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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

Sajid Javid MP opens University's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility

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The Secretary of State for Business, Sajid Javid MP, officially opened the University of Birmingham's cryogenic energy storage pilot facility, a technology using 'liquid air' to store and provide power which could transform future energy systems.
Date:
07/12/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Midlands Engine fired up to drive £34 billion worth of productivity and growth

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An ambitious plan to make the Midlands an "engine of growth" was unveiled today at a special event at the University of Birmingham attended by senior politicians and business leaders.
Date:
04/12/2015
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Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration

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The European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder lifted off earlier today on a Vega rocket from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its way to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves from space.
Date:
03/12/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical 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
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