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Scientists to investigate the impact of drug addiction and pollution on behaviour in humans and wildlife

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth are helping to develop new technology that will aid our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction in humans and the impact of drug pollution on wildlife. Portsmouth…

Helping the body’s ability to grow bone

For the first time, scientists have been able to study how well synthetic bone grafts stand up to the rigors and ‘strains’ of life, and how quickly they help bone re-grow and repair….

Halal holidays: Islamic values play a significant role in the travel decisions of Muslim tourists

Islamic values are just as important as the destination, quality and value for money for Muslims when choosing a holiday destination, according to a new study by the University of Portsmouth. The research…

The lack of gender diversity in electronic dance music

Professor Samantha Warren from the University of Portsmouth has won a prestigious Leverhulme Research Fellowship to investigate the lack of gender diversity among electronic music producers. Professor Warren’s fellowship is entitled ‘In the…

VR crime prevention videos launched

A series of crime prevention videos, which have pioneered the use of virtual environments to study crime, were launched to the public this week. The Virtual Burglary crime prevention launch took place at…

The evolution of puppy dog eyes

Dogs have evolved new muscles around the eyes to better communicate with humans. New research comparing the anatomy and behavior of dogs and wolves suggests dogs’ facial anatomy has changed over thousands of…

New Eastleigh College partnership launched

Current and prospective Eastleigh College students attended an event at the University of Portsmouth to launch the introduction of a range of higher education courses, which the College will run as part of…

New research on tackling security threats

A new project involving researchers from Portsmouth and Solent Universities is one of five projects, announced today (17 June) by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST), to address some…

Portsmouth scientists awarded £5.8 million to help find new ways to recycle plastic waste

University of Portsmouth scientists, who have engineered an enzyme that can break down some of the world’s most commonly polluting plastics, have been awarded £5.8 million through the Government’s modern Industrial Strategy. The…

Trauma-focused therapy may hold key to reducing women’s offending

Women prisoners might benefit from female-specific treatment that addresses the traumas common among women. A new report, launched at the Houses of Parliament today, analyses the benefits of the Healing Trauma intervention programme…

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