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Public pictures can do more than preserve the memory of world heritage

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Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world's most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

Study finds that the majority of older people are admitted to hospital appropriately, challenging current perceptions

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the majority of over 65s admitted to hospital felt that it was the right choice for their health, while all GPs and hospital doctors who took part in the study said they felt there had been no inappropriate admissions.
Date:
08/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Study provides insight into levels of activism undertaken by disabled athletes

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New research has found that while most elite disabled athletes are active in seeking positive change within their sport, relatively few are active in openly addressing wider societal issues and injustices facing the disabled community.
Date:
07/09/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Sport

Bright sparks discovered via University's project with Birmingham Girls School

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The value of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects at 'A' Level has been shown to boost girls' potential earning power by as much as 33%. Encouraging girls to study these subjects at A level has been a long term focus of government policy since 2010.
Date:
26/08/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

Researchers identify possible pathway to reboot immune system after bone-marrow transplants

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New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin β receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus; and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who undergo bone-marrow transplant are slow to recover their immune system.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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