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Research explains the role of the gene BRCA1 in DNA repair

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are a step closer to understanding the role of the gene BRCA1. Changes in this gene are associated with a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Date:
30/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Trial launches for children's brain tumour, ependymoma

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The University of Birmingham's Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit will coordinate the UK arm of a large international clinical trial for a type of children's brain tumour, called ependymoma.
Date:
27/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham continues rise up university league table

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The University of Birmingham has risen to 13th in the UK university league tables with 18 of its subjects in the top 10 and two rated as the best in the country.
Date:
24/05/2016

Bringing a taste of home to Birmingham's Chinese students

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Chinese students at the University of Birmingham can now enjoy a taste of home – thanks to a new menu developed by a well-travelled catering manager who flew more than 5,000 miles for inspiration.
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Students

From Chernobyl and cholera to reworking Shakespeare, Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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How are victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak being supported six years on? What can a new generation of nuclear reactors learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? And how can one of Shakespeare's darkest plays become an even darker work of fiction?
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences
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