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Osteoporosis treatment rates no longer rising in UK

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Prescription rates of anti-osteoporotic drugs (AOD) to people aged 50 years or above have stabilised in men, and decreased in women since 2006, following a rise from rates in 1990, a new Southampton study has shown.

Scientists find link between tropical storms and decline of river deltas

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Research by the University of Southampton shows that a change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world.

New treatment for common nail infection

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers at the University of Southampton are trialling a new treatment for fungal nail infections, which may revolutionise the treatment of this common problem.

Bowel cancer patients without emotional support three times more likely to experience clinical depression

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Many bowel cancer patients are experiencing a lack of affection, emotional and practical support after surgery, according to new research by the University of Southampton and Macmillan Cancer Support, released today at the International Psycho Oncology Society Congress. Those lacking emotional support are almost three times more likely to have clinical depression.1

Human transport has unpredictable genetic and evolutionary consequences for marine species

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that human activities such as shipping are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats.

Jellyfish help scientists to fight food fraud

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Southampton.

Preventing child obesity in the next generation must start before conception

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest.

World-renowned computer scientist honoured on Ada Lovelace Day

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

World-renowned computer scientist Professor Dame Wendy Hall from the University of Southampton is to receive a prestigious award that that honours women in maths and computing.

Global sustainability projects offer hope for the future

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Global examples of sustainability projects, which offer a positive future for the environment, have been identified by an international group of researchers including Professor Martin Solan from the University of Southampton.

Maritime archaeology expedition in Black Sea

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

An expedition mapping submerged ancient landscapes, the first of its kind in the Black Sea, is making exciting discoveries.

First demonstration of brain-inspired device to power artificial systems

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain.

UK’s first dedicated Centre for Cancer Immunology reaches development milestone

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton’s Centre of Cancer Immunology has reached the final formation of the concrete frame.

Did your ancestor fight in the Hundred Years War?

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

If you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website from historians at the universities of Southampton and Reading may have the answer.

Are we winning the fight against cancer?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Tim Elliott, Professor of Experimental Oncology at the University of Southampton, discusses advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer ahead of the fourth of the University’s health and healthcare public lecture series taking place at the Wellcome Collection, London on 5 October 2016.

Research examines rights of older people in Pakistan

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100

University of Southampton research is investigating the well-being and human rights of older people in Pakistan, addressing issues such as age discrimination, access to pensions and the provision of healthcare.

Prestigious Royal Society Fellowship for academic

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Dr David Thomson has been appointed as a University Research Fellow (URF) by the Royal Society.

Lasers of the future to be developed by Southampton scientist

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100

New fibre-optic lasers that can deliver high-power beams efficiently over long distances are to be developed by a new Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair at the University of Southampton, with support from SPI Lasers.

‘Missing link’ found in the development of bioelectronic medicines

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the ‘missing link’ in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions.

Manuka honey curbs activity and growth of bacteria even at low dilutions

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Detecting sea-level rise acceleration to improve UK coastal flood defences

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Accelerations in the rate of sea-level rise and the time required to upgrade coastal flood defence infrastructure, such as the Thames Barrier, will be investigated as part of a new research initiative.