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Tiny blood vessels in brain could be key to treating vascular dementia

Researchers from the universities of Portsmouth and Southampton are to study tiny channels embedded in the walls of blood vessels in the brain to assess their impact on dementia. Dementia is the loss…

Outstanding: Dr Chris Wagstaff

University lecturer wins prestigious award

A University of Portsmouth University lecturer has won an award for ground-breaking research in the field of applied sport psychology. Dr Chris Wagstaff, in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, has been presented with…

Paul’s research proposes a model using blockchains, which were originally devised for the digital currency Bitcoin

Computing expert finds way of securing Internet of Things

A computing expert has found a way of securing the Internet of Things, a term that encompasses everything connected to the internet from smartphones to smart fridges. Paul Fremantle, at the University of…


Research helps analyse security threats

University researchers are creating a tool that improves the way security intelligence is analysed. It will help those organisations tackling security threats in the UK and beyond. The team of academics at the…

The team analysed thousands of measurements spanning 50 years of nuclear weapons testing

Radiation levels in food predicted

Food in Japan will be contaminated by low-level radioactivity for decades following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, but not at a level which poses a serious risk to human health, according to new…

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Work out your breathing muscles to improve fitness

Training your breathing muscles can significantly improve physical performance when exercising in oxygen-poor environments, according to a new study.

Resilient: Marine worm Alitta virens

Science spins truth out of resilient worms

Worms, it appears, are good at keeping secrets. Scientists are now confident that fossils of some soft-bodied creatures may not be telling the truth about where they came from. Fossils of creatures like…

Why the Universe matters

Why the Universe matters

***THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED*** A University of Portsmouth astrophysicist will discuss why the Universe matters at a free public lecture this week. Professor Daniel Thomas from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and…

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Portsmouth to share in €10m project to transform farming across the EU

Farming lies at the heart of much of the EU’s socio-economic framework. In 2015, it provided 9.2 million direct jobs and a GDP over €500 billion. However, recent policies of agriculture based on…

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Help identify lost men at sea

              Can you help identify the men who died in the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval engagement of World War One? Researchers at the University of…

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