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August 2014 Research News

Harmful drinkers would be affected 200 times more than low risk drinkers if a Minimum Unit Price was introduced

01 August 2014

A new study of liver patients by the University of Southampton shows that a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) policy for alcohol is exquisitely targeted towards the heaviest drinkers with cirrhosis.


University scientist testing innovative new method to work out cancer patients’ ideal dose of chemotherapy

04 August 2014

A leading Southampton scientist is testing a new way of measuring body composition, which could help ensure that breast cancer patients receive the optimum dose of chemotherapy.


Air traffic growth set to outpace carbon reduction efforts

08 August 2014

Carbon reduction efforts in the airline industry will be outweighed by growth in air-traffic, even if the most contentious mitigation measures are implemented, according to new research by the University of Southampton.


New study to improve tuberculosis treatments

08 August 2014

The University of Southampton has been awarded $1.4 million (approximately £833,260) to develop new treatments to fight tuberculosis.


Synthetic molecule kills cancer cells with salt

12 August 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton are part of an international team that has helped to create a molecule that can cause cancer cells to self-destruct by carrying sodium and chloride ions into the cells.


Vaccines can cut the spread of meningitis by nearly 40 per cent

19 August 2014

Investigators at the University of Southampton have discovered that two new vaccines can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person.


Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

20 August 2014

A rise in the number of reported floods in the UK over the past 129 years can mainly be explained by increased exposure, resulting from urban expansion and population growth, according to new research by the University of Southampton.


Prestigious research awards breaks £1 million mark

29 August 2014

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has awarded three University of Southampton professors Wolfson Research Merit Awards for their outstanding research work.


Managing coasts under threat from climate change and sea-level rise

29 August 2014

Coastal regions under threat from climate change and sea-level rise need to tackle the more immediate threats of human-led and other non-climatic changes, according to a team of international scientists.


Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

31 August 2014

A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.

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