April 19, 2012, by Fraser

5-18 April: The big stories

In a bumper news round up, there’s a report of British Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus alongside Malaysian PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. And with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee fast approaching, chemists from the University decided to etch the Queen’s portrait onto a diamond in celebration as part of Brady Haran’s Table of Periodic Videos. Read on for more


David Cameron visits Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus
The Prime Ministers of Britain and Malaysia, David Cameron and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, reinforce higher education links at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus.
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Diamond image for the Diamond Jubilee
Chemists etch image of the Queen on a diamond to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
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Antibiotics an alternative for some appendicitis surgery
Giving antibiotics to patients with acute uncomplicated appendicitis is a safe and viable alternative to surgery, say experts in a study published on bmj.com.
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Using maths to feed the world
Scientists use applied mathematics to model how a hormone affects plant growth – helping crop breeders feed the world’s increasing population.
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Other news from the University:

Student film to bring Olympics to life
New Africa office to extend the University’s global reach
Nottingham a key partner in UK’s new £13m carbon capture centre
Controlling the cut – a self-learning water jet milling system
Study raises questions over entrepreneurship policies
Raising the pulse to beat teenage blues
Research grant for scientist’s international collaboration
Green fingered entrepreneur gets big company backing

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