March 2018

   
   

Exploring dementia home care through pictures and words

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A new beautifully illustrated graphic novel explores the challenges of providing home care for people with dementia, and brings to life the day-to-day struggles of carers.

New facial expression app to monitor mood in stroke patients

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A new medical app that helps brain-damaged stroke patients communicate how they are feeling has been developed and tested by researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Good neighbours really do matter according to a new study

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Poorer countries with 'bad' neighbours are more likely to perform less well when it comes to human rights according to new research from the University of Nottingham.

World leading NHS meningitis vaccine trial for teenagers

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Nottinghamshire teenagers are being invited to join the fight against meningitis by taking part in a study to see whether giving a group B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine to teenagers reduces carriage of this bacteria in their throat, potentially providing protection to all ages from this dangerous infection.

Research sheds new light on improving rice yields

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Light is essential for plant growth but getting the right amount for crops out in the field at the mercy of the climate is very difficult, now plant scientists have found a way to tackle this with the help of a protein that allows rice crops to regulate the amount of light they can safely use.

BUCS Big Wednesday at the University of Nottingham receives a Royal seal of approval

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BUCS Big Wednesday at the University of Nottingham receives a Royal seal of approval

Shaking up newborn ambulance transportation for a brighter future

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Premature babies could benefit from a new safer transport incubator for transferring them between hospitals, as a result of pioneering NIHR-funded research by the University of Nottingham's bioengineers, clinicians and scientists.

New brain scanner allows patients to move freely for the first time

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A new generation of brain scanner, that can be worn like a helmet allowing patients to move naturally whilst being scanned, has been developed by researchers at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL. It is part of a five-year Wellcome funded project which has the potential to revolutionise the world of human brain imaging.

University of Nottingham receives £250,000 to help combat infectious diseases

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The University of Nottingham has received a grant of £250,000 to establish a new Centre for Global Virus Research.

Cold can activate body's 'good' fat at a cellular level, study finds

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Lower temperatures can activate the body's 'good' fat formation at a cellular level, a new study led by academics at The University of Nottingham has found.

University experts back campaign for state-of-the-art brain scanner

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During Brain Tumour Awareness Month (March), researchers at The University of Nottingham are backing a campaign to provide new state-state-of-the-art scanning equipment for children undergoing intricate brain surgery.

New medical school for Lincolnshire to boost local healthcare

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A new medical school is to be established in an exciting collaboration between the University of Nottingham and the University of Lincoln to offer first-class medical education in Lincolnshire.

Interest rate hikes 'pose mental health threat to people in debt'

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Interest rate hikes by central banks can impact on the mental health of people in debt, according to a new study by experts from the Universities of Stirling and Nottingham.

Three-way partnership takes flight to transform aero engines

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Rolls-Royce, the University of Nottingham and Ansys, a specialist in engineering simulation software, have embarked on a five-year collaboration to develop breakthrough technology for advanced aircraft engines.

New collaboration for Nottingham is UK's first for a Biomedical Research Centre

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The NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre has become the first in the UK to sign an agreement that could lead to the faster development of new treatments for some of the most common diseases, including arthritis and asthma.

Magnetism has the pull to transform our digital lives

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Digital memory and security could be transformed according to new research, which has for the first time showed that antiferromagnets can be easily controlled and read by switching the direction of ordinary electrical currents at super-fast speed.

Using satellite images to tackle modern slavery across South Asia's 'Brick Belt'

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A group of researchers have come up with the first ever accurate estimate of the number of brick kilns across the South Asian 'Brick Belt' using satellite imagery from Google Earth – a major breakthrough in the fight against modern slavery.

More vulnerable male adults are victims of forced marriage than previously thought

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A higher number of men with learning disabilities are victims of forced marriage than previously thought, suggesting that better education and training is needed to recognise those at risk. This was just one of the findings of the new study – 'My Marriage, My Choice' which shows that there appears to have been a reversal in trends related to gender, with more cases of men with learning disabilities now being reported than those of women.

Prominent Women

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A Golden Globe Award-winning actress, China's Athlete of the Century and the founder of the first women's Hall of Residence at the University of Nottingham are among those whose pictures will hang in an exhibition to diversify portraiture at the university.

Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, study finds

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Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new UK-wide study led by experts at the University of Nottingham.

Nottingham researchers test 'brain training' games to improve the lives of people with hearing loss

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Researchers at The University of Nottingham are involved in a new study that will test whether using online gaming techniques could help people to cope with hearing loss and adapt to hearing aids, it was announced on World Hearing Day (3 March 2018).
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