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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 …

Tinnitus research pioneer wins prestigious prize

Professor in Hearing Sciences, David Baguley, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology Norman Gamble Prize. In this blog, David explains why he felt driven to specialise in tinnitus and offers his thoughts on why this hearing problem deserves increased recognition in the future. “When I started working in Audiology, …

‘Runner’s high’ theory tested for BBC One documentary

Our super-busy but media-friendly researchers over at the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Medicine in Derby have been making television again with TV doctor Michael Mosley and his BBC crew. The BBC team has returned to our Medical School site at Derby to make part of a new programme called ‘The Truth About Getting …

SpiderLab is crowdfunding to open ‘Ye Olde Arachnarium’

The University of Nottingham’s spider research group, SpiderLab, has launched a crowdfunder to turn an old aquarium on campus into an ‘arachnarium’ where its expanding collection of spiders can be housed for research and public outreach. Ye Olde Arachnarium will be an important new facility to help the SpiderLab scientists spin spider science into schools, …

International award for educational technology project

A University of Nottingham project which has developed digital learning tools to help educate healthcare students, professionals and the public has picked up an international award in the ‘Oscars’ of the educational technology world. The Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team is based in the School of Health Sciences and aims to provide expertise and …

Prestigious prize for leading UK nutrition scientist

A leading expert in nutrition and metabolic physiology at the University of Nottingham, Professor Ian Macdonald, has won the prestigious British Nutrition Foundation Prize for 2017. The annual BNF Prize is awarded to an individual scientist or group for outstanding achievement in this important field of public health. The accolade includes the opportunity to present …

Nottingham academic among most influential HE social media stars

University of Nottingham physiotherapy expert Dr Roger Kerry has been named as one of the most social media-savvy academics in the UK. Dr Kerry, of the School of Health Sciences, who regularly highlights the successes of students and colleagues and actively leads debate around physiotherapy and philosophy via his Twitter account, appears among the top …