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Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds

Government is missing its key healthy ageing targets and must act now, report finds
Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into healthy ageing published today.
Date:
15/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems

Research reveals new insight into why breastfed babies have improved immune systems
Description
Research has revealed new insight into the biological mechanisms of the long-term positive health effects of breastfeeding in preventing disorders of the immune system in later life.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of diseases

Cancer research reveals how different mutations in one gene can cause different types of diseases
Description
Leading cancer experts at the University of Birmingham have solved a long-standing question of how various types of mutations in just one gene cause different types of diseases
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Geoffrey Ma Tao-li appointed as Honorary Chair & Professor at Birmingham

Geoffrey Ma Tao-li appointed as Honorary Chair & Professor at Birmingham
Description
Former Hong Kong Chief Justice and University of Birmingham alumnus Geoffrey Ma Tao-li (LLB Law, 1997; LL.D, 2011) has been appointed as Honorary Chair and Professor in the Birmingham Law School.
Date:
14/01/2021
Categories:
Arts and Law, International

Early COVID-19 lockdown had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

Early COVID-19 lockdown had less impact on urban air quality than first believed
Description
The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels in major cities around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected – a new study reveals.
Date:
13/01/2021
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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