 06.09.2016
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Major ERC investment launches frontier research into gender inequalities
Lynn Prince Cooke, Professor of Social Policy at the University, has been awarded a £1.5 million European Research Council consolidator grant for NEWFAMSTRAT, an innovative 5-year comparative research project to unravel how and why gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work persist in Finland, Germany, and the UK.

Career - Economics / Business - 06.09.2016
New study suggests women do ask for pay rises but don’t get them
New research shows that women ask for wage rises just as often as men, but men are 25 per cent more likely to get a raise when they ask. Using a randomly chosen sample of 4,600 workers across more than 800 employers, the research is the first to do a statistical test of the idea that women get paid less because they are not as pushy as men.

Career - 02.09.2016
50-year study pinpoints countries where women are doing the least housework
Italian women consistently do the most housework. However, the researchers' analysis of 66 surveys across 19 countries shows 'traditional' countries are catching up on gender equality. Researchers have looked at the time spent doing housework by men and women living in 19 countries from the early 1960s up to the first decade of the 21st century.

Career - 30.08.2016
Nonwork orientations are related to higher career and life satisfaction
Nonwork orientations are related to higher career and life satisfaction
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) When planning a career, many people take nonwork orientations into account, such as family, personal interests and civic engagement. Psychologists from the University of Bern (Switzerland) have found out that people who strongly consider the role of the family in career planning report more satisfaction with their career and their lives in general.

Health - Career - 18.08.2016
It is all in the hips - professional golfers more likely to have different shaped hip joints to most of the population
Lack of success on the fairway may not be due to your swing - it could be your hips that are to blame. New research from the University of Warwick has found that professional golfers are more likely to have different shaped right and left hips compared to the rest of us. The finding was made by Dr Edward Dickenson and his colleagues at the University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School.

Health - Career - 25.07.2016
Low Zika risk for travelers to Olympics in Brazil, study finds
The Zika virus poses a negligible health threat to the international community during the summer Olympic Games that begin next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to researchers at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). In a worst-case scenario, an estimated 3 to 37 of the thousands of athletes, spectators, media, and vendors traveling to Rio for the Olympics will bring the Zika virus back to their home countries, the researchers concluded.

Psychology - Career - 07.06.2016
New research center becomes first to focus on wisdom
While people search for wisdom throughout their lives, it long has been overlooked as a topic for rigorous scholarship and scientific investigation. That's changing at UChicago, which recently launched the Center for Practical Wisdom. The first-of-its-kind center is being started with $2 million from the John Templeton Foundation.

Career - Economics / Business - 03.06.2016
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds
Meaningful work not created - only destroyed - by bosses, study finds Bosses play no role in fostering a sense of meaningfulness at work - but they do have the capacity to destroy it and should stay out of the way, new research shows. The study by researchers at the University of Sussex and the University of Greenwich shows that quality of leadership receives virtually no mention when people describe meaningful moments at work, but poor management is the top destroyer of meaningfulness.

Career - Administration - 24.05.2016
Joint reports suggest peer support could boost disabled people’s employment prospects
Peer to peer support or mentoring is an effective way of boosting disabled people's employment prospects, and should have a stronger role in government work programmes - two studies published today by Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and The Work Foundation suggest. Disabled people say peer support offers hope, self-belief, encouragement and good role models.

Physics - Career - 12.05.2016
Physicist wins early-career award for isotope work
Physicist wins early-career award for isotope work
Jonathan Ward Engle, is among 49 winners, of the US Department of Energy's Early Career Research Program awards for 2016. "Jonathan's work brings distinctive mission and science together, connecting the strong history of Los Alamos research in isotopes with important new medical advances," said Alan Bishop.

Career - 29.04.2016
Could teachers do less marking for better results?
Many teachers complain about their marking workload, but new research finds there is little evidence to show whether many of the approaches currently adopted are a good use of teachers' time. The report, A Marked Improvement',  by the University of Oxford and the charity, Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), says there needs to be more research into which marking strategies really work, but it also identifies some approaches that do make a difference.

Health - Career - 11.04.2016
Study examines factors affecting whether women choose a medical research career
Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously. That's one conclusion of an Oxford University study published in  The Lancet . It asked why, when entry to medical schools is evenly split between men and women, those working in University medical departments are predominantly men.

Event - Career - 07.04.2016
Stroke survivors face ‘invisible impairments’ to return to work
'Invisible impairments' can make it difficult for stroke survivors to maintain a job, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Cambridge. The findings, published in the journal BMJ Open , suggest that more needs to be done to make survivors, their GPs and employers aware of the difficulties that they may face.