One of the first studies to use recently released data from the UK Biobank has provided the strongest evidence yet for a link between fathers’ diabetes and low birth weight.
During a glittering ceremony last night in the Great Hall the winners of the University of Exeter Impact Awards 2013 were revealed.
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has been successful in obtaining a £1.1 million grant from the Department of Health, in part as a result of work undertaken by the Centre for Energy and Environment (CEE) at the University of Exeter.
Historically, art, medicine and science have had strong links, which may not be so obvious today.
Only half of patients with Type 2 Diabetes make the recommended lifestyle changes which could stop them developing complications, whilst physicians often delay escalation of treatment that may better control blood sugar.
Performance artists and researchers are joining forces to create a new type of video game, further blurring the boundaries between real and virtual worlds.
A research expedition to the Arctic, as part of the Catlin Arctic Survey, has revealed that tiny crustaceans, known as copepods, that live just beneath the ocean surface are likely to battle for survival if ocean acidity continues to rise.
Tiny bits of plastic rubbish could spell big trouble for marine life, starting with the worms.
Daily reportage of World War II was covered first hand on the battlefields and the home front by journalists from The New York Times.
Two young scholars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by the award of the highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes.
An expert in Cornish Studies has been awarded the highest mark of recognition available in Australia for their research.
The subglacial lakes are the first to be identified in Greenland.
It was announced last week by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) that the University had been successful in securing two new Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) in water engineering and meta-materials.
Philosophers from the University of Exeter and Birkbeck, University of London, and psychotherapists are calling on people to live like a Stoic for a week, from 25 November – 1 December 2013.
Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK.
A project led by two cultural geographers based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus, and inspired by the practices of repair and renewal in the South West, is documented in a new book.
Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists
Global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels are set to rise again in 2013, reaching a record high of 36 billion tonnes.
Social scientists are to examine whether action figure dolls help form children’s opinions on war and have a role to play in shaping the future of our armed forces.
New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted.
A festival of British Asian culture is being taken to New Delhi and Bangkok, to celebrate the contribution and innovation of South Asians to the culture and life of Britain since the 1950’s.
The University of Exeter’s Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre today announced its involvement in a three-year project to investigate the effects of exercise on children with congenital heart disease.
For the first time, scientists have used new technology which analyses the whole genome to find the cause of a genetic disease in what was previously referred to as “junk DNA”.
High levels of tungsten in the body could double the risk of suffering a stroke, a new study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE has found.
Following the long-running success of BBC Two’s living history series, Victorian, Edwardian and Wartime Farm, a new series will be exploring life at the end of the Middle Ages in Tudor Monastery Farm.
The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent. Its poets mark the conflict in ways that are both intensely personal and as enduring as any monument.
Snail study reveals that stress is bad for memory.
A heroic World War One soldier’s previously unknown semi-autobiographical novel has come to light following the completion of a project to archive and make public the manuscripts, poems and correspondence of Frederick William Harvey.
A new low energy mine water treatment plant promises a 50% reduction in the electricity costs of treating mine water.
A new study offers an explanation for the extraordinary run of wet summers experienced by Britain and northwest Europe between 2007 and 2012.
New research suggests that 19th C. gold mining in California remains a major contamination risk.
The Day of the Dead, also known as All Souls Day, is about commemoration. This practice of honouring and remembering the dead is observed in churches on 2 November.
A new trans-Atlantic collaboration, ‘Clean Water for All’, will bring leading water engineers from the United States and the UK together to tackle problems of providing clean, sustainable water supplies.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have teamed up with online forum Netmums in a pilot study which has shown that post natal depression can be treated effectively using online therapy.
Researchers at the University of Exeter and the AHVLA’s National Wildlife Management Centre have shown that the social lives of badgers are related to their risk of infection with bovine tuberculosis (TB).
New research indicates that American politicians are affected by the practice of fact-checking, thereby reducing the risk of misinformation and strengthening democratic accountability.
Killer whales are just one of three species – we’re one of the others ‐ that continue to live long after they’ve stopped reproducing.
More than a year after Richard III’s bones were unearthed in Leicester, the last Plantagenet king is still waiting for a resting place.
An article by researchers at the University of Exeter has shed light on the link between depression and poor parenting.
South, West and Wales consortium awarded £14.2m to nurture next generation of arts and humanities researchers
The South, West and Wales Consortium, in which the University of Exeter is joined with seven other universities – has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
In just 30 minutes, you could find out more about your health and contribute towards helping researchers make new discoveries to benefit others.
Hip-hop culture is being used as a vehicle for raising awareness about mental health at an event on Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm at Mama Stone’s in Exeter.
New technology has enabled scientists to prove that most people with Type 1 Diabetes have active beta cells, the specialised insulin-making cells found in the pancreas.
New brain imaging technology is helping researchers to bridge the gap between art and science by mapping the different ways in which the brain responds to poetry and prose.
