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Current therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease shown to be ineffective

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New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that physiotherapy and occupational therapy do not produce improvements in quality of life for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease.
Date:
19/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham ranks among the top LGBT-friendly employers

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 50th overall in the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces.
Date:
19/01/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services

Very small reductions in kidney function linked with heart disease

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Very small reductions in kidney function are directly linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This shows for the first time that the heart damage seen in people with Chronic Kidney Disease is a direct result of their reduced kidney function.
Date:
15/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

LISA Pathfinder approaches its operational orbit

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While LISA Pathfinder is en route to its operational orbit, the science and engineering teams are testing the systems on the spacecraft. This week, they will begin to switch on elements of the science payload, including the laser that will be used to monitor the most precise free-fall motion ever obtained in space.
Date:
13/01/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

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A major study, involving researchers from the University of Birmingham, has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Date:
11/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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