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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

Study provides insight into levels of activism undertaken by disabled athletes

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New research has found that while most elite disabled athletes are active in seeking positive change within their sport, relatively few are active in openly addressing wider societal issues and injustices facing the disabled community.
Date:
07/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

Young people's mapping project instigates change in Delhi communities

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Children and young people in Delhi have helped to design an innovative smartphone app as part of a research project that is helping to change lives in their communities.
Date:
07/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
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