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New tool to evaluate effects of climate change on peatland

New tool to evaluate effects of climate change on peatland

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham are using radar waves as part of a new tool developed to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global climate change.
Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

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Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism whereby antibodies generated by a human parasitic worm infection also respond to allergenic proteins in peanut and other common western allergens.
Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

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Families affected by childhood cancer joined forces to launch a new fundraising campaign celebrating 20 years of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.The University of Nottingham's annual fundraising appeal Life Cycle will this year focus on raising more funds for research into the deadly form of cancer. To launch the appeal, which this year will involve a 'superhero stroll', children at different stages in their treatment and their families, as well as families who have lost loved-ones to the disease, came together on International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day along with University experts, surgeons and students.
Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

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Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.
Unique study reveals dog owners' motivations for pet blood donation

Unique study reveals dog owners' motivations for pet blood donation

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The research shows that veterinary decision-making can be relevant to human healthcare decisions, and that further examination of comparative areas of animal health could benefit both healthcare sectors
Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK

Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK

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Professor Nigel Minton says there is significant potential for the industrial scaling up of a new process which uses 'gas-eating' bacteria to ferment polluting greenhouse gases from landfill and industry into useful products like biofuels and plastics.
 

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