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Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed Chair of England Athletics

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England Athletics has today announced Professor Myra Nimmo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, as its next Chair.
Date:
27/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Sport

Natural world comes to Birmingham in 2.7 million museum relaunch

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The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham is to officially reopen on Tuesday 21st June, after a massive refurbishment and installation of new exhibits. From diamonds to dinosaurs, to the Dudley Bug and extinct 'Coseley' spider; the museum which is free of charge, will inspire and engage the public with treasures from the natural world.
Date:
20/06/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis

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A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

From Chernobyl and cholera to reworking Shakespeare, Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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How are victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak being supported six years on? What can a new generation of nuclear reactors learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? And how can one of Shakespeare's darkest plays become an even darker work of fiction?
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences
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