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Birmingham and Illinois recruiting top researchers to tackle global challenges

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are jointly recruiting top postdoctoral researchers in areas of common interest that also address major global challenges.
Date:
14/04/2016

Researchers discuss Tourette's findings on BBC programme

Researchers discuss Tourette's findings on BBC programme
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Work conducted at BUIC was recently featured in BBC Two programme 'Employable Me', a series which looks at employability amongst jobseekers with neurological conditions such as Autism and Tourette's.
Date:
12/04/2016

Free online course: Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century

Free online course: Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century
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A free, online course entitled Metabolomics: Understanding Metabolism in the 21st Century starts on 9 May 2016, lead by academics from the School of Biosciences.
Date:
11/04/2016

'Brummie' water fleas launched into space

'Brummie' water fleas launched into space
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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, where they will join British astronaut Major Tim Peake.
Date:
11/04/2016

Identification of an ancient plant Armadillo-protein signalling module

Identification of an ancient plant Armadillo-protein signalling module
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Recent work in the Coates lab has shown that plant Armadillo proteins have very ancient, conserved functions. Laura Moody, Younousse Saidi and others characterised Armadillo proteins in the early-evolving plant, the moss Physcomitrella patens, in a paper just published in New Phytologist.
Date:
07/04/2016

Museum to reopen its doors in June 2016

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The reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology grows ever closer – with refurbishment of the building and installation of the new exhibits progressing swiftly, and staff preparing to welcome visitors back into the Museum from 10 June 2016.
Date:
04/04/2016

New study reveals hunting strategy of remaining populations of endangered African wild dogs

New study reveals hunting strategy of remaining populations of endangered African wild dogs
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'Two papers published together in Nature Communications reveal the detailed hunting behaviour of a whole pack of African wild dogs in Northern Botswana. Dr Julia P Myatt from the School of Biosciences is one of the authors of the study carried out by the Royal Veterinary College and the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust.
Date:
01/04/2016

Grant to explore memory and empathy

Grant to explore memory and empathy
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Dr Federica Meconi has won a prestigous Marie-Curie grant worth over 183,000 Euros for a two-year project to explore how memories shape empathy for others.
Date:
31/03/2016
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