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Birmingham Fellows: Dr Aga Gambus
Screening heart disease in newborn babies
Precision Medicine: Diagnostic medical genetics
Agent EBV: Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer
Posted 26 July 2016
New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. TIA patients in the study consulted their GPs more frequently than similarly aged patients for fatigue, cognitive impairment and anxiety or depression.
Posted 22 July 2016
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells.
Posted 11 July 2016
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma.
Posted 06 July 2016
New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Academic Head of Community Based Medicine at the University of Birmingham has been elected the new Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Posted 30 June 2016
Professor Gideon Hirschfield from the Centre for Liver Research in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy has been awarded the prestigious Graham Bull Prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship from the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Ye Htun Oo from the Centre for Liver Research at the University of Birmingham has been awarded the 2016 Sir Francis Avery Jones Medal from the British Society of Gastroenterology in recognition of his T-cell research, and an innovative study he is due to lead starting in July 2016.
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