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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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GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'
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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.
Date:
26/07/2016

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

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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.
Date:
22/07/2016

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'
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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.
Date:
22/07/2016

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops
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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.
Date:
11/07/2016

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children
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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.
Date:
06/07/2016

University Academic Elected the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs

University Academic Elected the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs
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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).
Date:
06/07/2016

Researcher recognised for major contribution in clinical sciences

Researcher recognised for major contribution in clinical sciences
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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.
Date:
30/06/2016

Prestigious prize awarded for work in liver research

Prestigious prize awarded for work in liver research
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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.
Date:
30/06/2016

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients
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Researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment.
Date:
30/06/2016

Birmingham Researcher wins Young Coloproctologist of the Year

Birmingham Researcher wins Young Coloproctologist of the Year
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Mr Andrew Beggs, Clinical Lecturer in General Surgery in the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, has been awarded the Young Coloproctologist of the Year 2016. This is the first time this award has been presented.
Date:
21/06/2016
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