Alzheimer’s affects more than half a million people in the UK each year, and our experts are breaking new ground in a bid to better understand the condition.
The work has already led to promising results and could lead to researchers analysing the speech of dementia patients in their own homes, giving us a more accurate picture of how the disease progresses.
The need to discover new materials for use in vital fields such as energy production, pollution control and pharmaceuticals, presents a unique challenge for chemists and physicists.
Our scientists, working with colleagues at the University of Liverpool, have developed a new method that could revolutionise the way we search for, design and produce these materials, leading to potentially huge... View details ⇨
Have you ever fallen for fake news, and how would you even know?
More people engaged with fake news on Facebook than actual news over the course of last year's US election. What does this worrying statistic mean for the future of how we consume information and what we believe to be true and untrue?
Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America Editor, University Pro-Chancellor and alumnus presents his... View details ⇨
The world's first celebrity submersible took the news by storm last year after a public vote to name the research ship that carries it (now affectionately dubbed the RRS David Attenborough) returned an unexpected result.
Boaty McBoatface will venture to the Antarctic on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on Earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water... View details ⇨
Hillary Clinton was at the centre of a paedophile ring, the Pope backed Trump, the Feds were investigating Clinton for conspiracy to murder. She was also supplying arms to ISIS. These were just some of the totally fictitious stories that gained traction during the US election of 2016. But how much of a role did they play in propelling a disillusioned and angry American public to vote for... View details ⇨
In this touching moment, the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service welcomes its first ever couple to receive cochlear implants at the same time.
Deaf from birth and married for 12 years, Neil and Helen Robinson had lived in a world virtually without sound, communicating with each other via sign language, lip reading and frustrating attempts to use hearing aids. The couple... View details ⇨