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Man with chest pain

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
Mud crater

Mud volcanoes on Mars may flow like lava

OU researchers are part of a European team that found that mud volcanoes on Mars may look like lava flows found on Earth.

19th May 2020
Lady suffering from stomach pain

Appeal for volunteers for research into endometriosis

An OU PhD student is calling for volunteers to take part in research into endometriosis, a chronic condition affecting over one million women in the UK.

13th May 2020
Apollo 17 sample leads to new discovery of the Moon’s evolution. NASA

Apollo 17 sample leads to new discovery of the Moon’s evolution

An international team of scientists, including Mahesh Anand, Professor of Planetary Science and Exploration at The Open University, have discovered new evidence that massive impact events formed large portions of the Moon’s crust.

12th May 2020
Hand holding a mobile phone

OU platform hosts investigation into fake facts about COVID-19

An investigation which tests how likely people are to believe COVID-19 related news stories, has been launched on the OU’s nQuire platform.

12th May 2020
Team in a group video call

First study to assess technology use during COVID-19

An OU academic is conducting an international study into the use of technology during the COVID-19 pandemic so that it can inform future research projects.

11th May 2020
Judith Taylor working in a lab

OU academic joins Mologic team to develop rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19

An OU academic is working with a team to develop a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19.

5th May 2020
Mother and baby

New tools to identify issues in maternal mental health

A new website which gives access to tools to help health workers identify difficulties in mothers’ relationships with their infants is being launched on World Maternal Mental Health Day (6 May 2020).

5th May 2020
An exoplanet and its atmosphere pass in front of its star (artist’s impression, from an imaginary point near to the planet). NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Hydrogen-breathing aliens? Study suggests new approach to finding extraterrestrial life

The first time we find evidence of life on a planet orbiting another star (an exoplanet), it is probably going to be by analysing the gases in its atmosphere.

5th May 2020
Couple getting married

Call for new regulations around civil weddings to avoid backlogs

An OU researcher calls for a change to regulations around civil wedding ceremonies so that more people can get married simply and inexpensively, and to avoid COVID-19 backlogs.

5th May 2020

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