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Dr Ralph Kwame Akyea joins first UK-wide Young Academy

Dr Ralph Kwame Akyea, Senior Research Fellow (Clinical Epidemiology) at the University of Nottingham, is among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.

Eleven-year partnership improves outcomes for young people in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham joined forces with IntoUniversity in 2011, building on an existing programme of outreach work. In that time, this partnership has enabled 16,942 local young people to receive support and encouragement to do well at school and go on to university.

Sweet discovery has potential for effective new virus and cancer drug treatments

Scientists have discovered sugar-based molecules can be used to block activity of a receptor in cells that is involved in the development of a range of viral infections and cancer.

New scale to measure people’s attitudes to societal issues

A civic empathy scale, which measures people’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards societal issues, has been launched today by experts at the University of Nottingham.

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam to join trustees of the charity parkrun

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England is to join the board of trustees for the charity parkrun.

New discovery of sunscreen-like chemicals in fossil plants reveals UV radiation played a part in mass extinction events

New research has uncovered that pollen preserved in 250 million year old rocks contain compounds that function like sunscreen, these are produced by plants to protect them from harmful ultraviolet (UV-B) radiation. The findings suggests that a pulse of UV-B played an important part in the end Permian mass extinction event.

Engineering alumna to go the extra mile for cancer charity

A former University of Nottingham student is preparing to run a marathon to raise awareness and funds for people whose lives, like her own, have been affected by brain tumours.

Nottingham academic receives OBE in New Year Honours

A positioning and navigating expert at the University of Nottingham has been listed in the 2023 New Year Honours List.

PANORAMIC clinical trial finds molnupiravir does not reduce COVID-19 hospitalisation/deaths in vaccinated people at high risk

Researchers have today released findings from a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of the antiviral treatment molnupiravir against COVID-19 – the first treatment tested in the ongoing PANORAMIC trial.

Nottingham professor appointed to prestigious role at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Professor Juliet Thondhlana, of the University of Nottingham, has been appointed as the UNESCO Chair in International Education and Development.

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