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June 2014 Research News


New research into incurable form of blood cancer

03 June 2014

Scientists at the University of Southampton are investigating how an incurable type of cancer develops, through a £211,000 grant from blood cancer charity Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.


Southampton researchers help develop gravity-defying ultrasonic tweezers

03 June 2014

Researchers have developed pioneering ‘tweezers’ that use ultrasound beams to grip and manipulate tiny clusters of cells, which could lead to life-changing medical advances, such as better cartilage implants that reduce the need for knee replacement operations.


Southampton confirms top 20 status amongst UK universities

03 June 2014

The University of Southampton has consolidated its position amongst the UK’s top 20 institutions by placing 19th overall in the 2015 Guardian University Guide.


Deep sea fish remove one million tonnes of CO2 every year from UK and Irish waters

04 June 2014

Deep sea fishes remove and store more than one million tonnes of CO2 from UK and Irish surface waters every year, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.


University of Southampton features in national campaign to highlight value of universities

05 June 2014

The University of Southampton is featuring in a UK-wide campaign next week to highlight the value and importance of university research to our everyday lives.


Hunt begins for Southampton’s wildlife

05 June 2014

Budding naturalists of all ages are being invited to join plant and animal experts to help identify the wildlife found around the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, during Southampton’s first BioBlitz.


Professor honoured for research which has transformed the debate on high streets

06 June 2014

The University of Southampton’s Professor Neil Wrigley has been presented with the Outstanding Impact in Business award by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for his research which has transformed thinking on food retail development and the future of UK high streets.


University of Southampton professor receives top honour from Royal Geographical Society

09 June 2014

John Dearing, Professor of Physical Geography at the University of Southampton, has been given the prestigious Murchison Award (2014) by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).


Rise and fall of prehistoric penguin populations charted

12 June 2014

A study of how penguin populations have changed over the last 30,000 years has shown that between the last ice age and up to around 1,000 years ago penguin populations benefitted from climate warming and retreating ice. This suggests that recent declines in penguins may be because ice is now retreating too far or too fast.


University professor receives Damehood

13 June 2014

Professor Jessica Corner, a world-leading expert on cancer and palliative care, has been appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to healthcare research and education.


University of Southampton to study antisocial behaviour in teenage girls

18 June 2014

The University of Southampton has received EU funding to explore the causes of Conduct Disorder in teenage girls.


Self-repairing mechanism can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases

19 June 2014

New research, led by scientists at the University of Southampton, has found that neurogenesis, the self-repairing mechanism of the adult brain, can help to preserve brain function in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Prion or Parkinson’s.


Following the molecular footsteps that lead to oesophageal cancer

23 June 2014

A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of two gene mutations that mark the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer, according to research published in Nature Genetics.


Public sector not more effective in attracting socially motivated workers than private sector

26 June 2014

Research by the University of Southampton has found workers in the public sector are more likely to engage in socially motivated activities than their private sector counterparts. However, their findings also show this is only because public services employ more highly educated and skilled people – characteristics that increase the likelihood of being socially engaged.


Green planning needed to maintain city buildings

26 June 2014

Green spaces in towns and cities need extra consideration as they may be damaging buildings in the area, according to new research from the Universities of Southampton and Surrey.


LifeLab gets royal seal of approval

27 June 2014

The University of Southampton welcomed HRH The Countess of Wessex to LifeLab on Friday 27 June to officially open the facility that aims to empower school students to take more control over their health.



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