Dietary nitrate – found in beetroot juice - significantly increases muscle force during exercise
A new study has found that consuming dietary nitrate – the active molecule in beetroot juice – significantly increased muscle force while exercising.
Rising star footballers among young athletes to benefit from new screening tool
Elite young athletes are set to benefit from a novel screening tool with the potential to change clinical practice by ruling out a serious heart condition frequently misdiagnosed. The research is thanks to a jointly led study by the Universities of Exeter and Bristol, working with rising athletes from around the world.
Experts unite to provide guidelines on exercise and physical activity in Cystic Fibrosis
World leading experts have joined forces to create a gold standard document to help people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
Research partnership enhances England Athletics’ Youth Talent Programme
Research partnership enhances England Athletics’ Youth Talent Programme.
Experts developing wearable technology to support women to remain active as they age
New wearable technology will be developed as part of a project to help older women stay active and keep playing sport.
New shoe helps older women stay active
Researchers and a shoe manufacturer have joined forces to create shoes to help older women stay active and keep playing sport.
University of Exeter Paralympians aiming for glory in Tokyo
University of Exeter Alumna are aiming for glory at the Tokyo Paralympics having combined their studies with international sporting commitments.
Worms blast off into space for muscle loss mission
Thousands of tiny worms will be launched into space today (3 June) to help scientists to understand more about muscle loss and how to prevent it.
How can the amount we eat affect our ability to maintain muscle as we age?
Researchers at the University of Exeter are recruiting participants aged 35-65 to investigate how the amount we eat affects muscle mass as we age.
University of Exeter professor announced Editor-in-Chief of flagship journal
A top physiology professor at the University of Exeter has been appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the leading journal for the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.
Changes in mouth bacteria after drinking beetroot juice may promote healthy ageing
Drinking beetroot juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria associated with healthier blood vessels and brain function, according to a new study of people aged 70-80.
University of Exeter celebrates partnership with local college
The Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC), an internationally recognised paediatric research department at the University of Exeter, are celebrating seven years of collaboration with Exmouth Community College.
Helping people with Parkinson’s and freezing of gait take the first step: VSimulators technology supporting novel, low-cost community interventions
Research aiming to train people with Parkinson’s to shift their balance and overcome ‘freezing of gait’ (a feeling that one’s feet are stuck to the floor), has received funding from Parkinson’s UK.
Exeter team leads Cochrane Review on physical activity for people with congenital heart disease
A team led by the University of Exeter has carried out a detailed review of evidence on physical activity interventions for people with congenital heart disease.
Nutrition scientist wins British Nutrition Foundation stepping stone funding boost
A registered nutritionist and researcher at the University of Exeter has been awarded a British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) prize.
Space worms experiment reveals gravity affects genes
Living at low gravity affects cells at the genetic level, according to a study of worms in space.
Study reveals physical demands of two-hour marathon
Elite runners need a specific combination of physiological abilities to have any chance of running a sub-two-hour marathon, new research shows.
Slow down to avoid falls when wearing masks
Older people wearing face masks need to take extra care to make sure they don’t trip over obstacles when walking.
VSimulators technology to develop footwear for active older people
A project that will use cutting-edge technology to develop safe and comfortable footwear for active older people has received a grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Projects to support delivery of the Youth Talent Programme
Talented young athletes will soon get advice and support on reducing the risk of injury from two projects jointly run by the University of Exeter and England Athletics.
Research challenges conventional wisdom about key autism trait
A new study into the causes of sensorimotor impairments prevalent among autistic people could pave the way for better treatment and management in the future, say psychologists.
Quorn protein found to lower cholesterol levels in healthy adults
A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, lowers the post absorptive levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), commonly known as “bad” cholesterol, more than meat and fish.
Canon Medical and Exeter deal to research child heart disease
Canon Medical is supporting University of Exeter research into heart problems in children.
Endurance expert takes on marathon challenge
A scientist who has worked with runners including Eliud Kipchoge and Paula Radcliffe is preparing for his own endurance challenge – running his first sub-three-hour marathon at the age of 50.
Using virtual reality and multi-sensory cues to understand and treat chronic pain
University of Exeter Sport and Health Sciences PhD student Joao Mineiro has been awarded an EPSRC-funded studentship to explore whether virtual reality can be used in the treatment of chronic pain.
Quorn protein builds muscle better than milk protein
A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, stimulates post-exercise muscle building to a greater extent than milk protein.
App-based micro-course for COVID-19 frontline workers
Frontline healthcare workers can take a new app-based micro-course on resilience and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts create free online PPE training for NHS staff
Digital training experts have responded to the coronavirus pandemic by rapidly making new personal protective equipment (PPE) training for NHS staff.
Exeter-based tech company named in global top 10 VR experiences of 2019
A virtual reality simulation developed near Exeter has made a global list of top 10 VR experiences for 2019.
Marathon star tells graduates: ‘No human is limited’
Marathon star Eliud Kipchoge has told University of Exeter graduates: “No human is limited”.
Physiologist wins prestigious sport medicine award
A University of Exeter professor has won a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to sport medicine and the exercise sciences.
DHGE and University of Exeter to deliver online programmes in nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation
Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) has joined forces with the University of Exeter to transform workforce development and empower staff to educate patients on nutrition, rehabilitation and recovery.
Quorn protein builds muscle better than milk protein
Data presented at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) conference demonstrates mycoprotein is a more effective source of protein to support post exercise muscle building compared to some animal proteins.
Worm study sparks hope for slowing muscle decline
Muscle decline caused by ageing and certain diseases could be dramatically slowed by stopping a chain reaction that damages cells, new research shows.
Experts gather for Cystic Fibrosis event
Cystic fibrosis experts will gather to discuss their research and share ideas at the University of Exeter.
Virtual reality training for nuclear workers and police
Nuclear safety and counter-terrorism policing could be boosted by new virtual reality (VR) training being developed at the University of Exeter.
Step forward in understanding human feet
Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet.
Christmas Day: to be a winning host, prep like a sports pro
Dr Nadine Sammy, Lecturer in Sports Psychology, writes for the Conversation UK
UK Space Agency funds new experiments on International Space Station
UK science will be launched into space to help tackle the effects of ageing, thanks to funding from the UK Space Agency.
3% of children hit daily activity target
Only one in 30 children does the recommended amount of daily physical activity, new research suggests.
Eye training to help children with dyspraxia
Children with a coordination disorder can improve skills like throwing and catching with new training videos developed by the University of Exeter.
Worms in space: The Molecular Muscle Experiment
Thousands of worms are being flown to the International Space Station later this year for scientists to understand more about spaceflight-induced muscle loss - the first UK experiment to take place on the International Space Station.
Exeter tops tables for sports science
Exeter is the best university in the UK for sports science, according to two major league tables.
Students prepare for poster conference
One Hundred and Seventy final year Sports and Health Sciences students are currently preparing for a poster conference where they will be presenting their dissertation research to discipline staff and fellow students.
Exeter subjects ranked amongst the world’s best, according to influential league table
Subjects across the Arts and Sciences at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best worldwide, in the latest influential global league table.