A new study reveals the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia – famous for its wildlife – was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age.
Pupils from Westcountry schools used genetic processes commonly seen in TV crime dramas to help solve the mystery of who is sabotaging Devon’s very own Bake Off.
University of Exeter researcher Dr Katie Lunnon has won the Early Career Investigator of the Year Award at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2017.
The evolution of land animals has been shaped by barriers such as oceans and mountains which have divided them and sent them down different genetic paths.
The remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the Westcountry rodents have now won a top national award.
Amounts and sugar content of nectar vary between commercial varieties of oilseed rape (OSR) produced with different breeding systems, when tested in the glasshouse.
The University of Exeter will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) with a celebratory public event at the Streatham Campus.
A pioneering new project which seeks to tackle potential barriers faced by students with vocational qualifications when they enter higher education, has received a significant funding boost.
A world expert in diabetes will deliver a lecture presented as the top international science award by Diabetes UK.
People with diabetes could benefit from digital ‘risk calculators’ in the future that help healthcare professionals prescribe the best combination of medicine for each person.
The University of Exeter has undertaken a week of engagement work with institutions and supporters across the European continent.
Students from the University of Exeter are joining forces with a local charity by distributing unsold food to the city’s homeless community.
Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter.
The Amazon rainforest was shaped by ancient people who lived there, new research reveals.
A world expert in measuring brain function will give his first lecture at the University of Exeter.
The social and environmental outputs of woodlands play a much broader role in the economy than is often recognised, according to a new Research Report by the University of Exeter for the Forestry Commission.
Experts will collect the most extensive archive to date of children’s school work as part of a major project seeking to track how the way they use language changes as they get older.
Efforts to conserve the remaining fragments of the great Forest of Caledon in Scotland may be doomed to fail unless a new strategy is rapidly adopted, new research suggests.
An international team of researchers has identified a core set of genes involved in the responses of honey bees to multiple diseases caused by viruses and parasites.
The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change is unlikely to lead to more severe winter weather across Northern Europe, new research has shown.
Gang warfare is not unique to humans – banded mongooses do it too.
A proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) off Scotland’s west coast would help basking sharks, researchers say.
People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research.
A new plan to protect Myanmar’s diverse marine life has been announced.
People with cystic fibrosis could benefit from being prescribed personalised exercise plans by healthcare professionals, according to experts at the University of Exeter.
A University of Exeter researcher has just been awarded nearly £800,000 to find out why Type 1 diabetes develops in babies.
Warming seawaters threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially devastating implications for many reef species and the human communities that reefs support.
Rising temperatures could accelerate climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in ponds and increasing the methane they release, new research shows.
Gene editing techniques developed in the last five years could help in the battle against cancer and inherited diseases.
The winter habits of Britain’s basking sharks have been revealed for the first time.
Experts are seeking volunteers to test a research-based app that aims to help users curb cravings for unhealthy foods and lose weight.
The first comprehensive guide covering the legal rules of behaviour in cyberspace, which will be used by governments around the world, has been published by a University of Exeter academic.
Listening to five minutes of West African or Indian pop music can give the listener more positive attitudes towards those cultures, research from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has found.
Growing up in tough conditions can make wild animals live longer, new research suggests.
Endangered penguins are foraging for food in the wrong places due to fishing and climate change, research led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cape Town has revealed.
The University of Exeter has launched its most ambitious philanthropic Campaign to date to reinforce its position as one of the leading research institutions worldwide.
Prominent divorce lawyer Baroness Shackleton is funding new University of Exeter research which could help uncover the secret of finding life-long love.
The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.
Increasing the water table could help to slow down global warming, boost crop yields and preserve peat soils, according to a new study.
The University of Exeter is part of a pan-European partnership worth almost 30 million Euros to improve the prevention and management of Diabetic Kidney Disease.
LED street lighting can be tailored to reduce its impacts on the environment, according to new research by the University of Exeter.
Nobel Laureates to deliver keynote speeches at Living Systems Institute Opening International Symposium
Two Nobel Laureates will deliver keynote speeches at a prestigious international scientific symposium celebrating the opening of the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute (LSI).
A new questionnaire based on emoticon-style facial expressions could help teachers and others who work with children as young as four to engage them on their happiness levels in the classroom.
Danger from predators causes animals to form stronger friendships, according to new research.
A low level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth’s middle ages held back evolution for two billion years, raising fresh questions about the origins of life on this planet.
83 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study.
Virtual reality could hold the key to unlocking an affordable, reliable and effective device to provide early diagnosis and management of schizophrenia.
Urgent need to check how males and females respond differently to ocean acidification.
The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, scientists at the University of Exeter have discovered.
Research suggests the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.
Public invited to take part in a national survey on whether beavers should be reintroduced permanently into Britain
A revolutionary Cancer Research UK-funded project will investigate ways of bringing new and improved cancer diagnostic tests to GPs.
Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.
The number of mammals used in animal testing could be cut dramatically and replaced with moth larvae.
We all need contacts – how organelles hug in cells
GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists.
Prehistoric mega-lake sediment offers key insight into how inland regions responded to ‘super-greenhouse’ event
Sediment found at the site of one of the largest lakes in Earth’s history could provide a fascinating new insight into how inland regions responded to global climate change millions of years ago.
With an alarming growth in antibiotic resistance and doctors increasingly having to resort to last-chance antibiotics to save patients, is there a better way for hospitals to manage antibiotic treatment regimens?
Research has provided a fascinating insight in the quest to determine whether temperature or water availability is the most influential factor in determining the success of global, land-based carbon sinks.
Mass livestock production is driving molecular changes in diseases that could lead to human pandemics, according to an expert from the University of Exeter.
A long-running research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle.
An international research team have found that mother-daughter conflict can explain why killer whales are one of only three known species of mammal, including humans, to go through the menopause.
Study of Amish and Saudi Arabian families finds mutations in HYAL2 gene that impact development.
New research challenges previous findings that any single aspect of diet or lifestyle can be targeted to reduce the risk of obesity in adults with a high genetic risk of putting on weight.
Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.
Just two months ago, Marcus was drinking up to seven bottles of wine a night and regularly blacking out, sometimes finding himself in police custody.
A treatment billed as a potential breakthrough in the fight against disease, including cancer, could back-fire and make the disease fitter and more damaging, new research has found.
Family squabbles over Christmas? Re-playing arguments in detail may be the best way to cope with them.
Re-playing an argument in your head and recalling what happened in detail can be therapeutic and prevent you getting quarrels out of proportion, or becoming depressed and anxious as a result.
Three outstanding academics at the University of Exeter have been recognised with prestigious awards in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.
Researchers have found evidence that could shed new light on the complex community of trillions of microorganisms living in all our guts, and how they interact with our bodies.
Ash trees which can resist the killer dieback fungus may be more vulnerable to attacks by insects, according to new research.
The majority of teachers and support staff lack the time and training they need to support students who self-harm, according to a new report co-led by the University of Exeter.
New regulations requiring companies to report pay gaps between men and women are potentially “superficial” and will not necessarily tackle the complex reasons why females still have lower salaries.
A partnership of three research institutions, led by the University of Exeter, has secured a £5m award to help protect the beautiful natural resources and the jobs dependent on them in the South West.
As Britain voted for Brexit amid furious debate over migration, trillions of migrants were coming and going, unseen by all but the sharpest eyes.
Male bumblebees leave home and fly away without looking back, making no effort to remember the location of the nest, researchers at the University of Exeter have found.
The mystery of how Father Christmas can deliver presents to 700 million children in one night, fit down the chimney and arrive without being seen or heard has been ‘solved’ by a physicist.
New public sector energy company announced for Devon.
A University of Exeter research paper on using mobile phones to manage disease outbreaks has won a prestigious prize.
Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’
Science behind lightning strikes right note in festive family event hosted at the University of Exeter
Families from across the South West were given a dazzling flash of inspiration and entertainment during a special festive treat, organised jointly by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the University of Exeter.
The first stage of a commuter-driven initiative designed to help reduce traffic congestion has revealed some fascinating results, organisers have said.
The University of Exeter is part of a South-West consortium of universities and colleges that has won £5.5 million in funding to inspire young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education.
A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has demonstrated the vital role oceans play in the planet’s changing climate.
The University of Exeter has been awarded a first-class score for environmental and ethical performance in the People & Planet 2016 university league table.
Mothers who have repetitive and self-focused negative thoughts about their own problems can have poorer-quality relationships with their babies, new research from the University of Exeter shows.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have studied the findings from beach litter surveys carried out over a ten year period.
A ground-breaking technique which allows green spaces to be mapped in 3D from an aircraft could boost biodiversity, aid human wellbeing and even help protect rainforests.
The first licensed vaccine for the potentially life-threatening dengue virus should only be used in moderate-to high impacted regions, new research has predicted.
Almost 10,000 UK stroke patients a year could benefit from a new procedure, according to research presented today at the UK Stroke Forum Conference in Liverpool.
The pioneering and world-leading research conducted at the University of Exeter’s state-of-the-art Living Systems Institute (LSI) will form the basis of the latest high-profile Global Conversation event.
One of the world’s leading Renewable Energy experts has received a prestigious international award, in recognition to his ground-breaking research into ocean energy and technology.
Top scientists will put their minds to Christmas conundrums at a family friendly science event in Falmouth on Wednesday 14 December.
Shops are bursting with toys, mince pies are on the menu and radios are blasting out Christmas tunes – so it’s time for another festive favourite: lying to children.
The University of Exeter has agreed to sign an agreement with the Chinese government that will see hundreds of China's best students study in Devon and Cornwall over the next decade and beyond.
Bird feeders visited more often in suburban gardens than terraced streets.
New project aims to strengthen creative and cultural economy in South West England and South East Wales
A new project to broker partnerships between the arts and humanities sector and universities in South West England and South East Wales to generate economic growth has received funding.
Runners who wear trainers with no cushioning and land on the ball of their foot rather than the heel put significantly less demand on their bodies, new research suggests.
An Exeter research facility which puts people at its heart has received nearly £6 million in funding over the next five years.
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
Powerful art and artefacts from Syria and the chance to hear from a doctor detained by the Assad regime are part of a series of events at the University of Exeter.
The inventors of the term “glass cliff” – which appears on the shortlist for the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year 2016 – say it has found fame because it resonates for so many women.
A world-leading social scientist from the University of Exeter has been appointed to an influential global research group, designed to pioneer new ways to tackle some of today’s greatest challenges.
Enabling people with dementia to maintain control of the decisions surrounding their care is key to avoiding isolation, according to a new report by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
One of the world’s foremost marine pollution experts has welcomed today’s (Monday) announcement that there will be a Government review into the impact of microplastics on human health.
Experts at the University of Exeter will join forces with 15 other organisations worldwide to drive action on climate change given potential “catastrophic risk to human health”.
Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research suggests.
The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be boosted by reducing a crop’s demand for pollinators, new research has shown.
The first assessment of underwater noise in the UK marine environment has been carried out by a research partnership including the University of Exeter.
