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Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos

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University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures in zoos to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
Date:
11/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Planning for winter: new sensors could cut millions from gritting costs

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed sensors that could cut millions from road-gritting costs and help local authorities get ready for colder days ahead.
Date:
10/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Extended rest between weight lifting sets could help muscle growth

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth.
Date:
03/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning

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New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that flu vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning. The findings, published in the journal Vaccine, suggest administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, antibody responses.
Date:
26/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Southampton, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.
Date:
25/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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