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Modern techniques mean children shouldn't be afraid of the dentist
University of Plymouth news: Shocking figures show that more children than ever before are admitted to hospital for dental emergencies, but now modern dental treatments have been developed to support the anxious child and encourage visits to the dentist.
Why have more people complained to the General Medical Council about their doctor?
Plymouth University news: Enquiries made by the general public to the General Medical Council about doctors’ fitness to practise rose from 5,168 in 2007 to 10,347 in 2012. Plymouth produces a GMC report to explain why
Viral relics show cancer's footprint on our evolution
University of Plymouth news: Cancer has left its ‘footprint’ on our evolution, according to a study which examined how the relics of ancient viruses are preserved in the genomes of 38 mammal species.
Your Space project earns two national awards for Plymouth partnership
Plymouth University news: a partnership that breathes new life into empty shops and spaces has picked up two major awards for its impact upon the city.
Tackling gender barriers with Girls into Geosciences
University of Plymouth news: Schools from across the country will be attending a conference aimed at inspiring girls to consider careers in science industries and research, and to break down some of the gender barriers that exist.
Leading scientists express concern over micro plastics in the ocean
Plymouth University news: Microplastics are becoming an increased concern because of their widespread presence in the oceans and the potential physical risks they pose to organisms.
Student survey leads to charity donation from University
Plymouth University news: Plymouth University and its Students’ Union (UPSU) have donated more than £21,000 to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Fisherman scraping the bottom of the barrel in the English Channel
Plymouth University news: Decades of overfishing in the English Channel has resulted in the removal of many top predators from the sea and left fishermen ‘scraping the barrel’.
University of Plymouth news: A University of Plymouth employee has ‘wiped the floor clean’ winning the top prize in a national competition for cleaning professionals.
Pioneering dental ambassador scheme for adults with learning disabilities
Plymouth University news: Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise has joined forces with Plymouth Highbury Trust to develop an innovative dental ambassador scheme for adults with learning disabilities
Working Smart - social enterprise and social media
Working Smart - social enterprise and social media, 18 July 2014
New app widens opportunities for dementia assessment
Plymouth University news: A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have launched ACEmobile - a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.