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Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst

Researchers identify cheaper, greener biofuels processing catalyst
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Fuels that are produced from nonpetroleum-based biological sources may become greener and more affordable, thanks to research performed by the University of Birmingham and University of Illinois' Prairie Research Institute that examines the use of a processing catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine
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Government ministers Jeremy Hunt MP and Greg Clark MP launched the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy at the Institute of Translational Medicine today and announced new funding for research.
Date:
30/08/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Pioneering study to help pensioners improve health and wellbeing in later life

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A major study involving researchers from the University of Birmingham is aiming to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Date:
25/08/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Scientists discover common obesity and diabetes drug reduces rise in brain pressure

Scientists discover common obesity and diabetes drug reduces rise in brain pressure
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham, has discovered that a drug, commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type II diabetes, could be used as a novel new way to lower brain pressure.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Black holes: scientists 'excited' by observations suggesting formation scenarios

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Physicists have described how observations of gravitational waves limit the possible explanations for the formation of black holes outside of our galaxy.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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