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Intergenerational narratives of citizenship

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A new publication on the Intergenerational narratives of citizenship among EU citizens in the UK after the Brexit referendum has been launched.
Date:
07 October 2021

One in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID lockdowns - study

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One in seven cancer patients around the world have missed out on potentially life-saving operations during COVID-19 lockdowns, a new study reveals.
Date:
06 October 2021

Higher rates of mutation alone are not to blame for age-related disease, study finds

DNA
Description:
Small mutations accumulating in DNA are unlikely to be fully responsible for the ageing process, finds a new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
04 October 2021

Decentralising Text Conference: call for papers

Logo for the project CATENA: Commentary Manuscripts in the History and Transmission of the New Testament
Description:
Proposals of papers are invited for a conference on 'The Decentralising of the Biblical Text in Manuscript Formation' to be held in Birmingham in March 2022.
Date:
01 October 2021

Zoe Thomas wins Women's History Network's 2021 Book Prize

Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement By Zoë Thomas
Description:
Dr Zoe Thomas, Senior Lecturer in the History of 19th Century Britain and the Wider World at the University of Birmingham, has won the prize for her first book Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
Date:
01 October 2021

Higher rates of mutation alone are not to blame for age-related disease, study finds

DNA
Description:
Small mutations accumulating in DNA are unlikely to be fully responsible for the ageing process, finds a new study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30 September 2021

Survivors of domestic violence and abuse have been at increased risk of COVID-19, study finds

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Description:
A new study finds that women with recorded exposure to domestic abuse or violence were at an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the first two waves of the pandemic in the UK.
Date:
30 September 2021

University of Birmingham SCRIPT eLearning programme used in 70% of medical schools around the UK

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Description:
The national eLearning programme, SCRIPT, is now being used in 30 of the 43 medical schools in the UK to support undergraduate training in prescribing and therapeutics.
Date:
30 September 2021

Goodbye to CATENA staff

Description:
After three years working as postdoctoral research fellows on the ERC CATENA project, Dr Georgi Parpulov and Dr Panagiotis Manafis are leaving ITSEE to take up new academic positions.
Date:
30 September 2021

The furlough scheme has minimised household financial distress says new study

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Description:
New study says the government designed scheme preserves a worker's job during the COVID-19 pandemic but it provokes substantial decline of their monthly income that may trigger financial distress.
Date:
28 September 2021

BRIHC seminar series 2021/22 schedule

Description:
The BRIHC Seminar Series consists of academic talks from world-leading researchers. It runs across the academic year and reflects the whole scope of scholarly fields represented in the School of History and Cultures.
Date:
27 September 2021

Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries

Blood sugar monitor, syringe and medication
Description:
Setting and achieving targets for treating diabetes patients with cholesterol or blood pressure medication, as well as tackling blood sugar levels, could save lives.
Date:
22 September 2021
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