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November 2012

   
   

'Smart' genes put us at risk of mental illness

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Disease-causing mutations occur in the genes that evolved to make us smarter than our fellow animals.

Advice needed for parents on risk of poisoning in toddlers, research says

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Study says more action needed to prevent poisonings among pre-school children in UK.

Success for 'trailblazing' Nottingham at the Times Higher Awards 2012

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University wins 'Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development' award.

Willie Walsh to speak at Nottingham University Business School

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Businessman Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of International Airlines Group, is to give a talk at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) on Monday 3 December.

Solving the mysteries of our pagan past

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Experts converge on University Park to unearth the secrets of Britain's early pagan societies.

Student-run farmers' market wins 'Food Oscar'

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Student-run farmers' market wins prestigious national food award.

Research criticises young offenders' institution for gang-related violence

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A youth offending facility in the East Midlands has been criticised in a new report for taking criminals from rival gangs in Leicester and Nottingham.

Energy in the 21st century: can we ensure a bright future?

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Professor Colin Snape is a special guest at British Library debate.

Making TV pay — access to content in the digital age

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UK viewers want high quality TV content on all platforms — but don't want to pay for it, according to new research.

NHS performance schemes having little impact, says report

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Many of the controversial incentive schemes aimed at improving quality of service in the NHS may not be working as intended, a major new study has warned.

New research into emergency admissions for lung cancer

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Why are more than a third of lung cancer patients diagnosed following an emergency admission to hospital?

An energy conscious workforce: new research looks at how to encourage staff to go green

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A new £1.3m project is to look at people's attitudes to energy consumption in the workplace and how to encourage colleagues to work together in reducing their organisation's carbon footprint.

Seeing the world through the eyes of an Orangutan

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A Sumatran orangutan and a neuroscientist hope to explain some of the mysteries of the visual brain and improve the lives of captive bred animals.

Spades at the ready as planting begins at Sutton Bonington's Diamond Wood

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Sixty years on the throne is no mean feat and that's why The University of Nottingham is teaming up with the Woodland Trust to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in a way that will quite literally grow and grow.

Charity Lifecycle raises £250,000 to improve access to education

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After cycling the length of Britain this summer, staff from The University of Nottingham have successfully raised over £250,000 to help disadvantaged children access education

Soda-Lo wins most innovative ingredient award

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A unique low salt technology developed by The University of Nottingham has won a top European award for the most innovative food ingredient.

University of Nottingham helps local brewers find a route to Asian markets

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The University is helping microbrewers across the East Midlands to develop stable real ales which can be exported to the lucrative Asian markets.

Life in the fishbowl - expert online mentoring for local businesses

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Ingenuity Knowledge Hub will offer university and industry expertise in unique way.

1960s US civil rights official revealed as FBI informer

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New research into redacted FBI files finds key campaigner informed on former colleagues.

Innovative teaching not technology alone has 'greatest impact' in the classroom

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More research is needed to realise full potential of digital technology in education, study concludes.

£2.2m quest begins to increase wheat

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£2.2m for an international study into the untapped reservoir of genetic variation in wild varieties of wheat.

Businesses working with University food and drink experts win top innovation awards

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Three businesses working with the University win innovation awards.

Heston says yes, biscuits taste better when they are dunked

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Are biscuits better dunked? University of Nottingham's Food Scientists help Heston Blumenthal find out.

Olympic inspiration for sports stars of the future

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With the help of a sports bursary, presented by London 2012 gold medalist and alumnus Etienne Stott, 23 elite student athletes now have their sights set on adding to The University of Nottingham's proud sporting tradition.

The University of Nottingham receives £800,000 in scholarships from BP

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Global energy company BP plc has pledged £800,000 to The University of Nottingham, as part of a new scholarship programme to support students over the next four years.

Water: A Victorian Vision and Today's Reality

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Leading national advisor on climate change, Lord Deben, is to give the annual Papplewick Lecture at The University of Nottingham later this week.

German stand-up comedian celebrates languages at University Festival

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German comedian to offer his own wry view of language learning and cultural differences at a Festival of Languages at The University of Nottingham this week.

Rare parasitic fungi could have anti-flammatory benefits

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Scientists have discovered that a rare parasitic fungus that lives on hibernating caterpillars in Tibet could have a role to play in anti-inflammatory drugs for conditions such as asthma.

New funding to tackle research 'valley of death'

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£2.6m funding will tackle research 'valley of death'

Nottingham researchers in Alzheimer's risk gene discovery

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Researchers from Nottingham have played their part in the discovery of a rare genetic mutation that increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, in a study with major implications for understanding the causes of the disease.

How safe are our roads for Bradley and the nation's cyclists?

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A new government-funded study is to be carried out into how Britain's roads could be made safer for cyclists to reduce the risk of cycling injuries, encourage more people to use bikes and improve public health.

Nottingham strengthens links with Indonesia

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Long-term partnership signed with Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

What lies beneath? New survey technique offers detailed picture of our changing landscape

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A new surveying technique is giving geologists their first detailed picture of how ground movement associated with historical mining is changing the face of our landscape.

World's largest respiratory genetics study launches on World COPD Day

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Researchers from the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester are leading the largest ever study of the genetics relating to lung disease.

Nottingham sweeps board at student radio awards

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The University of Nottingham's student run radio station has been named Best Student Station at the Student Radio Awards for a record third year running

Brazil-UK event explores safe exploitation of oil and gas

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Experts attend international research workshop in Natal, Brazil.

Nottingham part of £20m investment for UK synthetic biology

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The University of Nottingham has been awarded funding of £2.9m to help make low-carbon fuel.

Follow your heart and Study What You Love

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Is studying what you love the key to academic success? That's what The University of Nottingham is encouraging prospective students to do.

£20 million eco-hotel opens at The University of Nottingham

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Stunnng new eco-hotel opens for business next to the East Midlands Conference Centre on University Park.

Report offers new guidance on family involvement of child abuse case reviews

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Child protection professionals are to be offered new guidance on how best to involve families in the case reviews that follow the death or serious injury of a child as a result of abuse or neglect.

University recognised as one of Britain's leading businesses in China

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University receives praise for building links between China and the UK

University of Nottingham is first in UK to publish agent commission rates

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Nottingham publishes commission rates in a bid to encourage transparency.

University celebrates 60 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with business

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The University held a special event to celebrate the achievements of the 60 businesses that have taken part in Knowledge Transfer Programme projects with them

Financial incentives may improve hospital mortality rates, says study

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New research into controversial pay-for-performance schemes has suggested they may help to save the lives of NHS patients.

University nanotechnology business gets set for growth

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Ken Clarke opens new premises for University spin-out, Promethean

University's baby monitor technology gets a Royal viewing

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University's HeartLight gets a Royal appointment at Buckingham Palace.

Nottingham hosts Malaysian Games spectacular

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5,000 students from across the UK are to converge on The University of Nottingham for the 28th Nottingham Malaysian Games.

New £3m centre to tackle age related illness

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The Midlands is to be put at the heart of research into age related ill health — to ensure old age can be enjoyed and not endured.
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