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The research undertake in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences often makes headlines. This news listing showcases important developments, initiatives and successes connected to our research.

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£5.1m Grant Awarded for Better Lupus Treatment

£5.1m Grant Awarded for Better Lupus Treatment
Description
A new project involving £5.1 million consortium of universities and industry partners will aim to eliminate the 'trial and error' approach to the treatment of lupus. The University of Manchester will lead the project alongside a consortium of universities including the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/01/2015

University of Birmingham and Cure Leukaemia unite once again

University of Birmingham and Cure Leukaemia unite once again
Description
Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham, two leading forces in fight against Leukaemia will unite once again in 2015.
Date:
22/01/2015

West Midlands to deliver world-leading genomics project

West Midlands to deliver world-leading genomics project
Description
The West Midlands will deliver one of 11 centres across the country that will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Date:
23/12/2014

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome
Description
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK's first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome.
Date:
08/12/2014

Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

Description
Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014

Could a vaccine help to fight cancer? You can help us find out

Description
Working with Cancer Research UK, the Birmingham research team (Prof Alan Rickinson, Dr Neil Steven and Dr Graham Taylor; all in the School of Cancer Sciences) have already tested the vaccine in a small number of patients with an EBV-related head and neck cancer. It is currently being tested in larger clinical trials worldwide.
Date:
20/11/2014

Birmingham and Nottingham projects to strengthen UK-Rio research links

Description
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have strengthened their collaborations with Brazilian institutions in the state of Rio de Janeiro after securing funding for a number of country-specific research projects. The Rio de Janeiro State Funding Agency (FAPERJ) has allocated £100,000 for nine research projects in 2014/2015, with the amount matched by combined funding from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham.
Date:
12/11/2014

Patients to benefit from new £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre at Birmingham

Patients to benefit from new £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre at Birmingham
Description
The University of Birmingham has announced plans to establish a £5m MRC Regional Phenome Centre (RPC), which will help to improve the health of patients through novel research and technology.
Date:
05/11/2014

Using white blood cells to fight liver cancer

Using white blood cells to fight liver cancer
Description
A new project, looking at the effect of blood containing anti-tumour activating cells on liver cancer, has been funded by the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme, an MRC and NIHR partnership.
Date:
27/10/2014
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