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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.05.2011
New biochar centre launched

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 23.05.2011
Industry specialists to be trained in advanced food security skills

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.05.2011
High pregnancy weight gain can lead to long-term obesity
High pregnancy weight gain can lead to long-term obesity
Gaining more than the recommended weight during pregnancy can put women at increased risk of becoming obese and developing related health problems, including high blood pressure, later in life. These are the latest findings from researchers at the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)/Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 17.05.2011
Experts call for governments to take urgent action to tackle child undernutrition
Experts call for governments to take urgent action to tackle child undernutrition
Governments must help tackle undernutrition with committed funds and decisive action, in order to address poor health and poor economic prospects in the developing world, according to a new briefing paper launched today (Tuesday 17 May 2011).

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.05.2011
Researchers embark on obesity prevention trial in West Midlands school children
The effects of providing opportunities for healthier diet and increasing physical activity levels of primary school children in the region are to be examined in a new clinical trial.

Agronomy / Food Science - 10.05.2011
Birmingham Seven set for summer advice from Dame Kelly
Seven University of Birmingham students - Alex Cornwell, Lucy Dowsett, Katie Knowles, Alison Leonard, Sam Petty, Cally Read and Chris Smith - are set to ignite their 2011 summer track seasons after r

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 09.05.2011
University in India Road Show to foster new mutually beneficial research links
Senior academics from the University of Birmingham are currently visiting five cities in India on a Road Show to develop new mutually beneficial research links and collaborations with Indian institutions, strengthen existing ties and meet potential students and alumni.

Agronomy / Food Science - Administration - 18.04.2011
Plymouth rises in the national rankings

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.04.2011
Physical activity by stealth NOT health
Physical activity by stealth NOT health
The Government sees active travel to work as a convenient way of building activity into lifestyle and an important public health strategy. A new study suggests that transport plans aimed at reducing car usage should be considered as a feasible and effective strategy for increasing physical activity among the workforce and improving health.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 31.03.2011
Regenerative medicine success for muscles
Regenerative medicine success for muscles
An innovative strategy for regenerating skeletal muscle tissue using cells from the recipient's own body is outlined in UCL research published today. The paper, authored by Dr Paulo de Coppi (UCL Institute of Child Health and surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital) and colleagues, shows that damaged muscle tissues treated with satellite cells in a special degradable hydrogel showed satisfactory regeneration and muscle activity.

History / Archeology - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.03.2011
The national census of 2011 and 1801: a world of difference
The national census of 2011 and 1801: a world of difference
There are rumblings that today's national census might be the last. The Office of National Statistics 'Beyond 2011 Project' is looking at different options for producing more frequent population data that are better suited to the needs of public and commercial users.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 17.03.2011
Today's children do engage in active play
Today’s children do engage in active play
New research suggests that promoting active play in children's leisure time could increase the physical activity of today's children, but that such strategies might need to be tailored according to gender.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.03.2011
Apple shaped obesity as bad for heart as other obesity
Apple shaped obesity as bad for heart as other obesity
An international study of 220,000 people has challenged the idea that obese people who have an "apple shape" (fat deposits on the middle section of the body) are at higher risk of heart attacks and strokes than obese people with other types of fat distribution. These are the conclusions of an Article published Online First and in an upcoming Lancet, from the Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, a consortium of 200 scientists from 17 countries led from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.03.2011
Stair climbing reduces energy bills
A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is embarking on a stair climbing challenge to decrease the energy expenditure of businesses and to improve the health and wellbeing of workforces.

Agronomy / Food Science - Life Sciences - 05.03.2011
Obesity theories from thrifty to drifty: why some people are lean and others fat
Obesity theories from thrifty to drifty: why some people are lean and others fat
With an abundance of food available, it's not surprising that people are getting fatter. But why do some people remain lean? A Cambridge University scientist suggests that the reason is rooted deep in our DNA.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.03.2011
28 million boost to UCL-led birth cohort study
28 million boost to UCL-led birth cohort study
The largest ever UK-wide study of babies and young children, led by scientists at UCL, today received a landmark 28.5 million commitment from the Government Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Agronomy / Food Science - 23.02.2011
Commonwealth Games hero Jess hopes that golden form is enough
PA 64/11 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Jess Slyvester hopes her current form will be enough to secure a World Championship place, after leading The University of Nottingham to a fifth place finish at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Long Course Championships.

Agronomy / Food Science - 04.02.2011
Future sports stars balance athletic career with degree thanks to university bursary
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2011 February Future sports stars balance athletic career with degree thanks to university bursary PA 43/2011 The University of Nottingham has showed its c

Agronomy / Food Science - 28.01.2011
Research aims to encourage top class performances from children in care
Research aims to encourage top class performances from children in care

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.01.2011
Best friends can make a child more physically active
Best friends can make a child more physically active
Press release issued 17 January 2011 Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found. With many children not doing enough physical activity the findings could help with the UK's current health care concerns.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.01.2011
Is ’breast only’ for first six months best?
Current guidance advising mothers in the UK to exclusively breast feed for the first six months of their baby's life is being questioned in a new study published today in the British Medical Journal. The authors, led by Dr Mary Fewtrell (UCL Institute of Child Health) have reviewed the evidence behind the current guidance and say the time is right to reappraise this recommendation.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 13.01.2011
You Are What You Ate: Food lessons from the past
You Are What You Ate: Food lessons from the past

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.12.2010
Food availability sees men put on a stone in weight
Food availability sees men put on a stone in weight
Health 27 Dec 10 Greater food availability and less exercise made the average man in the year 2000 over a stone heavier than he was in 1986, Oxford University research has shown.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.12.2010
Scientists attend world climate summit
Scientists attend world climate summit

