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WHO Director-General appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been appointed Honorary Professor within the Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham.

Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection rescues B and T cell responses to variants after first vaccine dose

A single dose of vaccine boosts protection against SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants, but only in those with previous Covid-19, a study has found.

MRI study to give new picture of obesity

A new MRI study could reveal why some people are more likely to become obese than others by examining what happens in the brain and gut when people consume food high in fat and carbohydrate.

Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in healthcare workers could be tackled by addressing misinformation and mistrust, study suggests

Addressing misinformation and mistrust, inclusive communication, involving healthcare workers in the vaccine rollout, and promoting vaccination through trusted networks, could play an important role in helping to tackle vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers from ethnic minorities, according to a new study.

Healthcare workers of different ethnicities have different immune responses to Covid-19, finds study

Black healthcare workers treating patients in hospitals during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, were more likely than their white counterparts to have had coronavirus infections, even when other influences - including work roles and socio-economic factors - are taken into account, according to a new study.

English students publish magazines for care homes in Covid times

English students at the University of Nottingham have found a novel way of staying in touch with people in care homes they used to visit for face-to-face poetry and literature reading sessions.

World’s first fibre-optic ultrasonic imaging probe for future nanoscale disease diagnostics

Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed an ultrasonic imaging system, which can be deployed on the tip of a hair-thin optical fibre, and will be insertable into the human body to visualise cell abnormalities in 3D.

New MRI study to get clearer picture of treatment for common bowel problem

Experts from the University of Nottingham are looking for volunteers to take part in an MRI study into a common treatment for constipation.

Research suggests Midlands schools’ Covid-19 response was strengthened by Trust leadership

A new study into schools in the Midlands by the University of Nottingham, in partnership with the Confederation of School Trusts, has found their response to the pandemic was likely to have been enhanced by being members of a Trust.

Wearable brain scanner research to examine elderly drivers

A wearable brain scanner is being used, for the first time, to investigate the brain activity in elderly people whilst driving a car.
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