July 2016

   
   

Equine flu – why don't owners vaccinate their horses?

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A research project led by a student at The University of Nottingham is aiming to uncover why some horse owners choose not to vaccinate their animals against a potentially-fatal illness.

Helping British dairy farms maintain their global competitive position

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£1.7m to help British dairy farms maintain a globally competitive position

Nottingham Dollies prove cloned sheep can live long and healthy lives

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At 9 years old Nottingham's Dollies — Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy — prove cloned sheep can live long and healthy lives.

Flying the flag for Nottingham in Parliament Day

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An action-packed celebration of Nottingham is heading for the capital.From Robin Hood to Boots, Speedo and Sat Bains, the people, institutions and businesses that make the city great will be showcased in a one-day takeover of Westminster.

Salad days – tomatoes that last longer and still taste good

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Could the search for high yielding, better tasting, more nutritious, longer lasting tomatoes be over?

Nottingham researchers show novel technique that can 'taste' DNA

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to selectively sequence fragments of DNA in real time, greatly reducing the time needed to analyse biological samples.

£1.2m for injectable stem-cell carrying microspheres to regenerate bones

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The University of Nottingham has secured £1.2m to develop injectable stem cell-carrying materials to treat and prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis and other bone-thinning diseases.

Graduate entrepreneur brings Asian style to UK skincare sector

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Lili Zhu, a graduate from The University of Nottingham, is bringing the latest in innovative Asian skincare treatments to the UK.

A host of VIPs are honoured by The University of Nottingham

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A member of the Malaysian royal family, an Olympic Gold medallist and the Director of Tate Britain, are among a list of distinguished guests who have been honoured by The University of Nottingham.

Cognitive behavioural therapy useful for people who frequently go to the doctors, study finds

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People with long term health conditions who have a history of going to the GP frequently over two or more years could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy according to new research at The University of Nottingham.

Student learning commended in national Quality rating

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The high quality and standards of higher education provision at The University of Nottingham have been recognised by the award of the Quality Mark by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

£9 million gift for new health centre

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A transformational £9 million gift to The University of Nottingham has been secured to develop a twenty first century health centre, to meet the healthcare needs of students and staff.

GPS jamming: keeping ships on the 'strait' and narrow

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The University of Nottingham and Royal Norwegian Naval Academy (RNoNA) are investigating how to prevent shipping Global Positioning Signals (GPS) being jammed in potential cyber-attacks that may cause vessels to go off course and collide or run aground.

Green Flag success for University Park

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The University of Nottingham's 120 hectare University Park campus has, for the 14th year running, been given national recognition for the quality of its landscaped green space.

European-wide study led by Twycross Zoo to examine the prevalence of heart disease in apes in human care

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The Ape Heart Project is a European-wide research programme led by leading primate specialists at Twycross Zoo, in collaboration with The University of Nottingham, to investigate why great apes such as chimpanzees and gorillas are prone to heart disease.

Scientists call for replacement of animals in antibody production

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Routine scientific procedures using millions of animals are still being authorised when there is a tried and tested alternative, according to a group of scientists investigating the industrial production of antibodies.

Student halls given customer service seal of approval

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Students living in halls at The University of Nottingham are receiving excellent customer service according to assessors of a national government standard.

Cricket legend reunited with university team mates

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A world cup winning cricketer returned to Trent Bridge after being honoured by The University of Nottingham.

Funding for brain tumour research drops despite Government commitments

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A leading expert in childhood cancer at The University of Nottingham says a decrease in the UK's spend on brain tumour research has come as a shock after 20 years of campaigning to get this rare but deadly form of cancer out of the 'orphan' disease category.

Industry ready graduates pass on the medicinal chemistry baton

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Talented chemistry graduates, industry and the scientific community are reaping the rewards of 'radically' different and unique University-Industry collaborations.

Stroke survivors to share stories at Nottingham conference

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Patients and families will also hear about the latest research into the diagnosis and treatment of stroke at The University of Nottingham in this one day national conference.

Nottingham women pass it on

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Only 38 per cent of English state secondary schools are led by women, this compares with a teaching workforce where women dominate at 62 per cent. The University of Nottingham is now looking to help close this gap and is holding its first event designed to encourage women into secondary school headship.

Breakthrough in scaling up life-changing stem cell production

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Scientists in Nottingham and Sweden have discovered a new method of manufacturing stem cells which could mean large scale industrial production will be possible for future regenerative medicine.

Driving the technology behind fuel-efficient electric cars

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An £830K research project to speed up the shift from fossil-fuel reliant to greener, quieter and cheaper electric vehicles, using low carbon propulsion technologies, is being run at The University of Nottingham.

Keeping children safe: new guide for preventing child accidental injuries in the under fives

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Researchers from The University of Nottingham have worked with the Child Accident Prevention Trust to produce a guide to help commissioners of children's health services ensure accident prevention is a key part of health visiting, children's centres and family services.

Promethean Particles starts production

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University of Nottingham spin-out business, Promethean Particles, has opened the first facility in the world which is capable of producing thousands of different nanomaterials.

Farnborough launch for next-generation aviation technology projects

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The University of Nottingham has secured £9.5m of funding to develop breakthrough aerospace technologies for leading European manufacturers designing the next-generation of aircraft.

Master's students brew their own beer in the name of academic research

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Students taking an MSc in Brewing Science and Practice have brewed and marketed their own beer as part of their project dissertation. They've produced a 3,000 litre commercial batch of beer for sale.

Giving animals a voice - computer software that could tell us what they are thinking.

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A computer scientist with a passion for horses embarks on an animal-computer interaction project which could help us understand what animals are thinking and feeling.

New patient safety toolkit to help GPs avoid errors

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GP practices have given their stamp of approval to a new Patient Safety Toolkit developed at The University of Nottingham. The suite of tools will help guide the work of GPs including safe prescribing of medicines, an audit tool for adverse events and patient and practice staff safety questionnaires.

Celebrating Nottingham's green spaces

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The changing social and cultural uses of green spaces across Nottingham are being explored in a community history project taking place this summer.

Catch DH Lawrence's 'The Flying Fish'

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Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham has recently acquired the manuscript of an important unfinished short story by D.H. Lawrence.

New book charts the history of Britain's 'global university'

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The first full-length history of The University of Nottingham has been penned by one of its own academics, charting its origins as a technical college in the late Victorian era to its modern day success as a university with more than 40,000 students from more than 140 nations around the world.

What happens when sports rules go awry?

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Operational research scientists have been looking at what happens when the rules of sport are changed or when existing rules lead to unforeseen consequences.

New Chief Financial Officer appointed

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The University of Nottingham has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer.

Using theatre to change perceptions about ADHD

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Researchers into mental health at The University of Nottingham have helped to shape a new play for children.

Give your vote to Nottingham Slave Trade Legacies project

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A project investigating slave trade legacies in Britain, co-run by The University of Nottingham, is appealing for public votes after successfully reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards 2016.

Fillings that heal your teeth – how regenerative medicine could change your visit to the dentist

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A team behind regenerative dental fillings that could help heal teeth have been awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry prize.

Sixty Symbols – Institute of Physics Kelvin Prize for outstanding public engagement

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Sixty Symbols awarded the Kelvin Award from the Institute of Physics for outstanding contribution to public engagement.

Fully automated analysis software takes on Euclid's 100,000 strong gravitational lens challenge

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Researchers have developed 'AutoLens', the first fully-automated analysis software for analysing strong gravitational lenses.
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