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AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

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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.
Date:
21/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

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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.
Date:
20/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

UN Summit to hear new research on Mediterranean boat migration

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Participants at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants will this week hear the findings of a ground-breaking research project, which identifies why refugees and migrants left their home countries to make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Young video makers compete to help Brazil solve resources problems

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Children and young people can play their part in helping to secure future supplies of food, water and energy in Brazil with the launch of an exciting new global video competition.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

'Once Bitten Twice Shy' say Lib Dems on possibility of Future Coalition

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An academic study published at the University of Birmingham today finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
19/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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