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Study provides crucial new information about how the ice ages came about

Study provides crucial new information about how the ice ages came about
April 15, 2014 No Comments »

Share An international team of scientists has discovered new relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes to provide crucial new information about how the ice ages came about. Researchers from the University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre and the ... Read More »

Unexpected results in cancer drug trial

Unexpected results in cancer drug trial
April 11, 2014 No Comments »

Share Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may result in more rapid cancer progression. The New EPOC study, ... Read More »

UK has least number of further and higher education ‘dropouts’ among EU countries

UK has least number of further and higher education ‘dropouts’ among EU countries
April 3, 2014 Comments Off

Share An analysis of survey data by the University of Southampton has shown that of 14 European countries, the UK has the least number of students dropping out of tertiary education – for example, from universities, colleges and technical training ... Read More »

£3 million to help students build a better future for the UK

£3 million to help students build a better future for the UK
March 31, 2014 Comments Off

Share The University of Southampton has been awarded £3 million to train the engineers and scientists of tomorrow that are needed to develop the UK’s essential infrastructure. The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (CDT-SIS), which is ... Read More »

University of Southampton announces UK’s first Regius Professorship in Computer Science

University of Southampton announces UK’s first Regius Professorship in Computer Science
March 31, 2014 Comments Off

Share The University of Southampton is pleased to announce that Nick Jennings, Professor of Computer Science and a Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government, has been appointed as its first Regius Professor in Computer Science. The prestigious title of ... Read More »

Is laughter the best medicine? Cartoons could help patients cope with their chronic conditions

Is laughter the best medicine? Cartoons could help patients cope with their chronic conditions
March 31, 2014 Comments Off

Share Researchers from the University of Southampton have shown that cartoons could be a beneficial way of educating patients and empowering them to cope better with their long term conditions. “Humour is frequently and naturally used by people with chronic ... Read More »

Research suggests Autumn is ending later in the northern hemisphere

Research suggests Autumn is ending later in the northern hemisphere
March 29, 2014 Comments Off

Share A study by the University of Southampton suggests that on average the end of Autumn is taking place later in the year and Spring is starting slightly earlier. A team of researchers examined satellite imagery covering the northern hemisphere ... Read More »

Blood test may help predict whether a child will become obese

Blood test may help predict whether a child will become obese
March 27, 2014 Comments Off

Share Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children. Researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth used the test to assess the levels of epigenetic ... Read More »

Southampton scientist to help design and build the world’s largest telescope

Southampton scientist to help design and build the world’s largest telescope
March 15, 2014 Comments Off

Share A scientist from the University of Southampton will be helping to design and build the world’s largest telescope. Professor Anna Scaife, from the University’s Astronomy Group, will join other UK scientists, engineers and industries in supporting the design of ... Read More »

Revolutionising soil testing

Revolutionising soil testing
March 13, 2014 Comments Off

Share A University of Southampton researcher has helped to develop a wireless network of sensors that is set to revolutionise soil-based salinity measuring. Dr Nick Harris, from Electronics and Electrical Engineering, worked with a group of professors from the University ... Read More »