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.
Genetic History of the 'Ship of the Desert' Revealed
A unique and pioneering study of the ancient and modern DNA of the 'ship of the desert' -- the single humped camel or dromedary -- has shed new light on how its use by human societies has shaped its genetic diversity.
Fungal Spores Could 'Hijack' Human Immune Cells to Spread Infection
Scientists have announced a major breakthrough in their understanding of how the fungus Aspergillus terreus - the cause of serious illness in humans - can move around the body, rather than remaining in the lungs as with similar fungal infections.
Patient Attitudes to Diabetic Foot Ulcers Have 'Significant Effect' on Survival
New research by health psychologists has shown that the beliefs and expectations of people with diabetic foot ulcers about their illness have a significant independent effect on their survival. The study was led by researchers at The University of Nottingham. It set out to expand on an area of previous research which, in some studies, linked depression to poorer clinical outcomes for diabetic ulcer patients.
Major Breakthrough in New MRI Scan Technology for Lung Disease
New scanning technology which will give a much clearer picture of lung disease has taken a major step forward thanks to scientists at The University of Nottingham.
Improving Modern Vaccines - Sugar Polymer Tails Wag the Protein Dog
Millions of people - particularly infants in underdeveloped countries -- suffer from the serious life threatening illnesses of meningitis, pneumonia and influenza. These are due to infection by microbes such as N. meninigitidis, S. pneumoniae and H. influenzae b.
Agricultural Fertilizer Could Pose Risk to Human Fertility, Sheep Study Finds
Eating meat from animals grazed on land treated with commonly-used agricultural fertilisers might have serious implications for pregnant women and the future reproductive health of their unborn children, according to a new study involving sheep.
Mirror Mirror: Snail Shells Offer Clue in Unravelling 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 body asymmetry in other animals including humans. Watch the video on the research at https://youtu.be/Mh8-QyJsDVo.
Watch Your Step - Forensics Close in on Footwear Analysis
First it was your fingerprint that gave the game away and then DNA analysis transformed forensic science. But 'watch your step' because an expert in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Nottingham has developed a new technique which could lead to a 'step change' in forensic footwear imaging.