The Prince of Wales has praised the work of University of Exeter experts to help support small family farms.
The Vice Chancellor met with Professor Darren Croft and Dr Deborah Giles at the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Islands USA to talk about the work they have been doing.
The final section of a sophisticated wave energy device has been successfully installed by a collaborative research team in the Bay of Biscay, on the northern coast of Spain.
Hundreds of bat deaths at on-shore windfarms in the UK could be prevented by better risk assessments and simple changes to the operation of turbines.
Bees use a variety of senses and memory of previous experiences when deciding where to forage for pollen, research by the University of Exeter suggests.
A large-scale study of Caribbean coral has yielded discoveries on the pairing process between an endangered coral and the microscopic symbiotic algae they rely on for survival.
If people continue using and changing land over the next century in the same way they currently do, soils will have limited potential to counter the effect of climate change.
South West England and South East Wales can lead the UK and compete with the world in the areas of advanced engineering and digital innovation, and has called for targeted government investment in these areas.
Moving poetry in now forgotten Lancashire regional dialects written generations ago is being uncovered by a University of Exeter academic.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and the University of Exeter sealed new strategic collaborations during meetings in Vancouver in October.
Professor David Butler, Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems, has been appointed as a trustee of a vital South West environmental charity.
Shedding a few pounds might be a good strategy in the human dating game, but for crickets the opposite is true.
The ash dieback fungus could spread more quickly and affect more trees than previously expected, according to research at the University of Exeter.
Scientists could harness the power of evolution to stop mosquitoes spreading malaria, according to new research by the University of Exeter and the University of California, Berkeley.
The University of Exeter’s new dedicated unit to facilitate and conduct clinical trials in health research will officially launch next month.
Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops may be unfounded, research by the University of Exeter suggests.
The public have been urged to help solve the mystery of why one of Britain’s best-loved animals, the hedgehog, is in decline.
A University of Exeter academic has won a prestigious prize which will allow her to write a major cultural history of the emergence of English Romanticism.
Fish farms may hold key to studying the impact of rising CO2 on marine life, and if fish could adapt to climate change.
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1.5 million by Wellcome to enable translation of findings from its world-leading research programmes into improvements in human health on a global scale.
A change in the patterns of tropical storms is threatening the future of the Mekong River delta in Vietnam, indicating a similar risk to other deltas around the world, new research shows.
The tumultuous region between two stars has been revealed for the first time, thanks to state of the art infrared imaging techniques.
A University of Exeter academic is helping to rehabilitate prisoners in high security Kenyan jails by teaching them to practice mindfulness.
The University of Exeter has more than doubled the amount of research funding it receives from Research Councils UK (RCUK), bucking the trend for falling government investment in research in the university sector.
A new analysis shows that social norms can cross tipping points faster if new behaviour is difficult for others to ignore.
Fish may have regional accents and use slightly different “chatter” in different parts of the world.
A photographic display of magnificent examples of 19th-century facial hair and a special version of the pantomime Bluebeard are part of a new exhibition.
Some of the most iconic giants of the animal kingdom, such as the imperious African elephant and the majestic lion, are most vulnerable to the detrimental impact of human expansion.
New methods of genome editing which could increase food production rates in farmed animals require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to a University of Exeter expert.
Three outstanding early-career scientists from the University of Exeter have been bestowed with prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society.
New research finds genetic differences that help to explain why some babies are born bigger or smaller than others.
Coastal dwelling marine wildlife, including crabs, lobsters and shellfish, which play a crucial role in the food chain, are more vulnerable to harmful plastic pollution than previously expected.
Medical historians and social scientists helping to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems
Researchers at the University of Exeter will work with the World Health Organization to tackle the world’s most pressing public health problems.
Exeter has been named the top university in the South West in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
Calling someone a nippy or ninnycock today might not cause much offence – but hundreds of years ago if you wanted to be rude these were among a rich choice of crude words available.
Foraging seabirds use oceanic fronts as an efficient means to forage for food, according to an international study that could help safeguard the future of protected species.
Physical activity in natural environments, or ‘green exercise’, is estimated to provide health benefits of £2.2 billion a year to the English adult population.
Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification blamed for risk to some of Britain’s best loved species
New research presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) meeting in Munich, Germany (12-16 September) shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes.
Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research.
Experts hope to uncover the hidden secrets of ancient Amazon tribes and their effect on modern vegetation using revolutionary new drone technology.
A team of scientists has discovered an unexpected disruption in one of the most repeatable atmospheric patterns.
The effects of man-made climate change can hamper scientific projections of how key global weather patterns will act in the future, a new study has revealed.
Ground breaking research shows teens burn up to 500 less calories in puberty
Fishers in Central Africa often cover hundreds of miles in very basic boats without engines searching for food to feed their families and make a living, a new study shows.
A world-leading diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has won a top international Diabetes prize in recognition of his research and its worldwide impact on patient care.
A University of Exeter expert has welcomed the announcement by the Government today that plastic microbeads in cosmetics will be banned.
A gas that was formerly known for its noxious qualities could help people with diabetes recover from heart and blood vessel complications.
An international study has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia.
A student with close ties to Bangladesh has just returned from a research mission to raise awareness of the damaging culture of child marriage.
Dementia researchers have been awarded £91,500 to purchase a new laser to create a state-of-the-art microscope, transforming their ability to image the brain.
A University of Exeter academic has welcomed calls from MPs for a ban on the use of microbeads in cosmetics because of the marine pollution they are causing.
Invasions from alien species threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world’s poorest nations.
Scientists develop interactive game demonstrating impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Scientists and games developers have joined forces to help communicate the impact of climate change on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The impact of climate change on global seawater conditions could change the rules of sperm competition for many important marine species.
Scientists have tracked the behaviour of seabirds migrating across the Atlantic to better understand how these animals use the marine environment.
The evolution of the first land plants including mosses may explain a long-standing mystery of how Earth’s atmosphere became enriched with oxygen.
The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, and the more likely we are to stay healthy in our sixties and seventies.
A University of Exeter marine biologist has won a prestigious award for his world-class work in the field of fish ecology.
Drones will be used to discover more about the social lives of killer whales and help conserve these amazing mammals, which are at risk of extinction.
Retired holidaymakers are needed to take part in new research which aims to discover how giving up work has affected their tourism choices.
Research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by a local ambulance service trust.
An expert on the psychology of political crisis is to receive this year’s Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge from the British Psychological Society.
The University of Exeter will host global research leaders in the field of behavioural ecology on July 28 to August 3.
People feeling low or depressed are being offered the opportunity to take part in a study exploring the effectiveness of a simple new therapy online.
Researchers are urging people who experienced the 1976 drought to share their stories of how they coped during the most severe water shortage in living memory.
High chance that current atmospheric greenhouse concentrations commit to warmings greater than 1.5 °C
Current levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations warm air temperatures overland by over 1.5°C.
A simple and inexpensive therapy is equally as effective at treating depression as the “gold standard” of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Getting regular exercise can lower the risk of cognitive decline and can even change our brain structure.
A scientist from the University of Exeter has helped to identify a male-killing microbe in a tropical butterfly called the African Queen.
Traumatic brain injury costs a total of £15 billion nationally every year and puts young people at higher risk of poor mental health and offending.
The independent Committee on Climate Change today concludes that the impacts of climate change are already being felt in the UK, and urgent action is required to address climate-related risks.
A major new independent study commissioned by The Prince’s Countryside Fund into the future of small family farms across the UK, has revealed a steep decline in numbers since the beginning of the century.
A long-term plan for managing noise in shallow parts of the ocean such as Falmouth Bay is needed to protect the environment, scientists have said.
Improvements to the way that Army Reserve Forces are trained and supported are needed if recruitment targets are to be met.
Scientists in Exeter are inviting the public to a free meeting on Wednesday 6 July to discuss current dementia research.
Gardeners turning to the internet for advice about Japanese knotweed are likely to find a wide range of potentially misleading advice.
A marine pollution expert from the University of Exeter has given a high level presentation at the United Nations headquarters.
A University of Exeter lecturer has been honoured with a medal and prize for his outstanding contribution to experimental Physics.
Victims need clearer information on what they can expect in the aftermath of major flooding from the government and other authorities, new University of Exeter research shows.
Human use of artificial light is causing Spring to come at least a week early in the UK.
Families affected by rare conditions or cancer across the South West are having their genomes sequenced as part of a national research bid.
A flock of cranes that ended up at the centre of a once-in-200-year flood has given researchers a rare insight into how wildlife copes with extreme weather.
Too many females in a wild pheasant harem harms the ability of the group to spot predators, experts from the University of Exeter have found.
A University of Exeter scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, while others stay nasty.
Scientists need more credible and relevant information to help communities become more resilient to extreme weather events such as floods.
One of Exeter Cathedral’s greatest treasures – and the focus of new research by a University of Exeter expert – has been honoured for its ‘outstanding significance’ to British history.
Researchers at the University of Exeter are inviting groups of people from across Cornwall to take part in a fun experiment.
Millions of moths that destroy vegetable crops have been spotted in Cornwall by a University of Exeter expert.
The rising concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has passed a symbolic threshold early due to the fastest annual increase on record.
Carbon dioxide emissions from dry and oxygen-rich environments are likely to play a much greater role in controlling future rates of climate change.
Nesting birds time their escape from an approaching predator depending on how well camouflaged their eggs and their own bodies are.
Birds copy one another when trying new foods but will take more risks when doing so at different times of year.
Humans could become better at switching between tasks if they behaved more like pigeons.
A zoo biologist from the University of Exeter has won a prestigious gold award for his research into flamingo friendships.
Cheap cameras on drones can be used to measure environmental change which affects billions of people around the world, new research from the University of Exeter shows.
Farmers have expressed concern about the unknown implications of Britain leaving the European Union, according to a new survey by experts at the University of Exeter.
MPs have expressed an overwhelming willingness to use a proposed new service to swiftly link them with academics in relevant areas
Roads present a serious threat to bat populations, indicating that protection policies are failing.
The same gene that enables tropical butterflies to mimic each other’s bright and colourful patterning also caused British moths to turn black.
University of Exeter researchers have found novel insight into the ways cells organise themselves.
Engineers have launched a new research project to examine the structural impact that waves have upon lighthouses.
Urban birds are less afraid of litter than their country cousins according to a new study co-authored by a University of Exeter academic.
Exeter engineering expert leads research to pioneer new type of gel for food and home care industries
A materials scientist from the University of Exeter has been awarded a substantial research grant to pioneer a new type of gel.
A University of Exeter expert will advise the US Government and policy makers around the world on warfare after being appointed to a prestigious new role.
University of Exeter experts will collect large amounts of propaganda put on the internet by Islamic State terrorists in real time to understand how it radicalises people.
Scientists at the University of Exeter will be leading two major multi-million pound world-class research projects.
Exercise is associated with a longer life in patients with heart failure, according to research by the University of Exeter Medical School.
