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Birmingham researchers pioneer revolutionary treatment to reduce disabilities in neonatal twins

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The number of children suffering severe disabilities after treatment for a deadly condition affecting just over 10% of all identical twin pregnancies could be dramatically reduced after University of Birmingham researchers pioneered a new treatment, in collaboration with other experts in Europe, resulting in better outcomes for babies affected.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham Arts and Science Festival: a matter of life and death

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Artistic portrayals of anatomy, sound-based works of art and the experience of living – and dying – in back-to-back housing are examined in a multi-media festival at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Work to start on £60 million advanced manufacturing research facility at Ansty Park

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The University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce celebrated their joint collaboration to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) when the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor David Eastwood and Rolls-Royce Director of Research and Technology Ric Parker 'broke ground' at the Centre's new site at Ansty Park, near Coventry.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Vice Chancellor

Self-employed men have higher levels of testosterone, study finds

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An abundance of the sex hormone testosterone is associated with being self-employed, a study from the University of Birmingham, University of Surrey and the University of Adelaide study has found.
Date:
Saturday 1st March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Commercial schemes are key to weight loss success, study finds

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Public health authorities should consider commissioning a range of commercial weight loss programmes to help in the fight against obesity, University of Birmingham researchers have found.
Date:
Saturday 1st March 2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Tip to dieters: Beware of friends and late night cravings

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There's more to dieting than just sheer willpower and self-control - the presence of friends, late night cravings or the temptation of alcohol can often simply be too strong to resist. Research led by Heather McKee of the University of Birmingham monitored the social and environmental factors that make people, who are following weight management programs, cheat. The study is published in the Springer journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Date:
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Age no barrier to exercise, new training course shows

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The mince pies and Christmas cake may be a distant memory, but older adults can still beat the post-Christmas bulge, as a new training scheme designed to teach instructors how to run exercise classes for older people kicks off in Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 20th February 2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The future's rose-y for personalised Valentine's gifts

The future's rose-y for personalised Valentine's gifts
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As the price of flowers – especially red roses – rockets on this particular day, could scientists at the University of Birmingham hold the answer to wooing your loved one in the future without breaking the bank?
Date:
Friday 14th February 2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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