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The University of Nottingham launches new tool to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global climate change

The University of Nottingham launches new tool to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global climate change

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham are using radar waves as part of a new tool developed to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global climate change.
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2 days ago
Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

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Families affected by childhood cancer joined forces to launch a new fundraising campaign celebrating 20 years of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.The University of Nottingham's annual fundraising appeal Life Cycle will this year focus on raising more funds for research into the deadly form of cancer. To launch the appeal, which this year will involve a 'superhero stroll', children at different stages in their treatment and their families, as well as families who have lost loved-ones to the disease, came together on International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day along with University experts, surgeons and students.
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4 days ago
Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

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Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism whereby antibodies generated by a human parasitic worm infection also respond to allergenic proteins in peanut and other common western allergens.
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3 days ago
Unique study reveals dog owners' motivations for pet blood donation

Unique study reveals dog owners' motivations for pet blood donation

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The research shows that veterinary decision-making can be relevant to human healthcare decisions, and that further examination of comparative areas of animal health could benefit both healthcare sectors
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6 days ago
Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

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Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.
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6 days ago
Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK

Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK

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Professor Nigel Minton says there is significant potential for the industrial scaling up of a new process which uses 'gas-eating' bacteria to ferment polluting greenhouse gases from landfill and industry into useful products like biofuels and plastics.
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9 days ago
Donations needed to help student architects build new nursery in Africa

Donations needed to help student architects build new nursery in Africa

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University of Nottingham architecture students are asking for crowd-funding support to help them build a nursery in a South African village, ensuring its toddlers can access vital pre-school education.
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9 days ago
Tributes to Professor Sir Peter Mansfield

Tributes to Professor Sir Peter Mansfield

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Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83.Sir Peter pioneered the creation of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science.
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10 days ago
Curious minds can 'ask a scientist' at Nottingham science fun day

Curious minds can 'ask a scientist' at Nottingham science fun day

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Curious minds will be offered the chance to explore microscopes, giant lungs, an indoor planetarium and more with research scientists from The University of Nottingham as part of a week-long series of events.
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12 days ago
What is it really like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

What is it really like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

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The Institute of Mental Health has brought together researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience of ADHD to help promote better understanding of the condition at its annual engagement conference.
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13 days ago
World lung health study allows scientists to predict your chance of developing deadly disease

World lung health study allows scientists to predict your chance of developing deadly disease

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Breakthrough advance offers the potential to defuse a 'ticking timebomb' for serious lung disease, including for over 1 billion smokers worldwide.
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13 days ago
Young people call on government for greater digital rights

Young people call on government for greater digital rights

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New research co-authored by The University of Nottingham, has, for the first time, captured the policy recommendations of young people in relation to their digital rights.
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2 weeks ago
Risk of liver cancer low in patients with cirrhosis, study finds

Risk of liver cancer low in patients with cirrhosis, study finds

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The results of a study by researchers at The University of Nottingham suggest that the risk of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis may be much lower than previously thought.
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2 weeks ago
Growth cycle underway as new generation of technology businesses move into University's Ingenuity Centre

Growth cycle underway as new generation of technology businesses move into University's Ingenuity Centre

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A landmark development designed to nurture the next generation of technology businesses is home to more than half a dozen new ventures only six weeks after its opening.
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2 weeks ago
New technology to speed up testing of cancer drugs

New technology to speed up testing of cancer drugs

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A new technology that could speed up the testing of drugs and reduce the use of animals in the lab has been developed by scientists at The University of Nottingham.
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2 weeks ago
Celebrate LGBT culture and history with free events

Celebrate LGBT culture and history with free events

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February is LGBT History Month, and The University of Nottingham is hosting a range of public lectures, discussions, film screenings and more to explore LGBT culture, the history of the community and the challenges ahead.
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2 weeks ago
University award for 'outstanding contribution' to UK-China Relations

University award for 'outstanding contribution' to UK-China Relations

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The University of Nottingham has won the prestigious 'Services to Education' category at the Hurun Awards which took place earlier this week in London.
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3 weeks ago
Top research priorities for cystic fibrosis treatments revealed

Top research priorities for cystic fibrosis treatments revealed

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Future research has the potential power to transform treatments for cystic fibrosis. Yet patients with the condition – and the people who care for them – have traditionally had little say in where studies should focus their efforts.
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3 weeks ago
Online course makes economics accessible to everyone

Online course makes economics accessible to everyone

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The University of Nottingham has teamed up with Sir Vince Cable to provide a free online course on 'The Politics of Economics and The Economics of Politicians'.
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3 weeks ago
New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world

New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world

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A project exploiting Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to establish the blueprint for the world's most accurate real-time positioning service is to run at The University of Nottingham.
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3 weeks ago
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