December 2017

University of Nottingham celebrated in New Year Honours

University of Nottingham celebrated in New Year HonoursThree members of The University of Nottingham have been recognised by The Queen in the New Year Honours.

'Hawaiian Skirt' gene discovery sets new fashion in regulating plant growth

Plant scientists at the University of Nottingham have identified a 'Hawaiian Skirt' gene that plays a critical role in plant growth and development – a discovery that will help improve crop yields and address the growing problem of food security.

Novel tool for vets and farmers to monitor and reduce antibiotics on dairy farms

Veterinary researchers have produced a new tool to help UK dairy vets and farmers monitor and reduce use of antibiotics in their dairy herds to help combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the farming industry and beyond.

The University of Nottingham and China take on intelligent mobility together

The University of Nottingham has helped to take the first steps towards connecting the UK and China through technology, transport and data. The first Sino-UK Intelligence Mobility (IM) Forum has been held in Beijing hosted by the Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre (SUGEC), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the University of Nottingham, the Chinese Academy of Survey and Mapping and Tongji University.

Time capsule burial marks University of Nottingham's new Cripps Health Centre

A time capsule has been buried on University Park Campus to coincide with the last concrete pour of the new Cripps Health Centre.

£4.4m to help reduce 'hidden hunger' in Ethiopia and Malawi

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has received more than £4.4m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help alleviate micronutrient deficiencies.

Science proves it's safe to eat 48-year-old Christmas pud!

Is it safe to eat a 48-year-old Christmas pudding? This was the question Channel 4's Food Unwrapped posed to scientists at the University of Nottingham and the resounding answer was….yes it is!

Emeritus Professor receives top Chinese honour

An Emeritus Professor from the University of Nottingham has been given one of China's highest academic honours having been made a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

University helps to unlock the growth potential of local businesses

Delegates from 20 local businesses have completed a strategic growth programme with the University of Nottingham, to enable them to map out the future success of their businesses.

Hormone discovery marks breakthough in understanding fertility

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown, for the first time, that a naturally occurring hormone plays a vital part in regulating a woman's fertility, a discovery that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of infertility.

Master-brewer to be honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

A former professor of the University of Nottingham, who pioneered world class research into brewing science, will receive an honorary degree during this year's winter graduation ceremonies.

Nottingham's SpiderLab champion wins public vote for 25 Genomes Project

The relatively rare Fen Raft spider that was championed by the University's Spiderlab in a national public vote has won a place in the Sanger Institute's 25 Genome Project.

Physiochemical 'fingerprint' of parasitic 'American murderer' uncovered.

The physical and chemical 'fingerprint' profile of a parasitic worm, which infects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, has been uncovered for the first time. The discovery could allow for more effective and earlier treatment.

New insights into life and death of Jumbo the elephant revealed in BBC One documentary

New insights into the life and mysterious death of Jumbo the elephant – a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the film 'Dumbo' – will be revealed in a BBC One documentary hosted by Sir David Attenborough and featuring a University of Nottingham archaeologist on Sunday 10 December.

Architecture graduate wins prestigious RIBA President's Bronze Medal

Zheng Kangli, a 2016 graduate of Nottingham's Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), has won this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Bronze Medal for his innovative project Castle in the Sky.

Firbeck students get hands-on to inspire learning

Mixing concrete, examining fossils and solving puzzles; pupils at Firbeck Academy get hands-on for lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The University of Nottingham staged a day-long take-over at the school in Firbeck Road to inspire learning and promote the subjects that impact our daily lives.

James Wong explains how to make everyday foods healthier and tastier

James Wong, the ethnobotantist who describes himself as a plant scientist with a lifelong food fixation, to give a straight-talking guide to making everyday foods healthier and tastier.

Top UK engineering students team up with Chinese counterparts

The next generation of engineers from the UK and China have met in Beijing to develop new technical and creative skills that will help them solve global challenges.

Large study links alcohol misuse to subsequent injury risk in young people

A new study by public health researchers at the University of Nottingham has found that young people who are admitted to hospital in England because of alcohol are 7 times more likely to have an injury needing hospital admission in the 6 months after the alcohol admission.

Managing the microbes - the key to solving the global nitrogen crisis

Leading experts from the UK and Brazil meet to find practical, low cost solutions that make more effective use of nitrogen in agriculture, while attempting to decrease nitrogen pollution losses to the environment.
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