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.
Keeping soft fruit 'fur-free' for longer
A new way of improving the shelf life of soft fruit like strawberries and raspberries is being pioneered by researchers at the University of Nottingham.Millions of tons of soft fruit go to waste each year through mold developing ...
Valentine's Day can be scientific, romantic
Who said there is no romance in science? Well there is, and it comes in many different chemical compounds!
Real pilots and 'virtual flyers' go head-to-head
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stunt pilots have raced against computer-generated opponents for the first time — in a contest that combines the real and the 'virtual' at 250 miles per hour.
Life, but not as we know it?
Researchers at The University of Nottingham have taken some important first steps to creating a synthetic copycat of a living cell, a leading science journal reports.
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.