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West Midlands set to become 'Energy Capital' of the UK

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A bold new initiative to position the West Midlands as the UK's centre of clean energy technology is launching today at a VIP event hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Birmingham's early warning system flags global financial crises

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis.
Date:
14/02/2017
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Gene discovery sheds light on growth defects linked to dwarfism

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A new study shows how errors in a specific gene can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism.
Date:
13/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

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Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Paul Burstow leads new commission on mental health prevention for children and young people

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The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services, is to chair the 7th University of Birmingham policy commission. The focus of the commission is mental health promotion and illness prevention across society.
Date:
09/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences
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