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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

How bacterial predators kill other bacteria without harming themselves

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A joint study by the labs of Dr Andrew Lovering and Prof Liz Sockett, at the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, has shown how predatory bacteria protect themselves from the weapons they use in their bacterial killing pathway. The research, published in Nature Communications, offers insights into early steps in the evolution of bacterial predators and will help to inform new ways of combatting antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
03/12/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

'Old Joe' turns blue for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' has turned a shade of blue this week as part of the inaugural World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
Date:
18/11/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Four University of Birmingham projects to receive funding from Guangzhou Municipal Government

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International research at the University of Birmingham has received a boost, thanks to successful bids for funding that will see key projects supported by the Guangzhou Municipal Government in China.
Date:
18/11/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Breakthrough in developing breeding technologies: scientists transfer genes from the poppy to a different species to prevent self-pollination

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University of Birmingham (UK) scientists have created a plant that rejects its own pollen or pollen of close relatives, according to research published in the journal Science today (5 November 2015).
Date:
05/11/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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