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Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases

Algorithm matches genetic variation to disease symptoms and could improve diagnosis of rare diseases
Description
A faster and more accurate method of identifying which of an individual's genes are associated with particular symptoms has been developed by a team of researchers from the UK and Saudi Arabia. This new approach could enable scientists to take advantage of recent developments in genome sequencing to improve diagnosis and potential treatment options.
Date:
24/04/2017

University of Birmingham scientists name 'Connshing syndrome' as a new cause of high blood pressure

University of Birmingham scientists name 'Connshing syndrome' as a new cause of high blood pressure
Description
Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure that could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
Date:
24/04/2017

University of Birmingham scientists name 'Connshing syndrome' as a new cause of high blood pressure

University of Birmingham scientists name 'Connshing syndrome' as a new cause of high blood pressure
Description
Research led by scientists at the University of Birmingham has revealed a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to major changes in managing the disease.
Date:
21/04/2017

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham will lead a series of three studies into the potential impact of Brexit on people in the UK, including children growing up in 'mixed-nationality' families.
Date:
19/04/2017

Cancer Research UK establishes new translational research centre in Birmingham

Cancer Research UK establishes new translational research centre in Birmingham
Description
The Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre, established on 1 April 2017, will bring together researchers specialising in understanding cancer genetics, how cancer avoids our body's defences and the role viruses play in certain cancers.
Date:
13/04/2017

PICaSSO score system shows promise in treatment of ulcerative colitis

PICaSSO score system shows promise in treatment of ulcerative colitis
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed and validated a new electronic virtual chromoendoscopy (EVC) score that could reflect the full spectrum of mucosal and vascular changes, including mucosal healing in ulcerative colitis.
Date:
13/04/2017

Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens

Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens
Description
A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.
Date:
13/04/2017

Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens - study

Immune system can spot tell-tale change  in identity of cancer antigens - study
Description
A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.
Date:
13/04/2017

University of Birmingham welcomes appointment of Sir Bruce Keogh as Chair of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

University of Birmingham welcomes appointment of Sir Bruce Keogh as Chair of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Description
The University of Birmingham has strongly supported the merger of Birmingham Children's Hospital and Birmingham Women's Hospital Trusts and we are delighted that the new Trust has secured someone of the national stature and unrivalled experience of Sir Bruce Keogh as its next chair.
Date:
07/04/2017

University of Birmingham welcomes appointment of Sir Bruce Keogh as Chair of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

University of Birmingham welcomes appointment of Sir Bruce Keogh as Chair of Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Description
The University of Birmingham has strongly supported the merger of Birmingham Children's Hospital and Birmingham Women's Hospital Trusts and we are delighted that the new Trust has secured someone of the national stature and unrivalled experience of Sir Bruce Keogh as its next chair.
Date:
06/04/2017
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