May 2018

University scientist helps create world-first antimicrobial medical gloves

A new type of medical examination glove that has built in antimicrobial technology proven to prevent the spread of infection has been developed with help from a renowned University of Nottingham microbiologist.

Sixteen Legs – award-winning film on sex lives of giant prehistoric spiders comes to campus

An award-winning film featuring the University of Nottingham SpiderLab's Dr Sara Goodacre among a host of stars, including Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry, is coming to Lakeside Arts on campus next month for a special free screening and Q&A.

Major GNSS project to boost potential for 'satellite' farming in Brazil

The University of Nottingham is working with Brazilian and EU partners to solve atmospheric interference problems that hamper satellite-based positioning in equatorial countries like Brazil.

Plants are new weapon in fight against Dengue

Scientists have discovered a way to create disease fighting proteins from tobacco plants which could lead to the development of a vaccine for Dengue Fever.

Nottingham expert's role in UK's first national zoological biobank

An academic at The University of Nottingham is among scientists developing the UK's first national zoological biobank, which will offer improved access to DNA from endangered species.

Seize the MOMENT with launch of new brain controlled film

A new brain controlled film, 'The MOMENT', has been launched which picks up reactions from the viewer via an EEG headset and switches the storyline depending on their response.

Improving drug treatments with natural products

Discovering how 'natural products' can improve the ways drugs are delivered and their efficiency, whilst minimising any side effects.

£6 million state-of-the-art dairy centre launched at the University of Nottingham

A new £6m centre that will position the University of Nottingham at the forefront of research into the health, nutrition and welfare of dairy cows has been officially unveiled at its Sutton Bonington campus.

Dementia friendly swimming sessions help patients and carers, study finds

Specially organised 'dementia friendly' swimming sessions can be beneficial to people with dementia and their carers, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health.

Rare plant compounds could hold key to treating resistant hypertension

Researchers have discovered new natural compounds in a fig plant species native to Malaysia that could lead to improved treatment for resistant hypertension.

OBE for Ningbo Provost

A Pro-Vice Chancellor, Provost and CEO, of the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus (UNNC) has been formally appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.Professor Chris Rudd attended the investiture ceremony today (Friday 18 May 2018) after being named in the New Year Honours list.

University helps businesses plot course to growth

Specialists in sand extraction, steelwork, and liquid product recovery are among the businesses that have planned their future growth through working with the University of Nottingham. The second cohort of the Unlocking Growth Potential programme finished this week. 20 local businesses have benefited from a blend of training and coaching.

Major UK trial to test benefits of exercise in early dementia

A large clinical study to test a specially-designed programme of exercise for people who are in the early stages of dementia is to go ahead after a feasibility trial showed positive results.

International innovation and impact recognised with prestigious award

A professor in plant nutrition from the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious Innovator of the Year award for international impact, in recognition of his world-leading research into solving hidden hunger.

Nottingham team chosen to represent Midlands and East in NHS birthday awards

A team at the University of Nottingham has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the Midlands and East region in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS's 70th birthday.

Nottingham shares £20 million investment in NMR equipment

University of Nottingham researchers, investigating the structure of biological molecules, new materials and processes, will be able to take advantage of new , precision NMR instrumentation that will be operating in eight UK universities, thanks to a major £20 million investment in research infrastructure.

Zero-waste palm oil industry on the horizon with new technology

Engineers at The University of Nottingham Malaysia campus have developed new technology to help the global palm oil processing industry reduce CO2 emissions and create renewable energy from its waste.

Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients, study finds

Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain (intracerebral haemorrhage) may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth, an international trial has revealed.

Leading biomedical and health scientists in the East Midlands recognised with Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship

Three leading researchers from the University of Nottingham and the University of Leicester have been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

New techniques to improve the shelf life of our food could help minimize harvest loss

A new technique to dry cocoa beans, fruits, herbs and edible birds nests is helping to improve quality and increase the shelf life of our food.Retaining the quality of food from field to fork is a challenge for the food industry but researchers from the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new ways to preserve products without compromising on look and taste.

New link between gut microbiome and artery hardening discovered

The level of diversity of the 'good bacteria' in our digestive systems has been found to be linked to a feature of cardiovascular disease – hardening of the arteries – in new research by experts at the University of Nottingham and King's College London.

Early warning tool for breast cancer prediction in SE Asian women

A researcher at The University of Nottingham Malaysia is collaborating with scientists at Cancer Research Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom to develop a new early warning tool that could help to predict which women in South East Asia are most at risk of developing breast cancer.

Get 'touchy feely' with smart environments at new exhibition

Connect yourself to a space that moves to mimic your breathing, touch and feel smart textiles that can communicate feelings and play around with a table runner that changes shape– these are just some of the interactive exhibits on display at Lakeside Arts from 12th May.

Thinking Room exhibition shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards

An exhibition by Carol Adlam, artist-in residence at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, has been shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards, the most prestigious global illustration awards, respected by illustrators, agents and commissioners alike.
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