Scientists call for global effort to assess the full impacts of tritium
University of Plymouth news: Scientists from the University have called for a coordinated international effort to fully assess the environmental impacts of tritium ahead of a significant expected rise in its global production.
Project aims to advance knowledge around the environmental impacts of nuclear industry
The University of Plymouth has been given special dispensation to be part of a three-year initiative funded by the European Union.
Researcher receives prestigious award for environmental toxicology research
News at the University of Plymouth: Researcher receives prestigious award for environmental toxicology research. Professor Awadhesh Jha has been selected to receive the Jim Parry Award from the UK Environmental Mutagenesis Society.
Laundry lint can cause significant tissue damage within marine mussels
Scientists at the University of Plymouth exposed the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), found in various locations across the world, to differing quantities of tumble dryer lint
University receives funding as part of multi-million pound nuclear project
The University of Plymouth has been awarded funding as part of TRANSAT (TRANSversal Actions for Tritium), a £5million project funded as part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and examining the environmental impacts of tritium
Conference aims to enhance understanding of environmental and human impacts of nanotechnology
The expanding field of nanotechnology and its impact on the environment and human health will be explored during an international symposium at the University of Plymouth
Membrane fluidity influences sensitivity of ovarian cancer cell lines to auranofin
Plymouth University news: Increased fluidity in cell membranes could have a major impact on an ovarian cancer cell’s sensitivity to treatment using the anti-rheumatic drug auranofin, research led by Plymouth University suggests
Rising sea temperatures could enhance and accelerate radiation induced DNA effects in marine mussels
Plymouth University news: Increased sea temperatures could have a dramatic effect on radiation-induced damage in marine invertebrates, a study in conjunction with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) suggests
Non-destructive technique measures oxygen levels in 3D cells used for toxicity testing
Plymouth University news: A non-destructive technique which can measure the presence of oxygen in 3D models of biological cells has been developed by scientists at Plymouth University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca
BRCA1 deficiency increases sensitivity of ovarian cancer cells to auranofin
Plymouth University news: An anti-rheumatic drug could improve the prognosis for ovarian cancer patients exhibiting a deficiency of the DNA repair protein BRCA1, a study led by Plymouth University has found