College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences uses training, fieldwork and excellent facilities to enable students to learn generic and discipline-specific skills while studying exciting topics – ranging from ecology through to cancer research and forensic psychology.  
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Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered
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David Grainger's article in The Conversation explains that "Bacteria possess even more tools to protect themselves from antibiotics than previously thought, according to our latest research".
Date:
13 November 2017

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 13th to 19th.
Date:
13 November 2017

Scientists discover new mechanisms that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics

Scientists discover new mechanisms that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics.
Date:
13 November 2017

ESRC grant awarded to study how eating with others affects appetite

ESRC grant awarded to study how eating with others affects appetite
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Professor Suzanne Higgs from the University of Birmingham, together with Professor Jeff Brunstrom from the University of Bristol and Associate Professor Lenny Vartanian from the University of New South Wales, Australia, have been awarded an ESRC Grant worth £500K for a project that aims to understand how eating with other people affects appetite.
Date:
07 November 2017

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