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Imaging team embraces new coating system

A biomedical imaging department is reaping the benefits of a new coating system designed for applications in electron microscopy



Using Lego-like DNA to create simple and low cost drug discovery and diagnostic tools

Scientists at the University of Southampton have helped to develop artificial membrane pores, using Lego-like DNA building blocks, which could provide a simple and low cost tool for drug discovery and diagnostic devices.



New study discovers copper destroys highly infectious norovirus

Worldwide, norovirus is responsible for more than 267 million cases of acute gastroenteritis every year. Scientists have now discovered that copper and copper alloys rapidly destroy norovirus – the highly-infectious sickness bug.



Imaging for life: new imaging tools to aid regenerative medicine projects

Scientists at the University of Southampton are to study the 3D architecture of healthy human tissues down to the nanometre scale (one billionth of a meter), to develop regenerative cell techniques for musculoskeletal repair.



Understanding the mechanics of cells to provide new medical insights

University of Southampton researchers are at the forefront of research into mechanobiology, an emerging field of science combining biology and engineering, which investigates the influence of mechanical forces on cellular and molecular processes.



New hope for improved TB treatments

Researchers at the University of Southampton have identified new markers of tuberculosis (TB) that may help in the development of new diagnostic tests and treatments.



Copper destroys norovirus

New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper and copper alloys will rapidly destroy norovirus - the highly-infectious sickness bug.



Exome sample tracking panel provides sample provenance

LGC, in collaboration with the University of Southampton, has developed a panel of 24 scientifically-validated KASP genotyping assays that enables identification of human samples based on a genotyping profile.

The exome sample tracking panel allows sample identification in any research laboratory with basic PCR capacity and is a powerful tool for protecting sample provenance and ensuring integrity of data.




Ocean crust could store many centuries of industrial CO2

Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified regions beneath the oceans where the igneous rocks of the upper ocean crust could safely store very large volumes of carbon dioxide.



Ibuprofen no good in treating colds or sore throats

Questions have been raised about the advice given to patients with a cold and sore throat, in research published in the British Medical Journal.



Link between antidepressants and diabetes risk is real

Clinicians should be extra vigilant when prescribing antidepressants as they could pose a risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers at the University of Southampton have warned.



Gold ‘nanoprobes’ hold the key to treating killer diseases

Researchers at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge, have developed a technique to help treat fatal diseases more effectively. Dr Sumeet Mahajan and his group at the Institute for Life Sciences at Southampton are using gold nanoprobes to identify different types of cells, so that they can use the right ones in stem cell therapies.



New hope in the fight against childhood cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Southampton are seeing positive results in a pre-clinical trial that could bring treatments for a particular aggressive form of childhood cancer closer to reality.



Patent for molecule that helps fight cancer

A key activation molecule which enables the body’s own immune system to fight cancer, developed by the University of Southampton, has been issued a US patent.



5D optical memory in quartz glass could record the last evidence of civilisation

Using nanostructured glass, scientists at the University of Southampton have, for the first time, experimentally demonstrated the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional digital data by femtosecond laser writing.



Scientists develop ground-breaking new method of ‘starving’ cancer cells

A University of Southampton Professor, in collaboration with colleagues at the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, have discovered a novel way of killing cancer cells.



Southampton engineers develop novel method to increase lifespan of joint replacements

Researchers at the University of Southampton have completed a project that will enable surgeons to fit joint replacements with longer, optimised lifespans.



Protecting drinking water systems from deliberate contamination

An international project has developed a response programme for rapidly restoring the use of drinking water networks following a deliberate contamination event.



Southampton scientist supports engaging new resource to help people learn about research

A Southampton scientist has worked with Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, to create the first ever virtual lab tour designed to help the public understand how new dementia treatments are developed.



New study to reduce falls for people with Parkinson’s disease

Scientists at the University of Southampton have begun a new study to evaluate the benefits of exercises and strategies for preventing falls among people with Parkinson’s disease.



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