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Research suggests common blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma.
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Lack of trust in police means Muslim parents won't speak of Syria-bound youngsters

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Lack of trust in police means Muslim parents won't speak of Syria-bound youngsters. New research from the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University has found that Muslim parents view police with caution, a lack of trust and say they would not speak out if their children travelled to Syria.
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Virtual reality 'Chinook' to help train medics in UK Armed Forces

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A new simulator of a Chinook helicopter, bringing together virtual reality and an inflatable enclosure, has been conceived to help to support the future training of the UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).
Date:
11/07/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Birmingham's role in gravitational wave detection celebrated in Thinktank exhibit

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Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum is hosting a new exhibit, celebrating the role of Birmingham scientists in detecting gravitational waves, the globally significant finding that will help us to understand and explore the mysteries of our universe.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Research finds that antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

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New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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