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Birmingham calls on UK cooling companies to help Indian farmers

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers' incomes, whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
Date:
03/02/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

New type of T-cell identified as 'key player' in development of rheumatoid arthritis

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A team of scientists from the UK and the US have identified a genetically-distinct subset of helper T-cell associated with tissues affected by rheumatoid arthritis.
Date:
02/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

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New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.
Date:
30/01/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks

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Experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with partners in India and the UK on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.
Date:
23/01/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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