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Water quality testing kits to be deployed in UK and Ireland
The SirenBW system developed by Molendotech, established to commercialise the work of Professor Simon Jackson, can drastically reduce the length of time it takes for local authorities and environmental agencies to assess the quality of recreational water.
Report reveals seasonal iron depletion in UK coastal waters
Scientists from the University of Plymouth - contributing to the Shelf Seas: The Engine of Productivity report - have found that a lack of summertime iron could be having a major impact on the overall health of our coastal waters and shelf seas
Orthopaedic project delivers vital help to Kenya
Two academics from the University of Plymouth have recently returned from a trip to Kenya as members of an orthopaedic surgical partnership to help patients get back on their feet.
New researchers to help tackle devastating brain tumours
The University of Plymouth has recruited three new researchers to a project aiming to improve technologies for the early diagnosis of brain tumours using molecular biomarkers in the blood.
High levels of carcinogenic chemical found in everyday consumer products
Writing in Science of the Total Environment, scientists from the University of Plymouth say high levels of the carcinogenic chemical cadmium can still be found in everyday household products
New blue plaque honours Plymouth’s first female doctor
A new blue plaque honouring a pioneering female medic has been unveiled on the University of Plymouth campus
Low skilled, low paid workers of the world don’t unite, research shows
Workers in low-skilled, low paid employment are not prone to band together and form a common bond, new research has shown.
Scientific basis for climate change ‘Endangerment Finding’ is stronger than ever
A group of researchers, including Professor Camille Parmesan from the University of Plymouth, say their findings could strengthen challenges to proposed efforts to rollback emissions standards and carbon emissions regulations in the United States.
Technology paints in-depth picture of organisms’ response to climate change
EmbryoPhenomics, revolutionary new technology created at the University of Plymouth, could fill a major gap in our understanding of how organisms’ early development will be impacted by climate change
New insight into stem cell behaviour ‘highlights therapeutic target for cancer treatment’
Research led by the University of Plymouth & Technische Universität Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment & tissue regeneration – a protein called Prominin-1. This study is peer-reviewed, experimental, conducted in animals.
£1million research programme explores human impacts on remote marine environment
New research by the University of Plymouth will bring together a wide range of scientific disciplines to provide the first detailed assessment of the Chagos Archipelago's oceanographic processes, seabed habitats and deep water coral reefs
University works with global partners to provide unique masters programme in marine conservation
The University of Plymouth is working with UK and international policy makers and NGOs to launch a masters-level qualification addressing some of the biggest challenges facing our marine environment