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April 2014 Research News

‘Chemical atlas’ provides unique understanding of ocean geochemistry
02 April 2014
An international project, involving oceanographers from the University of Southampton, has produced a ‘chemical atlas’ providing unprecedented insight into the distributions of key elements, isotopes and other substances in the world’s oceans.

Assessing how people adapt to climate change in deltas: case studies in Asia and Africa
02 April 2014
Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

Southampton Professor wins prestigious award
03 April 2014
Professor Cyrus Cooper of the University of Southampton has been awarded The 2014 ESCEO-IOF Servier Pierre D. Delmas Prize for his distinguished body of work in the epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders.

People with higher bonuses don’t give more to charity
03 April 2014
Research by economists at the University of Southampton has shown people who receive higher bonuses are less likely to give to charity than those on lower earnings.

Hybrid technology could make Star Trek-style tricorder a reality
08 April 2014
Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside.

Unexpected results in cancer drug trial
08 April 2014
Research from the University of Southampton has shown a drug, used in combination with chemotherapy to treat advanced colorectal cancer, is not effective in some settings, and indeed may result in more rapid cancer progression.

Lettuce rejoice! Scientists grow longer lasting salad
10 April 2014
Researchers at the University of Southampton have helped to produce salads with a longer shelf-life.

Devil in disguise: A small coral-eating worm may mean big trouble for reefs
11 April 2014
New research from the University of Southampton has identified a coral-eating flatworm as a potential threat for coral reefs.

Everest trek shows how some people get type II diabetes
15 April 2014
Scientists have gained new insights into the molecular process of how some people get type II diabetes, which could lead to new ways of preventing people from getting the condition.

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.

Study provides crucial new information about how the ice ages came about
22 April 2014
An international team of scientists has discovered new relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes to provide crucial new information about how the ice ages came about.



International study gives new insights into development in the womb

28 April 2014

An international study, involving scientists at the University of Southampton, has used an analysis of epigenetic marks on DNA to measure how much a baby’s development in the womb is determined by the genes inherited from the parents, as compared with the mother’s nutrition, mental health and lifestyle.


Genetic mix could benefit colonising plants and animals

30 April 2014

Recently evaluated evidence suggests that organisms bred from different genetic lines have evolutionary advantages over more closely related members of the same species when colonising new environments.


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