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Biomechanics expert reveals the science behind Usain Bolt’s sprinting success as eleven-time World Champion and eight-time Olympic gold medallist in Times Sport.

Professor Garry Marvin from the University of Roehampton’s Department of Life Sciences is using his expertise to support a £2 million research project to help East African communities better understand and benefit from marine cultural heritage. To support the project, the University is offering four East African students PhD scholarships. 

The Department of Life Sciences is collaborating with NHS patients as part of a gardening programme taking place on campus this summer. 

A Life Sciences PhD student has been awarded a grant to learn a vital technique for her research in diabetes.

The Department of Life Sciences hosted a cutting-edge conference presenting the latest research projects that are impacting the field of health sciences today. The conference was entitled Current and Future Impact of Health Sciences Research at Roehampton.

Recent Biomedical graduate, Narina Bileckaja has been granted funding in the form of a paid internship for her research into chronic infections from SfAM, the oldest microbiology society in the UK. 

On Saturday 22nd April, over a hundred 14 and 15 year old girls from across the capital learnt first-hand the excitement of studying science, as part of the University of Roehampton's Class of 2020 initiative.

Dr James Davies from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences addressed The Guild of Health Writers and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The Anxiety Epidemic event in February, calling for a change in the way psychological distress is understood and managed in the NHS.

BBC2’s programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ features Life Sciences research to find out which foods improve gut bacteria.

According to research by Dr James Davies and Dr Todd Rae from Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences, over a quarter of a million people in the UK have been using Benzodiazepines, which treat a range of conditions including anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders, for at least twelve times longer than the recommended period of two to four weeks.

BBC Two's programme 'An Island Parish' features Life Sciences research to protect sea turtles in danger of extinction if the hunting ban in Anguilla is lifted in 2020.

Professor Garry Marvin and PhD student Melanie Ramaswamy from the University of Roehampton's Department of Life Sciences are using their expertise to help African women improve their livelihood through their flock of chickens.

An intervention to protect young children in Malaysia from obesity will be conducted in a two-year £300,000 feasibility study in collaboration with five establishments.

Professor Jolanta Opacka-Juffry will work with a senior official from the Home Office, to help educate society on the risks of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), previously referred to as 'legal highs'.

Recent research from the University of Roehampton has revealed how and why apes manoeuvre through tree-tops by studying the movement of parkour athletes.

Dr Astrid Hauge Evans from the Department of Life Sciences has been awarded £10,000 from the Society of Endocrinology for new equipment in her research to improve the health of people living with type 2 diabetes.
Even though the gorilla Kumbuka recently escaped from a London zoo enclosure and displayed aggressive behaviour, it does not necessarily indicate that the gorilla is miserable, said a Roehampton primate expert in an article in The Guardian. 
A rare insect species of springtail has been recorded in the UK for the first time in nearly 80 years, according to Dr Peter Shaw from the Department of Life Sciences, who has been the UK recorder for this group since 2007. 
Nutritionists from the Department of Life Sciences recently conducted research that revealed women living with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in the UK are eating a higher amount of fat than required in their diets.
A new study in the Department of Life Sciences has discovered that great hammerhead sharks swim whilst rolled onto their side, a technique that is more efficient than traditional upright swimming.