Academic among ‘great six’ science communicators
‘Interesting Engineering’ website, with YouTube clip on Iain Stewart’s workProfessor Iain Stewart, Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, is listed as one of six ‘great science communicators’ in 'Interesting Engineering'. He joins biology enthusiast Dr Michael Mosley and Brian Cox, professor of particle physics on the list
Dirty laundry: Are clothes polluting the ocean?
BBC article on fibres released by washing clothesPhD student Imogen Napper and Professor Richard Thompson have researched into the potentially damaging effects of synthetic fibres on the marine environment. The study found that polyester & acrylic clothing shed thousands of plastic fibres in each wash.
New research offers hope for neuro-tumour patients
‘News Medical’ article on the research hoping to help NF2 patientsGroundbreaking research which would use a range of existing drugs to offer hope to thousands of people affected by Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) – characterised by the development of multiple tumours of the nervous system – has reached national media
MS treatments – life-changing, but hard to access
‘The Guardian’ article featuring Professor Jeremy Hobart’s expertise on MSProfessor Jeremy Hobart, consultant neurologist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Professor of Clinical Neurology and Health Measurement at PUPSMD, has featured in The Guardian as part of a discussion piece on multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment.
Research on link between creativity and risk-taking
Read ‘The Guardian’ article on risk-taking'The Guardian' invites readers to take a seven-question test, and, according to the study authors from the School of Psychology, if a person scores 6 or 7 out of 7, they count as more risk taking, and therefore more creative, than the average person.
Royal Naval Reservist joins neural stem cell team
Forces TV feature on Matt Sherwood and Dr Claudia BarrosGraduate Matt Sherwood, who completed the Royal Navy officer acceleration programme, has received funding from Peninsula Medical Foundation to support the neural stem cell research team at PUPSMD. He features on Forces TV alongside Dr Claudia Barros.