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Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

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With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future.
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08/09/2014

The future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say Birmingham scientists

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Wild species related to our crops which are crucial as potential future food resources have been identified by University of Birmingham scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
Date:
08/09/2014

The Conversation: Why 'fools rush in' is Obama's watchword in Iraq and Syria

The Conversation: Why 'fools rush in' is Obama's watchword in Iraq and Syria
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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. US president Barack Obama has yet to work out exactly what America's strategy is in confronting Islamic State (IS), and has been foolish enough to say so in public. Cue the foreseeable torrent of point-scoring from opponents.
Date:
05/09/2014

IRiS to host event on examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity

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All are welcome at this Free workshop "Examining diet and physical activity behaviours amongst older adults through the lens of superdiversity" which is being hosted by IRiS.
Date:
04/09/2014

From tiny flies to great discoveries

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The Drosophila Research Labs in the School of Biosciences will be presenting an exhibit at the British Science Festival, Birmingham Library, Saturday 6th September 10:00 to 16:30: "From tiny flies to great discoveries".
Date:
04/09/2014

Bugs, Birmingham and Bangalore- a visit to the Indian Institute of Science

Bugs, Birmingham and Bangalore- a visit to the Indian Institute of Science
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Staff from Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) visit the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore next week to take part in a joint microbiology symposium.
Date:
04/09/2014

Grassroots civil society at crossroads

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A new paper co-written by Jenny Phillimore with IRiS and TSRC colleagues, explores how very small scale 'grassroots', that is self-organised civil society action, including that undertaken by minority and new migrant groups, contributes to society at local level.
Date:
03/09/2014

'Community research within a social constructionist epistemology' : New article from IRiS

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A new article by Jenny Phillimore, co-written with colleagues at the University of Victoria, Melbourne, explores the way that a social constructionist framework can lend itself to undertaking policy relevant research.
Date:
03/09/2014

NATO Must Look Forward to the Past

NATO Must Look Forward to the Past
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Written by Professor Mark Webber and Heidi Reisinger (Senior Analyst at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy). NATO's intent to follow America's lead and pivot towards Asia is illogical and unrealistic. The Ukraine crisis has served to bang their heads together and remind them that although the connection to the US is crucial, NATO business is in Europe.
Date:
03/09/2014

Shadow of extremism scandal lingers as Birmingham goes back to school

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If a week is a long time in politics, then the school summer holidays must have seemed like a lifetime the for governors, teachers, pupils and staff at the 21 schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse plot in Birmingham.
Date:
03/09/2014
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