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Explaining Delusions symposium

Explaining Delusions symposium
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Symposium at the International Congress of Psychology in Yokohama organised by Project PERFECT.
Date:
22/07/2016

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
22/07/2016

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
Date:
22/07/2016

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'

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The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells.
Date:
21/07/2016

Chinese media chiefs sign agreement with University of Birmingham

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Chinese media chiefs visited the Shakespeare Institute, in Stratford-upon-Avon to sign an agreement to collaborate on publishing the University of Birmingham's work in China.
Date:
21/07/2016

PhD student takes part in Soapbox Science event

PhD student takes part in Soapbox Science event
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On Saturday 18 June some of the country's top female academics took to the streets of Oxford to tell the public about their research. This event, run by Soapbox Science, was one of a series which aims to promote women in science in an interesting and engaging way as they share their passion for science with the general public.
Date:
21/07/2016

Olympic bid cities should boost bargaining position to avoid future risk

Olympic bid cities should boost bargaining position to avoid future risk
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Dr Martin Müller, a senior research fellow at the University of Birmingham's School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, has identified seven symptoms that afflict the planning and hosting of such events.
Date:
20/07/2016

Linguistic Xenophobia and why it should be resisted

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In its latest Blog, the TLANG team (Translation and Translanguaging), write about the upsurge in xenophobia and racist hate crime which is believed to have been triggered by the BREXIT vote.
Date:
20/07/2016

Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics

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The focus of Cristina's current research – which she outlined in her recent Inaugural Lecture, 'Beauty and Strangeness in Particle Physics' – is the study of the behaviour of particles containing the beauty and strange quarks in the LHCb and NA62 experiments at CERN.
Date:
20/07/2016

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

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New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. TIA patients in the study consulted their GPs more frequently than similarly aged patients for fatigue, cognitive impairment and anxiety or depression.
Date:
20/07/2016
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