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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 22.01.2013
How do smallholder farmers fit into the big picture of world food production?
How do smallholder farmers fit into the big picture of world food production?
Small-scale sustainable agriculture may offer a better route out of poverty as well as a path to food sufficiency.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.01.2013
Innovations in soil science will grow the solutions to global food security
Soil science will be fundamental in overcoming the growing threat of global food and fuel crop shortages as the world's population continues to rise, according to innovative research by a University of Sheffield expert.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.12.2012
Economic growth will not feed the hungry, say researchers
04 Dec 2012 The team from the Universities of Manchester, Delhi, Cape Coast and Arkansas say the large sector of the economy relying on low wages and physically demanding work hinders improvement in nutrition across rural areas.

Agronomy / Food Science - 20.11.2012
Heston says yes, biscuits taste better when they are dunked
Food experts at The University of Nottingham have helped Heston Blumenthal scientifically answer a question that has bothered him since childhood — yes, chocolate biscuits do taste better after they've been dunked in tea.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.11.2012
1.1 million boost for synthetic biology research in Bristol
1.1 million boost for synthetic biology research in Bristol
Scientists from the University of Bristol have been awarded a 1.1 million share of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)'s strategic Longer and Larger Awards in Synthetic Biology, announced today.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 07.11.2012
Touch-screen technology to address malnutrition in older people
Touch-screen technology to address malnutrition in older people
A touch-screen computer to help detect illness from malnutrition in older adults has been created by researchers from the University of Sheffield.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.10.2012
Feeding the world: experts gather to explore challenges of global food security
Experts from around the globe are to gather in Shanghai, China, to discuss the challenges and solutions to the biggest question facing the world - how do we achieve global food security?

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.10.2012
Anglo-US public health research partnership forged
The University of Cambridge and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health will pioneer collaborative research in dementia, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, as well as disease progression and treatment.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.10.2012
Obesity and under-nutrition prevalent in long-term refugees
Obesity and under-nutrition prevalent in long-term refugees
A quarter of households in refugee camps in Algeria are currently suffering from the double burden of excess weight and under-nutrition.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.10.2012
Unlocking the agricultural economics of the 19th century
Unlocking the agricultural economics of the 19th century
The Corn Returns - market data from the 19th century and beyond - represent a valuable resource for economic historians looking at the emergence of modern agricultural markets.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 02.10.2012
Today’s special: How to eat a balanced diet over a week
Nutritionists at the University of Glasgow have served up a menu showing what a balanced diet over a week looks like.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 19.09.2012
Katherine's busy summer for bee research
Katherine’s busy summer for bee research
Katherine's busy summer for bee research Biology undergraduate Katherine Fensome spent the best days of summer sitting on the grassy slopes of the beautiful Sussex Downs - but it was all in the cause of science. Katherine's JRA placement was with the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Sussex.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 31.08.2012
Glass shape influences how quickly we drink alcohol
Glass shape influences how quickly we drink alcohol
The speed at which we drink alcohol may be influenced by the shape of the glass we drink from, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published in PLoS ONE. This could be a target to help control the problematic levels of drunkenness that are becoming increasingly common in our society.

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.08.2012
Farming loved but misunderstood, survey shows
Farming loved but misunderstood, survey shows
A YouGov Cambridge poll has revealed widespread affection for agriculture, even though there is a surprising level of ignorance about the sector and its contribution to the economy.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2012
Fighting obesity with thermal imaging
Scientists at The University of Nottingham believe they've found a way of fighting obesity — with a pioneering technique which uses thermal imaging. This heat-seeking technology is being used to trace our reserves of brown fat — the body's 'good fat' — which plays a key role in how quickly our body can burn calories as energy.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 10.07.2012
Ready-meals are ’nutritionally chaotic’ study finds
Supermarket ready-meals are 'nutritionally chaotic', according to a study by scientists at the University of Glasgow which calls for improvements to be made. Researchers led by Professor Mike Lean, Chair of Nutrition in the School of Medicine, looked at four different ready-meals across four different ranges at the five major UK supermarket chains of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons and the Co-op.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.07.2012
Introducing the world’s first nutritionally-balanced pizza
A University of Glasgow scientist and an entrepreneur have teamed up to create what they claim is the world's first nutritionally-balanced pizza.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.07.2012
Developing world has less than 5% chance of meeting UN child hunger target, study estimates
Insufficient progress has been made in most developing countries to meet the United Nations' target of halving the proportion of children who suffer from hunger by 2015 compared with 1990 levels, acc

