News archive

August 2012

Coral reef thriving in sediment-laden waters

Rapid rates of coral reef growth have been identified in sediment-laden marine environments, conditions previously believed to be detrimental to reef growth.

Exeter geographers collaborate with artists on the Jurassic Coast

University of Exeter geographers have helped shape a series of new artworks and special free events for visitors to Hive Beach, Dorset, to enjoy this summer.

Marilyn Monroe exhibition uncovered at cinema museum

The 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe, one of the most enduring of film icons, is being commemorated in Exeter with an exhibition of memorabilia at the University of Exeter’s cinema museum.

Be a scientist for the day in Falmouth

University of Exeter scientists from the Cornwall Campus are inviting local people to join them and become scientists for the day in Falmouth on Friday 17 August.

Making sense of an historic landscape

For the countryside to avoid becoming as homogenised as the High Street we need to learn from how it evolved; according to a new book by a University of Exeter archaeologist.

Exeter professor's double accolade for nursing science

A University of Exeter professor has been elected President of the European Academy of Nursing Science.

Study proves that one extinction leads to another

When a carnivore becomes extinct, other predatory species could soon follow, according to new research.

Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere's largest rain band

South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper in the journal Nature.

Research links Bisphenol-A to narrowing of the arteries

A research team from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge has for the first time established a link between high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA) and severe coronary artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries).

Archaeological dig in Devon unearths Roman influence

Excavations are underway to unearth the mysteries of Devon’s newly discovered settlement dating back to Roman times.

Pioneer of film technology immortalised at cinema museum

The inventor of one of the first cameras and projectors for moving images patented in the UK has been immortalised in an oil painting which has been donated to the University of Exeter’s cinema museum.

Students and locals to benefit from major historic library

University of Exeter students, academics and local people are set to benefit from the acquisition of the library of the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould. 

Research identifies mechanism responsible for eye movement disorder

A research team from King’s College London and the University of Exeter Medical School has identified how a genetic mutation acts during the development of nerves responsible for controlling eye muscles, resulting in movement disorders such as Duane Syndrome, a form of squint.

Menopause evolved to prevent competition between in-laws

The menopause evolved, in part, to prevent competition between a mother and her new daughter-in-law, according to research published in the journal Ecology Letters.

Exeter student runs seven marathons in seven days

A young Exeter university student will be taking on an amazing personal challenge next weekend when he runs from London to Paris.

New physio guidelines for the elderly at risk of falls

Taking a fall in older life can not only result in injury, but also a potentially debilitating loss of confidence.