Climate change could cause abrupt shifts in the amount of vegetation growing in parts of Great Britain, new research shows.
Empowering people to intervene when they witness unacceptable behaviour can help to prevent domestic violence and abuse, a new study has found.
Young people, men and people in “individualistic” societies report higher levels of loneliness, according to a large-scale global study.
A new research project exploring how the West perceives China is to be launched at the University of Exeter.
An online treatment proven to prevent anxiety and depression in young people is set to become available to the NHS and other mental health services worldwide.
Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study.
A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, stimulates post-exercise muscle building to a greater extent than milk protein.
Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research published in Science suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Early African Muslims had a halal – and cosmopolitan diet - discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones shows
Early Muslim communities in Africa ate a cosmopolitan diet as the region became a trading centre for luxury goods, the discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones has shown.
A species of river bird is swallowing hundreds of plastic fibres every day via their insect prey, research by Cardiff University and the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter has shown.
Partnership receives funding boost to develop AI to meet equipment supply and demand in Covid-19 pandemic
A partnership between the University of Exeter and Applegate has secured a significant funding boost to help develop new, cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology to help match supply and demand for vital health equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Businesses with strong environmental and social credentials are more resilient in times of economic crisis, according to research into the COVID-19 stock market crash.
The impact of coronavirus on Britain’s crucial food supply chains will be tracked as part of a new study which will show how the current crisis has affected the journey from farm to plate.
A project led by the University of Exeter has developed guidance and recommendations to optimise strategies to tackle mental ill-health in doctors
A new study suggests an underestimation of microplastics in the ocean.
The COVID-19 global lockdown has had an “extreme” effect on daily carbon emissions, but it is unlikely to last – according to a new analysis by an international team of scientists.
A rising research star from the University of Exeter has won £100k to launch her work into depression as part of a prestigious grant scheme.
A Medicine student at the University of Exeter has teamed up with two clinicians to launch an online seminar series.
Scientists have pioneered a new technique to expose hidden biochemical pathways involving single molecules at the nanoscale.
Pine martens need neighbours but like to keep their distance, according to new research.
The University of Exeter has led research into the strategies tax authorities are using to manage large business taxpayers.
An online study of 25,000 people is recruiting participants to help study the impact of COVID-19 isolation on the health and wellbeing of older people
A rapid assessment of COVID-19 implications for disabled people in Cornwall has illustrated a failure by central government to support people
A new analysis shows which certain pre-existing diseases may put older people at risk of developing more severe COVID-19, implying they may need special treatments and more shielding.
Scientists have revealed the critical role that the chemical composition of bedrock plays in limiting vegetation growth in some of the world’s most barren and rocky terrains.
There were more than 300 million cases of hip and knee osteoarthritis worldwide in 2017 reveals a new analysis
Underwater sound devices called “pingers” could be an effective, long-term way to prevent porpoises getting caught in fishing nets with no negative behavioural effects, newly published research suggests.
The University of Exeter’s Student Startup team has launched a new funding initiative, designed to support innovative projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dozens of prehistoric, Roman and medieval sites discovered by archaeology volunteers working at home during lockdown
Dozens of previously-unrecorded Roman, prehistoric and medieval sites have been discovered by archaeology volunteers based at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
A new community project designed to celebrate and explore the Exe Estuary and coast, has been launched.
UK researchers have developed a cheap and simple way of creating biofuel and fertiliser from seaweed, whilst removing plastic from the oceans and cleaning up tourist beaches in the Caribbean and Central America.
An editorial paper has reviewed evidence and found that most of the UK deaths in doctors from COVID-19 are aged over 60.
A pan-European interdisciplinary team won a prestigious international competition, to develop pioneering new solutions to aid the recovery from pandemics such as COVID-19.
Large portions of voters across Europe misunderstand the workings of the European Union and think it is less democratic than it actually is, research suggests.
NHS staff are being offered free training to deliver a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme to help support heart failure patients.
A project that links technology and housing to improve health and wellbeing in Cornwall is developing a guide to using online devices to reduce feelings of isolation during COVID-19 lockdown.
