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The World Needs To Crack Battery Recycling, Fast

As batteries start to pile up, carmakers, battery companies and researchers are trying to save them from ending up in landfills. From a report: Recyclers are primarily interested in extracting the valuable metals and minerals in the cells. Getting to these materials is complex and dangerous: After removing the steel casing, the battery pack needs to be unbundled into cells carefully, to avoid puncturing any hazardous materials. The electrolyte, a liquid whose job it is to move lithium ions betwe...
Tags: Tech, Harper, Democratic Republic Of Congo, University of Birmingham, Swansea University, Jenny Baker, Gavin Harper


Ich nahm die Pille gegen Regelschmerzen & wurde davon suizidal

Triggerwarnung: In diesem Artikel geht es unter anderem um Depression und Suizidgedanken. Das erste Mal, als Mariam*, 29, mit 16 die Anti-Baby-Pille verschrieben bekam, sollte sie ihr bei ihrer schmerzhaften, schweren Periode helfen. Und obwohl die Pille diese Beschwerden linderte (sie bekam einfach gar keine Tage mehr und litt demnach auch nicht mehr unter Schmerzen), waren ihre Auswirkungen auf Mariams geistige Gesundheit überwältigend. Mariam entwickelte Panikattacken, die sie über drei Mo...
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Birmingham Biotech partners with University of Birmingham to commercialize novel anti-viral nasal spray

Birmingham Biotech Ltd, an innovator in diagnostic tests, protective nasal sprays and mobile medical facilities, and the University of Birmingham have signed a licensing agreement to commercialise a novel anti-viral nasal spray that protects against COVID-19.
Tags: Health, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Biotech, Birmingham Biotech Ltd


Needle spiking: University of Birmingham student to 'avoid clubbing'

Amy Taylor, 21, says she is shocked to have been targeted with a needle at a university event.
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A small team of researchers from Leiden University and one with the University of Birmingham has found that when two people are attracted to one another, their heart rates tend to synchronize and their palms sweat together. (Thanks to Bill Rudersdorf)
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Increased security after needle spiking reports at university

Drug detection dogs trialled after two students at the University of Birmingham report being spiked.
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Don't assume that a runny nose, headache, or sore throat is just a cold - get a COVID-19 test to avoid spreading the coronavirus, experts say

Luis Mostacero receives a Covid-19 test from testing technician Jamie Kunzer at Doctors Test Centers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service/Getty Images A runny nose, headache, or sore throat could be symptoms of either COVID-19 or a bad cold. Experts said it's tough to know the difference between the two from symptoms alone - so don't self-diagnose. If you have respiratory symptoms, stay at h...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Cold, Youtube, Trends, Chicago, Healthcare, Symptoms, University of Edinburgh, University College London, Don, University of Birmingham, Hare International Airport, Zoe


Contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in women with PCOS, study reveals

A study led by the University of Birmingham has revealed for the first time that the contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
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Researchers develop new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level.
Tags: Health, University of Birmingham, University of Surrey, School of Dentistry


Old Joe clock tower at University of Birmingham mended

Old Joe has been out of action at University of Birmingham since February 2020.
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Security Experts Warn of Apple Pay Express Transit Hack That Enables Large Unauthorized Visa Payments From Locked iPhones

Researchers in the U.K. have demonstrated how large unauthorized contactless payments can be made on locked iPhones by exploiting Apple Pay's Express Transit feature when set up with Visa. Express Transit is an ‌Apple Pay‌ feature that allows for tap-and-go payment at ticket barriers, eliminating the need to authenticate with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode. The device does not need to be waked or unlocked to use Express Transit. Computer Science researchers from Birmingham and Surrey Unive...
Tags: Apple, Bbc, Apple Pay, Birmingham, Mastercard, Visa, University of Birmingham, Express Transit, Apple Pay s Express Transit, Visa Express Transit, Surrey Universities, Andreea Radu, Tom Chothia


Skin cancer patients could have better prognosis with stronger T cell receptor signal strength

New research led by the University of Birmingham suggests that skin cancer patients could have a better prognosis if their T cells send messages from five specific genes in their immune response to drugs given to treat the disease.
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Researchers discover new pathway that makes drugs less effective in bowel cancer patients

Leading scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown pathway that prevents specific drugs from working in patients with bowel cancer.
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AI approach helps identify heart failure patients who will benefit from beta-blocker therapy

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new way to identify patients with heart failure who will benefit from treatment with beta-blockers.
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COVID: Hospitalization risk doubles with Delta variant, study suggests