The 250 metre high channels will help predict future of Antarctic ice
Families who care for disabled children have welcomed the news that a group that specialises in childhood disability research will continue to receive funding to take it through to 2019.
New research has revealed that individuals with the highest metabolic rates within populations should be the least pre-occupied with keeping track of changes in their environments that could lead them to sources of food.
A shark tagging project run by the University of Exeter and Scottish Natural Heritage has been shortlisted for Best Conservation Project in the Countryfile Magazine awards.
The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests.
Cuckoo finches that lay more than one egg in their victims' nests have a better chance of bamboozling host parents into fostering their parasitic young.
Researchers have developed a new mathematical model that accurately describes the evolution of ancient empires.
A beach umbrella and a tent formed an unlikely Embassy, pitched on the lawns of the Australian Parliament on Australia Day 1972, by four Aboriginal activists.
A mystery in the ocean near Antarctica has been solved by researchers who have long puzzled over how deep and mid-depth ocean waters are mixed.
On Monday 16 September, a special public debate will ask what the future holds for our past.
Universities in Lancaster, Liverpool and Exeter have joined forces with the public to produce an innovative resource to help researchers assess the impact of public involvement in research.
A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies.
A new £800,000 grant from the Medical Research Council will allow scientists to connect diverse databases and probe the links between climate, environment, and human health.
Camouflaged creatures can perform remarkable disappearing acts but new research shows that predators can learn to read camouflage.
New research from the University of Exeter and the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.
The giant cube of Islamic graffiti art, standing in front of Exeter Cathedral forms part of a University of Exeter research project which investigates how Muslim belief has developed through theology, spirituality, law and the creative arts.
A new approach to calculating the cost of damage caused by flooding is to be presented at the International Conference of Flood Resilience: Experiences in Asia and Europe at the University of Exeter.
The first systematic review of related research confirms a positive impact on cognitive function, but an inconsistent effect on mild cognitive impairment.
Declassified spy photography has uncovered a lost Roman Eastern frontier, dating from the second century AD.
A gas associated with the smell of rotten of eggs is now being proven to have widespread health benefits.
A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards the North and South Poles at a rate of nearly 3 km a year.
Increases in temperature on the Antarctic Peninsula during the latter part of the 20th century were accompanied by an acceleration in moss growth, scientists have learned.
New research suggests that children are far less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the UK than they are in the USA.
Twenty-seven basking sharks have been tagged in the second year of a project to find out more about their life cycle.
Researchers track nocturnal snail activity for the first time, using LED lights and time-lapse photography. Snails were tracked over 72 hours, with researchers measuring their speed, distance travelled and exploration habits.
Volunteering may be good for your health, reveals a large systematic review and meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter Medical School.
A US model of treating depression through a network of specialists could effectively be imported into the UK, new research has revealed.
The solution to the age old problem of snoring has been right under our noses all along: if you want a decent night’s sleep then sing for it.
Popular belief is that Churchill’s wartime speeches were received enthusiastically by almost the whole British population and that they were the decisive influence on the nation’s willingness to fight on against the Nazis.
An opportunity to experience the unfolding excavations at the largest Roman village ever found in Devon was open to members of the public on Sunday 18 August, at the site near Ipplepen in South Devon.
A partnership that supports research in Devon and Cornwall with direct benefits to patients’ health and NHS care delivery has secured £10m in funding for the next five years.
A new study published this week has found that the build-up of harmful chemicals in the body is affecting people of all social standings - not just those from economically deprived backgrounds as previously thought.
Accurate, robust and simple method of identification has potential benefits to patients, hospitals and health services around the world.
The University of Exeter today announced that IBM (NYSE: IBM), the world's largest IT and consulting services company, will be one of the first University of Exeter Strategic Corporate Partners.
Five early career academics from the University of Exeter are celebrating receiving European Grants worth a total of €6.3 million.
Two of the South West’s leading environmental research organisations will work much more closely to address some of the key questions facing the sustainable future of the ocean, which ultimately supports all life on Earth.
In recent decades there has been increased variability in yearly temperature records for large parts of Europe and North America, according to a study published in the journal Nature.
New research from the University of Exeter and King’s College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall.
An exhibition of artwork, created by Primary School Children from around Cornwall and inspired by local farmers stories, will be on display from the 27th July - 3rd August at Heartlands in Pool.
A new approach that will save energy and reduce ventilation costs in mines has been developed by the University of Exeter’s Camborne School of Mines.
University of Exeter historian Professor Jeremy Black has contributed to a new TV series about the stories of people whose enthusiasm for art, sense of adventure, and wealth built Britain’s national collection and shaped the history of the art of the nation.
True colour of exoplanet measured for the first time.
A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab.
