From today's UK papers

July 24, 2001

Daily Telegraph

An inquiry into the involvement of private business in the delivery of health and education services is being launched by MPs.

Stammering is caused by a physical fault in the brain and is not simply the result of enviromental factors during childhood, a study by Tulane University suggests.

The Times

The dominance of universities as providers of teacher-training courses is being challenged by small school-based schemes, according to a league table by Liverpool University.

The Guardian

Now it is getting personal - last night Europe was braced for the onslaught of an email virus that has the power to send the most embarressing documents and pictures to every name in a person's electronic address book.

Is £64,000 the perfect salary? A University of Bath survey by MORI puts a price on happiness.

Introducing university to 15-year-olds was a learning experience for all, say Clare Birchall and Polly Russell.

Financial Times

A professor is championing do-it-yourself scholarly publishing using the internet.   

Miscellany

Imperial College, London, renowned as one of Britain's leading research institutions, was fined £25,000 and ordered to pay more than £21,000 costs yesterday for exposing staff to a potentially lethal new hybrid virus for which there is no cure. ( Times , Daily Telegraph , Independent , Financial Times)

A battered swan called Samson was recovering last night after dentists performed a life-saving operation to fit a plastic beak. ( Times , Daily Telegraph )

The Pope warned US president George Bush of the evils of using human embryos for medical purposes, in an intervention calculated to influence a key US decision on public funding for stem-cell research. ( Independent , Financial Times , Daily Telegraph)

Prince Philip is concerned that the pressure of AS levels is forcing pupils to drop their participation in his Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. ( Times , Daily Telegraph)

Viagra, the drug developed to help impotent men, could soon be used to help patients suffering from potentially fatal heart and lung disease, scientists at Hammersmith Hospital said today. ( Daily Telegraph , Independent , Guardian )

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