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Where do antibiotic resistant microbes come from?

The increasing threat from antibiotic resistant microbes is sufficient to cast the world back into the dark-ages of medicine according to Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking at the launch of an inquiry last year.

It is estimated that microbial strains that are resistant to drugs are responsible for 5,000 deaths a year in the UK and as many as 25,000 in Europe.

One academic from Bangor University is contributing to the battle against antibiotic resistance, and is researching on several ‘fronts’, including developing a quick and efficient test that would identify bacterial strains that carry antibiotic resistant genes.

Publication date: 29 January 2015

Apply now for an ESRC PhD studentship in Financial Economics

Bangor Business School, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales, is offering a fully funded +3 (a three year PhD) ESRC Doctoral Training Studentship in the area of Financial Economics starting in September 2015.

Publication date: 28 January 2015

Facial cosmetics have little effect on attractiveness judgments compared with identity

The idea that cosmetics make you more attractive is all around us. The internet features thousands of tutorials on how to apply makeup, fashion magazines comment on different makeup styles of celebrities, and many women feel they wouldn’t leave the house without it. This simple, day-to-day behaviour has also been the subject of scientific inquiry, with many studies finding that not only are women rated as more attractive with makeup, but also as healthier, more competent, and more likeable.

Publication date: 28 January 2015

Dr Lucy Huskinson, co-Chair of international conference, at Yale University, co-sponsored by Yale Divinity School

Dr Lucy Huskinson is co-Chair (with Dr Joe Cambray, former President of the IAAP) of the Program Committee for the international conference, Psyche, Spirit, and Science: negotiating contemporary social and cultural concerns, July 9-12, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Publication date: 27 January 2015

Research Excellence Framework 2014: Results Overview

Periodically the UK government sponsors a process, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) that grades the research activity in all UK Universities, the most recent results have now been released for REF 2014.

Publication date: 23 January 2015

Roller Coaster migratory flights of geese give unique insights into bird physiology and biomechanics at high altitudes

An international team of scientists studying the migratory biology of bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), during their high altitude flights across the Tibetan plateau and Himalayan Mountains, have revealed how these birds cope with flying in the relatively low-density mountain atmosphere.

Publication date: 16 January 2015

A Mindful nation

Bangor University’s Centre for Mindfulness Research & Practice has been instrumental in introducing Mindfulness to the UK and in both researching its effectiveness in different settings and in training the practitioners.

An all Party Parliamentary Group, looking at Mindfulness has now launched an interim report, The Mindful Nation UK, urging all parties in the next election to consider how best to include mindfulness in how their parties tackle a mental health crisis.

Publication date: 14 January 2015

Prestigious Research Fellowship awarded to Bangor Archaeologist

A prestigious three year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship has been awarded to Professor Nancy Edwards, School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology

Publication date: 14 January 2015

Fully-funded PhD Studentship: WISERD Civil Society

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded by WISERD within the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University, beginning 1st October 2015.

Publication date: 6 January 2015

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