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Youth and graduate migration explored in new Special Issue journal

20 October

Dr Francisco Rowe from the University’s Department of Geography and Planning has edited a Special Issue journal which explores youth and graduate migration. The aim of the special issue is to address a number of areas in the field of youth and graduate migration that remain under-researched. In particular, the need to draw on longitudinal data sets such that can […]

Clinical study success for novel contact lens device to improve glaucoma treatment

19 October

A novel contact lens device developed by University of Liverpool engineers to improve the treatment of glaucoma has been found to reliably track pressure changes in the eye and be wearable by people who took part in its first clinical study. The contact lens device is able to continuously measure fluid pressure in the eye […]

Promising treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome ineffective

A study published by researchers at the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, in Annals of Internal Medicine, has shown a potential treatment for patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is ineffective. CRPS is a severe post-traumatic pain condition affecting one or more limbs and is associated with regional pain, and sensory, bone and skin […]

Drinking tourists

Dutch courage – Alcohol improves foreign language skills

A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King’s College London, shows that bilingual speakers’ ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol. It is well-established that alcohol impairs cognitive and motor functions. ‘Executive […]

University partners with UK’s biggest digital manufacturing show

The University has teamed up with Smart Factory Expo, the UK’s biggest digital manufacturing show, which is taking place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on 15 and 16 November. Visitors to the Expo will be able to gain insight on how to prepare for what is quickly becoming a revolution in manufacturing agility, innovation and […]

Episode 18: Are Sugary Drinks The New Tobacco?

17 October

Professor Simon Capewell says sugary drinks are ‘killing us’. The University of Liverpool Public Health researcher and advocate says sugar, especially the sugar in sugary drinks, is the single biggest cause of obesity. He’s fighting for sugary drinks to be treated the same as tobacco which means, higher taxes and stricter limits on advertising. But […]

Soda Cans

New Podcast – Are sugary drinks the ‘New Tobacco’?

Our latest podcast examines the public health implications of sugary drinks and is available to download, review and subscribe on iTunes, Tunein and Blubrry. A researcher, Professor Simon Capewell, from the University’s Department of Public Health and Policy says sugary drinks are ‘killing us’. The Public Health researcher and advocate says sugar, especially the sugar in […]

Comic Art Festival at the VG&M this week

16 October

A special comic art festival featuring  will take place at the University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum (VG&M) this week. The VG&M Comic Art Festival is inspired by the `Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins’ exhibition which is currently on display in the VG&M The Festival will include writing workshops, guided tours, film screening, a […]

Liverpool head and neck cancer research gets £1.5m boost

13 October

The Mersey Head & Neck Oncology Research Group (MHNORG) has been awarded £1.5m of funding for two multicentre head and neck cancer studies. MHNORG, a research collaboration between the University and Aintree University Hospital, the Liverpool Dental Hospital and Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, brings together a multidisciplinary team of cancer surgeons, medical oncologists and scientists. The Medical Research […]

Physicists take their science to the visually impaired

12 October

Physicists from the University have contributed to a brand new exhibit to give blind and partially sighted children throughout the UK the opportunity to experience for the first time the amazing science of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. Tactile Collider is a first-of-its kind project and includes specially designed activities, tactile objects and soundscapes inspired by the Large […]

Royal College of Physicians’ northern HQ opens in Liverpool

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has officially opened its new interim RCP North headquarters in Liverpool – Phase 1 in its development of a major centre of clinical excellence in the city. Marking the start of a long-term plan to provide services outside of the capital, two floors within the University of Liverpool’s William […]


New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairments

A new University of Liverpool study, published today in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors. Approximately 65% of acute stroke survivors have visual impairment which typically relates to impaired central or peripheral vision, eye movement abnormalities, or visual perceptual defects. Symptoms can include blurred or altered […]

Molecular architecture of photosynthetic machinery revealed

New University of Liverpool research reveals the molecular architecture and physiological dynamics of photosynthetic machinery in bacteria. Published in Molecular Plant, the work could help inform the advancement of artificial photosynthesis for bioenergy development. Many living organisms, including some bacteria, algae and green plants, can capture and convert solar light into stored chemical energy, via […]

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Food security project to increase resilience of dairy farming

11 October

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are part of a major new project that aims to make the UK dairy industry more sustainable and resilient. Working together as part of the N8 AgriFood programme, a team of researchers from the Universities of Newcastle, Leeds and Liverpool will look at issues around environmental impact, animal health […]

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Study reveals benefits of having GPs in Emergency Departments

10 October

A new study from the University of Liverpool provides evidence that locating a General Practitioner (GP) in a hospital emergency department (ED) can reduce waiting times and admissions, but may increases antibiotic prescribing. The study, jointly led by Professor Enitan Carrol of the University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health, and Professor Taylor-Robinson of the […]

World Mental Health Day

Peter Kinderman is a professor of Clinical Psychology at the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society and an honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust: “Every year on 10th October, World Mental Health Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful diversity of human experience, as well as to reach out […]

BEVA Congress success for Liverpool

9 October

Victoria Nicholls, part of the University’s Veterinary Postgraduate Unit and the 2016/17 President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), rounds up the highlights from the 56th BEVA Congress, which recently took place in Liverpool. “With over 101 hours of continued professional development, 125 speakers, 3 debates, 10+ hours of practical workshops and 1 live […]


Social housing reduces anxiety in zebrafish

A new University of Liverpool study has shown that group housed zebrafish show lower levels of stress and anxiety when they undergo stressful or painful procedures like fin clipping than those who are housed singly. The research, funded by the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) and was […]

Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead

New exhibition celebrates outstanding women in medicine

A University of Liverpool professor, Dame Margaret Whitehead, is being honoured as part of a special exhibition of photographic portraits of the leading women in medicine today, and the major figures from the past who have inspired them. 2017 is a landmark moment in the history of women in medicine. It is just over 150 […]

Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals

6 October

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst producing valuable chemical feedstocks. In a paper published in chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie they report a very unique […]