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Youth behavioural problems and brain differences

Youth behavioural problems and brain differences
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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.
Date:
10/12/2015

Head of School speaks at Anniversary Symposium in India

Head of School speaks at Anniversary Symposium in India
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This weekend Professor Steve Busby, Head of School of Biosciences, will be giving an invited lecture at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore as part of the Institute's celebrations for 75 years of its Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology.
Date:
10/12/2015

University of Birmingham accompanies Secretary of State to Delhi for Indian launch of Midlands' Engine

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Lord Bilimoria, and Provost and Vice Principal Adam Tickell, accompanied Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, and Universities Minister Jo Johnson, to New Delhi, for the India launch of the Midlands' Engine.
Date:
10/12/2015

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

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons
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Profesor David Hannah and Professor Stephen Brammer visited the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 December to speak at an Industry and Parliament Trust Dinner and to record a podcast on the subject of flooding.
Date:
09/12/2015

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons

Flooding podcast recorded at House of Commons
Description
Profesor David Hannah and Professor Stephen Brammer visited the House of Commons on Tuesday 1 December to speak at an Industry and Parliament Trust Dinner and to record a podcast on the subject of flooding.
Date:
09/12/2015

Biosciences goes East!

Biosciences goes East!
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In early December, Professor Steve Busby, Dr Steve Minchin and Dr Dan Gibbs from the School of Biosciences visited the city of Guangzhou in Southern China, where the University of Birmingham is focusing its efforts to establish research and teaching links in Biosciences and beyond.
Date:
08/12/2015

Biosciences Head of Education wins Educational Leadership Award

Biosciences Head of Education wins Educational Leadership Award
Description
Dr Jeremy Pritchard, Head of Education at the School of Biosciences has won the Teaching Academy Educational leadership for his outstanding work supporting student learning.
Date:
07/12/2015

Is exercise enough as part of diabetes treatment?

Is exercise enough as part of diabetes treatment?
Description
Current exercise guidelines for type 2 diabetes patients offer no recommendations regarding goals for increasing fitness levels and are identical to recommendations given to all adults. Dr Thomas Solomon, EU Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, discusses his investigations into type 2 diabetes.
Date:
04/12/2015

Taking a new approach to appetite

Taking a new approach to appetite
Description
Dr Suzanne Higgs has been awarded an £800,000 project grant from the BBSRC to investigate how the pleasure of eating is affected by cognitive functions like memory.
Date:
04/12/2015
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