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University of Birmingham scientists 'stand up to cancer' as disease strikes close to home

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A University of Birmingham scientist who is researching new ways to improve cancer treatment has teamed up with Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 to launch Stand Up To Cancer after surviving the disease herself.
Date:
28/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Scientists visualise quantum behaviour of hot electrons for first time

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Scientists have, for the first time, identified a method of visualising the quantum behaviour of electrons on a surface. The findings present a promising step forward towards being able to manipulate and control the behaviour of high energy, or 'hot', electrons.
Date:
28/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

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A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample. The ACC steroid analysis service will be marketed by Birmingham-based AltaBioscience, which has an exclusive licence on this patented technology from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
21/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

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A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world's three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.
Date:
20/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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