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Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study

Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness.
Date:
15/11/2019

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have unravelled the genetic mechanisms behind tiny waterfleas' ability to adapt to increased levels of phosphorus pollution in lakes.
Date:
14/11/2019

Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture

Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture
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Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture
Date:
12/11/2019

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
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Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
Date:
08/11/2019

Why quantifying plastic pollution beyond the world's oceans represents the next frontier

Why quantifying plastic pollution beyond the world's oceans represents the next frontier
Description
Plastic pollution beyond the world's oceans – Why quantifying plastic pollution in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems represents the next frontier
Date:
07/11/2019

Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success - study

Athletes suspend morality to pursue sporting success - study
Description
Ruthless sportspeople often suspend their sense of right and wrong when they step onto the field of play – viewing sport as a different world where they jettison responsibility to act in a moral way.
Date:
25/10/2019

Over £20 million government award marks Midlands' bio-economy strengths

Over £20 million government award marks Midlands' bio-economy strengths
Description
From advanced biology to crop improvements and the science of sheep health - new government award for doctoral training partnership
Date:
25/10/2019

UK and China scientists developing new drugs to fight tuberculosis

UK and China scientists developing new drugs to fight tuberculosis
Description
UK and China scientists developing new drugs to fight tuberculosis
Date:
23/10/2019

Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast – new research

Increase health benefits of exercise by working out before breakfast – new research
Description
Exercising before eating breakfast burns more fat, improves how the body responds to insulin and lowers people's risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Date:
18/10/2019

New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states

New clinical research offers possibility of future rehabilitation for patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states
Description
Non-invasive brain stimulation is to be trialed for the first time alongside advanced brain imaging techniques in patients who are minimally conscious or in a vegetative state.
Date:
18/10/2019
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