Institute for Life Sciences


Arthritis drug slowing Alzheimer's

Arthritis drug shown to slow Alzheimer’s down

16 July 2014

A drug that is commonly used for arthritis has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s.

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University secures £2.6 million contract to remain as centre of excellence

11 July 2014

The University of Southampton has been awarded significant funding to remain at the forefront of how clinical guidance and policy is made.

HRH The Countess of Wessex visit

LifeLab gets royal seal of approval

27 June 2014

The University of Southampton welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to LifeLab on Friday 27 June to officially open the facility that aims to empower school students to take more control over their health.

University academic becomes first ever podiatrist to receive Chartered Scientist Award

26 June 2014

Dr Catherine Bowen, podiatrist and Health Sciences senior lecturer at the University of Southampton, is the first of her profession to receive a Chartered Scientist (CSci) Award by the College of Podiatry.

Self-repairing mechanism helps to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases

19 June 2014

New research, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, has found that neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of the adult brain, can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Prion or Parkinson’s.

Institute for Life Sciences Cellular Physiology Research Fellowship Opportunity

6 June 2014

A Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow position is available to join an interdisciplinary team studying neuronal function with electrophysiological and electrochemical methods.

Closing date for applications will be Sunday 06 July 2014.

AC Cobra electric test car

University of Southampton features in national campaign to highlight value of universities

4 June 2014

The University of Southampton is featuring in a UK-wide campaign next week to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives.

Ultrasound levitating polystyrene

Southampton researchers help develop gravity-defying ultrasonic tweezers that could lead to life-changing medical advances

3 June 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton have helped to develop pioneering ‘tweezers’ that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells, which could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.

University scientists honoured

19 May 2014

Three scientists from the University of Southampton who are all members of the Institute for Life Sciences, have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Dr Liudi Jiang

Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

15 April 2014

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ‘intelligent’ liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.