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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

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham

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Birmingham will be boosted in its efforts to tackle key medical challenges, such as disease diagnosis, identification of the right treatments and improving the health of ageing populations, by the official opening of the Phenome Centre Birmingham today.
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed

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The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs with similarly shaped skulls.
Date:
20/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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