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Male crustaceans win battle against being feminised

Male crustaceans can ‘lock down’ their maleness to avoid being completely feminised by seawater contaminated by feminising pollutants, according to scientists. New research by scientists at the University of Portsmouth has shown that…

If you want to win, let it all out

Sportsmen and women who want to win need to let their feelings out, according to new research. In the first study to examine the effect in endurance sport of suppressing emotions, Dr Chris…

Astronaut and alumnus talks to Portsmouth

Watch the video above for highlights from the National Astronomy Meeting 2014. An officer in the British Army who fought off thousands to earn a job as an astronaut said the biggest challenge…

Flash mob University choir help open Eldon

A flash mob choir burst into song from hidden corners at the official opening of the University of Portsmouth’s new home for the arts, the Eldon building. The new £14m west wing stands…

University takes on 24-hour broadcast challenge

The University of Portsmouth is taking on the challenge of broadcasting a 24-hour live stream of original programmes, documentaries, short films and events as they happen. Over 60 television and broadcasting students and…

University A-Z: From Ageing to Zombies

From the Ageing Network to Zombies – the A to Z of the University of Portsmouth is being broadcast across the local airwaves on community radio station Express FM. With the aim of…

April 23, 2014 · general news, Staff · 2 Comments · Press Office

Promotional video wins prestigious backing

A video about studying art and design at the University of Portsmouth has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Learning on Screen Award. The awards are sponsored by British Universities Film and Video…

Research leadership is an art

Research leaders have a lot in common with artists, according to Professor Tara Dean, Director of Research at the University of Portsmouth. Research leaders need to nurture others and see researchers as “a…

Prawns on Prozac – antidepressants threaten aquatic wildlife

Tiny quantities of anti-depressants are affecting aquatic wildlife such as crustaceans and molluscs, a new study shows. Scientists are increasingly aware that drugs like Prozac and Sertraline, the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can…

Tiny crocodile skull reveals new ancient species

Two fragments of a tiny crocodile skull found three months apart by different private collectors not only fit together perfectly to make a complete skull they also reveal a remarkable new species of…

February 11, 2014 · general news, Staff, Students · 4 Comments · Press Office

First Chancellor’s dinner a glittering affair

Britain’s most famous journalist, John Humphrys, swapped roles and agreed to be interviewed at the University of Portsmouth’s first Chancellor’s dinner. Political spin, reality television, British newspaper journalism and an unfulfilled longing to…

Stunning new platform for arts

Video of ‘Changing Faces’ installation courtesy of Jack Daly www.jackdaly.me   A major new studio space in the city has won £30,000 funding to help put art into a starring role in Portsmouth….

Demon shrimp threaten British species

A species of shrimp, dubbed the ‘demon shrimp,’ which was previously unknown in British waters, are attacking and eating native shrimp and disrupting the food chain in some of our rivers and lakes….

January 8, 2014 · Students · 0 Comments · Internal Comms

Chancellor’s Dinner

A special video message from Chancellor, Sandi Toksvig.

December 19, 2013 · general news · 0 Comments · Press Office

Portsmouth palaeontologist advised on Walking with Dinosaurs 3D

A University of Portsmouth palaeontologist worked as a creature designer and technical consultant on Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, the epic new dinosaur film which allows the audience to experience what it was really…

Researchers rescue period of Channel 4 history

A University of Portsmouth research team assessing the impact of Channel 4 on British film culture has digitised a period of Channel 4’s television history, which might have otherwise been forgotten. The researchers…

November 12, 2013 · general news · 0 Comments · Press Office

Inspirational speaker takes her chair

A University of Portsmouth marketing lecturer has won the Judge’s Choice award for most inspiring speaker by talking about the childhood game musical chairs. Helen Thompson-Whiteside, of Portsmouth Business School, signed up for…

Touch screen computers help monkeys relax

Using touch screen computers has helped a group of monkeys relax, a new study by University of Portsmouth scientists shows. Not only does the opportunity to use touch screens interest and challenge the…

