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Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study
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Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.
Date:
29/05/2020

Award Success for Professor Peter Kraftl

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Professor Peter Kraftl has been named as recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's 2020 Murchison Award
Date:
26/05/2020

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19
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Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation.
Date:
21/05/2020

Researchers investigate role of social media on health and wellbeing during a pandemic

Researchers investigate role of social media on health and wellbeing during a pandemic
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How are people using social media to support their health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers at the University of Birmingham are launching new study to find out.
Date:
12/05/2020

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation training offered free to cardiac teams affected by COVID-19

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation training offered free to cardiac teams affected by COVID-19
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NHS staff are being offered free training to deliver a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme to support heart failure patients affected by restricted access to cardiac rehabilitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
07/05/2020

How can handwashing protect from COVID-19 when you're short of water?

How can handwashing protect from COVID-19 when you're short of water?
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Regular and thorough handwashing is promoted as one of the most important contributions individuals and households can make to reducing transmission of diseases, including COVID-19.
Date:
07/05/2020

Technicians' involvement in the fight against COVID19

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Technicians' involvement in the fight against COVID-19
Date:
28/04/2020

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug

Scientists shed light on action of key tuberculosis drug
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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

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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
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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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