February 2011

   
   

Exploring religion, youth and sexuality

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Researchers carry out the very first detailed exploration of religion, youth and sexuality and how these issues impact on the lives of British 18 to 25 year olds.

Research reveals Chinese views of the EU

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New research shows Chinese people favour the EU more than the US or Japan. Soccer, cars and fashion top the list of things about Europe 3,000 Chinese residents of six cities like best.

US Air Force asks philosopher to examine complex causes

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What causes change in complex systems? The US Air Force has enlisted Professor of Metaphysics Stephen Mumford to help find out.

Collisions of protein machines cause DNA replication derailment

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Changing the way researchers view the interplay between gene expression, DNA replication and the prevention of DNA damage.

A new language of business

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Top executives facing the toughest business climate of their careers are being offered new ways of thinking and a toolkit of valuable skills to tackle challenges forged by the global financial meltdown.

Shaping attitudes to death and dying

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A University of Nottingham research centre is to celebrate the five years of work it has done to address the moral, ethical and practical challenges surrounding death and dying.

Commonwealth Games hero Jess hopes that golden form is enough

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Commonwealth Silver medallist Jess Sylvester, hopes her golden form will be enough to secure a place at the 2011 World Championships

Lecture to hear calls to 'de-nationalise our data'

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A provocative public figure who has played an influential role in the shaping of much of the Conservative Party's thinking on IT will be leading the charge to de-nationalise our data during a public lecture later this month.

Are bank closures impacting on rural life in Lincs?

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The impact of bank and building society closures on small rural communities in Lincolnshire is being studied by a postgraduate student at The University of Nottingham.

Learn and explore in China and Malaysia this summer

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For the first time The University of Nottingham is offering two week summer schools focusing on a variety of exciting subjects at its overseas campuses in China and Malaysia.

Inspiring 'sport for all' event gets Olympic backing

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Any-Body Month receives London 2012 backing for raising awareness of disability sport across the University and throughout the local community.

Protecting the sustainability of UK wheat production

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Scientists to play a key role in a new £7m research programme to help maintain the world's production of wheat.

Evaluating the quality of life of adult carers

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What is life really like for the UK's army of unpaid adult carers and what would be the best way of supporting them?

Universities Minister speaks at 2011 Dearing Conference

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Minister of State for Universities and Science the Rt Hon David Willetts MP will give a keynote address to delegates from around the world at the second Annual Dearing Higher Education Conference.

US approval for ground breaking wireless fetal monitor

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A ground breaking wireless fetal monitor developed by Monica Healthcare, a University of Nottingham spin out company, has been cleared for use in America by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Bridging the science communication gap

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A University scientist is to be an international champion of science communication thanks to a new scheme to make complex discoveries more understandable to the media and general public.

Water softeners not found to improve childhood eczema

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The first study of its kind in the world has shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers

Public lectures celebrate International Year of Chemistry

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How many water molecules you need to dissolve salt? How do you measure fragments of DNA? How many atoms are needed until a substance actually does what it's meant to?

Anti-bacterial collar to help mend broken bones

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Orthopaedic experts at The University of Nottingham hope to reduce the rate of infections in the pinning of broken bones by developing a special anti-bacterial collar.

The truth about bonuses

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Fines are more effective than bonuses when it comes to getting the most out of employees, say economists at The University of Nottingham.

Valentine's Day perfume – with the essence of science!

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Mendeleev's Dream - a new perfume for Valentine's Day – with the essence of science - from chemists at The University of Nottingham – http://tiny.cc/dbwo8

Encouraging academy pupils to strive for new heights

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Academics at the University are part of a flagship new scheme to encourage excellence at academy schools.

Test Tube celebrates 300th video

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Test Tube — an award winning video project which goes behind the scenes in the world of science — posts 300th video

Time travel at the University of Nottingham Museum

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The University Museum is offering visitors a chance to get their hands on history at a special event as part of the popular BBC series, 'The History of Ancient Britain'.

Nottingham success in green technologies awards

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Green technologies developed at The University of Nottingham have been recognised among the finest examples of new innovations aimed at reducing global warming and tackling climate change.

Future sports stars balance athletic career with degree thanks to university bursary

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The University of Nottingham has showed its commitment to supporting Britain's current and future sports stars this week, with the presentation of bursaries to 16 of its elite athletes.

Building on success in China

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Talented academics are being invited to apply for more than 20 new academic posts at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

Could chocolate and oranges help prevent frailty in old age?

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Could chocolate and oranges help prevent frailty in old age? A new study hopes to establish the health benefits from cocoa and vitamin C.

Top universities unite for success

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The University of Birmingham and The University of Nottingham announce a new framework for collaboration.

New virtual open day for postgraduate researchers

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The University of Nottingham has launched its new Postgraduate Research Virtual Open Day – one of the first of its kind in the country.

Applicants put University of Nottingham in UK top three

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The University of Nottingham is the third most popular university in the UK, with more than 49,000 applicants, according to latest UCAS figures.

Fashion show to teach students how to dress for success

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The University of Nottingham is to host a fashion show to help their students dress for success when attending job interviews. The initiative is part of ongoing work to further increase the employability of its graduates.

Mobile phones 'to revolutionise news coverage'

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Mobile phones in the hands of 'citizen journalists' are set to dramatically shake up the global news industry, according to a media expert at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

10,000 Hepatitis C patients could hold the key to better treatment

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The University of Nottingham is to play a lead role in establishing a clinical database of 10,000 patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).

The quest for the ultimate blue cheese

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Researchers at The University of Nottingham and The University of Northampton are working with a Nottinghamshire cheesemaker to examine what gives blue cheeses their distinctive taste, texture and smell.
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