Genetically modified cotton: How has it changed India?

The aim of introducing Bt cotton to India was to reduce the amount of insecticide needed in farming cotton.

Nearly two decades ago, a genetically modified type of cotton, known as Bt cotton, was introduced to India to reduce farmers’ insecticide use. Today, researchers want to understand the effects that the introduction of this new cotton crop has had on Indian farmers. Using advanced statistical methods, Professor Ian Plewis from the University of Manchester investigates the effect of Bt cotton on […]

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Value Added Data systems: An architecture for end-user informed data preparation

Value Added Data systems: An architecture for end-user informed data preparation

As the myriad of data sources continues to grow, so does the need for cost-effective, scalable and principled techniques for integrating and cleaning big data in order to optimise the data quality and thus increase its value. Dr Norman Paton, Professor of Computer Science and Dr Nikolaos Konstantinou, a Research Fellow with the Department of Computer Science, both from the […]

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PACT: Working with parents and carers to help autism development

PACT: Working with parents and carers to help autism development

Autism is an enduring condition affecting over 1% of people worldwide but with a lack of evidenced therapy to reduce its symptoms. PACT is an early social communication intervention working through parents and carers that is the first to have demonstrated long-term improvements in autism symptoms after therapy within a clinical trial. This relatively low intensity approach is referenced in […]

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