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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

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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

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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

University and Industry collaborate to demonstrate at COP26 how hydrogen technology can decarbonise the railways

Lord Bilimoria and others with the HydroFLEX train
Description:
Engineers at the University of Birmingham, with their industry partners Porterbrook, are demonstrating the potential of hydrogen to transform rail transport at the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow.
Date:
12 November 2021
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