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Dia Soilemezi's PhD research has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Award shortlisting for dementia research

A Portsmouth academic’s research project has been shortlisted for an award by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Dr Gordon Watson

Humble bait worm worth billions

The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of an angler’s line may be considered a low-value resource.

Thoughtful pregnant woman looking out the window

Portsmouth mums help change a generation

Mums-to-be across Portsmouth are being given the chance to help improve the futures of the next generation by taking part in a major new study. The University of Portsmouth birth cohort study –…

Dr Sassan Hafizi has been awarded almost £180,000 from the MS Society.

Major award for multiple sclerosis research

A University of Portsmouth scientist has won almost £180,000 to fund research that could help develop treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Dr Sassan Hafizi, a senior lecturer in the School of Pharmacy…

The cosmic microwave background over the whole sky, with the unusual ‘Cold Spot’ feature circled at the lower right.

Cosmological mystery solved by map of voids and superclusters

A team of astrophysicists at the University of Portsmouth have created the largest ever map of voids and superclusters in the Universe, which helps solve a long-standing cosmological mystery.


Witness identification methods on parade

Scientists are to carry out an in-depth study to see which form of witness identification of criminals works best – live line-up, video line-up, or mugshots. Dr Ryan Fitzgerald, at the University of…

Financial concept of growth on the American Stock Exchange.

Economic uncertainty sparks suicide

Younger and older males in the USA are more likely to commit suicide at times of increased policy-related economic uncertainty, according to a new study. The research – carried out by Dr Nikolaos…

Dr David Sanders with a wheelchair incorporating a prototype of the systems he has developed.

Wheelchair research shortlisted for awards

University of Portsmouth research that has helped transform the lives of powered wheelchair users is in the running for two prestigious international awards.

Sea survival expert Professor Mike Tipton

Sea survival experts work with RNLI

Sea survival experts from the University of Portsmouth have been sharing their latest research with staff from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).


Help scientists research lugworms’ sex lives

Love is in the air along our coastlines this autumn and scientists from the University of Portsmouth are asking the public to keep an eye out for signs of passion in the lugworm population.

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