A pivotal new project, involving Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter, has been launched to pioneer new initiatives for greener home heating.
One in four people already own a disposable face mask to protect themselves against COVID-19, a new study says – despite the UK government saying evidence for their use is “weak”.
Temperate and tropical dry forests – not just rainforests – are home to thousands of unique tree species, a new study reveals.
The public would comply with major changes to medical advice – but would then be less likely to follow other new guidelines in the future, research shows.
It is remembered as a time when seemingly everyone in Britain lined the streets to mark the end of six years of conflict around the world – but in reality the trauma of war meant many people didn’t celebrate on Victory in Europe Day.
Grizzly discovery of an arrow through the eye sheds light on horrific injuries caused by medieval arrows
Medieval arrows caused injuries similar to today’s gunshot wounds, according to archaeologists analysing newly discovered human remains.
Frontline healthcare workers can take a new app-based micro-course on resilience and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State-of-the-art imaging method provides new insights into how bacteria move and exchange genetic information
Scientists have made a pivotal breakthrough in advancing our understanding of how bacteria move and perform genetic exchange.
The University of Exeter Business School is working with more than 40 other institutions as part of a major EU-funded project worth nearly 10 million euros.
Understanding how the physical and biological world reacts to climate change is a challenge that science must contend with.
Hunger is likely to be the main driver of stone juggling in otters, new research has shown.
Coronavirus has led to major change in attitudes about parental responsibility for children’s education, survey shows
School closures have led to a change in attitudes among parents about who should be responsible for their child’s education, a major new survey shows.
‘Near-unlivable’ heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut
Areas of the planet home to one-third of humans will become as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara within 50 years, unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A major new study will uncover the secrets of how communities in Medieval Britain continued to speak French for at least 300 years after the Norman Conquest.
Spending time in the garden is linked to similar benefits for health and wellbeing as living in wealthy areas, according to a new large-scale study.
A professor who consistently ranks in the global top five of neuroimaging will bring his expertise to Exeter’s new £10 million Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre.
Football fans can relive the 30th anniversary of Exeter City’s historic 1990 league title win as part of a new online exhibition.
European partnerships to research depiction of girlhood in the media brings multinational research opportunities for students
Innovative European partnerships set up by University of Exeter academics have created new cross-border research opportunities for students.
People with low or no visual imagery are more likely to work in scientific and mathematical industries than creative sectors, according to new research.
A University of Exeter postgraduate researcher and teaching assistant has made an extraordinary donation of 3000 facemasks to help Hospiscare doctors and nurses in Devon provide compassionate end of life care during the coronavirus crisis.
The impact of COVID-19 on cancer diagnosis and survival will be explored through research led by the University of Exeter.
A leading scientist from the University of Exeter has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Researchers from the University of Exeter and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South West Peninsula (PenARC), in partnership with the NHS, have developed a crucial new tool to ensure health trusts maintain sufficient levels of life-saving equipment and bed spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
School closures during the coronavirus lockdown could leave disadvantaged children with “learning loss” of up to six months, leading social mobility experts have warned.
A University of Exeter expert has been elected to one of the world’s most prestigious academic organisations.
“Ethnic spaces” at US universities make students from underrepresented minority groups feel a greater sense of belonging and engagement with their university, new research suggests.
Beautifully illustrated scrolls and graphic art storytelling traditions will help communities to reflect on shared histories of famine in India and Britain and cope with today’s environmental changes.
New guidance has been developed to support people with dementia and family carers who are facing isolation and reduced services as a result of COVID-19.
An exciting national experiment reopens today, aiming to shed light on how listening to nature could impact wellbeing.
A new test which could detect whether people who have had COVID-19 are still infectious is under development
Digital training experts have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by rapidly making new personal protective equipment (PPE) training for NHS staff.
A consortium featuring the University of Exeter has been awarded £3.7m in funding to develop a suite of postgraduate conversion courses in AI and data science.
One of the new generation of rising research stars at the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national fellowship.
Five leading researchers from across disciplines at the University of Exeter have received prestigious national fellowships, it has been announced.
