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Surgery patients in lower income countries have three times greater risk of dying

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New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
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04/05/2016

Empires of Emptiness video interview

Empires of Emptiness video interview
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Dr Berny Sèbe introduces the exhibition Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara & the Steppe as part of the wider AHRC funded project Outposts of Conquest.
Date:
03/05/2016

Extended rest between weight lifting sets could help muscle growth

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth.
Date:
03/05/2016

BBC Four World at One

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IRiS research Dr Nando Sigona interviewd by BBC World at One about the situation of lone refugee children in the EU.
Date:
03/05/2016

ICCS celebrates resounding success of third annual training programme

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In April 2016, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted the third annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together delegates from across the UK, including students, researchers, and practitioners from international peace-building NGOs and diplomatic missions.
Date:
29/04/2016

Insight: Everyone's waiting for the first drone disaster

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GIVEN the collision at Heathrow and the potential for aerial terrorism, have regulators been caught napping on policing the skies, asks Dani Garavelli. Professor David Hastings Dunn, head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Birmingham University, believes it is only a matter of time before terrorists will be strapping explosives to drones, allowing them to by-pass security systems and carry out attacks on open-air events.
Date:
29/04/2016

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow

Early Career Award for Biosciences Birmingham Fellow
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Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, a Birmingham Fellow in the School of Biosciences, received the Biological Systems Early Career Award following a special lecture given at the University of Birmingham on 28 April 2016.
Date:
29/04/2016

Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers

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Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
Date:
29/04/2016

Publication of edition of early Qur'anic manuscripts by Dr Alba Fedeli

Publication of edition of early Qur'anic manuscripts by Dr Alba Fedeli
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Dr Alba Fedeli, an Honorary Fellow and collaborator of ITSEE, has published an online edition reconstructing the Qur'anic text of the Mingana-Lewis palimpsest in Cambridge University Library
Date:
28/04/2016

Frozen Words

Frozen Words
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On 26 April Emma Wagstaff read her translation of Philippe Beck's poem 'Mots gelés' (Opéradiques, Flammarion, 2014) at a poetry reading given by Philippe Beck at the University of Cambridge.
Date:
28/04/2016
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