Press releases

Industrial repair ‘snake’ robot now being tested for cancer surgery

A repair robot that takes inspiration from the bendiness and sensing ability of snakes to access hard-to-reach places in harsh, industrial environments is now being exploited for use in human surgery.

Scientists use machine learning to identify antibiotic resistant bacteria that can spread between animals, humans and the environment

Experts from the University of Nottingham have developed a ground-breaking software, which combines DNA sequencing and machine learning to help them find where, and to what extent, antibiotic resistant bacteria is being transmitted between humans, animals and the environment.

Train crash philosophy experiment to be brought to life with Virtual Reality

The famous philosophy thought experiment known as The Trolley Dilemma, created by Philippa Foot in the 1960s, is usually confined to discussion in classrooms and lecture theatres but members of the public will be able to experience it in Virtual Reality (VR) during an event at the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery.

Award for animal science Professor in recognition of over 40 years of research

Professor Phil Garnsworthy has been recognised for his contribution to the field of animal science with the prestigious Sir John Hammond award from the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).

Engineers to develop efficient alternative to current carbon capture technology

The University of Nottingham is leading an international consortium aiming to accelerate the development of carbon capture and storage.

Civilians and military to take part in major study to improve concussion prognosis

Experts from the University of Nottingham are part of a major new study aimed at identifying new ways to accurately predict whether patients will develop long-term complications as a consequence of concussion.

Meet the Robots at the Broadway this Easter

Families are being given the chance to get up close to a range of robots this Easter and find out more about how they work, what they can do and how they can help people.

New study reveals extent of labour abuse and illegal fishing risks among fishing fleets

Academics studying the global fishing industry have uncovered a novel method to identify the regions and ports at highest risk for labour abuse and illegal fishing, helping regulators and policymakers to pinpoint which regions to focus on when sourcing seafood.

Major research effort to save future of European peatlands

A five-year, £3.7m research project involving scientists from across the UK and partners across Europe will assess the risk that climate change poses to our peatlands and create the capability to better manage these important ecosystems.

Personalised testing for safety and effectiveness of common medicines must be offered throughout the NHS, says new report

Testing patients for genetic variations that affect how their body will respond to common medicines must be integrated fully, fairly and swiftly into the NHS, according to a report published the British Pharmacological Society and the Royal College of Physicians.
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