June 2018

   
   

Virtual reality burger game tests the appetite for playing by the rules

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Can you play by the rules and make lots of money or is it worth taking risks? That's the question researchers at the University of Nottingham are asking with a unique virtual reality game.

Giant brain to light up Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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A giant brain suspended from the ceiling is the centrepiece for the University of Nottingham's 'Quantum sensing the brain' exhibit at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London from the 2nd - 8th July.

New balls please

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Wimbledon begins on 2 July. Over the course of the Championships some 2,500 tennis balls will be used. To ensure balls have the required elasticity for play, they are routinely changed every six games. A simple and convenient way to test a ball court-side doesn't exist, so many balls are rejected unnecessarily. Until now.

Shell shock stories and beyond

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The psychological trauma experienced by soldiers during the First World War – and relatives who have been traumatised by researching their family's history of the conflict – will be the focus of a new community engagement project led by academics at the University of Nottingham.

Smartphone app created by Nottingham graduate offers counselling by text

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It's good to talk. Most young people these days find communicating using smartphones or social media isn't a problem, yet talking about personal issues can still be a difficult and taboo subject. Gavin Dhesi, a former University of Nottingham student, realised there was an obvious gap in mental health support today.

Flagship Centre for Cancer Sciences launches at The University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham is stepping up the fight against cancer through the creation of a new research centre bringing together leading experts to study the disease and pioneer new life-saving treatments.

Oil supplement can help control 'good' fat in babies

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Researchers have uncovered a supplement that can control the production of brown 'good' fat in babies - a discovery that will help understand and tackle issues related to obesity and metabolism in later life.

The Periodic Table of Videos is 10 years old today

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They have 1,074,181 subscribers and have won numerous awards, and today – Sunday 24th June 2018 - the team behind the Periodic Videos are celebrating ten years since they posted their very first film on Youtube.

Nottingham expert wins award for revealing true number of modern slaves

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An expert from the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham, who applied a new technique for estimating the real extent of modern slavery, has been recognised with a prestigious award. Professor Kevin Bales' ESRC-funded work on estimates of the numbers of people enslaved has won him the £10,000 award for Outstanding International Impact in the 2018 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

Not so happily ever after — the dark and disturbing side of fairy tales at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

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Not so happily ever after — the dark and disturbing side of fairy tales at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Mum faces her fears in skydiving challenge to raise money for brain tumour research

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A mum with an extreme fear of falling is to take to the air – and then skydive from 10,000 feet – to raise money for research into a rare form of brain cancer which has left her teenage daughter facing life-changing disabilities.

University of Nottingham Lakeside Arts announces new public art commission

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University of Nottingham Lakeside Arts announces new public art commission

New Director Appointed to Lead Nottingham Institute

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A senior civil servant has been appointed as the Director of the University of Nottingham's new Institute for Policy and Engagement to deliver a step change in awareness, perception and policy impact of the University's world-leading research among influential policymakers and politicians across the globe.Stephen Meek will be joining the University from the Cabinet Office where he is currently a Director responsible for improving how government policymakers collaborate with universities to ensure that policy and legislation reflects cutting-edge, evidence-based research.

Cancer research spin-out sale nets £3.6 million for University of Nottingham

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The University of Nottingham has sold its shares in a cancer research spin-out company in a commercial deal worth £3.6 million.

Nottingham's Universities to be part of national inquiry

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The impact Nottingham's two universities have on the city and wider community will be heard as part of a national inquiry.The UPP Foundation Civic University Commission is looking at the role of universities – what they contribute to their communities and how they can serve their place in the 21st century.

Game-changing finding pushes 3D printing to the molecular limit

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New University of Nottingham research proves that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3D printing.

Nottingham student talent showcased in prize-giving celebration

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Nottingham student talent showcased in prize-giving celebration

Fake Facebook account reveals how we fall for fake news

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A fictitious Facebook account set up by a team of researchers highlights the difficulties in combating the spread of fake news, because of the way we assess news when it is presented via social media.

£2m to bring pioneering regenerative medicine to market

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Pioneering specialist in regenerative medicine receives £2million finance package to help fast-track its medical inventions to market.

Healthcare professionals get new guidance on how to talk to people living with dementia

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Experts at the University of Nottingham have developed a new training course for healthcare professionals to help them communicate more effectively with patients living with dementia.

A choice between home and work – how gender inequalities at work mean women can rarely 'have it all'

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A 'boys club' culture and a lack of flexibility for working mothers are two of the reasons for a gender imbalance in the highest ranking positions in the City of London advertising industry - according to new research.

University of Nottingham acquires personal archive of DH Lawrence

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The University of Nottingham has acquired a unique archive of treasures linked to Nottingham's most famous literary son, DH Lawrence.

Volvo Trucks backs new research to turn old diesel engines into green energy storage machines

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A pioneering project aims to convert air-polluting diesel engines due for scrap into renewable power storage units that can charge electric bus and lorry fleets. The research is being carried out by the University of Nottingham with support from Volvo Trucks.

Champion of learning disability nursing awarded MBE

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The achievements of a University of Nottingham nursing lead have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.Helen Laverty has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her expertise in learning disability nursing and her pioneering work in shaping Government policy on health and social care.

Cider leftovers turned into award-winning BBQ snack

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A team of food science students from the University of Nottingham has won the gold prize in a UK competition for food innovation with their spicy BBQ flavoured savoury snack made from the by-product of cider. The 'RICH Pickings' team won Ectrophelia UK with their 'Pom Puffs' product - a tasty and nutritious snack made from extruded apple pomace and maize, packaged in a recyclable pouch.

Social democrats must revisit their past if they are to be part of Labour's future

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Social democrats must rediscover their principled purpose if they are ever to recover their position in the Labour party according to a University of Nottingham Professor.

First imaging tool on horizon to analyse how live cells 'talk' to their habitat to circulate disease

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A new optical technique to help scientists observe live cells in 4D and understand what triggers them to mutate and spread disease around the human body is being led by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with Heriot Watt University and the University of Glasgow.

University of Nottingham climbs up the QS World University Rankings

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A truly rounded university experience has been credited for the University of Nottingham consolidating its position among the top 100 universities in the world.According to the 2019 QS World University Rankings the University of Nottingham has climbed two places to be ranked 82nd in the world and is 15th out of just 76 UK universities included in the table.

Sky's the limit as €1m competition opens for inventive new sat nav ideas

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A €1m European competition to incubate new applications for satellite navigation is calling for entries from budding entrepreneurs across the UK.

Eye-tracking software makes insurance policies easier to understand

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Researchers at the University of Nottingham and insurance law firm Browne Jacobson LLP are using eye-tracking software to help insurers write policies that are much easier to read and understand.

Self-sustaining loop of chemical reactions could revolutionise drug production

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Experts from the University of Nottingham have created a self-sustaining circuit of reactions which is a greener and more efficient method of chemical production.In their paper Self-sustaining closed-loop multienzyme mediated conversion of amines into alcohols in continuous reactions, published in Nature Catalysis, Drs Francesca Paradisi and Martina Contente of the University of Nottingham produce chemicals more efficiently through a looped set of reactions using enzymes in flow.

Race is on to raise £1000 to help student-built electric car compete at Silverstone

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Young engineers at Nottingham need to crowd-fund £1,000 to help them design and build an innovative Formula-style race car for a major global student engineering motorsport competition.

UK beacon for community energy switched on by Lord Henley

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A ground-breaking community energy scheme, which enables residents to generate, store and use solar electricity, has been officially switched on in Nottingham.
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