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Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai

Uncovering the secrets of the Himalayas off the coast of Mumbai
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Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, a team of international scientists are collecting samples from the bottom of the Arabian Sea to find out how the growth of the Himalayan mountain range has affected the Asian Monsoon over the last 50 million years. The drilling, taking place off the coast of Mumbai, India, will also help scientists predict monsoon intensity in the future.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

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A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
25/03/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
24/03/2015
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New potential for personalised treatments in bowel cancer

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Scientists have found that genetic changes in bowel tumours are linked to the way the body's immune system responds to the cancer, according to research published today in the journal Oncoimmunology.
Date:
23/03/2015

Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

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The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.
Date:
18/03/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor
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