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Beetroot fails to warm up those sensitive to cold

In people at higher risk of feeling the cold, and contrary to what scientists thought, beetroot juice doesn’t appear to help re-warm the body after exposure to the cold, according to new research….

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Portsmouth scientist receives prestigious Fellowship from the Royal Society

Dr Florian Beutler from the University’s world-leading Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship (URF) from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. Each year,…

What makes us so different to a sea urchin? Sea urchins have just one NCoR gene, while humans have two

Genes that separate humans from fruit flies found

Genes which determine animal complexity – or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin – have been identified for the first time. The secret mechanism…

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Students give back to the city

Hundreds of students will have the opportunity to give their time to help charities and not-for-profit organisations at the University of Portsmouth’s annual Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 4 October.


Behind the Japanese court ruling that tattoo artists need to be qualified doctors

Stephen Crabbe, University of Portsmouth A ruling by the Osaka District Court is likely to deal a major blow to the tattoo industry in a country where the stigmatisation of tattoos is already…


Rugby players could quickly pick up advantage

The way rugby players pick up and place a ball significantly improves if players make a small change, according to research. Bringing the ball closer to the body speeds up the body’s turn…


Radiographer’s winning poster reveals truth about career

A radiographer who graduated from the University of Portsmouth two years ago has won a national competition to design a poster to mark World Radiography Day. Hannah Spittal, 23, is a radiographer on…

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Portsmouth Business School receives prestigious international recognition

Portsmouth Business School continues to receive international recognition from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), one of the world’s leading accreditation bodies, for the high quality of its business courses. The EFMD Programme Accreditation…


Giant prehistoric animal hunter tells all

A leading ‘dinosaur hunter’ will give a free public lecture on the trials and moments of magic during a career hunting pterosaurs – the largest animals ever to fly – in South America,…


Prison officer pay rise won’t solve wider crisis in justice system

Aaron Pycroft, University of Portsmouth Prison officers are to receive a 1.7% pay rise in a move which effectively breaks the 1% public sector pay cap, but is far less than the 5%…

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