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Daily exposure to particulate matter
Particulate matter (PM) is a toxic pollutant formed during the combustion of fossil fuels inside the engine of our cars. PM is composed by a carbonaceous core, known as soot onto which different hydrocarbon species can be adsorbed. The detrimental effects of PM on humans are varied; it can exacerba...
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Author : Bogarra Macías, María Del Carmen
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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Defining the mechanisms underlying reduced immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae with age
The increase in the elderly population is impacting the social and economic aspects of the modern world as increasing longevity is not matched by an increasing healthy lifespan. Increased infections are a major component of ill health in old age. The aged immune system fails to respond properly to m...
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Author : Torrente Gonçalves, Mariana
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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Domestic abuse services: an experience-based co-design study
Background: The Home Office recently conducted a survey in which they explored whether domestic abuse (DA) victims were satisfied with the services they received. The survey demonstrated that DA victims are dissatisfied. A consortium of the Police and their domestic violence support organisations de...
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Author : Gander-Zaucker, Shoshana
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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Exploring the position of Rorty’s ironist in an educational context
This study addresses Richard Rorty's concept of "the ironist" and their place in Education. The ironist has anxieties towards language and believes our society is governed by metaphysics that use semantic arguments to validate their finality. Rorty's ironist further believes that we need to constan...
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Author : Stock, Nicholas
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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Islamic Member State justification for the use of the death penalty within the Universal Periodic Review
The aim of the project is to analyse the legitimacy of justifications for the continued use of the death penalty which are grounded in Islamic law. The context for the study is the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a mechanism of the Human Rights Council and was created through the UN G...
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Author : Nazir, Amna
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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Modelling the dissolution of structured particle for enhance wash performance
A growing amount of soluble materials (granules, tablets or pellets) are commonly used in the daily life. The dissolution process* of these materials is a complex sequence of physical and chemical transformations, however they sometimes happen simultaneously. This fact increases the difficulty of st...
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Author : Andreu, Patricia
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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See you later... crocodile? The ecological diversity of the crocodylians and their relatives
Can you tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator? It is a tricky task for most people. Although they come in different sizes and have other slight differences, most modern crocodylians look pretty much the same to a non-specialist eye. However, the picture is very different when we c...
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Author : Lorena Godoy, Pedro
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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The effect of Tai Chi and Zumba Gold on vascular function in an ageing population
Aging is associated with an increased incidence of disease, such as cardiovascular disease. This occurs via several mechanisms including oxidative stress and chronic inflammation, which can cause a reduction in vascular compliance via impairment in endothelium dependant dilation and arterial stiffne...
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Author : Kasim, Nor Fadila Binti
Date : 14 June 2016
Source : University of Birmingham Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016, 14th June 2016, University of Birmingham.
Collection : Prizewinners from the Graduate School Research Poster Conference 2016
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