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Dr Diana Fleischman

Knee-jerk disgust is holding humans back

Feeling revolted by something unpleasant or offensive is holding back humanity, according to a scientist. Disgust is often a knee-jerk response to the new or alien, according to Dr Diana Fleischman, a comparative…

HRH The Princess Royal meets David Hargreaves of AstraZeneca (left) and John McGeehan of the University of Portsmouth (right). Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire.
Visit of HRH The Princess Royal to celebrate Diamond Light Source's double anniversary and officially open the VMXi beamline.
(L-R): Professor John McGeehan, Director at the institute of biomedical and biomolecular science, the University of Portsmouth, meets HRH The Princess Royal..

Photograph By: Sean Dillow.
Diamond Light Source.

New beamline to boost advances in biomedical research

University of Portsmouth researchers were the first academics to use Diamond Light Source’s new Versatile Macromolecular crystallography in situ (VMXi) beamline, the only one of its kind worldwide which was unveiled today. A transformation…

Professor Mark Button

Fraud costing UK £125 billion a year

Business and organisations in the UK are facing a fraud epidemic with fraudsters increasingly taking advantage of technology and corporate inaction. New research from national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill,…


An academic look at life in The Archers

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth are taking part in a unique conference to discuss a variety of topics and issues related to the iconic BBC Radio 4 radio soap The Archers. Professor…


Lettuce in February: the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round

Professor Lisa Jack examines the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round.

A sustainable development model. CREDIT: Wikipedia

Stark choice between green or growth

Poverty, unemployment and zero economic growth are the likely outcome for countries which choose renewable energy sources over fossil fuels, according to a study. Energy from fossil fuels appears to ignite economies into…

dental academy

Poverty impacts on type of dental care received

Adults from highly deprived areas are less likely to receive prevention care and advice and more likely to have a tooth extracted, compared to those from the least deprived, according to new research….

The evidence is clear: Market towns are good for people

Dangerous infectious diseases: Bad news for the High Street, good news for Wall Street?

While infectious diseases may be dangerous for the general public, they are good news for stock market investors and traders, says a new study from the University of Portsmouth. The study, carried out…

An artist's impression of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in its orbit 600 km above the Earth

Cosmic lenses calculate faster than expected expansion of Universe

An international group of astronomers – including one from the University of Portsmouth – has used galaxies as giant gravitational lenses to calculate a faster than expected expansion of the Universe.

Making every decision smarter: Dr Alessio Ishizaka

New business tool reveals star products

Expert decision analysts have turned one of the ABC’s of business on its head and devised a brilliant new tool to help improve the bottom line. The tool takes a novel approach to…

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