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Birmingham creates city development blueprint with global dimension

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a way of investigating or diagnosing the challenges facing their home city that could be used to help improve the lives of city dwellers around the world.
Date:
06/02/2017

Birmingham calls on UK cooling companies to help Indian farmers

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham are calling on innovative British cooling businesses to join them in India as part of a research initiative to help double farmers' incomes, whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
Date:
03/02/2017

New type of T-cell identified as 'key player' in development of rheumatoid arthritis

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A team of scientists from the UK and the US have identified a genetically-distinct subset of helper T-cell associated with tissues affected by rheumatoid arthritis.
Date:
02/02/2017

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

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After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

The imminent partition of Syria

Description
After nearly six years of uprising, conflict and chaos, the partition of Syria is imminent. President Bashar al-Assad will of course rail against it; his crucial ally Iran will probably resist too, and the marginalised US won't even acknowledge the prospect. But the lines are nonetheless being drawn.
Date:
26/01/2017

CIFoRB's first year: a full calendar of activities

CIFoRB's first year: a full calendar of activities
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A review of the year's activities from the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief project.
Date:
26/01/2017

PSIBS and Sci-Phy news round-up

PSIBS and Sci-Phy news round-up
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Students and staff in PSIBS and Sci-Phy had a successful 2015-16 academic year - winning multiple prizes and awards for science communication, teaching, science photography and conference presentations.
Date:
23/01/2017

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks

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Experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with partners in India and the UK on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.
Date:
23/01/2017

From diet to blood pressure - it's not just chromosomes that help determine the sex of a baby

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Dr Kristien Boelaert writes for The Conversation. Kristien is Reader in Endocrinology in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research.
Date:
23/01/2017
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