September 2015

   
   

Brain chemical aids tic control in Tourette Syndrome, say researchers

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A chemical in the brain could potentially be harnessed to help young people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) to overcome the physical and vocal tics associated with the neurological disorder, say researchers.

Hercules helps businesses get their message across!

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Classics lecturers have been helping business people understand how ancient stories can help them to communicate in the modern world.

Black History Month 2015 – celebrate with The University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month 2015 with music, public lectures, film screenings and much more. Throughout October, the University will run a diverse range of events focussing on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and people.

First UK Biobank genetic study reveals new links between lung disease and smoking behaviour

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Smokers who survive their habit into old age may hold the key to better lung health for all, new research reveals.

Time for action – standing up for gender equality with HeForShe

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The University of Nottingham is excited to welcome the inaugural HeForShe #GetFree Tour to campus for a vital discussion on the importance of gender equality.

Ready...vet...go! Vet School team to run Robin Hood marathon for homeless pet owners

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54 staff and students are running to raise funds to continue free pet treatments for homeless people in Nottingham.

£6m Nottingham-Ningbo New Materials Institute further strengthens UK-China relations

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The University of Nottingham is joining forces with the Ningbo Government in China to establish the Nottingham-Ningbo New Materials Research Institute, a deal valued at £6m over five years.

Equine practitioner appointed Honorary Professor at Nottingham

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Pre-eminent equine stud vet John Newcombe is welcomed to the staff of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

Exercise resources to revolutionise health care education

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Free teaching resources unveiled to promote the prescription of exercise by doctors, nurses and health care professionals.

Want to get fit? Then follow the University's new outdoor Active Trail

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The University of Nottingham is inviting students, staff and local residents to work up a sweat by trying out its very latest outdoor Active Trail – which extends over one and half miles around its campus.

Chinese stone lions take pride of place in Nottingham

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Nottingham's Chinese sister city of Ningbo has given the city two magnificent Chinese stone lions which will be officially unveiled at Highfields Park at The University of Nottingham.

Great expectations – can maternity services deliver more home births?

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A new study is finding out how midwifery teams with higher home birth rates are organised and supported. The aim? To help teams with low numbers of home births to learn from their success and understand how change can be achieved and sustained.

Nottingham soars in global university rankings

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The University of Nottingham has been ranked amongst the top universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Growth grant fund launches for Nottinghamshire businesses

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Local companies can bid for grants for business growth projects, thanks to £5.7m of funding secured by The University of Nottingham. The 'N2 Business Growth Programme' will offer grants ranging from £20k to £250k to businesses in Nottinghamshire.

Major European study moves a step closer to treatments for severe asthma

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Initial findings from a major European study, involving academics at The University of Nottingham, have helped to identify key characteristics of severe asthma, which will help with the development of new treatments for patients with the condition.

Brother of the founder of the hospice movement to deliver lecture

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The brother of Dame Cicely Saunders, who is universally acclaimed as the pioneer of the modern hospice is to speak about his sister's legacy during a visit to The University of Nottingham later this month.

Scientists discover how tectonic plates collide

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Researchers have discovered how tectonic plates first collided in one of the world's largest deep sea trenches.

Sophie's support for brain tumour research

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Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre patient raises £10,000 to help others like herself

Chinese schoolchildren visit Nottingham to discover Darwin

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A group of 41 schoolchildren from Beijing recently visited Nottingham as part of a summer project to find out about Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution.
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