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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 …

The new year’s resolution fitness drive: a road to nowhere?

It’s January, when thoughts turn to the year ahead and the inevitable resolutions. In our New Year, New You blog series, guest bloggers from around the university will offer advice on what we should – and shouldn’t – do to be successful in our quest to a happier and healthier 2017 and beyond. In the first …

Nottingham rehabilitation expert assists development of new guidance on treating stroke

A University of Nottingham academic has helped to shape new guidelines on the treatment of stroke, which place a greater emphasis on the role of early rehabilitation in the recovery of patients. Professor Avril Drummond, Director of Research and Professor of Healthcare Research in the School of Health Sciences, was a member of the group …

Funding boost for Nottingham dementia scientists

Dementia researchers based at The University of Nottingham have been awarded £13,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK for state-of-the-art equipment that will help scientists reveal more about the genetics of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day (Wednesday 21 September), a global initiative to highlight the impact of Alzheimer’s and …

Stroke survivor creates lasting legacy

A stroke campaigner has launched a charitable foundation to help improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. The Ossie Newell Foundation will fund important research into stroke rehabilitation at The University of Nottingham. Ossie Newell MBE, a retired director of AMEC Plc, a large multi-national project management and construction services group, suffered a stroke in …

Going the distance

Marathon season has begun and this weekend it’s the iconic London Marathon. Well done to everyone who is competing on getting this far, and the very best of luck – particularly if you’re planning to attempt it dressed in a hot, heavy and generally unsuitable fancy dress costume! Leading expert Roger Kerry, of the Division of Physiotherapy …

Funding for gel that mimics human breast tissue

The University has been awarded grant funding of more than £400,000 to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue. The development, being led by new Nottingham academic Dr Cathy Merry in the School of Medicine, aims to advance cancer research while reducing the need for animal testing. …

Best of the blogs 17-23 March

Ukraine’s future depends on a delicate power game in the East Adam Swain, Associate Professor of Economic Geography, continues to offer further insight on the developments in Ukraine on our Press Office blog. Dr Swain has been out in the country over the past week, sharing pictures and expert commentary on the events unfolding there. You …

“Bugger off and find a cure!”

He’s renowned for his individual sense of style and is never one to pull his punches. So when novelist Sir Terry Pratchett  bestowed a fellowship in his own name on University of Nottingham scientist Dr Chris Medway for his research into the neurodegenerative condition dementia it was a fair bet that his words of encouragement …