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Study reveals key role of mRNA's 'fifth nucleotide' in determining sex in fruit flies

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A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham has shown how a common mRNA modification, N6-methyladenosine (m6A), regulates gene expression to determine the sex of fruit flies.
Date:
30/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Senior Chinese health delegation visits University of Birmingham

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Health officials from across China visited the University of Birmingham to learn more about how British medical staff deliver healthcare to patients.
Date:
25/11/2016
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

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A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Integrated care interventions can reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases, but may not meet national policy targets

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New research has shown that integrated care interventions can be effective in reducing hospital activity, but the evidence base is poor and suggests that transforming services to integrate health and social care may not be enough to meet national policy targets for halting the rise in hospital activity.
Date:
22/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention

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An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed them.
Date:
15/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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