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International creative academy helps transform museum management in China

International creative academy helps transform museum management in China

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A University of Nottingham project is bringing together some of the leading practitioners in Western and Chinese museums, with university academics, to train museum managers in China.
Genetic variation linked to drug-induced liver damage in some patients

Genetic variation linked to drug-induced liver damage in some patients

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Scientists have discovered an uncommon genetic variation that may identify patients with a higher risk of liver damage associated with a range of commonly-prescribed medications.
New tool to evaluate effects of climate change on peatland

New tool to evaluate effects of climate change on peatland

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Scientists at The University of Nottingham are using radar waves as part of a new tool developed to evaluate peatland sensitivity to global climate change.
Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

Parasites clue to why allergies are more common in developed countries

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Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism whereby antibodies generated by a human parasitic worm infection also respond to allergenic proteins in peanut and other common western allergens.
Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

Families join forces to raise money to detect brain cancer early

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Families affected by childhood cancer joined forces to launch a new fundraising campaign celebrating 20 years of the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.The University of Nottingham's annual fundraising appeal Life Cycle will this year focus on raising more funds for research into the deadly form of cancer. To launch the appeal, which this year will involve a 'superhero stroll', children at different stages in their treatment and their families, as well as families who have lost loved-ones to the disease, came together on International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day along with University experts, surgeons and students.
Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

Major increase in midwifery unit births since 2010

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Births in midwifery units in England have trebled, up from five per cent to 14 per cent over the last six years, a new study by researchers at The University of Nottingham has shown.
 

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