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7-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST
Houses in Hurricane Strike Zones Are Built Back Bigger
University of Southampton

A study of hurricane-hit areas of the United States has revealed a trend of larger homes being built to replace smaller ones in the years following a storm.

Released: 29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Population Mapping Helps Measure Access to Surgery in Africa
University of Southampton

Research examining pressure on surgical units in sub-Saharan African countries estimates nearly 300 million people have a need for surgery in the region, placing a heavy burden on hospitals.

Released: 8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
University Research Shows World Heritage Sites Under Threat From Climate Change
University of Southampton

UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mediterranean such as Venice, the Piazza del Duomo, Pisa and the Medieval City of Rhodes are under threat of coastal erosion and flooding due to rising sea levels, a study published in Nature magazine reports this week.

Released: 8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
Anglo-Bulgarian expedition finds evidence of the world’s ‘Oldest Intact Shipwreck’
University of Southampton

Following three years of highly-advanced technological mapping of the Black Sea floor, an international team scientists led by experts from the University of Southampton have confirmed that a shipwreck lying intact has been officially radiocarbon dates back to 400BC.

Released: 10-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
How the Power of Mathematics Can Help Assess Lung Function
University of Southampton

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analysing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung diseases.

Released: 27-Mar-2018 5:05 AM EDT
A Combination of Cancer Immunotherapies Could Save More Lives
University of Southampton

.Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a new combination of cancer immunotherapy treatment that could improve patients’ survival rates.

Released: 21-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT
New Technologies and Computing Power to Help Strengthen Population Data in Low Income Countries
University of Southampton

Research led by the University of Southampton is helping governments in low-income countries strengthen their capacity to build and use population maps, to plan for the future and respond to emergencies.

22-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
Earliest Cave Paintings Were Made by Neanderthals, Scientists Discover
University of Southampton

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals made cave paintings, indicating they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.

19-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
Astronomers Reveal Secrets of Most Distant Supernova Ever Detected
University of Southampton

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Southampton has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova ever detected – a huge cosmic explosion that took place 10.5 billion years ago, or three-quarters the age of the Universe itself.

31-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
Oklahoma’s Earthquakes Strongly Linked to Wastewater Injection Depth, Finds Study
University of Southampton

A huge increase in the number of man-made earthquakes in Oklahoma, USA, is strongly linked to the depth at which wastewater from the oil and gas industry is injected into the ground, according to a new study involving the University of Southampton.

24-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST
Scientists Develop New Technology Standard That Could Shape the Future of Electronics Design
University of Southampton

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a way of enhancing the capabilities of an emerging nanotechnology that could open the door to a new generation of electronics.

14-Dec-2017 7:05 AM EST
Scientists Pinpoint Gene to Blame for Poorer Survival Rate in Early-Onset Breast Cancer Patients
University of Southampton

A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer.

27-Nov-2017 6:05 AM EST
Decline in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Key to Ancient Climate Transition
University of Southampton

A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth’s climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the University of Southampton.

1-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Versatile Marine Bacteria Could Be an Influence on Global Warming, Scientists Discover
University of Southampton

Scientists have discovered that a ‘rare’ type of marine bacteria is much more widespread than previously thought – and possesses a remarkable metabolism that could contribute to greenhouse gas production.

Released: 30-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Scientists Penetrate Mystery of Raging Black Hole Beams
University of Southampton

They are nature’s very own Death Star beams – ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon. Now a team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has moved a step closer to understanding these mysterious cosmic phenomena – known as relativistic jets – by measuring how quickly they ‘switch on’ and start shining brightly once they are launched.

26-Oct-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Peatland Plants Adapting Well to Climate Change, Suggests Study
University of Southampton

They account for just three per cent of the Earth’s surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions – and now a team of scientists led by the universities of Southampton and Utrecht has discovered that the plants that make up peat bogs adapt exceptionally well to climate change.

18-Oct-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Eating Better Throughout Adult Years Improves Physical Fitness in Old Age, Suggests Study
University of Southampton

People who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who don’t, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

Released: 25-Sep-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Scientists Call for More Research on How Human Activities Affect the Seabed
University of Southampton

A group of UK scientists, co-ordinated by the University of Southampton, has published extensive research into how industry and environmental change are affecting our seafloors, but say more work is needed to help safeguard these complex ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people for the future.

