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Biosciences Researcher kicks off Workshop

Biosciences Researcher kicks off Workshop
Description
Doug Browning gave the opening presentation at the 29th UK RNA polymerase workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne just before Easter (see photo), talking about regulation of the virulence determinants of entero aggregative E. coli.
Date:
21/04/2017

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham will lead a series of three studies into the potential impact of Brexit on people in the UK, including children growing up in 'mixed-nationality' families.
Date:
19/04/2017

PhD student awarded grant for European conference

PhD student awarded grant for European conference
Description
PhD student Jayne Trickett has been awarded a European Sleep Research Society meeting travel grant to attend and present a poster at the Sleep and Breathing 2017 conference this month in Marseille.
Date:
13/04/2017

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins
Description
Professor Richard Butler has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses a new species of Triassic reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, which fundamentally challenges the status quo of dinosaur origins.
Date:
12/04/2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017

Future Forests and Climate Change

Description
This week's launch of a pioneering new forest research facility at the University of Birmingham marks the beginning of a unique experiment to reveal how our forests are likely to react to the elevated carbon dioxide levels expected by 2050, and the potential of forest ecosystems to store carbon and thus mitigate future climate change.
Date:
06/04/2017

Future Forests and Climate Change

Description
This week's launch of a pioneering new forest research facility at the University of Birmingham marks the beginning of a unique experiment to reveal how our forests are likely to react to the elevated carbon dioxide levels expected by 2050, and the potential of forest ecosystems to store carbon and thus mitigate future climate change.
Date:
06/04/2017

£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state

£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state
Description
Dr Davinia Fernandez Espejo has been awarded an MRC New Investigator Research Grant worth £891K to explore the potential for electrical brain stimulation to restore motor function in the vegetative state.
Date:
05/04/2017

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future
Description
A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands is launching today. The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) will assess the impact of raised carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on whole forest ecosystems by artificially raising the CO2 level around patches of mature woodland.
Date:
03/04/2017
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