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Contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs used to treat cancer

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The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.
Date:
14/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods

Mapping rivers and preserving livelihoods
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River scientists and marine geophysicists from the US and UK - and led by the University of Birmingham - have teamed up for a unique collaboration that could help protect the lives of thousands of people who live close to the banks of some of South Asia's biggest rivers.
Date:
06/05/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Two University of Birmingham scientists elected Royal Society Fellows

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Two University of Birmingham professors have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Online voting a step closer thanks to breakthrough in security technology

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a technique to allow people to cast their election vote online – even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
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Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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