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Saving our crops: Scientists develop first database of crop wild relative species

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The first database of crop wild relatives (CWR) – species that are closely related to crops - and their locations around the world has been developed by scientists at the University of Birmingham according to research published in the Journal of Biological Conservation.
Date:
Wednesday 16th October 2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Putting the boot in! Sports scientists look into antisocial behaviour on and off the pitch

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Athletes participating in a team sport like football, rugby, or hockey, who behave in an anti-social way on the pitch, are also antisocial in their interactions with other students at university, according to research published by University of Birmingham sports scientists in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology.
Date:
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Eliminating 'scary coach' behaviour to keep kids in sport

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Changing coaches' behaviour to give children a more positive experience of playing sport has been found to change children's intentions to drop out of sporting activity, according to sports scientists at the University of Birmingham, who announced their findings this week from a 4 year project called 'Promoting Adolescent Physical Activity' (PAPA).
Date:
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Sport

Birmingham announced as University of the Year

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The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Date:
Friday 20th September 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection

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A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 6th September 2013
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researchers find depression in hip fracture patients hinders physical recovery and compromises immunity

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Older people who suffer a hip fracture should be routinely tested and treated for depression to aid their recovery and prevent their immune systems from being compromised, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 2nd August 2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

From bacteria to lions – how tiny proteins which control our responses to both could be linked

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New research from the University of Birmingham and the University of Cambridge has uncovered a relationship between proteins that control immunity and proteins that control activity in the brain.
Date:
Sunday 28th July 2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham research shows novel way in which Salmonella can resist antibiotics and antibacterial soaps

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Salmonella bacteria – most frequently spread to humans by infected food – that develop a resistance to one group of antibiotics are also less susceptible to killing by other, unrelated antibiotics and a biocide used in common household items, including soap and washing up liquid, new research from the University of Birmingham has shown.
Date:
Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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