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Thursday 20th August 2015

Ageing muscles: can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

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It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that as we get older, our bodies tend to become smaller, weaker and frailer.
Date:
Thursday 20th August 2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Thursday 13th August 2015

M6 Toll: problems remain, despite upturn in fortunes

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Recent traffic statistics issued by Midland Expressway Limited reveal vehicle volumes on the M6 Toll have risen by 12 per cent over the past year – and by about a quarter over the past three years.
Date:
Thursday 13th August 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 6th August 2015

Iraq: what Britain isn't saying about its airstrikes on Islamic State

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This week, the British government announced it will extend its involvement in US-led airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State until March 2017.
Date:
Thursday 6th August 2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 30th July 2015

Ancient Qur'an just one of many 'hidden treasures' at the University of Birmingham

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Last week, the University of Birmingham announced that within its collections it holds one of the earliest Qur'anic manuscripts in existence. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that the document dates from within a few decades of the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
Date:
Thursday 30th July 2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research
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