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BIS appoints Chief Scientific Adviser from Birmingham

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Professor Timothy Richard Dafforn has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Date:
27/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Researchers pin down enzyme role in muscle 'aging'

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified the role of an enzyme in muscle wasting, and associated age-related problems. They believe that inhibiting it could hold the key to developing ways of preventing, or reversing, the adverse effects.
Date:
20/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Contraceptive and cholesterol-lowering drugs used to treat cancer

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The combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug, Bezafibrate, and a contraceptive steroid, Medroxyprogesterone Acetate, could be an effective, non-toxic treatment for a range of cancers, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found.
Date:
14/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Two University of Birmingham scientists elected Royal Society Fellows

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Two University of Birmingham professors have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Newly discovered pathway reveals how our immune system is regulated; gives hope for serious chronic diseases

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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