November 2013

   
   

Improve management of multiple medicine use, warns report

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Failure to adapt to a significant increase in the number of patients taking multiple prescription drugs.

New technology could shed light on treatment of rare genetic condition

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Three charities have joined forces with The University of Nottingham to secure funding for a study that will use new technologies to shed light on the life-shortening condition Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T).

Crossing continents — where we drive affects how we drive

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New study looks at the cross-cultural effect on drivers' hazard perception.

Award recognises initiative with potential to transform liver care

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A groundbreaking new initiative to target liver disease before the onset of symptoms has been awarded a major prize for innovation.

Happy 500 to the Periodic Table of Videos

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The University's chemistry-themed Periodic Table of Videos is firmly established as an internet heavyweight — attracting more than 350,000 YouTube subscribers in the last five years — and is celebrating this success in style with its 500th video.

Sky's unlimited for international aerospace research project

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The University of Nottingham has secured multi-million euro funding to lead a pioneering research project to create a blueprint for tomorrow's air transportation system.

Nottingham academics receive innovation award

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Professor Philip Cowley and Dr Mark Stuart from The University of Nottingham have received the Political Studies Association (PSA) Innovation in Teaching Politics Award.

Antidepressants are not 'happy pills'

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Medicines for depression are not 'happy pills' or 'a quick fix'.

Developing the scientists and engineers of the future

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The University of Nottingham has won funding for four new centres that will train the brightest young postgraduates to tackle pressing global challenges, and keep the UK at the cutting edge of scientific research.

Fundraising campaign reaches £100 million

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Impact: The Nottingham Campaign has raised £100m and is two thirds of the way to its target.

Lectures on Identity — from identical atoms to human individuality

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A new lecture series exploring the concept of identity from a multi-disciplinary perspective begins at The University of Nottingham this week.

Pop Art to Britart - Modern Masters from the David Ross Collection

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This is the first public exhibition of one of the most important collections of modern art in private hands in this country. There will be 60 works in the exhibition, including works by David Hockney, Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and Bridget Riley.

Inspiring tomorrow's engineers

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The University of Nottingham has been inspiring the region's youngsters to embark on a career in one of the world's most important professions.

Nottingham offers scholarships for elite Chinese athletes

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Elite Chinese table tennis players have the opportunity to study at a leading UK university, thanks to a new University of Nottingham scholarship.

Testing the test – new study sheds light on medical school admissions

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Research proves UKCAT is a significant predictor of performance in first year medical students and effective in widening participation.

Caterpillar give students a taste of engineering

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The University of Nottingham is working with global engineering firm Caterpillar to help to promote careers in the industry.

Waste rice crops provide promise for sustainable fuels of the future

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Scientists from The University of Nottingham have received vital funding to create new biofuels which will address the urgent need to find alternatives to fossil fuels.

British Craft Beers and University help East Midlands microbrewers export to China

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A business based at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) is helping local microbrewers export their beers to China.

High rise challenges in China

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As the skyscraper centre of the world continues to shift from North America to China, architecture students from The University Of Nottingham are keeping pace with the country's rapidly changing skyline.

Biomaterial-delivered chemotherapy could provide final blow to brain tumours

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A polymer originally designed to help mend broken bones could be successful in delivering chemotherapy drugs directly to the brains of patients suffering from brain tumours, researchers at The University of Nottingham have discovered.

Changing the conversation — polymers disrupt bacterial communication

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Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other, a study led by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown.

Internationalisation award for Nottingham's Poliakoff

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Professor Martyn Poliakoff has won this year's Universitas 21 (U21) Award for Internationalisation, which recognises individual efforts to further internationalisation and build relations between U21's leading global network of research-intensive universities.

Double trouble - Cambodian twins set to maximise their business potential at Nottingham

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Inspired by their grandmother's entrepreneurial resilience during the Cambodian genocide, twin sisters Meyka and Meyta Chea have enrolled at Nottingham University Business School in the hope of following her entrepreneurial lead.

Making university accessible

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The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University will welcome the first cohort of students to the Pathways to Law programme at a special launch event.

New study reveals fertility treatment success rates are significantly influenced by mother's ethnicity

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Ethnicity of the mother is a significant determinant of successful outcomes after fertility treatment according to a new study by Nottingham researchers.

Nottingham makes top 50 in world university ranking

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The University of Nottingham has made the top 50 in an annual global ranking measuring universities performance on graduate employability.

Ancient naval battle site 'rammed' with relics of war

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Latest underwater archaeology techniques help survey and map ancient naval battle site.

Initiative to develop future leaders in environmental science

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A new generation of scientists will take on the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Celebrating the diversity of language and culture

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The sights, sounds and tastes from cultures around the globe are to be celebrated during a month-long festival at The University of Nottingham.

Monitors of Malaysian election report widespread media bias

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Watching the watch-dogs. Media coverage of the 2013 Malaysian General Election put under scrutiny.

Protecting competition horses from the flu

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Can mathematical modelling can help us bring horse flu under control and protect competition horses effectively?

Chance to win data power for your innovative medical research

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£10,000 QResearch® award up for grabs for medical researchers with innovative ideas to improve patient care.

'Doing the Business' at Nottingham University Business School

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Nottingham University Business School and Broadway Cinema are inviting members of the public and students to view a season of films exploring the role that social and ethical issues play in global business.

New light shed on history of ancient glass

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Unique publication combines science and archaeology to unravel the mysteries of glass.
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