University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory have unveiled a state of the art facility for the study of environmental microbes.
Sexual conflict between males and females can lead to changes in the shape of their genitals, according to research on burying beetles.
Mammals can protect their unborn young from harmful chemicals in their blood even at the expense of their own survival odds.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
A citizen science website game akin to “big brother for crickets” allows participants to take part in important hands-on research using insects.
Scientists have probed the process that allows cells to swallow up particles, finding that some shapes are easier to swallow than others.
Scientists have discovered that a tiny, yet plentiful, ocean organism is playing an important role in the regulation of the Earth’s climate.
Masters programme to equip healthcare professionals to practise medicine in the world’s most remote and challenging environments has been launched.
A new research project sets out to understand why some GPs are leaving their jobs to take early retirement or career breaks.
Mysterious spectacular mounds found in the earth in tropical wetlands in South America are created by earthworms, researchers have found.
Researchers call for socio-economic influences to be factored into future protection policies
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised another researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School.
Experts from the University of Exeter and the Met Office will bring their research out of the laboratory and into city watering holes.
Two Exeter teams have been recognised for excellence in healthcare and research at the coveted British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in London on 5th May.
A University of Exeter expert on marine pollution will be giving advice to a cross-party committee of MPs at the Palace of Westminster in London today (Monday).
Researchers from the University of Exeter will appear on BBC Two’s flagship science strand Horizon this week.
Three engineering experts from Exeter have been awarded £334,000 to participate in an international partnership project enhancing the management of water resources in South Asia.
Exeter academics have created an app which could help aid humanitarian rescue work in disaster-struck regions by using geographic data to map landscapes.
Air power has become the weapon of choice for Western politicians because it causes maximum destruction with the minimum of commitment.
The crucial role that sea-ice loss plays in rapid Arctic warming is regulated by variable climate patterns taking place in the Pacific Ocean, a pioneering new study has found.
Two talented researchers from the University of Exeter have each been awarded £100k to further their work.
A neuropsychologist from the University of Exeter called for better treatment of young adults when giving evidence to an influential parliamentary inquiry yesterday.
Health researchers are working to bring together people who have communication problems caused by aphasia.
The largest meta-analysis so far of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for recurrent depression has found that MBCT is an effective treatment option.
Commuters are set to become the driving force behind a new initiative designed to help reduce traffic congestion in and around Exeter.
There has been an increase in leaves on plants and trees on the Earth equivalent in area to two times the continental USA, a new study shows.
Researchers at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus are involved in a pioneering project to safeguard Europe’s smallest swan.
Devon residents are being asked to record cuckoos seen or heard in the county as part of an ongoing conservation project.
A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.
A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent type 1 diabetes has been launched in Dundee.
A University of Exeter expert will describe his fascinating work to unlock the secrets of Shakespeare’s grave at an event held to mark 400 years since the playwright’s death.
New research has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioural adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms.
Blood pressure differences between each arm can signal an increased risk of dying of heart disease, even in healthy people, a new large-scale study has found.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are involved in a major European £13.3 million funding initiative which aims to unpick the biological reasons underlying social withdrawal.
University of Exeter experts will work to improve the livelihoods of coastal communities and conserve marine life in Central Africa.
University of Exeter experts will be able to examine and preserve important historical objects thanks to a new £1.2m Digital Humanities research space.
Divers and experts are calling for more action to protect biodiversity-rich UK rocky reefs for the future.
Thousands of loggerhead turtles are killed annually in areas of Syria, Libya and Egypt and Tunisia where they travel to find food.
The North Atlantic Ocean played a key role in the last great tipping point in Earth’s climate system, pioneering new research has shown.
University of Exeter experts will collaborate with colleagues in the USA to work to protect our environment.
A University of Exeter Medical School student has presented his research at a prestigious event in Vienna.
An exciting research initiative culminates at the Eden Project this week, with the opening of a new exhibit in the attraction’s outdoor gardens.
Leading experts will be able to help people make an informed decision as they decide how to cast their vote in the UK’s referendum at an event in Exeter.
Illuminating fishing nets is a cost-effective means of dramatically reducing the number of sea turtles getting caught and dying unnecessarily.
Making changes to the early lives of young pheasants can help prevent them dying needlessly, University of Exeter researchers have found.
A pioneering new study has revealed how an individual’s movement can give a unique insight into their inherent personality traits.
To avoid multiple climate tipping points, policy makers need to act now to stop global CO2 emissions by 2050.
Experts will investigate whether wealthy individuals and groups really do control political decisions as part of a new study.
Researchers from the University of Exeter will be launching a boat with its own intelligence off the Scottish coast this week to test their pioneering software design that could revolutionise data collection at sea.
A new explanation for why female animals are usually less colourful and decorated than their male counterparts has been suggested by scientists from the University of Exeter – it could be to avoid sexual harassment.
A GW4-led consortium of businesses and organisations from across South West England and South East Wales has been selected to take part in the first wave of the Department for Business.
Being overweight or obese in pregnancy causes babies to be born larger, according to new research.
University of Exeter research which can help people living with early-stage dementia to manage their everyday lives and remain independent will be showcased by politicians at the House of Commons.
Valuable and irreplaceable historic images will now be conserved in the UK thanks to a major European heritage project run at the University of Exeter.
A joint project between the University of Exeter Medical School and Physics department has awarded its first Doctor of Medicine (MD).
Human activities such as farming have caused the world’s plants, animals and microbes to contribute to global warming, a major international study co- authored by a University of Exeter professor has found.
Young people who self-harm only seek emergency hospital care as a last resort due to a deep sense of shame and unworthiness, a study at the University of Exeter has found.
The way parasitoid wasps feed may be gruesome, but it is an extremely efficient way to exploit prey, University of Exeter research has found.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have found the most robust evidence yet that simply being a shorter man or a more overweight woman leads to lower chances in life, including a lower income.
University of Exeter expertise has helped uncover the origins of treasure found by a metal detector on Devon farmland.
A University of Exeter researcher has been selected from thousands of competitors to present his research to MPs and expert judges at the House of Parliament, on Monday March 7.
The latest research on the importance of marine biodiversity to global issues will be shared by leading experts from the University of Exeter at a special event in Hong Kong.
Beetles that demonstrate same-sex sexual behaviour may be asserting dominance over rival males without having to resort to fighting, a new study has shown.
Most aquatic species sense sound via particle motion, yet few studies on underwater acoustic ecology have included measurements of particle motion.
People who perceive dementia symptoms as an illness feel more negative than those who see it as an inevitable part of getting older, a new study indicates.
Intense levels of reproductive competition trigger violent evictions of male and female banded mongooses from their family groups, University of Exeter researchers have found.
About a quarter of the carbon dioxide we release each year into the atmosphere ends up in the ocean, but how it happens is still not fully understood.
The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.
Plastic waste could find its way deep into the ocean through the faeces of plankton, new research from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory shows.
Work led by University of Exeter experts could help to protect thousands of people from an often fatal disease found in most tropical regions.
The world can emit even less greenhouse gases than previously estimated if global warming is to be kept under control, a new study co-authored by a University of Exeter mathematician has found.
South West MEP Clare Moody has met pioneering University of Exeter experts who are helping to boost economic growth and create jobs in the region.
A University of Exeter student has won a top £1,000 research award for her pioneering work into plankton and plastic.
Secrets from Exeter’s past will be fully uncovered for the first time as part of a major archaeology project.
Exeter experts receive €700,000 grant to study the future security of water, food and energy provision
Researchers from the University of Exeter are leading a pioneering international research project to deliver new guidance for governments to safeguard long-term provision of crucial natural resources.
Research into views on whether doctors should be fully registered to practise on graduation has highlighted scope for improvements in the medical education training system.
A University of Exeter academic is the author of a new book that describes how animals and plants use ingenuity and cunning to exploit and mislead one another in order to survive and reproduce.
A major new inquiry run by academics at the University of Exeter could inform Government policy about the education of thousands of new teachers and doctors in England.
Researchers have identified a gene which can be used to predict how susceptible a young person is to the mind-altering effects of smoking cannabis.
The University of Exeter has received a slice of £23.2 million in Government funding for cutting-edge medical research to ensure academics can work with industry and that their research transforms medical care.
Scientists studying whether species can adapt to climate change should not simply focus on how far they can move, says a conservation biologist at the University of Exeter.
New technology developed by University of Exeter academics to detect water leaks has helped more than seven million people, according to a water expert.
Research could help scientists understand potential effects of melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.
University of Exeter research into the impact of climate change will be featured at a prestigious science event in the USA, held this week.
A University of Exeter mathematician has been awarded more than £300,000 ($450,000) to study collective behaviour and decision-making patterns in animals in the wild.
Children who are diagnosed with diabetes before the age of seven develop a more aggressive form of the disease than that seen in teenagers, new research has revealed.
The rate that fish are captured by predators can double when boats are motoring nearby, according to pioneering work led by a University of Exeter marine biologist.
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.
People who have had a stroke in Devon are receiving faster and more effective treatment thanks to research that has used the latest advances in computer simulation.
Two commercially important fish species can rapidly recover from stress attributed to short-term exposure to man-made underwater noise pollution, new research has shown.
Britain’s rocky coastline is being reshaped and eroded by the increasingly common extreme weather, University of Exeter researchers have found.
New work by University of Exeter experts will enable better management of urban services affected by climate change-related hazards.
A University of Exeter geologist has developed a new and relatively inexpensive way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are more likely to contain valuable metal deposits.
Female mammals, including humans, may try to outcompete one another by producing bigger babies, ground-breaking research conducted by scientists at the University of Exeter has suggested.
The latest research on the impact of climate change on global issues including security, flooding, migration and risk of conflict will be shared by leading Exeter experts at a special event in London.
A University of Exeter psychologist has been given three prestigious prizes for his work to further understanding of how the human mind regulates behaviour.
A ground-breaking study has confirmed the long held assumption that camouflage protects animals from the clutches of predators.
Climate change may have brought huge disruption to ancient South American societies before Europeans arrived in 1492, University of Exeter academics have discovered.
A new €6 million research project launches this month, aiming to shed light on how coasts and rivers affect the health of populations across Europe.
A leading behavioural ecologist from the University of Exeter has become the 1,000th researcher to receive a national fellowship for her pioneering research contributions in the field of social evolution and animal behaviour.
An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has been named among the top 25 industry leaders worldwide.
A new study which examines the causes and consequences of anti-colonial violence following the Second World War may offer insights into current conflicts today in the Middle East and elsewhere.
New research shows wild Aegean wall lizards found on Greek islands choose to sit on rocks that better match their individual colouring.
A team featuring a flood expert from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems (CWS) has claimed first prize for the creation of an app that will aid global flood management and help save lives
A pioneering three-year project to learn some of the secrets of Scotland’s basking sharks by using satellite tag technology has shown an area off the west coast to be truly important for these giant fish.
More than a hundred pieces of original art from British graphic novels will be on show as part of a new University of Exeter research project.
Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter, will play a key role in new high profile advisory group aimed at improving social mobility within the higher education sector.
The harmful effects of climate change on wildlife habitats can been counteracted by localised land management, a new research paper has suggested.
Pioneering work by a University of Exeter researcher will see the principles behind video games used to expand what visitors to the city’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) can learn and see.
New clinical imaging method may enable doctors to tackle one of the main killers of patients with weakened immune systems sooner and more effectively.
A University of Exeter Medical School Professor is involved in a project to bring together specialists to find solutions to improve mental health services for school children across the country.
Mating with a large number of partners may not be as good an indicator of success as it appears, new research has shown.
People with early-stage dementia benefit when they are empowered to manage their own condition, a study led by researchers at the University of Exeter has found.
Outstanding teacher training programmes run by the University of Exeter and Teach First are helping to supply effective teachers in areas of social and economic disadvantage.
The age-old adage that ‘practice makes perfect’ has been found to illustrate how the humble grey squirrel solves problems in the search for food.
Rewilding the United Kingdom – from restored forests to the return of predators such as the lynx – were in the spotlight at a topical lecture.
If you are prone to the January blues after an over-indulgent festive season, you could help researchers at the University of Exeter discover whether healthy eating can ward off depression.
In January, the most depressing month of the year, researchers are urging people to take up free therapy courses in a bid to help them find a definitive answer to what works best in online treatment for depression.
Voters who read media reports highlighting the slim Parliamentary majority of the Conservative Party are less likely to believe Prime Minister David Cameron can have an impact on their lives.
Study to look at the influence of Asian parents on their young adult child’s body dissatisfaction levels and disordered eating in Singapore.
Migrants’ thinking styles and social values rapidly shift over a single generation to become more similar to those of the wider society they have moved into, new research has indicated.
A major study, involving researchers from the University of Exeter, has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Research indicates most accurate picture yet of how the Amazon will respond to climate change.
New research has revealed how disease-associated changes in two interlinked networks within the brain may play a key role in the development of the symptoms of dementia.
A University of Exeter scientist has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for his ground-breaking research.
Female burying beetles are more attracted to small partners because they are less likely to get into fights, a study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found.
Research into Ménière’s Disease is getting a big boost this week, with the release of a newly updated tool to record and analyse symptoms.
The University of Exeter and the Centre for the Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (Cefas) are leading on a £1.97M BBSRC-Newton Fund project.
People have evolved to have subconscious urges to over-eat, and limited ability to avoid becoming obese, especially in winter, a University of Exeter study has found.
A talk given by the University of Exeter’s Professor Michelle Ryan for the 2015 TEDxExeter talk series has been viewed nearly 70,000 times in the past six months, and tops a recent international compilation of TEDx talks on the way we work.
Biologists at the universities of Exeter and York have published new research which shows that an ancient symbiosis is founded entirely on exploitation, not mutual benefit.
Making farmland more productive could bring about significant reductions in the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, University of Exeter research has found.
Three researchers at the University of Exeter are calling for action to cut down on the five and a half million tonnes of plastic being generated globally in the course of scientific research.
Scientists have been given an extraordinary glimpse into how wild New Caledonian crows make and use ‘hooked stick tools’ to hunt for insect prey.
A “window on the tree of life” created by a team which includes a University of Exeter researcher is helping to explain the worldwide variation in plant life-histories.
It is essential that the UK and allied nations gain a better understanding of the legal challenges posed by new methods of warfare.
Exeter’s internationally-renowned Clinical Psychology training programme celebrated its 40th anniversary, with a gathering of 100 leading psychologists, alumni and staff.
A University of Exeter- led study has been ranked as among the most shared and discussed academic research of 2015.
A University of Exeter scientist has been awarded a Distinguished Investigator Award by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, a US charity that funds research into the causes of mental illness.
Research carried out at the University of Exeter has advanced understanding of how some damaging bacteria behave and may pave the way for new and more targeted antibiotics.
Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the University of Exeter and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have found.
The ability of baby fish to find a home, or other safe haven, to grow into adulthood will be severely impacted under predicted ocean acidification, academics have found.
Coral reefs in the Indian Ocean that were severely damaged by a global warming event 17 years ago have bounced back to optimum health.
A Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded a Fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in recognition of her excellence in research, education and partnership working.
Members of Parliament and Lords are likely to live far longer than the UK average, according to research involving the University of Exeter.
A professor at Camborne School of Mines, based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus, has been named one of the world’s most inspiring women in mining.
Pioneering new research has shed new light on the causes behind an ‘ice-age’ that took place on Earth around 170 million years ago.
Experts from the University of Exeter are taking part in a new initiative that will put the city at the heart of intelligent use of data to cut traffic jams.
An exploration into how science can manage climate change risks across Europe will be presented by an expert from the University of Exeter at the world’s largest climate change talks.
Researchers have used a new technique to ensure research findings in the field of nature conservation are more visible and accessible.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new practice resource for local authority public health teams in England, which will help them take action to prevent suicides in public places.
Designers of Christmas cards used fine art on their products to divert attention away from concerns that the festival was becoming too commercialised.
New teaching resources that use cartoon characters to teach Religious Education in primary schools are being rolled out in time to explain the story of Christmas to children across the country.
Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced aggressively and immediately because there are significant constraints to large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies in the future, new research has shown.
Scientists from the University of Exeter have joined forces with storytellers to explore the link between sleep and fiction in a new book about the science of sleep.
A free online course led by world-renowned experts at the University of Exeter will offer participants the opportunity to explore how developments in the field of genomics are transforming knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.
GW4 Alliance receives £4.6 million funding for new doctoral training partnership.
It is not only size that matters when planning a protected area, other spatial features such as shape are also critical to the number of animal species found there.
Professor Andrew Thompson, Director of the Centre for Global & Imperial History at the University of Exeter, has been appointed as interim Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
An exploration of the relationship between cultural heritage and climate change is being led by an expert from the University of Exeter at the world’s largest ever climate change talks.
Professor Tamara Galloway from the University of Exeter swapped her lab coat for legislation last week when she visited Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster.
Tough new policies to combat fish fraud across Europe appear to be working, according to a new study.
The University of Exeter Medical School has celebrated 20 years of molecular genetics research.
An international research collaboration has shed new light on how DNA sequence variation can influence gene activity in the developing human brain.
A new study found that phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - can rapidly evolve tolerance to elevated water temperatures.
A University of Exeter scientist has won the ‘I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here’ competition, beating four other science enthusiasts to the prize.
Experts from the University of Exeter will appear before the Defence Select Committee on Tuesday, November 24th to give specialist comment on the new Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that teaching is not essential for people to learn to make effective tools.
Ground-breaking new research has shown that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.
Scientists from the University of Exeter are warning of the risks that seismic surveys may pose to sea turtles.
More than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest may be globally threatened, according to a new study.
Exeter researchers hope a new study will raise awareness of ‘transient loneliness’.
Following a summer which has seen huge migration flows into Europe from neighbouring regions, Professor Neil Adger, will speak on the role that climate change plays in the mass movement of people.
A documentary showcasing the life of a Siberian cut off from society has been captured in a poignant film made with the involvement of a University of Exeter PHD student.
Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered several new species of marine fungi inhabiting previously undescribed branches of the tree of life.
Getting help with baby care could keep families healthier and extend their lives, according to a new study into bird behaviour.
The crucial issue of how to tackle the challenge of dementia across the global community will be discussed by leading experts in the field, at a special event in San Francisco.
Researchers at University of Exeter have developed a new test to help diagnose diabetes, which they say will lead to more effective diagnosis and patient care.
The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists at the University of Exeter have confirmed.
New research from the University of Exeter has found that the Roman influence on our landscape extends beyond the legacy of our urban infrastructure to also shape the countryside and our rural surroundings.
Humans have been exploiting bees as far back as the Stone Age, according to new collaborative research involving the University of Exeter that is published in Nature today.
New world-class Doctoral College aims to enhance the student experience for doctoral research students and early career researchers.
The University of Exeter has received high-level funding for crucial research into accessing essential elements needed for a variety of environmental technologies.
The first report on the mental health of young people between the ages of two and 19 will involve an expert researcher from the University of Exeter Medical School.
The pivotal issue of how best to address perilous global climate change will be discussed by world-leading experts, at a special event in New York.
A team from the University of Exeter and PenCLAHRC have been awarded a grant of £285,000 to carry out a study aiming to improve ways to support children.
Intensive farming practices have been linked to higher risk of bovine TB, new research has concluded.
World-leading education experts will gather to discuss how to address the crucial issue of addressing literacy disadvantage in Canada and the UK, at a special event in Toronto.
A University of Exeter academic has conceived a documentary on the history of black British theatre and screen, presented by Sir Lenny Henry.
Experts from across the South West will come together to discuss issues around weight loss management in the region.
One of the world’s most pioneering and influential developmental geneticists has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute.
Elevated stress hormones during the later stages of pregnancy can affect pup survival rate.
New guidance released this week aims to help authorities make better evidence-based decisions about health and social care.
The University of Exeter has cemented its position among the very best universities in the world for Life Sciences.
Professor Lora Fleming received the prestigious Bruun Medal last week, recognising her outstanding work in the field of oceans and human health.
A research-driven project which means South West patients with long-term health conditions are getting to see health experts when they need to has been shortlisted by the British Society for Rheumatology in its Best Practice Awards.
A leading Professor at the University of Exeter has been recognised by receiving the most prestigious European award in her field.
Two leading academics from diverse fields at the University of Exeter have been appointed as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
A new study has demonstrated that lizards do not cope well with the climate predicted for the year 2100.
University of Exeter researchers are pleased to be among the recipients of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) highlight topics grants – one of the new ways in which NERC is funding strategic research.
New research has shed light on the molecular changes that occur in our bodies as we age.
Ant queens stay close to home in their hunt for a mate and as a result produce thousands of inbred offspring, a study led by a University of Exeter biologist has found.
New research shows that certain species of moths and butterflies differ in how they respond to climate change.
If necessity is the mother invention, who is the mother of necessity?
Three new research programmes, led by or featuring the University of Exeter, that aim to tackle some of the major challenges facing science and engineering have been announced.
New findings reveals how global warming will feedback on the carbon cycle and lead to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Pioneering new research sheds light on the impact of climate change on subglacial lakes found under the Greenland ice sheet.
There’s no harm in sitting down, say researchers
Diabetes UK funds research into insulin awareness to help diabetes suffers better recognise hypos
Exeter researcher Prof Lobley calls farmers to learn from football clubs
The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project has received a grant via the Heritage Lottery Fund.
All seven species of marine turtles can ingest or become entangled in the discarded debris that currently litters the oceans.
Edible gifts given by male crickets to their female partners during mating contain unique proteins which could affect the females’ behaviour.
Thirty-one percent of cactus species are threatened with extinction.
An exhibition at a Devon gallery provides a surprising take on a traditional material.
Experts from the University of Exeter are part of a consortium that has been awarded funding for a £3m research project from Innovate UK and BBSRC.
