June 2011

   
   

Chemistry camp gives a taste of campus life

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Teenagers from all over the UK will get a unique taste of campus life at two exciting Chemistry Camps at the University.

Mission to Malawi… young Nottingham medic's legacy in Africa

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Charity set up in memory of medical student funds elective bursaries and Malawi hospital wing.

Chinese-English bilinguals are 'automatic' translators

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New research sheds light on Chinese-English bilinguals' 'automatic' translation ability.

Major Award for leading expert in regenerative medicine

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Pioneer in regenerative medicine is recognised by the UK Society of Biomaterials

Supermarket boss meets the food scientists of the future

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Future food scientists meet the boss of one of the UK's leading supermarkets

Astronomers discover Universe's most distant quasar

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A Nottingham scientist is part of a team of astronomers which has discovered the most distant quasar to date — which could help further our understanding of a universe still in its infancy following the Big Bang.

Supplement burns muscle fat, improves exercise performance

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Researchers at Nottingham have found for the first time that taking a food supplement containing the nutrient L-carnitine burns fat rather than carbohydrate in muscles to produce energy during exercise.

Living antibiotic effective against Salmonella

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Bdellovibrio has the potential to be used as a living antibiotic.

UK universities' partnership deepens links with Brazil

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Brazil's brightest and best researchers and postgraduate students are to be encouraged to bring their talent to the UK as part of a groundbreaking new initiative from two UK universities.

New Crops for the Future Research Centre — for food and non-food uses

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World's first international flagship research centre for crops for the future

Nottingham moves up Times university rankings

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University climbs four places in the Times Good University Guide - and features on its front cover.

Leading Hollywood production designer comes to Nottingham

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An award-winning US film and TV production designer come to Nottingham to offer Hollywood hopefuls an insight into breaking in to Tinseltown.

Breakthrough in the search for new treatments for MS

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Scientists discover a molecular mechanism in the search for new treatments for MS

Surge in visitor numbers to University of Nottingham Open Days

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University closes bookings early for one of this year's Open Days following unprecedented interest.

Researchers appeal for parents' help during national Child Safety Week

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Researchers are talking to parents as part of a national study looking at the causes of the most common injuries in pre-school children.

Sport used to show the opportunities available in UK education

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A week of intense student sporting competition has strengthened international links, raised awareness of UK education and seen lasting friendships forged.

Practice makes perfect for fundraising cyclists

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The team behind a major charity fundraiser at The University of Nottingham are to take part in the Gem 106 Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride 2011 this weekend, in a bid to step up their preparation and recruit more cyclists.

Exhibition stand to showcase research on protecting the future of our crops

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Visitors to an exhibition for the UK farming industry will find out how Nottingham researchers are protecting the future of the world's crops, fuel and the environment.

Post-Browne and the new 'market' in student fees — the future of HE in England

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Leading educationalist to explore the challenges and opportunities of the post-Browne era in a public lecture taking place next week.

Prestigious award for carbon capture expert

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Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Nanotechnology to take flight at Nottingham science event

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University researchers are to explain how the science of the very small is helping to shape the aeroplanes of today and tomorrow at a fun event taking place at Nottingham Contemporary.

PhD scholarships on offer at University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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UNNC offers 15 new PhD scholarships across its three faculties.

Wonder and a-maze-ment — learning the NUSA way!

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University academy's new learning maze to harness the curiosity and wonder of its pupils to boost literacy levels.

Group therapy helps MS sufferers cope with depression, study finds

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Offering MS sufferers support through group therapy sessions could improve their quality of life and save the NHS almost £500 per patient, says study.

Current and future Paralympic stars head to Nottingham

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Britain's current and future Paralympic stars are set to compete at the Cerebral Palsy Sports National Swimming Championships at The University of Nottingham this June.

Learn to pay attention!

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New scientific theory on predictiveness and uncertainty could turn 30 years of research on its head.

New campaign asks parents to be brain tumour aware

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A new campaign is being piloted in the East Midlands to help parents and health professionals spot the signs of brain tumours in children and young people.

Social enterprise research gets presidential seal of approval

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University of Nottingham graduate Sheridan Chilvers is spend three months researching the development of Social Enterprises in the USA, after being awarded the Nottingham Roosevelt Scholarship.

Are frontline nurses prepared for alcohol-related cases?

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A researcher at The University of Nottingham is launching a national survey to establish whether student nurses are receiving vital alcohol training and education.

Students give gift of the GAB

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Determined to repay the hospitality they have received from their communities, students from The University of Nottingham are to donate useful but unwanted items to local charities before leaving for the summer.

Microscopic worms could help open up travel into deep space

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A space flight by millions of microscopic worms reveals some of the secrets of muscle degradation.

Britain's newest vet school receives highest accolade from Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

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Highest accolade for the first new vet school to open in the UK for 50 years.
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