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Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
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A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05/06/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival
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One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer led by the University of Birmingham has found that adding Abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment improves survival by 37 per cent.
Date:
05/06/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham's energy storage expertise continues to attract interest from top Chinese companies

Birmingham's energy storage expertise continues to attract interest from top Chinese companies
Description
A senior delegation from the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China visited the University of Birmingham to explore collaboration in energy storage and other energy technologies.
Date:
02/06/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Indian sports coaches return to Birmingham to boost performance

Indian sports coaches return to Birmingham to boost performance
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Sports coaches from India have teamed up again with experts at the University of Birmingham to learn how latest research and training techniques can help to boost athletes' performance.
Date:
31/05/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport

University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT launch Joint Research Platform

University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT launch Joint Research Platform
Description
Experts from industry and academia have launched a joint research platform to deliver new approaches to energy and waste management that will benefit cities and communities around the world.
Date:
25/05/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research
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