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University of Birmingham awarded top marks for teaching quality

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The University of Birmingham has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for both the quality and enhancement of its student learning opportunities.
Date:
12/05/2016
Categories:
Students, Teaching, Vice Chancellor

Midlands research powerhouse will use powerful new imaging technology to develop the next generation of drugs

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The next generation of drugs to tackle two of the planets biggest killers are to be developed through a partnership bringing together powerful Nobel Prizewinning imaging technology and some of the brightest scientific minds from around the globe.
Date:
12/05/2016

Prolonged breath holds of over five minutes could help in targeted radiotherapy

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham working with clinical teams at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have successfully shown for the first time that breast cancer patients can be trained to achieve single prolonged breath holds of over five minutes, opening the door for targeted radiotherapy to be administered with just one dose in each daily session.
Date:
12/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos

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University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures in zoos to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
Date:
11/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Study finds no evidence linking weekend staffing levels in hospitals to mortality

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The 'weekend effect' – that patients admitted to hospital over the weekend are at an increased risk of death – overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date:
11/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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