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Healthcare technology innovation showcased in Portsmouth

The latest innovations in healthcare research, from robotic surgery to advanced brachytherapy techniques to treat prostate cancer, were showcased in Portsmouth last week. The University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust held a Research…

New medical research unit launched

A new collaboration between the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will develop and deliver clinical research projects for the benefit of patients and the local community. The Portsmouth Technologies Trial…

UK and India trade relations under the spotlight

At a time of trade wars and great uncertainties for multilateral cooperation, the importance of trade, foreign direct investment, business and regulations between the UK and India is being explored at a major…

Something in the way she moves

How a woman moves is at least as important as her body shape in terms of whether others find her attractive, according to new research. The study by University of Portsmouth evolutionary psychologist…

East Head’s complex group of competitors ‘exemplary’

The group with competing interests who look after one of the jewels in England’s heritage have found a way to work together by being open and focusing on outcomes, research has found. The…

Stress in infancy ‘dramatically alters’ body’s organs

Scientists have found evidence suggesting emotional stress in infancy has significantly more far-reaching effects on the body than previously thought and could even result in disease later in life. Psychological stress in infancy…

Watching boys become fathers

How young men adapt to fatherhood and whether being a father can speed up becoming an adult is to be examined in new research. Dr Francesca Salvi, a childhood studies expert in the…

Portsmouth academic says ‘floating’ saves lives

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today announced seven[1] people claimed ‘floating’ helped save their life in 2017, after the charity advocated this as a key survival skill last summer. As the…

Latest research strengthens case that early exposure to pollution affects long-term health

Research has shown increasing evidence that exposure to air pollution in early life has detrimental long-term health consequences. A study team, which includes researchers from the University of Portsmouth and is led by…

Helping to safeguard mental health and wellbeing in children

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness week (14-20 May), the University of Portsmouth is hosting a special event to provide greater understanding of a range of mental issues faced by children. The Mental…

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