August 2015

Understanding how the 'police' of the cell world deal with 'intruders' and the 'injured'

Understanding the behaviour of the macrophage 'destroy and repair service'.

How a 1400 bike ride is helping women like Caroline

Working as an oncologist Caroline Humber deals with cancer daily. But last year she went from consultant to patient when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is one of a group of women helping to promote the University of Nottingham's Life Cycle 6 campaign which this year is raising money for Breast Cancer Research.

Too much activity in one of the brain's key memory regions is bad for your memory and attention

Higher brain functions, such as attention and memory, depend on well-balanced neural activity within the underlying brain regions.

Cyclists set for 1400 mile challenge to beat Breast Cancer

A team of 12 intrepid riders are preparing to tackle the four 'compass points' of Great Britain to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer.The Nottingham Life Cycle 6 endurance riders are led by Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, who is embarking on his final fundraising ride.

Ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatment can affect outcomes, study finds

The study found that certain ethnic groups have significantly lower chances of live births using fertility treatments than other groups.

Creating dementia friendly communities in Derbyshire's Peak Park

A ground-breaking research project to understand the needs and experiences of people affected by dementia in rural areas is to be carried out in Derbyshire's Peak District.

University to showcase cutting-edge support for the food industry at Food Matters Live

The University will be showcasing some of its world-leading food and drink research at the Food Matters Live exhibition in London.

Tiny logo celebrates big ambition

It might be invisible to the naked eye but a minuscule logo has been created to celebrate the great and the good of Nottingham.University of Nottingham scientists, based at The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (NMRC) at University Park, have etched a Nottingham in Parliament Day logo onto a piece of Nottingham bridal lace.

Researchers seek roadkill badgers to test for TB

The DEFRA-funded survey aims to shed light on the prevalence and geographic distribution of TB in badgers in 'edge counties' in England (counties on the edge of the cattle TB epidemic)

Study demonstrates rapid decline in male dog fertility, with potential link to environmental contaminants

The research, published in the academic journal Scientific Reports, found that sperm quality in a population of stud dogs studied over a 26-year period had fallen significantly.

The world's largest mammals need international help to survive

Conservation biologists call for a worldwide strategy to prevent the extinction of the world's largest mammal species.

Malaysia's Top Research Scientist award scooped by engineering professor

A leading engineering professor from The University of Nottingham in Malaysia has been selected for the accolade of Top Research Scientist by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).

Nottingham caps tuition fees for returning students in 2017

Students beginning degrees at The University of Nottingham this September will not pay inflation rates on tuition fees.The Government has recently announced changes to allow tuition fees to rise nationally in line with inflation from 2017/18.

Specialist mental health services do work - but they come at a price, study finds

A specialist service offering a tailored approach to treating patients with severe depression is more effective than usual mental health care but comes at a higher cost, research led by academics at The University of Nottingham has revealed.

Record numbers of small businesses benefit from University internship scheme

Local businesses are benefiting from a University of Nottingham internship initiative designed to help SMEs tap into student expertise.

Nottingham researchers' role in largest genetics study of congenital heart disease

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have been involved in one of the largest international studies of congenital heart disease, which has discovered gene mutations linked to three new rare congenital heart disorders (CHD).
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