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Understanding how chimpanzee behaviour in zoos differs from their natural environment

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Going to see great apes in the zoo has been part of UK culture since 1835, when the first chimpanzee arrived at London Zoo. But our understanding of great apes' natural behaviour, and thus their welfare needs while in captivity, has changed radically following decades of field studies on wild apes. This includes our own five-year study on orangutans in Indonesia. This improved knowledge has led some to question if we should continue to keep great apes in captivity.
Date:
26/05/2016

Understanding how chimpanzee behaviour in zoos differs from their natural environment

Description
Going to see great apes in the zoo has been part of UK culture since 1835, when the first chimpanzee arrived at London Zoo. But our understanding of great apes' natural behaviour, and thus their welfare needs while in captivity, has changed radically following decades of field studies on wild apes. This includes our own five-year study on orangutans in Indonesia. This improved knowledge has led some to question if we should continue to keep great apes in captivity.
Date:
26/05/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2016

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Restarting the Large Hadron Collider, 'cold-power' technologies, backed by the Government's Thermal Energy Research Accelerator and more...
Date:
25/05/2016

University of Birmingham launches £5m investment to double business spinouts

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The University of Birmingham has launched a £5m investment plan to double the number of commercial spin outs within five years.
Date:
24/05/2016

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College
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The University welcomed Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, to campus yesterday for the official opening of Phenome Centre Birmingham, a pioneering £8m life sciences facility designed to study metabolism in global human health and disease, based within the School of Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
24/05/2016

Our School of Biosciences ranked third in Guardian League Table 2017

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In a result that recognises our excellent learning environment, our School of Biosciences has been ranked third in the UK for biosciences subjects in the Guardian University League Tables 2017.
Date:
23/05/2016

Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day

Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day
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Are you interested in learning about the control of movement and the ability to remain active in older age? We would like to invite you to an open day at the School of Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences on Tuesday the 21 of June 2016 from 10:20am (registration opens at 9:30) to 3:30pm.
Date:
23/05/2016

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed
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The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs with similarly shaped skulls.
Date:
23/05/2016

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham
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Birmingham will be boosted in its efforts to tackle key medical challenges, such as disease diagnosis, identification of the right treatments and improving the health of ageing populations, by the official opening of the Phenome Centre Birmingham 23 May 2016.
Date:
23/05/2016

From Chernobyl and cholera to reworking Shakespeare, Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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How are victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak being supported six years on? What can a new generation of nuclear reactors learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? And how can one of Shakespeare's darkest plays become an even darker work of fiction?
Date:
23/05/2016
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