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October Research News

First ever global ‘index’ to measure wellbeing of older people
01 October 2013
A professor at the University of Southampton working with HelpAge International and an international expert group has developed the Global AgeWatch Index to help highlight the varying quality of life and wellbeing that older people experience in countries around the world.

Southampton students named as Europe’s best young scientists
02 October 2013
Two University of Southampton students have been named as Science Students of the Year at the prestigious SET Awards, Europe’s most important awards for science, engineering and technology undergraduates.

Diesel exhaust stops honeybees from finding the flowers they want to forage
03 October 2013
Exposure to common air pollutants found in diesel exhaust pollution can affect the ability of honeybees to recognise floral odours, new University of Southampton research shows.

Bringing sustainable electricity to rural African communities
04 October 2013
The University of Southampton is leading an international project to provide sustainable electricity supplies to rural communities in Africa.

Royal Research Ship Discovery named by HRH The Princess Royal
11 October 2013
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially named a new Royal Research Ship - RRS Discovery - at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

Young black women less likely to survive breast cancer
23 October 2013
Young black women in the UK diagnosed with breast cancer aged 40 or younger have poorer overall survival than white women in the same age group, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Scientists develop new method to help global coasts adapt to sea-level rise
25 October 2013
A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, has developed a new method to help the world’s coasts adapt to global sea-level rises over the next 100 years.

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