Research carried out at the University of Exeter Medical School on the monitoring of blood pressure has received the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Paper of the Year Award in the stroke category.
The crisis in Egypt is already having a negative effect on the Syrian civil war and contributing to further destabilisation of the wider Middle East according to a major new report.
Office plants can assist in boosting staff well-being by up to 47% according to research carried out at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Exploring the idea of risk - in a short interactive documentary - forms the basis of a new project led by the University of Exeter in collaboration with viral advertising agency, Rubber Republic, Bristol.
More than a quarter of over 70s with type 2 diabetes could benefit simply from improving communication and education in the clinic, new research has revealed.
Transforming patient care and public health in Exeter for the better is the collective pledge of the new South West Health Innovation network.
First results from the analysis of eight 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets suggest that winds and clouds play an important role in the atmospheric make up of these exotic planets.
Mathematicians, climate scientists and leading policy makers from across the world are gathering this week, 1 – 5 July 2013, at the University of Exeter and the Met Office HQ in Exeter to tackle the challenging problems that forecasting the weather and the climate bring.
A new method designed to measure the aesthetic value of ecosystems has been applied in Cornwall.
Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in larval coral reef fish, according to new research from the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Liège.
The results of a new study has found that feeding wild blue tits in winter resulted in less successful breeding during the following spring.
Mindfulness – a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel – could reduce symptoms of stress and depression.
Mature males work harder and care less about female infidelity.
A study by an international team of researchers has shed light on how the rice blast fungus, Magnaporthe oryzae, invades plant tissue.
National Paracycling Champion Tom Staniford has an extremely rare condition which, until now, has puzzled his doctors.
Health organisations need to give careful consideration to schemes which encourage people with chronic diseases to seek support from peers, to avoid the potential negative effects, new research shows.
A new study has shown that a system of local electricity generation and a network of underground hot water pipes can be developed to heat buildings in Exeter.
Expressing Muslim belief through the creative arts forms the basis of an exhibition and series of live events at the University of Exeter on 11-13 June.
Study reveals significant leakage of carbon stored on land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions
When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land.
Ahead of this year’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) a team from the University of Exeter, funded by Jisc, have authored a report which gives guidance on the definition, evidence and structures required to capture research impacts and benefits.
Butterflies are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and new research has revealed that when summer weather turns bad the silver-spotted skipper battles for survival.
Colonies of gannets maintain vast exclusive fishing ranges despite doing nothing to defend their territory from rival colonies, scientists have discovered.
The University of South Carolina (USC) has one of the leading postgraduate Public History programmes in America and a group of their students and lecturers are in the UK to explore best practice in public history.
Groundbreaking research by the University of Exeter Business School reveals that female company directors defy negative gender stereotyping by astutely valuing future company performance.
2014 is the centenary commemoration of one of the most important events of the 20th century, the First World War.
Personality is not inherited from birth parents says new research on zebra finches.
There is a lack of evidence regarding the effectiveness of technologies used to reduce arsenic contamination finds research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Evidence.
Shedding light on moths: whiter street lighting attracts more moths, but some like it more than others
Like their more visible cousins the butterflies, moths are undergoing rapid population declines.
Recent reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feeds has resulted in a dramatic increase in the severe poultry disease - necrotic enteritis.
Snail shells coil in response to a lopsided protein gradient across their shell mantles, suggests research in BioMed Central’s open access journal EvoDevo.
The individualisation of drug treatments to support patients to self-manage their conditions is a concept that sits at the heart of policy, but a recent study in BMJ Open shows that there is no concrete definition of the term and consequently no cohesive understanding of what it means in practice among prescribing doctors.
A century ago thousands of women marched across Britain to Hyde Park in London as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage.
This year’s 100th Chelsea Flower Show will host an experiment to investigate whether office plants can be used to boost staff well-being and business profitability.
The offspring of parents who live to a ripe old age are more likely to live longer themselves, and less prone to cancer and other common diseases associated with ageing, a study has revealed.
Schools across Devon are becoming interactive theatres during a series of Healthy Lifestyle Weeks designed to formulate a programme which could ultimately be rolled out across all schools.
Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance - they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers.
Investigation by researchers from the University of Exeter and ETH Zurich has shed new light on a protein which is linked to a common neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
Food security is a global issue which affects us all. From production to supply, feeding a rapidly expanding population requires cutting edge technology and complex logistical networks.
While astronomers now know that exoplanets are exceedingly common in the galaxy, the mechanics by which they are formed aren’t well understood. Planetary childhood remains a mystery.
The Food Security Land Research Alliance (FSLRA) today (Friday 10 May 2013) announced that Cardiff University is to join the partnership.
Coral reefs are in decline, but their collapse can still be avoided with local and global action.
The name of a Cornish literary festival may have changed, but the involvement of University of Exeter academics literary contributions has increased.