The University of Exeter has broken into the top 100 universities in the world for the first time in the most influential global league table, released today.
Adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has concluded.
An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than forty regions of the human genome that are involved in governing at what age a woman goes through the menopause.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are seeking participants for a trial into whether certain types of food could prevent depression.
Offshore wind farms which are to be built in waters around the UK could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the universities of Leeds, Exeter and Glasgow.
Researchers from the University of Exeter believe they have solved one of the biggest puzzles in climate science.
Researchers at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus will today welcome actors from Kenyan charity, S.A.F.E. Kenya.
South West patients with long-term health conditions are getting to see health experts when they need to, in an exciting project driven by research.
A research paper published in 2014 by the University of Exeter, working with researchers from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care and Cambridge University, has won Research Paper of the Year Award 2014 from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Underwater noise in the marine environment is the focus of a new UK-wide research partnership.
The University of Exeter and Bath Spa University have joined forces to revive public interest in the natural history of the Devonshire coast.
Rugby players take note: drinking high nitrate beetroot juice improves both sprint performance and decision-making during prolonged intermittent exercise such as rugby and football, according to scientists from the University of Exeter.
The University of Exeter has retained its top ten place in the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, and has been named Sports University of the Year 2015-2016.
University of Exeter researchers are working with a team of UK scientists to explore the use of satellites and meteorological data to monitor and forecast water quality
Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) announces funding to University of Exeter Medical School’s Professor Lorna Harries for diabetes research project
The Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT) has announced funding for a diabetes research project to be led by University of Exeter Medical School’s Professor Lorna Harries.
The Fundamental Principles which are central to the global humanitarian ethos of the International Red Cross Red Crescent movement will be analysed at a conference organised jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of Exeter.
A series of remarkable new camera trap videos has revealed some of the first ever footage of rare Peruvian animals.
UK fisheries survey logbooks from the 1930s to 1950s have been digitised for the first time, revealing how cod responded to changing temperatures in the last century.
Crucial research into the changing spatial patterns of future climate patterns is urgently needed, a new review article has concluded.
The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.
Fishermen in the Turks and Caicos Islands could be increasing the local prevalence of a disease that is affecting turtle populations worldwide, by selectively harvesting healthy creatures and throwing back infected animals.
Longer, less frequent climate fluctuations may be contributing to abrupt and unexplained ecosystem shifts in the North Pacific, according to a study by the University of Exeter.
Pioneering research in Cornwall is hoping to discover new ways of searching for antibiotics – from the seaweeds found along the county’s coastline.
An exciting new partnership in Cornwall is hoping to use academic research to inform the management of the county’s world-class natural habitats.
If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualise the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia – a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a “mind’s eye”.
Persist and shout: Male bluebirds alter their songs to be heard over increased acoustic noise levels
Birds ‘shout’ to be heard over the noise produced by man-made activity, new research has shown.
A new research project will unite police and researchers to increase evidence-based knowledge, skills and problem solving approaches within policing.
Over a 10 year period, the time that babies receive genetic testing after being diagnosed with diabetes has fallen from over four years to under two months.
Early humans were the dominant cause of the extinction of a variety of species of giant beasts, new research has revealed.
Wild jackdaws recognise individual human faces and may be able to tell whether or not predators are looking directly at them.
Researchers from the University of Exeter highlight the risk that engineered nanoparticles released from masonry paint on exterior facades, and consumer products such as zinc oxide cream, could have on aquatic creatures.
Scientists have found that a newly identified and highly infectious tadpole disease is found in a diverse range of frog populations across the world.
Sand fleas have a remarkable ability to change colour in order to match dramatically different backgrounds.
Widespread drought-sensitive butterfly population extinctions could occur in the UK as early as 2050 according to a new study.
New camera technology that reveals the world through the eyes of animals has been developed by University of Exeter researchers.
A pioneering student entrepreneur support programme has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
Researchers highlight the dangers of relying on climate-based projections of future crop pest distributions.
Crediton residents have so far provided a wealth of information about flooding vulnerabilities around the town.
Researchers have been awarded a £1m grant to create a time series of predicted hourly weather from now until 2100, to better understand how building designs interact with different weather conditions.
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment & Behavior.
Researchers from the University of Exeter have launched a large-scale research study to improve understanding of treatments that are currently offered to people with depression.
An outstanding diabetes expert at the University of Exeter Medical School has been recognised through a prestigious Royal Society prize.
Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language.
Researchers studying wild banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that these small mammals have either cooperative or selfish personalities which last for their entire lifetime.
A University of Exeter scientist is set to send thousands of microscopic worms on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in an experiment aimed at increasing our understanding of what triggers the body to build and lose muscle.
A major Wellcome Trust study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today.
Scientists from the University of Exeter and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) plan to use surfers to monitor the coastal environment.
Research reveals the strain of living with competitive males
Fish feast boosts penguin numbers.
A topping-out ceremony has marked a major milestone in the construction of a new £52.5 million facility at The University of Exeter.
A new study from the University of Exeter has shown that grey squirrels are quick learners capable of adapting tactics to improve efficiency and reap the best rewards.
Dr Ivana Gudelj from Biosciences has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2 million over the next 5 years.
Mongooses take life-threatening risks to mate with partners from rival groups.
Study found 35% fewer bird species in agricultural habitats.
Cleaning-up post-war explosive chemicals could get cheaper and easier, using a new genetic ‘switch’ device.
Young people will take part in a unique outreach project in which they will lead and participate in a scientific research project on chemicals in plastic food packaging.
But more robust research is needed to identify best approach.
New study deciphers bird sounds to reveal language precursors in babbler birds
Study reveals a common beat in global music
New research from the University of Exeter has shown that the sexually antagonistic gene for resistance to the pesticide DDT helps to maintain genetic variation.
Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count
A simple new computerised game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has recognised researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School as being among the most outstanding health researchers in the UK.
Research by the University of Exeter has helped underline new national guidelines to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier, and save lives.
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that racehorses are getting quicker
Jo Johnson MP, the Minister for Universities and Science, has met with key researchers and representatives during a fact-finding visit to the University of Exeter.
University of Exeter researchers are set to work with local school pupils on a new study to explore the distribution of Lyme disease in the region.
Public views on the challenges facing policy and decision makers to manage the natural environment have been revealed in a major national public dialogue project.
The current battle for the leadership of the Labour Party is in full swing with televised show downs between the candidates hitting the airwaves.
Debra Myhill, Professor of Education at the University of Exeter has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her leadership of the Secondary PGCE programme and the Centre for Research in Writing.
Researchers from Biosciences will be working closely with school pupils from Newton Abbot College to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria.
Exeter researchers lead international initiative to face devastating crop disease
As little as two minutes of high-intensity exercise four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, but the same amount of moderate-intensity exercise does not reap the same rewards.
Mongooses can discriminate between relatives and non-relatives to avoid inbreeding
The University of Exeter is hosting a series of events for Being Human 2015, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
World Ocean’s Day --- Scientists in Cornwall are about to begin an innovative study that will shed light on how surfers exposed to human sewage and diffuse pollution in seawater might be affected by antibiotic resistant bacteria.
A Physicist at the University of Exeter has received a substantial grant to help improve the sustainability of commercially valuable crops.
For one of Britain’s best-loved and colourful group of insects, ladybirds, their colour reveals the extent of their toxicity.
The Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle
Pond owners are being urged not to use garden chemicals, or to release goldfish into ponds.
An opportunity to share memories of going to the cinema in the UK during the 1940s, 1950s and 60s is being provided on 13th June at the University of Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum between 2pm and 5pm.
A new initiative to help farmers effectively plan who will take over their farms is being announced at the Royal Cornwall Show on 5 June. The University of Exeter’s Centre for Rural Policy in partnership with NFU Mutual, a leading rural insurer, and Cornwall’s Rural Business School have developed the first UK-wide academic study of succession farming.
In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta a sponsored 10km walk around Exeter’s legal sites on 3 June at 5pm, is being organised by the South West Legal Support Trust with assistance from the University of Exeter’s School of Law and the Devon and Somerset Law Society.
Animals, like humans, excel at some tasks but not others according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.
New research conducted in a rural community in Pakistan highlights the crucial role that essential fatty acids play in human brain growth and function.
University of Exeter scientists have received grant worth almost £150,000 to fund their crucial research, which could revolutionise epilepsy is diagnosed.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015, published today, has placed the University of Exeter sixth in the UK, eighth in Europe and top 40 in the world. The University also rose 24 places since 2014 in the overall rankings.
A unique soundscape created through interpreting the sounds of bacterial molecules in the human body will form part of a new exhibition at the Eden Project.
More than half a million pounds of new cutting-edge research which aims to advance us towards a dementia cure and improve dementia care has been awarded to the University of Exeter Medical School by Alzheimer’s Society.
A dramatic way of seeing magnified parts of the human body is now possible through cutting edge filming technology. The BREATH project uses extreme slow motion and close up filming techniques to explore the ageing human body as a new landscape.
Long range weather forecasts and climate change projections could be significantly boosted by advances in our understanding of the relationship between layers of the Earth’s atmosphere - the stratosphere and troposphere.
An Arts Council England funded project called Exeter Enquires aims to engage a wider public in the innovative work and practise of academic-artistic collaboration.
The public will be invited to get involved with medical research and show their love for scientific advances during an event in Exeter to mark International Clinical Trials Day.
Research published today recommends a new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability.
Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout.
An exciting project that will unearth the stories, traditions and histories connected with landmarks throughout Cornwall has been launched this month.
The increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration has allowed trees across Europe to use their available water resources more efficiently, new research has shown.
A University of Exeter historian is part of a brand new TV programme about Sir Winston Churchill on the Discovery Channel.
A new online facility has been developed by the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum to catalogue references to clothing in Thomas Hardy’s writing and the time in which he lived.
University of Exeter researchers are part of the biodiversity research team of a new EUR 17 million EU Horizon 2020 funded project
A festival which pulls science out of the lab and into the pub is coming to Exeter for the first time.
A new research centre will bring together experts in a diverse range of fields to tackle some of the greatest health issues of our time – and the public are being invited to get involved.
Patients receiving care from commercial providers of out-of-hours care report poorer ratings of care when compared with not-for-profit or NHS providers, a new study has shown.
Marine ecosystems can be changed by night-time artificial lighting according to new research.
As insects grow old their behaviour becomes increasingly predictable according to new research.
Male flour beetles increase their courtship effort and their sperm count if a female smells of other males according to a study published in the journal Behavioural Ecology.
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications has discovered that fewer than 200 species of Amazonian tree, barely 1%, are responsible for half of all tree growth and carbon stored in the Amazon.
Parrotfish, commonly found on healthy coral reefs, can also play a pivotal role in providing the sands necessary to build and maintain coral reef islands.
New research has indicated that obesity in children has quite different causes at different ages.
Reluctance to share data about personal energy use is likely to be a major obstacle when implementing ‘smart’ technologies.
Extinct British genes have been preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found.
