Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

141 articles found

Newly qualified nurse wins award for being outstanding

31 March 2021 2 min read

Newly qualified nurse wins award for being outstanding | News | University of Portsmouth

Momodou Bojang

Scientists discover new genetic disease that delays brain development in children Researchers found that changes in a gene called coat protein complex 1 (COPB1) caused this rare genetic disease.

30 March 2021 4 min read

Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children’s brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development and often early onset cataracts.

Person in white coat and blue gloves putting liquid in a glass beaker in a lab

University psychologist given Lifetime Achievement Award The award was announced at the BPS Professional Practice Board annual awards.

25 March 2021 2 min read

Dr Adrian Needs from the University of Portsmouth has been given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Psychological Society

Person writing in notebook with woman seated in background

Bespoke bras given to top sportswomen to boost performance

23 March 2021 3 min read

Bespoke bras given to top sportswomen to improve performance

Women working out

Extreme environment expert given lifetime achievement award

11 March 2021 2 min read

Extreme environment expert given lifetime achievement award | News | University of Portsmouth

Professor Mike Tipton

Brain’s ‘wiring insulation’ is one of the major factors of age-related brain deterioration Scientists discover the loss of a substance called ‘myelin’ can result in cognitive decline and diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s.

10 March 2021 5 min read

A new study led by the University of Portsmouth has identified that one of the major factors of age-related brain deterioration is the loss of a substance called myelin.

The image depicts myelin (Cyan), OPCs (Magenta) and cell nuclei in blue in the Corpus Callosum of the brain.

Advice for children returning to the classroom

08 March 2021 1 min read

In a new podcast, Dr Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Sociology and chartered psychologist, explains going back to school may not be easy for all children.

Classroom

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown

03 March 2021 3 min read

Virtual reality helps people stay fit and well through lockdown | News | University of Portsmouth

Man wearing Virtual Reality goggles and gaming

Portsmouth academic helps to approve world's first coronavirus Human Challenge study

26 February 2021 4 min read

Dr Simon Kolstoe was part of the UK clinical trials ethics body that gave approval to the world’s first coronavirus Human Challenge study

Image of Simon Kolstoe by Stefan Venter

University partners with ‘superhuman’ to help people with cystic fibrosis A new PhD opportunity aims to improve the lives of thousands of people who live with the disease cystic fibrosis.

24 February 2021 4 min read

The University of Portsmouth is teaming up with a ‘superhuman’ athlete who has cystic fibrosis (CF) to help others with the disease.

Josh Llewellyn-Jones OBE

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