A Middle East expert from the Strategy and Security Institute and the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter has co-authored a major report focusing on the UK’s strategic reorientation of its defence and security in the Gulf.
Problematic child-teacher relationships may be a predictor of psychological problems in later life, according to new research published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of two Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders from Exeter out of a total of 27 new awards.
New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience has revealed how Saturn keeps itself looking young and hot.
A gas associated with the smell of rotten eggs has proven to effectively reduce joint swelling, in research which could lead to advances in the treatment of arthritis.
When predicting the outcome of a fight, the big guy doesn’t always win, suggests new research on fish.
New scientific research published in the journal PLoS Biology shows that bacteria can evolve resistance more quickly when stronger antibiotics are used.
A University of Exeter Medical School scientist is part of a team to have identified patterns of epigenetic changes involved in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by studying genetically identical twins who differ in autism traits.
It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.
New research published in the journal Psychological Science has found that people living in urban areas with more green space tend to report greater wellbeing than city dwellers that don’t have parks, gardens, or other green space nearby.
Unique properties of graphene and graphExeter combine to create a new flexible, transparent, photosensitive device.
Thomas Hardy is one of the West Country’s most famous writers whose novels, such as Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the D’Urbervilles are internationally renowned.
Cornwall’s political heritage and relationship with Westminster is being explored in a new research programme.
Today, many people consider stress to be part of life, yet most of us have little understanding of what the concept means or where it comes from.
New research from the Centre for Innovation and Service Research identifies best practice in process redesign
There are many stories and anecdotes of world-class organisations that have been very successful in carrying out process redesign initiatives.
As Iran gears up for its elections in June, it is timely to have a major new book about the Islamic Republic. ‘Revolutionary Iran’ is the latest book by Dr Michael Axworthy, the Director of the University of Exeter’s Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies.
A new study has found that air pollution can shade corals from sunlight and cool the surrounding water resulting in reduced growth rates.
Older adults who categorise themselves as old and frail encourage attitudinal and behavioural confirmation of that identity.
A new study by Professor Jim Haywood, from Mathematics at the University of Exeter, and colleagues suggests that sporadic volcanic eruptions in the northern hemisphere strongly influence the sea surface temperature and cause drought in the Sahel – the area of sub-Saharan Africa, just south of the Sahara desert.
In their most basic form, remote-controlled aircraft are the perfect gadget-lover’s toy, but now their high-tech cousins have the potential to revolutionise the way ecological data are collected.
The University of Exeter has joined Easy Access IP, which promotes new ways of sharing intellectual property (IP).
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs).
Millions of people will be tucking into chocolate eggs this Easter, but very few may be aware of the Pagan influence on the Christian festival.
Teachers in schools across the globe are turning to a new philosophy to help improve the behaviour and well-being of students.
Secularists and Humanists played a critical role in the development of modern Religious Education in the 1960s and 1970s, according to new research by Education experts from the University of Exeter and University of Worcester.
A team of researchers has hosted a briefing to Parliament, focusing on the complex links between the environment and health.
Real-time information showing the locations of the threatened frigatebird is now available online thanks to a new Darwin Initiative funded study led by the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department.
Heavy rain has once again resulted in widespread flooding across the country. With climate change likely to cause further severe weather events in the coming years, methods of quickly predicting flooding will become increasingly important.
The first experimental observation of a phenomenon in quantum mechanics that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices.
Scientists will investigate the role of epigenetic processes in schizophrenia, a major cause of mental illness.
Today it is hard to imagine mid-Devon as a hotbed of political ferment but things were quite different a century ago when politicians risked physical assault in towns like Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey.
Drama has become a regular activity for Exeter’s young people in care who have joined forces with students from the University of Exeter to stage a play in Austin, Texas.
A unique collection of traditional seagoing boats in Doha, Qatar has been recorded for posterity using a 3D scanning process.
Research which seeks to understand how the brain’s electrical behaviour is linked to dementia could pave the way for better treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Scientists are to extend a popular basking shark tracking project for another year, it was announced today.
New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve performance in team sports involving bouts of high intensity exercise.
Intelligent water monitoring systems could soon be in place across Europe thanks to iWIDGET, a €5 million European Commission project that will use cutting edge smart-metering technology to improve water use efficiency.
The University of Exeter is a member of a consortium awarded £2.4M by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for urgent research into the ash dieback fungus and the genetics of resistance in ash trees.
Professor Mark Goodwin has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter. He takes up his new role on 1 August and succeeds Professor Mark Overton who becomes Dean of the Faculty of Taught Programmes.
Great films and great debates are the basis of ‘Screen Talks’, linking University of Exeter academics and the public through a programme of talks and film screenings at Exeter Picturehouse.
A technique that could take away the anxious wait by patients for breast cancer results by removing the need for a needle biopsy is to have its performance evaluated for the first time, on breast tissue and lymph nodes.
