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University brings hidden medical archive to life

University brings hidden medical archive to life

Published: Fri 11 Aug 2017

Researchers from the University of Bradford have started work on an exciting project to catalogue, digitise and promote the work of one of the UK’s leading palaeopathologists.

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Drug hope for acute myeloid leukaemia

Published: Tues 8 Aug 2017

A new drug that strips cancer cells of their “immortality” could help to treat patients suffering from one of the most aggressive forms of leukaemia.

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Roman coin uncovered in Orkney

Roman coin uncovered in Orkney

Published: Tue 18 July 2017

University of Bradford archaeologists have been thrilled by the discovery of a Roman coin during the excavation of an archaeological site in Orkney.

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The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) assay, or LGS test.

The Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity (LGS) assay, or LGS test.

Published: Wed 13 Sept 2017

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What can lost underwater lands tell us about climate change?

What can lost underwater lands tell us about climate change?

Published: Fri 20 Jan 2017

Bradford archaeologists are leading a prestigious Royal Society meeting in May 2017, bringing together experts from across the globe to explore how lost underwater landscapes can shed new light on our approaches to climate change.

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Bradford professor nominated for world science award

Bradford professor nominated for world science award

Published: Tue 29 Nov 2016

A University of Bradford professor has been recognised by the World Cultural Council for her work on DNA in blood cells in human studies.

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University of Bradford in Longitude success to safeguard antibiotics

University of Bradford in Longitude success to safeguard antibiotics

Published: Tue 22 Nov 2016

A University of Bradford professor has won a Longitude Prize Discovery award in the hunt to maintain the effectiveness of antibiotics in the future.

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Expert opinion: Gut bacteria and the success of anticancer treatments

Expert opinion: Gut bacteria and the success of anticancer treatments

Published: Mon 07 Nov 2016

The results of a recent study at the University of Texas has suggested that the contents of our own guts might increase the effectiveness of some types of anticancer drugs.

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Children in Need - Cake and Savoury Bake Sale

Published: Tue 08 Nov 2016

A cake and savoury bake sale for Children in Need will be held on Friday 18th November to raise funds for Children In Need and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Your pictures can do more than preserve the memory of world heritage

Your pictures can do more than preserve the memory of world heritage

Published: Thurs 08 Sep 2016

Archaeologists from the UK are calling on members of the public to help them preserve the legacy of some of the world’s most important monuments and historic sites, including those most at risk in Syria and Libya.

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Excavations begin at Bronze Age underwater village

Published: Fri 02 Sep 2016

The first underwater excavation of an important World Heritage Site is to go ahead as part of a new research project. An international team, led by the University of Bradford, hopes to uncover the secrets of the mysterious Bronze Age settlement at Lake Viverone, one of the most vibrant trading centres for bronze artefacts in Northern Italy.

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Expert opinion: From crystals to cancer: the 50th anniversary of Cairns-Smith’s startling hypothesis

Published: Fri 26 Aug 2016

It is now 50 years since Graham Cairns-Smith suggested that life may have originated from crystals, rather than directly through complex carbon-based molecules such as proteins and DNA.

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New research shows that markers for starvation were recorded in the teeth of victims of the Great Irish Famine

New research shows that markers for starvation were recorded in the teeth of victims of the Great Irish Famine

Published: Wed 10 Aug 2016

Researchers from Bradford and Durham have used the scientific analysis of tiny sections of teeth to piece together a clearer understanding of how people were affected by famine in Ireland, and how the introduction of maize as a famine relief food affected those who received it.

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Building overseas networks for new Physician Associate Studies programme

Building overseas networks for new Physician Associate Studies programme

Published: Fri 22 July 2016

On Friday 22nd July Dr Sertip Zangana and Dr Anna Snelling from the School of Medical Sciences hosted a visit from Professor Jennifer Hixon, Chair of Health Sciences and Founding Programme Director of the Physician Assistant programme at Westfield State University, Massachusetts USA.

