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Birmingham researchers look to give sports clubs a heads-up on concussion dangers
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A study looking into what happens to the brains of sportspeople in the aftermath of a concussion – and what could happen if they suffered a subsequent head injury - has been launched by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/11/2013
Prof Janice Thompson features on BBC's Trust me I'm a Doctor
Prof Janice Thompson features on BBC's Trust me I'm a Doctor
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Professor Janice Thompson and some of our lovely postgrads featured in the first episode of the new BBC2 series 'Trust me I'm a Doctor' on Thursday 10 October. Janice helped the BBC team investigate whether it is possible to be both fat and fit.
Date:
11/10/2013
Our alumna Non Stanford becomes ITU World Triathlon champion
Our alumna Non Stanford becomes ITU World Triathlon champion
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Congratulations to our BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences aluma Non Stanford on becoming ITU World Triathlon champion on Saturday.
Date:
23/09/2013
Sportex academic in Guardian experts guide on How to live longer
Sportex academic in Guardian experts guide on How to live longer
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Dr Anna Phillips, Reader in Behavioural Medicine, here in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences shares her research as one of a panel of experts in the Guardian newspaper's guide to How to live longer.
Date:
10/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
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The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
Hip fractures and depression quicken frailty in the elderly
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Older people are more likely to suffer a fall and with an ageing population, hip fractures are a growing issue. And new research suggests that the impact of a fall may speed up frailty. The factors influencing recovery after a hip fracture are poorly understood, but we now know that depression is common and is associated with increased risk of infections and an inability to regain previous levels of physical functioning.
Date:
22/08/2013
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:
06/08/2013
University proposes £175m transformation of historic Edgbaston campus to include a new sports centre
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The University of Birmingham is announcing a five year investment in facilities that will transform the University's famous Edgbaston campus, reinterpreting founder Joseph Chamberlain's vision for the estate for the 21st century and extending the services available to the local community. The key developments include a new sports centre and a new library, to join the new Music building currently nearing completion.
Date:
16/07/2013
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