A new technique that can analyse how drug molecules bind to proteins in tissue samples could offer an improved route to drug discovery and development.
University of Birmingham part of a major initiative to accelerate the transition to safe and sustainable materials, products and processes.
In September 2022, James McDonald will join the University of Birmingham as Professor of Microbial Ecology.
We know that we must keep global temperature increase to below 1.5⁰C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Leading forest researchers from around the world are calling for a global forest observatory to provide much-needed data on forest eco-services.
The University of Birmingham and Moonshot have launched research on the psychological impacts of working within the violent extremism and online harms space.
A domestic abuse intervention designed to improve the behaviour of first-time alleged offenders has cut the number of crimes committed during a 12-month pilot.
Birmingham researchers collaborated with industry to develop the device, which measures the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs.
A new approach of studying the behaviour of surface films covering particles taken directly from the atmosphere has been developed by scientists.
Three University scientists have been recognised in this year’s Royal Society of Chemistry Awards.
Emotion-recognition among people with disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or schizophrenia may be affected by changes in the levels dopamine in the brain.
A University of Birmingham expert in infectious diseases has been appointed the new Professor of Physic at Gresham College.
The University of Birmingham has today received an outstanding vote of confidence in the quality of its research and contribution to society.
Fruit flies continue to mate with each other even when infected with deadly pathogens – reveals a study by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Effective clinical care for patients with psychosis means understanding the ‘lived experience’ of their delusions, according to a new study.
University of Birmingham academic Professor David Hannah has been named 2022 recipient of the Royal Geographical Society Murchison Award.
Organic aerosols – such as those released in cooking – may stay in the atmosphere for several days due to nanostructures formed by fatty acids as they disperse.
The brain structure of patients with recent onset psychosis and depression can offer important insights into these illnesses and how they might develop.
Musical compositions created using air quality data were produced in a collaboration between the University of Birmingham and sound artist Robert Jarvis.
Patients most likely to suffer severe pain following an operation can be reliably identified using a new technique developed at the University of Birmingham.
A potential link between inflammation and the structure of specific regions of the brain has been identified by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Arid regions like the Gulf need to find ways of limiting demand for water or face major water security problems.
A landmark study has demonstrated long-term positive impacts and cost effectiveness of tailored group exercise for over-65s with mobility limitations.
A new gene that controls self-fertilization has been identified in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, in an international collaboration.
Researchers have come a step closer to uncovering the purpose of a distinctive set of modifications found at the beginning of messenger RNA.
New research to identify and tackle the barriers to a healthy active lifestyle among deprived and minority groups has been launched as part of a network of research institutions.
Ordinary potted house plants can potentially make a significant contribution to reducing air pollution in homes and offices, according to new research.
In Ukrainian cities, close-quarter fighting is more likely to take place than in open rural spaces which will have a greater impact on people's everyday lives.
Confusing terms coined or adopted by the Open Scholarship movement have been clarified by scientists in a new glossary aimed at keeping the movement accessible to all.
Education experts have created free educational resources to put sustainable fashion centre stage in the classroom.
A set of Triassic archosaur fossils, excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania, have been formally recognised as a distinct species, representing one of the earliest-known members of the crocodile evolutionary lineage.
Cockatoos have shown an extraordinary ability to complete a task by combining simple tools, demonstrating that this cognitive ability is not found only in primates.
Analytical and intelligence professionals working with traumatic material during the pandemic have reported feeling anxious, sad, lonely and exhausted and need additional support working from home.
A new study aimed at improving mobility in older adults is being launched in Stoke-on-Trent, led by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Common air pollutants from both urban and rural environments may be reducing the pollinating abilities of insects by preventing them sniffing out the crops and wildflowers that depend on them, new research has shown.
The collapse of Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano resulted from long-term destabilising processe.
Prisoners who are incarcerated in buildings located in green areas are less likely to engage in self-harming or violent behaviours, new research shows.
A University of Birmingham psychologist has been awarded a prestigious grant from the European Research Council to investigate why and when people make decisions to help others.
The fossil record, which documents the history of life on Earth, is heavily biased by influences such as colonialism, history and global economics, argues a new study involving palaeontologists at the University of Birmingham and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
A 72 to 66-million-year-old embryo found inside a fossilised dinosaur egg sheds new light on the link between the behaviour of modern birds and dinosaurs, according to a new study.
The University of Birmingham today announces the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults.
Dr Pat Noxolo and Professor Peter Kraftl both won the Murchison Award, for 2021 and 2020 respectively.
Most of the methane gas emitted from Amazon wetlands regions is vented into the atmosphere via tree root systems – with significant emissions occurring even when the ground is not flooded.
The University of Birmingham officially opened the Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre on Thursday 2 December, celebrating the start of the newest campus development with Morgan Sindall Construction.
Rosa Ritunnano Named Winner of Wolfe Mays Essay Prize 2021
A Triassic herbivore, known for its supposed similarities to a modern-day ostrich, has been revealed to have entirely different approach to feeding from previously thought, according to new research.
A project to improve outcomes for patients with early psychosis by developing a digital register, and personal health care recommendation tool has been launched by experts at the University of Birmingham.
