From today's UK papers

March 27, 2001

Financial Times

The Global Alliance on Tuberculosis Drug Development, a "virtual" research organisation combining the resources of charitable foundations, academia and the pharmaceuticals industry, will begin funding projects aimed at finding new drugs to treat tuberculosis.

The Guardian

Plans for huge cuts in the number of teaching assessments have infuriated student leaders.

Admissions tutors could be thrown into confusion by the vast array of qualifications university entrants will have from 2002.

The adoption of anonymous marking at universities may come just in time to safeguard Prince William's results from public scrutiny.

A court case involving Accrington and Rossendale College and Education Lecturing Services (ELS) could restore employment rights for millions.

The Independent

Scientists at the University of California have amassed the strongest evidence yet that anorexia and bulimia are partially the result of an inherited predisposition to eating disorders.

Daily Telegraph

Regular exercise could be more effective than drugs in treating serious depression, a study by the Free University in Berlin has found.


Expensive trainers with air-cushion heels may be a mixed blessing, a study of basketball players has shown. According to researchers from La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia, wearers are four times more likely to damage their ankles. ( Independent, Times, Daily Mail ).

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