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The University of Derby's Dr Stefano Valvano and his team working on the AETHER project have received a High Commendation at this year's Hydrogen Awards.

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New scientific research published by leading wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation and the University of Derby has revealed that counting butterflies reduces anxiety by almost 10%.

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Researchers at the University of Derby are working with Moors for the Future Partnership on a major long-term study into the effectiveness of different approaches to peatland restoration in the Peak District.  

Peak District countryside

Rural businesses in the Derbyshire Peak District are facing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining staff due to a combination of global and national influences, and place-specific factors, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Derby.

Dr Mark Faghy at 10 Downing Street

Dr Mark Faghy, Associate Professor in Respiratory Physiology at the University of Derby, was among a group of selected guests who visited 10 Downing Street yesterday to hand in a letter calling for government funding for research into long Covid.

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Three University of Derby academics have been added to the ‘World Ranking Top 2% Scientists’, a global list created and updated annually by Stanford University.

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Endurance athletes living close to Derby are being invited to take part in a University of Derby study that could help reduce the numbers of times athletes catch colds and flu, which can impact on their performance.

Covid-19 molecules

A team of researchers, led by the University of Derby, has received funding to carry out a study investigating whether an anti-viral medication commonly used to treat people with acute Covid-19, could support people living with long Covid.  

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A pioneering new drug delivery system which could have the potential to prevent and treat chronic liver disease, among other applications, is being developed by Cell Guidance Systems in Cambridge in collaboration with the University of Derby.

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Scientists and arts researchers at the University of Derby have come together with artists and creatives from across the UK to develop Shedding Light on long Covid, a thought-provoking exhibition and programme of events to engage local communities in the latest long Covid research. 

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