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Researchers identify possible pathway to reboot immune system after bone-marrow transplants

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New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin β receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus; and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who undergo bone-marrow transplant are slow to recover their immune system.
Date:
25/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham students to deliver CPR training at V Festival

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Students from the University of Birmingham have formed a partnership with V Festival to deliver CPR training to members of the public as part of a project called #VShocks.
Date:
17/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students

CRT and Alta Innovations join forces to commercialise world-leading research

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Cancer Research Technology, (CRT) – the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK – the University of Birmingham and its commercial arm, Alta Innovations (Alta), have signed an agreement to work together to develop and commercialise the university's cancer research.
Date:
12/08/2016
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Statement in response to research article published in Science Translational Medicine

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In response to the research article published in Science Translational Medicine on the 3rd August 2016, 'Relationship between vaginal microbial dysbiosis, inflammation, and pregnancy outcomes in cervical cerclage by Kindinger et al' and the media response printed on 04/08/2016.
Date:
08/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'

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The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells.
Date:
21/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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