Tiny blood vessels in brain could be key to treating vascular dementia

Researchers from the universities of Portsmouth and Southampton are to study tiny channels embedded in the walls of blood vessels in the brain to assess their impact on dementia. Dementia is the loss…

Outstanding: Dr Chris Wagstaff

University lecturer wins prestigious award

A University of Portsmouth University lecturer has won an award for ground-breaking research in the field of applied sport psychology. Dr Chris Wagstaff, in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, has been presented with…

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Gold rating for teaching excellence at the University of Portsmouth

We are one of only four universities in the South East region to be rated gold, along with the Universities of Kent, Oxford and Surrey.

Paul’s research proposes a model using blockchains, which were originally devised for the digital currency Bitcoin

Computing expert finds way of securing Internet of Things

A computing expert has found a way of securing the Internet of Things, a term that encompasses everything connected to the internet from smartphones to smart fridges. Paul Fremantle, at the University of…

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Five ways virtual reality is improving healthcare

chombosan/Shutterstock Wendy Powell, University of Portsmouth Virtual reality is much more than just a new form of entertainment, it is increasingly being used in a wide range of medical applications, from treatments to…


Off on holiday? Here’s the best time to book flights and hotels

Finding the best price for your holiday can be difficult. Shutterstock Giampaolo Viglia, University of Portsmouth If you’ve ever tried to get the best deal on a holiday, you will have noticed that…


Research helps analyse security threats

University researchers are creating a tool that improves the way security intelligence is analysed. It will help those organisations tackling security threats in the UK and beyond. The team of academics at the…

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Student wins prize at women in computing event

A University of Portsmouth computing student has won a cash prize at an annual conference and networking event for women in computer science. PhD student Alaa Mohasseb won £100 for her research on…

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Portsmouth journalism students ‘smash it’ with shorthand

Four journalism students at the University of Portsmouth are among a small handful nationwide to have achieved the highest speeds measured in shorthand exams this summer. The students achieved outstanding results across the…

The team analysed thousands of measurements spanning 50 years of nuclear weapons testing

Radiation levels in food predicted

Food in Japan will be contaminated by low-level radioactivity for decades following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, but not at a level which poses a serious risk to human health, according to new…

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