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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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University of Birmingham jumps nine places in world research rankings

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive nine points in the latest world research rankings, placing it in 112th place among the top 500 global research universities. The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014, also known as the NTU Ranking, ranked Birmingham ninth overall in the UK.
Date:
12/05/2015

Take part in groundbreaking new research into TV programmes

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham are doing an exciting new study and are looking for members of the public to take part.
Date:
23/04/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
26/03/2015

New potential for personalised treatments in bowel cancer

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Scientists have found that genetic changes in bowel tumours are linked to the way the body's immune system responds to the cancer, according to research published today in the journal Oncoimmunology.
Date:
25/03/2015

Engineered cells could help tackle the third most common cancer in Chinese males

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a new method of genetically engineering immune cells could lead to improved treatment of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients.
Date:
10/03/2015

£5.1m Grant Awarded for Better Lupus Treatment

£5.1m Grant Awarded for Better Lupus Treatment
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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
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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
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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
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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
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