Southampton named as primary care partner

2 December 2014

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has named the University of Southampton as one of nine institutions making up the School for Primary Care Research (SPCR). The University will share in more than £30 million of government funding over the next five years to improve healthcare delivery in general practice.

The latest edition of New Boundaries is now available

26 November 2014

Welcome to Medicine New Boundaries, the University of Southampton’s research magazine that showcases the ways our researchers are changing the medical world and impacting on patient care.

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Southampton experts find glaucoma drug can boost eyelash growth

5 November 2014

Eye experts at Southampton’s university hospitals have discovered a drug used to treat glaucoma can boost the growth and prominence of eyelashes.

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Sunshine may slow weight gain and diabetes onset, study suggests

23 October 2014

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a study suggests.

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Southampton team head to Great British Bioscience Festival

23 October 2014

A team of researchers from Southampton University will be heading to east London to bring you the best of British Bioscience. The Great British Bioscience Festival is the culmination of a yearlong tour, enabling visitors to explore the fascinating world of biology through interactive science exhibits from real scientists.

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Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme

22 October 2014

Doctors in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel ‘prehabilitation’ programme.

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Work to improve children’s health should start before mother becomes pregnant

20 October 2014

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, believe the key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes pregnant.

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How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

13 October 2014

What does it take for us to get to 100 years old? What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts at the University of Southampton.

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British company racing to contain Ebola

10 October 2014

High-tech British company Primerdesign Ltd, a spin-off company from the University of Southampton, has developed a fast and simple diagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin

9 October 2014

Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for the delivery of drugs.