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What next for equal rights?

A man who has dedicated his life to campaigning for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people is to speak at the University. Peter Tatchell, a political campaigner who is…

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New map predicts UK youth smoking

New figures released today estimate smoking rates among young people in local areas for the first time. Modelled by University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton and commissioned by Public Health England and…

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Scientists identify new disease treatment path

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that means diseased muscle cells literally eat themselves to death. The researchers say this previously unrecognised mechanism could have far reaching…

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Portsmouth is the home of great writing

The creative effect the city of Portsmouth has had on several important writers will be explored at a talk at the University of Portsmouth. Charles Dickens, widely regarded as one of the finest…

A computer generated image of the SKA-MID, with 15m wide dish telescopes to track objects. When it is built, the field will also include aperture array telescopes, able to electronically point at multiple regions of the sky simultaneously. CREDIT: SKA Organisation

Cosmologists prepare to make atlas of Universe

Cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth are among those preparing to make the biggest map of the Universe ever created. Scientists from Portsmouth’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation are part of an international…

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Astounding film up for top award

Four students who have taken an in-depth look at disability have been nominated for a prestigious award. Living Differently, a documentary about people with different disabilities, has been shortlisted in the factual category…

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Engineers to research heart mechanics

An engineer has won a grant of £100,000 to study the cause of one of the most common forms of cardiovascular disease which kills 8000 people a year in the UK. Dr Andrea…

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Interactive app exhibition opens

An interactive exhibition that tells the tale of designing an app to help adoptive parents has opened to the public. “Design Thinking in Practice” will be in the Eldon building at the University…

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Lecturer joins victorious England squad

A lecturer at the University of Portsmouth has been named as a member of the England Women’s Rugby Elite Squad. Zoe Saynor, who joined the Department of Sport and Exercise Science this year,…

Cosmologists use galaxies observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to study the nature of dark energy – CREDIT: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Universe may face a darker future

New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be. Researchers in Portsmouth and Rome have found hints that…

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