August 2013

   
   

Royal Society recognises research into the 'hidden half' of plants

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Royal Society recognition for scientist helping to change the way bioscientists think and work.

Kicking homophobia out

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Help to kick homophobia out of football by heading to The University of Nottingham for its annual Football v Homophobia tournament on Saturday 7 September.

New Governor of the Bank of England to visit campus

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The University of Nottingham is set to welcome the new Governor of the Bank of England on to campus.

Early behavioural problems linked to lower GCSE grades

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As thousands of 16-year-olds get their GCSE results, new research from the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol has found that three-year-olds who display hyperactivity, inattention or conduct problems are at risk of worse academic outcomes when GCSEs come around.

Schizophrenia symptoms linked to faulty 'switch' in brain

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown that psychotic symptoms experienced by people with schizophrenia could be caused by a faulty 'switch' within the brain.

In the environmental fast lane! Nottingham invests in hydrogen van

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Nottingham prides itself on choosing environmentally sustainable options wherever possible – and that's why its Faculty of Engineering has invested in a new hydrogen van.

Spinning out the future of our electronic devices

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Satisfying the world's desire for ever more processing power, at ever diminishing energy cost, in even tinier devices.

Record research funding

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The University of Nottingham secures over £170million worth of new grants in the last year.

Unscrambling the genetics of the chicken's 'blue' egg

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Scientists at Nottingham have unscrambled the genetic mutation that causes some chickens to lay blue eggs.

Areas of high unemployment bear the brunt of bank closures

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Britain's poorest communities are hit the hardest by the thousands of bank and building society closures happening everyday according to a new study.

Exhibition to offer rare glimpse of Art in the Asylum

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The therapeutic use of art in British psychiatric institutions from as early as the 19th century will be showcased as part of a major new arts and mental health exhibition at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts Centre.

On your bike? Join in with this year's Life Cycle

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1,100 miles, 11 riders, two weeks – this year's epic Life Cycle challenge gets underway.

Brain scans could predict response to antipsychotic medication

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Neuroimaging markers in the brain could help predict whether people with psychosis respond to antipsychotic medications.

Nottingham South MP to visit Summer Scientists Week

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Nottingham South MP, Lillian Greenwood has been invited to attend The University of Nottingham's annual Summer Scientist Week.

Breaking up the superbugs' party

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The fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs has taken a step forward thanks to a new discovery by scientists at The University of Nottingham.

Do conservation scientists work too hard?

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Academics heading off on holiday should think twice about taking work with them.

New academy will support China's marine economy ambitions

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The University of Nottingham, through its campus in Ningbo, China (UNNC), is helping to boost China's marine economy, by signing a £25million agreement to create an International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology (IAMET).

Ambitious development continues at The University of Nottingham

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A further £50million worth of improvements to The University of Nottingham's campuses begins

Warming to shale gas

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The British public is beginning to warm to the idea of shale gas says a report by The University of Nottingham.

Appeal for people with mental health problems to help with research

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Researchers seek opinions of mental health service users and families to shape future care.

Reform of China's science and technology system needed

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Political will is needed if China is to produce breakthroughs worthy of a Nobel Prize

Echoes of slavery... the stately home connection

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Untold stories about the slavery connections of British stately homes come to light.
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