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.07.2012
What's Cooking – the UK's potential food crisis
What’s Cooking – the UK’s potential food crisis
UK consumers could face dramatically reduced food choices in the future unless much more is done to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a hard-hitting University of Manchester report warns.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.06.2012
Poorest countries may adapt better to climate change
The poorest societies may be more able to adapt to the threat that climate change poses to food supplies than their slightly richer peers. A new study involving experts in the School of Geography at The University of Nottingham found that the very poor and the relatively wealthy countries are less vulnerable — it was the group in the middle that was most at risk.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.05.2012
Oxford experts call for sugary drinks tax in the UK
Experts at Oxford University are calling for the introduction of taxes on sugary drinks as one measure that would encourage healthier diets and help tackle the obesity crisis in the UK.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.05.2012
Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity: understanding these silent killers
Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity: understanding these silent killers
Population-based interventions for tackling unhealthy diet and physical inactivity could save millions of lives. An ambitious research programme is providing evidence for how best to deliver the goal. It might be that the biggest influences on the population's diet and activity won't just come from simply urging people to change.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.04.2012
Top economist receives major global prize
Top economist receives major global prize

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 28.03.2012
University leads 6 million EU project to tackle obesity
University leads 6 million EU project to tackle obesity
The University is leading a 6milllion European project to develop and test new food products with satiating qualities to help control appetite, manage weight and combat obesity.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.03.2012
Come over to the dark side! Learn about the grim history of food

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 08.03.2012
New index to empower women and fight hunger
New index to empower women and fight hunger
Oxford University researchers have helped create a new index designed to help empower women working in agriculture in developing countries. The 'Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index' (WEAI) is the first measure to directly capture women's empowerment and inclusion in the agricultural sector.

Event - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.02.2012
Nottingham academics receive Queen’s Award at Buckingham Palace

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.02.2012
Which type of obesity surgery is best?
Which type of obesity surgery is best?
There are two very commonly performed operations to treat morbid obesity in the UK but it is unclear which is the most effective and provides the greatest benefit for patients and the NHS.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.02.2012
Exciting times for Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease
More than 100 scientists attended the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease's (IACD) Annual Away Day, reflecting an impressive period of growth.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 19.02.2012
Quality of life of obese dogs improves when they lose weight
Quality of life of obese dogs improves when they lose weight
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that overweight dogs that lose weight have an improved quality of life compared to those that don't. It is estimated that approximately a third of the UK dog population is obese. Obesity is a serious disease and can lead to many other health disorders including diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.02.2012
Pioneering research will assess the effects of obesity on bone development
Pioneering research will assess the effects of obesity on bone development Researchers from the University of Sheffield are conducting ground-breaking research to determine how body weight and hormones affect bone health from childhood to adulthood. The innovative study involves using revolutionary bone scanning equipment to look at the internal structure of bones in detail to assess whether body weight and hormones affect bone development during growth.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.01.2012
What the Olympic Games have done for us
What the Olympic Games have done for us
The genuine scientific benefits that have emerged from the modern Olympic Games have often been lost in the hype surrounding these high profile international events.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.01.2012
Breeding better grasses for food and fuel
Breeding better grasses for food and fuel
Newly discovered family of genes could help us breed grasses with improved properties for food and fuel. Unlike starchy grains, the energy stored in the woody parts of plants is locked away and difficult to get at.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.01.2012
Scientists reassess weight loss surgery for type 2 diabetes
Weight loss surgery is not a cure for type 2 diabetes, but it can improve blood sugar control, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery. Whereas some previous studies have claimed that up to 80 per cent of diabetes patients have been cured following gastric bypass surgery, researchers at Imperial College London found that only 41 per cent of patients achieve remission using more stringent criteria.

