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Southampton researchers awarded millions to tackle food and water security

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A project led by the University of Southampton has secured £5m over four years to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa. The money, from Research Councils UK (RCUK), is part of wider funding from one of the most ambitious international research programmes ever created.

University helps launch new Jane Austen ten pound note

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Dr Gillian Dow, Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton, has helped launch the new £10 banknote, alongside Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney.

Coldplay support University cancer campaign

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

International rock sensations Coldplay have donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology.

New hearing test to establish fitness-for-duty among military personnel

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers at the University of Southampton have devised a new hearing test for military personnel that they hope will better assess whether soldiers have sufficient hearing ability to be safe and effective in a combat situation.

Scientist honoured with Royal Society award

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A University of Southampton scientist whose groundbreaking research has benefited millions of people worldwide has been honoured by The Royal Society.

University will be part of UK’s first maritime autonomous systems testing service

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton will play a key role in the development and delivery of the UK’s first service dedicated to the testing of autonomous systems – including unmanned boats, air vehicles and sensors – following a major investment in partner organisation BAE Systems by The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Achievement takes centre stage as Southampton commences graduation ceremonies

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Graduates from around the world will have their degree awards conferred during 2017 graduation ceremonies at the University of Southampton (19-27 July).

Scientists make breakthrough in reversing treatment resistance in blood cancer patients

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified why some people may become resistant to monoclonal antibodies, a common type of immunotherapy used in lymphoma treatment.

Southampton receives share of £138 million investment in research-business partnerships

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton is set to benefit from two major investments in research partnerships that will strengthen the links between the UK’s research base, industry and business partners. Both investments show the pivotal importance of engineering and the physical sciences to the country’s continued development as a global research and innovation leader.

University to open Public Lecture Series by focusing on sustainable cities

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton will open its Public Lecture Series for 2017 on Wednesday, 19 July, with a session titled Sustainable Cities: challenges, trade-offs and innovative approaches.

University to spearhead rail infrastructure research as part of £92m partnership

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton is to spearhead research into rail infrastructure as part of a £92m partnership between the rail supply industry and a consortium of eight universities aimed at establishing the UK as a world-leading centre of excellence.

Nurse-led intervention helps carers’ manage medication and cancer pain

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A study led by the University of Southampton shows the potential benefits of a new nurse-led intervention in supporting carers to manage pain medication in people with terminal cancer.

Expert calls for global effort to combat threat of rising sea levels

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A University of Southampton academic has called for a concerted global effort to combat the threat posed by sea level changes, ahead of a major international conference next week.

Study examines increasing likelihood of extreme sea levels

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Scientists at the University of Southampton are warning that future coastal impact studies must take account of extreme sea levels – a phenomenon expected to occur more frequently as rising waters combine with high tides and storm surges to potentially devastating effect.

Deep water corals glow in the dark to survive

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Corals in shallow waters glow because of fluorescent proteins that act as sunblock, protecting the endangered species from the sun’s intense rays.

Study calls into question theories on pulsar phenomena

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers at the University of Southampton have cast doubt over established explanations for certain behaviours in pulsars – highly magnetised rotating neutron stars, formed from the remains of supernovae.

Inequalities in malaria research funding in sub-Saharan Africa

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A quarter of countries in sub-Saharan Africa receive very little funding for research into malaria despite having high malaria-related death rates.

‘Secret square’ discovered beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Archaeologists from the universities of Leicester and Southampton have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world-famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire.

Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – during first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week.

Sensitive faces helped dinosaurs eat, woo and take temperature, suggests study

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Dinosaurs’ faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought, according to a University of Southampton study – helping them with everything from picking flesh from bones to wooing potential mates.