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Re-starting global economy depends on tackling 'last mile' of vaccine journey

Re-starting global economy depends on tackling 'last mile' of vaccine journey
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Re-starting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the 'last mile' of a COVID-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report.
Date:
25/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

'Rapid science' makes custom-fitted facemasks for NHS workers

'Rapid science' makes custom-fitted facemasks for NHS workers
Description
A company working with experts from the University of Birmingham and King's College London has been awarded funding by Innovate UK to produce custom-fitted, reusable, medical grade facemasks.
Date:
24/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Helicates meet Rotaxanes to create promise for future disease treatment

Helicates meet Rotaxanes to create promise for future disease treatment
Description
A new approach to treating cancers and other diseases that uses a mechanically interlocked molecule as a 'magic bullet' has been designed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
23/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences

Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease

Magnetic brain waves to detect injury and disease
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain, which has the potential to increase understanding of connectivity in the brain.
Date:
23/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Enhancing battery performance with quantum sensors

Enhancing battery performance with quantum sensors
Description
A new project aimed at harnessing quantum technology to enhance vehicle battery performance has been awarded Partnership Resource Funding by the University of Birmingham-led UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing.
Date:
20/11/2020
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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