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painkiller
2014-10-03 03:00:37

A major medical discovery by scientists at The University of Nottingham could lead to the development of an entirely new type of painkiller.

2014-05-12 17:04:02

The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Materials, could offer an easier way of detecting pathogenic bacteria outside of a clinical setting and could be particularly important for the developing world, where access to more sophisticated laboratory techniques is often limited.

Big Breakthrough In Stem Cell Manufacturing Technology
2014-04-01 13:07:09

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine.

Possible Link To Glaucoma In Newly Discovered Eye Layer
2014-02-17 12:48:20

A new layer in the human cornea — discovered by researchers at The University of Nottingham last year — plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, research has shown.

2013-12-12 11:11:17

A mechanism in the brain which controls tics in children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham.

2013-12-02 21:20:47

It’s historically known as ‘the king of diseases and the disease of kings’ and was long thought to be caused by an overindulgent lifestyle, but now scientists at The University of Nottingham have confirmed that ‘gout’ strongly runs in families.

Research Shows Where We Drive Affects How We Drive
2013-12-02 14:30:56

For the first time a team of experts have been looking at the cross-cultural effect on drivers' hazard perception and their research has shown that compared to British drivers, Malaysian motorists are less likely to identify situations as dangerous and also react to them later.

2013-11-04 15:24:01

A rudimentary form of life that is found in some of the harshest environments on earth is able to sidestep normal replication processes and reproduce by the back door.

Conservation Biologists Work Very Hard According To Study
2013-08-13 12:24:30

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.