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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
Description
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

Newly discovered pathway reveals how our immune system is regulated; gives hope for serious chronic diseases

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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