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Wanted! Nature lovers to join the hunt for the killer flatworm

Community scientists at the University of Nottingham are calling for people all over the Midlands to help them hunt for an alien invader which is preying on the UK’s native population of…

From  Emma Rayner on May 8th, 2017 0 likes 45 plays 0  

Snail shells offer clue in common origins of body asymmetry

An international team of researchers has discovered a gene in snails that determines whether their shells twist clockwise or anti-clockwise – and could offer clues to how the same gene affects…

From  Emma Rayner on February 18th, 2016 0 likes 387 plays 0  

Professor Jonathan Ball talks about being a British Science Association Media Fellow

Jonathan Ball is a Professor of Molecular Virology in the School of Life Sciences at The University of Nottingham. As a BSA Media Fellow he has become a science communicator convert. He has been…

From  Lindsay Brooke on March 18th, 2015 0 likes 395 plays 0  

Sailing spiders

In The University of Nottingham's Spider Lab Dr Sara Goodacre and Dr Morito Hayashi discuss the spider's ability to 'sail'.

From  Lindsay Brooke on February 3rd, 2015 0 likes 552 plays 0  

Bacteria resistant materials – £2m to get the ‘inside’ story

Scientists who discovered a group of new materials capable of repelling bacteria have each won a prestigious research award worth a combined £2m to find out why. Their bacteria resistant…

From  Lindsay Brooke on July 29th, 2014 0 likes 626 plays 0  

Outsmarting the malaria parasite

In the malaria research labs at The University of Nottingham Dr Rita Tewari and her team are trying to identify the best drug and vaccine targets for malaria. Here she explains how.

From  Lindsay Brooke on June 12th, 2014 0 likes 224 plays 0  

Want to know what it's like to have malaria?

Dr Rita Tewari heads up the malaria research labs at The University of Nottingham. She knows all to well what it's like to have the disease. She's had it seven times.

From  Lindsay Brooke on June 12th, 2014 0 likes 40 plays 0  

Can we ever mend a broken heart?

Playing cupid - stem cell biologists at The University of Nottingham are looking at ways to mend our broken hearts.

From  Lindsay Brooke on February 13th, 2014 0 likes 626 plays 0  

Re-writing the research on the treatment of infection

A major breakthrough in the search for alternatives to antibiotics and the treatment of infection could provide microbiologists with a whole new insight into the way germs co-exist with or attack…

From  Lindsay Brooke on October 9th, 2013 0 likes 225 plays 0