University of Nottingham

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 ...

Aug 13, 2013
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Why jumping genes don't send us into meltdown

A team of researchers, led by academics at The University of Nottingham, has explained why the so-called 'jumping genes' found in most living organisms don't ultimately kill off their hosts, putting an end ...

Jun 20, 2013
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Putting malaria on the SHELPH

Experts have disabled a unique member of the signalling proteins which are essential for the development of the malaria parasite. They have produced a mutant lacking the ancient bacterial Shewanella-like protein phosphatase ...

Feb 25, 2013
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Scientists help food firms fight Listeria

East Midlands food businesses that make, distribute and sell chilled, ready-to-eat products are to be given help and advice to help them keep their products safe from a dangerous food-poisoning bacteria.

Feb 06, 2013
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Valuing nature is not enough

Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of a new concept—ecosystem services—to describe the multitude of resources supplied to us ...

Jan 24, 2013
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