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How is pollen, pollution and climate change affecting our health?

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The impact of air pollution, weather and climate change on the environment and human health is a vital concern globally. The health hazard it causes includes severe allergic reactions and several medical conditions, especially in conjunction with pollen grains.
Date:
18/08/2016

Birmingham athletes excel in Rio

Birmingham athletes excel in Rio
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The first 10 days of the 2016 Rio Olympics have seen athletes from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences past and present excel towards finals and secure medals for Team GB.
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16/08/2016

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal and air quality standards

The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal and air quality standards
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Cycle beating has created a major problem for air quality in European cities which were predicted to come into compliance with air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide by 2010 but have failed to do so.
Date:
12/08/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2016

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Potential for chaos on the London underground, using Virtual Reality for military training and more...
Date:
10/08/2016

Breakthrough test for brain injury

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A team from the University of Birmingham and the city's Queen Elizabeth Hospital have developed a simple blood test to detect brain injury.
Date:
10/08/2016

University of Birmingham signs agreement with forward-thinking Chinese institution

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The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech), in a partnership that will explore opportunities for research collaboration and a collaborative programme of doctoral studies.
Date:
10/08/2016

Top marks in 2016 National Student Survey

Top marks in 2016 National Student Survey
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Students in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences have praised the quality of teaching and learning offered in the latest figures announced by the National Student Survey.
Date:
10/08/2016

Researchers awarded an MRC grant of £98,000

Researchers awarded an MRC grant of £98,000
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Orna Rosenthal, Chris Miall (School of Psychology) and David Punt (School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences) were recently awarded an MRC Confidence in Concept grant of £98,000 to develop their methods for mapping upper limb motor performance after stroke.
Date:
10/08/2016

Biosciences degrees score full marks in 2016 National Student Survey

Biosciences degrees score full marks in 2016 National Student Survey
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Results from the 2016 National Student Survey show that 100% of students on our BSc Biological Sciences are satisfied overall with the course. Students completing the survey also praised our staff, with 100% of our Human Biology students saying our staff are good at explaining things.
Date:
10/08/2016

Small particles: big implications for our health and the environment

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The governance of small particles has remained firmly in the headlines recently. UK cities continue to exceed EU air pollution limits (including airborne particle standards), due to emissions from vehicles. Reports continue to emerge of substantial health consequences for Europe and globally; air pollution exposure is rated the eighth most common cause of death in the world by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Date:
04/08/2016
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