December 2015

Cancer cells take up nanoparticles more rapidly than normal brain cells

New research highlights more advantages to using nanoparticles for the delivery of cancer drugs.

Honour for University of Nottingham academic

A physicist at The University of Nottingham has received a CBE for services to science and medicine.

Expert evidence helps settle centuries-old territorial dispute

The evidence given by an expert in rivers from The University of Nottingham has been pivotal in a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on a centuries-old border dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Superbug colony behaviours revealed in time-lapse video

The superbug MRSA which was previously thought to be a static or non-motile organism has been observed showing signs of active motility by scientists at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield.

Clinical trial explores new ways to help chronic pain sufferers

Researchers appeal for arthritis sufferers to join clinical trial to see if medication usually used to treat depression and anxiety can help alleviate pain.

Stem cell transplantation does not provide significant improvement for Crohn's disease, study finds

A clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a stem cell therapy among adults with difficult to treat Crohn's disease has found it is not significantly better than conventional treatment in producing sustained disease remission after one year.

New clues to halting nerve degeneration

A discovery into the mechanisms which lead to degeneration and loss of communication among neuron cells - the cells controlling function in the brain and nervous system - could potentially lead to future therapies for neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Turner Prize win for Nottingham architecture tutor

An architecture lecturer from The University of Nottingham is part of the design collective, Assemble, which has just won the Turner Prize 2015, Britain's top contemporary art award.

Crowdsourcing call for 'brown fat' study to tackle diabetes and obesity

Scientists are asking the public for help in funding new research aimed at harnessing the body's own fat-fighting defences to tackle obesity and diabetes as part of an innovative new crowdsourcing project.

'Call to Action' on agricultural diversity and feeding a hotter world

Scientists from Crops for the Future and partners, including The University of Nottingham in the UK and The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus launch the 'Declaration on Agricultural Diversification'.

Howzat - England cricket star is honoured by The University of Nottingham

Stuart Broad and the Chief Executive of UK Sport are being honoured by The University of Nottingham.

Research reveals how bacterial predators kill other bugs without killing themselves

New study into activity of potential 'living antibiotic' Bdellovibrio bacteria shows how it uses a protein as a shield to protect itself when invading its prey. The work, published in Nature Communications, will help to inform the fight against antibiotic resistance.

5* research rating for The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

The Malaysian Government awards The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus a 5* rating for the quality of its research and innovation

University partners with Royal College of GPs to launch online course for medical educators

The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Health Education England East Midlands Office, has officially launched MedWise, an online teaching, learning and assessment training package for medical educators.
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