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.
A rising research star from the University of Exeter has secured a coveted national award, for his innovative work on more accurately simulating natural hazards, such as windstorms and flooding.
Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges the person to store more fat for future shortages, new research suggests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pioneering new insights into why high concentrations of some of the most rare and desirable natural elements - vital for the production of vital environmental, digital and security technologies – have been revealed.
An Exeter research facility which puts people at its heart has received nearly £6 million in funding over the next five years.
Today they are a male fashion accessory, adored by hipsters and spurned by clean-shaven creatives. But in the 19th century, men associated beards and whiskers with manliness, strength and even male beauty.
The University of Exeter is part of a newly awarded £19 million doctorial training partnership programme with industry leaders.
Clothing and objects from the Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s collections rarely seen by the public will be on show at an event to inspire creative writing in Exeter.
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 Prince of Wales has praised the work of University of Exeter experts to help support small family farms.
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 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.
Experts in dementia and those affected by the emotional experience of having a loved one with the condition will join an award-winning cartoonist to discuss the care and support available for those with memory loss at an event today.
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.
Globally-renowned dementia and ageing expert Professor Clive Ballard is now in post as the new Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter Medical School.
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.
Many aspects of match day life at Exeter City Football Club are brought to life in a new exhibition at St James Park.
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.
Mastery – an approach to teaching maths commonly used in East Asian countries – can significantly benefit children in UK schools, a University of Exeter academic has found.
Shedding a few pounds might be a good strategy in the human dating game, but for crickets the opposite is true.
Vampires, immortalised in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, were born out of real-life accounts of vampires gathered by doctors and surgeons, academic research has revealed.
The disconnect between voters and politicians has been cited as the cause of many current challenges in modern politics, from Brexit to the growth in support for extremist views around Europe.
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.
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.
The public have been urged to help solve the mystery of why one of Britain’s best-loved animals, the hedgehog, is in decline.
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.
Generosity increases dramatically if people are asked to donate tomorrow’s bonus or inheritance cheque
People will donate between a half and a third more to charity if they are expecting a bonus or windfall but don’t yet have the cash in their hand, according to research by the University of Exeter’s Business school.
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School were part of genetics research which could help explain the legend of giants in Irish folklore.
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.
A two-year research project to understand the impact of libraries on local communities in Devon has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE).
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.
Experts are hoping to stop the UK’s favourite fruit, the banana, from disappearing from our shops.
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.
Some of the world’s leading experts will gather at the University of Exeter to take part in a prestigious event, designed to examine the future of pioneering space weather research.
Doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by about one third, according to a paper published in the journal Nature
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.
New research finds that fish with consistent and predictable personalities are more successful in social groups and help to build tighter and more coordinated shoals.
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.
Former professional footballer turned campaigner Clarke Carlisle met experts at an event held today to discuss how they can tackle male suicide and mental health problems.
Climate change, urban expansion and agricultural intensification blamed for risk to some of Britain’s best loved species
Magma build-up at active Japanese volcano poses threat to "Naples of the Eastern World", research shows
Pioneering new study could help provide early-warning system for volcanic eruptions worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
Suspected drunks trying to get into pubs and clubs in Weymouth could be breathalysed and refused entry from Friday 16 September.
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.
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.
Fascinating new light could be shed on the complex atmospheres of planets which orbit stars outside our own solar system, thanks to pioneering new research.
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 University of Exeter has reinforced its position as one of the best universities in the world, according to the latest influential rankings.
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.
The social lives of crickets are similar generation to generation, even though the insects can’t learn directly from their mum and dad.
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.
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.
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.
New Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her commitment to Brexit, but she is liked most by Conservative voters who regret voting to leave, a new survey suggests.
Experts in vibration serviceability of civil engineering structures from across the globe met at the University of Exeter.
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.
Work by University of Exeter experts to predict the weather in India could help millions of people prepare for the devastating effects of the country’s summer monsoons.
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.
Crows are performing a useful function and keeping our environment free from rotting carcasses, research carried out at the University of Exeter in Cornwall has discovered.
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 study aiming to evaluate the use of the drug ketamine as a treatment for severe alcohol disorder is currently recruiting volunteers.
Scientists at the University of Exeter have developed a pioneering new technique that could revolutionise the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
Ancient inhabitants of the southern Brazilian highlands were no strangers to the types of home improvements we enjoy today, academics from the University of Exeter have found.
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.
A recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin’s carbon sink, a ground-breaking study has found.
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.
Researchers at the Medical School have won a prestigious international award for outstanding research in health technology assessment.
Two Exeter teams have been shortlisted for the prestigious Nursing Times Awards.
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.