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Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

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A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
Date:
20/10/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

'Role Model' teachers found to be central to good character education - report

'Role Model' teachers found to be central to good character education - report
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Educators who act as role models are vital to schools that place character education at the heart of their vision, according to a new study by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
19/10/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

First time mums with an epidural who lie down on their side in later stages of labour more likely to have a normal birth

First time mums with an epidural who lie down on their side in later stages of labour more likely to have a normal birth
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Adopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of them delivering their baby without any medical intervention, a study has found.
Date:
18/10/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Alice Roberts - Tamed

Alice Roberts - Tamed
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Professor Alice Roberts talks to us about her latest book 'Tamed' in which she discusses ten species that changed the world.
Date:
18/10/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Old Joe Goes Blue for Body Positivity

Old Joe Goes Blue for Body Positivity
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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' has turned blue to improve Body Positivity Week.
Date:
17/10/2017
Categories:
Students
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