Old bones aid battle against back pain

The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain. The research is bringing together the latest computer modelling techniques developed at the University of Leeds, and archaeology and anthropology expertise at the University of Bristol.

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Irrational numbers

John Hearn and Alan Robson urge universities to refocus on the reality of individual missions, not rankings' absurd lists

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Rebuilding Higher Education in post-conflict Iraq

The University of York’s Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU), in partnership with the Institute for International Education (IIE) based in Washington DC, is to host a major international conference on the reconstruction of Higher Education in Iraq.

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Ocean scientists to investigate humpback whales’ Kimberley nursery

Researchers from the Oceans Institute within The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) are to embark on a three-week field trip to one of WA’s most remote regions to investigate ocean circulation and its influence on the ecology of Camden Sound in the Kimberley.

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Medical training in critical condition

By Professor Bruce Robinson. First published in the Sydney Morning Herald. In my office recently I saw a patient with a large pituitary tumour. It was causing multiple symptoms, including partial blindness. The patient didn't require surgery; his condition can be managed with medication and he will be cared for entirely as an outpatient.

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