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Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes

Scientists make progress on unravelling the puzzle of merging black holes
Description
Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have made progress in understanding a key mystery of gravitational-wave astrophysics: how two black holes can come together and merge.
Date:
05/04/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

New insight into role of male hormones in fertility and polycystic ovary syndrome

New insight into role of male hormones in fertility and polycystic ovary syndrome
Description
Research led by University of Birmingham scientists in collaboration with Northwestern University in Chicago, US, has provided fresh insight into the role of male hormone in supporting and disrupting the production of eggs by ovarian follicles.
Date:
03/04/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham recognised for excellence in cyber security research

University of Birmingham recognised for excellence in cyber security research
Description
The University of Birmingham has been recognised as an NCSC-EPSRC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research (ACE-CSR) for another five years.
Date:
03/04/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future
Description
A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands has launched.
Date:
03/04/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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