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Very small reductions in kidney function linked with heart disease

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Very small reductions in kidney function are directly linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). This shows for the first time that the heart damage seen in people with Chronic Kidney Disease is a direct result of their reduced kidney function.
Date:
15/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

LISA Pathfinder approaches its operational orbit

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While LISA Pathfinder is en route to its operational orbit, the science and engineering teams are testing the systems on the spacecraft. This week, they will begin to switch on elements of the science payload, including the laser that will be used to monitor the most precise free-fall motion ever obtained in space.
Date:
13/01/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Pioneering study to help adults delay frailty and live independently for longer

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A major study, involving researchers from the University of Birmingham, has launched aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Date:
11/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Remembering past events might take place quicker than we thought, research shows

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Research published in the Journal of Neuroscience has shown that retrieving memories of events from our past may take place quicker than we previously thought – and it is possible to interfere with that process.
Date:
05/01/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Ageing stars stop slowing down, scientists discover

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At a critical point in the life of a star like the Sun its rotation stops 'slowing down', according to research published in the journal Nature by University of Birmingham scientists today (4 January 2016). This discovery challenges existing theories and has implications for our understanding of how the Sun and other stars influence their local environments, including planets, as they age.
Date:
04/01/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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