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Millions of children are being exposed to alcoholic imagery during televised sporting events, study finds

Young people in the UK are being exposed to excessive alcohol advertisements during televised sporting events, which could lead to increased alcohol consumption in under 16s, according to new research from the University of Nottingham. The results of the study, published today in the BMJ Open, showed that during all 21 races in the 2018 …

Study reveals how people with hearing loss are affected by Covid-19 lockdown

A new report into how people with hearing loss have been experiencing the Covid-19 lockdown has found there have been many negative effects on them, but also a few unexpected positive ones. The study was carried out in a rapid turnaround by experts in hearing disability at the University of Nottingham’s Hearing Sciences Scottish Section …

Nottingham and Canadian researchers lead new vaping study for teenagers, by teenagers

Researchers from Western University, Canada and the University of Nottingham, UK, are leading a new $100,000 study into teenage vaping in Canada, where high schoolers will be appointed as co-researchers to the project. The study will take a revolutionary ‘by-youth-for-youth’ approach to understanding teenagers’ motivations for, and experiences with vaping, by involving teens in the …

Nottingham researchers support Indonesian government to ramp-up COVID-19 testing and research

Researchers from the University of Nottingham have been working closely with Indonesia authorities to support the management of COVID-19 in the country. Members of the Nottingham-Indonesia Collaboration for Clinical Research and Training (NICCRAT) consortium, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, are advising government on areas such as COVID testing and research. The …

Fighting the war? Remembering twentieth century conflicts and responding to Covid-19

In the run up to VE Day @75 on Friday 8th May 2020, Dr Ross Wilson shares his thoughts on the references to war in contemporary reporting of the Covid-19 pandemic and how wartime experience could guide, inform and warn us. His free online talk about the trenches of WW1 takes place live at 5pm on …

Cholera Antibiotic Resistance in Bangladesh (CARE): big data mining and machine learning to improve diagnostics and treatment selection

A new research project will address the need for rapid diagnosis of cholera by developing tools to help early detection, and provide real-time intervention in outbreaks of this deadly disease. The project will make use of portable, real-time DNA sequencing (using the Oxford Nanopore MinION), together with cloud-based solutions for large data storage and remote …

Nottingham academic wins the Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Dr Alison Gray, from the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVMS) at the University of Nottingham has won a prestigious international award, recognising her commitment to replacing animal use in antibody production. Dr Gray, who also founded the non-profit organization AFABILITY, has been awarded the Nordic Prize for Alternatives to Animal Experiments, which is given to a …

I got interviewed by Kate Humble and now my kids think I’m a superstar!

In this blog, Dr Rachael Tarlinton from the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science tells how her five minutes of fame on BBC Animal Park today, Thursday 22nd August 2019, has won her new respect from her harshest critics… her kids! My own miniature wildlife fanatics (aged 9 and 5) have of course …

Director General of the WHO visits the University of Nottingham

The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) came back to his student roots last week when he visited the University to learn about its world-leading research and to meet nursing staff on the front-line of patient care at the Queen’s Medical Centre. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a University Alumnus, also received an Honorary …

Degree apprenticeship programme showcased by Health Education England

The University’s Advanced Clinical Practice degree apprenticeship has been showcased in a new video from Health Education England.  The video, filmed at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, examines how employers have worked in partnership with the University to develop a curriculum alongside students, service users and carers.   Degree apprenticeships enable levy-paying organisations to spend their apprenticeship levy and …