October 2016

World's leading young researchers want more freedom to pursue high-risk research

Leading young scientists say research funders and institutions need to encourage more innovative thinking.

Top ten universities conduct a third of all UK animal research

Top ten UK universities who do the most world-leading biomedial research announce their animal research statistics.

Study finds 'double-crossing' protein could hinder disease therapies

A protein known for guarding against viral infections leads a double life, and can interfere with cell growth and the defence against parasites, finds new research from The University of Nottingham.

Universities minister opens new centre for entrepreneurship

A sector leading centre which will house the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, was opened today by the Rt Hon Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation.

Teenagers influenced by video games with alcohol and smoking content

A new study has found that modern popular video games commonly feature alcohol and smoking content and the teenagers who play them are twice as likely to have tried drinking and smoking themselves.

Lonely 'lefty' snail seeks mate for love – and genetic study

Scientists at The University of Nottingham hoping to study the genetics of an ultra-rare garden snail are asking the public for its help in finding the lonely mollusc a mate.

Research cafe pops up again

Why don't people eat their greens? Why do we lose our keys? How do you get children to take their medicine?

Change sex education to combat the effects of porn, say researchers

A Parliamentary Group focusing on family and child protection is to hear how changes are needed to sex education in the classroom to protect young people from the damaging effects of pornography.

New evidence that hormone levels measured in hair can affect IVF success by almost one-third

Levels of a hormone when measured in hair can significantly predict the likelihood of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

Replacing diet drinks with water can speed weight loss in obese women with type 2 diabetes, study finds

Experts in diet and metabolism have found that replacing low calorie 'diet' drinks with water can help increase the rate of weight loss in obese women with type 2 diabetes and improve insulin sensitivity.

Nottingham MBA program soars in global rankings

Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) has placed at number 12 in a global ranking of MBA programs, making it the second highest ranked business school in the UK.

Paralympians make a splash at new University sports village

Local Paralympian swimming stars Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw have given their seal of approval to a brand new state-of-the art sports village on the University of Nottingham's University Park campus.Visiting through the University's link with swimming giant Nova Centurion club, the Paralympic medallists took a plunge in the pool as the David Ross Sports Village opened its doors to members for the first time.

There are at least two trillion galaxies in the universe, ten times more than previously thought

During the past 20 years very deep Hubble Space Telescope images have found a myriad of faint galaxies, and it was approximated that the observable Universe contains about 100 billion galaxies in total. Now, an international team has shown that the actual number is much higher than this.

Scientists call for urgent rethink of tropical peatland palm oil and drainage-based agriculture

An honorary associate professor at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), is among scientists campaigning to dispel the myth we can sustainably develop palm oil and other drainage-based agriculture on tropical peat soils through current agricultural practices.

New business support for energy innovation and collaboration

Businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire can now access funded support to enable them to innovate and collaborate with The University of Nottingham as the result of a new programme supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Support for fracking is at an all-time low, says new survey

As the Government gives the go-ahead to resume fracking in the UK, a new survey from The University of Nottingham has shown that public support for the extraction and use of shale gas has fallen from over 58 per cent in July 2013 to just over 37 per cent in October 2016.

Learn about modern day slavery with free online course

The University of Nottingham is running the world's first massive open online course on contemporary slavery.

Clinical trial confirms GP-prescribed treatments are effective for women with heavy periods

A five year clinical trial has confirmed that GP-prescribed treatments are effective for women who suffer with heavy periods.

Painkiller celecoxib as safe as other prescribed NSAIDS, study finds

A large-scale international study of thousands of arthritis patients has found the risks arising from prescribed use of some of the most common painkillers are relatively low, offering reassurance to doctors and patients.

Fulvestrant breast cancer drug shows better survival than current standard, study finds

FALCON trial shows fulvestrant hormone drug helps women with advanced breast cancer live longer than when treated with the current first-line therapy, anastrozole.

Cell protein offers new hope in fighting the effects of aging

A protein found within the powerhouse of a cell could be the key to holding back the march of time, research by scientists at The University of Nottingham has shown.

Online emancipation: protecting users from algorithmic bias

Researchers investigate the concerns and perspectives of internet users with the aim of drawing up policy recommendations, ethical guidelines and a 'fairness toolkit'.

Nobel prize for inspirational Honorary Professor

Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart, an Honorary Professor in the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham, has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Black, Asian and minority ethnic patients may be underrepresented in trials for diabetes treatment

Failure to assess people's language skills when recruiting patients to clinical trials for diabetes treatments may be leading to black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) patients being underrepresented or excluded, says a new study.
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