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2010-10-21 14:50:20

Scientists at The University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute near Cambridge have pin-pointed the 72 molecular switches that control the three key stages in the life cycle of the malaria parasite and have discovered that over a third of these switches can be disrupted in some way. Their research which has been funded by Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council (MRC) is a significant breakthrough in the search for cheap and effective vaccines and drugs to stop the...

2010-09-07 16:13:48

Selfish bacterial cells that act in their own interests and do not cooperate with their infection-causing colleagues can actually reduce the severity of infection. The selfish behavior of these uncooperative bacteria could offer a new hope in the future fight against antibiotic resistant infections such as MRSA, according to a study carried out by researchers at The University of Nottingham. Bacteria work together by using a well-studied communication system called Quorum Sensing (QS). During...

2010-08-02 19:29:51

People suffering from diabetes-related foot ulcers show different rates of healing according to the way they cope and their psychological state of mind, according to new research by a health psychologist at The University of Nottingham. The large study published in the journal Diabetologia this month has shown that the way patients cope with the condition and their levels of depression, affect how the wound heals or worsens. The work by Professor Kavita Vedhara from the University's Institute...

2010-06-11 01:37:27

A University of Nottingham professor is to outline his vision for a UK powered completely by renewable energy by 2030 in an open lecture taking place later this month. Professor Seamus Garvey, of the University's Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, will speak on the potential of vast floating offshore "Ëœenergy farms' off the UK coastline, which could produce "Ëœgreen' electricity at a fraction of the cost of its nearest competitors....

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2010-06-01 08:53:58

The University of Nottingham spin-out company, Oncimmune Ltd, has developed a ground breaking blood test which will aid the detection of cancer as much as five years earlier than current testing methods such as mammography and CT scans. Physicians will know the result of their patient's test within one week of sending in a blood sample to Oncimmune. Oncimmune has developed a new technique which replicates the cancer proteins that trigger the body's response to the disease and robotic...

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2010-05-18 10:28:23

Researchers have identified an important cancer gene that could lead to more effective drugs being developed to fight pediatric high grade glioma, a disease which currently has a poor prognosis. The discovery, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, was one of a number of significant genetic differences found between the adult and youth form of the disease. Gliomas are the most common brain tumor in children. Clinicians and scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and The...

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2010-04-23 13:25:00

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered the gene that enables an extraordinary worm to regenerate its own body parts after amputation "” including a whole head and brain. Their research into the Planarian worm is another piece in the scientific jigsaw that could one day make the regeneration of old or damaged human organs and tissues a real possibility. The research led by Dr Aziz Aboobaker, a Research Councils UK Fellow in the School of Biology shows for the first...

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2010-04-16 06:40:00

Black holes are thought to reside at the center of almost every galaxy, with some growing to more than a billion times the mass of the Sun. Now a team of UK astronomers believe that these supermassive black holes are commonplace, release more than enough energy to strip their host galaxies apart and in the process shut down these galaxies' star formation for good. On Friday April 16th, team member Asa Bluck of the University of Nottingham, who led this research, will explain the dramatic...

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2010-04-15 14:05:00

The election campaign may be under way but new research from The University of Nottingham shows that the parties are in danger of immediately writing off at least four million young working class female voters. The lead author of the report: 'Lambrini Lady "” the forgotten political generation' "” is Professor Steven Fielding, Director of the University of Nottingham's Centre for British Politics. "It may sound like a clich©," says Professor Fielding, "but the fact is...

2010-04-15 13:02:50

Medication and behavioral interventions help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) better maintain attention and self control by normalizing activity in the same brain systems, according to researchers at The University of Nottingham. In a study, funded by the Wellcome Trust and published today in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers led by Chris Hollis, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in the School of Community Health Sciences, have shown that...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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