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Screening heart disease in newborn babies
Precision Medicine: Diagnostic medical genetics
Agent EBV: Helping the Immune System Fight Cancer
Posted 27 May 2016
The University of Birmingham's Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit will coordinate the UK arm of a large international clinical trial for a type of children's brain tumour, called ependymoma.
Posted 25 May 2016
Professor Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme last week raising awareness of the antibiotic crisis; on the same day a report was issued highlighting the urgent need for action to help tackle this global problem.
Posted 12 May 2016
The next generation of drugs to tackle two of the planets biggest killers are to be developed through a partnership bringing together powerful Nobel Prizewinning imaging technology and some of the brightest scientific minds from around the globe.
Posted 11 May 2016
Better education for both patients and doctors on how to spot the early symptoms of leprosy would help to reduce cases of the disease in Brazil, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
The 'weekend effect' – that patients admitted to hospital over the weekend are at an increased risk of death – overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors on Saturdays and Sundays.
Posted 09 May 2016
The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing held its inaugural workshop event on Friday 8th April 2016. The event was hosted and chaired by Institute Director, Professor Janet Lord, (who was recently featured in the BBC programme 'How To Stay Young') and Deputy Director Professor Chris Buckley.
Posted 04 May 2016
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Posted 29 April 2016
Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
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