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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.

23 articles found

The benefits of being social, from a spider’s perspective

20 May 2020 3 min read

A new study has found that spiders that live in groups benefit from each other’s company in unexpected ways.

social spider nest

Portsmouth microbiologist helping in the national effort against coronavirus

09 April 2020 1 min read

Dr Sarah Fouch, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Portsmouth, is helping with the fight against COVID-19 by working weekends at her local hospital.

Sarah Fouch

Some flowers bounce back after injury

07 April 2020 4 min read

Some flowers have a remarkable and previously unknown ability to bounce back after injury, according to a new study

bilaterally symmetrical orchid

Call to join hunt for oysters - an elusive national treasure

02 March 2020 3 min read

Photographers asked to capture one of Britain’s national treasures most of us will only have seen on a dinner plate – the native oyster.

Inside a native oyster

Plants might be helping each other more than thought

13 November 2019 3 min read

Contrary to the long-held belief that plants in the natural world are always in competition, new research has found that in harsh environments mature plants help smaller ones – and thrive as a result.

Artist's impression of a mature plant shielding a smaller plant

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