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New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine

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A major new fund designed to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills across the Midlands Engine, has been officially launched today with significant backing from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.
Date:
26/04/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning

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New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that flu vaccinations are more effective when administered in the morning. The findings, published in the journal Vaccine, suggest administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, antibody responses.
Date:
26/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Southampton, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.
Date:
25/04/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

National Centre for Miscarriage Research officially opens

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The UK's first national research centre dedicated to early miscarriage will open today, funded by Tommy's, the UK baby charity that funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
Date:
25/04/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Two Birmingham teams shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award

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Two multi-disciplinary teams of scientists from the University of Birmingham have been shortlisted for the final stages of Cancer Research UK's global Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m cancer grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Date:
14/04/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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