12-Sep-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Open Communication and Emotional Closeness Linked to Fewer Low Sexual Interest Problems
University of Southampton

British women living with a partner are more than twice as likely to lack interest in sex compared to men living with a partner, according to a new study published in the BMJ Open.

11-Sep-2017 10:30 AM EDT
Revolutionary Process Could Signal New Era for Gene Synthesis
University of Southampton

A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has demonstrated a groundbreaking new method of gene synthesis – a vital research tool with real-world applications in everything from growing transplantable organs to developing treatments for cancer.

Released: 31-Aug-2017 4:05 AM EDT
Volcanic Carbon Dioxide Drove Ancient Global Warming Event
University of Southampton

New research, led by the University of Southampton and involving a team of international scientists, suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes, during the formation of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Released: 30-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Study Uses Robot to Probe Mystery of Prehistoric Sea Creature’s Swimming Style
University of Southampton

A new study led by the University of Southampton has shed light on the swimming style of plesiosaurs by creating a robot to mimic its movements.

Released: 7-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Study Highlights Complex Causes of Maldives Flooding
University of Southampton

The causes of coastal flooding in the Maldives are more complex than previously thought, according to a new study from the University of Southampton.

2-Aug-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Scientists Deliver Knock-Out Blow to Multiple Cancers
University of Southampton

Targeting healthy cells that have been hijacked by cancer cells could help treat many different types of the disease, according to research by scientists at the University of Southampton.

Released: 2-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Climate Change Could Put Rare Bat Species at Greater Risk
University of Southampton

An endangered bat species with a UK population of less than 1,000 could be further threatened by the effects of global warming, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.

Released: 27-Jul-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Analysis of Animal Teeth Suggests Neolithic Cattle Grazed at Home and Away
University of Southampton

An international team of researchers has shown in unprecedented detail that prehistoric farmers took their animals away from permanent settlements to graze in more fertile areas – probably because of high demand for land locally.

Released: 3-Jul-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Study Calls Into Question Theories on Pulsar Phenomena
University of Southampton

Researchers at the University of Southampton have cast doubt over established explanations for certain behaviours in pulsars – highly magnetised rotating neutron stars, formed from the remains of supernovae.

Released: 29-Jun-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Inequalities in Malaria Research Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa
University of Southampton

A quarter of countries in sub-Saharan Africa receive very little funding for research into malaria despite having high malaria-related death rates, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton

Released: 27-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Sensitive Faces Helped Dinosaurs Eat, Woo and Take Temperature, Suggests Study
University of Southampton

Dinosaurs' faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought, and crucial to tasks from precision eating and testing nest temperature to combat and mating rituals, according to a University of Southampton study.

23-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers Drill Deep to Understand Why the Sumatra Earthquake Was So Severe
University of Southampton

An international team of scientists has found evidence suggesting the dehydration of minerals deep below the ocean floor influenced the severity of the Sumatra earthquake, which took place on December 26, 2004.

Released: 22-May-2017 12:45 PM EDT
Early Epigenetic Switches Associated with Childhood Bone Health
University of Southampton

The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new University of Southampton study has shown.

25-Apr-2017 6:05 AM EDT
Risk of Obesity Influenced by Changes in Our Genes
University of Southampton

A child’s risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown.

Released: 24-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT
Study Highlights Deadliest Effects of Hypothetical Asteroid Strike
University of Southampton

Violent winds and shockwaves would account for more than 60 per cent of lives lost if an asteroid were to hit the Earth, according to a new University of Southampton-led study.

Released: 20-Apr-2017 11:30 AM EDT
Researchers Develop Novel Flu Test to Speed Up Respiratory Treatment
University of Southampton

Doctors and researchers in Southampton have developed a novel way of using a swab test which can rapidly diagnose flu and other viral infections in patients with severe respiratory conditions – resulting in shorter courses of antibiotics and less time in hospital.

3-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Study Reveals Future CO2 and Climate Warming Potentially Unprecedented in 420 Million Years
University of Southampton

New research led by the University of Southampton suggests that, over the next 100 to 200 years, carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth’s atmosphere will head towards values not seen since the Triassic period, 200 million years ago. Furthermore, by the 23rd century, the climate could reach a warmth not seen in 420 million years.

