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Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing
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Top UK and Chinese scientists are working together on the biggest-ever China-UK joint campaign in the megacity of Beijing to study air pollution and how it affects human health.
Date:
22/05/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Five Awards Won by New University Building Developments

Five Awards Won by New University Building Developments
Description
Four new developments at the University of Birmingham have between them received five regional industry awards for their design and development.
Date:
22/05/2017
Categories:
Corporate Services, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching

Playing football boosts girls' confidence, study finds

Playing football boosts girls' confidence, study finds
Description
A study by scientists from the University of Birmingham has found that teenage girls who play football have higher levels of self-confidence than those who play other sports.
Date:
19/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Right-or left-handedness affects sign language comprehension

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The speed at which sign language users understand what others are 'saying' to them depends on whether the conversation partners are left- or right-handed, a new study has found.
Date:
11/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

'Fingertip touch' clue to human ancestors exploiting treetop environments

'Fingertip touch' clue to human ancestors exploiting treetop environments
Description
Research by scientists at the University of Birmingham suggests that ancestral humans may have been more adept at negotiating unstable arboreal environment than previously thought.
Date:
10/05/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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