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Detecting gravitational waves in space: LISA Pathfinder test mission launch imminent

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LISA Pathfinder (LPF), the test mission to demonstrate new technologies necessary for the planned gravitational wave observatory eLISA, will be shipped to the spaceport in Kourou on September 3rd, 2015, in preparation for launch.
Date:
03/09/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

A bottle of water before each meal could help in weight reduction, researchers say

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.
Date:
26/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New research sheds light on end of Snowball Earth period

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The second ice age during the Cryogenian period was not followed by the sudden and chaotic melting-back of the ice as previously thought, but ended with regular advances and retreats of the ice, according to research published by scientists from the University of Birmingham in the journal Nature Geoscience today (24 August 2015).
Date:
24/08/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New breath test shows possible biomarker for early-stage liver disease diagnosis

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A natural compound called limonene, which is found in oranges and lemons, could be indicative in early-stage diagnosis of liver disease, according to research published in the journal EBioMedicine by researchers in the Molecular Physics Group at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
11/08/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

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Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new modelling research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
10/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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