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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.

Got an enquiry? For more information on a story – or to arrange to speak to one of our academics – contact our Press and Media team at pressoffice@port.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 2728.

17 articles found

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Portsmouth scientist fronts Attenborough campaign to save kelp forests

01 October 2019 3 min read

A Portsmouth marine scientist is helping front a Sir David Attenborough-backed campaign to restore a vast underwater kelp forest off the West Sussex coast

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Portsmouth scientist helps develop essential eco friendly ingredient from agricultural waste

19 September 2019 4 min read

A Portsmouth scientist has discovered how to use one of the world’s most abundant natural resources as a replacement for man-made chemicals in soaps and thousands of other household products.

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There's Something in the Water How We're Helping Water Companies & Governments Keep Our Water Clean

13 September 2019 7 min read

More and more pollutants are showing up in water sources around the world, and Professor Gary Fones is researching how to keep water clean, safe and usable. Find out more now.

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Academic joins British Council Biotechnology for tour across India

15 March 2019 2 min read

DNA experts Sam Robson and Dr Garry Scarlett use Mary Rose data to demonstrate the surprisingly diverse ethnic make-up of Tudor Britain. Read more today.

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Don't Stop Moving Prosthesis for Children That Can Be Lengthened Within the Body as They Grow

20 February 2019 7 min read

Prof Gordon Blunn and his team are developing prosthesis for children that can be lengthened within the body as they grow – so treatments for conditions like Bone Cancer can benefit them for longer. Find out more now.

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Portsmouth academics feature in the list of 2018's most discussed research

11 December 2018 3 min read

Two of the studies featured in the Altmetric Top 100 in December 2018 involve University of Portsmouth researchers.

Crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

03 December 2018 3 min read

Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel.

Float and Relax: How Our Drowning Prevention Research Saves Lives Preventable drowning is a global issue and the statistics are frightening. Discover Professor Mike Tipton's research now

14 November 2018 3 min read

Many die every year as a result of drowning. Professor Mike Tipton MBE and his team have been developing methods to prevent drowning in even the most extreme environments. Find out more now.

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Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme

16 April 2018 7 min read

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to plastic pollution.

Empty plastic bottles

University of Portsmouth helps launch £26m National Biofilms Innovation Centre

27 November 2017 4 min read

We are involved in the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, which launched today to harness the UK’s world-class expertise in the research of biofilms.

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