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Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome
Description
A new study conducted by Dr Clare Eddy and Dr Peter Hansen may help to explain the social content and emotional tone of many tics and compulsive urges in Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients.
Date:
17/02/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017

Birmingham's early warning system flags global financial crises

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis.
Date:
14/02/2017

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma
Description
Dr Damian Cruse has been awarded a Medical Research Council New Investigator Grant of £750,000 to investigate consciousness and cognition in acute post-traumatic coma, and explore more accurate markers of diagnosis as well as potential for recovery.
Date:
14/02/2017

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young
Description
Dr Stephan Lautenschlager has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses recent compelling evidence that a species of archosauromorphs previously thought to venture onto land to lay eggs, gave birth to live young. The group of animals known as Archosauromorpha includes crocodiles, birds and their ancestors the dinosaurs.
Date:
14/02/2017

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

Description
Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017

February Half Term at the Lapworth Museum

February Half Term at the Lapworth Museum
Description
Join us during February Half Term to welcome our newest mascot!
Date:
10/02/2017

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

Description
The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
08/02/2017

PhD paper features in 'out-of-body experiences' journal issue

PhD paper features in 'out-of-body experiences' journal issue
Description
A special issue of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychiatry explores out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and associated dissociative disorders in self-consciousness, and includes contributions from former director of the Selective Attention and Awareness laboratory Dr Jason Braithwaite, and PhD student Hayley Dewe.
Date:
08/02/2017
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