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Southampton well-represented in Debrett’s Most Influential 500

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Professors Dame Wendy Hall and Sir David Payne head a list of luminaries from the University of Southampton named amongst the 500 most influential people in the UK for 2017.



National Cipher Challenge celebrates record entries

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Over 7,500 pupils from 800 schools across the UK have taken part in this year’s National Cipher Challenge, nearly doubling last year’s numbers.



Southampton scientists set to get £8.2 million boost for cancer research

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Southampton scientists and doctors are set to receive a multi-million pound cash injection from Cancer Research UK to fund ground-breaking work in the city.



UK’s digital minister praises innovation of Future Worlds incubator

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Matt Hancock, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture Policy, has applauded the University of Southampton’s Future Worlds startup incubator for its presence at the forefront of UK startup technologies at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.



‘Housekeepers’ of the brain renew themselves more quickly than first thought

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Cells in the brain responsible for detecting and fixing minor damage renew themselves more quickly than previously thought, new research has shown.



Southampton honours President of NTU Singapore during winter graduation

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton has awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Professor Bertil Andersson, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), during its 2016 Winter Graduation ceremonies.



Arctic lakes thawing earlier each year

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are melting earlier each spring.



Researchers study potential vaccine to prevent head and neck cancer

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Researchers in Southampton and Malaysia are set to launch a pioneering study that could lead to the development of a vaccine to prevent head and neck cancer.



The world’s wet regions are getting wetter and the dry regions are getting drier

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Research from the University of Southampton has provided robust evidence that wet regions of the earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier but it is happening at a slower rate than previously thought.



Exciting new creatures discovered on ocean floor

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian Ocean.



Woodrow Kernohan appointed Director of the John Hansard Gallery

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton and the John Hansard Gallery have announced that Woodrow Kernohan, Director and CEO of EVA International will succeed Professor Stephen Foster as Director of the John Hansard Gallery.



Jersey was a must-see tourist destination for Neanderthals for over 100,000 years

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

New research led by the University of Southampton shows Neanderthals kept coming back to a coastal cave site in Jersey from at least 180,000 years ago until around 40,000 years ago.



Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms.



New research suggests doctors’ burnout should be treated as organisation-wide problem

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Current approaches to dealing with burnouts in doctors on an individual case-by-case basis is not effective and the issue should instead be tackled with organisation-wide initiatives, according to researchers at the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton.



New cancer drug shows promise in helping patients with blood cancer

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

A drug, which has been developed from the results of cancer immunology research at the University of Southampton, has been showed to reduce the risk of follicular lymphoma progression.



Politics researchers pick up prestigious award

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Politics academics at the University of Southampton are part of a winning team to receive the Democratic Innovation Award at the Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Awards in Westminster.



Being part of a community group could protect you from cognitive decline

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Social engagement through civic group activities is associated with better cognitive function at age 50, according to a study by researchers at the University of Southampton.



‘Chariot’ on course to deliver healthier homes and lower energy bills

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Successful trials of CharIoT, a unique new system that simultaneously records temperature, humidity and energy use in the home, have opened the way for low-income households to save money while reducing risks to their health.



Southampton demonstrates world-leading research to Royal visitor

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton has demonstrated its world-leading expertise in engineering, electronics and optoelectronics during a visit by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.



New insight into why leukaemia drug is successful

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shed new light on why and how a new class of drug is effective at fighting off leukaemia.