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Latest research reveals opinion poll errors are not increasing

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A new study led by the University of Southampton has revealed that claims of a crisis in the accuracy of election polling are false and that there is no evidence to suggest that poll errors have increased over time.

New study yields more than a million new cyclic compounds, some with pharmaceutical potential

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Researchers say they can now produce a vast library of unique cyclic compounds, some with the capacity to interrupt specific protein to protein interactions that play a role in disease. The new compounds have unique cyclic structures that give them stability and enhance their ability to bind to their targets.

Hundreds of genes linked to intelligence

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

More than 500 genes linked to intelligence have been identified in the largest study of its kind, carried out by the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh, and Harvard University.

Major Boost for Jazz in the South

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Turner Sims Southampton, part of the University of Southampton, will receive over £315,000 for an ambitious scheme to significantly raise the aspirations of emerging and professional jazz artists, standards of performance, composition and promotion across the UK’s Southern regions.

Southampton researcher through to XPRIZE finals

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Japan’s entry into the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE – Team Kuroshio – has made it through to the finals of the competition, with Dr Blair Thornton from the University of Southampton as a leading member of the Team.

International ocean drilling expedition obtains unique record of plate tectonic rifting and changing climate in Greece

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Core samples taken during an international ocean drilling expedition are yielding the most high-resolution, extended record of continental rifting ever obtained.

Donor star breathes life into zombie companion

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Integral space observatory has witnessed a rare event: the moment that winds emitted by a swollen red giant star revived its slow-spinning companion, the core of a dead star, bringing it back to life in a flash of X-rays.

Women remain dramatically unrepresented in the British film industry

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Women remain dramatically unrepresented in the British film industry, according to a major new study which shows there has been little change in the number of female directors or cinematographers in the past decade.

Southampton student shortlisted for Student Midwife of the Year

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Commitment, community and collaboration are all words used to describe University of Southampton student midwife Lucy Price, one of five finalists for the 2018 Pregnacare Award for UK Student Midwife of the Year.

Nursing leads the way for Southampton in QS World Rankings by Subject

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Nursing at Southampton has risen to 9th in the world according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2017 leading a group of five subject areas where the University is ranked in the top 50 globally.

Southampton researchers go skin deep to explore what causes wrinkles

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The prospects – and consequences – of ageing are of concern to us all, especially when considering the likelihood of developing wrinkles. They are not only a hallmark of ageing but also play a fundamental role in how we physically interact with many products and devices, from moisturiser cream and make up to razor and the fabrics of our clothes.

Working with European technology leaders to launch first consumer testbed for 5G technology

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton is leading a consortium of industry pioneers to launch a 5G testbed for urban scale trials of next generation internet services across European cities.

Astronomers find new clues regarding the mystery of ultraluminous sources of X-rays

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

University of Southampton researchers are helping to unearth new information on extreme objects known as ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs).

Earliest cave paintings were made by Neanderthals

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals made cave paintings, indicating they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.

SETsquared partnership regains ranking as world’s top business incubator

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The SETsquared partnership has regained its ranking as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.

Palace visit for Southampton’s leading light researchers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

A delegation from the University of Southampton has visited Buckingham Palace for ceremonies to receive the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Southampton has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected – a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself.

AXA Research Fund recognises Southampton expert’s contribution to responsible artificial intelligence

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

Artificial intelligence expert Dr Sarvapali (Gopal) Ramchurn from the University of Southampton has been awarded a grant from the AXA Research Fund, becoming only the second UK-based academic to ever be supported by the initiative in the field of Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

Southampton receives major funding boost for doctoral training

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The University of Southampton has just received a 20% increase in funding to support doctoral training in physical sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics over the next five years.

University clinical trials unit receives funding boost

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000

The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at the University of Southampton has been awarded £3.5 million by Cancer Research UK.