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Researchers help BBC Trust Me test the natural high from ‘feel good’ activities

Can activities like singing, dancing and cycling in a group give us the same natural high that some people feel after a good long run? That’s the question our researchers at the University’s Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine over at the Royal Derby Hospital have been tackling with TV doctor Michael Mosley …

International aid can work both ways 

Children in the UK are benefitting from a Maths app learning tool thanks to an International Aid project that started in Africa. The specially designed app allows children to work through engaging exercises at their own pace, in their own language. An in-app teacher guides children through the content being taught. Childrens’ knowledge is assessed through a quiz at the end of each …

World Mosquito Day 2018 – why malaria continues to bite

On World Mosquito Day, Edward Rea, a research fellow working on malaria parasite cell biology and development with Professor Rita Tewari in the School of Life Sciences, discusses why the fight against this mosquito-borne disease is far from over. Are you itching for a holiday? Got the travel bug? Just hope that itch isn’t a …

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 …