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Are natural fibres really better for the environment than microplastic fibres? A new study questions the impact of this plastic alternative

Are natural fibres really better for the environment than microplastic fibres? A new study questions the impact of this plastic alternative

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Researchers from the University of Nottingham have found a much higher percentage of 'natural' fibres than microplastic fibres in freshwater and atmospheric samples in the UK.
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1 day ago
Losing her Voice – a new interactive opera explores the cult of celebrity

Losing her Voice – a new interactive opera explores the cult of celebrity

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A new interactive opera inspired by America's first true superstar – Geraldine Farrar, will let the audience be part of the performance, thanks to the collaborative efforts of experts in music and computer science from the University of Nottingham and Lakeside Arts.
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2 days ago
Cutting-edge fingerprint technology could help in the fight against knife crime

Cutting-edge fingerprint technology could help in the fight against knife crime

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A new fingerprint technique capable of producing high-resolution images from the most challenging of metal surfaces, including knives and firearms - is already attracting interest from detectives working on cold cases. Experts at the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the University of Derby, are using highly sensitive, non-destructive Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS) to develop high resolution fingerprint images from surfaces conventional fingerprint imaging fails to pick up at all.
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5 days ago
Caterpillars could hold the secret to new treatment for Osteoarthritis

Caterpillars could hold the secret to new treatment for Osteoarthritis

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A substance from a fungus that infects caterpillars could offer new treatment hope for sufferers of osteoarthritis according to new research. Cordycepin?is an active compound isolated from the caterpillar fungus Cordyceps militaris and has proved to be effective in treating osteoarthritis by blocking inflammation in a new way, through reducing a process called polyadenylation.The research was undertaken by scientists from the University of Nottingham and supported by funding from Versus Arthritis. The findings have been published today in Scientific Reports.
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5 days ago
Penguins and poorly rabbits win the day at charity bake off

Penguins and poorly rabbits win the day at charity bake off

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Students and staff from the University of Nottingham swapped their lab coats for aprons and rose to the annual charity bake off challenge this week, producing a variety of unusual and creative cakes with an animal theme.
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8 days ago
Managers in global supply chains need to do more to tackle modern slavery

Managers in global supply chains need to do more to tackle modern slavery

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More needs to be done to tackle modern slavery in supply chains in Brazil – one of the world's biggest suppliers of beef and an important source of timber.
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9 days ago
Tech giants do not face enough competition – reducing consumer choice and innovation

Tech giants do not face enough competition – reducing consumer choice and innovation

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Digital economy expert plays role in an independent review of digital competition in the UK
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11 days ago
Researchers hunt for sustainable alternatives to shark compound used in vaccines

Researchers hunt for sustainable alternatives to shark compound used in vaccines

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With an estimated 100 million sharks killed globally each year, concerns are growing over the long-term survival of the deep-sea predators. Sharks are valued for squalene, a compound found in shark liver and used in health supplements and cosmetics. Squalene is also used in formulations of human vaccine adjuvants, which boost the body's immune system. The University of Nottingham has been selected to partner with the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and biotech company, Amyris Inc. to find sustainable alternatives to shark squalene to use as vaccine adjuvants.
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11 days ago
World's smallest periodic gift for super-heavy scientist

World's smallest periodic gift for super-heavy scientist

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The face of Professor Yuri Oganessian, the only living person with an element named after him, has been shrunk to be smaller than a fibre of wool for a special gift created to mark his visit to the University of Nottingham.
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12 days ago
Turning cocoa bean waste into electricity for off-grid West African villages

Turning cocoa bean waste into electricity for off-grid West African villages

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A new green technology to generate electricity from discarded cocoa pod husks is set to benefit African farming communities currently with little or no access to grid power. The project, led by the University of Nottingham, aims to spawn an entirely new bio-fuel industry that would also improve socio-economic stability for cocoa producers in rural Ghana.
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2 weeks ago
Understanding modern slavery and the hotel sector

Understanding modern slavery and the hotel sector

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Experts from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham are hosting a free workshop to highlight the risks of modern slavery within the hotel sector.
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2 weeks ago
World-leading research and innovation making a difference to Nottingham's economy

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

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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.
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2 weeks ago
The meaning of field names unearthed in a new book

The meaning of field names unearthed in a new book

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Borrow Bread, Dear Bought and Purgatory are just some of the dark names given to fields across history by angry farmers frustrated with poor crops, according to a newly published dictionary of field-names.
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2 weeks ago
Nottingham Veterinary School to double student numbers in innovative dual-intake move

Nottingham Veterinary School to double student numbers in innovative dual-intake move

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The University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science has unveiled ambitious plans to dramatically increase its student numbers by moving to a two-intake system in the new academic year.
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2 weeks ago
Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds

Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds

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New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.
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2 weeks ago
Celebrating Inspirational Women

Celebrating Inspirational Women

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A month of activities is set to celebrate inspirational women at the University of Nottingham.As the countdown to International Women's Day 2019 #BalanceForBetter begins the University has started to showcase the incredible talent, skills and contribution women are making every day.
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2 weeks ago
Student Nursing Times Awards recognises the next generation of nursing talent in Nottingham

Student Nursing Times Awards recognises the next generation of nursing talent in Nottingham

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Nursing students at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust have been shortlisted for six Student Nursing Times Awards, in a record year for entries.
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3 weeks ago
Two genomes can be better than one for evolutionary adaptation, study finds

Two genomes can be better than one for evolutionary adaptation, study finds

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Scientists have revealed how certain wild plants with naturally doubled 'supergenomes' can stay ahead of the game when it comes to adapting to climate volatility and hostile environments.
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3 weeks ago
University of Nottingham researchers back diversity in STEMM inquiry

University of Nottingham researchers back diversity in STEMM inquiry

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STEMM academics at the University of Nottingham have been key to the launch of a parliamentary inquiry on the impact of science funding policy on equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
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3 weeks ago
Vet champions scheme launched to help horse owners detect early signs of colic

Vet champions scheme launched to help horse owners detect early signs of colic

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A new 'Vet Champions' scheme is being launched by the University of Nottingham and the British Horse Society after research revealed that one in three emergency vet call outs were due to equine colic and that 90% of horse owners struggle to spot early signs this life-threatening condition.
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3 weeks ago
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