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Evaluating the success of a network committed to the health of orangutans

Evaluating the success of a network committed to the health of orangutans
Description
One Health, the interdisciplinary approach to health in humans, animals and the environment, is increasingly being used as a tool in ecosystem protection.
Date:
24/05/2021

Agents that target viral RNA could be the basis for next generation broad spectrum anti-viral drugs– new study

Agents that target viral RNA could be the basis for next generation broad spectrum anti-viral drugs– new study
Description
A new approach to tackling viruses by targeting the 'control centre' in viral RNA could lead to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs and provide a first line of defence against future pandemics, according to new research.
Date:
11/05/2021

Distinguished University of Birmingham plant scientist elected to the Royal Society

Distinguished University of Birmingham plant scientist elected to the Royal Society
Description
One of the University's leading scientists, Professor Vernonica (Noni) Franklin-Tong has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Date:
07/05/2021

Bacterial DNA can be read either forwards or backwards – new study

Bacterial DNA can be read either forwards or backwards – new study
Description
Bacteria contain symmetry in their DNA signals that enable them to be read either forwards or backwards, according to new findings which challenge existing knowledge about gene transcription.
Date:
07/05/2021

Professor Teresa Carlomagno named Birmingham's NMR national facility lead

Professor Teresa Carlomagno named Birmingham's NMR national facility lead
Description
Teresa joins the University with a Leverhulme International Professorship, which will support her and her research group with £5 million over five years.
Date:
26/04/2021

Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security

Researchers raise alarm over stalled adoption of biotechnology to improve food security
Description
The worldwide adoption of biotechnologies to improve crop production has stalled, putting global food security at risk, according to an international team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
20/04/2021

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade
Description
Supercomputing facilities set up to track the spread and evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic have received £1.2M in government funding to expand globally.
Date:
07/01/2021

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes

New COVID-19 test gives positive result in just a few minutes
Description
A new COVID-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivers accurate results has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05/01/2021
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