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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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Five minute saliva test to identify smokers rolled out to health schemes

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Smokers who need extra incentives to quit the cigarettes this new year should take note that even private health insurance premiums may be reduced if they can prove they have stopped for good – and with the aid of a pioneering test from the University of Birmingham, the proof can be easy to acquire.
Date:
12/08/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham launches new Centre in Physical Sciences for Health

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The University of Birmingham is among 24 UK universities to receive a share of £350 million announced by Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, today (22 November).
Date:
19/12/2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students

Birmingham professor talks about the language of cancer

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A University of Birmingham professor tackles a different aspect of cancer today, as he features in a BBC World Service documentary about the language used to describe the disease.
Date:
19/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Does doctor know best? A new approach to "evidence" based health care

Does doctor know best? A new approach to "evidence" based health care
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Leading health care experts have today called for a fresh approach to evaluating treatment amid claims that dog walking and singing classes can lead to greater health improvements than traditional medicine for some patients.
Date:
19/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Research is the key to saving lives, conference hears

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Leading academics in the field of maternal health have called on researchers to do more to help save the lives of mothers and babies around the world following a major conference at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham researchers look to give sports clubs a heads-up on concussion dangers

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A study looking into what happens to the brains of sportspeople in the aftermath of a concussion – and what could happen if they suffered a subsequent head injury - has been launched by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
19/12/2013
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Revolution in liver disease diagnosis could help NHS priority list

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A ground-breaking scan that can identify and help to treat liver disease, could make painful and invasive liver biopsies a thing of the past, thanks to a trial being led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Urine test could help diagnose aggressive bladder cancer

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A simple urine test could distinguish between aggressive and less aggressive bladder cancers according to a new University of Birmingham study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Date:
13/12/2013
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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