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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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New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy

New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy
Description
The University of Birmingham will be partnering with the University of Oxford to speed up the development of new treatments for arthritis. This has been supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research.
Date:
08/12/2016

Birmingham scientists get multi-million pound boost from Cancer Research UK

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Birmingham scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as part of a national drive to accelerate advances in early detection and treatment.
Date:
02/12/2016

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

Description
A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016

MP dons lab coat to learn how research saves lives

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Steve McCabe met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at Birmingham last week (Friday 4 November) to learn about our life-saving work.
Date:
15/11/2016

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds
Description
A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham have found that targeting as few as 1 in 12 adults for a heart check-up achieves most of the benefits of mass screening at a fraction of the cost.
Date:
14/11/2016

New hope for donor livers previously thought unsuitable for transplant

New hope for donor livers previously thought unsuitable for transplant
Description
A new clinical trial is looking at the feasibility of using 'discarded' livers to tackle the shortage of liver donors, and help decrease waiting times for patients on the transplant register.
Date:
03/11/2016

Old Joe turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Description
The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turns pink this evening to mark the start of Breast Cancer Now's annual awareness month.
Date:
18/10/2016

New molecular mechanism revealed for genetic mutations in aggressive cancer cells

New molecular mechanism revealed for genetic mutations in aggressive cancer cells
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have described a previously-unknown molecular mechanism that could lead to the genetic mutations seen in certain types of aggressive cancer cells, involving a cell's own transcription machinery.
Date:
11/10/2016

Important flu jab research extended to pneumonia jabs

Important flu jab research extended to pneumonia jabs
Description
Funding received to examine if all vaccinations are better given in the morning
Date:
11/10/2016

Trial of device to quickly identify critically ill patients

Trial of device to quickly identify critically ill patients
Description
Trial of device to quickly identify critically ill patients
Date:
11/10/2016
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