Good pre-school and home-learning boosts academic development
Attending a high quality pre-school followed by an academically effective primary school gives a significant boost to children's development. These are the findings of a new study which shows that a stimulating early years ...
Crossing scientific boundaries to understand the rejection of drugs
Lab test for allergy scoops national award
Scientists who have developed a new technique that can test for up to 5,000 different allergens from just one drop of blood have scooped a prestigious national award which encourages innovation in healthcare technologies.
'Missing link' galaxies discovered
Astronomers at The University of Nottingham have identified a type of galaxy that could be the missing link in our understanding of galaxy evolution.
Sex and the pond snail
Miniaturizing memory: Taking data storage to the molecular level
Computers are getting smaller and smaller. And as hand-held devices — from mobile phones and cameras to music players and laptops — get more powerful, the race is on to develop memory formats that can satisfy the ever-growing ...
New technique to study the genetics of breast cancer
A new technique to study genetic changes that can lead to breast cancer could be one step closer.
Tackling the big questions -- approaching a revolution in our understanding of gravity
(PhysOrg.com) -- The way galaxies move through the cosmos has recently begun to baffle scientists. Even when the gravitational theories of Newton and Einstein are taken into account, the universe is expanding and galaxies ...
Nottingham technology gives Bond the edge
(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology developed at The University of Nottingham will be giving James Bond the edge over his enemies when the latest high octane 007 adventure hits cinema screens later this week.
Thoroughly moderate America
(PhysOrg.com) -- The global credit crunch and Barack Obama's neutralisation of the 'religious right' in America are likely to sweep him to an historic victory in the US elections, according to an expert at The University ...
They are rich who have true friends - mates are key to happiness, new research shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- When friends meet, hearts warm, according to the old proverb — and new research from The University of Nottingham backs this up.
Could brain abnormality predict drug addiction?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at The University of Nottingham are to use MRI technology to discover whether abnormalities in the decision-making part of the brain could make some people more likely to become addicted to drugs.
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.
Being altruistic may make you attractive
(PhysOrg.com) -- Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate. This is one of the findings of a study carried out by biologists and a psychologist at The University of Nottingham.