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Hot super-Earths stripped by host stars: 'cooked' planets shrink due to radiation

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Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have used data from the NASA Kepler space telescope to discover a class of extrasolar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away by their host stars, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications today (11 April 2016).
Date:
11/04/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Shining new light on diabetes treatment

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Researchers have developed a light-activated tool to show how drugs need to be adapted to combat type 2 diabetes.
Date:
11/04/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham dental school scores Top 50 global hit

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The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study dentistry, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
Date:
24/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

Birmingham water science leads ecological survival battle

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed tools to help restore vital eco-systems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world.
Date:
24/03/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

New imaging scans track down persistent cancer cells

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Head and neck cancer patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.
Date:
23/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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