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Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017

Increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength in humans.
Date:
15/02/2017

Launch of Special Australasian Edition of Journal of Integrated Care

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Dr Robin Miller from the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham will be delivering a keynote address around international perspectives on integrated care to mark the formal launch of the Journal of Integrated Care's special issue on Integrated Care in Australasia.
Date:
15/02/2017

Birmingham's early warning system flags global financial crises

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new 'early warning system' that could help policymakers around the world take action to avert or lessen the impact of financial crisis.
Date:
14/02/2017

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young
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Dr Stephan Lautenschlager has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses recent compelling evidence that a species of archosauromorphs previously thought to venture onto land to lay eggs, gave birth to live young. The group of animals known as Archosauromorpha includes crocodiles, birds and their ancestors the dinosaurs.
Date:
14/02/2017

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma

£750,000 grant to investigate post-traumatic coma
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Dr Damian Cruse has been awarded a Medical Research Council New Investigator Grant of £750,000 to investigate consciousness and cognition in acute post-traumatic coma, and explore more accurate markers of diagnosis as well as potential for recovery.
Date:
14/02/2017

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

Entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage Workshop

Entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage Workshop
Description
Event report and podcasts of talks.
Date:
13/02/2017

Islam as a political force: more than belief

Islam as a political force: more than belief
Description
The politicization of religion cannot be explained by the ideas of religious doctrines but by the interactions between religious and political actors, institutions and ideas argues Jocelyne Cesari.
Date:
13/02/2017

New scholarships for campus based postgraduate research and taught programmes starting in September 2017

New scholarships for campus based postgraduate research and taught programmes starting in September 2017
Description
We are pleased to announce another round of fully funded BRIHC scholarships, for successful applicants to join our vibrant research community in September 2017.
Date:
13/02/2017
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