New research has shed light on when plants first evolved the ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them, and was probably a feature of a common ancestor of both flowering plants and ferns.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19.
Individuals are likely to prioritise food over sex after being deprived of both, according to researchers, who studied this behavioural conflict in fruit flies.
New bioinformatics software and cloud computing approaches developed at the University of Birmingham, have enabled the UK's COVID-19 genome sequencing effort to be the most sophisticated in the world.
The Microbiology Society has announced that its new President will be Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS from the University of Birmingham.
The extraordinary ability of animals to rapidly evolve in response to predators has been demonstrated via genetic sequencing of a water flea population across nearly two decades.
A new screening method that can test the effectiveness of therapeutic molecules designed to 'glue' proteins together in the body has been developed at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.
One Health, the interdisciplinary approach to health in humans, animals and the environment, is increasingly being used as a tool in ecosystem protection.
A new approach to tackling viruses by targeting the 'control centre' in viral RNA could lead to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs and provide a first line of defence against future pandemics, according to new research.
One of the University's leading scientists, Professor Vernonica (Noni) Franklin-Tong has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Bacteria contain symmetry in their DNA signals that enable them to be read either forwards or backwards, according to new findings which challenge existing knowledge about gene transcription.
Teresa joins the University with a Leverhulme International Professorship, which will support her and her research group with £5 million over five years.