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Remembering past events might take place quicker than we thought, research shows

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Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought – and it is possible to interfere with that process.
Date:
05/01/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Ageing stars stop slowing down, scientists discover

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At a critical point in the life of a star like the Sun its rotation stops 'slowing down', according to research published in the journal Nature by University of Birmingham scientists today (4 January 2016). This discovery challenges existing theories and has implications for our understanding of how the Sun and other stars influence their local environments, including planets, as they age.
Date:
04/01/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham staff recognised in New Year Honours

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Two leading lights at the University of Birmingham have been recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours.
Date:
04/01/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences, Vice Chancellor

Levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with risk of mortality

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New research from the University of Birmingham has found that lower levels of antibodies in saliva are associated with of an elevated risk of mortality, and could be an early indicator of risk.
Date:
23/12/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New data highlights changes in public perception of UK charities

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Figures published in a new book explore public perception of charities and show how attitudes have changed since 1991. In comparing public responses to the original British Social Attitudes Survey, to the same questions in 2015, the authors believe that while there are changes in the expectations for priorities in the sector, negative perceptions of charity have barely shifted at all.
Date:
22/12/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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