From today's UK papers

May 21, 2001

Financial Times

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and the Queen's School of Business in Kingston, Ontario, are optimistic that their planned alliance will bear fruit.

Madrid's Instituto de Empresa has become one of the latest business schools to form a transatlantic partnership, by joining forces with seven business schools in Latin America.
The Guardian

Richard Smith, editor of the British Medical Journal , explains why he resigned his chair at the University of Nottingham.

Daily Mail

The sound of a gurgling brook and pictures of a meadow can help reduce pain for patients during medical procedures, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore have found.

Daily Telegraph

A study from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, found that the cause of a private plane crash is usually closely related to the sex of its pilot.

David Jesson, professor of education at the University of York, has retracted his claim that comprehensives did better than grammar schools because there were serious flaws in data provided by the government.

The poet laureate, Andrew Motion, has been cleared of sexually harassing a student on his postgraduate creative writing course at the University of East Anglia.

The Times

Air crew suffer from memory loss and disorientation because repeated jet lag shrinks the brain, scientists from the University of Bristol medical school have found.

A summer of confusion is looming as changes to the A-level system put pupils, teachers and examiners under unprecedented strain.

Archaeologists from Brooklyn College have made the first discovery of slave quarters in New York City.

MMI Group, the recently floated bioscience company, has formed an alliance with a bank, a law firm and a drugs development company to help NHS trusts exploit their research and development work.


Fertility doctors in the United States claimed to have aided the birth of 15 healthy babies using a technique that meant the infants had three genetic parents. But they failed to disclose severe abnormalities in two aborted foetuses created in the same way. ( Independent , Daily Mail )

Royal Society report on genetically modified farm animals: GM animals could help the developing world ( Guardian ); report raises "serious concerns" about ethics and safety ( Independent ); meat from GM animals will be on our plates within ten years ( Daily Mail ).

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