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Southampton researchers launch alcohol project in breast clinics

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering national initiative to incorporate alcohol awareness into breast screening and breast cancer clinic appointments.

Campaigners and academics call for a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Education for children receiving a smartphone for the first time, design standards to meet childhood development milestones, and government taking account of children’s views when creating policy, are some of the key recommendations in a major and ground-breaking report led by the University of Southampton.

Immune-boosting antibody combination could improve lymphoma survival

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Combining two different immunotherapy treatments could dramatically improve lymphoma survival, according to a University of Southampton study.

Royal recognition for Southampton’s lead in bringing light to our lives

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton’s world-leading expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a large study led by the University of Southampton.

Coldplay star inspires students striving for a career in music

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

The drummer in one of the world’s most famous bands met Music students at the University of Southampton to talk about his rise to fame and his experience of the music industry.

Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide key to ancient climate transition

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth’s climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

University of Southampton to lead National Biofilms Innovation Centre

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

The UK’s world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) led by the University of Southampton.

Study opens new avenue in quest to develop TB vaccine

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

A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has taken an important step forward in research efforts that could one day lead to an effective vaccine against the world’s deadliest infectious disease.

Project aimed at reducing the impact of infectious disease in Malaysia shortlisted for major prize

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

A project led by researchers from the University of Southampton aimed at reducing the burden of infectious disease in Malaysia has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Newton Prize.

University of Southampton goes ‘marching in’ with Saints

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

The University of Southampton and Southampton Football Club have signed a new collaborative agreement to bring the two organisations closer together and explore possible activities of mutual benefit.

Moderate coffee drinking “more likely to benefit health than to harm it”

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

Drinking coffee is “more likely to benefit health than to harm it” for a range of health outcomes, say researchers in The BMJ.

New resources for dietary assessment in health research

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

The links between diet and health are becoming ever more apparent. A detailed understanding of the amounts and types of food people consume is vital to revealing the impact diet has on our health — such as links between sugar consumption, diabetes and obesity.

Poorer health influences muscle strength in later life

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

Older people with poorer health are more likely to have weaker muscles and experience a decline in muscle strength more quickly than their healthier peers, according to a new study carried out at the University of Southampton.

Data from dead satellite gives galactic insight

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

Data captured by a ‘lost’ satellite mission involving the University of Southampton has provided scientists with vital information about gases in a galaxy cluster 240 million light years from Earth.

Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy.

Scientist calls on public to help ‘unlock’ genes of threatened bat species

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000

A University of Southampton scientist is calling on the public’s help in her bid to unlock the genetic secrets of an endangered bat species.

Marine sensors funding will help researchers probe mysteries of the deep

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

Researchers at the University of Southampton have received a share of more than £4m in funding to develop sensors capable of working in extreme ocean conditions.

Building a superhuman – right, wrong or just science fiction?

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

Using stem cells to regrow bone tissue; discovering how eating salmon during pregnancy can reduce the risk of allergies and cardiovascular disease in children; and making novel sensor devices to measure the environment in the womb are just some of the amazing discoveries from the Institute of Developmental Sciences (IDS) at the University of Southampton.

Scientists to monitor astronauts’ muscle health, thanks to space agency funding

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

Scientists at the University of Southampton will carry out the first study of the effects of space flight on human muscle tone, thanks to a grant from the UK Space Agency.