Physical activity among young people can be improved by well-designed and delivered online interventions such as 'exergames' and smartphone apps, new research shows.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19.
The Voices of the Future project will explore how treescapes – landscapes where trees play a significant role - could be expanded to meet the UK's net zero targets.
The research will improve our understanding of the value of trees to people and the planet, and support the expansion of treescapes across the UK
Individuals are likely to prioritise food over sex after being deprived of both, according to researchers, who studied this behavioural conflict in fruit flies.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham & University of Oxford have shown that the willingness to work is not static, and depends upon the fluctuating rhythms of fatigue.
University of Birmingham experts are part of a new research programme investigating how air pollutants in indoor spaces such as homes, schools and workplaces can adversely affect human health.
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.
Higher education institutions are paying increasing attention to the health needs and well-being of students as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may mean that this process needs to be accelerated.
Older adults may be slower to learn actions and behaviours that benefit themselves, but new research shows they are just as capable as younger people of learning behaviours that benefit others.
One of the largest and most important finds of exquisitely preserved Jurassic echinoderms – spiny-skinned marine animals such as starfish and sea urchins has been excavated at a secret site in the Cotswolds.
A pilot programme designed to work with students in recovery from addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or other behavioural addiction could provide a template approach to supporting student recovery nationwide.