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Blue is the colour: why do we see #TheDress so differently?

Blue is the colour: why do we see #TheDress so differently?
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There has been passionate debate on the internet over a blue and black dress that to some people – perhaps even the majority – appears white and gold. But what is the reason behind a discrepancy that has caused such division within households and offices?
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02/03/2015

IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?

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IRiS Roundtable series - Intersectionality and superdiversity: What's the difference?
Date:
02/03/2015

Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation

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The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice.
Date:
02/03/2015

Superdiversity Birmingham Fellowships available at IRiS

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IRiS invite applications to the newly launched Birmingham Fellowships programme from individuals interested in undertaking conceptual work around the notion of superdiversity.
Date:
02/03/2015

Improving practice in safeguarding at the interface between hospital services and children's social care: a mixed-methods case study

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Professor Russell Mannion is a co-author of a new NIHR report exploring the interface between hospital services and children's social care. The study was led by Professor Sue White in School of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Studies.
Date:
27/02/2015

Bribery 'hits 1.6 billion people a year'

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A total of 1.6 billion people worldwide – nearly a quarter of the global population – are forced to pay bribes to gain access to everyday public services, according to a new book by academics at the Universities of Birmingham and Strathclyde.
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27/02/2015

Urine test could lead to better treatment of bladder cancer

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients.
Date:
27/02/2015

Measuring 'MoodTraces': new app helps monitor depression

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Scientists from the University of Birmingham have developed an app that can measure the activity patterns of patients with depression and provide the necessary support.
Date:
27/02/2015

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Corporate influence on institutional development in an emerging economy: The case of China
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Speaker: Professor John Child, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. This seminar examines the role of large corporations in shaping institutional development, with particular reference to China. Although institutions are potentially powerful actors in the Chinese business environment, reflecting considerable control by government and Party, there has been scope for non-Chinese corporations to influence the development of their regulations and policies.
Date:
27/02/2015

Urine test could lead to better treatment of bladder cancer

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients.
Date:
27/02/2015
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