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Study shows links between pain and weather
Weather systems in the UK could cause chronic pain suffers to experience more or less pain on certain days.
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Understanding contaminants movement should improve our ability to calculate long term risks.
Highest level of seafloor microplastics found
An international research project has revealed the highest levels of microplastic on the seafloor.
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New research has shown that crops facing drought conditions can become more resilient.
An update from Professor Danielle George
A personal message recorded by Professor Danielle George to postgraduate (taught) offer-holders.
A message from Professor Danielle George
A personal message recorded by Professor Danielle George to undergraduate offer-holders.
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