The University of Birmingham is partnering on an innovative study to learn more about how to tackle mental health inequalities.
Congratulations to Dr Tom Matthews, who is the recipient of the International Biogeography Society’s 2023 MacArthur & Wilson Award.
Males win 88% of awards named after men, and 53% of prizes named after women
The University of Birmingham is set to launch a major new climate report on its Dubai campus on the eve of COP28.
A $1M award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will enable researchers to develop tools to track harmful pathogens through ‘wastewater surveillance’.
A collaboration between academics, citizen scientists, digital artists and communities has created new tools to engage communities in tackling air pollution.
With parents across the country getting children ready to start a new school term, we ask, at what point do they provide their child with their first phone?
Evidence that most forest areas withstand periods of severe drought but greatest impact in forests with drier climates
Oily components found in sweat may make toxic chemicals available for absorption through skin
Research on quarries, construction and busy roads found combo of inexpensive sensors and new methodology to find and quantify air pollution
Study of microscopic fossils taken from Mississippi sediment cores reveals climate feedback that acted as temporary brake on an ancient cooling event
Computer recreation of apex predator suggests different feeding habits to dinosaurs as they couldn’t crunch bones
Caution needed in sustainably harvesting varieties of oysters and scallops for future generations
Tectonic plate breakup discovery could spark future discoveries of precious gems
Study found that in some cases up to 77% of fertiliser spread on UK soil went into atmosphere
A person’s ‘mindreading ability’ can predict how well they are able to cooperate, even with people they have never met before.
400 million years of tectonic developments to make 2023 Tour de France thrilling contest
The SMART Schools Study protocol is now published in BMJ Open.
176 bird species found to include man-made materials including plastics in their nests
Students with low vision feel more socially excluded at school than their peers with blindness or their sighted peers
£2.6m investment in chemical safety research and education will tackle the rising problem of toxic chemicals and the harms they cause.
AI can be a force for good to help decision makers prioritise action to conserve biodiversity
Mental workouts before, during and after a training session could lead to faster, more accurate shots when fatigued
A post-exercise mental work-out could improve overall performance for road cyclists according to a new study.
A screening technique commonly used in drug discovery can yield important details about the actions of molecular ‘glues’ in protein interactions.
Funds awarded to Linear Diagnostics for rapid point-of-care test for gonorrhoea and Chlamydia in men who have sex with men, and women who have sex with women.
The University of Birmingham is part of the Government’s new Mental Health Mission, designed to develop radical new treatments for mental health conditions.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young lives in the UK - how can we slow this threat?
Visitors to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum will be invited to uncover clues and solve puzzles in a virtual trip to a huge outdoor forest experiment.
Two University of Birmingham academics have been elected to the prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences in its 2023 cohort.
The University of Birmingham has appointed Charmaine Morrell as Head of Sustainability and Dr Julia Myatt as Director of Sustainability Education.
With restrictive approaches to students’ uses of smartphones in schools, it is important to ask: how do school actually manage these restrictions in practice?
A tiny flightless midge which has colonised Antarctica’s Signy Island is driving fundamental changes to the island’s soil ecosystem, a study shows.
A new study has identified regions in the Amazon rainforest which are most at risk from drier conditions
Survivors of domestic abuse are more likely to consider suicide if they have been sexually assaulted or subject to multiple forms of abuse, new research shows.
Esport athletes can use mental imaging techniques to enhance performance and achieve optimal mental and emotional states while competing.
Changes to skull structure combined with mammals becoming smaller and a dietary switch led to development of the wide-range of creatures we see around us today.
We're offering five exceptional students the opportunity to join a fully-funded master’s degree in Air Pollution Management and Control
A family of ‘promiscuous’ proteins found in all land plants mediates many different plant functions, despite remaining almost unchanged for 450M years.
Filters fitted to vehicle exhaust systems to remove particulate matter pollution have limited impact on ultrafine particles, new research shows.
Current approaches to paint environmental and health policies are monochromatic and may miss the polychromatic nature of the issues.
A University of Birmingham-hosted project has been awarded €2 million to investigate how the volumes of water used in agriculture affect freshwater resources.
A tendency towards repetitive, fixed thinking during low mood has been related to suicidal thoughts in adolescents with major depressive disorder.
A new six-year study aims to prevent the ‘silencing’ of patient voices in the healthcare system.
Visitors to the Midland Arts Centre this weekend can experience the rubber hand illusion, compete in Brainiversity Challenge, and look inside a fly’s brain.
Scientists at the University of Birmingham awarded almost £200,000 by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs to better understand traumatic brain injury in veterans.
People subjected to mentally demanding tasks are likely to find it harder to go on to perform physical exercise, a study shows.
A cheap charcoal air filter can reduce nitrogen dioxide (NO2) inside vehicles by as much as 90%, compared to levels outside the vehicle.
Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey visited the University campus to see some of the work being carried out to monitor air pollution in the region.
An improved global understanding of river temperature could provide an important barometer for climate change and other human activities.
A model organism used in laboratories for the past 100 years has evolved so extensively that it may no longer be fit for purpose.
Dr James Levine has been named one of the new UK Treescapes fellows - looking to answer some key questions surrounding Treescape Expansion in the UK.
