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Orson Welles Plays Starring Role in Creating Brazilian Folklore

American filmmaker Orson Welles changed the perception of the Brazilian Northeast when he filmed the story of four campaigning fishermen for an ill-fated and uncompleted movie, a study reveals.
20-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Epidemic of Epipens

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that prescriptions of adrenaline autoinjectors (commonly called ‘epipens’) for children with allergies have increased markedly in the last decade, with nearly four devices a year provided...
15-Mar-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Birmingham Study Finds New Class of Androgens Play Key Role in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered that a new class of male sex hormones known as androgens plays a key role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
13-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Iron Dissolved by Air Pollution May Increase Ocean Potential to Trap Carbon

Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea – potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world’s oceans can absorb, a new study suggests.
3-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Birmingham Researchers Help Launch New Prince William Award

University of Birmingham academics helped The Duke of Cambridge launch a ground-breaking new award programme in his name today, to help schoolchildren build character, confidence and resilience. The award, which has been developed with education...
1-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Birmingham Researchers Pioneer LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have published recommendations for best practice on LGBTQ- inclusivity in the higher education curriculum - based on the results of an extensive survey into the experiences of both LGBTQ and straight...
1-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A New Role for an Old Immune Cell May Lead to Novel Therapies for Infection and Cancer

A new study has identified a previously undescribed role for a type of unconventional T cell with the potential to be used in the development of new therapies for infection and cancer.
1-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Solar Geometry Sheds New Light on a Major Constable Work

The new research explains how a reassessment of the solar geometry of the painting, and the painter’s considerable understanding of contemporary rainbow theory, suggest that the rainbow was added in at a later date as an homage to John Fisher,...
20-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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