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.11.2010
Researchers to help governments ensure that agricultural development improves people’s lives
Researchers to help governments ensure that agricultural development improves people’s lives
Project focuses on finding ways to assess the impact of different agricultural development projects in sub-Saharan Africa - News By Laura Gallagher Monday 8 November 2010 Researchers exploring the mos

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.11.2010
Researchers to help governments ensure that agricultural development improves people’s lives, thanks to new award
Researchers to help governments ensure that agricultural development improves people’s lives, thanks to new award

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics - 26.10.2010
Europe should accelerate agriculture aid to Africa or it will miss chance to help transform food security across continent, say experts
Europe should accelerate agriculture aid to Africa or it will miss chance to help transform food security across continent, say experts
Europe should accelerate agriculture aid to Africa or it will miss chance to help transform food security across continent, say experts Montpellier Panel report finds gap between Europe's pledge to p

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.10.2010
Plant reproduction may solve food shortages
PA 289/10 As the global population grows, so does the challenge of feeding so many people. Intensive agriculture can deplete soil nutrients, consume large amounts of precious fresh water and lead to long-term environmental damage.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 27.08.2010
Decoding of wheat genome will help address global food shortage
Decoding of wheat genome will help address global food shortage
Liverpool, UK - 27 August 2010: Scientists at the University of Liverpool have decoded the genome of wheat - the largest genome to be sequenced to date - to help crop breeders increase the yield of British wheat varieties.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.07.2010
Weight management guidance for pregnancy
Weight management guidance for pregnancy
Weight management guidance for pregnancy 28 Jul 2010, PR 165/10 Women should be encouraged to achieve a healthy weight before they become pregnant and advised that there is no need to 'eat for two' when pregnant.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.07.2010
Active play is important for children's physical activity
Active play is important for children’s physical activity
Press release issued 20 July 2010 Active play makes a significant contribution to children's physical activity and could play an important part in the health of future generations, a new study has found.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 20.07.2010
You are what you ate: academics serve up a lesson in medieval nutrition
You are what you ate: academics serve up a lesson in medieval nutrition

Agronomy / Food Science - 08.07.2010
University drinks to Gebrselassie's marathon achievements
University drinks to Gebrselassie’s marathon achievements
World record marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie will receive an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham, having collaborated for years with the institution's sports scientists to optimise his nutrition.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 10.06.2010
Politicians hold key to tackling obesity

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.06.2010
Unique mobile medical research facility launched
Unique mobile medical research facility launched
The first mobile medical research facility in the UK is launched today.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.05.2010
Websites sharing patient experiences expand
Websites sharing patient experiences expand
Kishorn and Shannon, two young people interviewed for the website www.youthhealthtalk.org, along with Dr Ann McPherson, medical director of the Health Experiences Research Group at Oxford (2nd from left) and Prue Leith, ex-chair of The School Food Trust.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.04.2010
Clinical Academic Group Leaders appointed
Clinical Academic Group Leaders appointed

Agronomy / Food Science - Chemistry - 20.04.2010
Common as dirt is our most precious bank about to go bust?
Common as dirt is our most precious bank about to go bust?
Matt Fortnam in the Department of Earth Sciences talks to Professor Vala Ragnarsdottir, co-ordinator of the European SoilCritZone project, about the importance of soil, and draws comparisons between the global financial crash and the impending global soil crisis.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 16.04.2010
Better training needed to curb 'fatism' within health professions
Better training needed to curb ‘fatism’ within health professions
The study, published in the journal Obesity , says weight-based discrimination by the public has increased by 66% over the past decade with anti-fat prejudice among health professionals found to be high in western nations, and often exceeding that found within the general population.

Agronomy / Food Science - 07.04.2010
Ellison's England call-up
Ellison’s England call-up
Andrew Ellison, a member of staff at The University of Manchester, has been selected to play for England at this summer's World Lacrosse Championships.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 25.03.2010
Tackling the obesity epidemic
PA 69/10 Twenty four per cent of the UK population is clinically obese and England has the highest prevalence of obesity in the European Union.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 15.03.2010
Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists
Anti-obesity drugs unlikely to provide lasting benefit according to scientists
Liverpool, UK - 16 March 2010: Scientists at the University of Liverpool argue that anti-obesity drugs fail to provide lasting benefits for health and wellbeing because they tackle the biological consequences of obesity, and not the important psychological causes of overconsumption and weight gain.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.02.2010
Scientist rewarded for creative flair in national science photo competition

Civil Engineering - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.02.2010
Bartlett professor unveils vision of 'Smartcity'
Bartlett professor unveils vision of ’Smartcity’
Could enlightened urban planning and design help us re-imagine our cities as tapestries of green urban space ripe for agricultural development?

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.02.2010
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research
Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, shows new research A segment of 30 missing genes may be responsible for the weight gain of some morbidly obese people - Imperial College London News Release Under strict embargo until: 18.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.01.2010
Protecting the world’s ecosystems

Agronomy / Food Science - 06.12.2009
University announces sale of Seale-Hayne to charity

Chemistry - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.11.2009
A Natural Solution to Controlling Appetite - A New Approach by Birmingham Engineers to Tackle Obesity
Scientists at the University of Birmingham's School of Chemical Engineering have developed an aqueous solution that gels into a solid structure in the stomach, curbing appetite.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.10.2009
Local farmers in Africa to benefit from school meal programmes
Local farmers in Africa to benefit from school meal programmes
Local farmers in Africa to benefit from school meal programmes New Imperial-led project aims to support farmers to provide healthy food for children - %0A " Imperial College London News Release For I

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 16.09.2009
Helping the obese fight loss of muscle function
PA 243/09 Experts at The University of Nottingham are working on ground-breaking research to determine, for the first time, precisely what damage obesity can inflict on the muscles in our body.