New index of children’s ‘school readiness’ highlights importance of family support
28 May 2015
The importance of family support on a child’s ‘school readiness’ is highlighted in a study published this month in the British Journal of Educational Psychology. Researchers developed and piloted a new index that might provide a simple and stress-free alternative to the government’s proposed baseline assessments for four-...
Discovery shows what the solar system looked like as a ‘toddler’
27 May 2015
Astronomers have discovered a disc of planetary debris surrounding a young sun-like star that shares remarkable similarities with the Kuiper Belt that lies beyond Neptune, and may aid in understanding how our solar system developed.
‘Pain sensing’ gene discovery could help in development of new methods of pain relief
25 May 2015
A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers co-led by the University of Cambridge. The discovery, reported today in the journal Nature Genetics , could have implications for the development of new methods of pain relief.