Media coverage - September 2019

An international team of scientists (led by the University of Plymouth) has shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water – showing the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health.

New plastic pollution formed by fire looks like rocks - National Geographic
Dr Andrew Turner, Associate Professor (Reader) in Environmental Science describes a new substance (pyroplastic) in a recent paper in Science of the Total Environment and suggests it may be hiding in plain sight all over the world.

James Cleverly MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister Without Portfolio, praised the work of the University of Plymouth and Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (PDSE) CIC in offering free treatment to people currently experiencing homelessness in the city.

The University of Plymouth and pioneering sailing and science organisation eXXpedition are joining forces to conduct new and innovative research into the impact plastic pollution is having on our oceans.

A new method of tooth repair?

The British Dental Journal carried a report on research by an international team of researchers, led by Dr Bing Hu, which found a new mechanism that could offer a potential new solution to tooth repair.

Read the Journal's article - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-019-0718-4