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May 2014 Research News


From the dust – mixing stem cells with clay to regenerate human tissue

01 May 2014

Gels made from clay could provide an environment that would stimulate stem cells to regenerate damaged tissues such as bone, skin, heart, spinal cord, liver, pancreas and cornea.


Southampton professor receives prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society

01 May 2014

Professor Tim Leighton from the University of Southampton has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, it is announced today.


Southampton pledges to inspire women to take up technology and engineering careers and study

07 May 2014

The University of Southampton is working in partnership with the government, educators and industry to boost female participation in technology and engineering.


Aspirin could combat permanent hearing loss caused by cancer drug

08 May 2014

A new Cancer Research UK trial, involving the University of Southampton, investigating whether high doses of aspirin can help prevent permanent hearing loss, a common side effect among cancer patients given the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, launches today (8 May).


Back to the future to determine if sea level rise is accelerating

09 May 2014

Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.


University of Southampton rises to 16 in The Complete University Guide

12 May 2014

The University has been ranked once again in the top 20 of all UK universities by The Complete University Guide. Southampton has climbed four positions and is 16th out of 123 universities in the 2015 ranking.


Turtle migration directly influenced by drift experiences with ocean currents as hatchlings

14 May 2014

New research has found that adult sea-turtle migrations and their selection of feeding sites are directly influenced by their past experiences as little hatchlings adrift in ocean currents.


Mobile phone data helps combat malaria

14 May 2014

An international study led by the University of Southampton and the National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP) in Namibia has used mobile phone data to help combat malaria more effectively.


Marine scientists use JeDI to create world’s first global jellyfish database

15 May 2014

An international study, led by the University of Southampton, has led to the creation of the world’s first global database of jellyfish records to map jellyfish populations in the oceans.


Ground breaking hip and stem cell surgery in Southampton

16 May 2014

Doctors and scientists in Southampton have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft.


Experts call for urgent defence of deep-ocean

20 May 2014

Dr Maria Baker is working with experts from around the globe to warn against lasting damage to the deep-ocean, caused by fishing, oil and gas development, industrial-scale mining, waste disposal and land-based pollution.


University scientists honoured

20 May 2014

Three scientists from the University of Southampton have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.


Fruit fly research to provide new insight into our body clock and its biological impact

23 May 2014

New research at the University of Southampton into how animals keep time through their internal circadian rhythms could help us understand why we sleep and how we cope with jet lag.


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