Medicine and wellbeing

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Improving the lives of countless people suffering from skin disease

Clinical trials led by University of Nottingham researchers have transformed treatment and care of patients, says Professor Kim Thomas
August 2021
Barbara Morera Maiquez researcher at the University of Nottingham

Setting Tourette’s sufferers free

By sending tiny electric pulses to the wrist, a watch-like device is giving new hope to children and people around the world who live with the agony of unwanted and uncontrollable tics
August 2021
Matt Brookes researcher at the University of Nottingham

A quantum leap for brain imaging

Meet Matt Brookes the driven innovator behind the world’s first “wearable” scanner
July 2021
Steve Morgan

Transforming outcomes for young burns victims

Meet Steve Morgan the driven innovator using technology to assess injuries in seconds
July 2021
Gary Mirams

Making new medicines safer

Meet Gary Mirams the analytical thinker transforming global drug-testing
July 2021
Dr David Turner

I feel grateful I’ve been able to contribute

Microbiologist Dr David Turner began the year treating Covid-19 patients before playing a key role in the delivery of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine
July 2021
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Tackling Malawi's Hidden Hunger

Researchers are visiting 2,000 farms in Malawi, collecting soil and crop samples to helpfight a challenge to the health of millions across sub-Saharan Africa.
May 2021
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Covid transmission: what a study of Nottingham NHS staff taught us

Health workers and their families have given researchers invaluable insights into protecting against the spread of the virus, says Professor Ana M Valdes
April 2021
Shaarna Shanmugavadivel

Saving young lives with a clearer view of cancer

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have transformed awareness of childhood brain tumours
March 2021
Creating spaces for young people’s voices in mental health research

Creating spaces for young people’s voices in mental health research

Dr Aislinn Bergin and Dr Joanna Lockwood talk about how the University of Nottingham are working with partners to create spaces for children and young people's voices in mental health research
February 2021
Ill child asleep with bandages and tubes on hands

Saving young lives with a clearer view of cancer

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have transformed awareness of childhood brain tumours. Now an unprecedented study will deepen understanding of the journey from diagnosis to treatment for children at risk from all forms of cancer
February 2021
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Transforming lives by predicting and preventing disease

Professor Carol Coupland is developing risk prediction algorithms to help identify individuals at high risk from heart disease, diabetes and other diseases
January 2021
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"I was reluctant to seek help...I thought I'd be judged. Society has made it a feminine illness"

How the Hungry for Words project is raising awareness of eating disorders in men
January 2021
An illustration of Covid-19 virus

Time to do things differently

We can be a competitive bunch, but as rapid advances against #Covid19 show, scientists are pulling together - and using Twitter to share the results
June 2020
A young person walking in a winter coat and hat, wearing a mask

Child and adolescent mental health in a post-lockdown world: a ticking time bomb?

Child and adolescent mental health in a post-lockdown world: a ticking time bomb?
June 2020
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Furlough and the wellbeing of the workforce

7.5 million UK employees have been furloughed, raising important questions about the impact on workers and their relationships with work
May 2020
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The art of dementia care

Every year in the UK 200,000 people receive a diagnosis of dementia. Professor Justine Schneider is finding new ways to help them live well – through the arts.
October 2019
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Chemists to the nation, pharmacy to the world

An international history of Boots the Chemists promises to shed new light on a Nottingham company that has grown to be a global player
June 2019
IV drip in hospital

An answer to anaemia

New ways to tackle anaemia in bowel cancer sufferers.
June 2019
A device with a gold coating

Manufacturing the future

Manufacturing complex, high-performance coatings, devices, and biomaterials to tackle real world problems.
June 2019
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Periodic wallpaper

Casting new light on Florence Nightingale’s life in the Midlands, Paul Crawford explores her pioneering approaches to wellbeing
June 2019
Lab on a chip immunosensor

Lab on a chip

At the George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research spectroscopy is being used to find new ways of detecting illness at an early stage
June 2019

Grasping the nettle

New research suggests medieval medicine may have been more effective than previously thought – and could even help save lives today
June 2019
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A pocket-sized MRI scanner?

‘Sodium MRI sensing’ is an advanced scanning technology with the potential to greatly improve diagnosis.
June 2019
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Prescribe yourself a story

Can sharing personal accounts of recovery from mental health problems help others?
June 2019
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Right place, right time

Ground-breaking research to ensure drugs reach the sites of disease in the right dose at the right time
June 2019
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The applied mathematician will see you now

Weang Kee Ho has no white coat and doesn’t own a stethoscope. But she does hold a doctorate in statistics and a passionate desire to fight breast cancer
November 2018
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A new beat generation

A world-leading breakthrough in wireless foetal heart-monitoring will help save lives in delivery suites across the globe
November 2018
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Prescription errors: keeping millions safer

An online tool is helping GPs and pharmacists reduce the risk of prescription errors for millions of patients
November 2018
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Leading the way for the NHS

A research project tracking hospital doctors at work is helping to improve patient care
November 2018
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Medical devices that bacteria can’t grip

Clinical trials are now testing a breakthrough: catheters with a ‘non-stick’ coating that prevents bacteria forming infectious, and even lethal, biofilm
November 2018

Conquering a Killer

Dengue fever is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian and Latin American countries
June 2018
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The challenge clinging to every aspect of our lives
June 2018
Female wearing the MEG scanner

Game changer

A new generation of brain scanner, being developed at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, could help revolutionise diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders
June 2018