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Pathways - e-Assessment for African Higher Education

A project funded by the OU is addressing the urgent need for online assessments across the African continent.

13th May 2021
Some long non-coding RNAs make it easier for cancer cells to multiply. nobeastsofierce/ Shutterstock

Cancer: how one type of RNA could be the future of treatment

Cells are the basic building blocks of all living things. So, in order to treat or cure almost any disease or condition – including cancer – you first need to have a fundamental understanding of cell biology.

7th May 2021
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OU recognised for health and inequalities in THE Impact Rankings 2021

The Open University (OU) has been recognised in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021 for its impact towards creating a sustainable future.

27th April 2021
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Innovative research into carbon sequestration gets funding

An OU research partnership which will enable research into carbon sequestration - the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide - has received funding.

23rd April 2021
Settlement on the Moon

OU research into 3D printing on the Moon receives funding

A project, which will develop a payload to send to the Moon to see if the soil is suitable to build on, has received funding.

21st April 2021
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter hovers over the Martian surface. NASA

Mars: how Ingenuity helicopter made the first flight on another planet

Imagine that you are flying a model helicopter or a drone. You are there with the auto controls. You switch them on. The rotors start to turn, gradually increasing their spin. You watch, then push the control for lift.

20th April 2021
Macadamia Nursery

OU celebrates postgraduate research students by planting trees

The Open University (OU) is planting trees in Bedfordshire and Malawi to celebrate its postgraduate research students.

20th April 2021
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OU awarded £250,000 to counter misinformation

The Open University (OU) has been awarded £250,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to track the manipulation of online information, particularly about COVID-19 and climate change.

19th April 2021
Earth from space with stars and sun flare and space telescope

OU space research gets share of £1 million Government fund

The OU is leading on one of five UK space projects awarded over £1 million by the Government as part of its efforts to boost international innovation.

13th April 2021
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Why deaf prisoners have been in a state of lockdown since well before COVID-19

The pandemic has worsened already dire conditions for prisoners since the UK Prison Service locked down the prison estate last year.

13th April 2021

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