World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests

World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests
Description
More than half of the carbon sink in the world's forests is in areas where the trees are relatively young – under 140 years old – rather than in tropical rainforests, research at the University of Birmingham shows.
Date:
18/02/2019
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

The language of inequality in the news

The language of inequality in the news
Description
Michael Toolan's book published by Cambridge University Press.
Date:
18/02/2019
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

Shamima Begum: why the IS teenager should be allowed to return to the UK

Shamima Begum: why the IS teenager should be allowed to return to the UK
Description
Dr Katherine Brown writes for The Conversation.
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

Professor leads national group of experts reviewing the benefits and risks of opioid medicines

Professor leads national group of experts reviewing the benefits and risks of opioid medicines
Description
A University of Birmingham Professor is leading a national review into the benefits and risks of opioid medicines including issues around dependency and addiction.
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Young babies given a general anaesthetic experience no lasting impacts, new study finds

Description
New research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that giving young babies a general anaesthetic has no lasting impact on their brain development or behaviour.
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services
Description
Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century finds a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease

Novel software offers possible reduction in arrhythmic heart disease
Description
Potentially lethal heart conditions may become easier to spot and may lead to improvements in prevention and treatment thanks to innovative new software that measures electrical activity in the organ.
Date:
15/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services

Researchers call for further investment in UK heart failure services
Description
Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the UK has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions such as cancer, study finds
Date:
14/02/2019
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Disabled Students' Allowance: Barriers experienced by students with Vision Impairment

Description
In January Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP expressed a commitment to ensuring disabled students do not feel restricted in applying to a university due to barriers to access.
Date:
14/02/2019
Categories:
Social Sciences

Disabled Students' Allowance: Barriers experienced by students with Vision Impairment

Description
In January Universities Minister Chris Skidmore MP expressed a commitment to ensuring disabled students do not feel restricted in applying to a university due to barriers to access.
Date:
14/02/2019
Categories:
Social Sciences
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