A new editorial has summarised evidence and concluded that people aged 60-69 are at risk of severe illness if infected with COVID-19.
New research demonstrates unsustainable levels of soil erosion in the UK.
Thousands of trees have been planted in former rainforest land in the Amazon, nourishing the soil and providing impoverished Brazilians with food and increased incomes.
The University of Exeter is supporting the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) to be at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19
Work by a University of Exeter researcher into the impact of the “returned Yank” on popular culture has won a major book prize awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS).
A pioneering new project, designed to nurture students’ innovative product development and marketing skills with industry partners, has received a £1 million funding boost.
Research project to evaluate impact of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions receives substantial funding
A new project to predict the spread of COVID-19, and evaluate the impact of quarantine restrictions, has received a substantial research grant.
A recent review of research highlights how genetics can support development of sustainable aquaculture for global food security.
A new paper published in The Lancet Psychiatry highlights an urgent need to tackle the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health.
Flamingos form friendships that last for years, new research shows.
Patients in Exeter with COVID-19 are being recruited to the largest clinical trial in the world to investigate existing medicines which might be effective against the disease.
The experience of family carers during the COVID-19 pandemic will be explored in a series of weekly interviews conducted over the next three months.
A spin-out company focussed on driving environmental sustainability in the mining and raw materials sector, founded by experts from the University of Exeter, has secured investment to help develop the business.
A crucial new project, designed to reveal the potentially devastating health impacts of air pollution on individuals, depending on their local environment, has received significant funding.
A pioneering study has shed new light on how a group of novel organelle-based disorders affect cells.
Brown hares and chickens were treated as “gods” not food when they arrived in Britain, research shows
Brown hares and chickens were considered “gods” rather than food when they were first arrived in Britain in the Iron Age, new research shows.
Earliest humans in the Amazon created thousands of “forest islands” as they tamed wild plants for food, study shows
The earliest human inhabitants of the Amazon created thousands of artificial forest islands as they tamed wild plants to grow food, a new study shows.
Hormonal changes caused by motorboat noise cause clownfish to hide, skip meals and attack their neighbours – putting damselfish in distress.
One of the world’s leading experts in fungal lung disease has joined the University of Exeter
Beaches in or near England’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have the same levels of litter as those in unprotected areas, new research shows.
University of Exeter experts will develop new ways to better monitor activity on extreme right-wing online forums linked with terrorism as part of a major new research project.
Academics and clinicians across Devon and Cornwall are collaborating and innovating to improve testing capacity for COVID-19.
Couples should work as a team and make plans for the future to ensure their relationship thrives during coronavirus lockdown, experts say
Couples trying to cope with the coronavirus lockdown should work as a team and make future plans to keep their relationship strong during the crisis, experts have said.
Pioneering project to unlock decision making process behind larval settlement on coral receives funding boost
A new research project, designed to unlock a greater understanding of one of the key factors that affects coral recovery, has received a significant funding boost.
The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study has found.
Newly discovered letters show Thomas Hardy’s second wife’s joy and happiness at her marriage, and her sadness and loneliness after his death.
The agave plant - which is used to make tequila – could be the key ingredient to unlocking a new way of producing environmentally-friendly transport fuel and hand sanitizer, new research has found.
Pathogenic fungi pose a huge and growing threat to global food security.
A medicine student at the University of Exeter has created cute characters and a rhyming story to explain covid-19 to children.
Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new innovations, a study warns.
Self-care for ministers and providing clear information for parishioners essential to help church communities experiencing trauma due to Coronavirus, new advice says
Ensuring ministers look after their physical and mental health and providing clear information for parishioners is key to helping church communities cope with the trauma of coronavirus, new advice says.
Jim Sibson of Babcock International Group Appointed as Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter
The University of Exeter has appointed Jim Sibson as an Honorary Associate Professor.
A global analysis of over 300 marine species spanning more than 100 years, shows that mammals, plankton, fish, plants and seabirds have been changing in abundance as our climate warms.
One of the UK’s foremost mechanical engineers, Steve Austen, has been appointed as an Associate Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter.
