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Screening of documentary film 'Resistance' followed by debate on antimicrobial resistance

Screening of documentary film 'Resistance' followed by debate on antimicrobial resistance
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On the evening of Monday 9 March the University of Birmingham will be screening a film about antibiotic resistance followed by a debate around antimicrobial resistance. The event will be jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham, the British Science Association and Antibiotic Action on behalf of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
Date:
19/02/2015

Labour talks tough on banking reform, but little will change

Labour talks tough on banking reform, but little will change
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Written by Dr Huw Macartney. Given the scandals, bonus increases and plummeting lending to small and medium-sized British businesses, reform of the banking system is likely to be a hot topic in the run-up to the general election. It is not surprising then that Labour has launched its plan on banking reform, which proposes measures to improve competition within the banking sector, lending to smaller businesses, and the culture of banking itself.
Date:
17/02/2015

Birmingham synthetic biology featured in The Conversation

Birmingham synthetic biology featured in The Conversation
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A group led by Anna Peacock at the University of Birmingham is designing miniature artificial proteins that bridge the gap between conventional synthetic molecules and the leviathans of biology.
Date:
17/02/2015

Visitor from the Alps

Visitor from the Alps
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Professor Dominique Schneider who is an expert on bacterial evolution from the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble will be visiting us for a few days early in March, funded by the Erasmus Exchange programme.
Date:
17/02/2015

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Sheep
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The University of Birmingham's China Institute is marking the Chinese New Year with the help of some world-class musicians.Pianist Di Xiao, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and guitarist Xiefei Yang will perform in the University's Bramall Music Building to staff, students, partners and members of the Chinese community from across the West Midlands and beyond. The musical trio will help celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Sheep with traditional Chinese music that is set to transport the audience to the land of dragons and emperors.
Date:
16/02/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2015

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From energy storage to the the next biological revolution...
Date:
16/02/2015

Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit – what next?

Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit – what next?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. After all night talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the outcomes of the four party talks in the so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) have neither brought a major breakthrough or a complete disaster. As a deal, it is not a solution, but perhaps a step towards one.
Date:
13/02/2015

TV rights does not mean participation rights, the business of British football

TV rights does not mean participation rights, the business of British football
Description
There has been a tirade of criticism from politicians and high profile ex-footballers calling for a reduction in ticket prices and more money to be put into grassroots football. The consideration of the masses and participation for all are hot topic. This piece discusses a number of perspectives of the debate.
Date:
12/02/2015

The international media is failing to report the Syrian war properly

The international media is failing to report the Syrian war properly
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. February 2015 has already seen some major developments in Syria's four-year conflict. At the start of February, rebels launched more than 100 rockets into Damascus and the Assad regime fired mortars on areas of its own capital, hoping to discredit the insurgents. At least six people were killed in the attacks.
Date:
10/02/2015
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