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2009-09-15 10:57:54

A skeleton, found at one of the most important, but least understood, Roman sites in Britain is puzzling experts from The University of Nottingham. Dr Will Bowden from the Department of Archaeology, who is leading excavations at the buried town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk, said the burial was highly unusual: "This is an abnormal burial. The body, which is probably male, was placed in a shallow pit on its side, as opposed to being laid out properly. This is not the care...

2009-09-11 14:15:00

Have you ever noticed that people have thinner arms and legs as they get older? As we age it becomes harder to keep our muscles healthy. They get smaller, which decreases strength and increases the likelihood of falls and fractures. New research is showing how this happens "” and what to do about it. A team of Nottingham researchers has already shown that when older people eat, they cannot make muscle as fast as the young. Now they've found that the suppression of muscle breakdown,...

2009-09-10 12:38:22

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have a new weapon in their arsenal of tools to push back the boundaries of science, engineering, veterinary medicine and archaeology. From soils and sediments, to chunks of pavement, archaeological remains and chocolate bars...the Nanotom, the most advanced 3D X-ray micro Computed Tomography (CT) scanner in the world, will help scientists from a wide variety of departments across the University literally see through solids. The machine will make...

2009-08-20 12:55:00

Experts at The University of Nottingham and Loughborough University have produced research which proves that Premier League clubs who have long-term managers are more successful than those who change their managers on a frequent basis. The study, which uses data from the inception of the Premier League in 1992 until 2004, focuses on the short-term and long-term impact of manager change in the top flight of English football. The research has been produced alongside academics from the...

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2009-08-14 10:15:00

A severe crisis in the music industry is seriously depleting the UK's recording studio sector, according to new research from The University of Nottingham.Once synonymous with the creative talents of artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Oasis and Coldplay; the UK recording studio sector is today becoming better known for closures and redundancies.  A number of iconic London recording studios, including Olympic Studios, Townhouse Studios, Whitfield Street Studios (formerly Sony and,...

2009-08-07 10:38:06

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumors.A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumor Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumor Trust,  shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumors up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability. 450 children in...

2009-08-07 10:25:00

Can computers solve the logistical nightmare of planning English football fixtures?Professor Graham Kendall from the School of Computer Science at The University of Nottingham believes they can. He has devised a special software program for the Christmas and New Year fixtures which automatically takes into account detailed criteria laid down by the football authorities and reduces travel distances for clubs and fans.Graham Kendall, a professor in computer science, said: "The biggest...

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2009-08-05 09:40:00

A 1930s house built in 2008 is about to undergo the first of three energy efficiency upgrades which will ultimately convert an energy inefficient house into a zero carbon home designed to meet the Government's 2016 CO² targets for all new housing. The results of this research will be relevant to millions of householders across the UK.The University of Nottingham had to seek special planning permission to build the house to 1930s specification. Over the next two weeks it...

2009-07-24 08:21:36

A fully functioning micro-brewery is to be built at The University of Nottingham. The facility will enhance its world leading teaching and research in brewing science.  The £2 million state-of-the-art brewing research facility is being built and operated by SABMiller "” one of the world's largest brewing companies. It will be used to research new technologies for the brewing industry aimed at reducing the amount of energy required in the production process by optimizing the...

2009-07-23 11:01:48

Researchers at The University of Nottingham are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of osteoarthritis "” a condition which leads to pain, stiffness, swelling and disability.Up to six million people in the UK suffer from osteoarthritis in the knee.  Now 200 patients, over the age of 55, from GP practices across Nottingham are to take part in a study led by research physiotherapist Michelle Hall in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and...