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Asteroseismologists listen to the relics of the Milky Way: sounds from the oldest stars in our Galaxy

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Astrophysicists from the University of Birmingham have captured the sounds of some of the oldest stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, according to research published in the Royal Astronomical Society journal Monthly Notices.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis

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A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway

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Britain's railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive action now, according to new research released by RSSB today.
Date:
01/06/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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
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