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Ancient Qur'an just one of many 'hidden treasures' at the University of Birmingham

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Last week, the University of Birmingham announced that within its collections it holds one of the earliest Qur'anic manuscripts in existence. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that the document dates from within a few decades of the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
Date:
30/07/2015

Ancient Qur'an just one of many 'hidden treasures' at the University of Birmingham

Description
Last week, the University of Birmingham announced that within its collections it holds one of the earliest Qur'anic manuscripts in existence. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that the document dates from within a few decades of the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
Date:
30/07/2015

The Conversation: 'Is this really Europe?': refugees in Calais speak of desperate conditions

The Conversation: 'Is this really Europe?': refugees in Calais speak of desperate conditions
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Cameron has pledged that the UK government will do everything it can to deal with this situation, but sitting in the detritus of the Calais camp, it is clear that the real crisis is humanitarian and is being fatally overlooked.
Date:
30/07/2015

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
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Dr Jason Braithwaite (pictured right) has been awarded a grant for €41,600 from the Bial Foundation to examine anomalous body experiences in non-clinical populations.
Date:
29/07/2015

The hyperexcitable brain: two papers published

The hyperexcitable brain: two papers published
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Dr Jason Braithwaite has published two new papers which explore the hyperexcitable cortex in individuals predisposed to anomalous perceptions.
Date:
29/07/2015

Expect all cars to soon be electric says Chief Scientific Advisor

Expect all cars to soon be electric says Chief Scientific Advisor
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Professor John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change laid out the department's priorities for future sustainable energy systems at the University of Birmingham last week. He informed students and guests at the first in the new Birmingham Energy Institute prestigious lecture series that in order to meet ambitious carbon reduction targets investing in new technologies, including electric cars, is the way forward.
Date:
29/07/2015

Startling new concessions made by Syria's desperate president

Startling new concessions made by Syria's desperate president
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Assad is running out of options – and he seems to be admitting it for the first time.
Date:
29/07/2015

ITSEE Papers at EABS Annual Meeting 2015

ITSEE Papers at EABS Annual Meeting 2015
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The European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting for 2015, held in Cordoba from 12-15 July, featured several papers by ITSEE members.
Date:
28/07/2015

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge
Description
There's been a lot of hand-wringing and soul searching about the state of the NHS and how it can best respond to the challenges ahead; and the contribution of the service user, or citizen, in meeting those challenges is gaining more attention.
Date:
28/07/2015

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH
Description
NASH clinical trial results
Date:
28/07/2015
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