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Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer

Cancer survivors who quit smoking sooner can live longer
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Lung cancer survivors who quit smoking within a year of diagnosis will live for longer than those who continue to smoke, according to new research led by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.
Date:
12/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath

Study shows so-called 'healthy obesity' is harmful to cardiovascular heath
Description
Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either 'healthy obese' or deemed to be 'normal weight' but have metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes.
Date:
11/09/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New agreement strengthens tech innovation between Birmingham and China

New agreement strengthens tech innovation between Birmingham and China
Description
The University of Birmingham (UoB) and Jiangsu Industry Technology Research Institute (JITRI) have signed a new ¥6,000,000 agreement to develop innovative equipment that will help researchers test the strength of microparticles.
Date:
08/09/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Indian biotech leaders visit Birmingham for life science facilities briefing

Indian biotech leaders visit Birmingham for life science facilities briefing
Description
A delegation of Indian biotech company leaders visited the University of Birmingham to see the life sciences cluster, where the University's world-leading research is translated into new medical therapies.
Date:
08/09/2017
Categories:
International, Research

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets
Description
An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, and the results suggest that the outer planets of the system might still harbour substantial amounts of water.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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