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Key failings in government’s approach to Covid-19 preparations and emergency response, academics find

Research suggests the UK government made key failings in their strategic preparations and emergency response to coronavirus and this, in turn, undermined the NHS’s ability to cope with the crisis.

Photo blog: commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we have chosen some of our favourite archived images from WWII courtesy of our Manuscripts and Special Collections department.

Shining a light on the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ on the bicentenary of her birth

The University of Nottingham is to celebrate International Nurses Day on 12 May with the digital launch of a new exhibition marking 200 years since the birth of the world’s most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale.

Repurposing existing drugs a more rapid alternative to a vaccine for COVID-19, say researchers

Repurposing existing medicines is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists.

University of Nottingham invests in startup developing next generation energy storage technology

The University of Nottingham has announced an investment into innovative energy storage company, Cheesecake Energy Ltd (CEL).

Lockdown sees Nottingham graduate’s wellbeing business attract followers from around the world

A local wellbeing business founded by a University of Nottingham graduate has amassed members from all over the world during COVID-19 lockdown.

From bodies to batteries – MRI gives new insight into energy of the future

MRI is best known for providing images inside the body, now with a new sodium scanning technique developed at the University of Nottingham it has been used to give new insights into the inner workings of next generation high-performance rechargeable batteries.

New research will explore why COVID-19 hits some harder than others

A new study will examine why some people who contract COVID-19 have symptoms and others don’t, and will question why, out of those who become symptomatic, not all become seriously ill.

Keeping regional heritage in the limelight during COVID lockdown

As the physical doors remain closed at UK museums, another ‘virtual’ door opens thanks to researchers in the University of Nottingham’s School of English who are now expanding Keswick Museum’s presence online.

Biomaterial immune control discoveries could reduce implant rejection

Scientists have discovered how the materials used in medical implants like artificial joints can be adapted to control the immune response to them and reduce the risk of rejection.

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