Referring patients with unexplained swollen neck glands for specialist investigations could help to avoid some of the thousands of deaths each year from lymphoma, a type of cancer.
A six-year-old boy and his mum and dad today became the first family in the South West to take part in ground-breaking DNA research at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E), with support from the University, to help fight rare health conditions.
The people of Devon are being urged to get involved in the second phase of a project which is trying to map the movements of cuckoos.
New research has shown that the ability to make a Stone Age hand axe depends on complex cognitive control and memory.
Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment.
The University hosted a prestigious visit from the Spanish Ambassador, as part of the 60th anniversary events surrounding the formation of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Popular North Sea fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole could become less common on our menus because they will be constrained to preferred habitat as seas warm.
Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.
Scientists in Cornwall are making a final appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
Pioneering new research has unlocked a new technique to help combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, that cause debilitating and often life-threatening human illness.
Making a living by practising magic can have dramatic consequences, especially if you are a Muslim slave with mainly Christian clients at the time of the Inquisition in early 17th century Malta.
The University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society are joining forces in an exciting new satellite tracking project to tag and follow basking sharks in Cornish waters.
An insight into the wide range of research taking place at the University of Exeter Medical School’s Institute of Health Research will be on offer at a series of inaugural lectures which are open to all.
Changes in ocean chemistry associated with climate change are exacerbating the global decline of coral reefs.
Humanity’s use of land for agricultural production has come at a cost to local ecosystems worldwide, but some of the damage can be reversed.
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.
The quest to discover how future climate change will impact the formidable Indian monsoon phenomenon could find the answer rooted in the prehistoric past.
Short bouts of high-intensity exercise before a fatty meal best for promoting vascular health in youth
A short burst of intensive exercise before eating a high fat meal is better for blood vessel function in young people than the currently recommended moderate-intensity exercise.
Recreational users of coastal waters such as swimmers and surfers are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this week.
As part of the Easter special on BBC ONE’s religious television programme Songs of Praise, a University of Exeter theologian will be exploring the practice of early Christian baptism and its symbolism of death and resurrection.
Two rising research stars at the University of Exeter Medical School have been awarded prestigious Sir Henry Dale Fellowships.
A major investigation into the views of volunteers on the consent process for medical research has been found to conflict with the standard practice required for consent in the UK.
A study, published today in the journal Nature Climate Change, has for the first time analysed how Twitter, TV and newspapers reported the IPCC’s climate evidence.
A global figure in the field of dementia study has joined the University of Exeter to lead a new Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH).
Society should set a high carbon tax now to try and prevent climate change reaching a point of no return according to a new study.
Part-night lighting, a proposed mitigation option to reduce the negative impacts of light pollution, is unlikely to benefit bats, a study published this week confirms.
Scandal has erupted on Devon’s sporting scene as previously unknown athletes smash all known records. Police call on the only team who can scrutinise the mysterious yeast found in their bags: The X-Men in White.
The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
Artificial night time light from sources such as street lamps affects the growth and flowering of plants and even the number of insects that depend on those plants for food.
A leading light in genetic diabetes research has been awarded a prestigious national award for outstanding scientists.
A pioneering partnership is being launched to care for some of England’s most beautiful and vulnerable high ground. The Uplands Alliance (UA) brings together for the first time practitioners, researchers and policy makers with interests in the highest areas of land, including treasured landscapes of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Dartmoor.
The wide range of research projects undertaken by PhD students at the University of Exeter Medical School was celebrated at a dynamic showcase and networking event.
Males that mate more often are more insecure about their social status than those mating less, according to new research on the behaviour of burying beetles.
A new study led by the Universities of Exeter and York has shown that female killer whales survive after menopause because they help their family members find food during hard times.
Specialists from the University of Exeter are working with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club on a project to model what happens to the brain of a player when they are concussed in order to improve safety and manage the impact of injuries following head trauma.
For the first time, an international research team, including a tropical forest ecologist from the University of Exeter, has provided direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazon Basin ‘inhale’ carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought.
Marine conservationists are increasingly pinning their hopes on marine protected areas (MPAs) to save threatened species and reduce over-fishing.
Hormone disrupting chemicals and climate change increase the risk of population-level impacts in wildlife populations
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
The incidence of prostate cancer among men of Afro-Caribbean origin is higher than in white men, they are more likely to be diagnosed as emergencies and their mortality rates are higher. Until now it has been unclear why these disappointing outcomes exist.
A new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people in the South West of England to take part in dementia research studies is now live.
Scientists have found how simple bacteria can restart their ‘outboard motor’ by hotwiring their own genes.
A new study has looked at slow-downs in the rate of global surface warming, despite ongoing increases in the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change than previously believed, according to research led by the University of Exeter.
A scheme to breathalyse suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Torquay has seen a 39 per cent drop in violent crime.
The future of civil law courts is likely to be online according to a new report. The study suggests that it will increase access to justice and streamline the court processes in England and Wales.
Rivers and streams could be a major source of antibiotic resistance in the environment.
A new international project led by the University of Exeter will investigate the Amazon’s sustainable future by studying the way that ancient societies used and transformed the environment.
Artificial sky glow around the world has been quantified for the first time by researchers using a global network of sky quality monitors.
Plain tobacco packaging may reduce the likelihood of smokers seeking to obtain cigarettes by almost 10% compared to branded packs, according to research from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol.
15 ancient skeletons have been discovered on an archaeological dig in Ipplepen, a major Romano-British settlement in Devon and now the best preserved Roman cemetery.
People living close to the coast in England have higher vitamin D levels than inland dwellers, according to a new study published in the journal Environment International.
A new study led by the University of Exeter has identified two major foraging grounds of the Mediterranean green turtle
Alzheimer’s Society has announced the launch of a new dementia-focussed Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Exeter. The centre will support eight PhD students to investigate the effect of dementia on the brain’s neural networks.
A ground breaking interactive BBC documentary series exploring some of the biggest questions facing mankind about its past, present and future features expert commentary from University of Exeter religion scholar Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou.
When the chips are down, having a strong personality may be the difference between thriving and failing.
A team at the University of Exeter is to study England’s only breeding population of wild beavers in order to understand their impact on pollution, flooding and water quality after an announcement yesterday.
New research by scientists at the University of Exeter and King’s College London has made significant progress towards understanding the complex process of prenatal human brain development.
A gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odour could one day form the basis of new cardiovascular therapies.
Doctors who unintentionally communicate to patients that they do not believe or understand them could actually make their symptoms worse, a new study suggests.
The risk of extreme La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean could double due to global warming, new research has shown.
A University of Exeter, Middle East political expert features heavily in a new report by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on ‘UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’.
Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.
A low carbon heating project involving the University of Exeter has been awarded a Government research grant to carry out feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme.
A new study has discovered that the world’s highest flying bird, the bar-headed goose, employs an unusual flight strategy when migrating at extreme altitudes across the Himalayas in order to cope in the relatively low-density mountain atmosphere.
A new study from the University of Exeter has found that viruses carried by commercial bees can jump to wild pollinator populations with potentially devastating effects.
A new exhibition exploring how facial injuries suffered by soldiers during the First World War have influenced artists and surgeons will open this weekend.
The union of a wealthy older woman who caused offence in polite society and a political nobody who would become one of the foremost politicians of the Victorian age is the subject of a new book.
Exeter has received a £2 million gift from The Wolfson Foundation to support the establishment of a new Living Systems Institute, which will pioneer a new approach to treating the world’s most serious diseases.
Microscopic plastic pollution, which is present throughout the world’s seas, could affect the feeding habits of one of the ocean’s key inhabitants.
A new £1.2million grant from the Natural Environment Research Council is hoping to boost our understanding of how pollution can promote antibiotic resistance.
A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.
New research from the University of Exeter reveals some of the complex reasons why health and safety regulations are used incorrectly and blamed for over-the-top decisions.
Where is Cornwall on the map of Britain? It may be down in the bottom corner if you’re talking road maps or OS sheets, but that’s not the only way of thinking about the position of the county, according to a new book by a University of Exeter academic.
New research has revealed that men who are disabled and from an ethnic minority are significantly more likely to do jobs traditionally associated with women.
A University of Exeter archaeologist’s book, about perishable material culture is the number one bestseller for 2014 Routledge titles across their Archaeology and Museum Studies fields.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the earliest Gothic novel, first published on Christmas Eve 1764 as a seasonal ghost story, a new edition of The Castle of Otranto introduced by a University of Exeter academic is now available.
A ground-breaking genomic medicine project, which aims to establish England as a world leader in the fight against cancer and rare disease, will be led in the South West by the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) working with other health trusts and universities.
A new TV programme telling the story of what life was like for Romans and Britons 2000 years ago involves a unique journey across Britain by helicopter with commentary from a University of Exeter archaeologist.
Research at the University of Exeter Medical School has ranked in the UK top ten, for demonstrating world-leading impact on health and wellbeing across the globe.
A natural desire to be part of the ‘in crowd’ could damage our ability to make the right decisions, a new study has shown.
New research from the University of Exeter and the John Innes Centre has found that 'mother' plants remember the seasons and use this memory to teach their seeds the time of year and tell them when they should germinate.
GPs should consider a more overt discussion with patients when referring them for further investigation of symptoms which may indicate cancer, according to a paper published in the British Journal of General Practice.
New research led by the University of Exeter has found that people who have a stronger sense of place at the global than the national level are more likely to accept that climate change is caused by human activities.
Training older people in the use of social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and well-being.
The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research.
The University of Exeter is joining a growing number of companies committing to end the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems by signing a pledge with Time to Change, a programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could revolutionise global diagnostic procedures for one of the most common forms of epilepsy.
Social Scientists at the University of Exeter have called for a greater comparative analysis of the impact of TASERs used in law enforcement.
A new study by researchers at the University of Exeter has found early warning signals of a reorganisation of the Atlantic oceans’ circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate system.
Study finds that correcting myths about the flu vaccine may not be effective in promoting immunisation
New research in the journal Vaccine concludes that correcting myths about vaccines may not be the most effective approach to promoting immunisation among vaccine sceptics.
Professor Michelle Ryan delivers keynote at prestigious conference on what really helps women achieve a good work/life balance.
The University of Exeter has received a £1.1 million grant to fund pioneering new research that will significantly improve crucial long-term weather forecasts across Europe.
A ground breaking research project aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel.
The drugs we release into the environment are likely to have a significant impact on plant growth, finds a new study led by the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University.
A professor who has contributed to significant advances in the understanding of the genetics of diabetes has been named as joint winner of an international prize.
Birds learn new foraging techniques by observing others in their social network according to a study involving University of Exeter researchers.
Some men are being driven away from macho occupations like surgery and the Royal Marines because they don’t feel that they are ‘man enough’, according to new research.
You can hear the sound of former bustling coral reefs dying due to the impact of human activity, according to new research from the Universities of Exeter and Essex
From the spires of Truro Cathedral, to the rose window of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), the South West boasts some of the finest medieval-style architecture in Britain – yet these landmarks were built in the 19th century.
