January 2011

   
   

Morning after pill linked to increase in STIs, study shows

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Offering the morning after pill free over the counter has not reduced the number of teenage pregnancies and may be associated with a rise in sexually-transmitted diseases (STIs), according to a report by experts at The University of Nottingham.

Big business on the big screen

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A season of thought-provoking films that explore the role social and ethical issues play in global business is coming to the big screen in Nottingham.

Researchers to chart the highs and lows of public debates about climate change

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Understanding how public attitudes to climate change have been shaped by discussions, debates and controversies is to be the focus of a new research project involving academics from Nottingham.

Light-speed developments in photonic crystal technology

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COPERNICUS project brings together scientists and engineers to develop photonic crystal technology - which could help to make electronic devices much faster, smaller and more efficient.

Oncologist wins prestigious Goulstonian Lectureship

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A University of Nottingham cancer researcher and oncologist has been awarded an historic lectureship by the Royal College of Physicians for his work on improving the effectiveness of cancer treatments.

Ethiopian Minister visits The University of Nottingham

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A delegation of senior Ethiopian diplomats — led by the Education Minister of the Ethiopian government — visit the University to meet staff and students.

What is it really like living with breast cancer?

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How can we explain the different ways women react to having breast cancer and what effect does it really have on their lives? A new research project is looking for volunteers to talk about their experiences.

Consumer trust in financial services slow to recover

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Consumer trust in the UK's finance institutions is struggling to recover in the wake of the financial crisis, survey reveals.

Pay for performance targets do not improve patient health

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Pay for performance targets set for GPs in the UK are failing to improve the health of patients with high blood pressure.

Nottingham talent scheme builds on internship success

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As graduate vacancies increase, a third of entry-level positions will go to people who have already worked for their organisations as interns. The Centre for Career Development has new internships to help graduate job-seekers and host organisations.

More than a degree: 1000th student signs up to employability award

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The 1000th student is set to benefit from the Nottingham Advantage Award, an extra-circular initiative designed to develop the kind of competencies, learning and evaluation skills that employers are looking for in talented new graduates.

New training centre to deliver next generation of world-class social scientists

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A new post-doctoral centre is being set up at The University of Nottingham to train the next generation of world-class social scientists.

Scientist to tackle China's 'sinking cities' problem

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A University of Nottingham researcher has been awarded funding to help China prevent human disaster as some of its fastest-growing cities sink under the weight of towering skyscrapers.

Bringing Europe and China closer together

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The University of Nottingham has been awarded €1m to promote dialogue between Europe and China.

Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans

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At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. This can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome.

"UKIP poised for success as radical right party.."

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In the recent Oldham by-election, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) confirmed its status as the fourth largest party in British politics, ahead of the British National Party (BNP). Now, with the local elections looming, experts are warning that UKIP looks set to become a successful radical right party, similar to those seen in countries like Austria, France and Italy, and a 'significant vehicle' for Islamophobia.

Prize-giving event for TaxiZapp creator

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A prize-giving presentation for the winner of the UK round of a major competition to develop the latest in satellite navigation technology will take place at The University of Nottingham later this month.

Nottingham athletes to take on the worlds best in Turkey

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Three athletes from The University of Nottingham are to compete in the 25th World University Winter Games — an event second only to the Olympics as the largest multi-discipline winter sports competition.

Bus and tram passengers warned to keep their germs to themselves

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You are six times more likely to end up at the doctors with an acute respiratory infection if you have recently used a bus or tram.

Scientists bring cancer cells back under control

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham have brought cancer cells back under normal control — by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes.

New centre will train industrial research leaders of tomorrow

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David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, announces a new Engineering Doctoral Centre at the University.

A new Norse saga! DNA detectives in the Viking North West

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DNA detectives publish a new book on research which reveals half the men in the North West of England have Viking ancestors.

Nottingham to host the Warren Cup in a major exhibition of Roman artefacts

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A famous Roman artefact once considered too shocking to be exhibited is coming to The University of Nottingham as part of a major new exhibition.

The good, the bad and the 'green' — harnessing the potential of bacteria

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Nottingham academic to speak on a diverse family of bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal illness in humans but could offer a greener alternative to petrol to power our cars.

Looking good on greens

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Eating a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables gives you a more healthy golden glow than the sun.

How to change your life...

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A well-known agony aunt and a columnist for The Guardian will be among the guest speakers looking into the phenomenon of self-help, at an event at Nottingham Contemporary.

New tool will help GPs monitor flu rates

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As the number of winter flu cases continues to rise, GPs now have a new resource to call on — a web portal that allows them to compare their own flu rates and vaccination uptake with national levels.

Nottingham student selected for IPC Athletics World Championships

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University of Nottingham student Thomas Green is to represent Great Britain at the 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships in New Zealand next week. The F32 Club Thrower and second year Mathematics student, has risen rapidly since taking up the sport in 2005.

Making batteries last longer in electric vehicles

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A new 'green' energy storage device which will help to power electric transport is to be unveiled at The University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus.

Faulty 'off-switch' stops children with ADHD from concentrating

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Brain scans of children with ADHD have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have difficulty in concentrating.

Alastair Campbell to support research funding into mental health

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Alastair Campbell speaks about his own experiences at the High Sheriff of Nottingham's charity dinner in aid of mental health research

Nottingham success in 'green campus' world rankings

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The University has been recognised for its green credentials, taking second place in a league table of the world's most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions.

Thermostatic mixer valves could significantly reduce the risk of scalding in children, study finds

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Using a thermostatic mixer valve to control the maximum temperature of children's bath water can significantly reduce the temperature of hot bath water and should reduce the risk of scalding, according to researchers at The University of Nottingham.
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