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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

New sequencing technology will help scientists decipher disease mechanisms

New sequencing technology will help scientists decipher disease mechanisms
Description
New technologies capable of sequencing single molecules in fine detail will help scientists better understand the mechanisms of rare nucleotides thought to play an important role in the progression of some diseases.
Date:
02/07/2020

Protecting Apes from COVID-19

Protecting Apes from COVID-19
Description
In July 2020, Dr. Steve Unwin from the School of Biosciences will be part of the team leading OVAG2020, a virtual workshop for conservation professionals who work with orangutans and gibbons.
Date:
25/06/2020

Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths

Bacterial predator could help reduce COVID-19 deaths
Description
A type of virus that preys on bacteria could be harnessed to combat bacterial infections in patients whose immune systems have been weakened by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, experts say.
Date:
24/06/2020

COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK

COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK
Description
COG-UK Preliminary Analysis Reveals the Frequency and Source of Virus introductions into the UK
Date:
10/06/2020

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug
Description
A new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has shed fresh light on how a key front-line drug kills the tuberculosis bacterium.
Date:
24/04/2020

University of Birmingham research student joins global consortium of scientists in rapid response to COVID-19

Description
People with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 urged to participate in survey on smell loss.
Date:
21/04/2020

University Professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Food Standards Agency

University Professor appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to Food Standards Agency
Description
University of Birmingham microbiology expert Professor Robin May has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the Food Standards Agency.
Date:
21/04/2020
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