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New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate in a similar manner to human infants, using a high-pitched call type, or 'peep', that requires context to be understood.
Date:
04/08/2015

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants

New study shows how complex bonobo communication is similar to that of human infants
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate in a similar manner to human infants, using a high-pitched call type, or 'peep', that requires context to be understood.
Date:
04/08/2015

ITSEE moving offices in mid-August 2015

ITSEE moving offices in mid-August 2015
Description
The Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE) will be moving offices within the University of Birmingham later this month.
Date:
03/08/2015

Publication of 'Birmingham Brief'

Publication of 'Birmingham Brief'
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Professor David Parker has written the latest edition of the Birmingham Brief, reflecting on the hidden treasures in the University's Mingana collection
Date:
03/08/2015

Congratulations to Hugh Houghton

Congratulations to Hugh Houghton
Description
Dr Hugh Houghton has been promoted to Reader and elected to membership of SNTS
Date:
03/08/2015

HIT Team healthcare project features on BBC Radio 4

HIT Team healthcare project features on BBC Radio 4
Description
Professor Bob Stone's research into utilising virtual environments for patient care featured on the BBC Radio 4 PM programme.
Date:
03/08/2015

VR and AR: the games people play

VR and AR: the games people play
Description
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have a growing role in design and development in the defence sector. Professor Robert Stone, of the University of Birmingham, has been a champion of the technology for almost 30 years.
Date:
03/08/2015

Why more sniffer dogs is not the answer

Description
IRiS Acting Director Dr Nando Sigona spoke to BBC 5 Live 'Up all night' about the migrant crisis in Calais.
Date:
03/08/2015

Calais is a humanitarian emergency not a security one

Description
IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, together with colleagues Thom Davies and Surindar Dhesi, have been conducting unprecendented public health research in the new Calais refugee camp.
Date:
03/08/2015

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

Description
Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
Date:
03/08/2015
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