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Fitness clothing reduces bump bounce in pregnancy

Specialist fitness clothing for pregnant women can reduce bounce of the ‘bump’ by half, even when running, according to new research. The study was carried out by leading experts in the biomechanics of…

Heart patients need kindness as much as medical intervention

Heart attack patients can suffer substantial emotional trauma once the medics have finished making their bodies better, according to new research. The emotional whiplash can range from phobia about moving in case their…

Spectacular flying reptiles soared over Britain’s tropical Jurassic past

Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks a palaeontology student’s PhD research. Dr Michael O’Sullivan, at the University of Portsmouth, has uncovered…

Portsmouth sports scholar in America’s Cup squad

A University of Portsmouth sports scholar, sailor Oli Greber, has been selected out of more than 100 triallists for a place with the British team for the next UK America’s Cup. Oli, 23,…

Scientists to explore future use of bacteria based active agents

Biosurfactants with the ability to replace harmful petroleum based surfactants in everyday products are a step closer to becoming the norm. Dr Pattanathu Rahman from the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at…

Reusing waste products to improve soil cultivation and reduce CO2 emissions

The University of Portsmouth is playing a major role in a European project using agricultural and fisheries waste to develop sustainable methods and products to improve greenhouse food crop production and reduce CO2…

Professor elected as Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Deborah Sugg Ryan, Professor of Design History and Theory and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition…

International bribery rife, but met with global enforcement

International bribery of public officials by multimillion dollar companies is rife, according to a University of Portsmouth bribery expert giving evidence to a parliamentary enquiry. Dr Branislav Hock, in the University’s Institute of…

British scientists to help protect Arctic

British scientists have been set what could be one of the hardest puzzles ever set – to find a way of balancing a growing need for oil and gas and a desire for…

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

Two studies involving researchers from the University of Portsmouth feature in the Altmetric Top 100, released today. The annual Altmetric Top 100 highlights research published in 2018 that has generated significant international online…

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