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REF confirms Birmingham's position amongst top research universities

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The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 also show that 87 per cent of the University of Birmingham's research activity has a global impact, confirming its position among the world's top universities for research in a broad range of areas from History and Education to Chemical Engineering and Psychology.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

2014: a review of the year

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2014 has been an exceptional year for the University of Birmingham, from discovering previously unknown archaeological monuments at the Stonhenge site to installing Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE as our new chancellor it has been an exciting year.
Date:
17/12/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences, Sport

More than just a change in diet: the challenge of Coeliac Disease for parents and how to survive it

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From birthday parties to our daily breakfast, food plays a central role in our friendships and family lives. As we are inundated with Christmas markets and high definition adverts for festive foodstuffs, it is can be difficult and stressful for children managing Coeliac Disease, and their families.
Date:
09/12/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

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Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Using intelligence to understand cancer's defence against immunity

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A team from the University of Birmingham are looking to receive a boost to their research into a treatment for cancers linked to Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) through a pioneering crowdfunding scheme.
Date:
25/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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