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Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School

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The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010.
Date:
26/08/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

Researchers identify possible pathway to reboot immune system after bone-marrow transplants

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New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin β receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus; and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who undergo bone-marrow transplant are slow to recover their immune system.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham and five partner universities win ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership

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The Midlands Graduate School, a partnership between Birmingham, Warwick, Nottingham, Aston, Leicester and Loughborough universities, has been awarded a Doctoral Training Partnership, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced.
Date:
15/08/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Millions of cars at risk of theft due to flaw in the development of keyless entry systems

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that millions of cars could be vulnerable to theft, due to a flaw in keyless entry systems in many models.
Date:
12/08/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

CRT and Alta Innovations join forces to commercialise world-leading research

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Cancer Research Technology, (CRT) – the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK – the University of Birmingham and its commercial arm, Alta Innovations (Alta), have signed an agreement to work together to develop and commercialise the university's cancer research.
Date:
12/08/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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