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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

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

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New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. TIA patients in the study consulted their GPs more frequently than similarly aged patients for fatigue, cognitive impairment and anxiety or depression.
Date:
20/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
13/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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