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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

New research highlights impacts of weedkiller on wildlife

New research highlights impacts of weedkiller on wildlife
Description
Prolonged exposure to environmentally relevant concentrations of the weedkiller Roundup causes significant harm to keystone species according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
16/12/2020

Plague and pandemic - filming in a time of COVID with Professor Alice Roberts

Plague and pandemic - filming in a time of COVID with Professor Alice Roberts
Description
Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham explains what it's been like, getting back to filming during COVID.
Date:
06/11/2020

Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer

Trial will test existing drugs against rare blood cancer
Description
A clinical trial designed to test existing drugs in the treatment of a rare blood cancer has been launched at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick.
Date:
26/10/2020

Professor Alice Roberts Receives Public Anthropology Award

Professor Alice Roberts Receives Public Anthropology Award
Description
Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science has received the Royal Anthropological Institute Public Anthropology Award 2020.
Date:
19/10/2020

Enzyme discovered in the gut could lead to new disease biomarker

Enzyme discovered in the gut could lead to new disease biomarker
Description
Enzymes used by bacteria to break down mucus in the gut could provide a useful biomarker for intestinal diseases, according to new research published in Nature Communications.
Date:
11/08/2020

Professor Alice Roberts receives Royal Society award for public engagement

Professor Alice Roberts receives Royal Society award for public engagement
Description
The University of Birmingham's Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Alice Roberts, has been honoured with the Royal Society's David Attenborough Award.
Date:
04/08/2020
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