Press releases

Hyperchaos possibilities for modelling complex quantum systems

Physicists have discovered a potentially game changing feature of quantum bit behaviour which would allow scientists to simulate complex quantum systems without the need for enormous computing power.

New trial to test drugs for preventing Covid-19 in care homes

A new trial, led by experts from the University of Nottingham, will look at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 and its severity in care homes, thanks to funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Making chemistry greener with solvent alternatives

Chlorinated solvents that are used in everything from cleaning agents to anaesthetic could often be replaced by greener, less toxic alternatives according to a new review.

Litter provides habitat for diverse animal communities in rivers, study finds

In a study of local rivers, experts at the University of Nottingham have discovered more invertebrates – animals without a backbone, such as insects and snails - living on litter than on rocks.

Global research finds people more likely to follow Covid-19 rules when friends and family do

New research has shown that people are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles.

Brazilian dam collapse could have been predicted weeks in advance with latest monitoring technology, study finds

New resource helps parents bring stories to life in lockdown

A free resource has been launched to help parents bring stories to life and engage children in a creative and fun way during lockdown.

New research could lead to more treatment options for diabetes patients

For the first time, scientists have come up with a precise atomic level explanation for why glulisine- a commonly used medication to treat diabetes- is faster acting than insulin.

University staff and students step up to support the NHS vaccination programme

The University of Nottingham is supporting the NHS Covid-19 vaccinations programme, with two local vaccination services opening across its campuses and staff and students stepping up to help administer the vaccine to patients.

Hard to crack research reveals how crop roots penetrate hard soils

Scientists have discovered a signal that causes roots to stop growing in hard soils which can be ‘switched off’ to allow them to punch through compacted soil - a discovery that could help plants to grow in even the most damaged soils.

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