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Birmingham drought experts launch pilot project to work with African communities on building resilience

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Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

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A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham–Beijing energy partnership powers from strength to strength

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Academics from the University of Birmingham have received honours from their counterparts at the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB).
Date:
22/11/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Integrated care interventions can reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases, but may not meet national policy targets

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New research has shown that integrated care interventions can be effective in reducing hospital activity, but the evidence base is poor and suggests that transforming services to integrate health and social care may not be enough to meet national policy targets for halting the rise in hospital activity.
Date:
22/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Green glory for University of Birmingham

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The University last week claimed two new awards to add to its collection of sustainability prizes, receiving recognition from the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice.
Date:
18/11/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Research
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