May 2017

   
   

Human activity has polluted European air for 2000 years, Black Death study finds

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A new study has shown that air pollution levels across Europe have been higher than previously thought for the last 2000 years, with the exception of a four-year period during a catastrophic pandemic.

Launch of Technician Commitment

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The Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham has backed a national pledge to support technicians working in higher education.Professor Sir David Greenaway is one of more 35 signatories pledging support for The Technician Commitment.The Commitment is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council, supported by the Gatsby Foundation to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.

Enriching the lives of captive elephants in Thailand

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A workshop in Thailand, organised in collaboration with a University of Nottingham expert, will bring together animal welfare experts with mahouts, owners and veterinarians from the region's elephant camps to explore ways to more effectively meet the physical and emotional needs of elephants in captivity.

Wonder 2017: Watch Vikings battle, and create body parts from jelly

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On Saturday 17th June the University of Nottingham will hold the Wonder event, inviting visitors to explore the Universities ground-breaking research. Members of the public will also be able to experience the world class teaching offered by the University and can find answers to the questions they've always wondered about.

GPs' heart disease prediction tool narrows search for at-risk patients

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A prediction tool that allows GPs to spot patients most at risk from heart disease and stroke before illness strikes is now more accurate than ever before, a study from the University of Nottingham has shown.

Revolutionary eye drops could prevent blindness in diabetes patients

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Medical research is offering hope to the hundreds of thousands of diabetes patients who endure the discomfort of monthly injections into the eye to protect them from the risk of blindness.

CT scans reveal underground world of worms

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CT images of underground soil structures created by worms imaged by the University of Nottingham

People with tinnitus needed for online research study

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Researchers into the common hearing condition 'tinnitus' are calling for help from the public for a new online study called COMIT'ID to try to improve future medical investigations into the problem.

New drive to recruit more medical students from non-traditional backgrounds

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A conference to try to boost the number of young people applying for medicine from backgrounds under-represented in higher education and rural areas is being held by the Universities of Nottingham and Leicester.

New Vice-Chancellor for Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is pleased to announce that Professor Shearer West has been appointed as its next President and Vice-Chancellor.Professor West will take up office in October 2017 following the retirement of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway.She will be the seventh Vice-Chancellor in the University's history and the first woman in the role.

Nursing student is Nottingham hospitals 'Nurse of the Year 2017'

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Graduate entry nursing student Christina O'Loughlin wins major award after telling how her mum inspired her to pursue her nursing dream.

Conference to tackle depression, suicide and self harm in under 25s

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Latest research into mental health problems of young people will be presented and discussed at a major conference in Nottingham, including early detection and the role of technology in promoting mental well being.

Wildlife Trust appoints university academic as Vice-President cementing 50 year old relationship between the two institutions

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Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county's largest locally-based environmental charity has appointed Dr Rob Lambert of the University of Nottingham as an Honorary Vice-President.

More recognition for developing alternatives to root canal dental treatment

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Larry Hench Young Investigators Prize for developing dental alternatives to root canal treatment.

New building gets set to accelerate energy research

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Work has started on a new building at the University of Nottingham which will be a national centre for accelerating energy research in the UK.

Olympic seal of approval for new David Ross Sports Village

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The University of Nottingham's David Ross Sports Village officially opened on Tuesday 16th May 2017 and was attended by Olympic champions and University of Nottingham alumnus Dr Deng Yaping, Dr Tim Brabants MBE and Etienne Stott MBE

The slither of tiny feet – rare 'lefty' snails produce offspring following public appeal

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Two rare 'lefty' snails brought together following a public appeal by a scientist at The University of Nottingham have produced their first offspring.

New eye-tracking tool helps businesses boost their online profile

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University business unit launches offering in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of companies' web presence including a secret weapon which assesses how people visually respond to websites.

Using poetry to bring back memories for people with dementia

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Students from the School of English at the University of Nottingham have been helping to bring back the memories of people with dementia by reading poems aloud to them.

What can lost underwater lands tell us about climate change?

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Underwater lands submerged following the last Ice Age could yield vital clues about our current approach to climate change.

Sino-UK engineering seminar to explore structural health monitoring

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The Sino-UK Geospatial Engineering Centre (SUGEC), a joint venture established by the University of Nottingham and the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, will hold a seminar exploring the Structural Health Monitoring of Infrastructure on Tuesday 16th May in Wuhan, China.

'Cult hero' recognised by the President of the Royal Society of Chemistry

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Cult hero and university technician receives Royal Society of Chemistry President's Award.

Pioneering community energy storage project in Nottingham connects its first household battery storage system to the grid

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A revolutionary community energy storage project is being commissioned in The Meadows area of Nottingham where the first household battery storage unit has now been installed.

Mental health first aid in the workplace – is it working?

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Mental health researchers are launching a new study to assess the effectiveness of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in the workplace. MHFA is a support and training service used by employers to identify and give support to the one in three UK adults of working age who have mental health problems.

'Pint of Science' – artists meet scientists to get creative

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What makes spiders fly? Has lefty the snail found love? How can we trick bacteria into making jet fuel? How do we make antibiotics from scorpion venom? 'Pint of Science' has some of the answers.

How thirsty roots go in search of water

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Scientists have helped to solve a mystery that has fascinated scientists since Charles Darwin - how plant roots sense water and change direction to find it.

A 'guilt trip' is the road to cooperation

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A new study has found that feeling guilty has a positive effect on our behaviour and leads to better cooperation.

Nottingham scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prize

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Royal Society of Chemistry award for making everyday chemical reactions 'greener'.

Research to trial new approach to preventing falls in care homes

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A £1.8m research project being led by the University of Nottingham is investigating whether new guidance for care home staff could be effective in reducing the number of falls experienced by older residents.

Wanted! Nature lovers to join the hunt for the killer flatworm

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Community scientists are calling for people all over the Midlands to help them hunt for an alien invader which is preying on the UK's native population of earthworms.

Lights, camera, action - Nottingham helps to upskill China's filmmakers

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The University of Nottingham has delivered a project aimed at upskilling professionals working in China's screen industries.

Join us for Wonder 2017

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The University of Nottingham is throwing open its doors to curious minds for a day of hands-on fun.

Molson Coors and University raise glass to new partnership

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The University of Nottingham has agreed a new partnership with Molson Coors Brewing Company UK & Ireland which will see staff at both organisations working more closely with each other in the future.

Nottingham students win Global Ingenuity Challenge

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A group of students from The University of Nottingham have jointly won a global entrepreneurial competition with their unique app, You Only Cook Once (YOCO).

New research to test effect of cannabidiol on child brain tumours

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A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) is to be tested for its effects on paediatric brain cancer cells by experts at Nottingham's world-leading Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre.
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