August 2011

   
   

The rise of social media: what's next for the world?

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University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus to host international conference on the future of social media technology.

Tiny test tubes and getting to grips with quantum gravity

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Nottingham academics awarded prestigious international funding grants for research innovation.

Lack of comparative research into acne treatments could limit their effectiveness

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Acne - experts say there is very little research evidence to show which treatments work best.

Drawing 'integral' to science learning

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More should be done to encourage students to use their drawing skills in science education, researchers at The University of Nottingham say.

What's in a name?

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A postgraduate student at The University of Nottingham is recruiting volunteers for a study that will aim to explore the links between names and potential ethnic and racial discrimination.

50,000th subscriber signs up for award winning science website

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50,000th subscriber signs up to the award winning science website – the Periodic Table of Videos.

Prolonged breastfeeding does not protect against eczema

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There is no clear evidence that exclusive breastfeeding for four months or longer protects against childhood eczema

Modelling emotions: a potential new therapy for disturbed teenagers

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Researchers are to investigate whether the therapeutic effects of clay modelling could help disturbed teenagers deal with feelings of anger, anxiety and depression.

And they're off...1,000 mile Life Cycle begins

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The University of Nottingham Life Cycle team are setting off on a gruelling 1,000-mile charity bike ride from John O'Groats to Land's End.

Major funding announced for hearing and digestive diseases research

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£13.5 million funding has been awarded to the Nottingham Biomedical Research Units in hearing and digestive diseases.

New risk score spots patients at high risk of serious blood clots

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A new risk prediction tool can identify patients at high risk of serious blood clots who might need preventative treatment, according to a study published on bmj.com.

Seeing eye to eye is key to copying, say scientists

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Researchers from The University of Nottingham have found that the key to copying may lie in an unspoken invitation communicated through eye contact.

Study for a UK degree in Asia — with a full scholarship

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The University of Nottingham is offering 10 full undergraduate scholarships to study at its campuses in Asia.

Carbon nanotube structures changed by 'attack' from within, researchers discover

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Researchers show that chemical reactions which change the structure of carbon nanotubes can be sparked by an 'attack' from within.

Bollywood blockbuster filmed on campus

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A time-travelling Bollywood love story showcases University campuses and other famous Nottingham locations.

Growing demand for British university education in China

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A record number of students have applied to study at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

Why China's 'Little Emperors' are not credit card slaves

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China's young, affluent consumers are savvy about the costs of borrowing and wary about debt, according to new research.

Protecting freedom of speech - online

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Free speech online has just as much legal protection as it does in traditional media, according to a UN decision guided by a Nottingham academic.

Curry spice could offer treatment hope for tendinitis

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A derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer a new treatment hope for sufferers of the painful condition tendinitis

Nottingham scientists pioneer new method for nanoribbon production

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Research could pave the way for nanomaterials to make a new generation of computers that are faster, smaller and more powerful

New antidepressants increase risks for elderly

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Older people taking new generation antidepressants are at more risk of dying or suffering from a range of serious health conditions, a study says

Improving early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

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Researchers awarded £670,000 to develop a new test that will pick up the presence of Alzheimer's much sooner than currently possible.

Leading animal scientist wins prestigious Marshall medal

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A leading University of Nottingham animal scientist has been awarded one of the most prestigious medals in the field of animal reproductive biology.
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