March 2017

   
   

Improving the outcomes of GCSE maths resits

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A new study from The University of Nottingham will look at the effectiveness of a professional development programme in helping to improve the results of GCSE maths resits.

Caught on camera – chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level

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Experts at the University of Nottingham have transformed the way we use the transmission electron microscope – from taking still images to a tool for filming and stimulating chemical reactions.

Students' 'Liter of Light' initiative to help light Nigerian communities with solar lamps

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The Nigerian Students' Society at The University of Nottingham launches the Liter of Light Nigeria charity drive. This is an outreach initiative to make solar lighting accessible to impoverished regions of Nigeria

Café culture gets to the heart of scientific research

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The scientists are back with their pop-up cafe with news on how the public is helping to shape their research.

University Cake-Off goes global with world's grossest cake

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Possibly the grossest cake in the world has been pulling in the votes in the increasingly popular Cake-Off organized by staff and students at The University of Nottingham's Sutton Bonington campus.

Director of Nottingham Lakeside Arts receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

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The Director of Nottingham Lakeside Arts has been formally appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.Shona Powell attended the investiture ceremony after being named in the New Year Honours list.

Securing the future of cattle production in Africa

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A world-first genetic study of cattle in Africa has revealed clues which could help secure the future of meat and dairy production on the continent.

GE Healthcare buys University fetal monitoring company

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University spin-out company, Monica Healthcare, has been acquired by GE Healthcare.

Vaccines do work for pandemic flu, says study

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Vaccines are successful in preventing pandemic flu and reducing the number of patients hospitalised as a result of the illness, a study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found.

Lakeside launches fundraising campaign to hatch a baby dinosaur!

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Nottingham Lakeside Arts has launched a campaign to raise money to hatch its very own baby dinosaur.

Cannabis compound may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders

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Growing body of evidence suggests Cannabidiol could help in the treatment of anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. But more studies are needed to determine the psychological, pharmacological and brain mechanisms involved.

How can Britain and the EU forge a new relationship? MPs and economists discuss Brexit

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'The Government is not showing coherence and effectiveness in negotiating the leaving of the European Union,' according to a former Home Secretary speaking at The University of Nottingham this week.

Hairy Berry and Paw Hollywood in Nottingham students' Cake Off

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The 5th annual Sutton Bonington Cake Off competition takes place next week to raise money for Vets In The Community, a student-led charity giving free pet health care to homeless people in Nottingham.

Itchy dog research project to be launched at Crufts

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Dog lovers who own Golden Retrievers and Labradors are being invited to take part in new research into canine atopic dermatitis — otherwise known as skin allergy.

University of Nottingham alumnus appointed as federal court judge

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A University of Nottingham graduate has been appointed as a Federal Court Judge. Datuk Prasad Abraham, 65, a Malaysian national, was former President of Nottingham Malaysian Graduates Association, following his law degree at The University of Nottingham, UK.

BBC antiques series Flog It comes to The University of Nottingham

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Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit The University of Nottingham on Friday 14th April.

Nottingham subjects among the best in the world

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Subjects taught at The University of Nottingham are among the best in the world according to a new league table.This year's 'QS World University Rankings by Subject', features Nottingham as an elite institution in 37 of the 46 subjects surveyed.The ranking also features 21 Nottingham subjects in the global top 100, and seven in the top 50.

University legal expert informs first EU Brexit committee

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Professor Sue Arrowsmith, an expert in Public Procurement Law at the University of Nottingham, was recently invited to present to the very first hearing of the European Parliament on Brexit, held in Brussels.

Clinical trial reveals a safer long term treatment for blistering skin disease

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Skin experts have revealed that an oral antibiotic is an effective and safer alternative to the current standard treatment of oral steroids in the treatment of the blistering skin disease 'bullous pemphigoid'.

Scientists find missing link that makes sheep horny in winter

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Scientists discover how animals link the change in seasons to their fertility. A study by The University of Nottingham reveals the link between breeding season and the hormone melatonin

Almost half of stroke survivors suffer fatigue, study reveals

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A study by The University of Nottingham has found that half of people who experience a stroke suffer from fatigue in the early stages of recovery.

International consortium to accelerate safer and more effective treatment for children's brain tumours

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A new international consortium is being launched this week bringing together world-leading experts to explore the use of novel drug delivery systems to cross the protective 'blood brain barrier' to directly target tumours in the brain.
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