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Thursday 20th July 2017

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate

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Professor Michael Tausz takes a look at the debate around using forests to manage carbon.
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Thursday 20th July 2017
Thursday 6th July 2017

Defibrillators: strengthening the chain of survival

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Phone boxes used to be a fixture of the British urban landscape, but as more people reach for their smartphone rather than a handful of loose change, increasing numbers of villages have been turning these iconic landmarks into defibrillation points.
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Thursday 6th July 2017
Thursday 1st June 2017

Research breakthrough in hypertension: Birmingham leads pan-European effort

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often goes unnoticed, but if left untreated can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. Studies estimate that one in four adults suffer from hypertension and in ten per cent of these adults, it is due to the overproduction of the adrenal hormone aldosterone, a condition known as primary aldosteronism or Conn syndrome.
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Thursday 1st June 2017
Thursday 25th May 2017

City-regions need great universities as strong and committed 'anchor institutions'

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As we come to terms with this week's terrorist attack, our thoughts are with the families of those affected by this senseless act; not just in Manchester, but across the North-West. Like many regions across the country, the North-West is dependent upon the skills and talents of its young people, particularly those coming out of universities, to contribute to the region's success.
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Thursday 25th May 2017
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