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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 …

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

Put your own oxygen mask on first?

January is notoriously the toughest month for many people – the depths of winter with the sparkle of Christmas behind us, dark days still ahead and the warmth of summer feeling far from reach. But it’s also an excellent time to evaluate our own mental health and devise strategies for protecting our resilience for the …

Academics join former Minister to debate a threat bigger than cancer

University of Nottingham experts joined the economist behind a Government Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to spark debate on a crisis that kills 700,000 people a year. Lord Jim O’Neill, along with a panel of academic and industry experts, spoke to a packed audience at the Royal College of Physicians as part of the University’s …

The tougher the target, the greater the gain?

In the latest of our New Year, New You blog mini series, Dr Amanda Avery, an expert in diet and nutrition in the School of Biosciences discusses how setting your sights high can be more successful in achieving the healthy lifestyle of your dreams. Healthcare professionals often encourage us to set realistic targets when it comes …