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Addison's patients lack killer immune cells - study

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Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.
Date:
27/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New heights for University accommodation

New heights for University accommodation
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The newest addition to Selly Oak's residential development was officially 'topped out' at a ceremony last week (Wednesday 15 February). The Bournbrook development is part of the University's ongoing commitment to invest in high-quality accommodation in a vibrant community.
Date:
24/02/2017
Categories:
Corporate Services, Sport, Students

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

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A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.
Date:
20/02/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham Researcher talks about disability issues at this year's Archer's Conference.

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Birmingham expertise has been called upon by the Archer's Academic conference which brings together experts from a variety of disciplines to discuss how research and professional experience can cast a new light on the storylines of the BBC Radio 4 drama The Archers.
Date:
17/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

"Modern library investment critical to futureproofing research and education in digital era of 'alternative truths'", says Dame Lynne Brindley at the University of Birmingham

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Speaking on the future role of libraries at the opening of the University of Birmingham's brand new, 'transformational' Library on Monday (13 February) Dame Lynne Brindley, Master at Pembroke College, Oxford, and former Chief Executive of the British Library said: "Librarians should work as partners with academics to provide students with frameworks for information literacy, digital fluency and critical judgement skills around the superabundance of unauthenticated data and information swirling around the ether.
Date:
17/02/2017
Categories:
Alumni, Corporate Services, Students, Teaching
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