Life and Environmental Sciences News

Tracking Zika virus across continents

Tracking Zika virus across continents
Description
Two papers in the 15 June issue of Nature describe how on-site rapid sequencing has been used to follow the spread of Zika virus and its evolution.
Date:
27/06/2017

Self-injury paper inspires Facebook video

Self-injury paper inspires Facebook video
Description
An article recently published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities by Dr Caroline Richards and Professor Chris Oliver has been converted into a 60-second video on Facebook by autism researcher Professor Andrew Whitehouse, in Australia.
Date:
26/06/2017

New research masters degree in spinal pain

New research masters degree in spinal pain
Description
Exciting opportunity to develop specialist research skills with the launch of our new MRes Spinal Pain, in the Centre of Precision Reha´╗┐bilitation for Spinal Pain (CPR Spine)
Date:
22/06/2017

Paper explores children's tool innovation

Paper explores children's tool innovation
Description
Clare Whalley, an ESRC-funded PhD student, Dr Sarah Beck and Nicola Cutting (York St John University) have published a paper which explores children's tool innovation and how this is affected by prior experiences.
Date:
21/06/2017

Dr Joseph Galea wins Early-Career Award

Dr Joseph Galea wins Early-Career Award
Description
Senior Lecturer in the School, Dr Joseph Galea, has recently been awarded the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN) Early-Career Award for his significant contribution to the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Date:
15/06/2017

Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health

Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health
Description
A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.
Date:
13/06/2017

Lapworth Museum shows judges for Art Fund Museum of the Year that 'geology rocks'

Lapworth Museum shows judges for Art Fund Museum of the Year that 'geology rocks'
Description
Judges for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 award, the world's largest prize for museums, visited Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology today (Monday 12 June) for an exclusive, interactive tour.
Date:
13/06/2017

Biosciences staff lecture in New Orleans

Biosciences staff lecture in New Orleans
Description
Dr Andrew Lovering, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, spoke in the Antibiotic Resistance symposium at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans, Louisiana on 2 June 2017.
Date:
06/06/2017

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
Description
A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05/06/2017

Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport

Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
Description
The University of Birmingham and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer two chartered physiotherapists an exciting opportunity. Bursaries for MSc Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy including placement in elite sport
Date:
02/06/2017
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