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University of Nottingham researchers working to eliminate viral hepatitis

In this blog, Dr Alex Tarr from the School of Life Sciences, explains why this year’s World Hepatitis Day (Saturday July 28 2018) is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the global health and social burden of viral hepatitis. More than 300 million people worldwide are infected with viruses that result in liver damage, …

Young stroke survivor returns to University to finish degree

This Wednesday 25th July stroke survivors from across the region will be sharing their stories and finding out about the latest stroke research in a special workshop organised by the University’s Stroke Research Partnership Group. The event is a unique opportunity for survivors and their carers to meet medical researchers and help shape the direction …

From Hawaiian snail trail to Broadcasting House

When the plight of Jeremy the lonely ‘lefty’ snail made international headlines for the first time in October, it was up to his scientist Dr Angus Davison, an evolutionary geneticist in the University’s School of Life Sciences, to use the media to explain why the plight of this one-in-a-million gastropod could help us to understand …

No monsters, but wonders

“Here at the edge of the map there are treasures to be found, a different type of gold and silver. Here there be no monsters, but wonders.”  A breathtaking film about the natural coastal waters around Scotland’s Hebridean islands, shot by a Nottingham alumnus, has left both presenters and viewers of BBC’s Springwatch captivated and enthralled.  In the five-minute …

Major international award for Health Psychology alumna

As a mother-of-two and with a full-time job, Anitha Menon was not convinced that a PhD from an internationally-recognized institution was a dream she could achieve. However, the flexibility of the UK education system allowed her the chance to work at her own pace, with constant academic support and to successfully complete her doctoral degree …

Living in the Tropics – Coping with Dengue

In this blog, Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Professor Graham Kendall, tells his personal story of how suspected man-flu turned out to be something far more serious.  In July 2014, I attended a conference in Beijing. It was after the second day that I began to feel flu-like symptoms and I …

Famous faces and gruesome body parts star in annual ‘Cake Off’ competition

A University Cake Off competition that went viral last year with the ‘world’s grossest cake’ has raised the bar this year with a selection of winning entries that would challenge the best TV Bake Off Showstoppers. Veterinary and Biosciences students at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus staged their annual Cake Off yesterday and …

New award for research into how arts and humanities can improve health and wellbeing

One of the newest fields of research in the world is to get its own national award thanks to the AHRC, Wellcome and the Nottingham professor who pioneered the subject. Professor Paul Crawford is the first Professor of Health Humanities in the world. His field is defined as the application of the arts and humanities …

New Medical School collaboration with China’s first state-run Medical College

A new partnership for scientific research and medical education has been established between the University of Nottingham’s School of Medicine and the first state-run medical school in China – Shanghai Medical College at Fudan University. The partnership was launched recently at the 1st Fudan-Nottingham International Medical Education Symposium at Fudan University where a Memorandum of …

Cancer vaccine pioneers shortlisted for CRUK’s Grand Challenge award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Nottingham cancer vaccine pioneer Professor Lindy Durrant, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research. The ‘Blueprint’ project aims to eradicate established tumours …