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Royal Visitor and the Prime Minister tour Hydroflex at CoP26

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His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have visited Britain's first mainline-approved hydrogen train at the COP26 Climate Change Summit.
Date:
11 November 2021

Rights Literacy for Indigenous Migrant Communities: Priorities and New Frontiers in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States

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A virtual workshop is being held to develop a new engagement and research agenda for indigenous people on the move.
Date:
11 November 2021

Polish-Belarusian border crisis: Let's not lose sight of the people trapped in the middle

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IRiS Director, Professor Nando Sigona, discusses how the Belerus border crisis with Poland loses sight of the people trapped in the middle in The Conversation.
Date:
10 November 2021

Utopia after the pandemic

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Dr Sebastian Mitchell delivering the latest Arts Matters talk.
Date:
10 November 2021

Biodiversity 'time machine' uses artificial intelligence to learn from the past

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Experts can make crucial decisions about future biodiversity management by using artificial intelligence to learn from past environmental change, according to research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09 November 2021

Child cancer experts welcome gift for vital new research equipment

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University of Birmingham cancer experts have welcomed a £120,000 charity donation to purchase new equipment that will help to speed the development of new treatments which could save the lives of children and adults.
Date:
09 November 2021

Of Heroes, Empire and Brexit

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Dr Berny Sèbe, a Senior Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the Department of Modern Languages, will be in France next week to deliver two papers based on his research.
Date:
05 November 2021

Who ever heard of Britain's state-sponsored literature?

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Dr Asha Rogers asks whether a historical perspective on state literary support strengthens the case to "bring the state back in" today.
Date:
05 November 2021

Non-invasive ventilation for COVID-19 patients isn't linked to heightened infection risk

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New research has found that the use of non-invasive breathing support to treat patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 in hospitals isn't linked to a heightened risk of transmitting infection to others.
Date:
04 November 2021

Study exposes risks and benefits of virtual consultations with doctors

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So-called 'telemedicine' is less diagnostically accurate than in-person consultations and could increase health inequalities and barriers to accessing appropriate care.
Date:
04 November 2021

Carbon accounting madness makes a mockery of the UK's net zero plans

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New study says government targets to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 could be worthless if current carbon accounting systems aren't radically reformed
Date:
04 November 2021

New drug treatment regimen shows promise for patients with lupus

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Description:
New drug treatment regimen, using belimumab soon after rituximab, reduced a disease-related autoantibody and severe disease flares in lupus patients.
Date:
03 November 2021
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