December 2016

Surf and earth: how prawn shopping bags could save the planet

Bioengineers at The University of Nottingham are trialling how to make biodegradable shopping bags from shrimp shells as a 'green' alternative to oil-based plastic packaging.

Global slavery expert is honoured for his work

Professor Kevin Bales from The University of Nottingham has been appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Lakeside Arts champion awarded OBE

The achievements of the Director of Nottingham Lakeside Arts have been recognised in the New Year Honours list.Shona Powell has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her work in the arts – most notably transforming the University of Nottingham's arts centre and museum into a major national asset.

New ultrasound technique is first to image inside live cells

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis.

Dark energy researcher given major award to take on Einstein's theory

A dark energy researcher at The University of Nottingham has been granted a £800,000 Research Leadership Award from the Leverhulme Trust.

My Marriage My Choice

A new study from The University of Nottingham will examine the issue of forced marriage among adults with learning disabilities.

New funding for University spin-out treating vision loss

University of Nottingham spin-out business, Exonate, has secured new investment to accelerate the development of an eye drop for the treatment of wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

International consortium to accelerate safer and more effective treatment for children's brain tumours

National charity 'Children with Cancer UK' funds new search for effective treatments that can cross the protective blood brain barrier.

Television volume can be festive flashpoint for Christmas viewers

Christmas TV volume can be a festive flashpoint for hearing aid users and their families. In a bid to promote peace on earth – and in the living room – researchers at The University of Nottingham are recruiting hearing aid TV viewers and their partners to find their ideal listening levels for viewing harmony.

Registration of human tissue banks could stop millions of samples going to waste

A change in the way human tissue banks are registered should help prevent millions of human tissue samples, that could be used for medical research, from going to waste.

Topical cream is potential alternative to surgery for common type of skin cancer, study finds

A topical skin cream could be used as a viable alternative to surgery for patients with a common type of skin cancer, a study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham found.

Yoga can have social benefits for children in care, says a new study

A new study from The University of Nottingham has found that a certain type of yoga could potentially help to improve the health and psychological wellbeing of children in care.

New laser scanning test to assess fire-damaged concrete

Engineering research at The University of Nottingham, UK and Ningbo, China (UNNC) has found laser scanning is a new and viable structural safety technique to detect the damaging effects of fire on concrete.

Weather Extremes: Making and breaking records in Nottinghamshire

A new exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts will showcase expert research into people's reactions to extreme weather events.

Inspirational vet school lecturer wins prestigious teaching award

One of the pioneers of the popular and innovative veterinary education programme at The University of Nottingham's Vet School has won a highly coveted National Teaching Fellowship – the most prestigious award available to teachers in UK higher education.

Nottingham to lead new £10.3m composite manufacturing research hub

The University of Nottingham has led the team that has secured £10.3m in government funding for new research into pioneering composite manufacturing techniques, Jo Johnson, Universities and Science Minister has announced today.

Do your bit this Christmas and help fund research for children with brain tumours

Our world-leading Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre aims to raise £100,000 in this year's Christmas Appeal.

Cosmic recycling strengthens stellar Spiderweb theory

Astronomer's theory about the expansion of a distant galaxy is strengthened.

Triple double decker dinosaur coming to Nottingham!

One of the biggest dinosaurs ever to have walked the Earth will be making an appearance at The Dinosaurs of China exhibition which is taking place at Wollaton Hall and the University's Lakeside Arts in summer 2017.

Poetry fills the walls of Nottingham

A project by researchers at The University of Nottingham has seen poetry displayed in prominent public spaces across Nottingham.
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