Results could help researchers understand the mechanisms involved in ageing.
A large-scale study led by the University of Exeter has found that boys are more likely to be stillborn than girls.
A Biosciences researcher at the University of Exeter is one of only five UK bioscientists to be awarded £100,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.
The University of Exeter has worked with Natural England on a project that helps to target conservation action.
New research shows that the age-old mantra of 'bend your knees and keep your back straight’ when lifting may not work for everyone.
University of Exeter research contributes to establishment of first Marine Protected Area Network in Central Africa
Government of Gabon announces the decision to create a New Marine Protected Area Network - covering about 23 percent of Gabon's territorial waters and EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone)
Boys perform better than girls in speed, limb strength and cardiorespiratory fitness, whilst girls have the edge in balance and flexibility, according to a landmark study of European children.
A large-scale study has revealed that the system of aggregating practice scores on GPs’ communication skills may mask variation between individual doctors in lower-scoring centres.
Scientists in Cornwall are renewing an appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain’s response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.
A pioneering Cornish research partnership is providing invaluable information to the UK’s shellfish industry by improving understanding of what seafood people choose to eat and why.
Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to research co-authored by an Exeter academic published today in the journal Science.
The Cornish landscapes and sea provide inspiration for a festival using the arts to explore the way people live and relate to in their local environments and communities.
A workshop to increase awareness of alternative approaches to treating mental illness and fostering wellbeing is being held at St Stephen’s Church, High Street Exeter on Friday 7 November.
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say researchers from the University of Exeter.
New research has shown that despite moving house frequently, bats choose to roost with the same social groups of ‘friends’.
New research quantifies ‘shocking’ impact of cumulative pay discrimination
The GW4 Alliance, which brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter, held its official launch last night.
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1 million by the Wellcome Trust to establish an initiative aimed at advancing our understanding of living systems and the causes of disease.
Two Humanities academics from the University of Exeter will be recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at the Sage, Gateshead.
University of Exeter researchers have been awarded a two-year grant to promote the conservation of threatened marine animals.
Researchers in Exeter have found that sea creatures will be affected by rising ocean acidity.
Health experts are to investigate whether replacing face-to-face doctor’s visits with telephone or internet consultations would bring benefits for patients and GPs.
On Saturday 1 November, a unique opportunity for Cornish people to take direct action by saying what the priorities for Cornwall should be is being made possible at County Hall, Truro.
One of the world’s largest history prizes, has shortlisted ‘The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945’ by University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Overy.
New research led by the University of Exeter has found that species that live in and erode coral reefs will play a major role in determining the future of reefs.
A new study will be examining the implications of when and how NHS healthcare professionals re-contact patients with new genetic information that may impact their health or that of their family.
Greg Clark MP, the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities met with key researchers and business representatives during a fact-finding visit to the University of Exeter.
An acclaimed book about English rural traditions has been shortlisted for a national folklore award.
Call for urgent prioritisation of multimorbidity research to guide policy.
People who live close to the coast are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than inland dwellers, finds a new study released today.
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere.
Research by the University of Exeter has provided novel insight into the mechanism by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack.
Around 150,000 people a year in the UK suffer a stroke, and exercise is recognised as a beneficial and effective part of their rehabilitation programme.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to gender equality in science disciplines has been recognised through a prestigious national award scheme.
Screening for a genetic condition in younger people who are diagnosed with bowel cancer would be cost-effective for the NHS and prevent new cases in them and their relatives, new research has concluded.
New research led by King’s College London and involving the University of Exeter Medical School suggests that many women under 30 with cervical cancer are diagnosed more than 3 months after first having symptoms.
A hoard of 22,000 Roman coins has been unearthed on land near Seaton in Devon.
High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Bristol.
Exeter academics have secured two of seven research awards to explore the cutting edge relationships between the sciences and the arts and humanities.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are working to help communities become more resilient to natural hazards like flooding.
A University of Exeter bioscientist is one of 43 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2014.
Remaining CO2 emission ‘quota’ may be used up in one generation and half of all fossil fuel reserves may need to be left untapped.
New research shows that as babies clownfish sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean.
Lord of the Flies, the classic novel by William Golding, marks the 60th anniversary of its publication on 17 September.
A new public education leaflet, informed by University of Exeter Medical School research, has been launched to build confidence in talking to people about suicide, and could help save lives.
An innovative programme which brings actors into the classroom to encourage and support children to make healthier choices on diet and exercise has been selected to feature in this week’s British Science Festival.
Excellence in frontline healthcare in the South West is being boosted by the launch of a new collaboration designed to put the region on the map.
An unusual large scale experiment being led by a group of scientists at the University of Exeter investigating how fish respond to underwater noise is the subject of a new NERC Planet Earth podcast.
Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated ageing, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the Kalahari Desert.
Researchers in Exeter and Plymouth have been brought together in an exciting new venture to defeat dementia.
‘Green’ offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than ‘lean’ designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.
Exeter academics in both the Arts and Sciences have been honoured with election to the prestigious Academia Europaea.
Protected areas such as nature reserves and national parks do conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to preserve them, according to a new international study.
New research finds that invisible blood in urine may be an early warning sign of bladder cancer.
Damp and mould in homes could pose a significant health risk to people with asthma according to a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Many of the world’s most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
Researchers at Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter have combined two innovative technologies to probe the mystery of how seabirds locate food hotspots across vast tracts of ocean.
Over confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.
Scientists at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus are seeking members of the public to help conduct research into how certain plants, animals and other environmental factors in and around homes are perceived by Cornish residents.
The University of Exeter has strengthened its commitment to encouraging access to medicine in low income and developing countries by adopting a new approach to health-related intellectual property on products and technologies deriving from its research.
Scientists in Cornwall are making a second appeal for people to take part in research that will shed light on the health effects of marine pollution.
A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Magpies are not attracted to shiny objects and don’t routinely steal small trinkets such as jewellery, according to a new study.
A PhD student has published new research into how improvements to Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BiPV) systems can mean more efficient, lower cost energy.
The flexibility of parental behaviours to respond to changes in behaviour of their offspring may actually constrain the ability of parents to adapt to changes in their wider environment.
An opportunity to experience an unseen side of Florence is now possible via a new smartphone App which brings the past to life through the eyes of an ordinary 15th century Florentine.
Drier conditions at the edges of forest patches slow down the decay of dead wood and significantly alter the cycling of carbon and nutrients in woodland ecosystems, according to a new study.
Cornwall could lead the way in developing green techniques to help European mining companies extract more scarce and valuable metals and significantly reduce their environmental impact.
Despite their reputation as slippery customers, a new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships.
The question of how animals see, or what the world looks like through their eyes, has vexed and fascinated biologists for centuries.
Research at the University of Exeter Medical School is part of an unprecedented cross council collaboration to tackle the rising threat of antibiotic resistance.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted.
The UK’s burgeoning winemaking industry will benefit from new research to assess climate change's impacts on Cornwall’s vineyards.
Demand for general practice appointments is rising rapidly, and in an attempt to deal with this, many practices have introduced systems of telephone triage. Patients are phoned by a doctor or nurse who either manages the problem on the phone, or agrees with the patient whether and how urgently they need to be seen.
As part of the World War One centenary and its outbreak on 4 August 1914, University of Exeter historian Dr Catriona Pennell will be looking back at how Britain entered the war on BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight for a special hour long edition from the Imperial War Museum.
Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter.
Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance.
A study published today [Weds July 30] in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life.
Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol which tested fish anti-predator behaviour.
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that those who work hard to care for pups may be less likely to invest in future offspring in the same way due to elevated stress hormones.
Breaking the mould of inherited family characteristics could help you survive in a fast-changing world, scientists have discovered.
A new report by the University of Exeter and the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) takes stock of where and when UK jellyfish occur in UK seas for the first time in over 40 years.
The age at which girls reach sexual maturity is influenced by ‘imprinted’ genes, a small sub-set of genes whose activity differs depending on which parent passes on that gene, according to new research published today in the journal Nature
The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their gills, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.
A new book, Jerusalem Unbound, plots the history and examines the underlying factors that make a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult.
A new study has revealed that gardens in care homes could provide promising therapeutic benefits for patients suffering from dementia.
Mathematical algorithms used to control everyday household items such as washing machines could hold the key to winning the fight for conservation, a new study has claimed.
A lost novel by a popular World War One soldier poet has been discovered in a garage and turned into a play which is soon to be performed at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
A new initiative that uses superheroes to teach Religious Education at a school in Cornwall has won a national award.
It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right tiny dosage, hydrogen sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health benefits in a range of issues, from diabetes to stroke, heart attacks and dementia.
A wide range of research which is advancing knowledge on some of the greatest health challenges of our time was showcased at a dynamic event.
Large parts of the Amazon basin may have supported farming communities and looked more like open savannah than rainforest, prior to the arrival of Europeans in South America, scientists have found.
Variations in high-altitude wind patterns expose particular parts of Europe, Asia and the US to different extreme weather conditions, a new study has shown.
Seas between the islands of Skye and Mull on Scotland’s west coast are highly important for basking sharks, according to a report published today by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH).
Social scientists in Politics at the University of Exeter played leading roles in a major new assessment of UK environment resources
Archival research brings to light previously unheard, as well as rarely performed chamber, orchestral and choral works by World War One soldier, poet and composer Ivor Gurney.
The World Cup in Brazil may be attracting a global armchair audience of millions, but new research has shown that playing football could help lower blood pressure in women aged 35-50.
The suburbs spread far and wide beyond city boundaries yet are rarely celebrated as places of cultural interest or excitement.
Soldiers in World War One with serious facial injuries are the catalyst for a research project and a new exhibition.
Eight University of Exeter academics feature in an authoritative new list of the most highly cited researchers, published this week by Thompson Reuters. This places Exeter 6th in the UK.
Earth’s breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the carbon cycle, study suggests
Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of the Earth’s past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve.
With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil, a special website and programme of events are being created to commemorate the historic match between the hosts and Exeter City Football Club 100 years ago.
An award-winning centre which is cementing Exeter’s global reputation for health innovation has been officially opened by the World Dementia Envoy, Dennis Gillings, CBE, PhD.
The first GW4 Alliance projects to receive funding to build research communities focused on tackling some of the world’s grand challenges, have been unveiled.
A decade of research into the development of writing in school-aged children at the University of Exeter has shaped classroom practice in the teaching of writing and informed national and international policy.
The epic film Gone with the Wind marks its 75th anniversary this year. Scarlett O’Hara, the ultimate southern belle and heroine, forms the basis of a re-released book Scarlett’s Women: Gone with the Wind and its Female Fans which explores the film and why it appeals to a wide female fan base.
Mars spacecraft research lands Exeter student top international fellowship
Scientists investigating how one of the greatest shape shifters in the natural world is able to trick predators to avoid being eaten have identified the gene behind the fascinating feat.
