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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

Indian coaches bowled over by cricket's use of sports science

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Experts at the University of Birmingham introduced coaches and sports scientists from India to their counterparts in English cricket to demonstrate how cutting-edge science helps improve performance.
Date:
30/08/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport

Study uses GPS technology to predict football injuries

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Footballers' injuries may be predicted by looking at players' workloads during training and competition, according to new research.Researchers discovered that the greatest injury risk occurred when players accumulated a very high number of short bursts of speed during training over a three-week period.
Date:
03/08/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes

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Academics and computing staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a new cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Date:
29/07/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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