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  • Conference chaired by HBS Professor shortlisted for award

    Conference chaired by HBS Professor shortlisted for award

    APM conference 2013 achieves finalist status

    13 June 2014

  • Astronomers discover two new ancient worlds from galaxy next-door

    Astronomers discover two new ancient worlds from galaxy next-door

    Two new planets orbiting a very old star from our nearby galaxy, known as Kapteyn’s star, are reported in a new study by an international team of astronomers, including researchers from the University of Hertfordshire. One of these planets around Kapteyn’s star could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to allow liquid water on its surface.

    4 June 2014

  • What you wear can change your brain

    What you wear can change your brain

    Clothing affects our mental processes and perceptions which can change our minds and the way we think, according to research by Professor Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire.

    30 May 2014

  • SSAHRI Research Grants Competition attracts positive response

    SSAHRI Research Grants Competition attracts positive response

    Applications for the 2014/15 SSAHRI Research Grants Competition are now closed following a successful number of entries.

    28 May 2014

  • Securing our future food production through better understanding of disease resistance genes in crops

    Securing our future food production through better understanding of disease resistance genes in crops

    A new understanding as to how plants defend themselves against some pathogens that cause crop diseases is proposed by researchers from the University of Hertfordshire to help scientists breed new, more successful disease-resistant agricultural crops. The new concept is called effector-triggered defence or ETD.

    27 May 2014

  • World experts assemble for third international conference on novel psychoactive substances (NPS)

    World experts assemble for third international conference on novel psychoactive substances (NPS)

    The third international conference on novel psychoactive substances takes place this week (15-16 May) in Rome, Italy and is co-organised by the University of Hertfordshire, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), Sapienza University of Rome and University of Chieti-Pescara. It will be attended by over 300 participants from 32 countries.

    15 May 2014

  • Philosopher awarded ICSU grant

    Philosopher awarded ICSU grant

    Philosophy collaborates with International Council for Science (ICSU)

    22 April 2014

  • Evaluation of the End-of-Life Care Train the Trainer education model

    Evaluation of the End-of-Life Care Train the Trainer education model

    Care home residents have multiple health needs that are often complicated by the presence of dementia. This means that they rely on a range of health and social care staff as well as family members to provide care and make decisions on their behalf. End of Life (EoL) care training aims to ensure that older people can receive care that is appropriate within the care home.

    10 April 2014

  • Online survey reveals new epidemic of sleeplessness

    Online survey reveals new epidemic of sleeplessness

    - Nearly six in ten (59%) people in Britain are sleep deprived - 78% of people are exposed to disruptive blue light from computers and smartphones before going to bed - Only 10% of people strongly agree that they have pleasant dreams

    4 April 2014

  • Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream

    Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream

    Today psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control. The experiment shows that it is now possible for people to create their perfect dream, and so wake up feeling especially happy and refreshed.

    27 March 2014

  • An Art & Astronomy Open Evening at Bayfordbury

    An Art & Astronomy Open Evening at Bayfordbury

    Researchers and post-graduate students from University of Hertfordshire’s Centre for Astrophysics Research will be mixing their cosmic palettes of galaxies, planets and stars with painters, actors and musicians at the University's Bayfordbury Observatory for the last Open Evening of the 2013/14 season on Friday 21 March 2014.

    20 March 2014

  • Workshops on Philosophy Title in Glasgow and Sydney

    Workshops on Philosophy Title in Glasgow and Sydney

    John Lippitt's recent book discussed

    14 March 2014

  • University of Hertfordshire researchers take their science to Parliament

    University of Hertfordshire researchers take their science to Parliament

    Two researchers from the University of Hertfordshire are attending Parliament to present their science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of SET for Britain on Monday 17th March.

    14 March 2014

  • Every red dwarf star has at least one planet

    Every red dwarf star has at least one planet

    Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers from the UK and Chile. The study identifies that virtually all red dwarfs, which make up at least three quarters of the stars in the Universe, have planets orbiting them.

    4 March 2014

  • Strategies for developing new antiviral flu drugs

    Strategies for developing new antiviral flu drugs

    New analysis of the influenza A virus by scientists at the University of Hertfordshire shows potential for developing new antiviral drugs which are more likely to be universally effective against the flu virus originating from avian, swine or human virus strains.

    27 February 2014

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