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Exeter Uni climate change experts on TV

World-leading climate change experts from the University of Exeter will give a fascinating insight into the impacts of global warming when they appear on a hard-hitting BBC documentary. Professors Catherine Mitchell, Tim Lenton and Peter Stott will all feature prominently on the eagerly-awaited hour-long documentary Climate Change: The Facts, presented […]

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Exeter University identifies grass pollen triggers

Scientists could be a step closer to providing more precise pollen forecasts to the 25% of the UK population who live with either asthma or hay fever. This follows the first results of a major three-year project to analyse airborne grass pollen. The first year’s findings, published in Nature Ecology […]

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Autism brings qualities which help at home and at work

From University of Exeter: Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found. A study examining the lives of autistic adults shows the traits which come with having the condition can be useful, but […]

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Just because our ancestors had bows and arrows they were not necessarily sophisticated

From Exeter University: Artefacts such as bows and arrows do not necessarily prove our ancestors had sophisticated reasoning and understanding of how these tools worked, new research suggests. Instead, such items could have emerged from an “accumulation of improvements made across generations” – with each generation understanding no more than the […]

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4 men jailed for drug offences at Exeter Crown Court

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: A drug-dealing gang who brought high purity crack-cocaine and heroin from London to sell on the streets of Newton Abbot and Torbay were jailed at Exeter Crown Court last week. The four men, part of a so-called County Lines operation from 2017, ingratiated themselves with […]

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Diabetes specialist at Exeter Uni receives NHS award

A world-leading diabetes specialist at the University of Exeter Medical School has received an NHS award for improving health outcomes for patients. Dr Timothy McDonald, of the University of Exeter Medical School, has been recognised by the NHS for his contributions to diabetes diagnosis and health care sciences in the UK. […]

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Exeter academic first nurse to give prestigious lecture at Diabetes UK conference

An academic from the University of Exeter Medical School is the first nurse ever to be awarded the opportunity to give the Arnold Bloom lecture, at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference. Professor Maggie Shepherd, an Honorary Clinical Professor who specialises in monogenic diabetes, will present the Arnold Bloom lecture on […]

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Exeter Uni identifies possible insomnia genes

A large-scale genomic study at Exeter University, in Devon,  has identified which genes could be responsible for keeping you awake at night – which in turn could cause depression or heart disease. An international collaboration led by the University of Exeter Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has discovered […]

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Man charged with murder of three elderly men in Devon

From Devon & Cornwall Police website:   A 27-year-old man has been charged with the murders of three elderly men in Exeter. Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde, Braunton, has been charged with the murder of Anthony Payne, aged 80, who was found deceased at an address in Bonhay Road on Monday […]

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Police treating death of 3 men in Exeter as suspicious

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: Devon and Cornwall Police are treating the deaths of three men in Exeter as suspicious. The bodies of three men were discovered in two properties in Exeter this week and the investigations have now been formally linked. A man has been arrested in connection […]

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