Trees living in conditions where the carbon dioxide (CO2) has been artificially elevated are likely to become more efficient in conserving water.
Women are able to recall details of sexual assault and rape with accuracy, even if they have drunk – or expected to drink – moderate amounts of alcohol.
We need to reimagine our relationship with plastics to prevent plastic pollution becoming a threat to humanity as significant as climate change, say experts.
Schools across the West Midlands and beyond are being invited to take part in a research project to find out more about how trees grow and thrive.
Dr Joshua Larsen welcomes the release of beavers on the the Ewhurst Park Estate
The University of Birmingham has signed a renewed Academic Software Licence agreement of the Move software suite with Petroleum Experts Ltd.
Climate change, rather than competition, played a key role in the ascendancy of dinosaurs through the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic periods.
Dr Sally Adams uncovers the science behind hangovers - and explains whether we can avoid them!
Dr Jo Cutler and Dr Patricia Lockwood discuss ways to strengthen your relationships and form new ones this Christmas.
Dr Christian Pfrang describes the 2022 annual report on Air Pollution by the Chief Medical Officer.
Autistic people have strong preferences for terms to describe autism, with unpopular terms including ‘having autism’ or having an ‘impairment’ or ‘disorder’.
Gold standard treatment plans for people with early psychosis have a patchy success rate, suggesting the need to develop more tailored approaches.
Laser light therapy has been shown to be effective in improving short term memory in a study published in Science Advances.
Microbiologist Joshua Quick of the University of Birmingham has been awarded the WH Pierce Prize at the Applied Microbiology Awards 2022.
The SMART Schools team have been reviewing secondary school mobile phone policies across England, identifying how secondary schools manage use of mobile phones.
Dr Arthur de Carvalho e Silva, Research Fellow at The University of Birmingham has been named one of the Lush Prize Young Researchers of 2022.
‘Resistance breakers’ and better genetic tests are among new ways that scientists could address antimicrobial resistance, a new paper suggests.
Ray-finned fish, now the most diverse group of backboned animals, were not as hard hit by a mass extinction event 360 million years ago as previously thought.
NERC has appointed a new Chair, Professor David M. Hannah, to its Science Committee. This new appointment will commence on the 3 January 2023.
Water Day at COP27 is an opportunity to reconsider the value of a precious resource, says Professor David Hannah.
Professor Rachel Upthegrove, Dr Anna Lavis and Niyah Campbell, with colleagues in KCL have been awarded just under £1M from UKRI for the CELEBRATE project.
Water security in mountain regions relies on an understanding of the interlinks of water supply and demand that goes far beyond the study of glacier melt.
Dr Melanie Griffiths, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, on an asylum system in crisis.
An exhibition marking 150 years since the opening of Lindsey County Prison, now known as Lincoln Prison, is to open at Lincoln Central Library.
University of Birmingham embarks on collaboration with industry to transform five on-campus properties into unique zero-carbon, fully functional houses.
A common chemical found in urine can be used to kick-start large-scale production of proteins such as hormones and antibodies used by biotech companies.
Lessons from the genetic mutations which led to Covid-19 variants such as Alpha and Omicron could help scientists tackle similar changes in Monkeypox.
The University of Birmingham is part of a significant programme to deliver innovative treatments and therapies in brain health thanks to a £35.4 million award.
Older people may be able to boost working memory with a new approach that couples online therapeutic games with a non-invasive brain stimulation technique.
A new study of a tiny Triassic fossil reptile has revealed it to be a close relative of the species that would become pterosaurs.
Policy proposals addressing our global clean air challenge have been set out by University of Birmingham experts during the Conservative Party Conference.
Water fleas, or Daphnia, could provide an important ‘early warning system’ for chemical pollution in our lakes and rivers.
The first appearance of shark-like ‘jawed fish’ may have happened some 15 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new evidence.
Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes trees to put more resource into developing root systems below ground.
The first comprehensive assessment of common synthetic chemicals found in UK foods has been completed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Dirty windows can harbour potentially harmful pollutants under films of fatty acids from cooking emissions – and these can hang around over long periods.
People who experience frequent bad dreams in middle age are more likely to be diagnosed with dementia later in life, according to new research.
Molecular fossils and machine learning have enabled scientists to build the first charts of Antarctic ocean temperatures over the past 45 million years.
Altruistic behaviour takes place in a different part of the brain to similar activity to help oneself, new research has found.
The world is “woefully underprepared” for a massive volcanic eruption and likely repercussions on global supply chains, climate and food, according to experts.
Large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces, new research has shown.
Research investigating water inequality within the context of sustainable development offers new approaches to help policymakers achieve water security for all.
A rise in plant-based athletes in elite sport prompts the question of how vegan diets can support athletes to build muscle mass and achieve success.
The licence is for a new testing method that is just as sensitive as PCR, but faster than a lateral flow test
The journey of a para-athlete frequently demands commitment, resilience and resource that go beyond what might be required of a regular athlete.
The need to understand and prepare for inevitable changes to our global water cycle has never been more urgent, say scientists.
As the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gets underway, we are already starting to think about the importance of its legacy for young people.
Athletes need to feel confident that they take part in a fair competition with zero dopers. What can be done to maximise the likelihood that this happens?