July 2018

Cutest rabbit survey launched to inform safer breeding

An irresistible 'rabbit cuteness' survey has been launched to help animal scientists understand what makes a bunny cute and which facial features make some bunnies cuter than others.

Clinical pharmacists in general practice improve patient care new report finds

Clinical pharmacists should be an integral part of general practice, according to a new independent report released today.The NHS England funded report, undertaken by experts from the School of Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, supported by patient representatives and colleagues from the University of Queensland, Australia showed that clinical pharmacists significantly increase patient appointment capacity and reduce pressure on GPs.

New agreement on smart transport research signed at Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has signed a formal agreement to support government plans to make the UK a world-leader in driverless and interconnected vehicles and intelligent transport infrastructures.

ADHD linked to an increased risk of injury in children, study finds

Children and young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of injury, a study at the University of Nottingham has found.

2018 Global Slavery Index launches at the United Nations Headquarters

A team from the University of Nottingham has worked on the government response assessment for the new edition of the Global Slavery Index, which was launched today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Nottingham research supports next generation hybrid aircraft technology to halve NOx emissions

The University of Nottingham is working with UK-based aerospace technology firm Derwent Aviation to assess the performance of their new Dual Drive Booster (DDB).

Nottingham graduates are off to a flying start

A collaborative degree programme between Nottingham University Business School, PwC and the ICAEW, has produced its first cohort of graduates.

Nottingham sat nav expert named President of the Royal Institute of Navigation

Professor Terry Moore, Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI), has been named the new President of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN).

Nottingham co-founds new UK academic aerospace consortium on a par with NASA

The University of Nottingham is among top UK aerospace research universities joining forces to create a national aviation consortium; a single point of engagement for the world's aerospace community.

From Ningbo to Nottingham — forging links with students in China

A delegation of Chinese school children visited Nottingham — with an exchange programme to their Nottingham sister school and a visit to the University of Nottingham — further strengthening the City's links with Ningbo in China.

Dinosaur's dinner grown in Nottingham

Dinosaur food plants grown in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago to measure the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet.

Interactive dining experience where three isn't a crowd

Conversation for Three is a responsive table that detects diner's emotional changes during a conversation and projects different films, animations, conversational suggestions,?film quotes and sounds?depending on the emotions being detected.

Learning about modern slavery through murals

The Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham has brought together the world's first collection of murals focused on modern slavery and human trafficking.

New report on hospital doctor numbers out-of-hours informed by innovative sat nav research

University of Nottingham research into the out-of-hours workloads of UK hospital doctors has informed a new safe staffing report, released today (Friday 13 July) by the Royal College of Physicians.

New predictive tool to improve human - machine interactions in digital manufacturing

As manufacturing shifts towards smart factories, with interconnected production systems and automation, engineers at the University of Nottingham are leading a £1.9m project to develop a predictive toolkit to optimise productivity and communication between human workers and robots.

University of Nottingham's teaching is among the best in Europe

The University of Nottingham has been ranked as 18th in Europe for teaching excellence.The Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 are the first to focus solely on teaching and learning.

Celebrating achievement at Summer Graduation 2018

A retired football commentator, a former Chief Constable and a composer of film, television and theatre music are being honoured by the University of Nottingham at this year's summer graduation.

Scientists and industrialists share their vision for UK's circular economy in a post-Brexit world

The BBC's science presenter Tom Heap will be asking the experts vital questions about the future of the 'green' or 'circular' economy in a post-Brexit UK at a conference at the Royal Society in London this week.

Salt is key ingredient for cheaper and more efficient batteries

A new design of rechargeable battery, created using salt, could lead the way for greener energy. Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) have joined forces with a specialist group at the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences on designs for the novel energy store which allows for greater power while also lasting longer than conventional batteries.

Overwhelming public support for Misogyny Hate Crime Policy

People in Nottinghamshire will not tolerate misogyny hate crime and a policy introduced in 2016 is already shifting the attitudes of both victims and potential perpetrators, according to a new report.

Professor Dame Jessica Corner celebrated among most influential nurses on NHS 70th birthday

The University of Nottingham's research lead, Professor Dame Jessica Corner, has today been named as one of the most influential nurses in the history of the NHS.

New anti-clotting drugs linked to lower risk of serious bleeding

New drugs used to treat serious blood clots, known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), are associated with reduced risks of major bleeding compared with the older anti-clotting drug, warfarin, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Care provided by specialist cancer nurses helps improve life expectancy of patients with lung cancer, says new study

A new study looking at the picture of lung cancer care in England finds that patients with lung cancer experience significantly better outcomes in terms of life expectancy, avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and managing the effects of treatment when cared for by specialist lung cancer nurses.

Professor Sam Kingman announced as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engineering

As PVC, Professor Kingman will have strategic responsibility for the Faculty, leading 800 staff across six departments with more than 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.Professor Kingman who is currently Associate PVC, Deputy Head of the Faculty and Professor of Process Engineering, joined the University of Nottingham in 2000 as a Lecturer in the School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering.

New study questions when the brown bear became extinct in Britain

New research provides insights into the extinction of Britain's largest native carnivore.
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