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Divided Britain: research reveals growing gulf between those financially included and excluded

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The gulf between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in British society is widening. On one side, more people are having to exist without bank accounts, resorting to food banks and being evicted from their homes. On the other, more people are benefitting from workplace pensions, paying low interest rates on their mortgages and increasing their savings.
Date:
13/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Study suggests bilinguals have an improved attentional control

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shed light onto the cognitive benefits of bilingualism, pointing to an enhanced ability to maintain attention and focus.
Date:
09/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham scientists to receive €8m of ERC funding

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The University of Birmingham has been awarded close to €8m in research grants by the European Research Council. The five ERC Starting Grants, which last for five years, were awarded to researchers from across the university, and span such subjects as human evolution, memory, plant biology, the treatment of diabetes and particle physics.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Public pictures can do more than preserve the memory of world heritage

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Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world's most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

Study finds that the majority of older people are admitted to hospital appropriately, challenging current perceptions

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the majority of over 65s admitted to hospital felt that it was the right choice for their health, while all GPs and hospital doctors who took part in the study said they felt there had been no inappropriate admissions.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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