January 2012

Bucking the trend — Nottingham is UK's most popular university

The University of Nottingham is the UK's most popular university among applicants, according to official figures released today.

Cutting off the oxygen supply to serious diseases

A new family of proteins which regulate the human body's 'hypoxic response' to low levels of oxygen has been discovered by scientists working at The University of Nottingham.

New President of the British Sociological Association

Professor John Holmwood has been appointed President of the British Sociological Association

Global conference to draw roadmap for socially responsible and sustainable business

World elite companies and business schools gather for global conference on corporate social resonsibility.

Victory for virtual maternity unit in national midwifery awards

University's virtual maternity unit in Second Life wins national award from Royal College of Midwives.

Making sure the food we grow is good enough to eat

Meeting the world food demand by improving the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.

Multi million pound investment in training tomorrow's bioscience research leaders

Nottingham shares in a £67m pound investment to train world leading bioscientists.

Improving crops from the roots up

Research has taken us a step closer to breeding hardier crops that can better adapt to different environmental conditions and fight off attack from parasites.

Tributes paid to Don Varley, 1924–2012

Colleagues and friends pay tribute to inspirational academic, who has died at the age of 87.

1.66m to explore the challenges and opportunities of making science public

£1.66m study to assess both the opportunities and the challenges associated with making science public.

Revolutionising the early detection of cancer

A new Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer opens

Straight from the horse's mouth — study reveals owners supplement choices

Horse owners are most likely to use their vet to guide their choice of nutritional supplements, but also rely on advice from other riders, a unique study has revealed.

High flying academic loses fight against cancer

Tributes to Dr Janet Folkes - outstanding academic and balloonist

Nottingham's knight of Norway – honour for University scientist

University scientist and Viking expert gets a prestigious New Year honour from the King of Norway.

New life in Second Life — virtual maternity unit attracts national acclaim

Virtual reality maternity unit wins national recognition for a Nottingham midwife teacher.

Hopes and fears for 2012 — business and advisers share their views

Businesses and advisers share their hopes and dreams for the coming year in first Barometer project survey for 2012.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon!

Enjoy dragon dancing, music and a fireworks spectacular at a free event on Sunday January 29th.

Stem cell genetic 'switch' offers Alzheimer's hope

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a £1.3 million research project to develop new treatments to replace brain cells lost during dementia.

New tool puts plant hormone under surveillance

New sensor allows scientists to spy on an important plant hormone

I recognise you! But how did I do it?

Malaysian Chinese adapt facial recognition techniques to cope with living in a multicultural environment.

Tackling the temptation of illegal cheap tobacco

Research hails pilot scheme to cut demand and supply of illegal tobacco a success.

How successful Chinese entrepreneurs really think

Can you really learn to be an entrepreneur? Research offers fresh insights...

Midlands scientists to play key role in keeping us fit and well as we age

New national research centre in the Midlands to reduce the pain and disability of ageing

East Midlands to lead the way in sports medicine

A unique £10 million centre for sport and exercise medicine is to be set up in the East Midlands as part of Olympic-year government plans to promote health and fitness.

HRH The Princess Royal helps celebrate 25 years of Nottingham occupational therapy research

HRH The Princess Royal helped celebrate 25 years of work by Nottingham occupational therapy researchers during a visit to the university.

New Business Engagement Director joins The University of Nottingham

Michael Carr joins the University as Director of Business Engagement and Innovation Services.

Low reporting of clinical trial data in key US database, study shows

New research shows many clinical trials in the US are failing to report their findings in a publically available database.

Magnetically-levitated flies offer clues to future of life in space

Using powerful magnets to levitate fruit flies can provide vital clues to how biological organisms are affected by weightless conditions in space, researchers at The University of Nottingham say.

MBE for Nottingham stroke expert

A Nottingham professor who has dedicated her professional life to helping to rehabilitate people affected by stroke has received royal recognition for her work.

Simple online tool to aid GPs in early ovarian cancer diagnosis

The lives of hundreds of women could be saved every year, thanks to a simple online calculator that could help GPs identify women most at risk of having ovarian cancer at a much earlier stage.
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