October 2017


Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research finds

Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found.

Scientists spot explosive counterpart of LIGO/Virgo's latest gravitational waves

Scientists using the Dark Energy Camera have captured images of the aftermath of a neutron star collision, the source of LIGO/Virgo's most recent gravitational wave detection.

A taste of medicine for Lincolnshire sixth formers

Nottingham and Leicester Medical Schools are encouraging more 6th formers from Lincolnshire and rural areas to apply for medicine at a special event at North Hykeham Academy in Lincoln this week.

Master builders needed for Nottingham Lego tournament

Calling all Lego fans...the University of Nottingham is looking for school teams to take part in the regional heat of the global FIRST® LEGO® League challenge taking place on Tuesday 19th December.

RIP Jeremy the lefty garden snail

A 'one in a million' mutant garden snail, who achieved international notoriety after a public appeal was launched to help find him a mate, has died.

Dealing with disaster - when rooted to the spot

Flowering plants have adopted a single biochemical mechanism to sense multiple environmental stresses, that enhances survival.

New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom

A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century. The University's specimen, announced today as Protoichthyosaurus applebyi, is a holotype - the valuable original specimen that describes a new species. It is the first known fossil of its kind anywhere in the world, which makes it even more scientifically significant.

World Mental Health Day: what is the impact of mental health first aid in the workplace?

Academics at the University of Nottingham are marking World Mental Health Day by appealing for participants to take part in a study investigating the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in the workplace.

School year 'relative age' causing bias in ADHD diagnosis, says research

Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown.

Is your partner's hearing loss driving you mad?

New research by academics at the University of Nottingham has suggested that the impact of a person's hearing loss on their nearest and dearest should be considered when personalising rehabilitation plans for patients with deafness.

Bringing the sunken secrets of WWII to the surface

A new website will let people explore one of the world's most famous diving sites on their phones or home computers thanks to a 3D virtual reality project.

International award for student's work to improve online privacy

Award for dedicated commitment to educating others about digital privacy amongst online health communities.

Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat

Southeast Asia's endangered fruit bats – commonly known as flying foxes – play an important part in the pollination of the iconic and economically important durian tree.

Professor Terry Moore honoured with prestigious Johannes Kepler Award

Professor Terry Moore, Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, has been honoured for his outstanding contributions to satellite navigation.

Predatory bacteria that engineer portholes and paint frescoes in harmful bacteria

A microbiological mystery of how one bacterium could invade another and grow inside it without breaking the other bacterium instantly has been illuminated by scientists at the University of Nottingham and Indiana University in the USA.

Call for men and parents of children with lichen sclerosus to help researchers

Skin experts at the University of Nottingham are calling for men and parents of children with the chronic skin condition 'lichen sclerosus' to help decide the future of research into this little-known disease.

New Vice-Chancellor takes up office in Nottingham

Professor Shearer West has begun her role as President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham.She is the seventh Vice-Chancellor in the University's history and the first woman in the role.
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