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One in four could not find £200 in an emergency, research shows

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Nearly a quarter of people would be unable to find £200 at short notice, new research shows.One in six admit they would have to borrow the money, with a further 8% saying they simply could not pay, according to data published in an annual financial-state-of-the-nation report by academics.
Date:
18/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children

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New research suggests that taking antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy increases the risk of the child having impaired brain development.
Date:
11/07/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference

Relations between China and India take centre stage at Birmingham conference
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A ground-breaking conference at the University of Birmingham will bring together scholars from China, India and the UK to address contemporary Sino-Indian relations. Focusing on economic and security implications, speakers will also discuss the implications of China and India's simultaneous rise on the West.
Date:
08/07/2014
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences

Let the people co-create our cities of the future, urge University of Birmingham experts

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The UK's cities of the future should be "self-made", with citizens being enabled to help generate their own vision of urban living and to elect non-partisan leaders who can deliver it, urges a new Policy Commission report.
Date:
07/07/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham

Prominent Chinese genomics institute announces world-leading research centre with the University of Birmingham
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BGI, the world's largest genome research institute, has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the University of Birmingham that will create the Joint Centre for Environmental Omics (JCEO) between the two institutions. The JCEO will seek to protect environment, health and global biodiversity by analysing the toxicity of compounds more efficiently than has been achieved before.
Date:
07/07/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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