May 2016

   
   

New Blood test for the detection of Bovine TB

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A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by a team at The University of Nottingham. The researchers have used this new method to show that cattle diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis have detectable levels of the bacterium Mycobacterium bovis, which causes this disease, in their blood.

Forth Road Bridge monitoring technology to be used on China's biggest bridges

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An innovative new monitoring system developed by the University is about to be installed in China on two of the world's largest bridges.

International trial for children's brain tumours launches in the UK

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Academics at The University of Nottingham are leading the UK arm of a large international clinical trial for a type of children's brain tumour called ependymoma.

Accelerating the clinical potential of ultra-high field MR imaging

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Ambitious plan to establish platform for large-scale multi-centre clinical work in UHF 7T MRI and spectroscopy.

Extinctions, animal invasions and plants - TV presenter Kate Humble to host a talk in Nottingham

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The protection of biodiversity is a global challenge which affects everyone, and now The University of Nottingham is inviting researchers and members of the public to come together to talk about the issues facing the planet – with the help of BBC presenter Kate Humble.

Aspiring lawyers from poorer homes in the East Midlands to benefit from expanded programme

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Aspiring lawyers from non-privileged homes in the East Midlands will benefit from the expansion of a pioneering initiative brought together by The University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the Sutton Trust, the Legal Education Foundation and the legal profession. Recruitment for Year 10 and Year 12 pupils will begin in August 2016.

Universities help businesses to innovate through new £20m programme

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Local businesses can now access free university support for innovation through a £20m European funded programme.

Students urged to register to vote

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Two thirds of university students in Nottingham do not know when the EU referendum is taking place, according to a new poll.

Nottingham pubs host International Pint of Science

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More than 30 university scientists will be showing off their research as the Pint of Science Festival comes to Nottingham's trendiest bars and pubs.

Training for vets, from vets

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The University of Nottingham is offering a novel training opportunity for people in the veterinary profession.

Stock exchange flotation for University's Oncimmune

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University of Nottingham spin-out company, Oncimmune, which specialises in the early detection of lung cancer, today floated on the London Stock Exchange.

Maid Marian supports Life Cycle 6

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In the middle of planning her wedding to fiancé Tim, Dr Sally Chappell was diagnosed with breast cancer. Talk of dresses and honeymoons turned to doctors and chemotherapy but, with the support of her family, she has completed her treatment and is now back to the job of arranging the wedding.

Dinosaur super-predators in search of sponsors!

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Sponsors are being sought to help bring some of the world's most ferocious dinosaurs to Nottingham.

Nottingham academic receives Italian Knighthood

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An expert on the Chinese economy at Nottingham University Business School China (NUBS China) has been awarded one of Italy's highest honours from the President of the Italian republic.

Sharp rise in UK teen poisonings over past 20 years, particularly among girls

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Largest study of its kind reveals the number of teenagers poisoned by drugs or alcohol has risen sharply over the past 20 years with those living in deprived areas 2 or 3 times as likely to poison themselves.

We're going on a bug hunt!

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The University's Community Scientist Dr Sarah Pierce needs your help in a national Pollination Survey backed by Sir David Attenborough. The campaign is also encouraging people to create better habitats for our bees, butterflies and other insects.

Massive new mathematical database keeps web and banking security ahead of the curve

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University of Nottingham researchers are part of an international team mapping the mathematical objects behind prime numbers; used to encrypt online bank accounts and protect web security.

DH Lawrence boosts UK-China relations

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Nottingham's links to China have been strengthened with a tribute to one of its most famous writers.

Olympic hopefuls and heroes mark the opening of University hockey pitch

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The University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council have marked the opening of a new 'super' hockey pitch with a trip down memory lane to celebrate the heritage of the University's hockey clubs.

Midlands research powerhouse will use powerful new imaging technology to develop the next generation of drugs

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The next generation of drugs to tackle two of the planet's biggest killers are to be developed through a partnership bringing together powerful Nobel Prizewinning imaging technology and some of the brightest scientific minds from around the globe.

New measures to improve the welfare of captive elephants in UK

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Experts at The University of Nottingham have designed a new system of evaluating the welfare of the UK's captive elephants.

Nottingham flood expert is honoured by Royal Geographical Society

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An expert in rivers from The University of Nottingham has been recognised for his outstanding contribution in helping to shape national and international policy on rivers and flood management.

Genetic history of the 'ship of the desert' revealed

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A unique study of the ancient and modern DNA of the single-humped camel has shed new light on how its use by human societies has shaped its genetic diversity.

Pay-It-Forward vet scheme to support city's vulnerable and homeless

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Compassionate pet owners in Nottingham are to help care for the health of animals belonging to vulnerable and homeless people living in the city, thanks to a new charitable initiative by The University of Nottingham and a local veterinary surgery.

Nottingham's world-class health research on display in city-wide showcase

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The inaugural Nottingham Research & Innovation Showcase will give the public the chance to see for themselves the world-leading medical research being carried out at Nottingham's hospitals and universities.

Mobile technology on Nottingham hospital wards boosts staff time with patients

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Using mobile phones and tablets to log patient observation data in place of traditional paper notes frees up significantly more time for hospital ward doctors and nurses to give vital care. This is according to University of Nottingham researchers, evaluating the use of a pioneering electronic observations package (eObs) by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH).

Accolades for academics who are changing our lives for the better

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Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards recognise the new ideas and technologies being developed in collaboration with industry and commerce and work done in communicating science across all media platforms.

Meet our world changing researchers

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A behind the scenes look at world leading research into breast cancer is set to give The University of Nottingham's fundraising campaign – Life Cycle 6 - another boost.

Scientists to use microbes and methane to create sustainable Omega 3

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New technology to use microorganisms to ferment methane gas into valuable nutritional supplements is being developed to find an alternative to fish oil.

Stunning student photos of natural world on display at new exhibition

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A collection of stunning images of Mother Nature at her most beautiful, captured by students at The University of Nottingham, are due to go on display to the public as part of a new exhibition.

Students win national social enterprise competition

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A team of students from The University of Nottingham have won a national competition aimed at improving the world through entrepreneurial action.

HS2 economic advisor gives lecture on how high speed rail may transform East Midlands

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The economic advisor to HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for developing and promoting the UK's new high-speed rail network, is to speak at The University of Nottingham on Monday 9 May 2016.
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