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NHS at 70 podcast

NHS at 70 podcast
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Following the 70th Anniversary of the NHS last week, Dr Sophie Cox and Professor Martin Powell spoke on a University podcast to discuss the contribution the University of Birmingham has made to the NHS.

Guest lecturer discusses biomaterials for temporally controlled delivery of drugs, genes and cells

Guest lecturer discusses biomaterials for temporally controlled delivery of drugs, genes and cells
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On Thursday 5 July 2018, Dr Cathal Kearney, Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, gave a lecture at the School of Chemical Engineering, which covered an inspiring story of building capabilities in temporally controlled drug delivery from biomaterials.

Birmingham researchers reach IChemE Global Awards 2017 finals for anti-scarring eye drops

Birmingham researchers reach IChemE Global Awards 2017 finals for anti-scarring eye drops
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham reached the finals at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for their pioneering development of an anti-scarring drop that can be applied following injury to prevent scar formation.

CDT Formulation Engineering student wins IChemE award

CDT Formulation Engineering student wins IChemE award
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Giuseppe Forte, a student from the University of Birmingham's Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Formulation Engineering within the School of Chemical Engineering, was awarded best presentation for his work on catalyst manufacture at the IChemE Fluid Mixing Processes SIG 2018 Research Student event in April 2018.

Winner of Philanthropic Research Project 2018

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Dr Sophie Cox, Lecturer at the School of Chemical Engineering and the Healthcare Technologies Institute, has made it to the final. Dr Cox is leading a team who are engineering novel medical systems to fight antimicrobial resistance.

Scientists develop self-structuring model of bone tissue

Scientists develop self-structuring model of bone tissue
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Medical practises for abnormal bone conditions, such as heterotopic ossification, are poorly understood. Medical treatment is limited to when the bone formations become very noticeable, which is not early enough. Scientists from the Healthcare Technologies Institute have developed a new self-structuring model of bone tissue that simulates the architecture of real bone for the first time – a potential for future bone defect replacement, which can make a vast difference to a patient's life.

How studying rubbery grips on pens is helping to develop next-generation touchscreen and fingerprint-recognition technology

How studying rubbery grips on pens is helping to develop next-generation touchscreen and fingerprint-recognition technology
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Mike Adams, Professor in Product Engineering and Manufacturing in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, discusses his recent research paper, 'Why pens have rubbery grips', which explains how the composition of our finger pads affects the way we find it easier to grip some surfaces better than others.

The Faraday Institution Announces £42 Million for Energy Storage Research

The Faraday Institution Announces £42 Million for Energy Storage Research
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Today (23 January 2018) the Faraday Institution announced up to £42 million in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct application-inspired research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

Birmingham joins Beijing university on education programmes

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The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) to create new education programmes for Chinese students.

How can sugar be used to treat burns?

How can sugar be used to treat burns?
Description
The University of Birmingham hosted its second Life Sciences in Six event at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Monday 27 November 2017, in which six speakers spoke for six minutes each about the vital research they undertake at the University.

EPS students win Vice-Chancellor's Challenge - Sustainable Cities and Communities

EPS students win Vice-Chancellor's Challenge - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Description
On Thursday 16 November 2017, students from a variety of disciplines across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences won the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Challenge for their teams' pioneering design of a solar aid pod.

New centre launches to help small and medium-sized businesses accelerate the development of medical innovations

New centre launches to help small and medium-sized businesses accelerate the development of medical innovations
Description
A new centre has been launched in collaboration with the University of Birmingham aimed at providing a central space for small and medium-sized businesses to accelerate the development of medical innovations.
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