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Birmingham academics appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences

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Three academics from the University of Birmingham – two from the Business School and one from the School of Geography – have been appointed Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
Date:
30/03/2020

New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer

New research may help older adults stay physically capable for longer
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Drug therapies that help older adults maintain their skeletal muscle mass and physical function for longer could be a step closer after researchers identify a key mechanism driving the clearance of damaged mitochondria.
Date:
24/03/2020

Shutting the door on COVID-19

Shutting the door on COVID-19
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A proportion of the UK population will be infected by COVID-19 but non-face-to-face communication could help flatten the curve and shut the door on COVID-19.
Date:
18/03/2020

Poor sleep in infancy linked to behavioural and emotional problems in toddlers

Poor sleep in infancy linked to behavioural and emotional problems in toddlers
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Disrupted and poor quality sleep in the earliest months of a child's life can be an indicator of depression, anxiety and behavioural problems among toddlers, according to a new study.
Date:
12/03/2020

Cardiac rehabilitation programme shortlisted for BMJ award

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Cardiac rehabilitation programme shortlisted for BMJ award
Date:
09/03/2020

Study unravels how our immune system deals with fungal and viral infections

Study unravels how our immune system deals with fungal and viral infections
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The body's immune response to fungal infections changes when a patient is also infected by a virus, according to new research which investigated the two types of infection together for the first time.
Date:
28/02/2020

Modern gambling: Calls for reform are growing

Modern gambling: Calls for reform are growing
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The chorus of voices calling for reform of British gambling regulations has grown still further.
Date:
27/02/2020

Engaging with schizophrenia – experts argue for new approaches to treatment

Engaging with schizophrenia – experts argue for new approaches to treatment
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A better understanding of the lived experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients live with their condition, alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, say experts.
Date:
25/02/2020

Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students

Fika and the University of Birmingham bring app-based mental skills training to students
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Emotional fitness app Fika has captured a mental skills training programme created by the University of Birmingham, turning it into app-based workouts aimed at students UK-wide.
Date:
17/02/2020

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests

The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable, new study suggests
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Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster suggest.
Date:
10/02/2020
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