Today history was made in Cornwall as a unique project to recreate a 4000 year old boat reached its dramatic conclusion as it launched into the waters of Falmouth Harbour.
When different species of birds flock together, their flight formations are determined by social dynamics between and within species.
Climate change could lead to dozens of species of lizards becoming extinct within the next 50 years, according to new research published today.
Dr Stephen Jollands from the Business School has been given a Highly Commended Award in the 2012 Emerald/European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards.
True gender diversity is lacking in the financial services sector especially at senior management level.
UK scientists are embarking on a four-year study of flamingo behaviour to explore how their relationships could be key to improving breeding success and the overall welfare of captive flocks.
A team from the University of Exeter and the University of Bern has now found that reducing the numbers of one species of carnivore can lead to the extinction of others.
A new model suggests that inhospitable hydrodgen-sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans.
A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with the largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.
New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures.
The Centre for Energy and the Environment (CEE) based at the University of Exeter has been awarded £25,000 by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust to research the prioritisation of sustainability measures at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Since its move to Exeter, the Met Office’s partnership with the University has made Exeter an international hub of expertise in weather and climate research, with joint projects worth over £30 million in various stages of development.
Early access to hip replacement is cost-effective and provides significant benefits for patients' quality of life, a study has shown.
Pioneering new research in robotic surgery is forging ahead thanks to a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.
Medical Schools across the South West have teamed up to offer a scheme which aims to foster a research culture among doctors and dentists entering the NHS.
Once upon a time, is a classic opening phrase for children’s stories and the adventures they entail.
The Business School has won a bid for European research funds to work on ‘sustainability-driven innovation’ (SDI). Research and training in Exeter will concentrate on Biomimicry, creating business innovations inspired by nature.
How come a wonderful person like you is still single? Research from the University of Exeter has revealed that single people feel worse about being single when they think about themselves as the odd ones out.
The official launch of the Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) is taking place today, Tuesday 12 February, at a reception being held at Church House Conference Centre in Westminster.
Tropical rainforests are often called the “lungs of the planet” because they generally draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.
UK's most confident and successful corporate managers live abroad during their formative years, new research reveals
Corporate managers widely exposed to more than one culture during their formative years (up until 23 years of age) are more likely to be confident taking difficult and risky decisions, such as acquisitions, new research from the University of Exeter Business School reveals.
Many Caribbean coral reefs have either stopped growing or are on the threshold of starting to erode, new evidence has revealed.
A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter has invented a new fibre which changes colour when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements, which create the bright iridescent blue colour of a tropical plant’s fruit.
The new Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) , a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Institute for Fiscal Studies funded by the ESRC, HMRC, and HMT, is hosting its first international workshop on Jan 28-29.
Screenplays of Laurence Olivier’s unmade film version of Macbeth, widely thought to have been lost, have been uncovered by a University of Exeter academic.
A new report by the University of Exeter Medical School researchers sheds light on how health and social care arrangements can avoid hospital admissions or enable people to leave hospital earlier.
The Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter today announced a formal collaboration, bringing together a high concentration of research expertise and capability in the South West of England and Wales.
Many people view pigeons as pests, or even ‘rats with wings’ - but according to one student, they are ‘super doves’.
Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete.
University of Exeter historian to examine one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution in an hour long programme on BBC Two.
A study that aims to investigate how the brain processes stress and creates memories of psychologically stressful events will begin shortly thanks to funding of £758,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council.
A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.
A historian from the University of Exeter has won the best essay accepted for publication in Historically Speaking, an American academic journal.
New ways of making and using the wonder material graphene will be identified through pioneering work by engineers and scientists at the University of Exeter and Bath.
Policy-makers have been warned that premature military action in Syria could lead to uncontrolled access to weapons of mass destruction and a prolonged, bitter insurgency following any intervention that resulted in the sudden collapse of the Syrian security forces.
A University of Exeter expert has been awarded a five-year fellowship grant for a green engineering research aimed at developing a new approach to water management in UK cities.
Sleeping away from the family home is linked to health risks for badgers, new research by the University of Exeter and the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) has revealed.
Male birds use their song to dupe females they have just met by pretending they are in excellent physical condition.
A book by a medical historian from the University of Exeter has been shortlisted for the Longman/History Today Book Prize 2013.
“Oh yes it is”: Pantomime season is gathering momentum in theatres around the country.
A University of Exeter physicist has inspired hundreds of African school children to engage with science during a whirlwind outreach tour to Malawi.
Two prestigious awards have been presented to projects in which University of Exeter scientists are helping to develop groundbreaking methods to monitor the success of restoration of the South West’s upland peatlands.
The custom of making resolutions for the New Year goes back to the Medieval period. As the year end approaches, a University of Exeter historian has shed light on how the future was predicted centuries ago.
