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Unmasking Pain: Creative approaches to life with persistent pain

We are looking for people living with persistent pain to participate in our exciting and groundbreaking project, Unmasking Pain.
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Chronicling over 180 years of Durham’s changing climate

A new book chronicles the weather and climate in Durham over the past 180 years from ice-skating on the River Wear to the City’s hottest day.
A man sits on a bench next to the flooded River Wear

Live Well and Dance with Parkinsons - 2 Opportunities to get involved!

Live Well & Dance with Parkinson’s is an ambitious, exciting, bold and creative programme of dance and community action for people living with Parkinson’s, loved ones, carers, and friends.
St Marys dance students performing

Pain Academy - Tick saliva could ease chronic pain and itching

Our Pain Academy is working on a new drug based on a protein found in tick saliva that could ease chronic pain and itching in people.
A tick on human skin

Hearing the Voice project launches an eLearning Module for the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Hearing the Voice are delighted to announce the release of their new Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD eLearning module on ‘Phenomenology and treatment of voice hearing in psychiatric practice’.
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The value of geothermal energy and carbon capture in tackling climate change

Tapping into geothermal energy would be a ‘win-win’ for tackling climate change – and capturing and storing carbon can also make an invaluable contribution. Those are two arguments outlined by Professor Jon Gluyas, from our Durham Energy Institute, as part of a new essay collection.
A graphic for the Net Zero Exchanges essay collection, showing a black cityscape against a blue, cloudy sky

Andy Smallbone presents Industrial CCS in Global Energy Association Ten breakthrough energy ideas report

DEI Fellow Andy Smallbone invited to present one of 10 most promising groundbreaking energy technologies of decade in The Global Energy Association report published at the Petersburg International Economic Forum.
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Mine water geothermal heat project funded

The department of Earth Sciences is the lead on the large, interdisciplinary research project entitled “The Geothermal Energy from Mines and Solar-Geothermal heat (GEMS)”, which will explore the geological, engineering, social, and economical aspects of extracting geothermal heat from water in abandoned coal mines.
Drilling for Geothermal energy at Louisa Centre Stanley

Joanna Berry interviewed by Power Technology on EU energy policy

DEI Director Joanna Berry interviewed for Power Technology Magazine analysis article 'EU energy policy: world-leading, insufficient, or both?'
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Brazilian Dam Collapse Could Have Been Predicted

A study finds that a Brazilian dam collapse could have been predicted weeks in advance with latest monitoring technology.
IHRR building

PhD Student Wins Award at UK Glaciology Conference

Congratulations to PhD student Josh Leigh who recently won the John Glen Prize for the best student poster presentation at the International Glaciological Society's British Branch meeting online.
A glacier in Norway

Hearing the Voice - 'Creative Voices' resources available now free of charge

Our Writers' Inner Voices website recently underwent development and redesign, and is now free of charge.
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