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Severe drought no longer caused just by nature

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
02/02/2016

University of Birmingham welcomes the Chinese Year of the Monkey

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The University of Birmingham's China Institute has marked the Chinese New Year with the help of three world-class musicians. Pianist Di Xiao, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and violinist Jiafeng Chen performed in the University's Bramall Music Building to staff, students, partners and members of the Chinese community from across the West Midlands and beyond.
Date:
29/01/2016

Year of the Monkey heralds golden opportunity for Chinese research partnerships

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As we enter the Chinese Year of the Monkey in 2016, a new year brings fresh opportunity for the UK to continue building its relationship with China in many areas, not least academic research.
Date:
28/01/2016

Year of the Monkey heralds golden opportunity for Chinese research partnerships

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As we enter the Chinese Year of the Monkey in 2016, a new year brings fresh opportunity for the UK to continue building its relationship with China in many areas, not least academic research.
Date:
28/01/2016

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference

Geneva Summit: 30th Anniversary Conference
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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security invited scholars and practitioners to reflect on the legacy of the meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev, exploring what went right, what went wrong, and assessing the prognosis for the future. The central focus of this event was to address the question of how trust was developed between the two leaders, why the relationship has broken down in the intervening years, and whether trust can be restored given the current state of US-Russia relations.
Date:
22/01/2016

The immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters

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Our ability to fight off recurrent infections, such as colds or flu, may lie in the 'immunological memory' found in a newly discovered class of gene regulatory elements, according to research from the University of Birmingham, supported by the BBSRC and Bloodwise.
Date:
21/01/2016

Tommy's opens UK's first national early miscarriage centre

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Tommy's, the UK baby charity that funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, is to open the country's first national clinical research centre dedicated to early miscarriage on 1 April, comprising of a partnership of three universities: The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and Imperial College London.
Date:
21/01/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - December 2015

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The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP launches the University of Birmingham's Cryogenic Energy Storage plant and more...
Date:
20/01/2016
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