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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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Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
Description
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.
Date:
04/05/2016

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows
Description
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.
Date:
29/04/2016

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham suggests that administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, antibody responses with the potential to lead to more efficient flu prevention strategies.
Date:
26/04/2016

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood
Description
A study from the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Northwestern University in Chicago, has shown that infant daughters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop the complex genetic disease.
Date:
18/04/2016

Two Birmingham teams shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award

Two Birmingham teams shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award
Description
Two multi-disciplinary teams of scientists from the University of Birmingham have been shortlisted for the final stages of Cancer Research UK's global Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m cancer grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Date:
14/04/2016

Birmingham Academic to feature on BBC's 'How to Stay Young' programme

Birmingham Academic to feature on BBC's 'How to Stay Young' programme
Description
University of Birmingham academic, Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, will be appearing on the BBC's How to Stay Young programme on Thursday 7th April at 9pm, demonstrating and offering expertise on the 'Sit to Rise' test, an easy-to-administer test, measuring flexibility and strength in the elderly.
Date:
07/04/2016

Dentistry ranked 17th in the World

Dentistry ranked 17th in the World
Description
The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study dentistry, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
Date:
31/03/2016

New cancer imaging scans to reduce the need for risky surgery

Description
Head and neck cancer patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.
Date:
24/03/2016

Birmingham Researchers to investigate genetic basis of brain diseases

Birmingham Researchers to investigate genetic basis of brain diseases
Description
A team of scientists from the field of neuroscience, genetics, and chemistry from the University of Birmingham are working to develop new imaging technology to help understand the genetic basis of brain diseases.
Date:
18/03/2016

Gum disease linked to a higher mortality rate in kidney disease patients

Gum disease linked to a higher mortality rate in kidney disease patients
Description
New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone.
Date:
18/02/2016
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