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Study reveals key role of mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' in determining sex in fruit flies

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A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham has shown how a common mRNA modification, N6-methyladenosine (m6A), regulates gene expression to determine the sex of fruit flies.
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30/11/2016

University of Birmingham Social Work programme represented at Social Worker of the Year Awards

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A graduate and a student of the University of Birmingham's MA in Social Work, part of the University's prestigious Social Work Programme, have each won prizes at the 2016 Social Worker of the Year Awards.
Date:
30/11/2016

Exploring Radicalisation and Securitisation

Exploring Radicalisation and Securitisation
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The Department of Theology and Religion is pleased to announce this call for abstracts for participation in a sysmposium and consequent Special Edition in The Journal of Muslims in Europe.
Date:
30/11/2016

Leam Craig appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Leam Craig appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
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In October Professor Leam Craig was appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) in recognition of his contributions to the social sciences.
Date:
30/11/2016

Keynote at Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies annual conference

Keynote at Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies annual conference
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Dr Louise Hardwick presented a keynote lecture at the Annual Conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies on Friday 18 November.
Date:
30/11/2016

LifeSavers

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LifeSavers is a joint initiative by the Church of England and Young Enterprise. It seeks to establish schools savings clubs in primary schools across the UK in conjunction with a financial education curriculum.
Date:
29/11/2016

What I found there: Reading Classical Landscapes

What I found there: Reading Classical Landscapes
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Full video of Diana Spencer's November 2016 inaugural lecture at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/11/2016

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

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The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
29/11/2016

Mental health commissioning in Australia

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Dr Robin Miller from HSMC has been appointed a Senior Associate of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
Date:
29/11/2016
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