A rising research star at the University of Exeter has received a prestigious national award, it has been announced.
A funding appeal has been launched to help fast-track the development of a “pocket laboratory” that carries out quick, accurate and cost-effective blood tests that could revolutionise how health professionals track, trace and monitor the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19.
Scientists and clinicians in Exeter are part of a £20 million investment to unlock the secrets of COVID-19.
She achieved global stardom thanks to iconic roles in Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. Now the public can explore how Vivien Leigh had strong links to the South West as well as Hollywood as part of a major new project.
Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.
A University of Exeter researcher has been chosen for the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of innovators in science and heath across Europe.
A medical student has won a highly competitive scholarship to intern with BMJ, going through an intense selection process to achieve the funding.
“Blind over-reliance” on AI technology to manage international migration could lead to serious breaches of human rights, study warns
Over-reliance by countries on artificial intelligence to tackle international migration and manage future migration crisis could lead to serious breaches of human rights, a new study warns.
University of Exeter experts will help to train academics from throughout the UK in cutting-edge research methods as part of a major new national initiative.
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths have revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe’s ice age.
Exeter’s Ocean Technology Group selected to receive Scottish Government support for Floating Offshore Wind innovation
An engineering research team at the University of Exeter’s Offshore Renewable Energy Group will carry out research into innovative mooring systems for floating offshore wind energy applications.
Children who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes under the age of seven have a different form (or “endotype”) of the condition compared with those diagnosed aged 13 or above, new research has shown.
Colour-changing crabs struggle to camouflage themselves when exposed to noise from ships, new research shows.
LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) will be revealed and celebrated as part of a major new collaboration, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Older parents are less flexible when it comes to raising their offspring, according to a new study of beetles.
International blood pressure guidelines may require review, according to new research that found a link between low blood pressure and higher mortality rates.
Scientists are manipulating genes that could solve environmental sustainability and conservation problems in Australian environments.
The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon from the atmosphere is decreasing, according to a study tracking 300,000 trees over 30 years, published today in Nature.
Facebook “prominent gateway” to untrustworthy websites during 2016 US presidential election, study shows
Facebook was the most prominent gateway to untrustworthy websites during the 2016 US Presidential election, a new study shows.
A dementia diagnosis software system developed at the University of Exeter has received three grants totalling £73,000.
Key protein has links to regulators of vertebrate feeding and reproduction
Two Exeter doctors will row for 24 hours in the first phase of preparation for an epic 3,000 mile world record bid across the Atlantic.
Three health researchers at the University of Exeter have been recognised as among the most prominent and prestigious in the country to be funded by the Government health research arm, NIHR.
Chemical changes in the oceans more than 800 million years ago almost destroyed the oxygen-rich atmosphere that paved the way for complex life on Earth, new research suggests.
Cases of potentially deadly brain damage as a result of stroke could be reduced after new research identified a pathway in the brain that causes swelling, and which responds to an innovative treatment.
It is a spectacular butterfly breed with an intriguing back story – now scientists have revealed how male-killing bacteria are helping to create a dazzling hybrid of the African monarch.
An award winning innovation being used in theatres at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is saving money and helping to save the planet.
Activism and growth of small independent publishers leading to “profound change” for translated fiction, research shows
Activism, new networks and the growth of small independent presses is leading to profound change in the way translated fiction is published, a new study shows.
Leading UK soft drinks companies continued to experience positive growth in their share prices, despite widespread industry fears the tax would harm their businesses, researchers have found.
First investment of a £30m initiative supporting the UK’s transition to a circular economy
Banners created by people living with dementia who worked with a trio of well-known artists will be on display in Exeter until the end of March.
Seagulls favour food that has been handled by humans, new research shows.
Prince Charles has awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education to a team at the University of Exeter.
Rapid Arctic warming has not led to a “wavier” jet stream around the mid-latitudes in recent decades, pioneering new research has shown.
A University of Exeter research institute has been boosted by the arrival of nine new staff.
Male doctoral graduates more likely to have a full-time, permanent job than their female counterparts, study shows
Male doctoral graduates are more likely to get a permanent job compared to their female counterparts, a new study shows.
