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Gene discovery sheds light on growth defects linked to dwarfism

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A new study shows how errors in a specific gene can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism.
Date:
13/02/2017

Scientists use smartphones to measure train ride comfort

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Passengers could soon be using their mobile phones to help rail companies around the globe improve the ride quality on their trains, thanks to new research.
Date:
13/02/2017

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

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The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
08/02/2017

Famous faces set to help launch Cure Leukaemia appeal

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100 key figures from the West Midlands region attend launch of Cure Leukaemia appeal
Date:
07/02/2017

Qur'anic Manuscript Conference: May 2017

Qur'anic Manuscript Conference: May 2017
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A three-day conference on Qur'anic Manuscript Studies: The State of the Field is being held in Budapest in May 2017, with participation from members of ITSEE.
Date:
06/02/2017

Putting human rights at the forefront

Putting human rights at the forefront
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CIFoRB speaks to Malaysian parliamentarian, Kasthuri Patto, about strengthening human rights on her home soil and across the Commonwealth.
Date:
06/02/2017

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
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