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Emma Rayner

Media Relations Manager p/t, University of Nottingham

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Equine vet champion wins major RCVS award

A leading UK expert in equine surgery who has led an evidence-based campaign on decision-making in colic in horses has won a prestigious award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Professor Sarah Freeman, from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, is being given an Impact Award from the RCVS which …

Dr Laura Dean solves mystery of a fishy ‘virgin’ birth

In this blog, Dr Laura Dean from the School of Life Sciences, tells the story of her discovery of a fish called Mary who left her and her colleagues flabbergasted when they found live embryos that had been fertilised inside her – a pregnancy that’s not meant to happen in the species. ‘Every spring as …

A royal date for Helen Laverty MBE

On Thursday 31st January 2019, Helen Laverty, Professional Lead for Learning Disability Nursing in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, was at Buckingham Palace to receive her MBE from the Duke of Cambridge, after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Helen is a passionate advocate and supporter for those living with a learning …

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Snowmen and Rubber Ducks: Why does humanity keep encountering amusingly bizarre objects in our Solar System?

By Ian Sheard, BSc (Hons), Physics – University of Nottingham 2014-2018. Media/Admin Assistant in the UoN Press Office. Frosty the Snowman may well have been cold but he was nowhere near as frigid as Ultima Thule, the trans-Neptunian object (TNO) formally known by the less enticing moniker of 2014 MU69, which was visited by NASA’s …

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First degree apprentices learn ‘on the job’ at University of Nottingham

The first ever intake of degree apprentices to study at the University of Nottingham alongside their day jobs in the National Health Service have started their studies. The University has partnered with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the 30-month programme. Eight registered health professionals are working …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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