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New research funding to study incurable prostate cancer

One of The Open University's (OU) Open Societal Challenges projects which seeks new approaches to treat an incurable form of prostate cancer has received a Prostate Cancer UK Research Innovation Award.

22nd February 2024
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New PhD opportunity for analysis of Mars samples

OU researchers have been awarded just over £100,000 from UK Space Agency to provide training for the analysis of samples from Mars.

22nd February 2024
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How society ought to engage with nature, science and technology

In his inaugural lecture on 13 February 2024, Advaith Siddharthan, Professor of Computer Science and Society in the OU’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, discussed the impacts of modern culture's disassociation with nature and the potential for citizen science methodologies to redress these.

12th February 2024
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OU research calls for improved support around self-managed abortions

OU researchers are highlighting the importance of social connectedness for those undergoing self-managed abortions in the UK.

9th February 2024
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Sexism permeates every layer of the music industry – new report echoes what research has been saying for years

The landmark Misogyny in Music report from British MPs on the women and equalities committee, published on January 30, shines an unsettling light upon the gender discrimination, sexual harassment and abuse which is rampant across the music industry.

5th February 2024
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OU researchers receive more funding to map the dark Universe

A team of OU researchers have received just over £116,000 from UK Space Agency to map the dark Universe.

2nd February 2024
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Research finds that online dance classes improve accessibility to physical activity for unpaid carers

Research has found online dancing for unpaid carers in the UK to be feasible, accessible and encouraging for carers to start making more time for themselves.

2nd February 2024
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OU research informs “Relaxed Tutorial” model for HE sector

Open University (OU) researchers have developed a new “Relaxed Tutorial” model which offers a more accessible learning experience to neurodivergent students and students with anxiety.

31st January 2024
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OU research calls for further exploration of assistance technologies

Researchers are calling for further exploration of remote sensing technologies designed to support the independence of older adults in their daily activities.

23rd January 2024
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OU research supports knee patient surgery

One of the OU’s Open Societal Challenges under the Living Well theme, has led to the development of a new physiotherapy device.

19th January 2024

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