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Food scientist wins award for research excellence

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:04
A food scientist from the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious award from the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of her research achievements.Dr Joanne Gould was presented with the RSC's Food Group Junior Medal, less than two years since becoming an Assistant Professor.
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Scientists solve mystery of a fish called Mary's 'virgin' birth

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:45
A female stickleback fish, nick-named 'Mary', has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilised while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham.
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New research aims to give birth to fearless pregnancy

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:30
Academics and local business owners have launched a new research project to ease fear and anxiety around childbirth for parents to be.
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Using innovation to change lives and improve communities

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:02
Entrepreneurs will be helping to find solutions to some of society's biggest problems at this year's Ingenuity19 – the UK's largest innovation competition.
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Nottingham makes ambitious new commitment to support the city's future

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
The University of Nottingham has reaffirmed its commitment to the City and wider region by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in the local community at the top of its list of future priorities.Nottingham joins 30 other universities across the UK – which include many of the best-known names in higher education - in committing to produce a "Civic University Agreement" in partnership with local government and other major institutions.
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Curious about science? – head to the festival!

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:13
Have you ever wondered why some things taste sweet and other things sour? Or where candle wax goes? Or what would happen if the earth lost its gravity for a day? The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity provides the chance to find out the answers!
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New welfare tool to help improve the lives of elephants in human care

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:00
Zoos and safari parks in the UK are using a special new tool to help them more successfully monitor the wellbeing of elephants in their care, thanks to a study led by The University of Nottingham.
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Boobie Ball 2 raises more than £17,000 for fight against breast cancer

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 15:47
A charity ball organised by a group of women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer has raised more than £17,000 – for research at The University of Nottingham – aimed at stopping the devastating disease in its tracks.
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Pioneering children's nurse is first in UK to win prestigious clinical lectureship

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:00
An expert in paediatric and family nursing at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Dr Joseph Manning, has become the first children's nurse in the UK to be awarded a Clinical Lectureship from the Department of Health and Social Care.
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£45m to train the next generation of global problem solvers

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:15
The University of Nottingham has won new funding for five centres that will train the brightest postgraduate researchers to tackle pressing global challenges, and keep the UK at the cutting edge of scientific research. The Centres of Doctoral Training (CDTs) are funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), with partners in industry adding to the overall investment. Two of the CDTs have received funding from Science Foundation Ireland.
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Study into age-related eye disease to investigate genetic risk factors

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:31
Over 60s residents of an East Yorkshire town are being offered the chance to play an important role in the future development of personalised treatments for age-related eye disease.
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Puffin bills 'glow' under UV light, study discovers

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 15:52
They're one of our most beloved seabirds and are famous for their prominent, brightly-coloured beaks, but now researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered that puffins have been harbouring a clever 'super power' in their beautiful bills.
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New guidance for vets launched to 'Keep Britain's Pets Healthy'

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 13:41
New recommendations to help vets give pet owners the best possible consultations on how to keep their animals healthy have been launched by researchers at the University of Nottingham and global pharmaceutical company MSD Animal Health.
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Nottingham ends unconditional offers

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 09:52
The University of Nottingham will cease making unconditional offers to all undergraduate applicants from this September, unless they already hold their qualifications. The University took the decision in December to end its High Achievers scheme, introduced in 2014 to secure and support the most talented students. This will affect those applying for September 2020 entry onwards.The scheme's use of unconditional offers initially proved useful in attracting applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and delivered modest gains in student recruitment and conversion in targeted subjects.
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Periodic Table celebrations will have Nottingham in its element

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 01:00
The International year of the Periodic Table is launched today (Jan 29th) in Paris and the University of Nottingham has revealed some exciting plans to celebrate this scientific milestone, including creating a Nottingham Periodic table featuring recognisable landmarks, sayings and people from the city.
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Phone or video call therapy improves health anxiety and saves money, study finds

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 13:44
A new study by mental health experts has found that easy-access, remotely-delivered psychological treatment can significantly reduce extreme health anxiety in people who repeatedly go to the doctor, or hospital emergency departments.
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New theory sends temperatures to new lows

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 09:30
Researchers have developed a new theory for recording the lowest temperatures ever measured, with the largest accuracy allowed by the laws of Nature. This line of research holds promise to revolutionise low-temperature physics and could find a plethora of applications in emerging quantum technologies.
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£1.5m grant to power the future of electric transport research

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:45
The Wolfson Foundation has generously donated £1.5m to fund state-of-the-art equipment that will advance research into sustainable, electric transport at the University of Nottingham.
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UKCAT rebranded to UCAT as the test is launched in Australia and New Zealand

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:13
A widely-used clinical aptitude test which helps universities select the next generation of doctors and dentists is to be adopted by leading medical and dental schools in Australia and New Zealand.
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New research to investigate a common Caesarean birth complication

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:55
Obstetricians, midwives and women who've had babies by Caesarean section are taking part in a new study to find out which technique is best used by the surgeon if the baby's head is found to be stuck in the pelvis at the time of Caesarean delivery.
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