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New article by Dr Catherine Smith

New article by Dr Catherine Smith
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ITSEE Research Fellow Catherine Smith has a new open-access article in the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.
Date:
18/06/2013

Medieval leprosy genomes reveal insights into the history of the disease

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An international team led by the University of Tübingen and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, including scientists at the University of Birmingham (UK), have found that the leprosy bacillus has not changed dramatically during the past millennium, according to research published today (13 June 2013) in the journal Science.
Date:
13/06/2013

Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter

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Astronomers at the University of Birmingham, Academica Sinica in Taiwan, and the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan, have found new evidence that the mysterious dark matter that pervades our universe behaves as predicted by the 'cold dark matter' theory known as 'CDM'.
Date:
13/06/2013

U21 joint PhD with Auckland

U21 joint PhD with Auckland
Description
Megan Schlotjes was the first University of Birmingham and University of Auckland recipient of a tailor-made PhD, supported by Universitas 21. A fantastic academic and personal experience that "added significant value to my research and its outputs", and helped secure Megan a job at the World Bank.
Date:
23/05/2013

Read around the world with Birmingham at Hay

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From the world's oldest Bible, via the meaning of Hamlet's 'To be or not to be' soliloquy, to the burgeoning popularity of mass reading events; the past, present and future of literature come together in the University of Birmingham's exciting line-up of lectures at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
22/05/2013

New e-voting system to flag up coercion

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SAN FRANCISCO – University of Birmingham (UK) computer scientists have devised an e-voting system that can identify and monitor any votes that could have taken place under coercion, they announced at the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy on 21 May 2013.
Date:
21/05/2013

Salt consumption in India: the need for data to initiate population-based prevention efforts

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International researchers are studying the salt intake of Indian adults to provide vital new data to aid the development of a national salt reduction strategy.
Date:
17/05/2013

Birmingham joins 'The Conversation' as founding partner

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The University of Birmingham has committed support to a new independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists, which launches in the UK today.
Date:
16/05/2013
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The Birmingham 
Perspective

Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East

That the Kurds are outgunned because the Islamic State is firing captured American artillery at them has not stopped the decision to supply new weaponry.

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