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Grants to further researchers’ work in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
The funding, totalling near £15,000, has come from the Alzheimer’s Research UK South West Network Centre and the Northcott Devon Medical Foundation.
Illustration student creates winning designs for SailGP’s Great Britain Sail Grand Prix merchandise
Student illustrator and animator has won a competition to design the artwork that will appear on SailGP’s Great Britain Sail Grand Prix merchandise.
SailGP Inspire Careers and Racing candidates announced
The Inspire Racing program will see 32 local youth participate in an on-water showcase of skills – sharing the watery racecourse of the supercharged F50 catamarans – for sold out crowds gathering at Plymouth Hoe on July 17–18.
University scientists help to unlock hidden secrets of UK meteorite
Dr Natasha Stephen and colleagues in the University of Plymouth’s Electron Microscopy Centre have been trying to determine the Winchcombe meteorite's mineralogy and chemistry to better understand how the solar system formed
How can England prepare for the final? A sports psychologist’s view
Associate Lecturer in Psychology, Jon Rhodes, explains what England need to consider when they face Italy in the Euro 2020 final
New technology to aid medical research and discovery
Funding from the Wolfson Foundation will support a new state of the art mass spectrometer.
£1.375 million to rapidly accelerate Parkinson’s drug search
A philanthropic grant from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation will support the establishment of a pioneering multi-arm multi-stage (MAMS) clinical trial platform to quickly assess potential protective therapies that may slow or stop Parkinson’s progression.
New model accurately predicts how coasts will be impacted by storms and sea-level rise
The Forecasting Coastal Evolution (ForCE) model, developed by the University of Plymouth's Coastal Processes Research Group, has the potential to be a game-changing advance in coastal evolution science
Scientists uncover new signalling pathway that could shed light on damage repair during brain injury
The study in 'Cell Reports' has uncovered a signalling pathway that causes neural cells to enter divisions after damage.
Medical students deliver online reading sessions to local schools
The Right to Read Scheme, run by Plymouth Children in Poverty (PCiP) and funded by Plymouth Drake Foundation, sees students from across Peninsula Medical School drop in online to read a story to pupils, and follow it up with a discussion.
Students shortlisted for national dental professional awards
Nicole Elango and Deeon Trute have been named as finalists at the Future of Dentistry awards, which recognise upcoming talent in the profession.
University and Royal Navy agree to join forces for marine autonomy research
The University of Plymouth and the Royal Navy have joined forces to conduct research and advance understanding around the future potential of marine autonomy.