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Gene signature in ovarian cancer predicts survival and offers new drug target

Gene signature in ovarian cancer predicts survival and offers new drug target

Published: Tues 28 Jun 2016

A new UK study has identified a gene signature that predicts poor survival from ovarian cancer. The study also identified genes which help the cancer develop resistance to chemotherapy — offering a new route to help tackle the disease.

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Bradford students investigate anatomy using cutting edge technology

Bradford students investigate anatomy using cutting edge technology

Published: Wed 22 June 2016

Unique digital autopsy and dissection teaching facilities launched at the University of Bradford.

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Expert opinion: New ideas in cancer therapy - oxygen bubble drinks

Expert opinion: New ideas in cancer therapy - oxygen bubble drinks

Published: Thurs 09 Jun 2016

One of the major difficulties that tumours encounter as they grow is a lack of oxygen. This is because they often grow faster than the surrounding blood vessels can adapt to them, and as oxygen that comes out of the blood can only penetrate 3 to 4 layers of cells, the core of the tumour may lack sufficient oxygen, a state known as hypoxia.

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Bradford plays host to prestigious archaeology conference

Published: Mon 06 Jun 2016

The University of Bradford is hosting the Wetland Archaeology Research project (WARP) 30th anniversary meeting.

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Bradford Tooth Fairy takes part in Soapbox Science 2016

Bradford Tooth Fairy takes part in Soapbox Science 2016

Published: Mon 23 May 2016

Dr Julia Beaumont from the University of Bradford will be dressing up as the Bradford Tooth Fairy when she takes part in Soapbox Science in Newcastle on Saturday 18th June.

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Bradford Pathology received Guangzhou Development District Government funding to develop China-UK remote digital pathology system

Published: Mon 23 May 2016

Dr Betmouni, Director of Clinical Pathology, has been awarded funding to develop a China-UK digital pathology network.

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Charity funding boost helps Bradford scientists focus in on Alzheimer’s

Published: Thu 19 May 2016

Researchers at the University of Bradford are now able to buy a state-of-the-art imaging system to study nerve cells in real time thanks to a £27k funding award from the UK's leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer's Research UK.

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Bradford Polymers article most-read on Soft Matter

Bradford Polymers article most-read on Soft Matter

Published: Wed 11 May 2016

A paper by Chemistry researchers at the University of Bradford has been listed as most-read in the RSC publication Soft Matter.

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Collaboration with iGene to bring unique Digital Autopsy Research and Training to students

Collaboration with iGene to bring unique Digital Autopsy Research and Training to students

Published: Thurs 05 May 2016

The University of Bradford has announced a partnership with leading advanced medical visualisation company iGene to develop a digital autopsy research and teaching capability unique among UK universities.

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First prize for exhibit at Historic Environment Scotland Research Showcase

First prize for exhibit at Historic Environment Scotland Research Showcase

Published: Mon 25 April 2016

Dr Lindsey Büster was awarded first prize for her exhibit at the Historic Environment Scotland Research Showcase event in Edinburgh on Thursday 21st April.

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Expert opinion: A new, potent drug combination may cure some melanomas

Expert opinion: A new, potent drug combination may cure some melanomas

Published: Fri 22 Apr 2016

A new study suggests that one in five melanoma patients treated with a pair of immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, might be cured of their disease.

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Expert opinion: Super T cells in cancer therapy: taking the brakes off the immune system

Published: Mon 18 Apr 2016

The immune system has long been known to have an important role in stopping cancer, and immune suppression is a well-established risk for cancer formation.

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Expert opinion: A faster way of knowing if an anticancer treatment is working

Expert opinion: A faster way of knowing if an anticancer treatment is working

Published: Fri 15 Apr 2016

One of the greatest challenges in cancer medicine and in conducting clinical trials for new cancer treatments is to be able to accurately determine their effectiveness as soon possible after administration.

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Archaeology professor publishes new book on Celtic Scotland

Archaeology professor publishes new book on Celtic Scotland

Published: Fri 15 Apr 2016

Professor of Archaeology Ian Armit has published a new book on Celtic Scotland.

