Press releases

Funding boost for training the next generation of plant scientists

Training the next generation of plant scientists in using Artificial Intelligence to measure the structure and function of plants has been given a boost with new funding.

Human-induced climate change shown to influence global river systems, new research

An international research team has demonstrated for the first time that climate change caused by humans is responsible for changes in river flow worldwide.

Sustainable packaging advice on the menu for food and drink companies

Food and drink manufacturers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are being urged to take advantage of free advice about the latest developments in sustainable packaging ahead of new regulations which are expected to come into force in two years.

New research targets TV industry working mums in lockdown

Researchers are calling for mothers who work in unscripted television to take part in a new project to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and careers. The research is called ‘Locked Down and Locked Out? The Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mothers working in the UK Television Industry and is being launched as most children in the UK return to school today.

Surviving lockdown, a new book explores how to tackle cabin fever

A new book by experts at the University of Nottingham, looks at how people cope during prolonged periods of isolation, how people avoided ‘cabin fever’ during lockdown and provides a reflection that may help as we come out of lockdown to understand its impact on our mental health.

Funding to support Nottingham’s cultural recovery with digital aid

A £1.6 million project has been launched to support the recovery of Nottingham’s cultural sector with the development of new immersive technology and techniques to help businesses attract audiences and customers.

New quantum theory heats up thermodynamic research

Researchers have developed a new quantum version of a 150-year-old thermodynamical thought experiment that could pave the way for the development of quantum heat engines.

World’s first Covid-19 vaccine alternating dose study begins at the University of Nottingham Health Service

Participants have received their first vaccine at Cripps Health Centre at the University of Nottingham, as part of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine study researching alternating doses and intervals of approved vaccines.

Research signals new treatment hope for Alzheimer’s and dementia

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered a treatment that could potentially help to slow down the progression of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Mimicking mussel ‘muscle’ to anchor floating wind farms

The University of Nottingham is investigating how sea mussels stick to wet and wave-hit rocks using collagen-rich sticky threads, ending in adhesive pads, known as plaques. The findings could help to solve the man-made challenge of how best to anchor the floating foundations of an off-shore wind farm to the sea bed.

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