Life and Environmental Sciences News

University of Birmingham innovator wins Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge

University of Birmingham innovator wins Intelligent Infrastructure Challenge
Description
Lee Chapman, Professor of Climate Resilience at the University won the national award for a low-cost, non-invasive and self-contained road surface temperature sensor which remotely senses road surface temperature using infrared themometry.
Date:
21/11/2017

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered

Bacteria's secret weapons in defeating antibiotics discovered
Description
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:
13/11/2017

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week

University of Birmingham experts unite in World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are uniting to support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) from November 13th to 19th.
Date:
13/11/2017

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

Scientists discover new mechanisms that bacteria use to protect themselves from antibiotics
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified new mechanisms used by bacteria to resist infection-fighting antibiotics.
Date:
13/11/2017

ESRC grant awarded to study how eating with others affects appetite

ESRC grant awarded to study how eating with others affects appetite
Description
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:
07/11/2017

Disabled people set to guide fitness industry in new research project

Disabled people set to guide fitness industry in new research project
Description
National spinal injury charity Aspire and the University of Birmingham have teamed up on a research project that is set to produce evidence-based Best Practice Guidance for training and employing disabled people in the fitness industry.
Date:
02/11/2017

Europe's drought trends match climate change projections

Europe's drought trends match climate change projections
Description
Researchers have published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate change projections.
Date:
27/10/2017

'ENCOMPASS' project launched as part of sector-changing public engagement programme funded by NERC

'ENCOMPASS' project launched as part of sector-changing public engagement programme funded by NERC
Description
The University of Birmingham is pleased to have been awarded funding for a project that will enhance public engagement with environmental research across the UK.
Date:
26/10/2017

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease

Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's disease
Description
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
Date:
20/10/2017

New PhD studentships available

New PhD studentships available
Description
The School is offering new PhD studentships through the Science for Humanitarian Emergencies and Resilience (SHEAR) Studentship Cohort.
Date:
26/09/2017
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