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Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

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New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Severe drought no longer caused just by nature

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
02/02/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

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

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

Behavioural problems in youths are associated with differences in the brain

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Young people with behavioural problems, such as antisocial and aggressive behaviour, show reduced grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.The researchers from the University of Birmingham found that, compared to typically developing youths, those with behavioural problems show grey matter reductions specifically within the amygdala, the insula, and the prefrontal cortex.
Date:
09/12/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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