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Research hopes to make dental visits less stressful for children with autism
Inspired by her own experience as a mum to a five-year-old son with autism, dental hygienist Nicole Thomas has published new research hoping to make dental examinations less stressful for autistic children.
Autism research team invited on to national network
The Welcome Research Hub – comprised of academics from the School of Psychology, Plymouth Institute of Education and Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) – will be joining charity Autistica’s ‘Discover’ Research Network.
University of Plymouth signs agreement with Information Risk Management Ltd to address maritime cyber security
The University of Plymouth and Information Risk Management Ltd (an Altran UK company) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see them join forces on a range of research projects within the maritime cyber security sector
University helps partner secure doctorate awarding status
A long-standing partnership between the University of Plymouth and the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences has enabled a German institution to gain independent PhD awarding powers
Research reveals a new survival strategy in key bacteria
New research from the School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences shows that cyanobacteria will not immediately shut down when deprived of nitrogen – instead ‘waiting’ until absolutely necessary to stop functioning.
Traditional technique could inspire new generation of efficient homes
The University of Plymouth is leading an international research project which aims to take a traditional building method and repurpose it to create a new generation of energy efficient homes
Physiotherapy professor awarded prestigious fellowship
Professor Jonathan Marsden from the School of Health Professions has been made a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in recognition of his contribution to research and education.
New study underpins the future of Person Centred Care
As health delivery moves away from disease-based models to person centred delivery, a study led by Dr Helen Lloyd addresses the development of a new practical tool to support organisations and practitioners in delivering this new approach
Academic receives award for work to enhance understanding of the geosciences
Iain Stewart, Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth, has received the Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences award from the American Geosciences Institute
Leaders in industry and academia in Plymouth for national renewable energy consultation
Leading figures from the renewable energy sector have gathered at the University of Plymouth as part of a national project aimed at addressing some of the challenges the industry faces now and in the future
Study offers detailed insight into early-life behaviour of grey seal pups at sea
Male and female grey seal pups show distinct behavioural differences as they learn to forage in the early stages of independence, according to research led by the University of Plymouth, the University of St Andrews and Abertay University
Bacteria don’t respect borders – why we all need to fight the global problem of antibiotic resistance
This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week - and Dr Mat Upton explains how the problem of antibiotic resistance is closer to home than you think