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November 2014 Research News


Hot flushes are going unrecognised leaving women vulnerable

04 November 2014

Hot flushes are one of the most distressing conditions faced by women who have been treated for breast cancer, but they are not being adequately addressed by healthcare professionals and some women consider giving up their post cancer medication to try and stop them, a new study has shown.


TV sound system for the hard of hearing

13 November 2014

A University of Southampton researcher has developed a loudspeaker system to help people with hearing problems listen to television without affecting the sound for other viewers.


Southampton scientists light the way for future electronic devices

14 November 2014

Researchers from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton have demonstrated how glass can be manipulated to create electronic devices that will be smaller, faster and consume less power.


Evolving High Streets: Resilience & Reinvention – Perspectives from Social Science

17 November 2014

The effects of the global financial crisis on Britain’s high streets since 2008 is well-documented with scores of retailers forced into administration over the last six years affecting thousands of employees and leaving high percentages of floor space vacant throughout the country.


New national research centre to tackle musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

24 November 2014

A major new research centre to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on people’s ability to work has been announced by two leading medical research bodies.


Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers’ reading development

26 November 2014

Deaf teenagers have better reading skills if they were identified as deaf by the time they were nine months old, research from the University of Southampton has shown.


Using dance to help people with Parkinson’s

27 November 2014

Ballroom dancing could help people with Parkinson’s improve their balance and mobility.


Ancient algae provides clues of climate impact on today’s microscopic ocean organisms

27 November 2014

A study of ancient marine algae, led by the University of Southampton, has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today’s equivalent microscopic organisms that play an important role in the world’s oceans.



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