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20 in 2020

28 July 2020

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Too hot to handle? Studying the impact of climate change in the hottest sea in the world!

For this year’s #WorldNatureConservationDay, PhD candidate Hind Mohsen Al Ameri talks about why our warming climate could be driving marine turtles into extinction and why the conservation of nature is vital to life on Earth.

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24 June 2020

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The impaired control of blood glucose in diabetes

Dr Cruz recently defended her PhD at Exeter which focused on understanding the whole body regulation of energy metabolism and glucose homeostasis, with specific focus on how these change in diabetes.

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10 June 2020

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The algorithmic gaze and its impact on our sense of human identity

PhD candidate Jo Sutherst’s research is looking at the selfie and the algorithmic filters that are used to edit and ‘perfect’ our self-image.

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20 May 2020

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Nano-medicine in cancer diagnosis

PhD candidate Pablo Martinez Pancorbo is a Metamaterials researcher looking at the use of nanoparticles in biomedical imaging and how it can be used to improve the diagnosis of cancer.

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6 May 2020

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Representation of regional English cities in contemporary theatre

Research by Department of Drama PhD candidate Tom Nicholas focuses on the representation of regional English cities in contemporary theatre.

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22 April 2020

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How fatigue affects our dexterity

What effect does fatigue have on your dexterity? PhD candidate Ellie Hassan’s research is looking at whether fatigue makes us clumsier and makes daily tasks more difficult.

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8 April 2020

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Cornish language 1777 – 1904

My a studh rag doktourieth yn Pennskol Garesk, gans arghasans dhyworth Trest Ertach Kernow.  My a hwither studh an yeth Kernewek ynter 1777-1904 ha res yw dhymm kavos mar peu kewsys an yeth.  My a vynnsa gwelhe lok Kernewek yn adhyskans ughella. (I’m studying for a PhD at Exeter university, with funding from the Cornwall Heritage Trust.  I’m researching the status of the Cornish language between 1777-1904 and I’m looking to discover if the language was being spoken.  I would also like to increase…

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25 March 2020

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Greek and Latin curse tablets

Charlotte Spence is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History whose research focuses on Greek and Roman curse tablets. In this blog, she explains what a curse tablet is, her journey to becoming a PhD student, distance learning from Salcombe and the support she receives from her supervisor…

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13 March 2020

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Blood pressure effects in frail older adults

Jane Masoli is an NIHR clinical doctoral fellow and Specialist Registrar in Geriatric Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health. She is currently working towards her PhD on blood pressure, co-morbidities and outcomes in older populations and, in this blog, she talks about her research into the link between low blood…

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