Tag Archives: University of Southampton

University of Southampton: new experimental drug in certain patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

SOUTHAMPTON, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Patients with a common type of fast-growing cancer are being given fresh hope in a new clinical trial. Scientists at the University of Southampton are, for the first time, to trial a new experimental drug, in … Read the full press release

University of Southampton led project to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A project led by the University of Southampton has secured £5m over four years to help improve food and water security for people in sub-Saharan Africa. The money, from Research Councils UK (RCUK), is part … Read the full press release

Coldplay donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International rock sensations Coldplay have donated to the University of Southampton’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. The band chose the campaign through the close links drummer Will Champion has with both Southampton and the … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers at the international Pint of Science (PoS) festival, 15-17 May

SOUTHAMPTON, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Southampton will take part in the three-day international Pint of Science (PoS) festival from 15-17 May, delivering unique talks, demonstrations and live experiments across the pubs of Southampton. Tickets for Pint … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers developed interactive website that helps reduce dizziness

SOUTHAMPTON, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An interactive website developed by health psychology and primary care researchers at the University of Southampton has been shown to reduce dizziness amongst adults aged 50 and above. Results of a study into the effectiveness … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers engineered cells with built-in genetic circuit that help prevent tumour growth

SOUTHAMPTON, 29-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Southampton have engineered cells with a ‘built-in genetic circuit’ that produces a molecule that inhibits the ability of tumours to survive and grow in their low oxygen environment. The genetic circuit … Read the full press release

University of Southampton research: shipping has noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats

SOUTHAMPTON, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — New research, led by the University of Southampton, has found that human activities such as shipping are having a noticeable impact on marine species and their native habitats. The research, published in the journal Biology Letters, … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers built maps of chemical variation in jellyfish caught across the North Sea

SOUTHAMPTON, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Southampton. Chemical testing of the … Read the full press release

University of Southampton lecturer James Wilson short-listed for Times Higher Education Award

SOUTHAMPTON, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Southampton lecturer James Wilson has been short-listed for one of the most prestigious teaching honours in UK higher education. James, a lecturer in Mental Health, is in the running to be named ‘Most Innovative … Read the full press release

University of Southampton appoints journalist and broadcaster Jon Sopel as Pro-Chancellor

SOUTHAMPTON, 02-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Southampton has announced the appointment of journalist and broadcaster Jon Sopel as Pro-Chancellor. Sopel, a graduate of the University in 1981 with a BSc in Politics and Sociology, has enjoyed a distinguished career … Read the full press release

University of Southampton Archaeologists explore First World War camp near Salisbury with advanced geophysical techniques to scan below the ground

SOUTHAMPTON, 25-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Archaeologists at the University of Southampton are exploring the landscape around a group of giant military badges cut into a chalk hillside in Wiltshire by soldiers waiting to be drafted to the trenches in the First … Read the full press release

New light shed on the genetic make-up of Chlamydia trachomatis – University of Southampton

Southampton, 26-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A study involving the University of Southampton has shed new light on the genetic make-up of Chlamydia trachomatis and it’s relation to trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness. The prevailing belief was that the … Read the full press release

UK and French universities research challenges the link between unemployment and rising crime

The assumption that rising unemployment, leads to rising crime, is being challenged by new research from the UK universities of Southampton and Sheffield and the French university SciencesPo. Southampton, 22-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Their study has found that the relationship … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method to be used to cool molecules

Researchers from the University of Southampton have demonstrated for the first time a new laser cooling method, based upon the interference of matter waves, that could be used to cool molecules. SOUTHAMPTON, 19-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Our ability to produce samples … Read the full press release

Reflecting Photonics garden sponsored by the University of Southampton voted Best Garden in the People’s Choice Awards

SOUTHAMPTON, 5-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflecting Photonics, the International Year of Light garden sponsored by the University of Southampton, was recently voted Best Garden in the People’s Choice Awards at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) show at Tatton Park. Sponsored by … Read the full press release

University of Southampton alumnus Lawrence Walters and Tom Rainey completed a 93 day row across the Atlantic Ocean

