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On November 27th 2016 Professor Alistair McGregor and members of his research group in BMS, took part in a public event at the Oxford Museum of Natural History.
For many, the ability to learn a language in infancy is considered an inherent skill and a basic stage of development. But the complex process of understanding and using language to communicate, is all too often taken for granted. Around 5-10% of the population are affected by speech and language disorders in childhood and for those affected, this can often have a wider impact on the rest of their lives. Factors such as poor educational attainment at school and a poor development of essential key skills, can go on to have repercussions in later life that hinder various aspects of a person’s social and professional sphere.
Oxford Brookes University is a key collaborator in an international project known as TRANSDIA to tackle type 1 diabetes and benefit the increasing numbers of diabetic patients world-wide.
Bio-Imaging Unit Researcher Dr Louise Hughes MRSB from Oxford Brookes University has been awarded a national Science Communication Award from the Royal Society of Biology.
The next phase of development at Oxford Brookes is now complete, with the opening this week of the Sinclair Annex.
The 21st century has been dubbed “the century of the biosciences”. Advances in biomedical sciences mean that people will live longer so one of the grand challenges the world faces is to feed our ever growing population. Plant scientists are working to ensure this as over the next decades food production will have to double if we are to avoid extensive global famines exacerbated by the effects of climate change on the availability of agricultural land and a shift towards increasing meat consumption.
Oxford Brookes is taking part in this years’ Oxford Festival of Nature (1-14 June).
In recent weeks, we have focused on four new research projects at Oxford Brookes which have received grants from the Newton Fund.
Four new videos featuring talks by Chris Hawes, Professor of Plant Cell Biology at Oxford Brookes University are now available to watch online.
The Ol Kinyei conservancy in the Mara ecosystem in Africa, where Oxford Brookes’ Spatial Ecology and Landuse Unit (SELU) has been working to monitor and model the response of the landscape to the expansion of the conservancy, has been shortlisted to be included on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Green List of Protected Areas. At present there are only two IUCN Green List Protected Areas in Africa.