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Thursday 13th March 2014

A biomarker for Alzheimer's?

A biomarker for Alzheimer's?
Description
The media are always fascinated by medical 'breakthrough' stories: tales of hope that scientists have found cures for our most threatening diseases and tales of woe that our lifestyles are doing us harm. All too often these stories portray the underlying science as conclusive when at best, it is speculative.
Date:
Thursday 13th March 2014
Thursday 6th March 2014

Sochi Paralympics and Sport Politics

Sochi Paralympics and Sport Politics
Description
The founding fathers of the Paralympics must be turning in their graves. The Sochi Paralympics is the latest in a long list of sports events to be marred by politics.
Date:
Thursday 6th March 2014
Thursday 27th February 2014

Should 'life' mean life?

Description
Last week the Court of Appeal decided that the 'life' sentences of two murderers really will mean 'life' in prison, exceptional circumstances aside.
Date:
Thursday 27th February 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 20th February 2014

Being of good character

Being of good character
Description
Calls have been made recently for the renewal of public and private virtues, not least because of the serious scandals that have beset our banks and political system, as well as our health and social welfare provisions.
Date:
Thursday 20th February 2014
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