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The human brain works backwards to retrieve memories

15th January 2019

When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham.

Leading scientist awarded £500,000 to investigate new blood test which could help spot bowel cancer sooner

11th January 2019

Professor Ian Tomlinson, director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences at the University of Birmingham, has teamed up with colleagues in the UK and Denmark to investigate whether early signs of bowel cancer can be spotted in people’s blood stream.

Study identifies clinical risks and biomarkers that could be used to screen patients with heart condition

7th January 2019

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found two biomarkers that could be used to identify a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation in patients who have three ‘clinical risks’.

Molecule discovery holds promise for gene therapies for psoriasis

20th December 2018

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a protein that could hold the key to novel gene therapies for skin problems including psoriasis – a common, chronic skin disease that affects over 100 million people worldwide.

The naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, say experts

12th December 2018

The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research.

University of Birmingham deploys advanced AI computing power for research

29th November 2018

Researchers at the University of Birmingham are set to benefit from the largest IBM® POWER9™ Artificial Intelligence (AI) computer cluster in the UK.

GVA seeks development partner for University of Birmingham’s £200 million Birmingham Life Sciences Park

6th November 2018

GVA has been appointed by the University of Birmingham to find a development and funding partner for the £300 million Birmingham Life Sciences Park.

New technology transfer network set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands

5th November 2018

The Midlands Innovation group of universities has launched the largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices in the UK, to attract investment and management talent to the region.

University of Birmingham chooses Renishaw systems for healthcare project

20th September 2018

The University of Birmingham has chosen two additive manufacturing systems from engineering technologies company Renishaw as part of a new centre for custom medical devices.

Chamber campaign to help business boost productivity through innovation

1st August 2018

A campaign by Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), which will run for two weeks from 10 September and aims to help business boost productivity through investment in innovation, research and development, technology and machinery, has been backed by the University of Birmingham.

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