Originally Published: 27 AUG 21 18:32 ET By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) — A new study adds to growing evidence suggesting that the Delta coronavirus variant is not only highly transmissible, but also more dangerous. Covid-19 patients infected with the Delta variant had about double the risk of hospitalization compared to those infected with the Alpha variant, according to the study published Friday in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. “The results suggest that patients with the Delta v...
Tags: UK, England, News, Scotland, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, University of Cambridge, Public Health England, Jacqueline Howard, University of Birmingham, University of Exeter, CNN CNN, The University of Cambridge


New screening method tests the effectiveness of drug compounds that 'glue' proteins together

A new screening method that can test the effectiveness of therapeutic molecules designed to 'glue' proteins together in the body has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.
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New approach will help identify drugs that can 'glue' proteins together

A new screening method that can test the effectiveness of therapeutic molecules designed to 'glue' proteins together in the body has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.
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When testing Einstein's theory of general relativity, small modeling errors add up fast

Small modeling errors may accumulate faster than previously expected when physicists combine multiple gravitational wave events (such as colliding black holes) to test Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, suggest researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. The findings appear June 16 in the journal iScience.
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Many COVID-19 patients produce immune responses against their body's tissues or organs

A University of Birmingham-led study funded by the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that many patients with COVID-19 produce immune responses against their body's own tissues or organs.
Tags: UK, Science, University of Birmingham, Coronavirus Immunology Consortium


Study of UK dental professionals shows extent of occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection

A University of Birmingham-led study of over a thousand dental professionals has shown their increased occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first wave of the pandemic in the UK.
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The women possibly at higher risk for Covid-19 that no one is talking about

By Alessandria Masi | CNN Last July, when her immediate family tested positive for Covid-19, Breanna Aguilar did not fit into any groups considered at higher risk for severe disease. She is 31 years old, a pet sitter and former fitness teacher who once ran a half marathon. She was, by most measures, healthy. When Aguilar got Covid-19 she lost her sense of taste, had mild fevers and muscle weakness. She could barely keep anything down yet gained about 30 pounds. Later, she developed pelvic pain,...
Tags: UK, News, La, Sport, Soccer, United Kingdom, Lebron James, Lausd, Anthony Fauci, Penn, University of Birmingham, LA County, Roach, Solis, Florida International University, Aguilar


Delaying a 2nd dose of Pfizer's vaccine by 9 weeks could boost antibodies to the virus, data suggests

Vera Leip, 88, receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on December 16, 2020 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Delaying the second dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could boost antibodies against coronavirus, a UK study suggests. The study tested a three-week gap between doses, as recommended by Pfizer, against a 12-week gap. The 12-week group produced three times as many antibodies. This doesn't nece...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Phe, University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham, Pompano Beach Florida, Public Health England PHE, Eleanor Riley


Better treatment for miscarriage patients is more cost effective than standard NHS treatment

A new drug combination that is better at treating miscarriage is also more cost effective than current standard NHS treatment, finds a new study led by the University of Birmingham and Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research.
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Survey finds only 41% of people were interested in participating in the COVID-19 vaccine trials

Research conducted by the University of Birmingham shows in order to have an effective COVID-19 vaccination rollout it has to be widely accepted by the entire population.
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Bacterial DNA can be read either forwards or backwards - new study

Bacteria contain symmetry in their DNA signals that enable them to be read either forwards or backwards, according to new findings at the University of Birmingham which challenge existing knowledge about gene transcription.
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Only 41% of people would sign up for COVID-19 trials says new report

Research conducted by the University of Birmingham shows in order to have an effective Covid-19 vaccination rollout it has to be widely accepted by the entire population.
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The science of spin -- asteroseismologists confirm older stars rotate faster than expected

Stars spin faster than expected as they age according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Birmingham which uses asteroseismology to shed new light on this emerging theory.
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Using molecular ‘cookie cutters’ to isolate first ever COVID-19 encounter complex

University of Birmingham researchers are working to isolate and extract the COVID-19 encounter complex in a form that is stable enough for identification of target sites for future anti-viral drugs.
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Research reveals increased risk of COVID-19 among women with PCOS

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at a significantly increased risk of contracting COVID-19 than women without the condition, new research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed.
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Increased green space in prisons can reduce self-harm and violence

Prisons with more green space have lower levels of violence and self-harm, according to new research at the University of Birmingham and Utrecht University.
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