Press releases

Gene test can predict risk of medications causing liver injury

Experts from the University of Nottingham have helped to develop a new genetic test that can predict the risk of different medications causing liver injury.

New emergency project to help displaced people in Zimbabwe fight COVID-19

Displaced people living in temporary settlements in Zimbabwe are to get help to protect themselves against COVID-19 in a new project led by education and sociology experts at the University of Nottingham.

Walk-through body scanner could shed light on hidden diseases

Engineers and computer scientists at the University of Nottingham are joining forces on a £1.8m grant to help build the world’s first contactless 3D body scanner to aid early detection of diseases like cancer. 

Plant protein discovery could reduce need for fertiliser

Researchers have discovered how a protein in plant roots controls the uptake of minerals and water, a finding which could improve the tolerance of agricultural crops to climate change and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers.

Spotlight on entire criminal justice detention system for first time in new £1.3m study

An expert in penal reform at the University of Nottingham has won £1.3m in European Research Council funding to develop the first ever model of criminal justice detention regulation, which could help to tackle the current prison crisis in England and Wales.

New global network will tackle challenges around ageing society and rehabilitation

An international forum has marked the start of an exciting global network which will look at research into healthy ageing and rehabilitation around the world.

Birth of a crystal filmed in atomic resolution

The exact moment a crystal is formed from a previously scattered group of atoms has been captured on video in real time in a world-first experiment by experts in nanotechnology.

Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Nottingham academic

Professor Ken Starkey has been awarded the Richard Whipp Lifetime Achievement Award, from the British Academy of Management (BAM) at this year’s BAM2020 Conference.

Funding will allow advancement of Nottingham COVID-19 vaccine to clinical trials

Scientists at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University are to begin clinical trials for a DNA vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Early cases of COVID-19 were missed in the UK due to rigid case criteria and lack of testing, says new study

The early spread of COVID-19 could have been prevented if initial case definitions had been less stringent and extensive community testing had been in place sooner, according to new research from the University of Nottingham.

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