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Four University of Birmingham members of staff recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours

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Four members of staff from the University of Birmingham, Professor Simon Halsey, Professor David Parker, Dr Clare Taylor and Carl Hingley have been recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Date:
15/06/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

Detecting the onset of leprosy before nerve damage occurs

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New research could help improve the lives of thousands of leprosy sufferers worldwide by detecting the disease long before it manifests as skin lesions. Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology, but its origins had remained unclear until now.
Date:
09/06/2015
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Ambassador opens Mexican cultural festival at Birmingham

Ambassador opens Mexican cultural festival at Birmingham
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His Excellency (H. E.) Diego Gómez Pickering, Mexican Ambassador to the United Kingdom, will officially open a cultural festival at the University of Birmingham today (Friday 5 June). MEX/BHX: Mexico in Birmingham marks this year's status as the Year of Mexico in the UK and celebrates Mexican culture and research through exhibitions, lectures, film and food.
Date:
05/06/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Vice Chancellor

BIS appoints Chief Scientific Adviser from Birmingham

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Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
27/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers pin down enzyme role in muscle 'aging'

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified the role of an enzyme in muscle wasting, and associated age-related problems. They believe that inhibiting it could hold the key to developing ways of preventing, or reversing, the adverse effects.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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