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Addison's patients lack killer immune cells - study

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Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect which makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.
Date:
27/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength in humans.
Date:
15/02/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
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