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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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