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What happens when you get stressed?

On Thursday 17 August thousands of A-level students are set to receive their results. Just when you thought the exam period was the most stressful thing you’d had to do now it can be an agonising wait to find out if you’re going to the University you set your heart on. As part of our …

University pays tribute to Queen’s Medical Centre on its 40th birthday

Medical educators and researchers at the University of Nottingham are helping to celebrate 40 years of improving healthcare and medical training, on the anniversary of the opening of the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. In July 1964, a shortage of doctors in the UK prompted a significant announcement by Minister of Health, Anthony Barber. With …

Leading skin expert wins prestigious healthcare medal

An internationally pre-eminent dermatologist who co-directs the Centre for Evidence-Based Dermatology at the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious medal from the British Association of Dermatology. Professor Hywel Williams has been awarded the Sir Archibald Gray Medal for his extensive contributions to evidence-based research in the field. The Medal is the highest accolade for …

The Tragical Ballad of Jeremy the Left Twisting Snail

It’s a sad tale of loneliness, unrequited love and genetic rarity – and now the bitter sweet story of Jeremy the lefty snail has inspired one talented YouTuber to write a ballad dedicated to the sinistral gastropod who looks destined to always be unlucky in love. Lydia Hillier said she was moved to pen The …

Remembering Sally

She was loved by many as Nottingham’s Maid Marian, but in her ‘day job’ Sally Pollard was a talented researcher in human genetics and dedicated teacher at the University of Nottingham. Her death at the age of 39 from cancer is a great loss for her friends, family and colleagues. Dr Paddy Tighe, Associate Professor …

Don’t let the heat cramp your running style

The heat is on! It may great for topping up your summer tan but does it mean you need to slow down when it comes to your normal running routine? Dr Roger Kerry, Associate Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy, offers some advice on how to deal with soaring temperatures and make the heat wave work …

New era of life-changing research and innovation for patients begins in Nottingham

A new era of medical research that could have an impact on the health of millions of people dawned in Nottingham on Thursday 1 June with the official launch of the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. The new Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) is a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS …

Cancer scientist features in SKY documentary on Freemasonry

When he is not carrying out pioneering work in the University’s breast cancer research laboratory, Assistant Professor Andy Green is helping to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the world’s largest fraternal organisation, the Freemasons. He’s on a mission to help boost recruitment to this ancient and traditionally mysterious charitable men’s club on the University …

Tinnitus: past, present and future

In this blog, Professor David Baguley shares his thoughts as he prepares to give his inaugural lecture as the new  Hearing Research Lead at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. The lecture is open to the public and takes place at 6pm on 16 May at Lecture Theatre A30, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University Park. ‘I have …

Remembering Sir Peter Mansfield’s generosity

Today (1 March) marks the funeral of Sir Peter Mansfield FRS, a pioneer in the creation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). In this special blog David Walker, Professor of Paediatric Oncology at The University of Nottingham and Co-Director of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC) recalls the time Sir Peter made a donation for the …