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Side-effects of anti-inflammatory steroids could be prevented, Birmingham research finds

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Problem side effects including high blood pressure, obesity, muscle wasting, osteoporosis and skin thinning in arthritis and asthma sufferers who take a certain kind of steroid could be prevented by deleting a key gene, researchers at the University of Birmingham have discovered.
Date:
04/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Olympic Games scale investment by Russell Group universities including Birmingham will generate £44 billion for the UK

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The ambitious £175 million campus development project getting underway at the University of Birmingham is part of a programme of investment by Russell Group universities which will generate billions for the economy and thousands of new jobs across the country in years to come, new research has concluded.
Date:
21/05/2014
Categories:
Corporate Services, Medical and Dental Sciences

Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Lord Bilimoria appointed as Chancellor of the University of Birmingham
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The University of Birmingham is delighted to announce that one of the country's leading international entrepreneurs has been appointed as its new Chancellor reflecting the University's position as a truly global institution that attracts the brightest and best from across the world.
Date:
12/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Vice Chancellor

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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