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New measures: Funding will help researchers and clinicians find new ways of measuring patients' health

£1.8m to identify at-risk patients

Researchers and clinicians from Portsmouth and Oxford have won £1.8m funding to develop an electronic early warning system which recognises when hospital patients’ health deteriorates. The project is a major step towards digital…

Dr Alex Ford examines an amphipod shrimp similar to the infected specimens taken from Langstone Harbour.

New brain-altering parasite discovered

A new species of brain-altering parasite has been discovered in Hampshire by University of Portsmouth scientists. A study led by marine biologist Dr Alex Ford found that amphipod shrimps in Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth,…

Alzheimer’s examined: Dr Mohsen Seifi, left, and Dr Jerome Swinny

New hope for people with Alzheimer’s

A team of dementia researchers at the University of Portsmouth has received a funding boost of almost £50,000 for a pioneering study into how Alzheimer’s disease affects the gut. The funding has been…

Europa League potentially doesn’t add up: Dr Adam Cox

Is Europa League an own goal?

Europa League games can damage a Premier League team’s domestic performance and taking part is not financially rewarding enough, according to new research. Taking part in the Europa League, formerly UEFA Cup, does…

Why the long face?

Horses have complex facial expressions like humans

Horses are capable of making complex facial expressions just like humans and chimpanzees, a new study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that horses can produce 17 discrete…

Tetrapodophis amplectus with its prey, olindalacerta

Four-legged snake fossil found

An “absolutely exquisite” fossil of a snake that had four legs has been discovered by a team of scientists and may help show how snakes made the transition from lizards to serpents.


New discovery captures carbon dioxide

A newly discovered family of complex chemical structures can effectively remove carbon dioxide from gas mixtures, a study published in Nature has found. The research found that new types of chemical structures known…

Devastation after Hurricane Katrine: Experts predict such disasters to become more frequent and more severe

Lives could be saved by planning

Protecting people and property in natural disasters could be done much more effectively if more than one method of assessing risk was used, according to new research. In a study of the Hurricane…

Dr Diana Fleischman

Disgust dampens women’s sexual arousal more than fear

Being disgusted is a bigger passion killer for women than fear, according to new research. The University of Portsmouth study is the first to compare how sexually aroused women are after being exposed…

Alex Tymon, left, and Margaret MacKay, whose research shared the Best paper award

Researchers win hearts and minds

Three researchers shared the Neil Rackham Best Paper award at this year’s Portsmouth Business School annual research conference. Alessio Ishizaka’s paper outlining a new sorting method able to consider an unlimited number of…

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