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Finding technological solutions for phosphorus removal

Phosphorus is an essential element for plant life and is used on crops to help them grow, but if too much phosphorus ends up in the water, it can have a negative impact…

Visual computing expert awarded fellowship

A Portsmouth researcher has won a prestigious vote of confidence in his work to advance his facial expression reconstruction and analysis technologies. Dr Hui Yu, an expert in visual computing in the University…

British Academy awards funding to Portsmouth academic to research heritage, dignity and violence

A University of Portsmouth academic is to share in over £7.5 million funding from the British Academy to help generate evidence on the challenges and opportunities faced in developing countries.   Professor Tamsin…

New University Eye Clinic opens

The University of Portsmouth’s new Eye Clinic, which will offer free eye tests for local residents, staff, students and alumni, officially opened last week on 11 October. The clinic was opened by England…

Celebrating Women’s Community Activism in Portsmouth since 1960

After a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid by Dr Sue Bruley, Dr Laurel Forster and Dr Terese Jonsson at the University of Portsmouth, a project to record the history of 50 of the…

Scientists question whether prescription practices can help the environment

A huge rise in the number of people taking antidepressant drugs is potentially posing a threat to the environment, according to new research. An expert in the effects of human waste on marine…

Aiming for more efficient patient monitoring 

How often nurses should check patients’ blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate and other indicators of health is being examined by researchers. The research, led by the University of Portsmouth and funded by the…

ICG astrophysicist honoured in South Africa

The former director of the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG), Professor Roy Maartens, has been honoured by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards. Professor Maartens was the founding director of…

Give-up-itis: when people just give up and die

Everett Historical/Shutterstock.com John Leach, University of Portsmouth During World War Two, when a cargo ship was torpedoed and sank in the North Sea, some of the crew managed to escape the sinking vessel….

Citizen scientists further our knowledge of coastal seas

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth and local volunteers have taken part in the UK’s largest ever citizen science project to understand how our coastline is changing in the face of climate change…

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