Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

MRI brain scan highlights the insula, one of the areas of the brain that is reduced in volume in subjects with Conduct Disorder.

Scans reveal differences in brain structure of antisocial teens

01 Apr 2011

Brain scans of teenage boys with severe antisocial behaviour have revealed differences in the structure of the developing brain.

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Justice sends mixed messages

Children’s evidence cross-examined

16 Mar 2011

Should young children be exposed to the traumatic experience of giving evidence in open court, or does the justice system need to change its approach?

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I love peas

Happy children make happy adults

14 Mar 2011

New research links well-being in adolescence with life satisfaction in adulthood.

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Children's building blocks

Amniocentesis: a key to identify autism in the womb?

04 Jan 2011

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a new test for autism in the womb, by measuring the levels of testosterone produced by the foetus, which makes...

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Magnetic Fridge Poetry

Rhyme on the rise?

18 Oct 2010

Having long been sidelined as a Cinderella subject in schools, children's poetry is poised to reclaim the hearts and minds of a new generation of...

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Meditation increases well-being in adolescent boys

01 Sep 2010

Mindfulness’, the process of learning to become more aware of our ongoing experiences, increases well-being in adolescent boys, a new...

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childs eye

Too much, too young?

04 Jun 2010

Society risks losing touch with reality in the debate about whether children are being exposed to adult, sexual content too young, because other...

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Korean Grandmother and Baby

The importance of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren

29 Oct 2009

It is widely believed that women live long post-reproductive lives to help care for their grandchildren. Now research suggests that the pattern may...

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School Road - road sign in Shirley

Cambridge Primary Review publishes final report

15 Oct 2009

The Cambridge Primary Review, based at the University's Faculty of Education has published its final report on the condition and future of English...

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Maternity Ward

Decrease in delivery-related infant deaths in Scotland

14 Aug 2009

A study has shown that over the last 20 years there has been a sharp decline in infant deaths during delivery for pregnancies which went to term. The...

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Obesity and diabetes in pregnancy: a vicious circle?

01 Apr 2009

A complex interplay of prenatal and postnatal factors determines the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes during later life.

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Making connections: what lies beyond the ‘terrible twos’?

01 Sep 2008

New research shows that it's not just having conversations with children that matter, it's the quality of the content.

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