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Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that one of the country's leading international entrepreneurs has been appointed as its new Chancellor reflecting the University's position as a truly global institution that attracts the brightest and best from across the world.
Date:
12/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Trio of awards marks University's commitment to advancing careers of women in science

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The University of Birmingham has scooped three new national awards for its work to further and support the careers of women in traditionally male strongholds of academia.
Date:
05/05/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
15/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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