The health benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly, where residents gather together regularly to drink water, owe as least as much to the social nature of the activity as to the value of drinking water itself, an investigation by psychologists has shown.
Scientists have discovered new evidence about the evolution of viruses, in work that will change our understanding about the control of infectious diseases such as winter flu.
New evidence from a four-year field study has shown that BCG vaccination reduces the risk of tuberculosis infection in unvaccinated badger cubs in vaccinated groups, as well as in badgers that received the vaccine.
Cognitive behavioural therapy proves effective at reducing depression in people who have not responded to antidepressants
Antidepressants are the most widely used treatment for people with moderate to severe depression.
A UK-led team of researchers has identified 15 issues that could affect the diversity of life on Earth in 2013.
University of Exeter historian Professor Andrew Thompson has been selected as one of the new Leadership Fellows for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
The Green Energy Awards 2012, organised by the not-for-profit environmental organisation RegenSW, gave recognition to six companies and researchers out of a possible 130 throughout the South West.
Researchers have identified four new genetic regions that influence birth weight, providing further evidence that genes as well as maternal nutrition are important for growth in the womb.
Moustaches from the classic handlebar to the dramatic Dali are soon to be cut short as the month of Mo’vember draws to a close, and clean shaven faces return from their period of charitable exile.
Light pollution is often associated with negative effects on wildlife.
New research has revealed a significant gap between what the government claims are the biggest security threats facing the UK and the fears of the population.
New research shows that concerns about governmental failure to act effectively and fairly in the aftermath of extreme weather events can affect the degree to which residents are willing to protect themselves.
Preventive medicine, cancer and body image are the issues which will be explored in a creatively focused event at the University of Exeter on 27 November.
£2 million research boost for Exeter scientists is part of major international push to help the world’s poorest farmers
University of Exeter scientists have received a £2 million boost to their efforts to tackle crop diseases that affect farmers globally – from Sub Saharan Africa to South West England.
A new app which encourages people to say “good morning Mr Magpie” via their mobile phone will help scientists evaluate the benefits which birds bring to the quality of human life.
Playing football or running for at least three hours a week could help teenagers counteract the potential damage to their bone health caused by prolonged spells of sitting.
Unique works of art created using specialist equipment at the University of Exeter are on display in an exhibition which showcases the diverse potential of the technology.
Scientists have conducted the first study into the ecological effects of a variety of energy-saving options to reduce overnight street lighting.
Three incidents of armed conflict in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan form the focus of a major new research project assessing the effect of conflict management in Central Asia and how this affects the development of relationships with these young countries.
The impact of climate change on many aspects of cultural life for people all over the world is not being sufficiently accounted for by scientists and policy-makers.
Long-forgotten letters, papers and manuscripts detailing the life and times of a heroic First World War poet have been discovered in a house in Gloucestershire which has remained virtually unchanged for 80 years.
The UK could gain an edge in the race to become the most efficient converters of waste into energy when a £4million research project comes to fruition.
With Ireland’s ‘Decade of Commemorations’ underway, historians at the University of Exeter and Goldsmiths, University of London have created a special website to gather information and knowledge about Ireland’s involvement in the First World War.
A University of Exeter academic has been hailed as one of Europe’s best young researchers when she received an award in recognition of her work in making complex science easily accessible.
Literature is being used to assist vulnerable and homeless people to view their past and future in alternative and more positive ways.
As part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC’s) Festival of Social Science, the University of Exeter is holding several events to share their research in mental and physical health with the wider public.
Four of Europe’s most promising scientists from the University of Exeter have received a total of more than €5 million to advance cutting-edge research which will help develop a deeper understanding of the world.
Dr Annette Plaut from the University of Exeter is swapping a lab coat for legislation as she visits Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw at the House of Commons.
A new performance by a University of Exeter Drama lecturer that is somewhere between stand-up comedy and theatre is being performed at the Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter 30 October to 3 November.
An American scientist at the University of Exeter is assessing the impact of the mega storm resulting from Hurricane Sandy as it rips through his homeland.
A play that looks at the metaphorical connections between coastal erosion and memory loss provides the basis for the latest play by University of Exeter Senior Drama Lecturer Rebecca Loukes’ award winning company, RedCape Theatre.
The world’s largest collection of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) poetry may soon be available on a smart device App, as part of a project initiated by the University of Exeter.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have been heavily involved in developing a school which is in the national top ten for energy efficiency.
New research carried out by scientists at Universities in Exeter, France and Switzerland reveals for the first time the importance of social networking in producing a successful family.
What is the best way for people in the UK to have access to affordable, secure and sustainable energy?
University academic works with manufacturing giant on project to influence consumer recycling behaviour
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) recently announced the details of a new project led by Dr Stewart Barr in Geography which will try to understand household recycling behaviours.
A new project working with communities and primary schools to explore and rediscover Cornwall’s rural past through storytelling has been given the go ahead.
