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Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

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A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world's three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.
Date:
20/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Young video makers compete to help Brazil solve resources problems

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Children and young people can play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil with the launch of an exciting new global video competition.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

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

Sports coaches return to India ready to boost athletes' chances of success

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Coaches and sports scientists from India are ready to apply the lessons learned from a successful partnership with experts at the University of Birmingham to help prepare their athletes for future success.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport
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