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Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
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Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

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

Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
Description
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

Birmingham's innovative new Biohub officially opens

Birmingham's innovative new Biohub officially opens
Description
The doors to The BioHub Birmingham officially opened on Tuesday 24th March to unveil the first purpose-built facility of its kind in the UK.
Date:
01/04/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor
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