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New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate in a similar manner to human infants, using a high-pitched call type, or 'peep', that requires context to be understood.
Date:
04/08/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

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Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
Date:
03/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Pioneering University of Birmingham campaign raises nearly £200m for ground-breaking research and life changing opportunities

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The University of Birmingham is celebrating after raising an unprecedented £193.4 million for a diverse range of projects including life-saving research and more than 500 student scholarships.
Date:
30/07/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services

Midlands' universities group appoints new director to drive Midlands Engine agenda

Description
The leading research intensive universities in the Midlands have appointed their first Director to oversee the development of an exceptional HE partnership, which aims to harness their combined research power and bring significant economic benefits to the Midlands Engine and rest of the UK.
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services

Sochi Winter Olympics 'cost billions more than estimated'

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As the International Olympic Committee prepares to choose between Beijing (China) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics, a new report shows that the cost of last year's Games in Sochi, Russia, has been underestimated by billions of dollars.
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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