September 2014

   
   

Celebrate, discover, learn – Black History Month at The University of Nottingham

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Music, spoken word, and public lectures on Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King — Black History Month at The University of Nottingham will explore different elements of black art, history and culture.
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New technique could improve the outcome of breast cancer surgery

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A new technique will help surgeons to detect where the margins of cancerous breast tumours are during surgery, reducing the need for secondary operations in breast cancer patients.
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Last Year

App captures marathon runners from start to finish

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This weekend sees the return of the Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham, and now, a new app for android phones will enable runners to re-live their own race long after they've crossed the finish line.
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Last Year

Brain chemical potential new hope in controlling Tourette Syndrome tics

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A chemical in the brain plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics associated with Tourette Syndrome (TS), a new study has shown.
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Last Year

Love your local MP? Probably not

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MPs who take comfort in the old adage that while people don't like politicians, they do like their own MP, may have to think again, according to new research from the British Election Study (BES).
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Last Year

Organ donation – do we opt-in or opt-out?

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Researchers say there should be an international data base containing the very latest information about organ donations and transplants so policy makers can make informed decisions on whether to adopt an opt-out or opt-in system.
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Smart meters could cause conflict for housemates, study shows

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Research from academics at The University of Nottingham has revealed that new technology to allow people to monitor their energy usage in the home could lead to conflict among housemates.
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Last Year

Remembering the forgotten heroes of the First World War

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In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the Great War, a new national research centre has been launched at The University of Nottingham that will help to explore some of the lesser known stories of the years 1914-19.
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Last Year

University Bike Bus steps up a gear

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University of Nottingham staff and students have formed a bike convoy, encouraging a healthy and environmentally-friendly commute.
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Last Year

X-ray vision puts Nottingham plant and soil sciences on the world stage

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Advanced CT scanners help researchers get to the root of soil and plant science.
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Last Year

Scottish people most sceptical on fracking, survey shows

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If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its Government could face an uphill challenge in in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has revealed.
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Last Year

Taking the 'sting' out of reproduction

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Female parasitic wasps have more reproductive success when working together with other females, which can also explain sex biased reproduction, according to new research.
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Last Year

Got a software design problem? Call a philosopher!

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A University philosopher is helping a Canadian company develop new event planning and calendar software using his research on the philosophy of time.
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Last Year

Young farmer cashes in with plan for new UK crop

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The University of Nottingham recently held its first business plan competition aimed specifically at postgraduates, boasting a total prize fund of £75,000.
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Last Year

New criminology team at The University of Nottingham

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Criminology team joins the ranks of newcomers this autumn.
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Binge drinking in pregnancy can affect a child's mental health and school results

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Binge drinking during pregnancy can increase the risk of mental health problems in 11-year-old children, particularly hyperactivity and inattention, and can have a negative effect on their school examination results, according to new research led by The University of Nottingham.
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Last Year

Layered graphene sandwich feeds hunger for designer materials

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A sandwich of layers of graphene – the so called 'wonder material' - and hexagonal boron nitride could become the basis for designer materials for novel high-frequency electronic devices.
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Research finds Malawi app 'teaches UK children 18 months of maths in six weeks'

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Psychologists test global charity's new maths app on children in Malawi and Nottingham.
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Last Year

Pedal power makes pounds for vital research

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A team of volunteers from The University of Nottingham has raised over £600,000 for charity after completing a 1,400-mile bike ride.
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Last Year

Business leaders buoyed by positive message on regional economy

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Company directors and business leaders visited the University this week to attend the inaugural East Midlands Business Leaders' dinner.
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New cell model to speed up development of brain tumour drugs

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New research from The University of Nottingham looks set to improve screening for new cancer drugs and drug delivery systems specifically designed for children with brain tumours.
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Last Year

Praise for raising the profile of HE's 'unsung heroes'

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Award for raising the profile of over 700 technical staff at The University of Nottingham.
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Last Year

University launches first programme for financial specialists in China

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The first programme of the new Guangdong-Nottingham Advanced Finance Institute took place last week in China. The Institute has been established to provide training to senior managers from industry, commerce, financial institutes and government organisations.
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Last Year
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