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Headdress reconstruction throws light on hunter-gatherer rituals

Headdress reconstruction throws light on hunter-gatherer rituals

Published: Weds 13 Apr 2016

A research team led by archaeologists at the University of York used traditional techniques to create replicas of ritual headdresses made by hunter-gatherers 11,000 years ago in North Western Europe.

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Expert opinion: Teeth Whitening - call for action on rogue beauticians

Published: Wed 06 Apr 2016

This is an old problem which just will not go away. For about 20 years, dentists have been allowed to use bleaching agents to whiten their patients’ teeth.

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Expert opinion: Another arbitrary decision on Abiraterone?

Expert opinion: Another arbitrary decision on Abiraterone?

Published: Mon 21 Mar 2016

Prostate cancer is the most common male-specific cancer with around 35,000 new cases each year in the UK, resulting in about 10,000 deaths. Fortunately, there are a wide and generally effective range of treatment options available, chief amongst which is hormone therapy, aimed at blocking androgen (testosterone) production.

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Biomedical Science student has article published in journal

Biomedical Science student has article published in journal

Published: Mon 14 Mar 2016

A second year Biomedical Science student writes about her experience of doing work experience at Dewsbury and District Hospital and how this led to her co-writing an article that has been published.

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New drug hope for mesothelioma

New drug hope for mesothelioma

Published: Mon 14 Mar 2016

A new drug is showing promise as a treatment for mesothelioma - one of the most lethal cancers of all.

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Bradford professor shortlisted for research impact award in Guardian University Awards

Bradford professor shortlisted for research impact award in Guardian University Awards

Published: Fri 11 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Professor Diana Anderson for being shortlisted in the research impact category of the upcoming Guardian University Awards.

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Researchers at the University of Bradford are calling for volunteers to help develop a test for colour blindness

Researchers at the University of Bradford are calling for volunteers to help develop a test for colour blindness

Published: Thurs 10 Mar 2016

Colour vision is a crucial part of our everyday lives. As humans, we are able to determine a wide range of colours.

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Story of Doggerland, Europe's lost world

Story of Doggerland, Europe's lost world

Published: Wed 9 Mar 2016

Global warming, rising tides, a major gulf developing between Britain and Europe! That is so 10,000 years ago.

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Expert opinion: Scientists 'find cancer's Achilles heel'

Expert opinion: Scientists 'find cancer's Achilles heel'

Published: Fri 04 Mar 2016

One of the principal reasons that cancer has proven so difficult to cure is its extreme variability – every patient effectively has a different disease, which will have different reactions to cancer drugs and other therapies.

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First gene for grey hair found

Published: Tue 1 Mar 2016

The first gene identified for greying hair has been discovered by an international UCL-led study, confirming greying has a genetic component and is not just environmental.

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Postgraduate Study Fair - 16 March

Postgraduate Study Fair - 16 March

Published: Tue 23 Feb 2016

We will be holding a Postgraduate Study Fair on 16th March for anyone who is interested in further study including PhD research.

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New Director appointed at Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

New Director appointed at Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

Published: Mon 22 Feb 2016

Professor Richard Morgan has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Bradford’s flagship Institute of Cancer Therapeutics (ICT).

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Expert opinion: Corneal grafting

Expert opinion: Corneal grafting

Published: Thurs 11 Feb 2016

The cornea can sometimes become damaged to the extent that a replacement by means of a corneal graft becomes the only way to restore vision.

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Can death in the past help us discuss loss in the present?

Can death in the past help us discuss loss in the present?

Published: Wed 10 Feb 2016

Researchers in Bradford and Leicester are exploring how looking into our past can help health professionals think differently about death.

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Yorkshire Cancer Research funds first clinical trial of Bradford 'Smart-Bomb' drug

Published: Thurs 04 Feb 2016

On World Cancer Day (Thursday,4 February), Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced plans to fund the first clinical trial of a 'smart-bomb' drug discovered in Bradford.

