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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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Birmingham ranked among the world's top 150 universities

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and Life and Agriculture Sciences. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, has placed Birmingham overall within the top 150 universities globally.
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27/08/2015

Drinking water before meals could help in weight reduction

Drinking water before meals could help in weight reduction
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.
Date:
26/08/2015

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

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Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new modelling research from the University of Birmingham, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.
Date:
10/08/2015

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

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Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
Date:
04/08/2015

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH
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NASH clinical trial results
Date:
28/07/2015

Opening the door to the cause of myeloid leukaemia: finding the targets of a common mutation.

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have made a breakthrough in understanding how mutated genes in leukaemia reprogram blood stem cells and send them spiralling out of control.
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24/07/2015

Action on Postpartum Psychosis Shortlisted for National Lottery Award

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Birmingham founded project, Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), have been shortlisted from among hundreds of projects for a National Lottery Health Award for the fantastic support they offer mothers who suffer with Postpartum Psychosis.
Date:
03/07/2015

Enzyme that triggers muscle wasting could be key to reversing signs of ageing

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Are we one step closer to discovering the elixir of youth? Scientists identify the enzyme that causes age-related muscle wasting by inhibiting enzyme they can reduce levels of hormone that triggers it.
Date:
27/05/2015

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
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