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Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

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Research highlighting the way in which lung-damaging bacteria use the body's own immune response to worsen the effect has brought new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis
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11/08/2014

The Conversation: Is Boris Johnson a sop to the Tories' UKIP tendency?

The Conversation: Is Boris Johnson a sop to the Tories' UKIP tendency?
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Written by Dr Peter Kerr. There is a certain section of the Conservative Party – and not necessarily a minority – which has a penchant for self-destruction. This is the same section which takes its leadership cues from Nigel Farage rather than David Cameron; that section which has repeatedly frustrated the latter's attempts to modernise the party, while steadfastly drawing the leadership back towards the types of agenda, on Europe and immigration and so on, which proved so electorally damaging for the party throughout the noughties.
Date:
11/08/2014

The Conversation: The secret economic slowdown behind Putin's strategy for Russia

The Conversation: The secret economic slowdown behind Putin's strategy for Russia
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Written by Dr Richard Connolly. If you want to understand the sometimes confounding moves played by Russian premier Vladimir Putin, then you could do worse than look at the accounts. On the face of it the country has seen 14 years of growth in the past 15, but that hides a persistent slowdown in the rate of growth. And although sanctions imposed over Ukraine have grabbed the headlines, the truth is that economic weakness in Russia is homegrown.
Date:
11/08/2014

PG student presentation

PG student presentation
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Magdalena Antrobus to present at the World Association of Social Psychiatry Congress.
Date:
11/08/2014

New book: This Is Ethics: An Introduction

New book: This Is Ethics: An Introduction
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Dr Jussi Suikkanen's new textbook entitled This Is Ethics: An Introduction is now out on Wiley-Blackwell.
Date:
11/08/2014

The Kills lauches in America

The Kills lauches in America
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Longlisted for the Man Booker, Dr Richard House's novel The Kills is launched in the United States of America.
Date:
08/08/2014

Professor Stephen Wood named among World's Most Influential Scientific Minds

Professor Stephen Wood named among World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
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The School of Psychology's Professor Stephen Wood has been named among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014.
Date:
07/08/2014

The Conversation: Self-styled people's governor of Donetsk tells us: these areas have always been Russian

The Conversation: Self-styled people's governor of Donetsk tells us: these areas have always been Russian
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Written by Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University) and Professor Stefan Wolff. There are two competing and irreconcilable narratives about the crisis in eastern Ukraine that divide public opinion and media coverage in the region and the country – as much as they divide Russia and the West.
Date:
07/08/2014

Head of Law School quoted in BBC News item on Parole Board Victim Statements

Head of Law School quoted in BBC News item on Parole Board Victim Statements
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Birmingham Law School's Professor Andrew Sanders, a former Parole Board member, talks about the impact of victim statements on Parole Board Hearings in a BBC News item from 5 August 2014.
Date:
07/08/2014

Community development standards workshop

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The workshop at TSRC Birmingham on 12 September 2014 will explore:• key issues facing communities and community development practitioners• the purpose, values, roles described in the current CDNOS and suggest what needs to change, go or be added• how we can make the revised CDNOS both stronger and more accessible
Date:
06/08/2014

First Venezuelan dinosaur discovered

First Venezuelan dinosaur discovered
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A new dinosaur species from South America has been identified, according to new research by an international team of scientists. The 200 million year old fossils are from the La Quinta Formation in Venezuela, making this the first dinosaur find in the north of South America. The species is named Laquintasaura venezuelae, after its location, in a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Date:
06/08/2014

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of 750,000. From quantum technologies to railways and more...
Date:
01/08/2014

Podcast: ASPA Roundtable on US Political Science

Podcast: ASPA Roundtable on US Political Science
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Roundtable with Professor Steven R. Smith, the American Political Science Association (APSA) Executive Director and a leading scholar on the non-profit sector, 29 July 2014, Chaired by Professor Chris Skelcher, INLOGOV, University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/08/2014

Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children

Antiepileptic drugs taken during pregnancy may increase risk of impaired development for children
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New research suggests that taking antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy increases the risk of the child having impaired brain development.
Date:
01/08/2014

"Ideological Dissent in Downsian Politics" research podcast with Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

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In this latest podcast, Dr Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay discusses his research that looks at factors that play apart in politics, voting and the government.
Date:
31/07/2014

Hydrogen Locomotion

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Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, has received a great deal of attention because it can be produced from many different feedstocks, like electricity, and therefore can provide a clean source of power with minimal local emissions, especially if a fuel cell is used. Recently the Traction Systems Group has investigated the suitability of hydrogen to operate trains. The studies included the energy supply chain and the associated carbon emissions to allow a comparison the incumbent technologies in the railway market.
Date:
31/07/2014

INLOGOV Summer Symposium 2014

INLOGOV Summer Symposium 2014
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This summer symposium brought together distinguished UK and international academics and leaders in the field of local government to share new ideas, creativity, evidence and experience on some of the major challenges for local government.
Date:
31/07/2014

Holdsworth - Law alumni newsletter 2014

Holdsworth - Law alumni newsletter 2014
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The 2014 edition of our alumni newsletter had just been published. You can read it online here.
Date:
30/07/2014
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