January 2017

Risk of liver cancer low in patients with cirrhosis, study finds

The results of a study by researchers at The University of Nottingham suggest that the risk of liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis may be much lower than previously thought.

Growth cycle underway as new generation of technology businesses move into University's Ingenuity Centre

A landmark development designed to nurture the next generation of technology businesses is home to more than half a dozen new ventures only six weeks after its opening.

Celebrate LGBT culture and history with free events

February is LGBT History Month, and The University of Nottingham is hosting a range of public lectures, discussions, film screenings and more to explore LGBT culture, the history of the community and the challenges ahead.

New technology to speed up testing of cancer drugs

A new technology that could speed up the testing of drugs and reduce the use of animals in the lab has been developed by scientists at The University of Nottingham.

University award for 'outstanding contribution' to UK-China Relations

The University of Nottingham has won the prestigious 'Services to Education' category at the Hurun Awards which took place earlier this week in London.

Top research priorities for cystic fibrosis treatments revealed

Future research has the potential power to transform treatments for cystic fibrosis. Yet patients with the condition – and the people who care for them – have traditionally had little say in where studies should focus their efforts.

Online course makes economics accessible to everyone

The University of Nottingham has teamed up with Sir Vince Cable to provide a free online course on 'The Politics of Economics and The Economics of Politicians'.

New project to boost Sat Nav positioning accuracy anywhere in world

A project exploiting Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to establish the blueprint for the world's most accurate real-time positioning service is to run at The University of Nottingham.

Cell disposal faults could contribute to Parkinson's, study finds

A fault with the natural waste disposal system that helps to keep our brain cell 'batteries' healthy may contribute to neurodegenerative disease, a new study has found.

Seven-day access to GP surgeries is not the answer to improving patient care

A better understanding of patients' needs is key to improving care within the NHS; patients do not actually want seven-day access to GP surgeries as previously suggested, according to a study from The University of Nottingham.

Trent building becomes digital canvas for Chinese New Year celebrations

The University of Nottingham's iconic Trent Building will be transformed into a huge digital canvas as part of Chinese New Year celebrations.Nottingham Lakeside Arts will host Jixiang (Propitious), a world premiere of a specially-commissioned digital projection in a series of free 15 minute outdoor shows, on 28 and 29 January.

Accelerating fuel-efficient car production with disruptive 3D print process

Engineers at The University of Nottingham are developing lightweight automotive components using new additive manufacturing processes to boost vehicle fuel efficiency, while cutting noise and CO2 emissions

New drive to cut childhood brain tumour diagnosis times

The HeadSmart campaign which helped to halve brain tumour diagnosis times in the UK has been relaunched to try to cut delays further. The new drive was announced today by the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, The Brain Tumour Charity and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Help our mental health researchers fight the blues on Blue Monday

The REBOOT study has been set up to evaluate two online support tools for people who experience mild to moderate depression, anxiety or low mood. The team at the Institute of Mental Health is asking the Nottinghamshire public to join the study.

New weapon in the fight against modern slavery

University rights and justice experts team up with the Walk Free Foundation, a global leader in data-gathering on modern slavery and human trafficking.

The future of MRI in Nottingham unveiled

£9m investment programme equips Nottingham with the very latest imaging facilities for innovative research.

New MP3 player for Christmas? Don't turn the volume up too loud

Experts at The University of Nottingham investigating so-called 'hidden hearing loss' are warning music lovers to be careful not to turn the volume up too loud.

Target freshers to halt spread of meningitis, say researchers

New research has highlighted the success of a University of Nottingham vaccination campaign in protecting students against meningitis. Public Health England are highlighting the approach as an example of best practice in preventing and managing meningitis and septicaemia in higher education.

Young people could be limiting future salaries by dismissing A-level maths

England has one of the lowest levels of post-16 mathematics engagement among developed countries, according to international comparisons. This is despite the fact that mathematics qualifications such as A-level Maths are linked to higher salaries, as reported in new research.

BRAVO! Optimising the performance of brassica crops

Nottingham plant scientists to play a lead role in combating losses experienced by two of the UK's most economically valuable vegetable crops.

'We could make that!' — chance meeting leads to creation of antibiotic spider silk

Antibiotic 'spider silk' - 'click-chemistry' can be used to attach molecules, such as antibiotics or fluorescent dyes, to artificially produced spider silk synthesised by E.coli bacteria.
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