University of Plymouth

Hospital gowns retain superbugs even after being treated with disinfectant

Surgical gowns and other apparel masks, footwear, gloves) fill two needs: 1. protecting patients from microorganisms conveyed by the surgical team or patients themselves,...

Using robots and AI to understand deep sea

Benthic ecosystems are chronically undersampled, particularly in environments >50 m depth. Yet a rising level of anthropogenic threats makes data collection ever more urgent....

New technology to empower Parkinson’s patients

Current guidelines propose that individuals with Parkinson's should receive a specialist review like at regular intervals, whatever the stage of their condition, more often...

Scientists blended smartphone to reveal what’s inside

Smartphones, mobile phones with more advanced computing capabilities and connectivity than regular mobile phones, came onto the consumer market in the late 90s. The...

High levels of carcinogenic chemical found in everyday consumer products

Cadmium is a heavy metal of considerable environmental and occupational concern. Cadmium compounds are classified as human carcinogens by several regulatory agencies. However, international regulations...