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Southampton in the news

Some of the stories featuring University of Southampton staff and students that are making the news.

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Flagging ships for their own safety

Richard Coles (Maritime Law) explained to CNN how shipping companies decide which flags to fly on their vessels, following the deployment of Royal Navy ships to Iran to protect British-flagged ships.


Positive benefits to the immune system of eating yoghurt

Dr Caroline Childs (Medicine) spoke to The Times about the benefits to the immune system of eating yoghurt, after a new study found eating yoghurt every day can reduce the risk of pre-cancerous growths.


Fluorescence aids reef ecosystems

Jörg Wiedenmann (OES) featured on Fox News online discussing fluorescent fish and how the fluorescent proteins in fish and corals can be vital to the health of reef ecosystems.


DNA sequencing kits

Professor Anneke Lucassen (Medicine) featured in The Guardian discussing genetic-testing, after the NHS abandoned plans to let healthy people pay for DNA sequencing to help discover new medical treatments.


Lyme disease more common

Dr Saul Faust (Medicine) spoke to Country Life magazine about Lyme disease, which is three times more common than previously thought.


Hydrothermal vents in Iceland

Dr Jon Copley (Ocean and Earth Science) appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science programme, discussing his recent fieldwork in Iceland which was conducted at some of the world’s shallowest hydrothermal vents.


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