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New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.
Date:
03/07/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research finds cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Research finds cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive
Description
Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progression of the disease, according to new research by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.
Date:
26/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Nankai visitors explore research and study links with Birmingham

Nankai visitors explore research and study links with Birmingham
Description
Senior leaders from Nankai University in China visited the University of Birmingham to explore future research partnerships, as well as student and staff exchange.
Date:
23/06/2017
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Date:
22/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Sun Yat-sen University leaders visit Birmingham to mark health partnership

Sun Yat-sen University leaders visit Birmingham to mark health partnership
Description
Senior leaders from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou visited the University of Birmingham to mark a new partnership that will help to boost the numbers of Chinese doctors in general practice
Date:
19/06/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Vice Chancellor
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