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UK and Brazilian researchers uncover hidden spread of Zika virus in Brazil and Americas using virus genome sequences

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An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time.
Date:
24/05/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing
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Top UK and Chinese scientists are working together on the biggest-ever China-UK joint campaign in the megacity of Beijing to study air pollution and how it affects human health.
Date:
22/05/2017
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study
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Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
Date:
18/05/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham backs Chinese orchestra's first concert in Britain

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One of China's most prestigious orchestras performed in the UK for the first time – backed by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/05/2017
Categories:
International

Singapore engineers and Birmingham experts work together to raise rail reliability

Singapore engineers and Birmingham experts work together to raise rail reliability
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Singapore's largest railway operator and the University of Birmingham - one of the UK's top universities for railway science and education - have embarked on four research projects that will enhance the reliability of railway networks.
Date:
11/05/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research
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