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Newly discovered pathway reveals how our immune system is regulated; gives hope for serious chronic diseases

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Decades after the civil war, wives of missing men in Lebanon continue to suffer – report

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The wives of the missing and disappeared in Lebanon continue to suffer serious social, psychological, legal and financial effects on their lives and the lives of their children, says a new report.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

University of Birmingham expands online postgraduate degree offerings in Business and Public Administration

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The University of Birmingham is expanding its global academic borders with the announcement that it will now be offering a number of its postgraduate distance learning courses through its online learning platform. The programmes include a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and a Masters of Science (MSc) in International Business, both from the award-winning Birmingham Business School, as well as a Masters in Public Administration (MPA). Classes for all programmes start in September 2015 and applications are now being accepted.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
International, Social Sciences, Teaching

University of Birmingham to host a series of General Election debates

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With the General Election fast approaching, the University of Birmingham is welcoming the BBC, the Guardian and Sky News to campus for a series of events and debates to help students, staff and local residents get all the information they need for 7 May.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
02/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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