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Psychologists searching for public participants for research project into navigation
New research project examining the cognitive basis of navigation is getting under way with an appeal for participants to take part in laboratory and field tests.
Plymouth Law Clinic wins national recognition for boosting access to justice
Law students who give up their time to provide free advice to members of the public have won a national award for the second year running.
Study explores the use of robots and artificial intelligence to understand the deep-sea
New research led by the University of Plymouth has shown artificial intelligence (AI) could help scientists shed new light on the variety of species living on the ocean floor.
Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs
Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease that infects common frogs (Rana temporaria) in the UK, according to research involving the University of Plymouth.
Event raises over £5,000 for University research into Huntington’s disease
University of Plymouth news: Event raises over £5,000 for University research into Huntington’s disease
Marine expert invited to join new Defra science advisory group
University of Plymouth news: Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop has been appointed to a new panel that will help inform Defra policy.
"...to hear music with deeper understanding, to dive more deeply into artistic experiences" - An interview with Dr Robert Taub
Dr Robert Taub, Music Director of The Arts Institute talks to us about his new Musica Viva Concert Series
University scientists participate in plastic pollution expedition to India
Scientists from the University of Plymouth are taking part in the Sea to Source: Ganges river expedition led by National Geographic
Brain imaging lie-detector can be beaten with simple techniques, research shows
An fMRI lie-detector test, which measures brain activity, can be ‘deceived’ by those using mental countermeasures
No link between artificially-sweetened diet cola and blood sugar spike, research shows
The study led by BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health student Luke Solomi is the latest to show that artificially-sweetened cola could be a suitable substitute for people who want to reduce their sugar consumption.
Man-made structures can be feeding hotspots for seabirds, research finds
Marine scientists from the University of Plymouth, Queen’s University Belfast and Bangor University investigated whether man-made structures set in tidal streams could be a feeding hotspot for seabirds
Biodegradable bags can hold a full load of shopping three years after being discarded in the environment
Researchers from the University of Plymouth's International Marine Litter Research Unit examined the degradation of five plastic bag materials widely available from high street retailers in the UK.