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Indian coaches bowled over by cricket's use of sports science

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Experts at the University of Birmingham introduced coaches and sports scientists from India to their counterparts in English cricket to demonstrate how cutting-edge science helps improve performance.
Date:
30/08/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport

Results of trial into anticoagulants for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients published

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The results of the largest known clinical trial to investigate the use of anticoagulants prior and post cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients, published in The Lancet, show that non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) could be equally as effective as the currently used warfarin.
Date:
30/08/2016

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 International Summer School 2016 is great success

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The Birmingham International Summer School (BISS) 2016 proved to be a tremendous success with 126 international students participating in three weeks of academic and social activities.
Date:
23/08/2016
Categories:
International, Students, Teaching
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