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International surveillance system for coping with zoonotic pandemics needs greater attention
An expert in international relations says the world needs a better early warning system if it is to cope with future global pandemics.
Second survey of UK nurses and midwives highlights ongoing concerns about their health, training and strain on mental health during COVID-19
The second round of results from a three-survey study published today highlights the ongoing concerns nurses and midwives in the UK have about COVID-19 and the risks it poses to their own physical and mental health, as well as the health of their families
University researcher takes part in major study driving improvement in scientific methodology
Lecturer in Psychology Dr Nadège Bault took part in the Neuroimaging Analysis, Replication and Prediction Study (NARPS), published in Nature.
University helps home-learners with new maths resources
The Plymouth Institute of Education has launched Maths4all, a website providing Primary and Secondary level maths resources, free of charge to parents, carers and pupils
Study shows potentially harmful arsenic levels at popular former mining works
A study by the University of Plymouth has shown that arsenic levels at a former mining site in the Tamar Valley are posing a health risk to employees and the public using the site.
Walking in a time of virus: thinking with uncertainty as our companion
Walking in a time of virus: thinking with uncertainty as our companion. Dr Phil Smith returns to reflect on walking in the current pandemic and the uncertainty ahead.
Research aims to identify why some people become severely ill as a result of COVID-19
A joint study between the University and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) is analysing the differing immune responses of COVID-19 patients and working to develop a simple test that could help predict who is likely to develop serious illness.
Mussel reefs heighten the risk of microplastic exposure and consumption
Scientists from the University of Plymouth used a series of experiments to assess whether the reefs formed by blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) affected their exposure and consumption of tiny microplastic particles.
Devon hospital pilots new technology to help keep hospital a COVID-free hub
A collaboration between the NHS and the University has resulted in thermal imaging scanners being trialled as early warning devices to prevent COVID-19 spreading
Pioneering law clinic wins national awards for third year in succession
The award-winning Plymouth Law Clinic project, which has established a model of student-led law clinics in the community, has won two more national awards.
Project explores fall in parents seeking medical help for children during lockdown
A new national survey is seeking the views of parents on how the COVID-19 ‘stay home’ advice has influenced their decision making around the care of sick or injured children.
First find your goat: surviving lockdown with Robinson Crusoe
First find your goat: surviving lockdown with Robinson Crusoe. Dr Min Wild, Lecturer in English, explores what we can learn from Daniel Defoe's classic castaway novel about self isolation.