June 2015

   
   

Oil system developed for greener, more fuel efficient mild hybrid vehicles

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The concept for a novel oil system has been developed by a researcher at The University of Nottingham as part of a bid to advance greener, more fuel-efficient, mild hybrid vehicle technology.

Immune system link to kidney disease risk, research finds

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A gene which forms part of our body's first line of defence against infection may be associated with an increased risk with a type of kidney disease, research involving academics at The University of Nottingham has discovered.

Protein that protects tumour cells associated with improved survival in some breast cancer patients, study finds

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A family of proteins that help cancer cells survive and spread around the body may be associated with improved prognosis for some women receiving treatment for breast cancer, research has shown.

'Omnigen' amniotic bandage could help save sight in trauma patients

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Trauma patients rushed to A&E with serious eye injuries can now benefit from a ground-breaking sight-saving wound dressing made from amniotic membrane.

Astronomers release spectacular survey of the distant Universe

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New infrared images of the distant Universe provide the deepest view ever obtained over a large area of sky.

Success in giving wins fundraising team a THELMA

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The philanthropic arm of The University of Nottingham has been praised for 'leading from the front' at a national awards ceremony.

University Statement on EU Referendum

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On June 23rd Britain took to the polls to make one of the biggest decisions in its recent political history.

Top tips for festival goers from Nottingham hearing experts

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Health psychologist Dr Abby McCormack teams up with BBC iWonder to spread awareness of hearing damage caused by loud music at pop festivals.

Life on the Land - discovering the agricultural past of Doncaster

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A new exhibition will look at the rich and varied agricultural past of Doncaster, and will uncover hidden stories from the area's landowners and labourers.

Nottingham University Business School achieves five year EQUIS accreditation

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Nottingham University Business School in the UK, China and Malaysia has secured a prestigious accreditation as part of the world-leading elite in the field of business education.

Discovering the world of Vikings in Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is hosting an international conference looking at the diversity and change in the Viking Age and its aftermath.

Fund helps Nottingham businesses go for growth

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Local companies are benefitting from a fund designed to help businesses exploit new technologies and invest in capital projects.

People at Players, Preserving the history of Nottingham

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An academic from The University of Nottingham has created a website to preserve the history of the city's iconic John Player & Sons, which was one of the largest employers in Nottingham during the 1930s-1970s.

Want to see your words on the walls of Nottingham?

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Researchers from The University of Nottingham are inviting local writers and young people to submit poems to a new website to be in with a chance of having them displayed in public spaces across the city.

UK and Brazil join forces to improve agricultural nitrogen use efficiency

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International experts in soil, plant and environmental sciences join forces in the effort to reduce the use of synthetic Nitrogen fertilisers.

Discovering the past secrets of oceans to better understand the impact of climate change

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Scientists have discovered the cause of a mass extinction of sea-floor marine organisms 800,000 years ago — which also provides insight into how climate change can impact on deep ocean biota.

SoundSpace Online launched for people with hearing loss

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A new one-stop shop for all things hearing-related has been launched online as a result of new research by audiologists at the NIHR Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit and The Ear Foundation.

Clinical trial to test two treatments for vitiligo sufferers

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Dermatologists are testing the effectiveness of a special UVB light treatment on the condition. Vitiligo affects 1% of the population and leaves them with white patches on their skin.

How artificially-intelligent medical devices will one day treat cancer and critical care patients

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The Universities of Nottingham, Oxford and Warwick are leading 'blue sky' research into artificially-intelligent medical devices that will improve treatment for cancer and intensive care patients and those with chronic wounds.

Bright spots shine light on the future of endangered coral reefs

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Largest study of its kind has found areas of endangered coral where against the odds there were a lot more fish than expected. The work offers hope of a promise of a radical new approach to conservation.

MRI scans could improve our understanding of dyspraxia

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Volunteers needed to help a new research team using MRI scanning to learn more about the role of the cerebellum in Dyspraxia.

University Vet School teams up with RSPCA and Cats Protection to offer Derby pet owners free medical care for their animals

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Veterinary experts at The University of Nottingham have been helping to offer free care to pet owners in Derby as part of a scheme to tackle a cat overpopulation crisis in one area of the city.

Soft-core pornography viewers 'unlikely to hold positive attitudes towards women'

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Study by forensic psychologists also concludes viewers become desensitised to soft core text and images common in newspapers, adverts and the media.

Ultimate frisbee team flying high

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A group of students and alumni from The University of Nottingham Ningbo (UNNC) are set to take on the world at Ultimate Frisbee.

Fun for all the family at University's Picnic in the Park

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What better place to enjoy a picnic than the beautiful landscaped grounds of University Park? Picnic in the Park takes place between noon and 3pm on Sunday 26 June in the Millennium Garden, located in the heart of The University of Nottingham's award-winning University Park Campus.

New smart technology to help people with brain injuries

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University psychologists and rehabilitation experts adapt and test a new assistive technology to help people with brain injury live more independent lives.

OBE for leading academic with internationalisation at her heart

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Professor Christine Ennew, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Provost of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for her contribution to international higher education.

Satellite navigation expert is most decorated by Royal Institute of Navigation

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A satellite navigation expert at The University of Nottingham has now received more top medals from the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), in its near 70-year history, than anyone else.

£3.5m for new materials library to put UK at forefront of 3D printing

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A team of scientists at The University of Nottingham has been awarded a £3.5m grant to develop a new library of 3D printing materials which could accelerate commercial uptake of the technology.

A look back at Life Cycle as the VC prepares for his final challenge

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This year Life Cycle – the University's annual fundraiser – is embarking on its sixth challenge.A team of 12 riders will saddle up to take on the four geographical corners of the UK in a gruelling 1,400 bike ride to raise a £1m for breast cancer research.

New Nottingham centre for entrepreneurs tops out

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A new centre which will house the next generation of local entrepreneurs has been 'topped out' at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP).

Nottingham Researcher Wins Prestigious European Commission PhD Award

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Dr Tao Yang from the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham has been awarded the Clean Sky Best PhD Award in Aeronautics.

Pushing pedals to power breast cancer research

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A team of 34 University of Nottingham staff, students and friends are setting off to cycle the Way of the Roses to help raise £1 million for life-changing breast cancer research.
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