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New test of face perception

New test of face perception

Published: Wed 03 Feb 2016

A new test developed by face perception researchers could enable healthcare professionals to diagnose face blindness more accurately.

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Ben Cullen prize for archaeology Antiquity paper

Ben Cullen prize for archaeology Antiquity paper

Published: Tues 26 Jan 2016

Archaeological research by 50th Anniversary Professor Francesco Menotti, post-doctoral researcher Dr Benjamin Jennings, and their Swiss partner Dr Hartmut Gollnisch-Moos has been awarded the prestigious Ben Cullen prize by the Antiquity Journal.

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Expert Opinion: Sugar Tax and Diabetes

Expert Opinion: Sugar Tax and Diabetes

Published: Mon 25 Jan 2016

In early 2016 the number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes in the UK hit 4 million. Sugar has become the new enemy of good health and is associated with obesity, although the relationship between sugar-sweetened drinks and body weight remains controversial.

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Expert opinion: What is wrong with BIA 10-2474?

Expert opinion: What is wrong with BIA 10-2474?

Published: Tues 19 Jan 2016

Thankfully major adverse effects of experimental drugs in Phase 1 clinical trials are rare, so we are very shocked by the news that six volunteers who were given the Bial drug BIA 10-2474 are seriously ill.

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Expert opinion: Obesity and the increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Expert opinion: Obesity and the increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Published: Thurs 14 Jan 2016

It is now well established that obesity increases the risk of cancer, although far less is known about the influence of obesity on the course of the disease once it has been diagnosed.

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Expert opinion: Bronze Age houses uncovered in Cambridgeshire are Britain's 'Pompeii'

Expert opinion: Bronze Age houses uncovered in Cambridgeshire are Britain's 'Pompeii'

Published: Wed 13 Jan 2016

Archaeological investigation of our distant past often relies upon ephemeral evidence for structures, microscopic plant remains, small pottery shards, and, as one well known comedian stated, "a series of small walls".

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New elements in the chemistry syllabus

New elements in the chemistry syllabus

Published: Wed 06 Jan 2016

With the recent discovery of the four new elements, (Z = 113, 115, 117, and 118) seventh row of the Periodic Table is complete now and there are more elements to learn!

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Researchers nominated for Current Archaeology Awards 2016

Researchers nominated for Current Archaeology Awards 2016

Published: Tues 22 Dec 2015

Three Bradford researchers have been nominated for Current Archaeology Awards 2016.

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Bradford Scientists call on volunteers to help in the fight against breast cancer

Bradford Scientists call on volunteers to help in the fight against breast cancer

Published: Mon 30 Nov 2015

Scientists at the University of Bradford are appealing for women to donate fluid from their breasts in a ground-breaking study that has the potential to speed up breast cancer diagnoses.

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Bradford's research has bite

Bradford's research has bite

Published: Thurs 26 Nov 2015

Bradford's own tooth fairy has received funding to explore how our baby teeth can predict future health.

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Future of dementia medicines discussed at University of Bradford

Future of dementia medicines discussed at University of Bradford

Published: Wed 25 Nov 2015

The University of Bradford is hosting this year's Yorkshire Alzheimer's Research UK Scientific meeting.

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Bradford simulation expert wins Best TECH room oral presentation award

Bradford simulation expert wins Best TECH room oral presentation award

Published: Fri 13 Nov 2015

Dr Keren Bielby-Clarke, Lecturer in Life Sciences Simulation has won the award for Best TECH room oral presentation at the 2015 Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare Conference.

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Employer endorsement for Bradford MPharm

Published: Thurs 12 Nov 2015

A pre-registration placement tutor gives her feedback on Bradford's new MPharm programme which was launched in 2012.

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Professor Diana Anderson invited as guest of honour to the CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research

Professor Diana Anderson invited as guest of honour to the CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research

Published: Thurs 12 Nov 2015

Diana was invited to the institute's prestigious 50th golden jubilee celebrations on 4th November, due to her longstanding relationship with the Institute.

