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New Director of Operations for Phenome Centre Birmingham

New Director of Operations for Phenome Centre Birmingham
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Dr Scott Harrison has joined the Phenome Centre Birmingham in Biosciences, as Operational Director. He came from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen
Date:
21/07/2015

Microbiology Summer School Starts in Biosciences

Microbiology Summer School Starts in Biosciences
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26 year-12 pupils from schools all around Birmingham join the Institute of Microbology and Infection this week to experience lab work and microbial science first hand.
Date:
20/07/2015

Biosciences Birmingham Fellow wins Aston Webb Award

Biosciences Birmingham Fellow wins Aston Webb Award
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Congratulations to Anne-Marie Krachler for winning the Aston Webb Award for Outstanding Early Career Academic. This is one of the Founders Awards presented annually at the Chancellor's Dinner.
Date:
20/07/2015

Grandparents' affection piling on the pounds in Chinese children

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New research published has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity.
Date:
17/07/2015

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. So there's now a real plan to sort out Iran's nuclear programme. What about all its other problems?
Date:
16/07/2015

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't

What the Iran nuclear deal means – and what it doesn't
Description
Written by Professor Scott Lucas. So there's now a real plan to sort out Iran's nuclear programme. What about all its other problems?
Date:
16/07/2015

Publication of new volume on Codex Sinaiticus

Publication of new volume on Codex Sinaiticus
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A new volume of papers on Codex Sinaiticus is published this month, featuring contributions from ITSEE's Codex Sinaiticus Project team members.
Date:
15/07/2015

How eating a meal affects brain responses

How eating a meal affects brain responses
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A recent paper by Dr Suzanne Higgs and Dr Jason Thomas published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports the results of a study on the brain processes involved in control of meal size. Findings show that eating a meal reduces brain reward response to food and increases activity in brain regions involved in behaviour control.
Date:
15/07/2015

Greece: a Europe forged in one crisis may have laid the foundations for the next

Greece: a Europe forged in one crisis may have laid the foundations for the next
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Written by Dr George Kyris. What might feel like a victory this morning for eurozone leaders and lenders has only served to feed a eurosceptic beast.
Date:
14/07/2015

University Chancellor Named International Indian of the Year and Appointed President of UKCISA

University Chancellor Named International Indian of the Year and Appointed President of UKCISA
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Lord Karan Bilimoria of Chelsea, the Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, has been awarded the title of International Indian of the Year by India Link International, a magazine for Indian diaspora published in the UK. The award comes in the same week that he has been announced as the new President of the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
Date:
14/07/2015
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