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Hormone discovery marks breakthough in understanding fertility

Hormone discovery marks breakthough in understanding fertility

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown, for the first time, that a naturally occurring hormone plays a vital part in regulating a woman's fertility, a discovery that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
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2 days ago
Master-brewer to be honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

Master-brewer to be honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

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A former professor of the University of Nottingham, who pioneered world class research into brewing science, will receive an honorary degree during this year's winter graduation ceremonies.
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2 days ago
Nottingham's SpiderLab champion wins public vote for 25 Genomes Project

Nottingham's SpiderLab champion wins public vote for 25 Genomes Project

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The relatively rare Fen Raft spider that was championed by the University's Spiderlab in a national public vote has won a place in the Sanger Institute's 25 Genome Project.
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3 days ago
Physiochemical 'fingerprint' of parasitic 'American murderer' uncovered.

Physiochemical 'fingerprint' of parasitic 'American murderer' uncovered.

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The physical and chemical 'fingerprint' profile of a parasitic worm, which infects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, has been uncovered for the first time. The discovery could allow for more effective and earlier treatment.
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5 days ago
New insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant revealed in BBC One documentary

New insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant revealed in BBC One documentary

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New insights into the life and mysterious death of Jumbo the elephant – a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the film 'Dumbo' – will be revealed in a BBC One documentary hosted by Sir David Attenborough and featuring a University of Nottingham archaeologist on Sunday 10 December.
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6 days ago
Architecture graduate wins prestigious RIBA President's Bronze Medal

Architecture graduate wins prestigious RIBA President's Bronze Medal

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Zheng Kangli, a 2016 graduate of Nottingham's Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), has won this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Bronze Medal for his innovative project Castle in the Sky.
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6 days ago
Firbeck students get hands-on to inspire learning

Firbeck students get hands-on to inspire learning

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Mixing concrete, examining fossils and solving puzzles; pupils at Firbeck Academy get hands-on for lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The University of Nottingham staged a day-long take-over at the school in Firbeck Road to inspire learning and promote the subjects that impact our daily lives.
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6 days ago
James Wong explains how to make everyday foods healthier and tastier

James Wong explains how to make everyday foods healthier and tastier

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James Wong, the ethnobotantist who describes himself as a plant scientist with a lifelong food fixation, to give a straight-talking guide to making everyday foods healthier and tastier.
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7 days ago
Top UK engineering students team up with Chinese counterparts

Top UK engineering students team up with Chinese counterparts

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The next generation of engineers from the UK and China have met in Beijing to develop new technical and creative skills that will help them solve global challenges.
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7 days ago
Large study links alcohol misuse to subsequent injury risk in young people

Large study links alcohol misuse to subsequent injury risk in young people

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A new study by public health researchers at the University of Nottingham has found that young people who are admitted to hospital in England because of alcohol are 7 times more likely to have an injury needing hospital admission in the 6 months after the alcohol admission.
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8 days ago
Managing the microbes - the key to solving the global nitrogen crisis

Managing the microbes - the key to solving the global nitrogen crisis

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Leading experts from the UK and Brazil meet to find practical, low cost solutions that make more effective use of nitrogen in agriculture, while attempting to decrease nitrogen pollution losses to the environment.
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9 days ago
Informal moneylenders continue to thrive in developing countries because of poorly managed microfinance initiatives

Informal moneylenders continue to thrive in developing countries because of poorly managed microfinance initiatives

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Predatory moneylending in developing countries is still rife, despite the introduction of low-interest 'micro loans' to help entrepreneurs in some of the world's poorest countries.
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12 days ago
Major UK trial to help prevent bleeding from aspirin

Major UK trial to help prevent bleeding from aspirin

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A five-year study aiming to reduce the risk of stomach bleeding in aspirin users, led by University of Nottingham researchers, is believed to be the UK's largest interventional academic drug trial.
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2 weeks ago
Using street art to help fight modern slavery

Using street art to help fight modern slavery

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The University of Nottingham is launching the first ever major collection of murals focussing on slavery and the anti-slavery movement, on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (2 December).
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2 weeks ago
Nottingham scientists help launch National Biofilms Innovation Centre

Nottingham scientists help launch National Biofilms Innovation Centre

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World-leading microbiologists at the University of Nottingham will be pioneering new ways to kill, control or exploit microbial biofilms that cause infection, antibiotic resistance and industrial damage as part of a new National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC).
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2 weeks ago
A global language for hearing research

A global language for hearing research

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Experts in hearing loss at the University of Nottingham have solved an important conundrum in their field of research – how to accurately translate results from patients' hearing questionnaires carried out in different languages and cultures across the world.
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2 weeks ago
Radiographs of Dolly's skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis

Radiographs of Dolly's skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis

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Original concerns that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, say experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.
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2 weeks ago
Twisted sex allows mirror-image snails to mate face-to-face, research finds

Twisted sex allows mirror-image snails to mate face-to-face, research finds

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A study led by the University of Nottingham has found that differently-coiled types of Japanese land snails should in fact be considered a single species, because – against all odds – they are sometimes able to mate, a result which has implications for the classification of other snails.
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3 weeks ago
Poorer communities need empowering in order to become more resilient to natural disasters

Poorer communities need empowering in order to become more resilient to natural disasters

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People in poor urban areas are the least likely to be able to rebuild their lives after a natural disaster, and need support in order to become more sustainable, according to research from the University of Nottingham.
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3 weeks ago
The Brexit hit to living standards

The Brexit hit to living standards

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The referendum vote is already costing UK households according to a Nottingham economist. Ahead of Wednesday's Budget the first detailed analysis of how the Brexit vote has impacted inflation, wages and living standards, has been released.
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3 weeks ago
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