May 2011

A meeting place for science and business

University is leading the way in bringing science and business together, according to the Chairman of the UK Science Park Association.

The latest research and innovations from the University of Nottingham

The public are invited to meet with world-leading researchers of the future, to hear about their research and question them about what it means for society

YouTube chemistry sensations share formula for success

The remarkable story of the Periodic Table of Videos features in the prestigious journal Science.

The kids are alright

Children should be seen and not heard…who says? A Philosophy academic at The University of Nottingham is challenging the adage by teaching primary school children to argue properly.

Research study reveals profile for female drink-drivers

Female drink-drivers are more likely to be older, better-educated and divorced, widowed or separated, research has shown.

Overcoming resistance to cancer treatment

New study to find out why breast cancer treatments may stop working in some patients.

Providing a worldwide sporting education

The third annual Tri Campus Games (TCG), to be held in Ningbo China from June 6-10, will see University of Nottingham students from across the globe compete in a truly unique sporting event

Nottingham students' charitable spirit recognised

A group of fundraisers from The University of Nottingham have scooped a national charity award after raising over £50,000 for breast cancer research.

Nottingham scientists reveal genetic 'wiring' of seeds

The genetic 'wiring' that helps a seed to decide on the perfect time to germinate has been revealed by scientists for the first time.

Industry specialists to be trained in advanced food security skills

New £12m advanced training programme for industry specialists in advanced food security skills

Epic challenge gathers pace as palliative care enters the spotlight

The University of Nottingham have marked a nationwide palliative care awareness initiative, by announcing that its Life Cycle team have now raised £50,000 for its own Sue Ryder Care Centre

Royal Society honour for Nottingham professor

Professor Martyn Poliakoff nominated as the new Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society.

Patients help highlight 'serious' side effects of drugs

Increasing awareness of patient reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions should prioritised

Singing for Africa! University Academy releases charity single

Pupils from the Nottingham University Samworth Academy are on a mission to top the charts with a charity single to raise funds for an educational project in a South African township.

Major study into understanding homophobia

Call to make the lives of lesbians and gay men more visible - without the fear of rejection and exclusion.

If trees could talk...

Bringing the plight of one of Brazil's most threatened ecosystems to the heart of British forests.

Small business unimpressed by government's first year

SMEs voice concerns in first 2011 Barometer business surveys.

Student run theatre steals the show

Nottingham's New Theatre — the country's first student-run theatre company — has won critical acclaim after dominating proceedings at the National Student Drama Festival 2011.

UK universities a 'catalyst' in China's economy - diplomat

Brian Davidson, UK Consul-General in Shanghai, speaks at The University of Nottingham Ningbo, China.

NHS Scotland a role model for reform, says study

The NHS in England may be in turmoil, but a major new academic study claims its Scottish equivalent should serve as a role model for the public sector.

Work starts on University research institute's £7m new home

Building work on a new £7 million home for a University of Nottingham-based research centre will be officially marked later this month with a ground-breaking ceremony.

Healthy local produce tops students' shopping list

Healthy local produce is now the food of choice at The University of Nottingham following the success of a student run farmers market at Sutton Bonington Campus

Philanthropy helps to create new Chair in Jewish Studies at Nottingham

New post will make the University one of the UK's leading centres for the study of Judaism.

Clinical Research Facility for medical trials opened

New Clinical Research Facility to help scientists translate their research into new treatments for patients is unveiled.

Molecular Profiles wins second prestigious Queen's Award

Molecular Profiles wins prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise

Time Team Special follows archaeologists as they search for the story of Boudica

Caistor dig at the heart of Time Team search for Boudica's lost tribe.

Getting away from it all — how much can a holiday help?

The largest social tourism research project ever undertaken in the UK will look at the social and economic benefits of getting away from it all.
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