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Researchers investigate new ways to tackle bile duct cancer

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Experts at the University of Birmingham are working with counterparts at the University of Bristol and in Thailand to identify new ways of detecting and treating a form of bile duct cancer that is claiming more and more lives in the UK and across South-East Asia.
Date:
09/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New research identifies role of tiny bubbles in teeth cleaning

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Research into the science behind ultrasonic scalers, used by dental professionals to remove built up plaque, has identified that the formation of tiny bubbles around the head is key to the cleaning process.
Date:
02/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

'Big data' helps to discover key factors driving blood cell specification

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New research led by researchers at the University of Birmingham has identified key factors that drive blood cell development by recapitulating this process in a culture dish. Cells with the ability to give rise to blood are normally specified in the early embryo over a number of developmental stages and eventually form blood stem cells that are maintained for life and generate trillions of blood cells every day.
Date:
25/02/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Periodontitis linked to a higher mortality rate in patients with kidney disease

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New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone.
Date:
18/02/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

The immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters

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Our ability to fight off recurrent infections, such as colds or flu, may lie in the 'immunological memory' found in a newly discovered class of gene regulatory elements, according to research from the University of Birmingham, supported by the BBSRC and Bloodwise.
Date:
21/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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