Psychology Professor Huw Williams has authored a major new report, published today, on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood.
Playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke.
Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School have for the first time identified the mechanism that protects us from developing uncontrollable fear.
We will soon know more than ever before about what lies beneath the water at some of Cornwall’s top beauty spots, thanks to University of Exeter students from the Cornwall Campus.
University of Exeter scientist Dr Fiona Mathews has discovered one of Britain’s rarest mammals living in East Devon.
The impact of crop pesticides on honeybee colonies is unlikely to cause colony collapse, according to a paper in the journal Science.
Athletes competing this summer have benefited from an unlikely ingredient to fuel their Olympic and Paralympic success.
Scientists have found the answer to why female killer whales have the longest menopause of any non-human species - to care for their adult sons.
Artists, scientists and policy makers will come together at the third Creative Coast Forum event at the University of Exeter on 10 September.
Blanket bogs, which provide vital habitats for a unique range of plants, birds, small mammals, reptiles and amphibians, are at risk of declining as a result of climate change.
The family justice system is currently going through major change and the role of children in the legal process forms the focus of a series of debates, lectures and workshops at the University of Exeter.
Firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire Service Red Watch have taken part in the Exeter 10,000 project, run by the National Institute for Health Research Exeter Clinical Research Facility (CRF), University of Exeter Medical School (formerly Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry).
Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence.
The menopause evolved, in part, to prevent competition between a mother and her new daughter-in-law, according to research published in the journal Ecology Letters.
A research team from King’s College London and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified how a genetic mutation acts during the development of nerves responsible for controlling eye muscles, resulting in movement disorders such as Duane Syndrome, a form of squint.
Excavations are underway to unearth the mysteries of Devon’s newly discovered settlement dating back to Roman times.
South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper in the journal Nature.
A research team from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge has for the first time established a link between high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA) and severe coronary artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries).
When a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon follow, according to new research.
For the countryside to avoid becoming as homogenised as the High Street we need to learn from how it evolved; according to a new book by a University of Exeter archaeologist.
University of Exeter geographers have helped shape a series of new artworks and special free events for visitors to Hive Beach, Dorset, to enjoy this summer.
Rapid rates of coral reef growth have been identified in sediment-laden marine environments, conditions previously believed to be detrimental to reef growth.
University of Exeter scientists are undertaking the first ever study of its kind to investigate how the way dairy cows interact with one another impacts on their health and productivity.
A University of Exeter scientist is bringing together his passions for physics and surfing with research that could inspire a host of new technologies.
To win a second term in office, President Obama needs to persuade voters that he is still 'one of them' – and recapture some of the charisma that helped propel him to the top four years ago.
Snack consumption and BMI are linked to both brain activity and self-control, new research has found.
The number of basking sharks recorded in Britain’s seas could be increasing, decades after being protected from commercial hunting in the late 20th century.
Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, will present the findings of a new study suggesting a link between binge drinking in older adults and the risk of developing dementia.
A groundbreaking book presents new evidence that challenges the way we understand British and Irish responses to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914.
University of Exeter scientists are part of a team investigating the movements of large sharks visiting Scottish waters.
A research programme exploring the effectiveness and value for money of agri-environment schemes found that a relatively small amount of training for farmers could significantly improve their environmental outcome.
What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that were asked when the financial system crashed in 2008.
Social birds that forgo breeding to help to raise the offspring of other group members are far more likely care for their own close relatives than for more distant kin, a new study has found.
A physicist whose University of Exeter career spans 40 years has been awarded the Faraday Medal of the Institute of Physics.
The University of Exeter’s ambitious prehistoric boat building project has reached a milestone with the laying of the keel, which forms the backbone of the vessel.
Producing strong, lightweight and complex parts for car manufacturing and the aerospace industry is set to become cheaper and more accurate thanks to a new technique developed by engineers from the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter scientist is part of a team of astronomers that has seen dramatic changes in the upper atmosphere of a faraway planet, using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
The concept of responsibility is being used by politicians as a distraction from the real problems in society, which have to do with inequality according to research from the University of Exeter.
The energy generated from our oceans could be doubled using new methods for predicting wave power.
The University of Exeter, SSE, Consumer Focus and WWF, along with representatives from 20 other organisations, have published the results of a series of roundtables on UK energy policy.
The University of Exeter is furthering our understanding of the causes and treatments of diseases.
The University of Exeter’s Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM) has teamed up with the Exeter Phoenix to offer 30 artists from across the South West the opportunity to explore the possibilities of making work in the emerging technology of 3D printing.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have made a new discovery that they hope might lead to effective control of rice blast disease.
We need to eat less meat and recycle our waste to rebalance the global carbon cycle and reduce our risk of dangerous levels of climate change
Carbon stored in Arctic tundra could be released into the atmosphere by new trees growing in the warmer region, exacerbating climate change, scientists have revealed.
