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Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
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New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016

Belief in social action: exploring faith groups' responses to local needs

Belief in social action: exploring faith groups' responses to local needs
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New briefing paper from the Faith Based Regeneration Neywork, TSRC and the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion.
Date:
04/05/2016

Special Breakthrough Prize awarded for detection of gravitational waves

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The Selection Committee of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics has announced a special prize recognising scientists and engineers involved in the transformational detection of gravitational waves.
Date:
04/05/2016

Flexible coherent control of plasmonic spin-Hall effect

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By exploring the optical spin-Hall effect, we are working towards developing a flexible and tunable holographic input interface for optical chips - the likely successors of silicon–based microchips that could transform the world of new technology, leading to ultra–fast computing and innovative applications in biomedical science.
Date:
04/05/2016

Latest Newsletter from Housing and Communities

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The latest edition of the Housing and Communities Research Group Newsletter, is now available to read online.
Date:
04/05/2016

Surgery patients in lower income countries have three times greater risk of dying

Description
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016

Empires of Emptiness video interview

Empires of Emptiness video interview
Description
Dr Berny Sèbe introduces the exhibition Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara & the Steppe as part of the wider AHRC funded project Outposts of Conquest.
Date:
03/05/2016

Extended rest between weight lifting sets could help muscle growth

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth.
Date:
03/05/2016

BBC Four World at One

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IRiS research Dr Nando Sigona interviewd by BBC World at One about the situation of lone refugee children in the EU.
Date:
03/05/2016

ICCS celebrates resounding success of third annual training programme

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In April 2016, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted the third annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together delegates from across the UK, including students, researchers, and practitioners from international peace-building NGOs and diplomatic missions.
Date:
29/04/2016
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