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Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development

Scientists discover plant 'brain' controlling seed development
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A new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a group of cells that function as a 'brain' for plant embryos capable of assessing environmental conditions and dictating when seeds will germinate.
Date:
05/06/2017

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival
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One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer led by the University of Birmingham has found that adding Abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment improves survival by 37 per cent.
Date:
05/06/2017

Birmingham's energy storage expertise continues to attract interest from top Chinese companies

Birmingham's energy storage expertise continues to attract interest from top Chinese companies
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A senior delegation from the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China visited the University of Birmingham to explore collaboration in energy storage and other energy technologies.
Date:
02/06/2017

University Women's Choir appoint Patrick Barrett as Conductor

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University Women's Choir are pleased to welcome the young upcoming choral conductor, Patrick Barrett, as their new Chorus Master for the 2017/18 academic year.
Date:
31/05/2017

Indian sports coaches return to Birmingham to boost performance

Indian sports coaches return to Birmingham to boost performance
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Sports coaches from India have teamed up again with experts at the University of Birmingham to learn how latest research and training techniques can help to boost athletes' performance.
Date:
31/05/2017

University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT launch Joint Research Platform

University of Birmingham and Fraunhofer UMSICHT launch Joint Research Platform
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Experts from industry and academia have launched a joint research platform to deliver new approaches to energy and waste management that will benefit cities and communities around the world.
Date:
25/05/2017

UK and Brazilian researchers uncover hidden spread of Zika virus in Brazil and Americas using virus genome sequences

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An international research collaboration has studied the genetics of Zika virus in Brazil and beyond, providing a new understanding of the disease and its rapid spread through space and time.
Date:
24/05/2017

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing
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Top UK and Chinese scientists are working together on the biggest-ever China-UK joint campaign in the megacity of Beijing to study air pollution and how it affects human health.
Date:
22/05/2017

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study
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Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
Date:
18/05/2017

University of Birmingham backs Chinese orchestra's first concert in Britain

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One of China's most prestigious orchestras performed in the UK for the first time – backed by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/05/2017
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