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CARE Fertility supporting miscarriage research

Professor Arri Coomarasamy
Description:
CARE Fertility has generously donated £202,800 to support the miscarriage research led by Professor Arri Coomarasamy and team at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07 December 2021

University of Birmingham in trial of booster COVID-19 vaccines

A persons arm being injected with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
Description:
A UK-wide trial carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham show six COVID-19 vaccines are safe and boost immunity for people who have had two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Oxford/AstraZeneca.
Date:
03 December 2021

Enduring, Surviving, Articulating: the HIV-AIDS Pandemic and New York Poetry

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Description:
Forty years ago, in June 1981, the first five cases of what later became known as AIDS were reported in the United States.
Date:
01 December 2021

News-Medical | Using the contraceptive pill to reduce risk of type-2 diabetes in women with PCOS

Description:
In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Professor Weibke Arlt about her recent research into how the contraceptive pill affects type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS.
Date:
30 November 2021

Migrant deaths in the English Channel and the right to asylum

Nando Sigona being interviewed on Al Jazeera
Description:
IRiS Director Professor Nando Sigona responds to the tragic death of 27 migrants crossing the English Channel to reach the UK.
Date:
29 November 2021

Origin and Evolution of Investment Treaty Standards: Progress or Regression?

Description:
Video of the second webinar of the International Economic Law and Policy Working Group (IELPWG) of Birmingham Law School.
Date:
29 November 2021

Researchers awarded vital funding to explore treatment to slow rare liver disease

Illustration of a body showing a liver and digestive system
Description:
LifeArc and PSC Support jointly award £898,774 for new research into primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare disease where the body attacks its own liver, causing inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts.
Date:
26 November 2021

Talking Down: the Demotic Speech Ideal in Twentieth-century Britain

Campus - Old Joe viewed from the green heart
Description:
Vernacular English is seen as a tool for those in charge to reach the people, not as a medium for the fundamental processes of political decision-making itself.
Date:
24 November 2021

Funding Success for GALaCSy project

Description:
ITSEE will be a partner in an €800,000 joint Anglo-German project on the Earliest Translations of the Pauline Epistles.
Date:
19 November 2021

Opinion – A climate for microbes: how the dynamics of infectious diseases will change on a warming planet

Description:
Professor Willem van Schaik, Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, writes an opinion piece on how the dynamics of infectious diseases will change on a warming planet.
Date:
17 November 2021

Why do we need feminist translation?

A portrait of Peter Auger at the University of Birmingham
Description:
Feminist retellings can rewrite male-authored classic works to reflect the experience of women and support equal representation in how classic tales are read.
Date:
17 November 2021

COVID Oximetry @home evaluation: Interpretation of findings

Person attaching a pulse oximeter to an old person's finger
Description:
A collection of findings based on the COVID Oximetry @home evaluation from RSET and BRACE in collaboration with Imperial College London and Health Foundation
Date:
17 November 2021
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