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.
The emerging story of plant roots
An international group of European and US scientists led by the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at The University of Nottingham have uncovered a fascinating new insight into the unseen side of plant biology — the root.
Bus, tram passengers warned to keep germs to themselves
You are six times more likely to end up at the doctors with an acute respiratory infection (ARI) if you have recently used a bus or tram but those who use buses or trams daily might well be somewhat protected compared ...
New font allows you to 'write your name in the stars'
(Phys.org)—You can now literally—yes, literally—write your name in the stars, thanks to a University of Nottingham academic.
Thermostatic mixer valves could significantly reduce the risk of scalding in children, study finds
Using a thermostatic mixer valve to control the maximum temperature of children's bath water can significantly reduce the temperature of hot bath water and should reduce the risk of scalding, according to researchers at The ...
Morning after pill linked to increase in STIs, study shows
Offering the morning after pill free over the counter has not reduced the number of teenage pregnancies and may be associated with a rise in sexually-transmitted diseases (STIs), according to a report by experts at The University ...
Obesity in horses could be as high as in humans
At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. Its a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome.
Improving understanding of cell behavior in breast cancer
The invasion and spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body, known as metastasis, is a principal cause of death in patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Although patients with early stage, small, breast tumours have ...
Breaking down mental health barriers in children
Parents face many barriers in seeking help for their childs mental health problems, according to new research led by experts in psychiatry at The University of Nottingham.
An energy conscious workforce: New research looks at how to encourage staff to go green
As homeowners we are becoming cannier about turning down the thermostat to save our pennies and the planet but are we as energy conscious when we get to work?
Scientists bring cancer cells back under control
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have brought cancer cells back under normal control by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes. The discovery could form a powerful new technology platform for the treatment ...