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Tuesday 15th April 2014

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
Tuesday 15th April 2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Wednesday 9th April 2014

Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring

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A bird species that makes its breeding home on a remote Atlantic island has been shown to breed consistently for the first time with a cycle of less than a year, following a 16-year study by University of Birmingham researchers – potentially to maximise the total number of offspring they produce.
Date:
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Monday 7th April 2014

We...will...educate...you. University of Birmingham robot helps to launch British Science Festival

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The British Science Festival 2014, a flagship event being hosted by the University of Birmingham, launches in the city tomorrow (Tuesday) – with the help of a real-life TV star and a humanoid robot.
Date:
Monday 7th April 2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
Thursday 3rd April 2014

Birmingham academic recognized as inspirational scientist and engineer

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Professor Richard Williams from the University of Birmingham has been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as one of their inspirational scientists and engineers.
Date:
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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