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For more than a century, the University of Birmingham’s pioneering research has had a global impact that has made headlines around the world. From the invention of the key component of the microwave to the discovery of a new solar system and one of the world’s oldest Qur’an manuscripts, we combine original thinking with clear focus and rigour. Our world-leading experts are constantly in demand, helping to shape and contribute to debates that matter through high-profile media appearances and our own publications.
Posted 21 September 2016
A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample. The ACC steroid analysis service will be marketed by Birmingham-based AltaBioscience, which has an exclusive licence on this patented technology from the University of Birmingham.
Posted 20 September 2016
A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world's three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.