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Drive to develop digital learning for East African farming

Researchers are working with farmers in East Africa to improve agricultural practices through the use of a digital learning service. A University of Portsmouth project is being set up to investigate whether computer-assisted…

Mixing energy drinks with alcohol could enhance the negative effects of binge drinking

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study. Many people mix energy drinks with alcohol to counteract the sedative…

Penalty kick research hits the spot

New research could help footballers ahead of the new Premier League season, which starts tonight (10 August). The study, published in the journal Human Movement Science, has come up with the best way to…

Funding awarded to study biofilms on teeth

How well oral health products protect teeth and gums is to be examined by a University of Portsmouth researcher. Dr Marta Roldo, an expert in drug delivery and novel biomaterials in the University’s…

ISIS storytellers excel at seduction

Thousands of young men are persuaded to join Islamic State (ISIS) by sophisticated and seductive storytelling as slick as Hollywood, according to new research. An analysis of ISIS propaganda reveals a compelling story…

Caution urged in call for more privatisation within the European banking sector

New research has questioned the increasing pressure for more privatisation within the European banking sector. Following the global financial crisis of the late 2000s, the ownership structure and the associated risk taking of…

Can pollution alter wildlife behaviour?

A team of scientists from the University of Portsmouth have developed new scientific tests to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behaviour. The field of behavioural toxicology is gaining traction within…

Could a mobile app help postnatal depression patients stay in treatment?

A University of Portsmouth researcher has designed an app to help women with postnatal depression stay on track with their treatment and access support from friends and family. Omobolanle Omisade has identified a need…

Helping Europe to understand the impact of chemicals in the environment

Scientists have identified the key research priorities that Europe must focus on around the impact, management and regulation of chemicals in the environment. Chemicals released into the environment by human activity are resulting…

Become a seaside scientist by joining the Big Microplastic Survey

School groups, community organisations and beach lovers everywhere can combine seaside visits with a spot of scientific research by taking part in a new microplastic citizen science project. A University of Portsmouth researcher…

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