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November Research News

Explore the world’s oceans for free with the University of Southampton MOOC
04 November 2013
The University of Southampton today (4 November) launches its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), which will allow people to explore our underwater world and see our planet as never before.

Ibuprofen not as good at treating colds and sore throats as paracetamol
04 November 2013
Questions have been raised about the advice given to patients with a cold and sore throat, in research published in the British Medical Journal, by the University of Southampton

Science and Universities Minister announces major funding for SPITFIRE project
04 November 2013
The Minister for Universities and Science, the Rt Hon David Willets MP, today announced a major investment by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for a University of Southampton-led project to train the environmental scientists of the future.

Southampton smashes through £100 million mark for annual research grants
06 November 2013
The University of Southampton has achieved a major milestone by surpassing the £100M income threshold for research grants and contracts in the year ended 31st July 2013. This is the first time in the University’s 60-year history that this important landmark has been reached.

Using Lego-like DNA to create simple and low cost drug discovery and diagnostic tools
06 November 2013
Scientists at the University of Southampton have helped to develop artificial membrane pores, using Lego-like DNA building blocks, which could provide a simple and low cost tool for drug discovery and diagnostic devices.

New test for patients with sore throats cuts antibiotic use by nearly a third
08 November 2013
A new ‘clinical score’ test for patients with sore throats could reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed and result in patients feeling better more quickly, research in the British Medical Journal shows.

Southampton environmental research wins prestigious CIWM Professional Award
12 November 2013
Three University of Southampton academics have won a prestigious environmental award at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Professional Awards, which celebrate professionalism, skills and knowledge right across the spectrum of waste and resource management.

Rising concerns over tree pests and diseases
15 November 2013
New research has found that the number of pests and disease outbreaks in trees and forests across the world has been increasing.

Introducing solid foods while continuing to breast feed could prevent child allergies
20 November 2013
Introducing solid food with breast milk after the 17th week of birth could reduce food allergies in babies, according to University of Southampton research.

Southampton to help boost the wind energy sector by improving the reliability of wind turbines
21 November 2013
The University of Southampton is a key partner in the European-wide WINDTRUST project, which aims to enhance the wind energy sector by improving turbine reliability.

Increased investment in Southampton’s cutting edge cancer research
25 November 2013
Southampton will remain at the forefront of ground breaking cancer research through new funding from Cancer Research UK.

New technique for testing drugs to treat cystic fibrosis and epilepsy
26 November 2013
Researchers from the University of Southampton, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Quebec at Montreal, have developed a new microsystem for more efficient testing of pharmaceutical drugs to treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis, MG (myasthenia gravis) and epilepsy.

World population mapping helps combat poverty and poor health
27 November 2013
A team of researchers led by the University of Southampton has launched an online project to map detailed population information from countries around the world.

New generation of climate models capable of simulating abrupt climate change
28 November 2013
Scientists have, for the first time, demonstrated that climate models are able to simulate past abrupt changes in the Earth’s climate – giving more confidence in predictions of future global climate change.

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