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December Research News

Marine reserves enhance resilience to climate change
02 December 2013
A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts.

Ocean crust pillow lavas could store many centuries of industrial CO2
04 December 2013
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified regions beneath the oceans where the igneous rocks of the upper ocean crust could safely store very large volumes of carbon dioxide.

Mental disorders lead to greater heart disease risk, study shows
06 December 2013
Men with mental disorders are more at risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh.

Discover the stars at the University of Southampton
10 December 2013
To coincide with the BBC Stargazing LIVE event, the University of Southampton is hosting a special astronomical event for all the family in the New Year.

Give future generations a chance: support mothers to secure future public health
11 December 2013
Current approaches to curbing the global rise of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, are failing, according to University of Southampton researchers.

New study highlights key role soil structure plays in water uptake by crops
11 December 2013
A team of scientists from the University of Southampton has used advanced mathematical modelling techniques to understand the precise role soil structure plays in water uptake.

Southampton scientists awarded £1.3 million for cancer research
11 December 2013
A £1.3 million grant has been awarded to a team of scientists at the University of Southampton and Salisbury District Hospital, by the charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, to improve diagnosis and treatments for blood cancer patients.

What the past tells us about modern sea-level rise
12 December 2013
Researchers from the University of Southampton and the Australian National University report that sea-level rise since the industrial revolution has been fast by natural standards and – at current rates – may reach 80cm above the modern level by 2100 and 2.5 metres by 2200.

Antarctic fjords are diversity hotspots in a rapidly warming region
12 December 2013
Rapid climate change is threatening marine communities, but scientists have found that marine life is flourishing in Antarctic fjords despite warming in the region.

Wearable computing for emotional support
17 December 2013
m.c. schraefel, a professor in computer science and human performance design from the University of Southampton has helped to design a smart bra that can detect changes in mood, with the hope of preventing emotionally-triggered overeating in women.

Southampton to share in £18 million funding for Network in Anaerobic Digestion
19 December 2013
The University of Southampton is to share in £18 million of funding for 13 new industry-academia networks in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy.

More oesophageal cancer patients benefit from pre-op chemo than previously thought
23 December 2013
More oesophageal cancer patients than previously thought are benefiting from having chemotherapy before an operation to remove their tumour, according to new research* published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology.

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