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Teenagers catch moods and negative moods are more contagious

Teenagers catch moods and negative moods are more contagious
Description
New research from the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford reveals that teenagers catch moods from friends and bad moods are more contagious than good ones.
Date:
21/01/2021

Award success for Patricia Lockwood

Award success for Patricia Lockwood
Description
Patricia Lockwood, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Brain Health and Institute for Mental Health, has recently been named recipient of the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship.
Date:
14/01/2021

Bedside EEG test can aid prognosis in unresponsive brain injury patients

Bedside EEG test can aid prognosis in unresponsive brain injury patients
Description
Assessing the ability of unresponsive patients with severe brain injury to understand what is being said to them could yield important insights into how they might recover, according to new research.
Date:
05/01/2021

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes
Description
A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05/01/2021

Developing low cost water level sensor networks for mountainous regions

Developing low cost water level sensor networks for mountainous regions
Description
The World Meteorological Organization has funded a project involving the University of Birmingham to develop network of sensors in the Himalayan headwaters of the River Ganges.
Date:
04/01/2021

Getting into shape pre-surgery to aid recovery for older patients – study

Description
Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests.
Date:
21/12/2020

New research highlights impacts of weedkiller on wildlife

New research highlights impacts of weedkiller on wildlife
Description
Prolonged exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of the weedkiller Roundup causes significant harm to keystone species according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
16/12/2020

Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?

Can drinking cocoa make you smarter?
Description
Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules which occur naturally in fruit and vegetables – can increase your mental agility, according to new research.
Date:
24/11/2020

International network to investigate the 'long shadow' of humanitarian conflict

International network to investigate the 'long shadow' of humanitarian conflict
Description
A grant of £2.1M has been awarded to the University of Birmingham to develop an international network that will commission research on humanitarian protection law and policy.
Date:
20/11/2020

New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities

New project examines the impact of counterterrorism measures on residents' everyday experience in European cities
Description
A new research project starting in January 2021 aims to provide an unprecedented international comparison of how counterterrorism and urban security change the everyday experiences of residents in European cities.
Date:
12/11/2020
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