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Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

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Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014

When UN peacekeepers commit atrocities, someone has to act

When UN peacekeepers commit atrocities, someone has to act
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Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes about UN peacekeepers and atrocities for the Conversation
Date:
25/11/2014

Using intelligence to understand cancer's defence against immunity

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A team from the University of Birmingham are looking to receive a boost to their research into a treatment for cancers linked to Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) through a pioneering crowdfunding scheme.
Date:
25/11/2014

OFFA welcomes new guidance on widening access to medical schools

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The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) welcomes the Medical Schools Council's first ever guidance on how to widen access to medicine courses for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Date:
25/11/2014

Career and Education Website of the Year 2014

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The University of Birmingham wins the Best Website award in the Career & Education category of the Website of the Year 2014 awards.
Date:
24/11/2014

Birmingham pub bombings 40 years on: why there is still no closure

Birmingham pub bombings 40 years on: why there is still no closure
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Birmingham Law School's Professor Andrew Sanders writes for the Birmingham Brief
Date:
21/11/2014

Career and Education Website of the Year 2014

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The University of Birmingham wins the Best Website award in the Career & Education category of the Website of the Year 2014 awards.
Date:
20/11/2014

Could a vaccine help to fight cancer? You can help us find out

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Working with Cancer Research UK, the Birmingham research team (Prof Alan Rickinson, Dr Neil Steven and Dr Graham Taylor; all in the School of Cancer Sciences) have already tested the vaccine in a small number of patients with an EBV-related head and neck cancer. It is currently being tested in larger clinical trials worldwide.
Date:
20/11/2014

Abe can win Japan's snap election but he needs to win big

Abe can win Japan's snap election but he needs to win big
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Written by Dr Julie Gilson. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call a snap election for December 14 comes after what has been a rather bad week for him. Japan has slipped back into recession for the first time since 2012 and Abe has seen his popularity ratings drop below 50% for the first time.
Date:
19/11/2014

Real-time genome sequencing helps control hospital outbreak

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Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in a paper published today in the open-access journal Genome Medicine. The research corroborates the use of the technique as a rapid and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.
Date:
19/11/2014
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