Life and Environmental Sciences News

Boys do more exercise than girls, research finds

Boys do more exercise than girls, research finds
Description
Professor Joan Duda, gave her thoughts to The Guardian on a recent research piece in The Guardian
Date:
14/06/2018

Twenty-five years since Jurassic Park

Twenty-five years since Jurassic Park
Description
"Have palaeontologists actually come any closer to reviving dinosaurs today?" The answer is a clear "No" and also a clear "Yes".
Date:
13/06/2018

Nano-childhoods - assessing the exposure of children to tiny man-made materials, including plastics, from infancy to adulthood

Nano-childhoods - assessing the exposure of children to tiny man-made materials, including plastics, from infancy to adulthood
Description
You are what you eat' has long been an adage and call to eat fresh, home-made rather than processed foods, but with recent reports of microplastics contamination of global sea salt, bottled waters and even household dust, this can now be extended to what you eat, drink, touch and breathe, or simply 'you are what you are exposed to!
Date:
08/06/2018

Dr Goodyear wins Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Early Career Researcher Award

Dr Goodyear wins Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Early Career Researcher Award
Description
Dr Victoria Goodyear is the recipient of the Inaugural Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Early Career Researcher Award.
Date:
29/05/2018

Scientists in China and UK work to help tackle global health epidemics

Scientists in China and UK work to help tackle global health epidemics
Description
University of Birmingham scientists are working with partners in Guangzhou to develop new drugs that could help to tackle global health epidemics that also have an impact on China's rural communities.
Date:
25/05/2018

Using cutting-edge technology to protect rivers against climate change

Using cutting-edge technology to protect rivers against climate change
Description
Dr Stephen Dugdale and Professor David Hannah discuss how cutting-edge technology can be used to help preserve the UK's valuable rivers for future generations.
Date:
25/05/2018

British Science Association announces Professor Pritchard as Section President

British Science Association announces Professor Pritchard as Section President
Description
The British Science Association (BSA) has announced that the University of Birmingham's Professor Jeremy Pritchard will become the Biological Sciences Section President for 2018.
Date:
23/05/2018

New research sheds light on first of five major mass extinctions

New research sheds light on first of five major mass extinctions
Description
Dr James Wheeley, along with US and Canadian colleagues, has published findings of a project researching the state of global-ocean oxygenation 445 million years ago at the end of the Ordovician period when ~85% of marine species went extinct.
Date:
23/05/2018

Weight loss maintainers have different responses to food

Weight loss maintainers have different responses to food
Description
According to new research by the University of Birmingham and the University of Amsterdam, successful weight successful weight loss maintainers have responses to food than people with obesity and their lean counterparts.
Date:
23/05/2018

Dr Roskell wins Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr Roskell wins Outstanding Teacher Award
Description
Dr Roskell, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, has been selected as the winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award 2018 for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
23/05/2018
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