July 2015

Mercia Fund Management provides £379,000 to help NuVision commercialise groundbreaking eyecare technology

University of Nottingham spin-out, NuVision, has received £379k seed funding from Mercia Fund Management, to help develop innovative new eye care solutions.

Electric vehicles spark energy savings in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has welcomed nine new electric vehicles to its fleet as part of a sustainability strategy and to reduce carbon impact, in line with Nottingham city's commitment to electric vehicles.

Young Animal Welfare Scientist of the Year

Work on improving the welfare of animals in the UK has reaped national recognition.

EPSRC rail consortium shows how to cut costs and reduce delays

Practical measures to help prevent landslips and enhance track stability are among rail improvements pinpointed by engineering research involving The University of Nottingham. The potential upgrades would mean rail passengers face fewer speed restrictions, delays and cancellations – and help the UK rail industry achieve multi-million-pound savings.

Major projects to bring innovative pathology tests to patients for better treatment

Improving the quality of life and longevity of patients with gastrointestinal, liver and respiratory diseases.

Festival to celebrate Nottingham as 'Creative City'

Local ambassador for the arts, David Sillitoe, will lead Nottingham's Being Human Festival 2015 this November.

Nottingham campuses are among the greenest spaces in Britain

The University of Nottingham has secured a prestigious Green Flag award for both its Jubilee and University Park campuses — for the third year in a row.

Students win airworthiness award for unmanned aircraft challenge

A group of third year MEng Mechanical Engineering and Design Engineering students have been awarded a 'Safety and Airworthiness Award' in an unmanned aircraft competition.

New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories'

The first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells could forge the way for the creation of 'stem cell factories'

Major feeding trial will improve long-term health of premature babies

A national research project that will improve the long-term health of premature babies has met its recruitment target nearly a year early.

Cancer expert takes the research reins at Nottingham

Following a rigorous search, Professor Dame Jessica Corner has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at The University of Nottingham.

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

The leading research intensive universities in the Midlands have appointed their first Director to oversee the development of an exceptional HE partnership, which aims to harness their combined research power and bring significant economic benefits to the Midlands Engine and rest of the UK.

Malaysia's 'black panthers' finally reveal their leopard's spots

Leopards can change their spots. Researchers using specially modified camera traps have revealed the black leopard's spots.

University of Nottingham celebrates 250,000th graduate

The University of Nottingham celebrated the graduation of its 250,000th student on Friday 17 Jul 2015.

British Academy Fellowship for historical geography scholar

A historical geographer from The University of Nottingham has been elected to the British Academy, the UK's champion of the humanities and social sciences, in recognition of his outstanding research.

Research into how parents cope with sick children in top three BMJ papers in last 20 years

Research revealing what worries parents when their pre-school children are acutely ill is among the BMJ's top three most influential papers in 20 years.

University shares £23m investment in 'Digital Britain'

Horizon Digital Economy Research Centre shares £23m to drive forward UK Digital Economy research, knowledge and skills.

Who do you think you are? Find out at University's Family History Day

The University of Nottingham is to offer a helping hand to people interested in finding out more about the part their family may have played in the First World War at a free community open day later this month.

Rooting about with circadian rhythms

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered how plants manipulate their biological clock to encourage the growth of lateral roots and maximise the extraction of nutrients for growth and development.

History detective helps scientists rewrite climate records

Medieval manuscripts reveal new evidence for ancient climate events.

Graduation celebrations for the class of 2015

A poet, an ex-professional footballer and a television producer and director are among the recipients of honorary degrees at The University of Nottingham's summer graduation 2015.

Ahoy there! Spiders really can sail across oceans

Spider experts have described how money spiders use water tension, their legs as a 'rudder' and a good following wind to 'sail' across water.

Nottingham appoints new business engagement director

The University of Nottingham has appointed Dr George Baxter as its new Director of Business Engagement and Innovation Services.

What makes a good horror movie?

Horror films are big business and a string of new horror films are hitting the big screen this year. But what creates the intensity of suspense?

New treatments urgently needed for rare, disfiguring and painful skin condition

First major scientific study into a rare, disfiguring skin condition shows current standard treatments are not good enough and in half the cases offers no real hope of recovery for patients.
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