News archive - 2008

You are what your mother eats

New research by the Universities of Exeter and Oxford provides the first evidence that a child’s sex is associated with the mother’s diet.

Study shows rise in dolphin, whale, and porpoise deaths

A study by the University of Exeter and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, has revealed a disturbing rise in the number of whales, dolphins and porpoises found dead on Cornish beaches.

University team finds link between common chemical and disease in adults

A research team from the University of Exeter, Peninsula Medical School, the University of Plymouth and the University of Iowa, has found evidence linking Bisphenol A (BPA) to diabetes and heart disease in adults.

Playing a game shows how personalities evolved

Why do some of us always do the right thing while others only seem to be out for themselves?

Biosciences research sheds light on benefits of multiple mates

New research could explain why females of many species have multiple partners.

Exeter beats Sheffield in University Challenge

The University of Exeter beat a team from the University of Sheffield in a close-fought battle on iconic TV quiz show University Challenge on 5 January.