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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:
30/09/2014

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:
30/09/2014

Public choose antibiotics as the winning theme for £10m prize

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Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the public as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Date:
30/09/2014

Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

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Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics, according to new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Date:
30/09/2014

The war on leukaemia: how the battle for cell production could be decisive

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A key step in understanding the nature of the fight for superiority between mutated genes and normal genes could lead to new therapies to combat leukaemia, say researchers from the University of Birmingham and Newcastle University.
Date:
30/09/2014

Future of electro engineering student group shaped at Birmingham

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Representatives of more than 15 student branches of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have gathered at the University of Birmingham to plan the future of the prestigious association in the UK and Ireland. The student arm of the IEEE is the largest student body in the field of electro and information technologies, with nearly 2,000 branches in 80 countries.
Date:
24/09/2014

Centre Publications - Issue 1

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The Centre has produced it's first edition of publications which can now be viewed here!
Date:
23/09/2014

Impressive performance for Birmingham in new Times league table

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As thousands of new students arrive to take the next step in their education, the University of Birmingham has climbed up the national rankings. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 has placed Birmingham 15th overall, up from 16th last year. The University of Birmingham is now ranked ninth within the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities, ahead of Nottingham and Manchester.
Date:
23/09/2014

BDEF Young Communicator Awards 2014

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The British Dental Editors' Forum Annual Young Communicator of the Year Awards were presented at a reception at BDA Headquarters London on September 16th 2014 last.
Date:
23/09/2014

The Bluebelle Study: Undressing wound infections

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Wound infections are a common complication of surgical procedures, and contribute major costs for the NHS as well as pain, discomfort and inconvenience for patients. A new study will examine whether a main trial comparing wound dressings with no dressings is possible and whether dressings are effective in reducing infection and helping surgical wounds to heal.
Date:
22/09/2014
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