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Featured research

Antimicrobial burn dressing

The Guardian University Awards Runner-up 2014

The team behind a medical dressing that 'lights up' when a burn is infected has been named runner-up in The Guardian University Awards' 'research impact' category.

Pain management

A computer-generated model of pain located in a person's head

What is the best way to cope with pain, and how can technology help?

Give offenders more say in care plans

A new IPR report says offenders with mental disorders should be more involved in assessments about the risks they pose.

Hollow-core photonic microcell

University of Bath researchers have developed a hollow-core photonic crystal fibre that addresses major limitations of biomedical lasers.

Lone mothers, work and depression

A woman talking into a mobile phone, while holding a small child

IPR Policy Brief: Paid employment is a key factor explaining the fall in lone mother’s rates of depression in the last decade, but welfare reforms which merely increase the pressure on lone parents to move into any work, or to work longer hours, may risk pushing up the rate of maternal depression in the coming years.