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Virtual reality 'Chinook' to help train medics in UK Armed Forces

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A new simulator of a Chinook helicopter, bringing together virtual reality and an inflatable enclosure, has been conceived to help to support the future training of the UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Birmingham's role in gravitational wave detection celebrated in Thinktank exhibit

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is hosting a new exhibit, celebrating the role of Birmingham scientists in detecting gravitational waves, the globally significant finding that will help us to understand and explore the mysteries of our universe.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Research finds that antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

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New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researchers find new law fails to deliver on unpaid carers

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham and a leading care charity say that one year on since its introduction, the Care Act has made little or no difference to the 5.4 million carers in England.
Date:
05/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients

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Researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment.
Date:
30/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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