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September Research News

Understanding the mechanics of cells to provide new medical breakthroughs
04 September 2013
University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of research into mechanobiology, an emerging field of science combining biology and engineering, which investigates the influence of mechanical forces on cellular and molecular processes.

Imaging for life: new imaging tools to aid regenerative medicine projects
09 September 2013
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to study the 3D architecture of healthy human tissues down to the nanometre scale (one billionth of a meter), to develop regenerative cell techniques for musculoskeletal repair.

Study reveals benefits of wishes on seriously ill children and their parents
10 September 2013
New research has shown that schemes that grant children with a life threatening illness a special wish have a positive impact on their and their family’s wellbeing.

New study discovers copper destroys highly infectious norovirus
10 September 2013
Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus – the highly-infectious sickness bug.

Early-warning device could test for osteoporosis
17 September 2013
A handheld device for diagnosing the early signs of osteoporosis could be available for clinical use within five years

Link between antidepressants and diabetes risk is real
25 September 2013
Clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Southampton have warned.

Traffic light’ test could prevent hundreds of people developing alcohol-related cirrhosis
25 September 2013
A simple ‘traffic light’ test that detects hidden liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in high risk populations could reduce harmful drinking rates and potentially prevent hundreds of alcohol-related deaths a year.

Debt linked to mental health problems
26 September 2013
New research, led by the University of Southampton, has shown that people in debt are three times more likely to have a mental health problem than those not in debt.

Harnessing the power of lightning to charge a mobile phone
27 September 2013
Scientists from the University of Southampton have collaborated with Nokia on ground-breaking, proof-of-concept research into harnessing the power of lightning to charge a mobile phone.

Energy saving project wins international competition
27 September 2013
A pioneering project by the University of Southampton, which aims to improve energy efficiency in the home, has won the British Gas Connecting Homes Startup Competition.

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