From today's UK Papers

January 16, 2001

FINANCIAL TIMES

John Scurr, consultant vascular surgeon at London's Middlesex Hospital, will use his research linking flying with deep vein thrombosis to launch a global study into the condition before an international panel of experts

THE GUARDIAN

Mike Haynes, a lecturer in European studies at Wolverhampton University, reports that as e-commerce faces meltdown, students enrolling on internet courses could find themselves facing a career in its only saviour - the sex industry

Lynne Segal, anniversary professor of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College, argues that boys' success at school is undermined by the same competitive machismo that dominates the ideas of many male academics

THE INDEPENDENT

Parents who are control freaks, neglectful or over-protective increase the risk of their children being bullied, says a study by the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children at Oxford University

The mystery of how a homing pigeon is able to fly hundreds of miles to its loft has apparently been explained by scientists from the University of Pisa who have shown that it relies on an acute sense of smell

MISCELLANY

Pharmaceutical companies might move their research abroad if animal rights campaigners succeed in closing down Cambridgeshire research firm Huntingdon Life Sciences, the science minister, Lord Sainsbury, has warned ( all papers )

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, say it may be possible to diagnose schizophrenia by using a relatively simple blood test ( Daily Telegraph, Times )

Early man ate insects for nearly a million years, according to a study of the bone tools used to dig out the residents of termite mounds from the University of Wi****ersrand in Johannesburg and the Centre National de la Rechereche Scientifique in Talence, France, of the bone tools used to dig out the residents of termite mounds ( Independent, Daily Telegraph )

   

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