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Bumper crop of media coverage from top stories and COVID-19 expertise

The chances of switching on the TV or opening a newspaper and seeing a story featuring the University of Nottingham were massively increased this year. Academic expertise from the University has placed it at the forefront of news commentary around the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, leading to an unprecedented rise in media coverage. From …

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 …

Raising the curtain on Shakespeare’s box office bears…and other animals

‘Exit… pursued by a bear’ is probably the most famous stage direction of all time but how much do we know about those bears and other animals that were part of public entertainment in Shakespeare’s England? Not a huge amount, according to researchers at the Universities of Nottingham, Roehampton and Oxford, who plan to rectify …

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 …

Journey through the Malaysian rainforest with award-winning photojournalist

The social media accounts of MEME – Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants – have been taken over for the culmination of a special project which will take us on a fascinating journey through Malaysia’s rainforest. Ghaneshwaran Balachandran is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist who documents natural history, conservation and environmental subjects. His aim …

Viking treasure unearthed in Ukraine by Nottingham archaeologists

Second year PhD student William Pidzamecky from the university’s Centre for the Study of the Viking Age has good reason to be fascinated in his area of research. He’s a Canadian PhD student whose ancestors hail from Ukraine in Eastern Europe and he’s on a mission to explore the country’s largely unexplored Viking heritage. It’s …

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 …

Breath-taking image: Helen’s honour as NASA celebrates astronomy landmark

NASA is today celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. It also has special significance for University of Nottingham astronomer Dr Helen Russell – together with her collaborators, she captured this breath-taking image being shared around the world by NASA to illustrate a landmark in furthering our understanding of the cosmos. Dr Russell, …