Institute for Life Sciences


Coral in the South Arabian Gulf

Surviving harsh environments becomes a death-trap for specialist corals

20 May 2015

The success of corals that adapt to survive in the world’s hottest sea could contribute to their demise through global warming, according to new research.

S Lanham & R Oreffo, Bone & Joint

EPSRC Healthcare Technologies team to visit Southampton, Tuesday 19 May

12 May 2015

Life technologies is an area of interdisciplinary excellence at Southampton. It is the application of engineering, mathematics, computer science, health science and the physical sciences to solve clinical challenges.

Can diet and exercise prevent muscle loss in old age?

11 May 2015

Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that although some studies find diet can enhance the effects of exercise to prevent muscle loss in later life, current evidence about what works is inconsistent.

Did ocean acidification from the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs cause the extinction of marine molluscs?

11 May 2015

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, in the extinction of ammonites and other planktonic calcifiers 66 million years ago.

CII Art Exhibition 2015

24 April 2015

The CII USRG will be holding a showcase exhibition of images as part of its annual programme of events. We are looking for images that are visually appealing, from a number of different sources and subject areas, including 3D images.

Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago

1 April 2015

Changes in the biochemical balance of the ocean were a crucial factor in the end-Triassic mass extinction, during which half of all plant, animal and marine life on Earth perished, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.

Improving drug treatment to help bones heal better, innovative research could change lives

27 March 2015

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS) postgraduate researcher Edoardo Scarpa is trying to find out how to help people to recover faster and better after breaking their bones. His interdisciplinary PhD project, involving techniques from both biological sciences and medicine, is examining how the human body can be encouraged to heal itself more effectively through innovative drug treatments delivered directly to the target area.

Southampton professors to receive prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Awards

12 March 2015

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has awarded Professor Hywel Morgan, Deputy Director of the University’s Institute for Life Sciences, the Wolfson Research Merit Awards for his outstanding research work.

Gene-hunting workshop

Focusing in on Nucleic Acids Outreach Event

20 February 2015

Talented young people attending the Generating Genius outreach event today took part in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) workshops to inspire their future studies in Higher Education.

Image of fresh vegetables

Female diet alters the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb

18 February 2015

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that maternal diet affects the nutrient composition of fluid in the womb of women and thus may aid in the development of nutritional interventions to support the very earliest stages of pregnancy.