Released: 3-Apr-2017 6:05 AM EDT
New Archaeological Evidence Throws Light on Efforts to Resist ‘the Living Dead’
University of Southampton

A new scientific study of medieval human bones, excavated from a deserted English village, suggests the corpses they came from were burnt and mutilated. Researchers from the University of Southampton and Historic England believe this was carried out by villagers who believed that it would stop the corpses rising from their graves and menacing the living.

22-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT
Molecular ‘Treasure Maps’ to Help Discover New Materials
University of Southampton

Scientists at the University of Southampton working with colleagues at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method which has the potential to revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce new materials.

Released: 9-Mar-2017 6:05 AM EST
Asthmatics Less Able to Fight Off Flu
University of Southampton

People with asthma are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because they have weaker immune systems, new Southampton research has shown.

Released: 3-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EST
Study Sheds New Light on How Species Extinction Affects Complex Ecosystems
University of Southampton

Research by the University of Southampton has found that methods used to predict the effect of species extinction on ecosystems could be producing inaccurate results. This is because current thinking assumes that when a species vanishes, its role within an environment is lost too. However, scientists working on a new study have found that when a species, (for example a group of sea creatures), is wiped out by a catastrophic event, other species can change their behaviour to compensate, exploiting the vacant role left behind.

16-Feb-2017 5:05 AM EST
Antibiotics Could Be Alternative to Surgery as Treatment for Appendicitis
University of Southampton

A study by researchers at the University of Southampton shows that antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery. The systematic review of existing literature is published in Pediatrics.

Released: 7-Feb-2017 5:05 AM EST
Mobile Phone and Satellite Data to Map Poverty
University of Southampton

An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty.

6-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST
Researchers Use Tiny 3D Spheres to Combat Tuberculosis
University of Southampton

Southampton have developed a new 3D system to study human infection in the laboratory.

27-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST
Scientists Unravel the Process of Meltwater in Ocean Depths
University of Southampton

An international team of researchers has discovered why fresh water, melted from Antarctic ice sheets, is often detected below the surface of the ocean, rather than rising to the top above denser seawater.

Released: 30-Jan-2017 7:05 AM EST
Study Reveals Substantial Evidence of Holographic Universe
University of Southampton

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.

Released: 7-Jan-2017 11:15 AM EST
Southampton Researchers Use High Energy X-Rays to Peer Beneath the Obscuring Skin of Growing Black Holes
University of Southampton

A black hole studied and discovered by Peter Boorman, PhD researcher at the University of Southampton, is so hidden that it requires highly sensitive observations in the highest energy X-rays to classify it as obscured. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission can detect. That's how University of Southampton PhD researcher Peter Boorman used NuSTAR to recently identify a gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes located at the centres of nearby galaxy IC 3639 some 175 million light years from Earth.

Released: 19-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Arctic Lakes Thawing Earlier Each Year
University of Southampton

Scientists from the University of Southampton have found Arctic lakes, covered with ice during the winter months, are melting earlier each spring.

Released: 15-Dec-2016 4:05 AM EST
Exciting New Creatures Discovered on Ocean Floor
University of Southampton

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres deep in the southwest Indian Ocean. The unique marine life was discovered around hydrothermal vents at a place called Longqi (‘Dragon's Breath’), 2000 kilometres southeast of Madagascar and is described in the journal Scientific Reports.

Released: 12-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Jersey Was a Must-See Tourist Destination for Neanderthals for Over 100,000 Years
University of Southampton

New research led by the University of Southampton, England, shows Neanderthals kept coming back to a coastal cave site in Jersey (UK) from at least 180,000 years ago until around 40,000 years ago.

Released: 7-Nov-2016 6:05 AM EST
New Understanding of Rip Currents Could Help to Save Lives
University of Southampton

Research by the Universities of Southampton and Plymouth has found a new link between breaking waves and the hazard posed by rip currents. The research could result in more lives being saved.

25-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Vitamin D Supplements for Pregnant Women Should Be Customised to the Individual to Ensure Benefits Are Felt
University of Southampton

Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more weight during pregnancy, a new Southampton study has shown.

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