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Gene discovery sheds light on growth defects linked to dwarfism

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A new study shows how errors in a specific gene can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism.
Date:
13/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

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The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
08/02/2017
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

New type of T-cell identified as 'key player' in development of rheumatoid arthritis

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A team of scientists from the UK and the US have identified a genetically-distinct subset of helper T-cell associated with tissues affected by rheumatoid arthritis.
Date:
02/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

Saliva test could offer new way to check immunity

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New research from the University of Birmingham shows that antibody levels in saliva are linked to those in blood serum, suggesting a new method for assessment of protection against bacterial infections.
Date:
15/12/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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