New research from psychologists at the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff shows that people can train their brains to become less impulsive, resulting in less risk-taking during gambling.
Ice extended further across the UK than previously thought and played a part in sculpting the rocky landscape of Dartmoor in South West England during the last Ice Age, according to new research which challenges previously held theories.
Our attitude towards our age has a massive impact on the likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia.
A University of Exeter team has developed new software tools for helping prioritise efforts in species conservation.
University of Exeter biologist Dr Ceri Lewis is supporting a national campaign to get marine science on the agenda of Britain’s schools.
Current clinical guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Type 2 diabetes is popularly associated with obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. However, just as there are obese people without type 2 diabetes, there are lean people with the disease.
Ambitions to make the South West of England a centre of global significance in the arena of food security and land research have been boosted thanks to a state-of-the-art farm research facility in North Devon.
Renewable Energy academics and students from the Cornwall Campus, near Falmouth recently visited Guernsey on a field trip to make a high level strategic assessment of the island's renewable energy potential.
The University of Exeter’s Professor of Education Wendy Robinson has won a prestigious doctoral studentship award from the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has today announced the recipients of its first ever Fellowships in Manufacturing.
Street lighting is transforming communities of insects and other invertebrates, according to research by the University of Exeter.
Our ‘gut feelings’ influence our decisions, overriding ‘rational’ thought, when we are faced with financial offers that we deem to be unfair, according to a new study.
HRH The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) has presented a Whitley Award for inspirational conservation leadership to University of Exeter research fellow Joanna Alfaro Shigueto for her work to build a better future for Pacific coast wildlife and fishing communities.
Professor David Stephenson and Professor Jim Haywood in Mathematics at the University of Exeter have won prestigious research prizes from the Royal Meteorological Society.
A University of Exeter scientist has joined a landmark effort to sequence the genome of a South American butterfly.
The University of Exeter and University College Falmouth will be showcasing creativity, originality and ground-breaking research in all sorts of ways for the local community and visitors to Falmouth to enjoy between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 19 May 2012.
Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray.
Threats to the stability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet have been revealed by new research involving the University of Exeter.
An international research team including an Exeter scientist has used the latest DNA sequencing technology to trace a devastating pathogen back to its likely origin of China.
A unique collection of nineteenth century visual teaching aids belonging to the University of Exeter has been rediscovered after more than six decades.
University of Exeter physicist Professor Steve Eichhorn has won the Rosenhain Medal in recognition of his distinguished achievement in materials science.
The most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity has been invented by a team from the University of Exeter.
An international team of scientists has uncovered the first evidence of a non-human species cultivating plants for use other than as food.
University of Exeter spin-out company Simpleware Ltd has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its new approach to converting 3D image data into high-quality computer models (CAD, Rapid Prototype, CFD and Finite Element models).
Understanding the damage that pollution causes to both wildlife and human health is set to become much easier thanks to a new green-glowing zebrafish.
Joanna Alfaro-Shigueto, from Lima (Peru) has been named as a finalist in one of the world’s most prestigious wildlife conservation competitions - the Whitley Awards.
An exhibition offering a unique insight into the business of repairing everyday objects opens at the University of Exeter on 11 April.
A consortium of researchers, headed by the University of Exeter Business School has been awarded £1.5 million by the Research Council UK to undertake research into the digital economy.
In the face of mass deforestation of the Amazon, we could learn from its earliest inhabitants who managed their farmland sustainably.
Following a huge amount of interest in the potential for personalised 3D chocolate, Dr Liang Hao from the University of Exeter has founded Choc Edge Ltd, a company which will develop and sell its unique 3D chocolate printers to the world.
The University of Exeter has been awarded £300,000 to become a centre of excellence for public engagement in research.
Six local schools are changing the way in which Religious Education is taught, thanks to a pioneering new approach to learning developed by researchers from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education.
A University of Exeter team is adapting the UK Met Office’s weather and climate model to study the atmospheric properties of planets orbiting other stars.
The South West region is set to benefit from a new £3.6 million building dedicated to researching treatments for mood disorders such as depression and Bipolar Disorder.
Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing.
More schools should consider adopting bilingual education for part of their teaching, according to a language education expert from the University of Exeter.
An academic from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education has contributed to a national debate on how we can improve literacy among school children.
An unmanned aircraft has captured hundreds of images of Exmoor’s peatlands, revealing the condition of this rare environment as never seen before.
A University of Exeter team will deliver an ambitious programme to protect the unique flora and fauna of Ascension Island.
Researchers from the Centre for Sport Leisure and Tourism Research (CSLTR) will be showcasing their latest findings in a high profile event in London on Monday April 23 2012.
Scientists have found that bacteria have the potential to teach valuable investment lessons.