Latest University of Ulster Stories

2014-06-28 10:07:43

University of Miami Researchers at the University of Miami and the University of Ulster have created nanoparticles that can transport interacting molecules into living cells. With the continuing need for very small devices in therapeutic applications, there is a growing demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the human body. Recently, researchers created nanoparticles that under the right conditions, self-assemble –...

2013-02-06 12:18:15

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published today (6 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study investigates how the change in the proportion of multiple births has affected the prevalence of congenital anomalies from multiple births, and the relative risk of congenital anomaly in multiple versus singleton births. This study, led by the...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

By BRENDAN McDAID TOP drama and theatre students from the University's Magee campus have been recognised for their outstanding achievement at a special prizegiving ceremony this week. Three scholarships for drama and three theatre prizes were awarded to students who had excelled in their studies. Nicky Harley from Derry, who graduated with a first in Drama in 2008, picked up the Dean's Prize and the Millennium Forum Prize for Theatre Practice, in recognition of her extensive and varied...

2008-08-19 12:00:29

By DAVID YOUNG A mystery surrounding the shifting sands of Northern Ireland's north coast could finally have been solved thanks to an academic investigation. For years locals have been baffled as to why Portrush's popular West Strand has been gradually disappearing into the sea while the nearby Portstewart Strand has held firm against the tide. Now a University of Ulster academic says he's found the answer lurking in the deep. Dr Joni Backstorm from Finland has established that the...

2004-12-01 13:30:00

University of Ulster -- Cutting edge research at the University of Ulster into how to make complex computers and communications systems manage themselves could power the next generation of US space probes, it was revealed today. Roy Sterritt, from the University's Computer Science Research Institute, was today addressing NASA scientists in Washington about his research. Mr Sterritt said that current computing networks are now so complex and difficult to manage that by 2010,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.