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Researcher examines online exploitation in new paper

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Juliane Kloess, a doctoral researcher working in the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology under the supervision of Professor Anthony Beech, has obtained acceptance for publication of her literature review paper in the forensic journal Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.
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17/04/2014

Sixteen year study of remote sea birds shows sub-annual breeding to maximise offspring

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A bird species that makes its breeding home on a remote Atlantic island has been shown to breed consistently for the first time with a cycle of less than a year, following a 16-year study by University of Birmingham researchers – potentially to maximise the total number of offspring they produce.
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09/04/2014

Students and researchers share ideas at CNCR retreat

Students and researchers share ideas at CNCR retreat
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Students and members of CNCR participated in a retreat at Winterbourne House and Garden.
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07/04/2014

We...will...educate...you. University of Birmingham robot helps to launch British Science Festival

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The British Science Festival 2014, a flagship event being hosted by the University of Birmingham, launches in the city tomorrow (Tuesday) – with the help of a real-life TV star and a humanoid robot.
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07/04/2014

Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory

Comedian Robin Ince lends a hand to The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory
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Science enthusiast and stand-up comedian Robin Ince visited The Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory in the School of Psychology on 27 March to take part in a number of exciting experiments designed to investigate anomalous experiences and hallucinations.
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04/04/2014

The Conversation: The particles big and small that make up Saharan smog

The Conversation: The particles big and small that make up Saharan smog
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Professor Rob MacKenzie has written an article for The Conversation entitled "The particles big and small that make up Saharan smog". The UK news media has been buzzing with reports of air pollution alerts associated, at least in part, with the long-range transport of dust from the Sahara. Colleagues from Africa have asked why we in the UK are worried about the health effects of a relatively rare occurrence of this long-range dust all the way across Europe, when African countries experience dust storms of much higher intensity almost daily at some times of year.
Date:
03/04/2014

Stressful situations show the head and the heart don't always agree

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The head and the heart of people who suffer from high levels of anxiety react to stressful situations differently, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.
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27/03/2014

Letter published in the journal Brain in reply to a study that gathered media attention

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Steven Gillespie (University of Birmingham, pictured top), Joseph McCleery (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, pictured middle) and Lindsay Oberman (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, pictured bottom) have recently had a letter published in the journal Brain, commenting on differences in empathic functioning between individuals with psychopathy and autism.
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24/03/2014

EECE Students' First Submersible Dive Voted a Complete Success

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Final Year project Students Oli McAfee, Tom Milton and Adam Clough have successfully deployed their remotely operated submersible vehicle.
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21/03/2014

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.
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21/03/2014

A Growth Spurt at 1,500 Years Old

A Growth Spurt at 1,500 Years Old
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Following the recent resuscitation of a sample of moss which turned out to be more than 1,500 years old, Dr Luisa Orsini of the School of Bisociences describes, in a New York Times article entitled "A Growth Spurt at 1,500 Years Old" how it may be possible to use whatever is stored in ice or sediment as a sort of backup for biodiversity.
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18/03/2014

The Conversation: Earth's ozone layer threatened by new man-made gases

The Conversation: Earth's ozone layer threatened by new man-made gases
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William Bloss, Reader in Atmospheric Sciences, has written an article for The Conversation titled 'Earth's ozone layer threatened by new man-made gases'. Scientists at the University of East Anglia have discovered new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the Earth's ozone layer. Three new Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which act to destroy ozone, have been identified. This may be bad news for ozone, and potentially also for environmental legislation.
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14/03/2014

New international network and website dedicated to the subject of family members and addiction

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The newly established Addiction and the Family International Network (AFINet) will build upon the work of the Addiction, Drugs and the Family (ADF UK) group to create a global membership network. ADF UK consists of a number of academics/clinicians who collaborate on undertaking research in this field and in attempting to raise the profile of this neglected area of research and practice.
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13/03/2014

Six million Euros awarded to research project investigating conduct disorder in adolescent females

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FemNAT-CD, an international research project funded by the European Commission and endorsed by the World Health Organisation will investigate the neurobiological and environmental factors implicated in female conduct disorder, a psychiatric condition that is characterized by severe antisocial and aggressive behaviour. Several universities across Europe will collaborate, and the University of Birmingham is one of two sites primarily responsible for the collection of neuroimaging data.
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13/03/2014

The Conversation: Technology isn't ready to clean up fracking's radioactive legacy

The Conversation: Technology isn't ready to clean up fracking's radioactive legacy
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Alan Herbert, Senior Lecturer in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Remediation, has written an article for The Conversation titled 'Technology isn't ready to clean up fracking's radioactive legacy'. If fracking is to be a viable option for energy production, the industry must find a way to deal with the naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) that are released as a byproduct of the process. These radioactive materials and their environmental consequences must be accounted for.
Date:
10/03/2014

First 'Circadian Advice Bureau' and 'Sleep Clinic' launched at the University of Birmingham

First 'Circadian Advice Bureau' and 'Sleep Clinic' launched at the University of Birmingham
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Biological rhythms and sleep research are currently amongst the most important areas in public health. Sleep pathologies have reached epidemic proportions over the past decades and a large number of people worldwide suffer from chronic 'circadian' disruptions, i.e. conditions describing the increasing discrepancy between the timing of our internal biological body clocks and that of our social environment.
Date:
10/03/2014

iSSBT Team Leader position available in Synthetic Biology

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The institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, France is recruiting a team leader in the field of synthetic biology starting in 2014.
Date:
10/03/2014

University of Birmingham Arts and Science Festival: a matter of life and death

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Artistic portrayals of anatomy, sound-based works of art and the experience of living – and dying – in back-to-back housing are examined in a multi-media festival at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/03/2014

Call for participants: study into conduct disorder in adolescent females

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We are currently recruiting participants, males and females age 9-18 with and without behavioural problems. Compensation will be provided and our schedule is flexible. If you are a parent or affiliated with a school nearby and would like to be involved, please contact us.
Date:
04/03/2014
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