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New research suggests possible link between sudden infant death syndrome and air pollution

New research suggests possible link between sudden infant death syndrome and air pollution
Description
A study led by the University of Birmingham suggests a possible association between exposure to certain pollutants and an increased risk of so-called 'cot death'.
Date:
19/04/2018

Birmingham research leads to greener and more productive EU

Birmingham research leads to greener and more productive EU
Description
Taking a fresh look at how research and innovation can shape re-industrialisation across the European Union could boost economies, slash the emission of planet-warming greenhouse gases, and cut waste, a new study reveals.
Date:
18/04/2018

Decarbonising cooling emissions will suck up world's planned solar energy

Decarbonising cooling emissions will suck up world's planned solar energy
Description
Today (18 April 2018) the University of Birmingham is bringing together more than 100 cooling and energy efficiency decision-makers and experts at the world's first congress on 'clean cold' to discuss the urgent topic of how to meet our global demand for cooling sustainably.
Date:
18/04/2018

New educational video helps South Asian rheumatoid arthritis patients manage condition and understand treatment pathway

New educational video helps South Asian rheumatoid arthritis patients manage condition and understand treatment pathway
Description
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients of South Asian origin now have extra help in living with a painful and incurable condition – thanks to a new educational video that encourages them to understand when and why they need to move from standard treatment to treatment with a biologic.
Date:
16/04/2018

Draining peatlands gives global rise to greenhouse laughing-gas emissions

Draining peatlands gives global rise to greenhouse laughing-gas emissions
Description
Drained fertile peatlands around the globe are hotspots for the atmospheric emission of laughing-gas – a powerful greenhouse gas called nitrous oxide, which is partly responsible for global warming and destruction of the ozone layer, a new study shows.
Date:
29/03/2018

Study finds the frequency of alpha brain waves could be used to assess a person's predisposition to pain

Study finds the frequency of alpha brain waves could be used to assess a person's predisposition to pain
Description
The frequency of alpha brain waves can be used as a measure of an individual's vulnerability to developing and experiencing pain, researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK and University of Maryland in the US have discovered.
Date:
28/03/2018

Exploring ethnic diversity in women's cancer on a multi-cultural scale

Exploring ethnic diversity in women's cancer on a multi-cultural scale
Description
Scientists, and clinicians from the UK, India and Africa as well as representatives from industry recently joined forces for a workshop held by the University of Birmingham India Institute into the causes and development of cancer among ethnic minority women.
Date:
27/03/2018

Birmingham and Nankai launch Institute to tackle global green challenges

Description
The University of Birmingham and Nankai University have launched a Joint Research Institute and begun working together in mapping how British and Chinese researchers will tackle a range of global environmental challenges.
Date:
23/03/2018

Trial results shows safety of drugs for patients undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat

Trial results shows safety of drugs for patients undergoing treatment for an irregular heartbeat
Description
A trial led by the University of Birmingham has found that two types of blood thinning drugs are safe to use in patients with an irregular heartbeat when they are undergoing surgery aimed at stopping the condition.
Date:
20/03/2018

Study finds prostate MRI scans both increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis

Study finds prostate MRI scans both increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis
Description
A large international study conducted in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that an MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies.
Date:
19/03/2018
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