Tamiflu proves no defence against swine flu virus

  • 9th December 2009
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Treating suspected cases of swine flu with tamiflu in patients who are otherwise healthy provides no real benefit, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham.In research published on bmj.com, Professor Nick Freemantle and Dr Melanie Calve...

Scientists Celebrate First Physics Results from the LHC

  • 1st December 2009
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Birmingham physicists have played a key role in producing the first results from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, a 27km underground tunnel near Geneva, where scientists are colliding together particles to discover what happened a millionth of a second af...

Archaeologists go in Search of Shakespeare’s House

Archaeologists at the University of Birmingham have begun preparations for an archaeological excavation at the site of Shakespeare's final home 'New Place' in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he lived out his final years and in which he died in 1616. Initia...

University Announces New Pro-Chancellor

The University of Birmingham has announced today that Ed Smith, who is currently a Board member and Deputy Chairman of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), will become the University's new Pro-Chancellor. Mr Smith takes up the post...

Birmingham Physicists’ Hopes for First Particle Collisions

  • 25th November 2009
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Birmingham physicists are delighted that their experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), that aim to find what happened just after the Big Bang, will soon be underway as scientists have successfully collided together two low-energy beams of proto...

The Moment the World Changed

  • 23rd November 2009
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New research at the University of Birmingham on Darwin's Origin of Species, first published in 1859, 150 years ago today, has uncovered the moment when Darwin saw that his thought had changed the world forever.