University of Plymouth
University of Plymouth
A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have today (Wednesday 9th July 2014 UK, Thursday 10th July Australia) launched ACEmobile - a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide.
A prominent researcher into brain tumours from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and a former student from the University who had a brain tumour removed, joined charity Brain Tumour Research when it presented its updated National Research Funding report to David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities and Science.
A partnership between a Cornwall-based business and Plymouth University means that research at the Royal Cornwall Hospital could lead to a reduction in a major source of pain for pregnant women. Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) occurs in an estimated seventy per cent of women during pregnancy and ranges from mild symptoms to severe disability.
Ice cream manufacturers in the South West are being invited to a Plymouth University centre of expertise to learn some tricks of the trade to benefit their product and enhance profitability. A free morning seminar is being held on Wednesday 9 July at the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC), where representatives will be able to see a technique which can help identify the size of key ice cream micro-structures (ice crystals, fat globules, air bubbles) to aid product optimisation.
Businesses across the South West are joining a new online community that is helping them share expertise and access opportunities to grow.
A remarkable ‘supermarket’ stocked entirely from marine litter is set to feature in a new exhibition dedicated to raising public awareness of the problem of pollution in our seas. My Sea, Your Sea. Keep it Litter Free will showcase photographs and sculpture from artists who’ve used marine rubbish as the medium for their work.
A performance of Mozart’s Requiem, held at the Minster Church of St. Andrew in Plymouth, has raised £880 for charity Brain Tumour Research. The performance was promoted by Peninsula Arts and given by the University of Plymouth Choral Society, together with aspiring and enthusiastic singers and musicians under the direction of conductor Simon Ible.
An international relations expert at Plymouth University has been invited to address a United Nations conference on security issues in Central Asia. Professor Graeme Herd, Head of the School of Government in the University’s Faculty of Business, will address the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) on ‘Lessons Learned from Central Asia’.
Grace Harrison was nominated by her manager for the British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE), which recognise the exemplary work of support staff in three categories - Cleaning Operative of the Year, Best Practice Award and Customer Service Award.
blur Group, the services-commerce company, has announced a partnership with GAIN to give thousands of companies in the South West access to its Global Services Exchange, home of the most advanced software to buy, manage and pay for business services from any device.
A national programme has been launched to improve the standard of apps and websites that are designed to help patients manage diabetes and those who are preand post-weight loss surgery. The Health App Challenge, run by Plymouth University and funded by the Intellectual Property Office, will ask people to review existing online resources in a TripAdvisor style format.
Researchers at Plymouth University have launched a three-year study to investigate the benefits that Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are having upon the wider ecosystem and human welfare. The project will look at the benefits of protecting the marine environment, investigating how MPAs can change the flow of ‘ecosystem services’, or nature’s benefits to society.