May 2018

   
   

PhD students at Nottingham could help solve world hunger

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A £5 million investment to create 25 new studentships and expand a fellowship scheme will open up opportunities for international research in agriculture.

Dining app creators scoop top prizes at Ingenuity18

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The creators of an app that saves diners time by 'queuing for them' at restaurants were the big winners at the UK's largest innovation event.

The University of Nottingham: Fossil Fuel Divestment

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The University of Nottingham today announced that it will remove any investments in fossil fuels.Currently around 6% of the University's £50 million endowment fund is invested in the oil and gas sector. Any investments in coal and tars sands will be removed immediately and the University will completely divest its financial portfolio from fossil fuels within the next 12 months.

International collaboration vital to reduce pollution in Chinese cities

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A new study from experts at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), looks at whether international collaboration will help to tackle pollution in some of China's biggest cities.In the research, led by Professor May Tan-Mullins from UNNC, a group of experts looked into one of the most promising low carbon planning initiatives in China – Shenzhen's International Low Carbon City (ILCC).

Turning papaya leaf into a cure for dengue fever

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A traditional herbal remedy for the dangerous tropical disease 'dengue fever' could be turned into a pill to treat patients thanks to groundbreaking research by scientists at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus.

Nottingham student wins 'Oscar' for Learning Disability nursing

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A University of Nottingham student who was inspired to train to be a nurse after working with children with learning disabilities at a nursery has won a major national award from the Nursing Times.

Midlands scientists join Brazilian partner to develop new cancer and heart drugs

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Scientists at the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham are joining forces with experts at Brazil's National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) todevelop the next generation of drugs to tackle cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The complicated biology of garlic

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Researchers today generally agree that eating garlic, used for thousands of years to treat human disease, can reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of cancers, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes, but exactly how it does this is a still a mystery that needs more research.

The University appoints new Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Professor Andy Long will become the new Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of the University of Nottingham, from 1 July 2018.

Art and science installation to develop new genetically diverse chicken for Africa

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A unique initiative to launch the world's 'most intriguing' poultry facility is bringing together art and science in a bid to develop disease-resistant, climate-resilient chickens to improve nutrition and income for farmers in East Africa.

Defence against dark artefacts – the enemy within the wall

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What do we do when "smart appliances" in our work and domestic life fail or software isn't updated, exposing us to hackers? Computer scientists are about to explore the potential challenges posed by the connections between cloud-based services and the Internet of Things in the workplace and home.

Atrium at University's Portland Building named in honour of inspiring benefactor

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A newly refurbished atrium in the University of Nottingham's Portland Building has been officially named after a generous benefactor and friend of the University.

Ningbo joins new Chinese consortium to address air pollution

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The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is pioneering research into the removal of heavy metal from coal-fired power stations in the People's Republic of China. The initiative is part of the new China Huadian Engineering Corporation Limited's Clean and Efficient Coal Technology Consortium which was set up to address the nation's air pollution problem.

Clearing up online confusion for consumers – top tips from the experts

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Consumers often fail to see important information about online services - which can lead to unexpected costs, according to new research.

A bawdy battle of the sexes! Lysistrata returns to Nottingham Lakeside Arts

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"But if all the women gather together, not just us, but the Pelopennesians and Boeotians as well, then united we can save Greece!" A student cast from Nottingham New Theatre and Nottingham Lakeside Arts bring Aristophanes' comedy Lysistrata to the stage this week.

Empowering the survivors of modern slavery

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A new group has been launched to help unite and empower survivors of human trafficking and slavery around the world.

Celebrating a thriving global university

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Events around the world are set to mark the international impact of the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Recognised globally for delivering the very best of a British Education in Malaysia, the University is pioneering research to; improve healthcare, provide sustainable methods of food production, protect our environment. Through international collaboration this research is now having a real impact on the people of Malaysia, and beyond.

Powering China's future with clean coal technology

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The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is playing a crucial role in the development of novel technologies for gasifying coal to harness its energy in a cleaner and more efficient way in the People's Republic of China.

From Rags to Witches – the grim tale of children's stories

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Once upon a time, fairy tales were not for children – and some were even banned by the church as a threat to faith or morality. A new exhibition at Lakeside Arts tells the story of children's stories using original archives and rare books from the University's Manuscripts and Special Collections.

Centre for Healthcare Technologies wins prestigious national award

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The Centre for Healthcare Technologies (CHT), a joint venture between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, has been recognised with a prestigious national award in this year's NHS England Healthcare Science Awards ceremony.

Antimicrobial therapy can prevent sepsis in pneumonia patients

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Antimicrobial therapy that targets specific cells in the immune system could prevent sepsis and life-threatening disease in people with pneumonia, new research by Nottingham and Leicester scientists has shown.

GP exchange aims to improve primary care training in UK and China

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A unique collaboration between the UK and China is set to benefit GPs of the future – and their patients – by identifying the real challenge of Chinese GP training system and driving forward improvements in clinical training.

£5 million award to help innovation in the region

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A connected system of technology transfer offices that will drive jobs and economic growth across the Midlands is set to be launched following a £5 million award.

Plant root hair discovery could restyle crop production

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Scientists have discovered a way plants improve foraging for nutrients in the soil – a discovery that will help create new varieties of crops that can meet the challenges of the changing climate.Plants need to take up sufficient levels of the essential nutrient phosphate (P) from the soil to grow. To increase their surface area to take up more P from the soil, plants elongate root hairs. New research from the University of Nottingham and a multinational team of collaborators reveals how this process works, opening the way to create improved varieties of crops.

China announced as a test bed for supercapattery technology

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China are leading a major drive to develop the third generation of supercapattery – an electricity storage device that combines the advantages of batteries and supercapacitors – to generate high power with high energy density.

The Vikings set sail to Nottingham for public event

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The University of Nottingham is rounding up its successful series of Viking events with the 14th Annual Midlands Viking Symposium.

New bacteria resistant materials get go ahead for trials on humans

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A medical device coated with new bacteria resistant materials, discovered by a team at the University of Nottingham, has been approved for use by hospitals in the UK and Europe.

Using research to end modern slavery

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A new report published today looks in detail at what research is being undertaken about modern slavery in the UK and what research we still need.

World-leading expert in slavery perpetrators joins Nottingham

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The Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham has welcomed a world-leading expert on modern slavery perpetrators as its latest recruit.

New land motion map shows the human impact on the UK landscape

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham who developed groundbreaking technology which was used to create the first country-wide land motion map of Scotland, have scored another first by creating a new UK-wide ground motion map.

Cheers to the return of the Pint of Science festival!

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Science is leaving the lab and heading to the pubs and bars of Nottingham as one of the world's largest festivals of public science returns to the city, and tickets for this popular event have been launched today (9 April).

New growth for research that improves lives in China

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Research carried out by academics at the University of Nottingham Ningbo is helping to improve the lives of people in China.The University is leading the way in research into the areas of improved healthcare, greener transport, and sustainable environments.

New study to test the role of cortisol on pregnancy in women on IVF

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A new study by experts at the University of Nottingham and CARE Fertility is to explore the role of the stress hormone 'cortisol' on pregnancy in women undergoing IVF treatment.

Young people with ADHD 'more likely' to come from deprived neighbourhoods

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Children and young adults diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to come from the most socio-economically deprived neighbourhoods in England than the least deprived, new research has found.

New £23m Nottingham research facility to drive breakthroughs in serious disease

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Work is underway on a new £23m research facility at The University of Nottingham that will bring together experts in serious diseases including cancer, cardiovascular, liver, bone and respiratory conditions to encourage collaboration and drive new breakthroughs in treatment and diagnosis.
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