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Announcement of Opportunity: UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) Director

31 October 2019 News

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), on behalf of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), are inviting applications for a new interdisciplinary director of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).

Metaphor 'menu' for cancer patients launched by researchers

30 October 2019 News

The first manual of expressions describing cancer has been developed by researchers to help patients make sense of their disease. The metaphor 'Menu' follows research by Lancaster University based on the views of more than 100 people involved in cancer care and analysis of more than one million words.

Video game teaches amateur athletes about 'fitness' drugs danger

30 October 2019 News

Virtual reality is being used to educate young fitness and sports enthusiasts about the risks of taking performance-enhancing drugs (PED) such as anabolic steroids and testosterone. Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind video game that simulates the experience of being in a gym or sports club and making decisions related to drugs and fitness.