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Largest genetic atlas for zebrafish ‘breakthrough’ for biomedical research

Colourful Zebrafish
Description:
A collection of genetic maps will enable scientists to better study key health conditions including cancers and heart disease.
Date:
04 July 2022

Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine selected for Future Leaders Programme

Dhruv Parekh
Description:
Dr Dhruv Parekh, Associate Professor in Respiratory Medicine, has been accepted onto the 2022 cohort of the Academy of Medical Sciences Future Leaders Programme
Date:
21 June 2022

ITSEE students win prizes at Postgraduate Research Festival

A person holding a certificate
Description:
Andrew Patton won the Michael O’Rourke postgraduate publication prize and Gabriël Oberholzer was named People’s Choice Runner-up in the Images of Research.
Date:
20 June 2022

Now in paperback: International Law and International Politics by Alexander Orakhelashvili

Cover of the book "International Law and International Politics - Foundations of Interdisciplinary Analysis" by Alexander Orakhelashvili
Description:
Latest work by Birmingham Law School expert in international law is available this month (June 2022) in paperback from Edward Elgar.
Date:
15 June 2022

Global rail leaders focus on ‘reshaping our railways post-pandemic’

Experts at the World Congress on Railway Research
Description:
Leaders in rail innovation from across the globe came together in Birmingham to discuss plans to develop, improve and shape the industry post-pandemic.
Date:
15 June 2022

University of Birmingham apologises for its role in historical sexual reorientation research

Campus - Aston Webb
Description:
The University of Birmingham has formally acknowledged its role in historical sexual reorientation research and practice on its Edgbaston campus.
Date:
08 June 2022

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

Illustration of human body with the spinal cord, nervous system and brain highlighted
Description:
Birmingham scientists have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord.
Date:
20 May 2022

University of Birmingham ranked among top UK universities for research

Campus - Aston Webb
Description:
The University of Birmingham has today received an outstanding vote of confidence in the quality of its research and contribution to society.
Date:
12 May 2022

Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy welcomes new Professor of Regenerative Medicine

Professor Ivan Wall
Description:
Professor Ivan Wall has been appointed as Professor of Regenerative Medicine with the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
04 May 2022

Reconnecting Birmingham to Ruskin Land

Woodland sculpture made up of logs and branches
Description:
Researchers from the University of Birmingham will be working with artists and schools to co-create artworks on the themes of nature and environmental justice.
Date:
25 April 2022

Into the abyss? Charity finances during the Covid pandemic

Charity worker sifting through boxes of donations in a charity shop
Description:
Charities were expected to be under pressure during COVID-19, new research highlights to what extent have these forebodings been borne out.
Date:
14 April 2022

Civilians and military take part in study to improve concussion prognosis

Man sitting with brain scanning equipment
Description:
A major UK study to identify new ways to accurately predict if patients will develop long-term complications as a consequence of concussion has been launched.
Date:
08 April 2022
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