Life and Environmental Sciences News

School Professor scientific expert in BBC stress documentary

School Professor scientific expert in BBC stress documentary
Description
Professor Anna Whittaker, Professor of Behavioural Medicine in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, features as scientific expert in the BBC documentary The Truth About Stress broadcast on BBC1 at 9pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.
Date:
28/04/2017

Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winter - study

Description
Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.
Date:
24/04/2017

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread

Major study on how West Africa Ebola outbreak spread
Description
Dr Nick Loman and Doctoral Researcher Josh Quick of the School of Biosciences are co-authors of an important article about the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, published in the 20th April issue of Nature.
Date:
24/04/2017

PhD student awarded grant for European conference

PhD student awarded grant for European conference
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PhD student Jayne Trickett has been awarded a European Sleep Research Society meeting travel grant to attend and present a poster at the Sleep and Breathing 2017 conference this month in Marseille.
Date:
13/04/2017

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins
Description
Professor Richard Butler has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses a new species of Triassic reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, which fundamentally challenges the status quo of dinosaur origins.
Date:
12/04/2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017

£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state

£891K grant to explore restoration of motor function in the vegetative state
Description
Dr Davinia Fernandez Espejo has been awarded an MRC New Investigator Research Grant worth £891K to explore the potential for electrical brain stimulation to restore motor function in the vegetative state.
Date:
05/04/2017

'Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction'

'Why teaching children about porn and sexting is a step in the right direction'
Description
Dr Juliane Kloess has written a piece for The Conversation in which she discusses the news that sex and relationship education is to be made compulsory in English secondary schools.
Date:
31/03/2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017
Description
Teams in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences are finalists in the Most Innovative Collaboration category of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition 2017.
Date:
27/03/2017

Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects

Birmingham ranked 5th in the World for Sports-Related subjects
Description
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 reveal that Birmingham is the fifth best university on the planet at which to study sports-related subjects.
Date:
09/03/2017
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