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Stronger muscles make for healthier bone development

14 April 2015

Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children.


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CRT and BioInvent expand collaboration with University of Southampton scientists to develop new Immunotherapy treatments for Cancer

30 March 2015

CANCER RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY (CRT), the commercialization and development arm of Cancer Research UK and BioInvent International (OMXS: BINV) today announce the start of a two-year research collaboration with leading antibody researchers at the University of Southampton.


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Predicted deaths of young women with breast cancer underestimated by a quarter

20 March 2015

An online computer programme that helps to predict the most suitable treatment for breast cancer has been found to underestimate the number of women under 40 who will die from the disease by 25 per cent, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer today.


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MEDU welcomes new management team from Kassel

13 March 2015

The Faculty Medical Education Development Unit (MEDU) was delighted to welcome Karsten Honsel, the new CEO of the German healthcare provider, Gesundheit Nordhessen Holding (GNH), to Southampton last Friday 6 March. GNH is the parent company of the Kassel School of Medicine (KSM) with whom the Faculty of Medicine is running its five-year European Bachelor of Medicine programme, the BM(EU).


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Hospital Trust launches pioneering 'Super Saturday' Cancer Testing event

13 March 2015

Clinicians in Southampton will launch the UK’s first ‘Super Saturday’ testing event for oesophageal and stomach cancer tomorrow following a "surge" in referrals.


Southampton scientists present their research in parliament

9 March 2015

Four researchers from Medicine are among 21 University of Southampton PhD students and Early Career Researchers presenting their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges today (9 March), as part of the SET for BRITAIN poster competition and exhibition. Their work has been chosen from a wide range of applicants, to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians who are an essential part of continuing progress in and development of UK research and development.


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Leading expert calls for improved vascular health to reduce dementia risk

9 March 2015

A leading dementia expert will call for greater attention to be paid to vascular health to help protect the brain this week, when he presents his latest findings at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2015. The conference, which takes place in London on 10 and 11 March is the biggest meeting of dementia research experts in the country.


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Curtailing worry reduces key schizophrenia symptom

4 March 2015

Just six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can substantially reduce psychiatric patients’ levels of worrying, which in turn reduces the severity of delusions of persecution, a new clinical trial has found.


Doctors find eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy

24 February 2015

Doctors in Southampton are part of a team of researchers who have found that introducing peanut into an infant's diet within the first 11 months of life can prevent peanut allergy in those at high risk.


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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.