Female drink-drivers are more likely to be older, better-educated and divorced, widowed or separated, research has shown. The study by academics at The University of Nottingham found that emotional factors and mental health problems were common triggers in alcohol-related offences committed by women.
China's Reform of R&D Budget Management Doesn't Go Far Enough
In almost 20 years, China's R&D expenditure as a percentage of its gross domestic product has more than tripled, reaching 1.98 per cent in 2012. This figure surpasses the 28 member states of the EU, which collectively managed 1.96 per cent.
The 'Yin And Yang' of Malaria Parasite Development
Scientists searching for new drug and vaccine targets to stop transmission of one of the world's deadliest diseases believe they are closer than ever to disrupting the life-cycle of this highly efficient parasite.
Weighing Up the Secrets of African Elephant Body Fat
A research team from The University of Nottingham has carried out the first molecular characterisation of the African elephant's adipose tissue — body fat. This new information will form the basis of future studies aimed at securing the health and future survival of captive elephants.
First Year Student Publishes Monsoon Study
A first year Environmental Science student at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has had a literature review of the Southeast Asian monsoon published in the academic journal Geoscience Frontiers. Her research concluded that future climate warming could lead to a 15 day delay in the monsoon onset in Southeast Asia by the start of the next century.
Hijacking Bacteria's Natural Defences to Trap And Reveal Pathogens
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.