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New report reveals stark north south divide in painkiller prescribing

New report reveals stark north south divide in painkiller prescribing

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A new report has revealed that patients in the north of the country are being prescribed almost four times more opioids to relieve pain than those in the south.The research by the University of Nottingham's School of Pharmacy and the University of Manchester is the first national study to examine the regional variations in opioid prescribing and how this links with socioeconomic status.
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This Year
Prestigious royal appointment for University of Nottingham law professor

Prestigious royal appointment for University of Nottingham law professor

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Professor Sue Arrowsmith from the School of Law at the University of Nottingham has been appointed as an honorary QC (Queen's Counsel) by her Majesty the Queen.
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This Year
Autistic people urgently need access to tailored mental health support

Autistic people urgently need access to tailored mental health support

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New research has revealed that people diagnosed with autism don't have access to effective mental health support, putting them at risk of self-harm and suicide. Researchers from the Universities of Nottingham, Coventry University, and the University of Cambridge worked with a steering group of Autistic adults to design and carry out the research which has recently been published in the journal Autism and will be featured as a podcast.
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This Year
HRT tablets increase risk of blood clots in women

HRT tablets increase risk of blood clots in women

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Women who use certain types of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at a higher risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots, new research has confirmed.
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This Year
New research is using drones to tackle climate change

New research is using drones to tackle climate change

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A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests.
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This Year
Shaping the future of vaping research

Shaping the future of vaping research

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Smokers, vapers and non-smokers are being invited to help shape the future of medical research into the safety of e-cigarettes by taking part in a new online survey run by the University of Nottingham's UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.
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This Year
Innovative health scientist recognised in New Year Honours

Innovative health scientist recognised in New Year Honours

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An inspirational teacher and champion of equality, diversity and inclusion, whose work has shaped nursing and Higher Education around the world, has been recognised by the Queen.Associate Professor Stacy Johnson, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham, has been appointed Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare and Higher Education equality, diversity and inclusion.
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Last Year
A history of globalisation: A new exhibition reflects on the legacies of WWI

A history of globalisation: A new exhibition reflects on the legacies of WWI

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A new exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society will let visitors reflect on one of the major legacies of the First World War - 100 years after it ended.
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Last Year
Forget-me-not: Scientists pinpoint memory mechanism in plants

Forget-me-not: Scientists pinpoint memory mechanism in plants

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Plant scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham have unravelled a mechanism that enables flowering plants to sense and 'remember' changes in their environment.
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Last Year
Divining Roots: revealing how plants branch out to access water

Divining Roots: revealing how plants branch out to access water

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New research has discovered how plant roots sense the availability of moisture in soil and then adapt their shape to optimise acquisition of water.
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Last Year
US science superfan has Christmas wish granted with visit to YouTube hero

US science superfan has Christmas wish granted with visit to YouTube hero

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An 8-year-old science fan from California had his Christmas wish come true when he met his science hero and YouTube star Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff.Ajay Sawant and his family took a 12 hour detour en route from California to Mumbai to visit family in India especially to pay Ajay's hero a visit on Monday at the School of Chemistry, home to the Periodic Table of Videos.
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Last Year
Climate change is putting wildlife at risk in the world's oldest lake

Climate change is putting wildlife at risk in the world's oldest lake

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Climate change and human disturbance are putting wildlife in the world's oldest and deepest lake at risk, according to a new study by the University of Nottingham and University College London.
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Last Year
From eyedrops to potential leukaemia treatment

From eyedrops to potential leukaemia treatment

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An active ingredient in eye drops that were being developed by experts in Nottingham has shown promise for treating an aggressive form of blood cancer, research has shown.
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Last Year
Wild Campus: Discover amazing wildlife at the University of Nottingham

Wild Campus: Discover amazing wildlife at the University of Nottingham

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Wild Campus, the first photo book to capture the remarkable range of wildlife seen around University Park Campus and adjoining Highfields Park, is to be launched at an event on Tuesday 18 December, from 6pm-7.30pm, at The Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts.
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Last Year
Research into mental health first aid in the workplace prompts new guidance

Research into mental health first aid in the workplace prompts new guidance

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Research by the University of Nottingham into how businesses use employees to support colleagues with mental health issues have prompted new guidance for bosses.
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Last Year
60 businesses plot growth with the University of Nottingham

60 businesses plot growth with the University of Nottingham

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A hugely successful business growth programme at the University of Nottingham came to a close this week. Across the three cohorts of Unlocking Growth Potential, 60 local businesses have benefitted from a free programme of training and coaching.
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Last Year
Patient power sets top research priorities for lichen sclerosus

Patient power sets top research priorities for lichen sclerosus

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People with a distressing skin condition, lichen sclerosus, have helped dermatologists set the top 10 priorities for future medical research into the disease.
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Last Year
New Chair Designate for University Council

New Chair Designate for University Council

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Sir Keith O'Nions has been appointed Chair-Designate of Council for the University of Nottingham, taking up the role from January 2020 it is announced today.Sir Keith is a renowned scientist and former President and Rector of Imperial College London. His career includes roles as Director-General Science and Innovation, at the Department for Innovation and Universities and Skills, and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Ministry of Defence.
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Last Year
Could cancer anti-sickness drug end the misery for IBS patients?

Could cancer anti-sickness drug end the misery for IBS patients?

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A nationwide clinical trial is to investigate whether a commonly-prescribed anti-sickness drug could be the answer for the 1.3 million people in the UK who suffer the pain and misery of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (IBS-D).
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Last Year
The MRI story in Nottingham – a unique archive in the making

The MRI story in Nottingham – a unique archive in the making

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Archivists, conservators and digitisers create an archive charting the development of magnetic resonance imaging in Nottingham
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Last Year
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