February 2017

Record nominations for Nottingham in Student Nursing Times Awards

Students and staff in the School of Health Sciences are celebrating the largest number of finalist nominations they have ever received in the Student Nursing Times Awards.

International creative academy helps transform museum management in China

A University of Nottingham project is bringing together some of the leading practitioners in Western and Chinese museums, with university academics, to train museum managers in China.

Genetic variation linked to drug-induced liver damage in some patients

Scientists have discovered an uncommon genetic variation that may identify patients with a higher risk of liver damage associated with a range of commonly-prescribed medications.

New tool to evaluate effects of climate change on peatland

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are using radar waves as part of a new tool developed to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global climate change.

Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism whereby antibodies generated by a human parasitic worm infection also respond to allergenic proteins in peanut and other common western allergens.

Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

Families affected by childhood cancer joined forces to launch a new fundraising campaign celebrating 20 years of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.The University of Nottingham's annual fundraising appeal Life Cycle will this year focus on raising more funds for research into the deadly form of cancer. To launch the appeal, which this year will involve a 'superhero stroll', children at different stages in their treatment and their families, as well as families who have lost loved-ones to the disease, came together on International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day along with University experts, surgeons and students.

Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.

Unique study reveals dog owners' motivations for pet blood donation

The research shows that veterinary decision-making can be relevant to human healthcare decisions, and that further examination of comparative areas of animal health could benefit both healthcare sectors

Scientist calls for industrial scale-up of greenhouse gas-eating microbe technology in UK

Professor Nigel Minton says there is significant potential for the industrial scaling up of a new process which uses 'gas-eating' bacteria to ferment polluting greenhouse gases from landfill and industry into useful products like biofuels and plastics.

Donations needed to help student architects build new nursery in Africa

University of Nottingham architecture students are asking for crowd-funding support to help them build a nursery in a South African village, ensuring its toddlers can access vital pre-school education.

Tributes to Professor Sir Peter Mansfield

Tributes have been paid to Nobel laureate Professor Sir Peter Mansfield, who has died at the age of 83.Sir Peter pioneered the creation of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), one of the most important and revolutionary breakthroughs in modern medical science.

Curious minds can 'ask a scientist' at Nottingham science fun day

Curious minds will be offered the chance to explore microscopes, giant lungs, an indoor planetarium and more with research scientists from The University of Nottingham as part of a week-long series of events.

What is it really like to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

The Institute of Mental Health has brought together researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience of ADHD to help promote better understanding of the condition at its annual engagement conference.

World lung health study allows scientists to predict your chance of developing deadly disease

Breakthrough advance offers the potential to defuse a 'ticking timebomb' for serious lung disease, including for over 1 billion smokers worldwide.

Young people call on government for greater digital rights

New research co-authored by The University of Nottingham, has, for the first time, captured the policy recommendations of young people in relation to their digital rights.
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