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Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance

Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
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Probiotic drink could offer new way to combat antibiotic resistance
Date:
15/01/2020

Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected

Pollution league tables for UK urban areas reveal the expected and unexpected
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The Bedfordshire town of Luton has come bottom of a league table of predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities, according to new analysis by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster.
Date:
20/12/2019

Could AI help develop personalised psychosis therapies?

Could AI help develop personalised psychosis therapies?
Description
A new multicentre study will investigate the link between brain inflammation and psychosis, and use artificial intelligence techniques to identify patients that might benefit most from novel treatments.
Date:
18/12/2019

3D scanning of sandstone fossil reveals oldest known record of amphibian tracks in the UK

3D scanning of sandstone fossil reveals oldest known record of amphibian tracks in the UK
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A new paper has revealed an ancient trackway, found imprinted on a block of sandstone from the base of Hardraw Force Waterfall in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, is the oldest record of amphibian tracks in the UK.
Date:
13/12/2019

Fellowship via AXA Research Fund Announcement

Fellowship via AXA Research Fund Announcement
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Professor Jessica Woodhams and Dr Fazeelat Duran have been successful in securing Fellowship via AXA Research Fund.
Date:
06/12/2019

Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout

Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout
Description
Rapid test for gonorrhoea and chlamydia to be developed by University of Birmingham spinout
Date:
25/11/2019

Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study

Link between inflammation and mental sluggishness shown in new study
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam have uncovered a possible explanation for the mental sluggishness that often accompanies illness.
Date:
15/11/2019

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change

Evolution can reconfigure gene networks to deal with environmental change
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have unravelled the genetic mechanisms behind tiny waterfleas' ability to adapt to increased levels of phosphorus pollution in lakes.
Date:
14/11/2019

Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture

Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture
Description
Dr Stewart presents Founders Lecture
Date:
12/11/2019

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences

Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
Description
Dr Neil Hotchin Appointed Head of School of Biosciences
Date:
08/11/2019
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