University of Nottingham

  • The universe is believed to be expanding at an accelerating rate, thanks to a mysterious force dubbed dark energy. But how exactly does this force work?
  • ​Although coffee consumption does potentially pose some health risks, studies have also suggested that it may lower incidences of maladies such as prostate cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and heart disease. Now, scientists believe that it could also help fight obesity.
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    ​Some seafood aficionados swear that you just HAVE to try pufferfish sushi – unfortunately, though, if it isn't prepared correctly, it'll kill you. Scientists from China and the UK have developed a safer alternative, by replicating the flavor of the fish without any of the poison.
  • A Stanford team has developed a “brain stethoscope” that translates brain waves into sound, allowing medical professionals to spot silent seizures. Another team has developed a wearable MEG helmet that means patients no longer need to lie down perfectly still inside a huge machine.
  • Ten men at the University of Nottingham are lying down for science by taking to their beds for three days. The "pillownauts" will provide medical data that could one day help astronauts avoid the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes due to a lack of gravity.
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    ​​According to the University of Nottingham, over 90 percent of sheep farmers in the UK report lameness in their flocks – and the sooner it's treated, the better. That's why the university has developed a sensor that detects lameness before it's visually obvious.​
  • Plant roots are industrious, often burrowing in search of water even if it means dislodging things like pavement and sewer lines. But how is it exactly that they sense a source of water and nutrients and alter their path to find it?
  • ​A team of bioengineers from the University of Nottingham and Nile University in Egypt are developing a new substitute for conventional plastic carry bags using a material made out of shrimp shells that is not only greener, but can also extend the shelf life of foodstuffs.
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    ​Researchers have developed a groundbreaking technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells. The new technique provides insight into the structure and behavior of cells that could rival the optical super-resolution techniques that won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
  • ​One of the more likely doomsday scenarios may be a future where our antibiotics become useless against a rising tide of “superbugs.” According to new research, predatory bacteria could be injected into the body to work with the immune system in hunting down harmful, antibiotic-resistant bugs.
  • Scientists have uncovered an alarming decline in the male dog fertility in a study that suggests sperm quality may have been impacted by contaminants in dog food. The scientists say the findings could possibly have some parallels with human fertility, as well.
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    Twenty years ago, the famous Dolly the sheep, the first large mammal successfully cloned from an adult cell, was born. Now four of her cloned​ offspring (twin sisters?) are providing science with a better understanding of the cloning process and showing that clones can live to a healthy old age.