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Drinking more coffee could reduce liver cancer risk, suggests study

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Drinking more coffee could reduce the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, according to a study led by the University of Southampton.

Lonely students at greater risk of mental health problems, study finds

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Students who feel lonely are at greater risk of developing mental health problems, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

Southampton scientists mark 10 years since reaching Everest summit

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

On 23 May 2007 at the summit of Mount Everest a small team of exhausted Southampton doctors and scientists jabbed their own femoral arteries to take blood samples, sparking a decade of ground-breaking discoveries of how low oxygen levels affect the body.

World-leading watercress from University research to feature at Chelsea Flower Show

Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

“We are leading the only watercress breeding programme, globally, developing new watercress that has improved anti-cancer properties with less impact on the environment” - Professor Gail Taylor, research leader in Plant and Sustainability Science

New trial to fight cancer caused by asbestos

Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Patients with a hard-to-treat type of cancer are being given new hope in a new clinical trial.

Drug improves survival of patients with rare cancer by almost a quarter

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Patients who take capecitabine after surgery for bile duct cancer live for almost a year and a half longer than those not given the drug, according to the results of a Cancer Research UK funded trial, led by the University of Southampton.

Southampton graduate contributes to TV’s ‘moment of the year’

Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

University of Southampton graduate Tom Crowley is enjoying the double success of the BBC’s much-heralded Planet Earth II after the nature programme scooped two awards at this year’s British Academy Television Awards.

Southampton surgeon awarded £1.4m for ground-breaking research into oesophageal cancer

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A University of Southampton surgeon has been awarded £1.4m from Cancer Research UK to carry out potentially ground-breaking research into oesophageal cancer.

Early epigenetic switches associated with childhood bone health

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new University of Southampton study has shown.

Interactive website helps to reduce dizziness

Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

An interactive website developed by health psychology and primary care researchers at the University of Southampton has been shown to reduce dizziness amongst adults aged 50 and above.

Sea levels could rise by more than three metres, shows new study

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Global sea levels could rise by more than three metres – over half a metre more than previously thought – this century alone, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Southampton scientist.

New regulations for composite materials worth billions of pounds to UK industry

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A new report published by the University of Southampton calls for industry and government to work closely together to put an end to the constraints that currently inhibit the growth and use of composite materials in Marine, Rail, Oil & Gas, and Construction.

Risk of obesity influenced by changes in our genes

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown.

Study highlights deadliest effects of hypothetical asteroid strike

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Violent winds and shockwaves would account for more than 60 per cent of lives lost if an asteroid were to hit the Earth, according to a new University of Southampton-led study.

Scientists unlock ‘golden’ secret to help boost PVC industry

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A University of Southampton scientist has helped unlock the secret of a gold-based catalyst used to produce a key component of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) – the world’s third most widely used plastic.

Southampton researchers use heart drug to treat eye disease in groundbreaking study

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Researchers in Southampton are leading a groundbreaking study into whether or not a drug used to treat heart failure could save the sight of patients with a currently untreatable eye condition.

London Stock Exchange welcomes University to celebrate successful bond issue

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton has today opened the market at the London Stock Exchange to mark the university’s recent successful £300m public bond issue.

New Europe-wide data accelerator launched

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

A new European-funded project, led by the University of Southampton, is to bring together established businesses and start-ups to meet today’s challenges with data.

Enterprising Southampton students book return to Enactus World Cup

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Enactus Southampton will make a welcome return to the Enactus World Cup after winning the 2017 UK national final at ExCeL London.

Southampton chemistry partnership opens new opportunities for innovation

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The University of Southampton has been welcomed as the sixth academic partner of the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC), a centre of expertise that brings together leading-edge academic research facilities, knowledge and expertise in applied materials chemistry.