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Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis
Description
A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
Date:
07/06/2016

Understanding chimpanzee behaviour in zoos

Understanding chimpanzee behaviour in zoos
Description
A recent Birmingham Brief article, based on the work of researchers in the schools of Biosciences and Psychology, considers how zoos could modify great ape enclosures to elicit wild-type behavioural profiles.
Date:
27/05/2016

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College
Description
The University welcomed Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, to campus yesterday for the official opening of Phenome Centre Birmingham, a pioneering £8m life sciences facility designed to study metabolism in global human health and disease, based within the School of Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
24/05/2016

Our School of Biosciences ranked third in Guardian League Table 2017

Description
In a result that recognises our excellent learning environment, our School of Biosciences has been ranked third in the UK for biosciences subjects in the Guardian University League Tables 2017.
Date:
23/05/2016

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham

Enhancing treatments for disease and ageing at Phenome Centre Birmingham
Description
Birmingham will be boosted in its efforts to tackle key medical challenges, such as disease diagnosis, identification of the right treatments and improving the health of ageing populations, by the official opening of the Phenome Centre Birmingham 23 May 2016.
Date:
23/05/2016

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool for UK zoos

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool for UK zoos
Description
University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
Date:
12/05/2016

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize

Professor Gurdyal Besra wins the 2016 Colworth Prize
Description
Professor Gurdyal Besra, of the School of Biosciences and Institute of Microbiology and Infection, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Colworth Prize by the Microbiology Society.
Date:
05/05/2016
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