The scourge of malaria could be curbed more rapidly in developing countries if governments and other partners adopted a series of measures to enhance program management, as outlined in a new paper by the University of California San Francisco, led by the University of Exeter’s Professor of Leadership, Jonathan Gosling.
Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behaviour of seabirds using GPS devices.
BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) nationwide search for academic broadcasters to turn ground-breaking ideas into fascinating programmes has been confirmed.
University of Exeter scientists have helped develop an early-warning system to predict the risk of dengue fever outbreaks in Brazil during the forthcoming World Cup.
A new textbook has been written by University of Exeter academics which invites pupils to explore and interpret the meaning of biblical stories in a revolutionary new way.
The soils under Britain's allotments are significantly healthier than intensively farmed soils, researchers have found.
Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm.
Stephanie was an active single mum with a busy full-time job, when her life was unexpectedly derailed by a rare condition.
If coral reef health continues to decline, reefs of the future may not be able to support the food demands and livelihoods of millions of people living in the coastal tropics, according to new research from the Universities of Exeter and Queensland.
A new research partnership to identify the effects of environmental change, including climate change, on health and wellbeing in the UK has been launched.
Britain’s impending withdrawal from Afghanistan and France’s recent dispatch of troops to the troubled Central African Republic are but the latest indicators of a long-standing pattern.
The Department of Health has awarded funding for a new research project run by the University of Exeter and Bowel Cancer UK.
A national Rural Family Business Research Hub is being proposed for the West Country. The intention is to provide training, research and knowledge exchange.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.
A new study has shed light on the factors likely to lead to the development of a rare condition affecting the inner ear.
At five years old, Jack Neighbour’s neonatal diabetes health complications meant he had never spoken a word, and he communicated with his family through picture cards. Yet just six weeks after a genetic test by the team at the University of Exeter meant he could switch from insulin injections to tablets, he delighted his family by uttering his first words: the simple phrase “hello, mummy”.
A major collaborative study into the prevention of diabetes by a team of academics from the University of Leicester and the University of Exeter has found that ‘half-hearted’ attempts to implement diabetes prevention guidance are much less effective than professionally developed, high-quality programmes.
Tackling issues of inequality in the city of Plymouth forms the basis of a new report, by the Plymouth Fairness Commission.
An ambitious project exploring the shared experiences of flood-hit and vulnerable communities in Cornwall and Kenya has been announced today, with the aim of building resilience for those affected by climate change and extreme weather events.
A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Exeter, the Sex and History project, is offering schools a new way to tackle difficult topics in sex education.
Researchers from the University of Exeter are investigating the effect of climate change on deltas in South Asia and Africa to understand how people will respond and adapt.
Female fruit flies with a large number of sexual partners are playing an invaluable role in preventing the extinction of males, new research has shown.
Academics from Geography at the University of Exeter have played an important role in The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s most recent report.
A University of Exeter historian was invited as one of a small group of VIPs to be individually presented to the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception in advance of the visit of the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, in April.
Doctors routinely record blood pressure levels that are significantly higher than levels recorded by nurses, the first thorough analysis of scientific data has revealed.
Ivor Gurney, soldier-poet and composer, is the subject of a ground breaking new documentary to be televised on Sunday 30 March as part of the BBC’s programming to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Pioneering research could provide a significant boost in the vital quest to harness wave power as a viable renewable energy source for the future.
Social scientists at the University of Exeter are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems.
Historian Dr Todd Gray has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for his voluntary services to Devon heritage.
As part of the BBC’s WW1 centenary programmes key academics from the University of Exeter are contributing to an assortment of high profile broadcasts.
A rare and "amazing" burial discovery dating back 4,000 years has been described as the most significant find on Dartmoor: it is the subject of a new BBC2 TV programme on Sunday at 6.30pm.
A theoretical study led by the University of Exeter has shed new light on the conditions that lead to the evolution of spite or altruism in structured populations.
The 1950’s was a time when Britain desperately needed workers from its former colonies to regenerate its post-war economy. BBC Radio 4 is broadcasting a new three part series about the tens of thousands of migrants that came to Britain from the Indian subcontinent.
Fish exposed to increased noise levels consume less food and show more stress-related behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol and the University of Exeter.
Scientists have created an ingenious computer model that simulates a honey bee colony over the course of several years.
Messages designed to encourage parents to vaccinate their children against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can actually have the opposite effect, new research has revealed.
Psychologists from the University of Exeter are trialling an innovative new type of support to help relatives and friends who care for stroke survivors – with studies showing that currently one in three become depressed or suffer other mental health problems.
Hard-pressed consumers could miss out on benefits delivered by revolutionary energy smart grids unless they are clearly publicised and explained, a ground-breaking new study has said.
A new study led by the University of Exeter and Swansea University has pinpointed the changes in the brain that lead gamblers to react in the same way to near-misses as they do to winning.
New research has found that climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change and debunks the widely held view that warmer winters will cut the number of deaths normally seen at the coldest time of year.
A team at the University of Exeter are contributing to the largest clinical trial of adult stem cell therapy which has started in London.
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of marine turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries.
Diseases that are common in managed honeybee colonies are now widespread in the UK’s wild bumblebees, according to research published in Nature.
Debilitating side effects associated with prescription medication for some of today’s most common conditions could be eradicated if they mimicked the body’s natural hormone secretion cycles, a new report has said.
The last large populations of the leatherback turtle are at risk because their migratory routes in the Atlantic Ocean overlap with the locations of industrial fisheries, a new study shows.
A widespread lack of understanding of the global scale and impact of the First World War has been revealed in a new report.
The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book.
Unrequited love may be a thing of the past this Valentine’s with the help of an English literature expert from the University of Exeter.
A £10 million partnership in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, which supports research with direct impact on patients' health and on improvements to the way in which NHS care is delivered, is to begin its next five year phase this month.
A new mobile app has been launched this week to help researchers develop a better understanding of a rare condition affecting the inner ear.
A celebration of the traditional connections between human lives, the seasons and the natural world form the basis of a new book by University of Exeter academic, Professor Nick Groom.
University of Exeter historian, Professor Richard Overy has been shortlisted for a new American military history prize for his book ‘The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945’.
The first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia for establishing contact with people, according to new research carried out at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Exeter Medical School.
Dementia research at the University of Exeter Medical School has received a boost in the form of a legacy gift of £279,933 from the late Michael Harnell.
Diabetes research led by the University of Exeter Medical School has underlined the importance of people with diabetes achieving their blood sugar goals, to reduce the risk of complications.
A working culture and longer-term approach to funding that reflects the changing landscape of heritage science is essential for delivering impactful research, a team representing several of the UK’s foremost cultural and academic institutions has found.
Attitudes toward over-indulgence, obesity and body shape were being hotly debated and used for political purposes as early as the 19th century, a new book claims.
An international team of scientists has shown that Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has entered a period of irreversible, self-sustained retreat and is likely to increase its discharge into the ocean in comparison to the last decade.
A study into deforestation in Cambodia has found that forests are better protected when villagers are given the responsibility to manage them locally.
Patients have expressed an appetite for potential cancer symptoms to be checked out much sooner than current NHS thresholds guidelines suggest, new research has revealed.
Plans to reverse the effects of global warming by mimicking big volcanic eruptions would have a catastrophic impact on some of the most fragile ecosystems on earth, new research has shown.
Research by the University of Exeter Medical School has revealed two new genetic causes of neonatal diabetes.
Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology.
New research by scientists at the University of Exeter has shown that cells demonstrate remarkable flexibility and versatility when it comes to how they divide – a finding with potential links to the underlying causes of many cancers.
A University of Exeter Engineering expert has been awarded a substantial European research grant aimed at developing more cost-effective and sustainable carbon fibres for the mass market.
A study led by a University of Exeter Medical School scientist has been highlighted as one of the top ten advances in autism research of 2013.
A groundbreaking renewable energy device which will harvest energy from the motion of the sea is about to be tested.
Exeter joins £18 million industry academia networks scheme to boost industrial biotechnology and bioenergy
The University of Exeter is set to benefit from a share of an £18million initiative designed to boost interaction between academic research and industry in biotechnology and bioenergy.
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.
Historically, art, medicine and science have had strong links, which may not be so obvious today.
Performance artists and researchers are joining forces to create a new type of video game, further blurring the boundaries between real and virtual worlds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Carol Smart, Co-Director of the Morgan Centre for the Study of Relationships and Personal Life and Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester is coming to the University of Exeter to discuss her research into donor conception.
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.
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).
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 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 influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings have placed Exeter in the top 100 for both Arts and Humanities and Life Sciences. The two Colleges were ranked 65 and 95 respectively.
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.
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.
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.
On Monday 16 September, a special public debate will ask what the future holds for our past.
The Academy of Social Sciences has conferred the award of Academician on 51 leading social scientists, including Professor Anne Barlow from the University of Exeter’s Law School and Stephen Hinchliffe, Professor of Human Geography within Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
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 £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.
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.
Declassified spy photography has uncovered a lost Roman Eastern frontier, dating from the second century AD.
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.
Twenty-seven basking sharks have been tagged in the second year of a project to find out more about their life cycle.
Volunteering may be good for your health, reveals a large systematic review and meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter Medical School.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The second year of a project to track basking sharks in Scottish waters is now underway.
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.
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.
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.
Cornwall’s political heritage and relationship with Westminster is being explored in a new research programme.
A team of researchers has hosted a briefing to Parliament, focusing on the complex links between the environment and health.
Local people are invited to the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) on Thursday 18 July to join researchers and the BBSRC (the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) in an interactive session to help determine the future of bioenergy policy in the UK.
In her new book, the Environment and Sustainability Institute's Dr Clare Saunders investigates the relationships between a broad range of environmental organisations.
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.
Local residents and people with an interest in their local environment are being asked to get involved with an exciting light pollution event in St Just this summer.
A new project led jointly by the University of Exeter and the Stockholm Resilience Centre has been awarded £1.9 million by Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation.
Scientists are to extend a popular basking shark tracking project for another year, it was announced today.
The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) and Business School are seeking Cornish businesses to work with a small group of students this May.
The University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) has held a conference with outdoor activity businesses to explore and discuss the establishment of a voluntary code of conduct for outdoor activity providers in Cornwall, which could help minimise their impact on the environment.
Conservation policymakers and practitioners have met with researchers from the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) to discuss the conservation potential of ‘microclimatic refugia’.
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 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.
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.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have been heavily involved in developing a school which is in the national top ten for energy efficiency.
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.
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.
An exhibition providing a snapshot of the tensions between Algeria and France is being exhibited at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.
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Professor Ed Watkins and his former PhD student John Galfin have won the newly instituted annual ‘Paper of the Year award’ for 2012 from the Palliative Medicine journal.
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.
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.
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.
Research by a University of Exeter psychologist has inspired a group of charities and pressure groups to establish a new consortium, focused on the effects of brain injuries.
New research provides the first evidence that depression can be treated by only targeting an individual’s style of thinking through repeated mental exercises in an approach called cognitive bias modification.