Yearly Archives: 2012

Sustainability awards recognise local success

This year’s Cornwall Sustainability Awards were held last week, with over 200 people from a wide range of Cornish businesses in attendance. The event was held at the Green Lawns Hotel in Falmouth and Newquay’s clean technology company Pall was declared Winner of Best Overall Sustainable Company. Nature Workshops - a social enterprise and member…

52010208ec2c4.jpg

Review highlights major conservation issues

A UK-led team of researchers has identified 15 issues that could affect the diversity of life on Earth in 2013. They include using synthetic DNA to genetically modify organisms, soaring demand for coconut water, and competition for land to grow plants for fish farming. Other topics the researchers highlight include dam-building in the Andean Amazon,…

52010209453e8.jpg

New scheme will help business benefit from research

A new scheme led by the Centre’s Knowledge Exchange team will help to bring research and enterprise together. The In Residence Scheme is aiming to produce collaborations that will result in high quality research and lead to the growth of Cornish businesses. Starting on 1st January 2013, the programme will give businesses and academics the…

5201020952d4c.jpg

International pharmaceuticals conference held

International interdisciplinary specialists in pharmaceuticals met in Cornwall last week as part of a joint conference held by the Centre and the European Environment Agency. Held on the 19th and 20th November, the meeting provided an opportunity for experts in pharmaceuticals, sewage treatment, policy, law, and sustainability to discuss the growing problem of pharmaceutical contamination…

520102096018e.jpg

Is this the future of medicine?

In a report that will be presented to the Royal Society of Medicine next week, Dr Marco Palomino will outline the ways in which digital technology is likely to impact future health care. Dr Palomino’s research focuses on Horizon Scanning and has used powerful internet search tools to identify hot topics in medicine, and ‘eHealth’…

520102096d3bf.jpg

Centre secures second round of funding

The Centre has been awarded a second phase of funding to help continue its important research into the interconnections between the environment and human health. The £4 million grant is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and has secured the Centre’s future until the end of 2014, representing continued confidence in the Centre and…

Decorative bench with the word environment visible

Researchers short-listed for award

Researchers at the Centre have been short-listed for a major science visualisation award, run by the National Science Foundation in the USA. The award is in association with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the entry from Dr Will Stahl-Timmins and colleagues has already made it into the top 10 within its…

52010209864c5.png

Latest Wellbeing at Work newsletter released

The latest edition of the ‘Wellbeing at Work’ e-newsletter is now available. There has been a lot happening in the world of health and work in the last few months and this edition tries to capture some of the most important themes, published research and reports on issues related to health and wellbeing at work,…

Legs of a young man running

Listening to Data

In an article published by the statistics magazine Significance, Nick Bearman and his colleague Ethan Brown have considered the importance of sound on our ability to interpret data. In everyday life we continually use our ears to discern data. Even a process as simple as making a cup of tea will involve listening and reacting…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Research to probe inner ear disorder

A new research grant confirmed this week will allow the Centre to investigate Ménière’s disease in greater detail. The funding has been granted by the Ménière’s Society and is hoping to uncover the common characteristics of sufferers of the disease, as well as shedding light on the risk factors associated with its development. Ménière’s is…

52010209b5816.jpg