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Dog using cancer detection tool
Research
30 Jun 2014

Helping dogs ‘sniff out’ cancer – OU unveils new life-changing device

A prototype of new technology to help specially trained dogs ‘sniff out’ the tell-tale signs of cancer in biological samples has been...  read more

Research
24 Jun 2014

OU researchers name crater on Mercury ‘Aneirin’ after Welsh poet

A view of Aneirin imaged from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft

Three craters on Mercury have been given names thanks to researchers at The Open University (OU). The move follows approval by the...  read more

Research
10 Jun 2014

Scientists find new molecule that contributes to brain disease

Figure1. Healthy tissue showing cells closely packed together

A tiny molecule has been found responsible for causing ‘leakiness’ of the brain’s blood vessels. This leakiness allows the uncontrolled flow of...  read more

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Researchers help uncover story behind mystery Iron Age meteorite in Hampshire  30 May 2014
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OU helps unlock mystery of supernova explosions and black holes  14 May 2014
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Tributes paid by The Open University to “inspirational” planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger  08 May 2014
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Older eyewitnesses make mistakes in police identity parades  07 May 2014
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New research reveals how social media can transform small business networking  23 Apr 2014
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Activities and Arts help toddlers' development  07 Apr 2014
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9 in 10 people are concerned about who can access their personal information  26 Mar 2014
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£1.5M community research project to reignite energy debate  24 Feb 2014
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PLATO space mission chosen to discover new worlds  21 Feb 2014
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Cuddles and cups of tea – major study reveals how couples make their love last  13 Jan 2014
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Bringing space into sharper focus: £1M for image sensor technology  16 Dec 2013
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Key organisations unite to improve benefit and risk assessment of vaccines  26 Nov 2013
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OU takes a share of £100m for environmental science doctoral training  05 Nov 2013
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Why we’re freaked out by zombies – research illuminates the ‘uncanny valley’  28 Oct 2013
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The ‘problem’ of boys: new research to examine male role models  28 Oct 2013
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£16M TO SUPPORT ‘SMART’ ECONOMIC GROWTH IN MILTON KEYNES  22 Oct 2013
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Design for life: new research funding for PhD designers  15 Oct 2013


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