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International rail conference speeds into Birmingham

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In the run up to the launch of HS2 the University of Birmingham is set to host an international conference on high-speed rail to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Shinkansen high-speed line in Japan.
Date:
05/12/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows

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As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer.
Date:
02/12/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Exploiting the 'spooky effects' of quantum mechanics: physicists receive £80 million in funding

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A consortium led by physicists at the University of Birmingham including the Universities of Glasgow, Nottingham, Southampton, Strathclyde and Sussex have been awarded a UK Quantum Technology Hub with a total EPSRC, University and industry contribution exceeding £80 million to translate their work in quantum sensors into technology that could help industry solve many problems.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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

Description
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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