Sooty terns' wide ranging migration patterns present big challenges for conservationists working to understand and address a sharp population decline, according to scientists at the University of Birmingham.
The threat of disease transmission from conservationists moving wild animals between habitats or back into the wild needs to be urgently assessed to minimise risk.
Identifying specific facial features that can be used to distinguish a child's face from an adult's may offer a useful tool for determining whether children are depicted in indecent images of children.
Experts can make crucial decisions about future biodiversity management by using artificial intelligence to learn from past environmental change, according to research at the University of Birmingham.
Future healthcare professionals working in mental health and neurosciences will be trained at a new Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) thanks to a multi-million award from Wellcome.
First award from beLAB1407 collaboration
Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
A new way to detect early signs of harmful blue-green algae has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham together with researchers at the Culture Collection of Algae & Protozoa.
Older adults around the world are more willing to donate to charity than younger people, but will prioritise charitable organisations operating within their own country, new research finds.
Scientists from the Natural History Museum and the University of Birmingham have described a new species of dinosaur from specimens found in a quarry in Pant-y-ffynnon in southern Wales.
Mature oak trees will increase their rate of photosynthesis by up to a third in response to the raised CO2 levels expected to be the world average by about 2050, new research shows.
An unusual fossil showing a series of spikes fused to a rib has been revealed to be the remains of the oldest ankylosaur ever found and the first from the African continent.
The University of Birmingham's College of Life and Environmental Sciences has introduced new undergraduate programmes in Human Sciences and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability.
Humans read by 'pre-processing' written words to create a pipeline of meaning, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
This year's theme is 'Water Stories'. The competition, hosted by the National Literacy Trust and the University of Birmingham
A guide to help young people talk to their GP about self-harm and suicidal experiences has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham in partnership with a group of youth advisors.
A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.
A study of sexual violence in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic finds that children were more likely than adults to be attacked by somebody familiar to them.
Alcohol and other substance use play complex roles in suicidal behaviour among young people. Gaining a better understanding of these impacts can help services better support young people, according to a new study.
New research has shed light on when plants first evolved the ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them, and was probably a feature of a common ancestor of both flowering plants and ferns.
Physical activity among young people can be improved by well-designed and delivered online interventions such as 'exergames' and smartphone apps, new research shows.
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have confirmed the speed, accuracy and simplicity of a novel, highly sensitive testing method for COVID-19.
The Voices of the Future project will explore how treescapes – landscapes where trees play a significant role - could be expanded to meet the UK's net zero targets.
The research will improve our understanding of the value of trees to people and the planet, and support the expansion of treescapes across the UK
Individuals are likely to prioritise food over sex after being deprived of both, according to researchers, who studied this behavioural conflict in fruit flies.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham & University of Oxford have shown that the willingness to work is not static, and depends upon the fluctuating rhythms of fatigue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are supporting a new programme designed to provide exercise-based rehabilitation for long-term health conditions.
The Microbiology Society has announced that its new President will be Professor Gurdyal Besra FMedSci FRS from the University of Birmingham.
The extraordinary ability of animals to rapidly evolve in response to predators has been demonstrated via genetic sequencing of a water flea population across nearly two decades.
More needs to be done to reduce UKs plastic recycling crisis as alternatives need to be find other than shipping the problem
Eyewitnesses can identify perpetrators more accurately when they are able to manipulate 3D images of suspects, according to a new study.
Software to help towns and cities use street-planting to reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
An international team of scientists has used high-powered X-rays to show how an extinct dinosaur breathed.
A new screening method that can test the effectiveness of therapeutic molecules designed to 'glue' proteins together in the body has been developed at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.
Attention training in young people with autism can lead to significant improvements in academic performance, according to a new study.
How community organising has helped research on local environment which COP26 policy makers should consider.
The University of Birmingham has launched three new innovative online programmes as it continues to meet the growing demand for high quality online programmes.
Four doctoral students at the University of Birmingham are working alongside the research team at Rangers Football Club, designing projects to enhance training and technical skills development at the club.
Sport, physical activity and health organisations should keep using social media to deliver exercise classes and information on staying healthy even after pandemic restrictions have eased, according to new guidelines.
Birmingham Clean Air Zone begins to tackle road-transport related air pollution in the city centre.
Experts from the University of Birmingham have contributed to a major review of climate risk in the UK, produced by the Climate Change Committee.
Inaccessible workplaces, normative departmental cultures and 'ableist' academic systems have all contributed to the continued underrepresentation and exclusion of disabled researchers in the Geosciences.
Research launched this week shines a light into the experiences of British citizens with parents or partners who have insecure immigration status in the UK.
UK families living with a member's insecure immigration status and threat of deportation, face extreme and wide-ranging harm, according to new research.
An international expedition has tested whether an intense global warming episode 56 million years ago was caused by unusual volcanic activity in the North Atlantic has been launched by the University of Birmingham.
Autistic people's ability to accurately identify facial expressions is affected by the speed at which the expression is produced and its intensity, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
The use of data science can help deal with ways to improve mental health services and interventions.