Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Professor Julia King became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006. Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK and 1st outside London for graduate employability (2012 Sunday Times University Guide).

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http://www1.aston.ac.uk/

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital insects harbour drug-resistant bacteria

More than 50 percent of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals were resistant to one or more antibiotics, posing a potential infection risk to patients, according to a new study.

Health

Study suggests infection risk from reusable cups

Eco-aware coffee drinkers run the risk of being exposed to potentially harmful bacteria if they don't wash their reusable cups shortly after use, a study has revealed.

Neuroscience

Scientists grow human 'mini brains'

Birmingham scientists who are growing human brain cells in the laboratory say their work could one day help combat the damage caused by Alzheimer's and other brain traumas.

Cardiology

Heart muscle disease patients benefit from defibrillator

Some heart disease patients who are treated with cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) would live longer and have fewer hospital admissions if they also received a defibrillator, concludes a team of researchers led by Aston ...

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