Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health
Description
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.
Date:
28/07/2021

UK scientists designed world's most sophisticated COVID-19 sequencing system – here's how they did it

UK scientists designed world's most sophisticated COVID-19 sequencing system – here's how they did it
Description
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.
Date:
27/07/2021

Collegiate Recovery Programs for Addiction

Collegiate Recovery Programs for Addiction
Description
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.
Date:
22/07/2021

Older people are worse at learning to help themselves, but just as good at learning to help others

Older people are worse at learning to help themselves, but just as good at learning to help others
Description
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.
Date:
22/07/2021

Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry

Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry
Description
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.
Date:
22/07/2021

'A fellowship of abstinent friends' to be created in University campus addiction recovery programme

'A fellowship of abstinent friends' to be created in University campus addiction recovery programme
Description
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.
Date:
19/07/2021

New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programmes for people with multiple long-term conditions

New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programmes for people with multiple long-term conditions
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are supporting a new programme designed to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions.
Date:
14/07/2021

Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS to be new Microbiology Society President

Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS to be new Microbiology Society President
Description
The Microbiology Society has announced that its new President will be Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/07/2021

Rapid evolution in waterfleas yields new conservation insights

Rapid evolution in waterfleas yields new conservation insights
Description
The extraordinary ability of animals to rapidly evolve in response to predators has been demonstrated via genetic sequencing of a waterflea population across nearly two decades.
Date:
14/07/2021

Getting a grip on the UKs plastic recycling crisis – alternatives to shipping the problem overseas

Getting a grip on the UKs plastic recycling crisis – alternatives to shipping the problem overseas
Description
More needs to be done to reduce UKs plastic recycling crisis as alternatives need to be find other than shipping the problem
Date:
09/07/2021
Displaying 1 to 10 of 531
Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next