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September 2014 Research News

‘A major milestone’ – Southampton achieves global standard for environmental management

01 September 2014

The University of Southampton has been awarded the international standard for environmental management and now sits alongside some of the world’s leading companies including Rolls Royce and Lloyd’s Register.


New report finds Scottish shingle thriving

02 September 2014

A geographical survey by the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge for Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has found there are more vegetated shingle beaches in Scotland than previously thought – and the majority are in good condition.


Ultrasonic device which enhances water’s ability to clean wins ‘Product of the Year’

03 September 2014

New ultrasonic cleaning technology developed by the University of Southampton, which enhances water’s ability to clean, has been named as ‘Product of the Year’.


South Coast dementia researchers united by charity funding boost

03 September 2014

Researchers along the South Coast, including those from the University of Southampton, will be unified in their goal to defeat dementia.


Women and health professionals spark new cycle of improving maternal and newborn health

08 September 2014

Demand for better care by women linked with the expansion of basic services, rather than political pressure, has helped to improve midwifery services in low to middle-income countries, according to international research involving the University of Southampton.


Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

17 September 2014

New research has found that the Great Barrier Reef, as a whole, is a remarkably effective wave absorber, despite large gaps between the reefs.


Wild berry extract may strengthen effectiveness of pancreatic cancer drug

18 September 2014

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, reveals research published online in the Journal of Clinical Pathology.


Southampton researchers receive dementia funding boost

19 September 2014

Three researchers at the University of Southampton will benefit from close to £200,000 of extra funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK.


Southampton celebrates top 20 rankings ‘hat trick’

19 September 2014

The University of Southampton has scored a hat trick of top 20 placings in UK university league tables after coming 18th in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2015.


Nurse survey shows longer working hours impact on quality of care

22 September 2014

Results of a survey of more than 30,000 nurses across Europe show that nurses who work longer shifts and more overtime are more likely to rate the standard of care delivered on their ward as poor, give a negative rating of their hospitals safety and omit necessary patient care.


Study tracks global sea-levels over the last five ice ages

25 September 2014

Land-ice decay at the end of the last five ice-ages caused global sea-levels to rise at rates of up to 5.5 metres per century, according to a new study.


Scientists develop tool to help communities stay environmentally and socially ‘healthy’

25 September 2014

Geographers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way to measure the ‘health’ of poor regional communities. They aim to improve the wellbeing of people by guiding sustainable development practices to help avoid social and environmental collapse.


Self-made billionaires more likely to give than inheritors

29 September 2014

A study by economists at the University of Southampton suggests that billionaires who have built their own fortunes are more likely to pledge to donate a large portion of their wealth to charities, than those who are heirs to family fortunes.

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