The University of Nottingham first opened it doors as a civic college in 1881. It then went on to acquire a Royal Charter and confers degrees in medicine, nursing, and other undergraduate and graduate degrees. In 1999, the University of Nottingham launched a campus in China. The University of Nottingham has well over 33,000 students. Noteworthy is its pioneering work on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, that resulted in Sir Peter Mansfield being awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology and the work on transgenic tomatoes by Professor Grierson. The University of Nottingham utilizes a powerful supercomputer on its campus Research information and newsworthy information is available on-line.
Do conservation scientists work too hard?
An international study of the work habits of conservation biologists suggests that they do work very hard—producing a substantial amount of work late at night and over weekends. The results have been published in an editorial ...
'Junk DNA' could spotlight breast and bowel cancer
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have found that a group of genetic rogue elements, produced by DNA sequences commonly known as 'junk DNA', could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer. Their research, funded by ...
Scientists to go where no chemists has gone before
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have overcome one of the significant research challenges facing electrochemists. For the first time they have found a way of probing right into the heart of an electrochemical reaction.
Reducing salt in crisps without affecting the taste
Food scientists have found a way of measuring how we register the saltiness of crisps which could lead to new ways of producing healthier crisps without losing any of the taste. The research by scientists at The University ...
The UK's 'taste dialects' defined for the first time
(PhysOrg.com) -- Where we are born not only determines how we speak but also how we taste our food and drink.
Diamond image for the Diamond Jubilee
Its Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIs Diamond Jubilee this year, but after 60 years on the throne, what special gift do you give the monarch to mark this special event?
Using math to feed the world
In the race to breed better crops to feed the increasing world population, scientists at The University of Nottingham are using maths to find out how a vital plant hormone affects growth.
'Sixty Symbols' -- unravelling the secret language of science
(PhysOrg.com) -- It is the most famous scientific equation in history, framed by Einstein more than a century ago. But what does e=mc² actually stand for? And how does it explain the relationship between energy, mass and ...
Areas of high unemployment bear the brunt of bank closures
A new report finds that there was a net loss of nearly 7,500 bank and building society branches in the period 1989 to 2012 or more than 40% of all branches.
Numerically-challenged consumers hit in the pocket by loans
(PhysOrg.com) -- Consumers with poor financial skills pay over the odds for loans and are eight times more likely to use highly expensive credit such as payday loans and home credit, new research has revealed.