Parents should be allowed to make informed choices over infant bed-sharing, says child sleep expert
Parents should be given more information and be encouraged to make informed choices to minimise the risks of infant bed-sharing, a child sleep expert has said.
Brain frontal lobes not sole centre of human intelligence
Human intelligence cannot be explained by the size of the brain’s frontal lobes, say researchers.
Museum find proves exotic ‘big cat’ prowled British countryside a century ago
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum’s underground storeroom proves that a non-native ‘big cat’ prowled the British countryside at the turn of the last century.
New fracking research led by Durham University finds it is “not significant” in causing earthquakes
A new study of hundreds of thousands of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) operations has found that the process has only caused earth tremors that could be felt on the surface in three cases.
Extreme pornography laws should be reformed, experts say
Extreme pornography laws should be reformed to criminalise the possession of images of rape, according to experts at Durham Law School who have welcomed a new report on the issue.
Durham University and IBM to sign Memorandum of Understanding to further develop research and recruitment collaboration
Durham University deepened its relationship with IBM to further shared research, teaching and recruitment aims by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the multinational corporation on Thursday May 2. It is one of only fourteen strategic partnerships between IBM and UK universities.
As women live longer and have fewer children, they are becoming taller and slimmer, study finds
A Durham University study of people living in rural Gambia shows that the modern-day “demographic transition” towards living longer and having fewer children may also lead women to be taller and slimmer.
The future of malaria control is uncertain, according to world-leading academic
Steve Lindsay, Professor in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is a world-leading authority on the control of malaria.
Undetected heart failure a big problem in care homes, says research
One in five elderly people living in care homes may be living with undiagnosed heart failure, according to research.
Newly-discovered 12th century recipes to be recreated at Durham University event
Newly-discovered food recipes from a 12th century Durham Priory manuscript have been found to predate the earliest known ones by 150 years. The recipes are to be recreated at a Durham University event later in the month.
Access to Russell Group universities ‘far from fair’, according to new research
Access to Russell Group universities is ‘far from fair’, according to a new study.
New study to test effectiveness of therapy service for children affected by sexual abuse
Sexual abuse has an often devastating and long-term impact on the lives of many children and young people — for these children the future can be very dark indeed.
Durham University plays leading role in equipping the world’s largest telescope
Durham is leading two pivotal projects to provide instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), one of the biggest science collaborations in history.
What is a 'normal' sleep pattern for newborns?
Wake-up call on healthy lifestyles
There is increasing evidence that being overweight increases your risk of developing cancer. However, Durham University's Dr Amelia Lake believes we need to do more than simply asking people to eat more healthily.
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How reliable are our memories?
Our ability to remember forms the basis of who we are and is a psychological trick that fascinates cognitive scientists. Dr Charles Fernyhough explains.