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Smartphones could help to prevent glaucoma blindness - study

Smartphones could help to prevent glaucoma blindness - study
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Smartphones could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma – helping to prevent severe ocular diseases and blindness, a new study reveals.
Date:
25/02/2021

Governments face dilemma in making COVID lockdown decisions - study

Governments face dilemma in making COVID lockdown decisions - study
Description
Governments face a dilemma in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – impose an early lockdown to slow the virus' spread and encourage good health practice or delay to protect jobs and learn more about the virus.
Date:
24/02/2021

Leave campaign created 'new religion' to support EU withdrawal - study

Leave campaign created 'new religion' to support EU withdrawal - study
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Campaigners used quasi-religious and mythological themes to create a 'Brexit religion' - persuading people to support Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, according to a new study.
Date:
24/02/2021

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria - study

Global travellers vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria - study
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International travellers are particularly vulnerable to virulent strains of drug-resistant bacteria – picking up several different types through spending time in the company of other tourists, a new study reveals.
Date:
23/02/2021

New project announced to deliver recycling supply chain for luxury cars

New project announced to deliver recycling supply chain for luxury cars
Description
Research project with Bentley Motors will deliver a sustainable source of rare earth magnets for electric and hybrid vehicles for one of the most sought-after luxury car brands in the world.
Date:
18/02/2021

Human brain taps into visual cues when lacking a sense of touch - study

Human brain taps into visual cues when lacking a sense of touch - study
Description
Evidence that a sense of our physical selves can develop even without the sense of touch has been uncovered in a new study by researchers in the UK and the United States.
Date:
18/02/2021

University of Birmingham signs up to global UN agreement

University of Birmingham signs up to global UN agreement
Description
The University of Birmingham has signed up to the UN Global Compact – the world's largest corporate responsibility initiative – as part of reducing its environmental footprint and maximising the impact of its research.
Date:
17/02/2021

EUniWell awarded funding to expand research horizons

EUniWell awarded funding to expand research horizons
Description
The European University for Well-Being (EUniWell) has secured extra funding for a Europe-wide project to boost research partnerships and support young researchers in developing their careers.
Date:
10/02/2021

Report on Queer New York

Description
Watch a recording of the workshop which explored the queerness, and queering, of New York, offering a range of ways of thinking about queer preservation as enacted through writing and art-making.
Date:
08/02/2021

Birmingham philosophers explore big questions with US TV's Closer To Truth

Birmingham philosophers explore big questions with US TV's Closer To Truth
Description
Philosophy experts at the University of Birmingham are set to work with long-running US TV series Closer To Truth - exploring the big religious questions facing philosophers today.
Date:
04/02/2021
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