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A new study by the University of Derby has shown that mindfulness training can significantly improve mental health in adolescents and young adults.

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A new study by researchers at the University of Derby has shown a significant link between people’s passive following on Facebook – scrolling through newsfeeds without interacting – and their Fear of Missing Out, which can impact their feelings of life satisfaction.

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Five postgraduate research students from the University of Derby have been awarded prizes in every category of a prestigious research competition, held as part of the annual East Midlands Doctoral Conference.

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Being ‘addicted to yourself’ has been identified as a new form of addiction, according to a University of Derby academic.

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A team of researchers from the University of Derby have returned from a visit to Toyota City, where they launched a collaborative research partnership as part of celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of Derbyshire’s twinning with the city.

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Researchers at the University of Derby have developed a breakthrough identification technique that helps develop fingermarks after prolonged periods of time.

A new wellbeing app, developed by the University of Derby, is being rolled out across the city.  The free app – Good Things Derby – prompts users to notice, rate and photograph their surroundings and map the good things in and around Derby.

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Researchers at the University of Derby have conducted the first-ever study focusing on exploring the effects of mindfulness for improving sleep in individuals with fibromyalgia.

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A team of data science professors have developed a revolutionary system that accelerates artificial intelligence algorithms, enabling supercomputers to master artificial neural networks (ANN) as complex as the human brain.  

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Submarine manufacturing workers are now using protective skin creams, after research by a University of Derby graduate changed the way a global defence company approaches aspects of employee health and safety.

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