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July 17, 2001

Gender pay gap widens
The pay gap between male and female lecturers has grown with some universities paying women three-quarters of men’s salaries. An Association of University Teachers survey reveals that female academics earn 16 per cent less than men on average, up from 15 per cent in 1995.

Blair's NHS pledge will be 'painful process'
Prime minister Tony Blair’s pledge to bring spending on the National Health Service up to the European Union average will be a “painful process”, according to research published today by the Office of Health Economics.

Gene expert's cancer hope
Two “cornerstone” genes are vital to the safety of the entire human gene machine, a leading expert will tell the international Genomic Regulation and Cancer conference in Glasgow today. Carl Anderson, from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, believes studying DNA-PK and p53 could provide the answer to preventing cancer.

Hull honours rowing hero
Olympic rowing hero Sir Steven Redgrave was today receiving an honorary degree from Hull University in recognition of his sporting achievements.

Goldsmiths remembers dead singer
Singer songwriter Kirsty MacColl, who was killed last December in a speedboat accident, is to have a scholarship named after her at Goldsmiths College, University of London. It will cover the fees for an MA in culture, globalisation and the city.

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