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The dark side of the 'love hormone'; research points to striking similarities with the effects of alcohol

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Major research project to detect gravitational waves is underway

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A research project to detect gravitational waves, minute ripples in the fabric of space and that were predicted by Einstein, was officially launched on May 19, 2015.
Date:
19/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

University of Birmingham appoints two new Pro-Vice-Chancellors

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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce two senior appointments to help drive forward its ambitious teaching and research strategies and strengthen its position as a leading global institution.
Date:
19/05/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Perspective-taking difficulties are diminished when both autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness are balanced, say Birmingham researchers

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shed new light on the relationship between autistic tendencies and psychosis proneness in neurotypical adults.
Date:
14/05/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs used to treat cancer

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The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.
Date:
14/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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