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Lab-on-a-chip will help give better understanding of lung function

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A new collaborative project led by researchers at the University of Southampton will take a novel approach towards a systemic understanding of liver function and disease based on integrated tissue slice culture and nuclear magnetic resonance metabolomics.



Natural measures to prevent floods valuable, but not ‘a silver bullet’

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential remains unclear, say a team of UK researchers, led by the University of Oxford and including the University of Southampton.



Half a million pounds to help maximise student success

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton has been awarded over half a million pounds to help improve assessment and feedback for students as part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) programme aimed at addressing differences in student outcomes.



Boaty McBoatface submersible prepares to dive into the abyss on first Antarctic mission

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Boaty McBoatface is joining ocean scientists from the University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – and how they affect climate change.



Risk of rapid North Atlantic cooling this century greater than previously thought

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A study by scientists at the University of Southampton has found there is a 50 per cent probability of rapid cooling of the North Atlantic during the 21st century. Previous projections suggested that, if cooling takes place, it will be over a much longer period of time.



Asthmatics less able to fight off flu

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown.



Study sheds new light on how species extinction affects complex ecosystems

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Research by the University of Southampton has found that methods used to predict the effect of species extinction on ecosystems could be producing inaccurate results. This is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too.



Women’s stress levels before pregnancy could influence risk of eczema in their future children

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Infants whose mothers who felt stressed before they fell pregnant had a higher risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown.



Receiving the gift of sound

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

To mark International Cochlear Implant Day 2017 comes news of the first couple to receive their implants together – a first for Southampton



Deprivation in early childhood can affect mental health in adulthood

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study conducted at the University of Southampton, which has followed the mental health of a group of children adopted from Romanian institutions to UK families in the 1990s.



UK government plan to prevent child obesity is “severely limited”, argue experts

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A University of Southampton academic has called into question the UK government’s action plan to reduce childhood obesity.



New study to predict and prevent asthma

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Southampton scientists are to delve deeper into the mechanisms behind what causes asthma.



Antibiotics could be alternative to surgery as treatment for appendicitis

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery.



Suffering and loss in the English Civil Wars

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

One of the bloodiest moments in the history of England will be investigated in a new online project examining the human cost of the country’s Civil Wars.



Being ‘active’ and ‘engaged’ boosts wellbeing in later life

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A new ‘index’ developed by Age UK and the University of Southampton has found that taking part in social activities has the most direct influence on improving a person’s wellbeing in later life.



Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty.



Researchers use tiny 3D spheres to combat tuberculosis

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.



Scientists reveal potential way of boosting immune system’s memory to fight cancer

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered an important way that the immune system can learn to recognise and fight cancers.



Study reveals substantial evidence of holographic universe

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.



Scientists unravel the process of meltwater in ocean depths

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000

An international team of researchers has discovered why fresh water, melted from Antarctic ice sheets, is often detected below the surface of the ocean, rather than rising to the top above denser seawater.