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University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes

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Academics and computing staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a new cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Date:
29/07/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Macbeth Macbeth; Birmingham Shakespeare scholar creates new fiction inside the King's murder chamber

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University of Birmingham Shakespeare Institute scholar, Professor Ewan Fernie, of the Shakespeare Institute has co-authored a new work of fiction, Macbeth Macbeth, based on the Scottish play. The novel, by Fernie and Professor Simon Palfrey of the University of Oxford, is a response to Shakespeare's play that turns into its own entirely new work of fiction.
Date:
28/07/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

EEG scans could help diagnose levels of awareness in patients with a disorder of consciousness

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New research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
Date:
27/07/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'

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The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells.
Date:
21/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Chinese media chiefs sign agreement with University of Birmingham

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Chinese media chiefs visited the Shakespeare Institute, in Stratford-upon-Avon to sign an agreement to collaborate on publishing the University of Birmingham's work in China.
Date:
21/07/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research
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