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Life Sciences in Six - Dr Joanna Parish
Ageing research at Birmingham
Life Sciences in Six - Professor David Hodson
Birmingham Fellows: Dr Aga Gambus
Precision Medicine: Diagnostic medical genetics
Posted 15 February 2017
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength in humans.
Posted 23 January 2017
Dr Kristien Boelaert writes for The Conversation. Kristien is Reader in Endocrinology in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research.
Posted 06 January 2017
The West Midlands will benefit from £3.5 million after successfully bidding for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) monies to establish a Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC).
Posted 22 December 2016
This study will be featured in the BBC programme 'Trust me, I'm a doctor' due to be aired in January 2017.
Posted 08 December 2016
The University of Birmingham will be partnering with the University of Oxford to speed up the development of new treatments for arthritis. This has been supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research.
Posted 02 December 2016
Birmingham scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as part of a national drive to accelerate advances in early detection and treatment.
Posted 23 November 2016
A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Posted 15 November 2016
Steve McCabe met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at Birmingham last week (Friday 4 November) to learn about our life-saving work.
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