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October 2014 Research News


Third of countries struggling to meet the needs of ageing population

01 October 2014

People around the world are living longer, but social policies to support their wellbeing in later life are lagging behind in many countries. This is according a new report by HelpAge International, developed in partnership with the University of Southampton.


Stem cell discovery could lead to better treatments for blindness

02 October 2014

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbours special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions.


Southampton MOOCs reach 100,000 enrolments

06 October 2014

The University of Southampton has reached a milestone of 100,000 enrolments on its Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCS.


A milestone in brain tumour research

07 October 2014

The University of Southampton announce a new tissue banking initiative, called the Brain Tumour Archive Network that will unlock thousands of previously hard to access brain tumour samples for researchers throughout the UK.


Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin

09 October 2014

Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for the delivery of drugs.


How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

13 October 2014

What does it take for us to get to 100 years old? What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts at the University of Southampton.


Past climate change and continental ice melt linked to varying CO2 levels

15 October 2014

Scientists at the Universities of Southampton and Cardiff have discovered that a globally warm period in Earth’s geological past featured highly variable levels of CO2.


Southampton programme 'sparks' record crowd funding response in India

15 October 2014

A unique international social enterprise project involving students from the University of Southampton has made history in India by becoming the country's fastest campaign to attract 100,000 Rupees via crowd sourced funding.


Study into patient self-management named Research Paper of the Year

16 October 2014

Researchers at the Universities of Southampton, Manchester and Keele are co-authors on a publication which has won the Royal College of GP's (RCGP) 2013 Research Paper of the Year Award.


Work to improve children’s health should start before mother becomes pregnant

20 October 2014

Researchers from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, believe the key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes pregnant.


Improving compassion and care for older people

22 October 2014

Researchers at the University of Southampton are launching a study to improve the compassion and care experienced by older people on hospital wards.


Multi-sensory environment research influences dementia care.

22 October 2014

Southampton research being released this week at the Inside Out Festival in London is set to shed new light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have when caring for people living with dementia.


Sunshine may slow weight gain and diabetes onset, study suggests

24 October 2014

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a study suggests.


Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel ‘prehab’ programme

24 October 2014

Doctors and scientists in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel ‘prehabilitation’ programme.


Researchers prove accuracy of mobile phone population mapping

28 October 2014

A study by an international team, including the University of Southampton, has shown population maps based on anonymous mobile phone call record data can be as accurate as those based on censuses.


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