September 2011

   
   

Improving photosynthesis to increase food and fuel production

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Improving the way plants soak up the sun to increase food and fuel production.

Unravelling the uncertainties of predicting future heatwaves

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Indian summers could become more common, heat-waves could become even hotter, with important implications for human health.

Study to investigate new treatment for lazy eye

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Researchers are seeking children with amblyopia — also known as lazy eye — for a study investigating potential new treatments for the condition.

Revolutionising our understanding of Southwell's past

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They expected to find Romans but their discovery could revolutionise our understanding of an historic Cathedral town.

Business awards success for Nottingham graduate and entrepreneur

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A tech start-up founded by a Nottingham University Business School alumnus and entrepreneur has a bright future ahead, according to judges at a prestigious regional business awards.

Improving GP care for teens educational DVD receives award recognition

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A DVD that will help medical students and trainee GPs to improve their consultations with teenage patients has been recognised for its innovation.

New discoveries in the genetics of lung health

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Scientists discover 16 new sections of the genetic code relating to lung health — opening up the possibility for better prevention as well as treatment for lung diseases.

Nottingham still best in UK for an MBA in corporate social responsibility, says survey

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Nottingham University Business School remains the UK's leading provider for MBAs which offer future business leaders a valuable insight into wider corporate social responsibility.

Inspiring the next generation of Britain's African and African Caribbean communities

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Eight students from The University of Nottingham have been named among Britain's 100 most outstanding black graduates in a scheme backed by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Escalation threatens strike resolution, say researchers

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New research has added more gloom to the threat of strikes by showing how the emotional strain of protracted negotiations can lock rivals on a path to mutual destruction.

Can smart meters make us greener?

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Academics to study whether emissions information on new smart meters could persuade us to lower our carbon footprint.

The world of virtual reality comes to Nottingham

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Scientists and industrialists who live in the world of virtual reality bring their latest ideas and technologies to Nottingham

Scientists can now 'see' how different parts of our brain communicate

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A new technique could revolutionise our understanding of the human brain

Nottingham to lead new Sino-UK research venture

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Agreement signed to launch International Doctoral Innovation Centre, which will train 100PhD researchers in energy and digital technologies.

New tsunami software will help protect vulnerable coastal communities

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New software to help protect vulnerable coastal communities from the destruction of a tsunami.

Learning technology praised for being 'at the heart of University strategy'

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The Open Nottingham team won the joint second prize for Learning Technologist team of the year award 2011 at the recent ALT Conference in Leeds.

EU Commission recognition for researcher development

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Nottingham gains the HR Excellence in Research award from the European Commission.

University brings Lowry to the city

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The University is to host a prestigious Lowry exhibition to celebrate 130 years of excellence.

Nottingham seeks talented business academics for China

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Nottingham University Business School wants talented academics in a range of subjects to join its success story at Ningbo in China.

Life changing ride comes to an end

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Eleven intrepid cyclists from The University of Nottingham have successfully completed a 1,000 mile journey to raise over £200,000 for palliative care research.

Tackling the most common food poisoning

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Lead role in nationwide research into the leading cause of food poisoning

Thousands flock to Nottingham for University Open Days

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Record numbers are expected at The University of Nottingham Open Days this week.

A canopy view of climate change — novel art installation reaches heart of Sherwood Forest

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An ambitious art installation, led by a Nottingham PhD student, is to bridge the divide between art and science using technology to raise public awareness of the effect of climate change.

Under threat: the legacy of the riots

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The UK riots may have damaged properties and businesses, but the real damage hasn't even been properly considered yet, say University of Nottingham experts.

Student satisfaction on the up at Nottingham

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Students are happier than ever before with the teaching, facilities and opportunities available to them, according to the nation's largest student satisfaction survey.

Top 75 ranking confirms Nottingham's global status

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The QS World University Rankings 2011/2012 place The University of Nottingham 14th out of just 37 UK universities in the top 300, reflecting the University's excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Public spur on University's charitable cycle

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More than 150 people took to their bikes on Saturday, 3 September to support The University of Nottingham's Life Cycle team in their bid to raise £200,000 for charity.

Breakthrough in protecting global crops from disease

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Holding the key to developing disease resistant crops

Flood risk event streams research results online

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The Flood Risk Management Research Consortium (FRMRC) dissemination meeting announces practical research outputs from its work, inviting the public to participate online.

Harmless soil-dwelling bacteria successfully kill cancer

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A bacterial strain of a harmless soil-dwelling bacteria that specifically targets tumours could be tested in cancer patients in two years.

The University of Nottingham shortlisted for University of the Year Award

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The University of Nottingham has been shortlisted for the title of University of Year

Science and engineering milestone for University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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New science and engineering facility at China's first Sino-foreign university is most significant development on campus since it opened in 2006.
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