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June 7, 2004

Durham aims to retain graduates
County Durham is trying to encourage graduates from Durham University to stay in the area rather than move south, in a bid to boost the local knowledge economy.
( Financial Times )

Why being a man can be a terminal illness
Scientists have said that being male is like having a ‘terminal disease’. A study by a team at Leeds Metropolitan University found that the higher risk of various illnesses and premature cause of death that men face compared with women makes being a male a health hazard in itself.
( Daily Mail )

Skin cancer cure shows promise
An experimental vaccine for advanced skin cancer has shown promise. The vaccine is derived from skin cancer cells, according to John Kirkwood, of Pittsburgh University, who led the research.
( The Times )

Women may carry infidelity gene
Unfaithful women now have an entirely new excuse for infidelity - their genes. Research by Professor Tim Spector of St Thomas’ Hospital found about a quarter of British women may carry infidelity genes.
( Daily Mail )

How your brain can be half asleep
Scientists have discovered that it really is possible to be half asleep. Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that some parts of the brain are often much sleepier than others.
( The Times )

Beat your peers to live a long and happy life
Money cannot buy you happiness and good health, but earning more of it than your friends and neighbours most certainly can. A study led by Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London, found that the social kudos of outperforming your peers can transform your chances of living a long and contented life.
( The Times )

Management school attempts to become less French
HEC School of Management in Paris is trying to alter the international profile of its student body on its MBA programme. Currently 20 per cent of the full-time MBAs are French, but the school is hoping to reduce that to 12 per cent, with other European, especially British, students making up the 8 per cent gap.
( Financial Times )

San Diego weds PhD and MBA
Biotechnology and business education have been combined in California to create a PhD/MBA programme. San Diego State University and Invitrogen Corporation have established a joint programme that includes direct involvement with the biotech industry.
( Financial Times )

Faculty boost for Templeton
Templeton College, the specialist management college at Oxford University, has increased its faculty by almost 25 per cent with the appointment of five new fellows.
( Financial Times )

Weekend roundup
Career high-flyers are seeking a new adrenaline rush by returning to university - Sunday Times
Computer fiasco will delay up to a third of student loans - Sunday Telegraph

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