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Bradford Pharmacy students equipped with dementia care skills

Bradford Pharmacy students equipped with dementia care skills

Published: Wed 11 Nov 2015

Pharmacy students at the University of Bradford will lead the way in improving dementia care thanks to a pioneering addition to their course.

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Researchers have successfully used computers to tackle one of chemistry's greatest challenges

Researchers have successfully used computers to tackle one of chemistry's greatest challenges

Published: Mon 9 Nov 2015

Researchers from the University of Bradford have joined forces with German high-tech company, Avant-garde Materials Simulation, to successfully predict the crystal structures of small organic molecules by computational methods without experimental input.

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Expert opinion: Targeting DNA repair in metastatic prostate cancer

Expert opinion: Targeting DNA repair in metastatic prostate cancer

Published: Mon 02 Nov 2015

One of the most significant challenges in treating cancer is its heterogeneous nature - it is a disease with highly variable origins, mutations, and behaviour, and consequently it also varies considerably with respect to its response to treatment.

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Expert opinion: Rapid methods for detecting bacteria at the bedside

Expert opinion: Rapid methods for detecting bacteria at the bedside

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2015

Over use of antibiotics is probably the biggest heath issue facing the world in the 21st century.

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Demonstrating the scope of digital pathology in the House of Commons

Demonstrating the scope of digital pathology in the House of Commons

Published: Thu 29 Oct 2015

Dr Samar Betmouni participated in the Royal College of Pathologists exhibition (26th-29th October 2015) at the House of Commons to raise awareness amongst parliamentarians of the contribution of pathology to healthcare.

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Professor praised for cancer test

Professor praised for cancer test

Published: Fri 23 Oct 2015

Professor Diana Anderson and colleagues from the University of Bradford were finalists in a prestigious NHS awards evening earlier this month.

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Neolithic skeleton reveals early history of rickets

Neolithic skeleton reveals early history of rickets

Published: Thurs 09 Sep 2015

Rickets has been identified in a Neolithic skeleton from the Scottish island of Tiree, making it the earliest case of the disease in the UK, according to research announced at the British Science Festival in Bradford.

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Fossilfinder: a citizen science approach to fossil discovery

Fossilfinder: a citizen science approach to fossil discovery

Published: Tues 08 Sep 2015

The University of Bradford, in collaboration with the Turkana Basin Institute, has begun a countdown to recruit an army of 'citizen scientists' to help discover fossils and ancient artefacts using a unique online platform - Fossilfinder.

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Stonehenge researchers find 'largest' prehistoric stone monument

Stonehenge researchers find 'largest' prehistoric stone monument

Published: Mon 07 Sep 2015

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project reveals traces of standing stones beneath Durrington Walls super-henge.

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Archaeologists plan to bring to life ancient land lost under the sea

Archaeologists plan to bring to life ancient land lost under the sea

Published: Tues 01 Sep 2015

University of Bradford archaeologists have received one of Europe's premier research grants for a ground-breaking project to reconstruct an ancient landscape now hidden beneath the North Sea.

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University of Bradford to be hub for digital healthcare

University of Bradford to be hub for digital healthcare

Published: Tue 28 Jul 2015

The University of Bradford will become a hub for the development of healthcare apps and other digital healthcare solutions after becoming the first UK higher education institution to be awarded NHS England Code4Health Community status: Code4Health University of Bradford.

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Bradford student awarded IBMS eStudent Science Festival bursary

Bradford student awarded IBMS eStudent Science Festival bursary

Published: Thu 23 Jul 2015

Miriam Sadiq, a first year BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science student at the University of Bradford, has been awarded the IBMS eStudent British Science Festival bursary.

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Bradford chemistry graduates have better career prospects than Oxbridge

Bradford chemistry graduates have better career prospects than Oxbridge

Published: Thu 23 Jul 2015

Chemistry students graduating from the University of Bradford have higher career prospects than Oxbridge according to a recent article in the Telegraph.

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2015

Published: Mon 06 Jul 2015

Archaeological Sciences took part in this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 30 June - 5 July to showcase their research into The Hidden Landscapes of Stonehenge.

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