A grant of £152,000 will allow researchers to investigate how manipulating specific brain cells can impact the body’s response to changes in blood sugar levels, which may help uncover the processes involved in diabetes.
Researchers to investigate impact of shame on doctors, medical students and patients as part of major new study
Patients, doctors and medical students will share their experiences of shame as part of a new project that aims to understand the impact that the emotion has on healthcare.
One of South America’s most prominent volcanoes is producing early signals of potential instability, new research has shown.
A major five-year study into the impacts of beavers on the English countryside has concluded that the water-living mammals can bring measurable benefits to people and wildlife.
Experts in the emotional needs of small children say increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol in babies and small children who are separated from their parents could have a long-term genetic impact.
The government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy has resulted in soft drinks manufacturers lowering sugar levels in their drinks
New research has shed fresh light on how the build-up of two proteins in the brain might affect the activity of genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease.
The University of Exeter has announced that it has been awarded £4 million in further funding to continue with a project researching technology, health and housing in Cornwall.
The University of Exeter is part of a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Having genetically higher testosterone levels increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes in women, while reducing the risk in men. Higher testosterone levels also increase the risks of breast and endometrial cancers in women, and prostate cancer in men.
Older people could hold the key to revitalising rural communities, researchers say.
People power will be the driving force behind new wildlife havens in three Cornish towns.
Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.
Distinguished guests have gathered to participate in a special ceremony, to mark the handover of a new building that will house the University of Exeter’s pioneering VSimulators experimental facility.
Younger sons of the gentry faced so much emotional turmoil from having to make their own way in the world they suffered from anxiety, research shows.
Funding expected to total £1.2 million ($1,566,874) over four years from the USA’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help Exeter academics advance understanding about the underlying biological mechanisms leading to some people with Alzheimer’s disease developing psychosis.
£60 million raised to support students and research at Exeter
A project exploring how carbon capture and storage can help limit global warming to a 1.5°C temperature rise has received philanthropic funding from American organisation, One Earth.
A project to help more accurately measure the health of our oceans has been supported with a grant from the Simons Foundation.
A University of Exeter genetics researcher has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
One of the University of Exeter’s most talented climate researchers has received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced.
Zoo improvements should benefit all animals and include a wide range of “enrichment” techniques, researchers say.
Tougher early lives could help captive-bred game birds develop survival skills for adulthood in the wild, new research suggests.
GPs are being urged to consider shortness of breath and cough as potential predictors of lung cancer, after a study found they were becoming more common as the first symptom in diagnosis.
Cutting emissions of particular gases could improve conditions for plants, allowing them to grow faster and capture more carbon, new research suggests.
Loggerhead turtles feed in the same places year after year – meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.
New findings from University of Exeter researchers reveal how bacterial immune systems can be harmful for their hosts and explain why they are not found in many bacteria.
A landmark translational research project called the Windows of Hope project, led by researchers from the University of Exeter, has defined more than 150 different genetic disorders in North American Anabaptist (Amish/Mennonite) communities.
A new technique to study the properties of molecules and materials on a quantum simulator has been discovered.
Perception of when its acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group led by cultural differences, research shows
Cultural differences play a pivotal role in how people in different parts of the world perceive when it is acceptable to sacrifice one person to save a larger group, new research has shown.
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.
Arctic sea ice cannot “quickly bounce back” if climate change causes it to melt, new research suggests.
A cancer researcher who heads up the medicine programme has been recognised in the top 100 inspirational women in healthcare.
Squirrels that strongly favour their left or right side are less good at learning, new research suggests.
People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.
A University of Exeter researcher has won recognition in the 2020 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
A virtual reality simulation developed near Exeter has made a global list of top 10 VR experiences for 2019.
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood - according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk published today.
Crop production in Britain will fall dramatically if climate change causes the collapse of a vital pattern of ocean currents, new research suggests.
Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayan region, new research shows.
Highlighting female achievements in the workplace makes capable women significantly more likely to want to be the boss, a study shows.