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University of Birmingham launches £5m investment to double business spinouts

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The University of Birmingham has launched a £5m investment plan to double the number of commercial spin outs within five years.
Date:
24/05/2016

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College
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The University welcomed Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, to campus yesterday for the official opening of Phenome Centre Birmingham, a pioneering £8m life sciences facility designed to study metabolism in global human health and disease, based within the School of Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
24/05/2016

Ecocriticism keynote at Durham IAS

Ecocriticism keynote at Durham IAS
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On Friday 13 May, Dr Louise Hardwick gave a keynote paper at the international symposium 'Aesthetics of Crisis: Ecology, Disaster, Representation' which was held at the University of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study.
Date:
24/05/2016

No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'
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The importance of teams to the successful delivery of health and care services is now well established. There is an overwhelming evidence base that teams of relevant professionals coming together to achieve a shared goal can lead to genuine improvements in patient care.
Date:
24/05/2016

Religion in public life: levelling the ground

Religion in public life:  levelling the ground
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Report and videos from the 2016 Edward Cadbury Lectures, given by Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter).
Date:
23/05/2016

Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day

Control of Movement and Active Ageing Open Day
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Are you interested in learning about the control of movement and the ability to remain active in older age? We would like to invite you to an open day at the School of Sports Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences on Tuesday the 21 of June 2016 from 10:20am (registration opens at 9:30) to 3:30pm.
Date:
23/05/2016

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed
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The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs with similarly shaped skulls.
Date:
23/05/2016

Norwegian research into co-ordinated care

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Professor Russell Mannion is a co-investigator on a major new research project in Norway funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Date:
23/05/2016

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham
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Birmingham will be boosted in its efforts to tackle key medical challenges, such as disease diagnosis, identification of the right treatments and improving the health of ageing populations, by the official opening of the Phenome Centre Birmingham 23 May 2016.
Date:
23/05/2016

From Chernobyl and cholera to reworking Shakespeare, Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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How are victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak being supported six years on? What can a new generation of nuclear reactors learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? And how can one of Shakespeare's darkest plays become an even darker work of fiction?
Date:
23/05/2016
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