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January 2014 Research News

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger
03 January 2014
Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) at the University of Southampton.

Climate Engineering – What do the public think?
13 January 2014
Members of the public have a negative view of climate engineering, the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment to counteract climate change, according to a new study.

New study to explore an intervention to help reduce weight in people with schizophrenia
14 January 2014
A group of researchers, led by Professor Richard Holt at the University of Southampton, are to investigate whether people with schizophrenia or first episode psychosis are able to reduce their weight through a structured education programme.

Certain follow-up tests shown to be effective in detecting recurrence of colorectal (bowel) cancer
16 January 2014
Two tests used in follow-up appointments for people who have had surgery for colorectal cancer might help them remain cancer-free, University of Southampton researchers say.

Here comes the sun to lower your blood pressure
20 January 2014
Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology suggests.

University of Southampton receives £6m to bring silicon photonics to mass markets
27 January 2014
Researchers from the University of Southampton have been awarded over £6m to bring silicon photonics to mass markets and revolutionise a wide range of applications in computing, communications, domestic appliances and healthcare.
e new Dean of the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Solent energy efficiency project aims to cut energy use in the home
28 January 2014
The University of Southampton is part of an innovative £10m project, which has just received major funding to help reduce energy use in the home.

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