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Recommendations to improve the mental health of emergency responders

A new report out this week (6 July 2020), makes recommendations to improve the mental health of emergency responders.

7th July 2020
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New research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed in the UK

An OU academic is leading the expert panel strand of a new research project to consider the impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed in the UK.

6th July 2020
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Make meadow hay while the sun shines, but when?

As the haymaking season begins, an OU PhD student is researching the importance of getting the timing of hay cutting right.

2nd July 2020
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Discovery of sulfide as an energy source for microbes that has potential for Mars

Researchers have discovered that sulfide is an energy source that works in the bitter cold of Canada and could help microorganisms to grow on Mars.

2nd July 2020
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Effect of COVID-19 lockdown experience on refugees and asylum seekers

An OU research project into the experiences of asylum seekers and refugees during COVID-19 lockdown, finds that many have endured similar situations before.

16th June 2020
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Researchers discover green glow around Mars

Researchers have discovered a green glow around Mars, reported in Nature Astronomy this week (15 June 2020).

16th June 2020
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OU Postgraduate Research Poster Competition 2020

The OU Postgraduate Research Poster Competition 2020 (10 June 2020) showcased a wide range of OU research and reinforced the contribution these PhD and Professional Doctorate students make to the OU research community.

10th June 2020
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New free-to-use software to improve lower limb physiotherapy

Researchers at The Open University (OU) and Cardiff University have proved that freely available software works to help monitor physiotherapy for people recovering from lower limb surgery and conditions.

9th June 2020
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OU researchers involved in COVID-19 early warning system

OU researchers have received funding to research the role of wearable device technology and scientific and clinical expertise to create early biomarkers of coronavirus infection.

1st June 2020
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Only three facts needed to prioritise chest pain patients, researchers claim

Researchers have come up with the three facts needed to speed up diagnosis and treatment of people with chest pain due to coronary artery disease.

1st June 2020

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