Agronomy / Food Science - Earth Sciences - 19.12.2011
What are the prospects for sustaining high-quality groundwater?
What are the prospects for sustaining high-quality groundwater?
Intensive agriculture practices developed during the past century have helped improve food security for many people but have also added to nitrate pollution in surface and groundwaters. New research has looked at water quality measurement over the last 140 years to track this problem in the Thames River basin.

Agronomy / Food Science - Event - 24.11.2011
Queen’s Anniversary Prize awarded to The University of Nottingham

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.11.2011
Childhood obesity - what are the health risks?
It is widely suspected that the current wave of obesity among children will result in greater rates of cardiovascular disease and diabetes over the next few decades. But a second systematic review of research into childhood obesity and metabolic disease in adult life has shown there is little evidence of a direct link and suggests that treating obesity during childhood will remove any risk of lasting harm.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 11.11.2011
University’s Historic Clock Tower to be Lit up for Diabetes Day
The 110 metre high clock tower will be one of a number of iconic buildings across the world turning blue as part of the day's events.

Agronomy / Food Science - 03.10.2011
Familiarity increases the fullness that children expect from snack foods
Familiarity increases the fullness that children expect from snack foods
New research, led by psychologists at the University of Bristol, has found that children who are familiar with a snack food will expect it to be more filling. This finding , published (online ahead of print) in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , is important because it reveals one way in which children over-consume snack foods and increase their risk of becoming overweight.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.08.2011
Crop breeding could 'slash CO2 levels'
Crop breeding could ‘slash CO2 levels’
Breeding crops with roots a metre deeper in the ground could lower atmospheric CO2 levels dramatically, with significant environmental benefits, according to research by a leading University of Manchester scientist.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.08.2011
Seventy per cent of eight-month-olds consume too much salt
Seventy per cent of eight-month-olds consume too much salt
Seventy per cent of eight-month-old babies have a salt (sodium chloride) intake higher than the recommended UK maximum level, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 05.07.2011
Is there a link between obesity, chronic illness and bullying?
Is there a link between obesity, chronic illness and bullying?
Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to be victimised by bullying when compared to children who are not overweight.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.07.2011
2.5m for dairy research at University of Nottingham

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.07.2011
1.9 million research facility launched to investigate causes of diabetes
There is new hope for a solution to Britain's ballooning obesity epidemic with the launch of Europe's most advanced metabolic research facility in the West Midlands, a region recently identified as the 'obesity capital of Europe' according to the most recent figures from the Association of Public Health Observatories.

Economics - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.06.2011
Supermarket boss meets the food scientists of the future

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 29.06.2011
Obesity is a killer for non-smoking women
Obesity is an important contributor to premature death in women who have never smoked, especially among women in low income groups, according to research published on BMJ.com. While established research has shown clearly that smoking is linked to premature death and health inequalities, it is not known which causes of death are related to the social position of women who have never smoked, says the paper.

Agronomy / Food Science - 24.06.2011
Parakeet project calls for a flock of bird-spotters in South-East England
Parakeet project calls for a flock of bird-spotters in South-East England
by Simon Levey 24 June 2011 People across the South-East of England are being asked to take part in a survey to count the number of Rose-ringed Parakeets living in the area.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.06.2011
Plymouth University rises in national rankings

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.06.2011
New research highlights effective education for sports coaches as key to healthier UK youngsters
Childhood obesity is a serious public health problem predicted to affect two thirds of UK children by 2050.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 15.06.2011
Exhibition stand to showcase research on protecting the future of our crops
PA 191/11 Visitors to a major exhibition for the UK's farming industry are to find out how University of Nottingham researchers are helping to protect the future of the world's crops, fuel and the environment.