September 18, 2013 · general news · 2 Comments · Press Office

New Vice-Chancellor spells out his vision

The new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, Professor Graham Galbraith, welcomed 5,500 new undergraduate students this weekend and presented his vision for the University, and for them. Professor Galbraith, who took up…

Babies know when a cuddle is coming

Babies as young as two months know when they are about to be picked up and change their body posture in preparation, according to new research. Professor Vasu Reddy, of the University of…

‘Wessie’ the micro-monster discovered on Dinosaur Island

A new species of feisty amphibian that lived in the shadows of dinosaurs has been discovered by a researcher at the University of Portsmouth. The discovery fills a gap in the evolutionary history…

Using Facebook makes you feel happier

Using Facebook to look at old photos of yourself and wall posts that you have written could be as soothing as a walk in the park. Almost 90 percent of users access the…

March 13, 2013 · general news · 1 Comments · Press Office

Student champions cloud computing

A student from the University of Portsmouth is one step closer to winning a global engineering prize. John Wheal, in the second year of his Master of Engineering course in the School of…

‘ Plumber’ protein holds key to a healthy brain

A protein that acts like a plumber, making sure that water is being pumped between the blood and the brain, could be the key to understanding brain damage in various diseases. Scientists say…

Sandi Toksvig becomes Chancellor

Writer, comedian and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig has been installed as Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth. She hopes to use her new role to help bring the University and its excellence to the…

Sheila Hancock given fond farewell

The commitment and passion of Sheila Hancock, Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth for the past five years, has been honoured by the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor John Craven. Presiding at her final graduation…

Traditional bra-fitting doesn’t give the best fit, study reveals

Women shopping for new bras should throw away the tape-measure and focus on how the garment fits, according to new research. The work is the first scientific study in the UK to compare…

Tomato nutrient may intercept cancer growth

A nutrient in cooked tomatoes has been shown in laboratory studies to slow the growth of or even kill prostate cancer cells. Dr Mridula Chopra and colleagues at the University of Portsmouth tested…

December 7, 2011 · general news · 0 Comments · Press Office

New primate behaviour study centre opens

The University of Portsmouth and Marwell Wildlife have joined forces to open the world’s first cognitive study centre for rare Sulawesi crested macaques. The animals will learn to operate computer touch screens allowing…

November 1, 2011 · general news · 0 Comments · Press Office

‘Queen’s English’ not the best

Native English speakers should give up their claim to be the guardians of the purest form of the language and accept that the ways it is used and changed by millions around the…

August 12, 2011 · general news · 0 Comments · admin

World record breaker says thanks to Portsmouth team

A former Welsh international rugby player, who is the first person ever to stand on the highest summit on each of the world’s continents and stand on all 3 poles in the same…

  • Male crustaceans win battle against being feminised
  • If you want to win, let it all out
  • Astronaut and alumnus talks to Portsmouth
  • Flash mob University choir help open Eldon
  • University takes on 24-hour broadcast challenge
  • University A-Z: From Ageing to Zombies
  • Promotional video wins prestigious backing
  • Research leadership is an art
  • Prawns on Prozac – antidepressants threaten aquatic wildlife
  • Tiny crocodile skull reveals new ancient species
  • First Chancellor’s dinner a glittering affair
  • Stunning new platform for arts
  • Demon shrimp threaten British species
  • Portsmouth palaeontologist advised on Walking with Dinosaurs 3D
  • Researchers rescue period of Channel 4 history
  • Inspirational speaker takes her chair
  • Touch screen computers help monkeys relax
  • New Vice-Chancellor spells out his vision
  • Babies know when a cuddle is coming
  • ‘Wessie’ the micro-monster discovered on Dinosaur Island
  • Using Facebook makes you feel happier
  • Student champions cloud computing
  • ‘ Plumber’ protein holds key to a healthy brain
  • Sandi Toksvig becomes Chancellor
  • Sheila Hancock given fond farewell
  • Traditional bra-fitting doesn’t give the best fit, study reveals
  • Tomato nutrient may intercept cancer growth
  • New primate behaviour study centre opens
  • ‘Queen’s English’ not the best
  • World record breaker says thanks to Portsmouth team

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