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March 2012

   
   

Broadcaster and alumnus Matthew Bannister returns to old stomping ground

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Broadcaster and alumnus Matthew Bannister, who controversially shook up BBC Radio 1 in the 90s, is returning to his old stomping ground to give a free public lecture on radio.

Space and technology leaders call on public to turn satellite data into £40 billion industry

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The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ENSC) set to find the home-grown ideas to drive innovation in the space sector.

New high-tech system improves out of hours care for hospital patients

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Replacing the paging system in hospitals could free up nurses to spend more time with patients.

Gene found in worms could play a role in human cancer

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A gene in a simple water-dwelling worm might play a role in the development of cancer

Writing our history and digging our past

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Archaeologists want to hear from amateurs keen to investigate their local heritage

Next generation medicine and the pharmaceutical pioneers

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Innovative training centre attracts almost £2m in further funding.

Genetic abnormality offers diagnostic hope for children's cancer

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A chromosomal abnormality in children with a deadly form of brain cancer is linked with a poorer chance of survival, clinician scientists at Nottingham have discovered.

What do businesses do when seeking advice? Phone a friend or an accountant

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Online survey asks small firms where they turn for advice following the demise of Business Link.

Clinical trial to test success of cystic fibrosis lung infection treatment

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Major new study to investigate whether IV antibiotics are effective in killing a germ that causes dangerous complications in cystic fibrosis patients.

Can eradicating a common stomach bug make taking aspirin safer?

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Researchers have launched a major clinical trial to investigate whether eliminating a common stomach bug could make taking aspirin safer.

University researchers to test new community pharmacy service

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A new NHS community pharmacy scheme is to be tested and evaluated by a team involving Nottingham experts.

Research sheds new light on extra help for smokers trying to quit

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A research trial to test the effectiveness of free nicotine patches and proactive telephone counselling through a national quitline has shown this makes no difference to success rates of quitters.

Nicotine patches 'ineffective' in pregnancy

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Nicotine patches don't work in pregnant women according to the largest ever clinical study.

NHS Scotland evaluates new blood test for lung cancer

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Major screening trial for lung cancer uses new blood test developed by University spinout company

Cummins Innovation Centre opens at The University of Nottingham

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Next generation of electrical machines to be developed at new research centre.

Professor's kayak challenge to raise money for children's brain tumour research

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Professor Kevin Shakesheff is taking part in a kayak marathon to raise money for Children's Brain Tumour Research.

Study into safety of common over-the-counter drugs reaches milestone

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A study into the safety of some of the most widely used medicines has reached a milestone by recruiting its 6,000th patient.

Students take pallet pavilion to Ecobuild

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Shipping pallets provide shelter from the elements

Small business survey launches new website

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An online survey that seeks the views of SMEs and their advisers on the hot topics affecting the world of business is launching a new look website.

University figures to shine a torch on Olympic inspiration

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Inspirational staff and students from The University of Nottingham have been chosen to carry the Olympic torch when it passes through the city on 28 June.

Study to test new tinnitus 'treatment'

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A new clinical trial is to test whether a pocket-sized device that uses sound simulation to reboot faulty 'wiring' in the brain could cure people with tinnitus.

Study proves drug success for the treatment of severe dementia

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A drug commonly used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease can have positive benefits for patients in the later stages of dementia.

Irish President to see complexities of Irish cultural life through art

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Ireland's President has invited Professor Fintan Cullen to present him with a copy of his new book, Ireland on Show, in Dublin on 2 April

Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham celebrate first anniversary of landmark collaboration

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Successful collaboration yields benefits for two leading universities.

University of Nottingham strengthens links with Ethiopia

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New teaching and research links forged between Nottingham and Ethiopia.

Science uncovered — open day reveals all

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A chance for the public to see what goes on behind the laboratory door.

Far right supporters - violence is largely inevitable

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British far right believe violence between different ethnic, religious and racial groups is largely inevitable, according to a new survey.

New book to examine the enduring influence of ancient Sparta

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A new book examines the impact of the classical civilisation Sparta in modern times and our prolonged fascination with the politics, society and customs of its people.

Numerically-challenged consumers hit in the pocket by loans

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Poor numeracy hits consumers hard in the pocket when it comes to choosing loans and credit.

Why do plant roots grow down and not up?

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Why do plant roots grow downwards? Scientists at The University of Nottingham find the answer to a question that has fascinated scientists since Darwin.

'Big business' giving SMEs a bad name, says survey

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Anti-business rhetoric more likely a reflection of the behaviour of large corporations than a distrust of small firms, survey says

100 international PhD scholarships — supporting research on two continents

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Scholarships offered in new energy technologies and the digital economy.

Next-generation DNA sequencing to improve diagnosis for muscular dystrophy

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Scientists have used a revolutionary technology in research that could lead to correct genetic diagnosis for muscle-wasting diseases.

Shortcuts costly when buying conservation from farmers

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Shortcuts in the design of payment schemes to persuade farmers to undertake conservation works could be putting the potential environmental benefits at risk.

Indian event will develop future health science collaborations

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UK-India Innovation and Leadership Meeting to inspire Indian and UK bioscience researchers and entrepreneurs.

Raleigh workers to relive memories at public event

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Raleigh workers go back in time to reminisce about working at the famous Nottingham bike factory.

Student has high ambitions as Olympic qualification nears

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Biosciences student and international high-jumper Isobel Pooley has her sights set on a place at London 2012 after taking gold at the BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships.

Artificial 'womb' unlocks secrets of early embryo development

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Never before seen phase of early embryo development is revealed thanks to a new polymer 'womb' developed by Nottingham scientists.
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