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Posted 25 November 2015

Energy research at Birmingham set to accelerate following £180m investment

The University of Birmingham is set to play a crucial role in the next step towards the transformation of the UK's energy sector after the Government confirmed £60 million investment for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). The investment is backed by a further £120 million from the private sector and Midlands Innovation universities.

Posted 20 November 2015

Diabetes drug could be used to combat fatty liver disease, research shows

New research published in The Lancet has shown that a drug, currently used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, can be effective in clearing fatty liver disease from some patients. The researchers from the University of Birmingham believe that the findings present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is no current licensed treatment.

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