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Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education’s (BCRRE) research into the application of fuel cells and hydrogen in railway traction system design stretches back over the last decade and beyond.
Developing the use of sensors and clocks in innovative, ground-breaking technologies to change the future landscapes of healthcare, transport, defence, civil engineering and more.
Academia partnering with business, investigating, developing and co-creating robust and innovative solutions to achieve responsible business success. Building the foundations for a more responsible and sustainable future.
We are working with partners across the globe to understand how to save lives at risk from poor air quality.
Challenging established views and policy responses to migration and its impact on societies in a rapidly changing world.
Birmingham academics work on major issues in international ethics and global justice and train the next generation of students to tackle these issues.
Birmingham has been at the forefront of transplants since the pioneering work of Sir Peter Medawar. Our researchers are continuing his legacy.
We explore what it means to be human – in historical and cultural contexts, within ethical and legal norms and through languages and communication.
From atoms to astronomy, computers to cars and robots to robust materials, our goal is to transform our understanding of the world to make life easier, healthier and more sustainable.
Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health.
With over 1,000 academic staff researchers and around £80 million new research funding per year, we are dedicated to performing world-leading research with the ultimate goal of improving human health.
We address the challenges facing society and the economy, from shedding light on the refugee crisis, to character education in schools, through to developing leaders in the NHS.
We drive world-leading research in Metabolism, Endocrinology and Reproduction. Metabolism is vital to life and affects all cells and systems in our body. We use cutting edge technologies and approaches to understand metabolic, hormonal and reproductive process. This will help to tackle disease more quickly – and effectively target the right people, with the right treatment, at the right time.
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A postcode lottery decides if babies are tested for a heart defect. We think this needs to change
Pulse oximetry screening - saving babies' lives - Professor Andrew Ewer
NASA delegation visits University of Birmingham to discuss its mission to Mars
Talking fertility, sperm and miscarriage with Dr Jackson Kirkman-Brown
EASD 2018 Abd Tahrani
Posted 16 July 2019
Dr Caroline Gorvin, IMSR Career Development Fellow, has won the Endocrinology Society's 2019 Early Investigator's Award. Her research investigates membrane protein signalling in neuroendocrinology, and bone health.
Expertscape has named David Hodson, Professor of Cellular Metabolism from the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research (IMSR), in a list of top 30 leading insulin researchers in the UK.
Posted 12 July 2019
The public is being urged to take part in a consultation over a national recommendation not to roll out a life-saving test to identify newborn babies with critical congenital heart defects pioneered by our experts.
Posted 08 July 2019
Female patients who suffer from a disabling neurological disorder known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension are at twice the risk of heart conditions and stroke, a study led by the University of Birmingham has shown.
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