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Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' should be taken seriously with launch of new Policy Commission

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The University of Birmingham announces today (16 March 2015) the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. It will investigate how the growing demand for 'cold' and cooling, which is required to address global challenges of hunger, disease and population growth, can be met without causing environmental ruin.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Listen to the stars at the Arts & Science Showcase

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Have you ever seen animal-shaped clouds in the sky? Or faces in nature? Ever wondered if you can listen to music created by the stars? The University of Birmingham's Arts and Science Festival returns for the third year with the theme 'Sight & Sound'; how what you see and hear affects the way your mind works and how we perceive the world around us.
Date:
12/03/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences

Measuring 'MoodTraces': new app helps monitor depression

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham have developed an app that can measure the activity patterns of patients with depression and provide the necessary support.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute is marking the Chinese New Year with the help of some world-class musicians.Pianist Di Xiao, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and guitarist Xiefei Yang will perform in the University's Bramall Music Building to staff, students, partners and members of the Chinese community from across the West Midlands and beyond. The musical trio will help celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Sheep with traditional Chinese music that is set to transport the audience to the land of dragons and emperors.
Date:
16/02/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Funding boost for next generation of synthetic biology research at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham will form part of a consortium of universities investigating ways in which high-throughput DNA synthesis methodologies can be optimised, as part of a nationwide strategy to improve the capacity of DNA synthesis. The consortium will benefit from the award of a £2.2M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), entitled 'Next Generation DNA Synthesis'.
Date:
30/01/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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