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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

Entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage Workshop

Entrepreneurship in Cultural Heritage Workshop
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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
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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
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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

Trump's Immigration Ban: A Legacy of Securitised Immigration Rhetoric?

Trump's Immigration Ban: A Legacy of Securitised Immigration Rhetoric?
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Professor Fiona de Londras writes for the Birmingham Perspective. Fiona is Professor of Global Legal Studies at the University of Birmingham
Date:
13/02/2017

Video: older people don't choose to take up hospital beds

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In an article on The Conversation, Jon Glasby discusses NIHR research which interviewed older people about their emergency admissions to hospital, addressing the assumption that many older people are admitted to hospital when they don't really need to be.
Date:
13/02/2017

Rail Minister visits leading BCRRE digital railway labs

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Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, visited the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) to meet the Centre's leading digital railway experts and see the cutting-edge technology in the Centre's rail labs.
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

Waitrose banks on its middle-class base as supermarkets brace for tough times

Waitrose banks on its middle-class base as supermarkets brace for tough times
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Isabelle Szmigin in the Conversation: The upmarket store is reining in expansion but doubling down on value-added for its core clients.
Date:
10/02/2017

Holocaust Memorial Day and denial: Auschwitz in a post-truth age?

Holocaust Memorial Day and denial: Auschwitz in a post-truth age?
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The latest Birmingham Brief, presented by Dr Isabel Wollaston.
Date:
10/02/2017
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