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February 2012

   
   

The mathematics of a heart beat could save lives

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First mathematical model of a rather special beating heart cell.

Scientific research becomes sports supplement to boost training

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Taking L-carnitine and carbohydrate in combination with exercise could change sports nutrition. Now the scientific research has led to a supplement — NutraMET Sport — for elite athletes.

Recruitment starts on MS hookworm trial

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Parasitic worms could offer a new treatment hope for patients suffering from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, scientists believe.

Nottingham experts support Rare Disease Day

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Experts in Nottingham are using Rare Disease Day 2012 to raise awareness of the symptoms of children's brain tumours and to call for urgently needed funding for research.

UK occupational health and safety — does less regulation really benefit employers?

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Experts at the University are embarking on a two-year study of the changing landscape of the regulation of health and safety in the workplace.

Nottingham Vice-Chancellor to lead major review of medical education

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Prof David Greenaway to lead a review that will shape the way doctors are trained in the UK.

Nottingham academics receive Queen's Award at Buckingham Palace

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Her Majesty the Queen honours University for global food security research.

Immortal worms defy ageing

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Researchers from The University of Nottingham have demonstrated how a species of flatworm overcomes the ageing process to be potentially immortal.

England 'should look to the Scots' to solve alcohol problem, says Nottingham academic

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England should look to Scotland to solve its drinking culture, says University expert.

Helping young people to reach their true potential

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Official launch of Nottingham Potential - breaking down the barriers to higher education.

Measuring the impact of corruption

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New research into government corruption across Europe, funded by the EU.

Slamming the brakes on the malaria life-cycle

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Scientists discover a new target in the fight to stop the malaria parasite reproducing.

Spreading the word about salt reduction in food

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Food manufacturers are invited to a summit on new research into how to reduce salt in food products.

Family history is a significant tool in detecting heart disease risk

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A new study has proved that assessing family medical history is a vital tool in helping GPs spot patients at risk of heart disease.

Recession increases work-related stress by 40 per cent, study finds

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A study of 17,000 people highlights psychological effects of the economic downturn.

Nottingham academic reveals insight into early prehistoric human occupations

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A discovery of some of the earliest evidence of prehistoric architecture in the Jordanian desert has provided new insight into how humans lived 20,000 years ago.

In-house pharmacists can help GPs reduce prescribing errors by up to 50 per cent

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New research suggests a way to reduce medication errors.

The balancing act between protection and inflammation in MS

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Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that could help explain how multiple sclerosis is made worse by infection.

Nano-enabled nasal spray for osteoporosis

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New nano nasal spray could revolutionise treatment of osteoporosis.

Innovation in design — Brompton bikes creator to kick off Raleigh lecture series

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Public lecture launches major celebration of 125 years of Raleigh bicycles in Nottingham.

Reducing salt in crisps without affecting the taste

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New research could lead to significant reduction of salt in snack foods

Revealed in accurate detail, the underground world of plants

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Plant and computer scientists can now study the underground world of plants with more accuracy and clarity.

New molecule discovered in fight against allergy

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Scientists have discovered a new molecule that could offer the hope of new treatments for people allergic to the house dust mite.

Olympic seal of approval for inclusive sport event

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Olympic 2012 organisers have officially recognised The University of Nottingham's sports for all initiative — Any-Body Month — for the second successive year.

International mobility at Nottingham supported by Santander Universities

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£260,000 to support scholarships for study and research, as new branch opens on campus.

The UK's largest prefabricated straw bale building is officially opened

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University harvested own straw to construct its latest landmark building.

Amateur stargazer helps university astronomers unlock the secrets of dwarf galaxy cannibalism

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An unusual collaboration between an amateur astronomer and professional astrophysicists has shed new light on the first stage of the process by which small galaxies grow into large ones.

On yer bike! University community project celebrates 125 years of Raleigh

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University leads exciting programme of activities to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Raleigh, the world's oldest bike company.

Lowry breaks all records

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A staggering 46,800 people flocked to the University's prestigious Lowry exhibition in just 10 weeks.

Students urge peers to 'love your stuff'

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Student ambassadors will be joining police to provide crime prevention advice in Lenton and Radford on Thursday 9 February 2012

QRISK2 international app released for the iPhone/iPad

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A new smartphone app designed to identify patients at risk of heart disease has been launched by researchers at The University of Nottingham and medical software company Clinrisk Ltd.

Scientists uncover new clues in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's

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Scientists in Nottingham have found abnormal levels of proteins in spinal fluid could help detect Alzheimer's disease.

New book confronts homophobia

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New book helps to explain how homophobia is defined and experienced across Europe.

Baby knows best! Study shows baby-led weaning promotes healthy food preferences

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New research says babies who feed themselves solid food have healthier food preferences than spoon-fed babies.

Looking healthy is more attractive than manliness

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Women find a healthy glow more attractive than a square jaw, research suggests.

Adversity can be a catalyst for positive change

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Pioneering new book demonstrates that rather than ruining your life, a traumatic event can often improve it.

Archaeologists discover unique 'wing' shaped building

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A unique 'wing' shaped building close to the ancient capital of the Iceni in Norfolk mystifies archaeologists.

More scientific accolades for Nottingham chemistry professor

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A University of Nottingham professor is preparing to receive two top accolades from the world of science for his work to raise the profile of chemistry.

NHS Scotland a role model for reform, says study

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The NHS in England may be in turmoil, but a major new academic study claims its Scottish equivalent should serve as a role model for the public sector.

Renowned literary critic to lecture in Nottingham

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Professor Terry Eagleton on 'Culture and the death of God', February 14 and 15.
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