October 2017

Are discarded cigarette butts the next high performing hydrogen storage material?

Cigarette butt-derived carbons have ultra-high surface area and unprecedented hydrogen storage capacity.

Students bring a fresh perspective to public policy

From roads and rail to Robin Hood energy, students and graduates are lending a fresh perspective to Nottingham's public policy. The growth of a partnership with Nottingham City Council has seen more students contributing to their local community.

Early warning health and welfare system could save farmers millions of pounds and reduce antibiotic use

A new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham. The innovation, dubbed Y-Ware, could save the UK farming industry millions of pounds, while improving health and welfare of animals and reducing the antimicrobial use to treat these diseases

Prepare for a Viking invasion this winter with two unique exhibitions exploring Britain's Viking past

The University of Nottingham is preparing for a Viking invasion this winter with a unique programme including two significant exhibitions and an exciting programme of workshops, talks and activity days exploring Britain's Viking past.

Leicester and Nottingham scientists discover new gene associated with debilitating lung disease

Health scientists at the University of Leicester and University of Nottingham have heralded the discovery of a gene associated with lung fibrosis as 'a potential new avenue of treatment for further research into this terrible disease.'

How patients can help future research into a distressing hearing condition

People who have a little-known hearing disorder called hyperacusis (oversensitivity to sound) are being invited to help guide future research into the condition. Hyperacusis is a distressing problem that can seriously affect the quality of life of around 8% of adults and 4% of children.

Celebrating patients who help breast cancer research

In Breast Cancer Awareness Month, researchers are calling for more women diagnosed with breast cancer to join an international clinical trial to investigate possible over-treatment of lymph node spread.

Do cloned Bramleys taste better than grafted Bramleys?

What's the difference between apple juice made from Bramleys cloned from the original tree and apple juice made from the regular grafted Bramleys?

Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research finds

Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found.

Scientists spot explosive counterpart of LIGO/Virgo's latest gravitational waves

Scientists using the Dark Energy Camera have captured images of the aftermath of a neutron star collision, the source of LIGO/Virgo's most recent gravitational wave detection.

A taste of medicine for Lincolnshire sixth formers

Nottingham and Leicester Medical Schools are encouraging more 6th formers from Lincolnshire and rural areas to apply for medicine at a special event at North Hykeham Academy in Lincoln this week.

Master builders needed for Nottingham Lego tournament

Calling all Lego fans...the University of Nottingham is looking for school teams to take part in the regional heat of the global FIRST® LEGO® League challenge taking place on Tuesday 19th December.

RIP Jeremy the lefty garden snail

A 'one in a million' mutant garden snail, who achieved international notoriety after a public appeal was launched to help find him a mate, has died.

Dealing with disaster - when rooted to the spot

Flowering plants have adopted a single biochemical mechanism to sense multiple environmental stresses, that enhances survival.

New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom

A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century. The University's specimen, announced today as Protoichthyosaurus applebyi, is a holotype - the valuable original specimen that describes a new species. It is the first known fossil of its kind anywhere in the world, which makes it even more scientifically significant.

World Mental Health Day: what is the impact of mental health first aid in the workplace?

Academics at the University of Nottingham are marking World Mental Health Day by appealing for participants to take part in a study investigating the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in the workplace.

School year 'relative age' causing bias in ADHD diagnosis, says research

Younger primary school children are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their older peers within the same school year, new research has shown.

Is your partner's hearing loss driving you mad?

New research by academics at the University of Nottingham has suggested that the impact of a person's hearing loss on their nearest and dearest should be considered when personalising rehabilitation plans for patients with deafness.

Bringing the sunken secrets of WWII to the surface

A new website will let people explore one of the world's most famous diving sites on their phones or home computers thanks to a 3D virtual reality project.

International award for student's work to improve online privacy

Award for dedicated commitment to educating others about digital privacy amongst online health communities.

Durian industry could suffer without the endangered fruit bat

Southeast Asia's endangered fruit bats – commonly known as flying foxes – play an important part in the pollination of the iconic and economically important durian tree.

Professor Terry Moore honoured with prestigious Johannes Kepler Award

Professor Terry Moore, Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, has been honoured for his outstanding contributions to satellite navigation.

Predatory bacteria that engineer portholes and paint frescoes in harmful bacteria

A microbiological mystery of how one bacterium could invade another and grow inside it without breaking the other bacterium instantly has been illuminated by scientists at the University of Nottingham and Indiana University in the USA.

Call for men and parents of children with lichen sclerosus to help researchers

Skin experts at the University of Nottingham are calling for men and parents of children with the chronic skin condition 'lichen sclerosus' to help decide the future of research into this little-known disease.

New Vice-Chancellor takes up office in Nottingham

Professor Shearer West has begun her role as President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nottingham.She is the seventh Vice-Chancellor in the University's history and the first woman in the role.
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