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World’s first smart breathing tube for patients
World’s first smart breathing tube for patients

We have developed the world’s first smart breathing tube for mechanically ventilated patients. Now human trials of the tubes, which use optical fibre sensors to adjust pressure on the windpipe and reduce risk of injury, could help transform monitoring of seriously ill and anesthetised patients.

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Tissue-on-chip’s drug revolution
Tissue-on-chip’s drug revolution

Tissue-on-chip technologies developed by biomedical engineers and medical researchers at Nottingham are key to an international drive to speed up drug development and replace animal testing.

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Tackling type 1 diabetes
Tackling type 1 diabetes

Researchers have been awarded funding to develop new drugs to help people with Diabetes to make their own insulin. Improving the survival of donor islet transplant could pave the way for a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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World’s first wearable brain scanner
World’s first wearable brain scanner

We developed the world’s first wearable brain scanner, which is set to transform understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders such as autism, epilepsy and dementia. Professor Matt Brookes, who leads the team behind this revolutionary technology, was awarded an OBE in the 2024 New Year Honours.

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Device to control Tourette's
Device to control Tourette's

A wrist device has been developed and successfully trialled to control tics caused by Tourette's. The research team have won the STEM Research Project of the Year Times Higher Education (THE) Award for their life changing work.

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MRI: born in Nottingham
MRI: born in Nottingham

An MRI scan takes place every three seconds and countless millions of patients have benefited from Sir Peter’s Mansfield’s invention. Fifty years on, our innovations in medical imaging continue to revolutionise understanding of our brains and bodies.

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Hungry for words: raising awareness of eating disorders
Hungry for words: raising awareness of eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious and complex psychiatric disorders, and they can prove fatal – anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all mental health conditions. Our research has created a bridge between science and the arts and humanities to help address this challenge. We help people, who may be struggling to express their fears, find a voice and feel listened to, while our findings inform the responses of healthcare practitioners.

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Sustainable food chain
Sustainable food chain

Meat production is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gases and according to a 2022 United Nations report a shift towards plant-based diets could have real impact on climate change. At the International Flavour Research Centre, our scientists are exploring plant-based meat alternative flavours, which will encourage people to eat less meat and make the food chain less damaging to our planet.

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Quantum leap for brain tumour treatment
Quantum leap for brain tumour treatment

Glioblastoma is an elusive and formidable form of brain cancer, with low survival rates. Our researchers have discovered that electrically charged gold nanoparticles trigger self-destruction of glioblastoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unscathed. This world-first ‘quantum therapeutic’ could be delivered to the tumour as a spray or injection during brain surgery.

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Student creates foodbank cookbook
Student creates foodbank cookbook

For families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis, dietetics student Sophie Conant created simple recipes featuring ingredients commonly provided by foodbanks. The nutritious recipes have been designed to be cooked using just a kettle or microwave.

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Tackling antibiotic resistance
Tackling antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a global challenge. FARMWATCH, a collaboration with our scientific and industry partners in China, uses machine learning to pinpoint disease in poultry farms, reducing antibiotic treatment and lowering the risk of antibiotic resistance spreading.

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Cleaner cooking, healthier lives
Cleaner cooking, healthier lives

Inhaling smoke from cooking on wood fires or stoves causes ten times as many deaths as malaria. Such smoke is also a leading source of CO2 emissions. Our Clean Cooking project in Malawi explores sustainable technologies to reduce this toll on people and the planet.

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Remote-control 'snake' tool for surgery
Remote-control 'snake' tool for surgery

A snake-like robot, developed by our engineers and used by industry to carry out remote-controlled repairs in tight, inaccessible places inside jet engines or nuclear plants, is now being developed for use in cancer surgery.

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3D printing a healthcare revolution
3D printing a healthcare revolution

3D printing allows biological pills to be delivered quickly and cheaply to individual patients, or assembles ‘living’ plasters to speed up healing. Our researchers are helping manufacturers and clinicians deliver a revolution in personalised healthcare.

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World’s first anti-biofilm polymer
World’s first anti-biofilm polymer

We’ve collaborated with water management company Angel Guard to introduce the world’s first anti-biofilm polymer. This revolutionary material inhibits bacterial biofilm formation in water systems, which has the potential to save thousands of lives by reducing infections.

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Project Period
Project Period

A lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints, is becoming a growing issue across low-income households in the UK. Project Period provides free sanitary products for students and staff across our campuses.

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