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Research programme launched to overhaul UK’s cities and infrastructure

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton will play a key role in a major national research programme aimed at making the UK’s cities and infrastructure fit for the future.

University collaboration focuses on future of autonomous systems at sea

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Maritime activity over the next decade will be dominated by unmanned surface and underwater vessels, according to a new report on the future of autonomous maritime systems.

Graduate receives international award for work promoting family planning

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A recent University of Southampton graduate has received a prestigious international honour for her work promoting family planning and reproductive health.

Open communication and emotional closeness linked to fewer low sexual interest problems

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open.

Cassini’s end marks new beginnings for Saturn

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Dr. Caitriona Jackman has spent virtually all of her academic career focused on Saturn and, more specifically, on the vast amount of data sent back to Earth by the Cassini-Huygens mission to the ringed planet.

Revolutionary process could signal new era for gene synthesis

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has demonstrated a groundbreaking new method of gene synthesis – a vital research tool with real-world applications in everything from growing transplantable organs to developing treatments for cancer.

Abnormal eye movements and emotion recognition difficulties in boys and girls with severe antisocial behaviour

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Teenagers with severe antisocial behaviour have difficulty recognising facial expressions and look less at important parts of the face, such as the eyes, when viewing faces, according to a new study.

Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit puts voters’ voices into EU negotiations

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

People from across the UK are taking part in the first ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ on Brexit to help put voters’ voices at the centre of the EU debate.

University awarded multi-million-pound contract to manage and lead health research

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton is to receive £140million over the next nine years to continue to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

National Fellowship honour for Professor Graham Reed

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Professor Graham Reed, Deputy Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) and Professor of Silicon Photonics, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the latest tranche of elections to the Fellowship announced today.

Fostering links to develop Next Generation Leaders in India and UK

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton and Chandra Links Education India are joining forces to establish the Chandra-Southampton Next Generation Education Leadership Programme in recognition of a global need to develop next-generation leaders in a deeply complex world.

Survey prompts calls to subtract international students from UK migration numbers

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A new survey which provides much-needed insight into the intentions of UK-based international students following their higher education studies has prompted calls to remove international students from the government’s net migration target.

Volcanic carbon dioxide drove ancient global warming event

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

New research, led by the University of Southampton and involving a team of international scientists, suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes, during the formation of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Single or deprived bowel cancer patients have double the chance of 'struggling to cope' with the disease

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Bowel cancer patients who are single or live in deprived areas are twice as likely to struggle to cope with their disease compared to those in a relationship or from wealthy areas, according to new research by the University of Southampton and Macmillan Cancer Support.

National Teaching Fellowships honour excellence in education

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The Higher Education Academy has honoured three of the University of Southampton’s leading academics by awarding them with prestigious National Teaching Fellowships.

Study uses robot to probe mystery of prehistoric sea creature’s swimming style

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A new study led by the University of Southampton has shed light on the swimming style of a prehistoric sea creature by creating a robot to mimic its movements.

Missed nursing care due to low nurse staffing increases patient mortality

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Failure to deliver complete nursing care explains why hospitals with lower registered nursing (RN) staff levels have a higher risk of patient death, a new University of Southampton study has shown.

Steroids not effective for chest infections in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Oral steroids should not be used for treating acute lower respiratory tract infection (or ‘chest infections’) in adults who don’t have asthma or other chronic lung disease, as they do not reduce the duration or severity of symptoms, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA.

Plumber-turned-palaeontologist awarded Honorary Doctorate

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Over the 35 years that Dorset plumber Steve Etches has spent collecting fossils from the county’s Kimmeridge Bay, he never thought that one day he would be addressing a room of university graduates as recipient of an Honorary Doctorate.

Experimental drug trial seeks to improve treatment for lymphoma

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Patients with a common type of fast-growing cancer are being given fresh hope in a new clinical trial.