SOUTHAMPTON, 5-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Southampton alumnus Lawrence Walters (Ship Science, 2014), along with his friend Tom Rainey (both 23), has completed a 93 day row across the Atlantic Ocean from New York and arriving in Salcombe, Devon yesterday … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: Int’l researchers to trial the use of a combination of nutrients and probiotics before and during pregnancy in a bid to improve the health of mothers and their babies

SOUTHAMPTON, 5-8-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers in the United Kingdom (Southampton), Singapore and New Zealand (Auckland) from the EpiGen Global Research Consortium are to trial the use of a combination of nutrients and probiotics before and during pregnancy in a bid … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Professor Patrick Sturgis to head inquiry to examine errors in pre-election opinion polls for the 2015 General Election campaign

SOUTHAMPTON, 19-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Patrick Sturgis, Professor of Research Methodology in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton, has been announced as Chair of an inquiry set up to examine errors in the pre-election opinion polls for the … Read the full press release

University of Southampton developed new drug with the potential to reverse resistance to immunotherapy

A new drug with the potential to reverse resistance to immunotherapy has been developed by scientists at the University of Southampton. It has shown great promise in pre-clinical models and will be available to patients with certain leukaemias and non-Hodgkin … Read the full press release

University of Southampton scientists: higher muscle mass strongly linked with healthier bone development in children

Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children. SOUTHAMPTON, 15-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers also found no relationship between fat mass and bone development, indicating it is not … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers tackle one of the biggest questions in dementia research — Why do Alzheimer’s trials fail?

SOUTHAMPTON, 16-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers in Southampton are tackling one of the biggest questions in dementia research; why might current approaches in Alzheimer’s trials be failing? The new study is published in the Journal of Pathology and funded by Alzheimer’s … Read the full press release

University of Southampton scientists found that a particular form of antibody, called IgG2B, is much more effective at stimulating cancer immunity

SOUTHAMPTON, 16-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Southampton have found that the precise shape of an antibody makes a big difference to how it can stimulate the body’s immune system to fight cancer, paving the way for much … Read the full press release

Kingston University London and University of Southampton experts shed new light on the positive impact multi-sensory environments can have for people with dementia

SOUTHAMPTON, 24-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — 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. Academic experts Dr … Read the full press release

University of Southampton research revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material to cope with the stresses of flight

SOUTHAMPTON, 24-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists from the University of Southampton have revealed that feather shafts are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material, much like carbon fibre, which allows the feather to bend and twist to cope with the stresses … Read the full press release

University of Southampton launches study to improve the compassion and care experienced by older people on hospital wards

SOUTHAMPTON, 24-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers at the University of Southampton are launching a study to improve the compassion and care experienced by older people on hospital wards. The Francis Inquiry reported that many older patients experienced negative and uncaring attitudes … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: International Cancer Genome Consortium identified two faults that signal the early onset of oesophageal cancer

Southampton, UK, 23-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — A new diagnostic test may be around the corner thanks to the discovery of two gene mutations that mark the progression from a harmless oesophageal condition to cancer, according to research published in Nature Genetics. Scientists, … Read the full press release

University of Southampton economists: Research shows that higher earners are less likely to give to charity than those on lower earnings

Southampton, UK, 8-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Research by economists at the University of Southampton has shown people who receive higher bonuses are less likely to give to charity than those on lower earnings. The study by Dr Mirco Tonin and Dr Michael Vlassopoulos … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s Professor Guy Poppy: We must make farming more sustainable to get more from the earth to feed the world’s growing population

Southampton, UK, 17-2-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists are warning we are undertaking “the greatest challenge we have ever faced” in trying to get more from the earth to feed the world’s growing population. Writing in and editing a special edition of Philosophical … Read the full press release

Professor Judith Petts appointed new Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton

Southampton, UK, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Southampton is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Judith Petts as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise). Professor Petts became Dean of the University’s Faculty of Social and Human Sciences in October 2010 following her role … Read the full press release

University of Southampton’s scientist led study highlights fish communities potential in marine reserves to resist climate change

Southampton, UK, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study, led by a University of Southampton scientist, highlights the potential for fish communities in marine reserves to resist climate change impacts better than communities on fished coasts. The study, which is published in … Read the full press release