February 2019

World-leading research and innovation making a difference to Nottingham's economy

Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Chris Skidmore MP and Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Robert Jenrick MP visited the University of Nottingham to discuss University Enterprise Zones (UEZ), cutting-edge research and the civic role of universities.

Students go digital as new technology transforms teaching

Investment in new technology at the University of Nottingham's Teaching and Learning building has prompted greater collaboration and new ways of working for students.

Smart sensor wound care on horizon that may reduce diabetic amputations

University of Nottingham researchers have secured a major grant to develop a smart wound dressing embedded with optical fibre sensors to assess whether affected tissue is healing well or is infected.

Pink or brown? Humans struggle to identify snail shell shades, but technology reveals their true colours

They're neither white and gold or black and blue. But in an optical puzzle akin to The Dress, colourful snails are causing scientists at the University of Nottingham to turn to technology to definitively decide whether some snails' shells are pink or brown.

New clues about why non-smokers, as well as smokers, develop chronic lung disease revealed

A group of researchers led by the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham has discovered genetic differences that put some people at higher risk than others of developing chronic lung disease.

New clinical trial aims to find the best way to feed premature babies

A large clinical trial involving around 40 hospitals in the UK is to investigate the best way to feed babies who are born between 10 and 7 weeks prematurely.

Smartphone gambling encourages "fruitless" bets

"Ubiquitous" smartphone gambling and lack of regulation presents a potential danger to people with addiction problems.A study carried out at the University of Nottingham tracked participants playing a simulated mobile gambling app. Players were watched to see how long they persevered in the face of losses.

Partnership with RSPCA offers vet students hands-on shelter medicine experience

Vet students are gaining hands-on experience of the challenges and rewards of shelter medicine thanks to a new partnership between the University of Nottingham and the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre.

New care package can improve treatment of people with acute kidney injury, study finds

A large clinical trial involving people with acute kidney injury has found that a new package of interventions can significantly improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients, as well as improving their care experience.

Food scientist wins award for research excellence

A food scientist from the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of her research achievements.Dr Joanne Gould was presented with the RSC's Food Group Junior Medal, less than two years since becoming an Assistant Professor.

Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth

A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilised while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham.

New research aims to give birth to fearless pregnancy

Academics and local business owners have launched a new research project to ease fear and anxiety around childbirth for parents to be.

Using innovation to change lives and improve communities

Entrepreneurs will be helping to find solutions to some of society's biggest problems at this year's Ingenuity19 – the UK's largest innovation competition.

Nottingham makes ambitious new commitment to support the city's future

The University of Nottingham has reaffirmed its commitment to the City and wider region by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the local community at the top of its list of future priorities.Nottingham joins 30 other universities across the UK – which include many of the best-known names in higher education - in committing to produce a "Civic University Agreement" in partnership with local government and other major institutions.

Curious about science? – head to the festival!

Have you ever wondered why some things taste sweet and other things sour? Or where candle wax goes? Or what would happen if the earth lost its gravity for a day? The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity provides the chance to find out the answers!

New welfare tool to help improve the lives of elephants in human care

Zoos and safari parks in the UK are using a special new tool to help them more successfully monitor the wellbeing of elephants in their care, thanks to a study led by The University of Nottingham.

Boobie Ball 2 raises more than £17,000 for fight against breast cancer

A charity ball organised by a group of women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer has raised more than £17,000 – for research at The University of Nottingham – aimed at stopping the devastating disease in its tracks.

Pioneering children's nurse is first in UK to win prestigious clinical lectureship

An expert in paediatric and family nursing at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Joseph Manning, has become the first children's nurse in the UK to be awarded a Clinical Lectureship from the Department of Health and Social Care.

£45m to train the next generation of global problem solvers

The University of Nottingham has won new funding for five centres that will train the brightest postgraduate researchers to tackle pressing global challenges, and keep the UK at the cutting edge of scientific research. The Centres of Doctoral Training (CDTs) are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with partners in industry adding to the overall investment. Two of the CDTs have received funding from Science Foundation Ireland.
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