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BIS appoints Chief Scientific Adviser from Birmingham

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Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
27/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report

United Kingdom ranked one of the highest performing countries for higher education in Universitas 21 report
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According to the fourth annual Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, the United Kingdom is home to one of highest performing university systems in the world. The report places the UK second only to the United States for global research outputs, the quality of its best institutions, the impact of its research and the production of an educated workforce that meets labour market needs.
Date:
21/05/2015
Categories:
International, Research

NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research, says report

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Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world-leading research into cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-commissioned report from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Researchers pin down enzyme role in muscle 'aging'

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified the role of an enzyme in muscle wasting, and associated age-related problems. They believe that inhibiting it could hold the key to developing ways of preventing, or reversing, the adverse effects.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The dark side of the 'love hormone'; research points to striking similarities with the effects of alcohol

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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