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Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help spot Alzheimer's early

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Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used to detect Alzheimer's disease early in the course of disease say researchers from the University of California. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Radiology.

Dr Federico Alberini wins the 2018 EFCE Young Researcher Award in Mixing

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Dr Federico Alberini, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, was awarded the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Young Research Award at the 16th European Conference on Mixing in Toulouse, France.

School of Chemical Engineering welcome new inspiring and innovative academics

School of Chemical Engineering welcome new inspiring and innovative academics
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The School of Chemical Engineering is globally recognised for leading innovative teaching and research. Our academic staff inspire and encourage bold and independent thinking and create ground-breaking and enduring solutions to some of the world's biggest issues.

Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened

Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened
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A new Institute where research will look into improving healing and make a difference to patients with debilitating conditions is opening today (10th October 2018) at the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham Chemical Engineer elected as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Birmingham Chemical Engineer elected as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
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One of the University of Birmingham's leading engineers has been named amongst the UK's most eminent experts.

Student Thomas Machin wins Excellent Paper Award

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Student Thomas Machin (School of Chemical Engineering), won an Excellent Paper Award for his research on 'Electrical Resistance Rheometry'

Nanjing city leaders visit University of Birmingham to strengthen partnership

Nanjing city leaders visit University of Birmingham to strengthen partnership
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The University of Birmingham welcomed senior leaders from Nanjing Municipal Government to continue discussions with Birmingham's sister city around working on a range of research, innovation, education, and cultural projects.

Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations

Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations
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The Centre will innovate at all stages of the medical device supply chain, from implant simulation and novel designs, through to manufacturing prosthetics that overcome healthcare challenges such as infection.

Gas consumption during the 'Beast from the East' – how the local gas system kept us warm

Gas consumption during the 'Beast from the East' – how the local gas system kept us warm
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Leading academics have for the first time, measured Great Britain's hourly local demand for natural gas, providing insights into the gas consumption that helps keep the country warm.

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

Energy storage research funding opportunities for post-doctoral researchers

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As part of the £4m EPSRC - funded Multi-Scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (MANIFEST) project, the research consortium is offering eligible post-doctoral researchers support to visit partner institutions as part of a researcher exchange programme. Apply by 15 August 2018.

Eddie Hughes MP meets Birmingham energy storage experts

Eddie Hughes MP meets Birmingham energy storage experts
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Earlier this month (12 July), Eddie Hughes MP, member for Walsall North, visited the Birmingham Energy Institute to learn more about its world-leading research into the next generation of energy storage technology, and how such technologies can be integrated into future energy systems.
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