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Study looks at effects of single-sided deafness treatments on patients

Experts at the University of Nottingham have worked with people with single-sided deafness (SSD), to find out what effects from the condition matter to them the most, which in turn, will help towards developing more effective treatments for the condition.

Nottingham scientist joins mission to measure effects of climate change in Antarctica

A scientist from the University of Nottingham is part of an expedition travelling to the Antarctic to measure the effects of climate change in the Weddell Sea.

New study reveals small-scale renewable energy sources could cause power failures

Renewable energy that feeds into the main power grid could destabilise the system and potentially cause power failures according to a new study.

Sustainable plastic packaging innovations receive boost with new funding

Research into new sustainable ways to decontaminate plastic packaging for recycling has been given a boost with funding from UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge.

Experts publish protocol to help speed up cancer diagnosis in children

Experts from the University of Nottingham have developed a protocol for clinicians around the world, which will help to close the gap between diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer, and could increase the chance of survival from the disease.

World’s most beautiful endangered snail needs your vote

Scientists in the UK and Cuba are urging members of the public to vote for the ‘world’s most beautiful snail’, in an international competition to unravel its DNA blueprint – thus unlocking the key to its beauty.

Science in the Park returns with family friendly fun and learning

Finding out the secrets of the amazing colour changing octopus, getting up close to an electric racing car, checking out the natural history museum in Wollaton Hall and making a sweet cannon are just some of the interactive activities on offer for budding scientists at this year’s Science in the Park event.

UK Aid funding for Nottingham research to develop Zika virus vaccine

Scientists in Nottingham have been awarded £462,462 for the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus from £10m of UK Aid funding for research into vaccines to protect the world from deadly diseases.

Study spearheads the chemical fingerprint of Viking weapons

A new study examining the chemical make-up of iron artefacts from the Viking age aims to uncover new insights into where they came from that could reveal previously unknown information about historic events.

Unprecedented Australian bushfire intensity linked to British colonisation

British colonisation of Australia, together with the effects climate change, is likely to have contributed to the recent catastrophic wildfires in southeast Australia, a new study has found.

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