Universities can unlock growth in Britain

Technology investment company Imperial Innovations said the UK government should raise the profile of research at Britain’s leading universities to help boost the country’s anemic growth, Reuters reports. The company, which was founded to commercialize research at Imperial College London, invested 35.1 million pounds in companies in the last year, up from 14 million pounds. Chief Executive Susan Searle said the UK’s top universities were home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs in the fields of life sciences and technology…

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Med schools fall short on LGBT education

How well are medical schools preparing the next generation of doctors to care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients? Not too well, it seems, NPR reports. In a survey of medical school deans in the U.S. and Canada, a group of researchers found that the median number of teaching hours dedicated to LGBT content during an a four-year medical education was just five hours. While the researchers said there was a lot of variation between schools, they noted that five hours as a median was “small.”

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