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DC will win the battle of the currents thanks to new DC fault management system

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The final barrier preventing energy suppliers making the switch from AC power grids to faster, more efficient DC systems could now be removed, thanks to research carried out at the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.
Date:
02/10/2014

Beckman Coulter Inc. Forms Technology Partnership With the University of Birmingham

Beckman Coulter Inc. Forms Technology Partnership With the University of Birmingham
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In a collaboration aimed at advancing automation techniques for regulatory science research, Beckman Coulter Inc. has entered into a Technology Partnership agreement with scientists at the University of Birmingham (UoB), UK, establishing a collaboration to accelerate research into higher-throughput biology to support the University's activities towards better protecting environment and human health.
Date:
02/10/2014

Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Innovations in Research and Practice

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The workshop entitled 'Inclusive Entrepreneurship: Innovations in Research and Practice' was held on the 9th and 10th of July 2014, and attracted re-searchers, practitioners, policy makers, members of the corporate and banking sectors and entrepreneurs, from 12 countries.
Date:
02/10/2014

MPharm project shortlisted for a national e-learning award

MPharm project shortlisted for a national e-learning award
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News item. The virtual chemistry for pharmacy (MPharm) project has been shortlisted in the National E-Learning Awards 2014.
Date:
02/10/2014

The Conversation: Why Brooks Newmark is a twit, but not a knit-wit

The Conversation: Why Brooks Newmark is a twit, but not a knit-wit
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Written by Chris Game. Two topics now compete for the opening paragraph in MP Brooks Newmark's political obituary. One is of course his hubris in thinking that a 26-year old woman – be she Tory or not – would be interested in photos of his genitalia. The other, though, are his thoughts, as the short-lived minister for civil society, about charities and knitting.
Date:
02/10/2014

CREES academic delivers talk at book launch

CREES academic delivers talk at book launch
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Dr Derek Averre of CREES spoke about Europe and the Ukraine crisis at a book launch at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in Oslo.
Date:
02/10/2014

Protecting UK infrastructure from the unpredictability of space: Professor Paul Cannon leads the way in radio science development

Protecting UK infrastructure from the unpredictability of space: Professor Paul Cannon leads the way in radio science development
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Paul Cannon OBE, Professor of Radio Science in the School of Electronic Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been appointed President of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) and also a member of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.
Date:
01/10/2014

Debunking myths about language and social media

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There is no doubt that social media has changed how we communicate. The question is: should we worry about these changes?
Date:
01/10/2014

Birmingham joint host for National HS2 College

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Professor Clive Roberts, Director of the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), and Professor Felix Schmid, Head of Education, BCRRE, echo the congratulations and delight that Birmingham will be sharing as host of the National HS2 College. BCRRE will be an important partner in establishing the educational programmes and in establishing best practice at all levels.
Date:
01/10/2014

Watch and listen: Translating cultures

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IRiS academics take part in new film from The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which shines a light on the AHRC's Translating Cultures theme.
Date:
01/10/2014

How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?'

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All are welcome at this seminar entitled 'How can the law be expected to cope with 'Superdiversity?' on 19 November 2014.
Date:
30/09/2014

IASS's Chris Allen responds to Home Secretary's announcement of counter-extremism measures

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Listen to Chris Allen talking on Radio 5 Live in response to the announcement by the Home Secretary of counter-extremism measures.
Date:
30/09/2014

HSMC at Conservative Party Conference

HSMC at Conservative Party Conference
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HSMC Policy Directors Hilary Brown and Catherine Needham have been out and about at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham this week.
Date:
30/09/2014

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health
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Stopping smoking is associated with a significant improvement in mental health, equal to or larger than the effect from a course of anti-depressants, researchers at the University of Birmingham and Oxford have found.
Date:
30/09/2014

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:
30/09/2014

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:
30/09/2014

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:
30/09/2014

Women still not given a sporting chance to appear in back page headlines

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The amount of column inches devoted to women's sport in British national papers has actually decreased from the level it was at prior to the 2012 Olympic Games, University of Birmingham researchers have established.
Date:
30/09/2014

Pioneering stem cell therapies to be trialled in Birmingham

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University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.
Date:
30/09/2014

Miscarriage risk increases for women who respond poorly to IVF ovarian stimulation

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Women who respond to IVF treatment with low numbers of eggs are at increased risk of miscarriage, a study co-authored by University of Birmingham researchers has found.
Date:
30/09/2014
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