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Stress in infancy ‘dramatically alters’ body’s organs

Scientists have found evidence suggesting emotional stress in infancy has significantly more far-reaching effects on the body than previously thought and could even result in disease later in life. Psychological stress in infancy…

Watching boys become fathers

How young men adapt to fatherhood and whether being a father can speed up becoming an adult is to be examined in new research. Dr Francesca Salvi, a childhood studies expert in the…

Portsmouth academic says ‘floating’ saves lives

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today announced seven[1] people claimed ‘floating’ helped save their life in 2017, after the charity advocated this as a key survival skill last summer. As the…

Latest research strengthens case that early exposure to pollution affects long-term health

Research has shown increasing evidence that exposure to air pollution in early life has detrimental long-term health consequences. A study team, which includes researchers from the University of Portsmouth and is led by…

Helping to safeguard mental health and wellbeing in children

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness week (14-20 May), the University of Portsmouth is hosting a special event to provide greater understanding of a range of mental issues faced by children. The Mental…

Emergency teams deal with hurricanes, oil leaks and a refugee crisis in the world’s largest disaster simulation exercise

How do you prepare to face major disasters, including hurricanes, major oil leaks and a refugee crisis? Those on the frontline, including international emergency response, will be taking part in the world’s largest…

Pint of Science brings scientists out of the lab and in to your local pub

The University of Portsmouth is taking part in the annual Pint of Science festival next week (Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 May) which brings researchers to local pubs to present their scientific discoveries. Over three nights of exciting science…

Combating global multi-billion pound economic and industrial espionage

Economic and industrial espionage are significant issues causing billions of pounds of economic damage to organisations around the world. Figures on the costs of it vary significantly, but it is clear the losses…

Imaging technology in the spotlight at global event

The latest imaging technologies, which are instrumental to revealing structural and functional information for biological, material and geosciences research, will be showcased at a global research event this week. The University of Portsmouth,…

Horse lookin’ at you kid: study finds horses remember facial expressions of people they’ve seen before

A study by the Universities of Portsmouth and Sussex reveals that horses can read and then remember people’s emotional expressions, enabling them to use this information to identify people who could pose a…

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