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Research to identify and target high blood pressure indicators
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading cause of stroke and heart attacks worldwide – and one in four people have it. New research led by the University of Plymouth could identify how to target this condition and other blood vessel problems.
Research brings traditional sustainable building material into 21st century
An international research project aiming to update an ancient, sustainable building material has succeeded in bringing it into line with modern thermal standards.
Student wellbeing café is regional first
A café designed to reduce social isolation has been opened at the University's Wellbeing Centre. A first for the South West, the S.P.A.C.E wellbeing café is one of only three in the country.
Researchers explore babies’ development in new documentary series
Professor Caroline Floccia, Head of the University of Plymouth's Babylab. is among the experts featured in the final episode of Babies: Their Wonderful World.
Microplastics research highlighted as one of UK’s 100 best university breakthroughs
The University of Plymouth’s world-leading research into the causes and effects of microplastics has been named as one of the UK’s 100 best university breakthroughs in a new list compiled by Universities UK
University works to explore environmental impacts of wave energy
The University of Plymouth is among the partners in SEA Wave, a European Maritime and Fisheries Fund project addressing long-term environmental concerns around the development of emerging wave energy technologies
Study solves puzzle of snail and slug feeding preferences
A study led by the University of Plymouth analysed the feeding preferences of hundreds of snails when presented with seedlings of 14 different grassland plant species.
Scientists earn awards for global impact of microplastics research
A team of researchers including Professor Richard Thompson OBE, of the University of Plymouth’s International Marine Litter Research Unit, has won the Societal Impact and overall prizes in the Natural Environment Research Council’s 2018 Impact Awards
Billions of nanoparticles accumulate in marine organisms within six hours
A ground-breaking study led by the University of Plymouth has shown it takes a matter of hours for billions of minute plastic nanoparticles to become embedded throughout the major organs of a marine organism
Student’s chance discovery wins national photography prize
University of Plymouth student Alex Edwards has won the student section of the Up Close and Personal category in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition, Capturing Ecology
Businesses learn about the benefits of Electron Microscopy
Businesses have spoken of the benefits of using electron microscopy at an event designed to showcase the cutting edge technology available to industry at the University of Plymouth
Climate change poses significant threat to nutritional benefits of oysters
The nutritional qualities of shellfish could be significantly reduced by future ocean acidification and warming, a new study by the University of Plymouth published in Marine Environmental Research suggests