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Government commits £60m of funding to Midlands universities

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The Government has today confirmed £60 million for a new energy research project in the Midlands. The Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) is a multimillion research hub which will build on the expertise of six leading midlands universities, the British Geological Survey and the surrounding industrial base to deliver a step change in energy research and development, securing the UK's leadership position in the sector.
Date:
18/03/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall

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A new study from the University of Birmingham and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit in Cambridge has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

British society among the most harmful to its citizens, says research

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Liberal societies such as the UK, US and Australia are among the most harmful to their citizens, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham says global demand for 'cold' should be taken seriously with launch of new Policy Commission

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The University of Birmingham announces today (16 March 2015) the launch of a new policy commission entitled 'Doing Cold Smarter'. It will investigate how the growing demand for 'cold' and cooling, which is required to address global challenges of hunger, disease and population growth, can be met without causing environmental ruin.
Date:
16/03/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineered cells could help tackle the third most common cancer in Chinese males

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a new method of genetically engineering immune cells could lead to improved treatment of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients.
Date:
10/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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