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Chief Medical Officer to speak on antibiotic resistance

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The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is to outline the current national and international picture on antibiotic resistance in a speech at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2014

Website launch

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We are pleased to announce the launch of the ESRC funded 'Summer After the Floods' website. The website, hosted by the University of Birmingham, will feature all of the latest news and outputs from the project, as well as background information on flood management and a forum for businesses, communities and managers to express their views on existing flood management, flood preparedness and resilience to future flooding.
Date:
25/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists
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Wild species related to crops that are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by School of Biosciences researchers – but a significant proportion are found in Middle East conflict zones, where their conservation is at risk.
Date:
23/09/2014

More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts

More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts
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Dr Michael Grey from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences has called for more research to be carried out into how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head.
Date:
23/09/2014

Study ties groundwater to human evolution

Study ties groundwater to human evolution
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A new study, led by Dr Mark Cuthbert of the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, shows that our ancient ancestors' ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa millions of years ago may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species.
Date:
11/09/2014

More needed to protect our sportspeople from brain injury say Birmingham experts

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Two University of Birmingham academics are calling for more research to be carried out looking at how the brains of sportspeople – including children – react when they receive a blow to the head.
Date:
11/09/2014

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

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Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with loss.
Date:
09/09/2014

Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

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With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future.
Date:
08/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

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Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
Date:
08/09/2014

From tiny flies to great discoveries

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The Drosophila Research Labs in the School of Biosciences will be presenting an exhibit at the British Science Festival, Birmingham Library, Saturday 6th September 10:00 to 16:30: "From tiny flies to great discoveries".
Date:
04/09/2014

Bugs, Birmingham and Bangalore- a visit to the Indian Institute of Science

Bugs, Birmingham and Bangalore- a visit to the Indian Institute of Science
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Staff from Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) visit the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore next week to take part in a joint microbiology symposium.
Date:
04/09/2014

Whizz, Bang, Roar - come and design a dinosaur!

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The University of Birmingham is counting down the days to the launch of the biggest celebration of science in the UK.
Date:
02/09/2014

University opens its doors for rocket-fuelled Community Day!

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The University of Birmingham's Community Day returns this year with a scientific theme to celebrate the British Science Festival.
Date:
02/09/2014

Pop in to our Pop-up Shop!

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The University of Birmingham will be encouraging people of all ages to think differently about research when they visit its first Pop-Up Shop in the heart of the city which opens Monday August 25.
Date:
20/08/2014

Great Brain Experiment proves a smart way to measure memory

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The School of Psychology's Dr Fiona McNab has been investigating working memory - information held in the mind for a short period of time - through a specially created app called The Great Brain Experiment.
Date:
15/08/2014

Professor Stephen Wood named among World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

Professor Stephen Wood named among World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
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The School of Psychology's Professor Stephen Wood has been named among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.
Date:
07/08/2014

First Venezuelan dinosaur discovered

First Venezuelan dinosaur discovered
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A new dinosaur species from South America has been identified, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The 200 million year old fossils are from the La Quinta Formation in Venezuela, making this the first dinosaur find in the north of South America. The species is named Laquintasaura venezuelae, after its location, in a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Date:
06/08/2014
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