The University of Portsmouth undertakes research into a wide range of academic disciplines, some of which is world class and all of which has a real impact on the UK, the people who live here and the wider global community. The expertise at the University of Portsmouth allows us to utilise, develop and implement new technologies and ideas to tackle the challenges we face in the world today. A gift in the area of medical research will help to support vital new equipment as well as supporting researchers and postgraduate research students to do some truly amazing work.
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40, than any other cancer. Despite all we have learnt about the biological nature of 'cancer', the incidence of primary brain tumours has risen at an alarming rate over the past few decades, generally bringing with them a poor prognosis. It is our aim to carry the discipline towards provision of a basis for better outcome in patients unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with any form of brain tumour – primary or secondary; independent of age, location or histological type.
Our Faculty of Technology is studying ways to capture more information about the minutiae of how we live in order to help build the brains behind the new, advanced sensors in 'smart' houses. Smart Houses recognise when someone is ill or has forgotten to take medication – or even if the fridge needs replenishing. Sensors will then be able to 'read' the health and well-being of those who live in the house and upload the information to a secure website for a relative or carer living remotely – even hundreds of miles away – to see. The ever-watchful sensors can also run burglar alarms and turn heating and lighting off in rooms that are not being used.
If you would like more information about our current research or would like to discuss making a donation please contact us.