Project aimed at reducing the impact of infectious disease in Malaysia shortlisted for major prize

Project aimed at reducing the impact of infectious disease in Malaysia shortlisted for major prize

Home> Published: 24 November 2017 The MYCarriage project is aimed at reducing the burden of infectious disease in Malaysia. A project led by researchers from the University of Southampton aimed at reducing the burden of infectious disease in Malaysia has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Newton Prize. Thanks to international collaboration between Southampton and its partners in Malaysia, the MYCarriage project has been shortlisted for the Prize. The project is now eligible to win up to £200,000 from an annual £1 million fund, in recognition of the best research or innovation that…

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University of Southampton to lead National Biofilms Innovation Centre

University of Southampton to lead National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Home> Published: 27 November 2017 The University of Southampton is the lead research organisation for the new NBIC. The UK’s world-class expertise in the research of biofilms has been recognised through the launch of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) led by the University of Southampton. Supported by a commitment of £26 million over the next 5 years, including £12.5M funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Innovate UK, with additional support from universities and industry, the NBIC will bring the best of UK biofilm research together with UK…

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Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide key to ancient climate transition

Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide key to ancient climate transition

Home> Published: 28 November 2017 French drill ship Marion Dufresne, of the type used to collect project samples. Credit: A.Mazaud/CEA A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth’s climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. A team of international scientists used new geochemical measurements, coupled with a model of the ‘Earth system’, to show that the growth and changing nature of continental ice sheets, approximately a million years ago, coincided with a…

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Coldplay star inspires students striving for a career in music

Coldplay star inspires students striving for a career in music

Home> Published: 29 November 2017 Will Champion, drummer of Coldplay, spoke to Music students. The drummer in one of the world’s most famous bands met Music students at the University of Southampton to talk about his rise to fame and his experience of the music industry. Coldplay’s Will Champion chatted to an audience of Music students and staff about what influences the band’s music, creative process and enduring success. Coldplay formed in the mid-90s, achieving global fame in 2000 with their debut album Parachutes. Since then they have won countless awards, including seven Grammys,…

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Royal recognition for Southampton’s lead in bringing light to our lives

Royal recognition for Southampton’s lead in bringing light to our lives

Home> Published: 30 November 2017 The Queen’s Anniversary Prize recognises decades of cutting edge research in photonics by the ORC The University of Southampton’s world-leading expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are the UK’s most prestigious form of recognition for a UK academic or vocational institution, with approval directly from The Queen and Parliament. A delegation from the University will travel to Buckingham Palace in February to formally receive the prize. This year’s Queen’s Anniversary…

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Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics

Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics

Home> Published: 30 November 2017 Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics Testing for fever, high pulse rate, crackly breath sounds, and low oxygen levels could be key to helping GPs distinguish pneumonia from less serious infections, according to a large study led by the University of Southampton. Pneumonia is a severe lung infection that can be life-threatening and often requires treatment with antibiotics. However, it is notoriously difficult to discriminate from more common viral infections, against which antibiotics are ineffective. Published in the European Respiratory Journal the…

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Immune-boosting antibody combination could improve lymphoma survival

Immune-boosting antibody combination could improve lymphoma survival

Home> Published: 1 December 2017 Immune-boosting antibody combination could improve lymphoma survival Combining two different immunotherapy treatments could dramatically improve lymphoma survival, according to a University of Southampton study. Funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Cancer Cell the study tested different combinations of antibodies* in the lab to see how they interact with each other and what effect this has on how the immune system fights cancer. They found one combination – anti-CD27 and anti-CD20 – greatly increased life expectancy in mice with cancer. While most of the mice given just…

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Campaigners and academics call for a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’

Campaigners and academics call for a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’

Home> Published: 4 December 2017 Campaigners and academics call for a digital environment ‘fit for childhood’ Education for children receiving a smartphone for the first time, design standards to meet childhood development milestones, and government taking account of children’s views when creating policy, are some of the key recommendations in a major and ground-breaking report led by the University of Southampton. The Digital Childhood report, led by Dr. Angharad Rudkin, Child Clinical Psychologist at University of Southampton, and convened by Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE, Founder of 5Rights, considers how growing up in a…

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Southampton researchers launch alcohol project in breast clinics

Southampton researchers launch alcohol project in breast clinics

Home> Published: 4 December 2017 New alcohol awareness project in breast screening and breast cancer clinic appointments Researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering national initiative to incorporate alcohol awareness into breast screening and breast cancer clinic appointments. Led by Dr Julia Sinclair, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Southampton and a consultant in alcohol liaison, and Dr Ellen Copson, a consultant in breast oncology, of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, the project – Abreast of Health – aims to enable women to record the amount of alcohol they…

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Purdue to acquire Kaplan University, increase access for millions

Purdue to acquire Kaplan University, increase access for millions

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Thursday (April 27) discusses the creation of a new public university that will help fill the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others, and address the explosive growth in online education (Purdue University photo/John Underwood). Download image WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University announced Thursday (April 27) the creation of a new public university that will further expand access to higher education. The initiative is meant to address two striking new realities: the need for postsecondary education for working adults and others unsuited…

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