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Climate change adaptation costs set to soar on the railway

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Britain's railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive action now, according to new research released by RSSB today.
Date:
01/06/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Research explains the role of the gene BRCA1 in DNA repair

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are a step closer to understanding the role of the gene BRCA1. Changes in this gene are associated with a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Date:
30/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Trial launches for children's brain tumour, ependymoma

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The University of Birmingham's Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit will coordinate the UK arm of a large international clinical trial for a type of children's brain tumour, called ependymoma.
Date:
27/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham

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Birmingham will be boosted in its efforts to tackle key medical challenges, such as disease diagnosis, identification of the right treatments and improving the health of ageing populations, by the official opening of the Phenome Centre Birmingham today.
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Policy chiefs urged to make financial education compulsory in primary schools

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Primary school children should receive age-appropriate lessons in financial education to encourage positive attitudes towards budgeting and savings, according to new research published today.
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research, Social Sciences
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