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Uncovering the plastic brain of a fruitfly – new study

Uncovering the plastic brain of a fruitfly – new study
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Genetic mechanisms that govern brain plasticity – the brain's ability to change and adapt – have been uncovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/02/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students

Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students
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Emotional fitness app Fika has captured a mental skills training programme created by the University of Birmingham, turning it into app-based workouts aimed at students UK-wide.
Date:
17/02/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests
Description
Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster suggest.
Date:
10/02/2020
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

Festival fireworks celebrations' health impact on vulnerable people - study

Festival fireworks celebrations' health impact on vulnerable people - study
Description
Fireworks associated with festival celebrations such as Australia Day, China's Lunar New Year and Fourth of July, in the USA, may have a significant impact on the health of vulnerable people – a new study reveals.
Date:
21/01/2020
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Brazilian wildfire pollution worsens air quality in distant cities - study

Brazilian wildfire pollution worsens air quality in distant cities - study
Description
Wildfires in south eastern Brazil produce airborne pollution that worsens air quality in major cities such as Sao Paulo – cancelling out efforts to improve the urban environment and posing health risks to citizens.
Date:
20/01/2020
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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