Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

42 articles found

Pioneering enzyme research features in new report on the impact of Diamond Light Source The report includes Diamond's work with the University to engineer an enzyme that can digest one of our most commonly polluting plastics.

27 May 2021 3 min read

The University of Portsmouth’s pioneering enzyme research features in a new study that estimates a monetary impact of at least £1.8 billion on UK science and economy from the UK’s synchrotron, Diamond Light Source.

Image of Professor John McGeehan working on a microscope

Are chemical pollutants altering the behaviour of wildlife and humans?

28 April 2021 5 min read

International scientists are warning that chemical pollutants in the environment have the potential to alter animal and human behaviour

Picture of the ocean

Scientists discover new genetic disease that delays brain development in children Researchers found that changes in a gene called coat protein complex 1 (COPB1) caused this rare genetic disease.

30 March 2021 4 min read

Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development and often early onset cataracts.

Person in white coat and blue gloves putting liquid in a glass beaker in a lab

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown

03 March 2021 3 min read

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown | News | University of Portsmouth

Man wearing Virtual Reality goggles and gaming

‘Canary in the mine’ warning following new discovery of the effects of pollutants on fertility

01 March 2021 3 min read

New research has found that shrimp like creatures on the South Coast of England have 70 per cent less sperm than less polluted locations elsewhere in the world.

SEM Sperm

Hidden pollution from shipping threatens sustainable ocean efforts

24 February 2021 3 min read

Hidden pollution from shipping threatens sustainable ocean efforts | News | University of Portsmouth

Graphic showing where metals come off ships

University of Portsmouth papers featured in global top 100 Three research papers have been ranked as among the world’s most influential

22 January 2021 3 min read

Three University of Portsmouth researchers studying communication between humans and cats, plastic-eating enzymes and how to brew an espresso – have been ranked as among the most influential in the world for 2020.

Stock image of plastic waste on a sunny beach

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