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Focus on exams 'hinders development of character' in British school children

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Two new reports by the University of Birmingham's Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues have found that moral character is being squeezed out of children's education.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation

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The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement

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The redevelopment of the University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has taken another leap forward with the news that the project has received a £100,000grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Life and Environmental Sciences

Bribery 'hits 1.6 billion people a year'

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A total of 1.6 billion people worldwide – nearly a quarter of the global population – are forced to pay bribes to gain access to everyday public services, according to a new book by academics at the Universities of Birmingham and Strathclyde.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Measuring 'MoodTraces': new app helps monitor depression

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham have developed an app that can measure the activity patterns of patients with depression and provide the necessary support.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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