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A project run by Professor Bill Finlayson from Oxford Brookes University has been shortlisted for the Newton Prize, a £1 million pot of funding set up by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have analysed a rare ancient faecal sample to create a snapshot of the human diet, and discover how our microbiome- the community of micro-organisms that live within the intestines of humans- has developed in response to changing eating habits over thousands of years.
The priorities of modern parenting will be examined by an academic from Oxford Brookes University in a BBC Radio 4 documentary to be broadcast tonight.
Oxford Brookes University scientists in collaboration with a team of international experts are calling for greater protection of primates in declining forests, to ensure their survival in the midst of rapid human alterations to habitats and climate change.