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New discovery in the microbiology of serious human disease

New discovery in the microbiology of serious human disease

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Previously undiscovered secrets of how human cells interact with a bacterium which causes a serious human disease have been revealed in new research by microbiologists at The University of Nottingham.
Nottingham Pro-Vice-Chancellor wins top international research award

Nottingham Pro-Vice-Chancellor wins top international research award

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Professor Hai-Sui Yu has been presented with a prestigious award in Japan by the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) for his research work in geomechanics.
Medical discovery first step on path to new painkillers

Medical discovery first step on path to new painkillers

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A major medical discovery by scientists at The University of Nottingham could lead to the development of an entirely new type of painkiller.
New technique could improve the outcome of breast cancer surgery

New technique could improve the outcome of breast cancer surgery

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A new technique will help surgeons to detect where the margins of cancerous breast tumours are during surgery, reducing the need for secondary operations in breast cancer patients.
App captures marathon runners from start to finish

App captures marathon runners from start to finish

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This weekend sees the return of the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham, and now, a new app for android phones will enable runners to re-live their own race long after they've crossed the finish line.
Brain chemical potential new hope in controlling Tourette Syndrome tics

Brain chemical potential new hope in controlling Tourette Syndrome tics

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A chemical in the brain plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette Syndrome (TS), a new study has shown.
Love your local MP? Probably not

Love your local MP? Probably not

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MPs who take comfort in the old adage that while people don't like politicians, they do like their own MP, may have to think again, according to new research from the British Election Study (BES).
Organ donation – do we opt-in or opt-out?

Organ donation – do we opt-in or opt-out?

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Researchers say there should be an international data base containing the very latest information about organ donations and transplants so policy makers can make informed decisions on whether to adopt an opt-out or opt-in system.
Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows

Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows

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Research from academics at The University of Nottingham has revealed that new technology to allow people to monitor their energy usage in the home could lead to conflict among housemates.
Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War

Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War

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In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War, a new national research centre has been launched at The University of Nottingham that will help to explore some of the lesser known stories of the years 1914-19.
X-ray vision puts Nottingham plant and soil sciences on the world stage

X-ray vision puts Nottingham plant and soil sciences on the world stage

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Advanced CT scanners help researchers get to the root of soil and plant science.
Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows

Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows

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If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its Government could face an uphill challenge in in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has revealed.
Taking the 'sting' out of reproduction

Taking the 'sting' out of reproduction

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Female parasitic wasps have more reproductive success when working together with other females, which can also explain sex biased reproduction, according to new research.
Got a software design problem? Call a philosopher!

Got a software design problem? Call a philosopher!

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A University philosopher is helping a Canadian company develop new event planning and calendar software using his research on the philosophy of time.
New criminology team at The University of Nottingham

New criminology team at The University of Nottingham

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Criminology team joins the ranks of newcomers this autumn.
Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect a child's mental health and school results

Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect a child's mental health and school results

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Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems in 11-year-old children, particularly hyperactivity and inattention, and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research led by The University of Nottingham.
Layered graphene sandwich feeds hunger for designer materials

Layered graphene sandwich feeds hunger for designer materials

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A sandwich of layers of graphene – the so called 'wonder material' - and hexagonal boron nitride could become the basis for designer materials for novel high-frequency electronic devices.
Research finds Malawi app 'teaches UK children 18 months of maths in six weeks'

Research finds Malawi app 'teaches UK children 18 months of maths in six weeks'

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Psychologists test global charity's new maths app on children in Malawi and Nottingham.
Pedal power makes pounds for vital research

Pedal power makes pounds for vital research

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A team of volunteers from The University of Nottingham has raised over £600,000 for charity after completing a 1,400-mile bike ride.
New cell model to speed up development of brain tumour drugs

New cell model to speed up development of brain tumour drugs

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New research from The University of Nottingham looks set to improve screening for new cancer drugs and drug delivery systems specifically designed for children with brain tumours.
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