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Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September), a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and …

Stroke survivor creates lasting legacy

A stroke campaigner has launched a charitable foundation to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. The Ossie Newell Foundation will fund important research into stroke rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham. Ossie Newell MBE, a retired director of AMEC Plc, a large multi-national project management and construction services group, suffered a stroke in …

Walking the Robin Hood Way to help detect breast cancer early

As the University’s Life Cycle 6 team recovers from 170 miles in the saddle to warm up for the main event in August, Denise Kendrick, Professor of Primary Care Research in the School of Medicine, is about to put on her walking boots and gearing up for her own gruelling challenge to support the charitable …

Major milestone for metabolic disorder charity

A charity established by a University of Nottingham research secretary after her baby son was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disease has recently awarded its 500th grant to families in need. Bekki Burns’ baby son Campbell was nine weeks old when his doctors delivered the devastating news that he was suffering with the terminal condition …

On the buses with youngsters at Nottingham brain tumour centre

Rocky, the open top bus, took a break from touring the seaside to put in an appearance on campus recently to mark a new donation to an appeal to raise £1.8 million for a vital new piece of medical and research equipment. Children from the University’s Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre (CBTRC), their families and healthcare …

Three peaks, three wheels, three days…

On Friday July 4, wheelchair user Will Blanche will embark on an epic endeavour to complete a 3 Peaks Challenge on a custom built three wheel hand bike. He will be scaling the steep gradients of Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdonia in Wales and Skiddaw in the Lake District to raise money for the Jessica Hope …

UoN’s Michael Domokos gets on his bike for charity

Michael Domokos, Senior Project Manager for Corporate Systems at the University, is undertaking a charity challenge that would leave even the very fittest saddle-sore…  In July of this year, and two weeks ahead of the actual Tour de France, I will be cycling the mountain stages (18, 19 & 20) of the tour. I will cover …

30 hours in a kayak – the things Professor Kevin Shakesheff will do for charity

Professor Kevin Shakesheff is Head of the School of Pharmacy at The University of Nottingham – and highly respected within his field. What you might not know about the Professor is that he loves a challenge. From marathons to triathlons, he’s done it all, pushing his mind and body to the limit to raise money …