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Volunteering May Be Good For You!

Volunteering may be good for your health, reveals a large systematic review and meta-analysis published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Volunteering can improve mental health and help you live longer, finds the study which pools and compares data from multiple experimental trials and longitudinal cohort studies. Some observational evidence points to around [...]

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STA Travel’s First at Drake Circus

STA Travel opened its first store in Plymouth this week, the first shopping centre location for the specialist youth and adventure travel company. The move into Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth is an important milestone for the company as it broadens its reach in the UK beyond its traditional student roots. Jackie Knell, STA [...]

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Appointment Boosts Neuro Research in Plymouth

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has appointed Dr. Claudia Barros to the post of lecturer in neuroscience. Dr. Barros obtained her five-year Diploma in Biology from the Lisbon Sciences University, Portugal, followed in 2003 by her PhD from the University of Cambridge. In late 2003, she became a postdoctoral associate fellow in [...]

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Appointments Boost Dental Research Portfolio

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has boosted its dental research portfolio with the appointment of three new members to its research team. Dr. Vehid Salih joins the Plymouth team from University College London. He has wide experience in studying biomaterials for tissue regeneration, mainly of musculoskeletal origin, for tissue engineering. His work [...]

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Children’s Tumor Foundation Award for Cancer Researcher

Dr. Lu Zhou, a member of a team of researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry whose area of expertise is brain tumours, has been awarded a fellowship by the Children’s Tumor Foundation. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a US-based charity which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children with [...]

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100% Employability for Dental Graduates

Over 50 students have graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School – and all of them have graduated with jobs in dentistry to go to.  Over a third of them have secured jobs as qualified dentists at practices throughout Devon and Cornwall. The class of 2013 has done [...]

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International Appointment Boosts Plymouth Dental Research

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry has made a significant investment in the depth and reach of its dental research with the appointment of internationally recognised dental researcher, Dr. Bing Hu, to the post of Associate Professor in Oral and Dental Health Research. Dr. Hu, who is also an external expert at the [...]

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CDO Visit and Planned New Dental Course

The recent visit by Dr. Barry Cockcroft, Chief Dental Officer for the Department of Health in England, to Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, included discussion about the proposed BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy in planning at the School of Dentistry. The Chief Dental Officer visited Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine [...]

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Smile Please! Oral Health Sessions With CHICKS

Youngsters on a visit to the Westcountry courtesy of national children’s charity CHICKS have been given some fun sessions on looking after their teeth, thanks to Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Wrigley. Sixteen young people from around the UK visited the CHICKS retreat at Brentor near Tavistock in Devon. During their [...]

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Plymouth Medical and Dental Courses in UK Top 10

Students studying medicine and dentistry at Plymouth University are experiencing the best courses of their kind in the west, according to a national university league table published this week. The Guardian University League Table 2014 ranks the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry degrees fourth in England (sixth and eighth respectively in the [...]

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