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How thirsty roots go in search of water

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham, England and Tohoku University, Japan have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and change direction to find it. In a world where water for agriculture is becoming a global challenge this could lead to improved crop varieties which are better at foraging for water.
Date:
23/06/2017

CT scans reveal underground world of worms

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CT images of underground soil structures, created by worms and imaged by the University of Nottingham, are being revealed in a half-term display at the Science Museum in London from 29-31 May.
Date:
23/06/2017

Insights from pig embryos shed light into early human development

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How do the precursors of sperm and eggs form during human development? It's a question that has puzzled scientists for over two centuries. Now researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge have uncovered the origins of these elusive cells.
Date:
08/06/2017

Academic promotions 2017/18

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Congratulations to the University of Nottingham colleagues, who have been awarded academic promotions effective from 1 August 2017
Date:
01/06/2017

Food Science PhD student wins IFST Young Scientist Competition (Midlands)

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Imogen Ramsey, a first year PhD student at the University of Nottingham's Division of Food Sciences, has won the Midlands IFST Young Scientist Competition (Postgraduate).
Date:
18/05/2017

2017 - University of Nottingham to host Anthias Consulting's Gas Chromatography courses

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Anthias Consulting is running two key training courses at The University of Nottingham in July 2017.
Date:
18/05/2017

GODAN Farming Challenge 2017

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A competition to find solutions for local farming in growing cities using open (agri & nutrition) data. Working towards the goal of zero hunger. Prize EUR 1,000
Date:
04/05/2017

Third annual Manufacturing Food Futures conference

Third annual Manufacturing Food Futures conference
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This year, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (CIM) in Food held its 3rd annual conference, Manufacturing Food Futures, at the University of Birmingham on 30-31 March. The EPSRC CIM in Food was established in December 2013 and is a partnership between the University of Nottingham, the University of Birmingham and Loughborough University.
Date:
19/04/2017

Cannabis compound may help treat anxiety and substance abuse disorders

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A review of research into the therapeutic potential of Cannabidiol (CBD) - a major nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis - has shown there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it could help in the treatment of anxiety-related and substance abuse disorders. However, more studies are needed to determine the psychological, pharmacological and brain mechanisms involved.
Date:
10/03/2017

 

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