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£7m funding boost for clinical research in Birmingham

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A state-of-the-art facility for research into immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and blood cancers at the University of Birmingham has been announced by Rt Hon George Osborne MP. The Chancellor of the Exchequer pledged an investment of over £230m to enhance the UK's clinical research infrastructure, which includes £7m to set up the West Midlands Stratified Medicine Innovation & Translation Facility.
Date:
23/10/2014

Old Joe turns pink in support of Breast Cancer Campaign

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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turned pink in the lead up to Breast Cancer Campaign's annual fundraiser 'wear it pink' day.
Date:
23/10/2014

Divide and Conquer: novel trick helps rare pathogen infect healthy people

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New research into a rare pathogen has shown how a unique evolutionary trait allows it to infect even the healthiest of hosts through a smart solution to the body's immune response against it.
Date:
17/10/2014

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
17/10/2014

Poor quality data is informing the future of our patient care, warns study

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An investigation into how patient outcomes are assessed in clinical trials has revealed a worrying lack of consistency, raising concerns about funding being wasted on the acquisition of poor quality data.
Date:
16/10/2014

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum
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The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.
Date:
14/10/2014

£13 million award backs world-class research supporting Midlands bioeconomy

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Three of the Midlands' leading universities have been awarded £13 Million for a "Doctoral Training Partnership" to provide research training to support the Midlands bioeconomy.
Date:
03/10/2014

MPharm project shortlisted for a national e-learning award

MPharm project shortlisted for a national e-learning award
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News item. The virtual chemistry for pharmacy (MPharm) project has been shortlisted in the National E-Learning Awards 2014.
Date:
02/10/2014

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health

Stubbing out smoking can light up your mental health
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Stopping smoking is associated with a significant improvement in mental health, equal to or larger than the effect from a course of anti-depressants, researchers at the University of Birmingham and Oxford have found.
Date:
30/09/2014

Age no barrier to exercise, new training course shows

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The mince pies and Christmas cake may be a distant memory, but older adults can still beat the post-Christmas bulge, as a new training scheme designed to teach instructors how to run exercise classes for older people kicks off in Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2014

Commercial schemes are key to weight loss success, study finds

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Public health authorities should consider commissioning a range of commercial weight loss programmes to help in the fight against obesity, University of Birmingham researchers have found.
Date:
30/09/2014

Birmingham researchers pioneer revolutionary treatment to reduce disabilities in neonatal twins

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The number of children suffering severe disabilities after treatment for a deadly condition affecting just over 10% of all identical twin pregnancies could be dramatically reduced after University of Birmingham researchers pioneered a new treatment, in collaboration with other experts in Europe, resulting in better outcomes for babies affected.
Date:
30/09/2014

Women still not given a sporting chance to appear in back page headlines

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The amount of column inches devoted to women's sport in British national papers has actually decreased from the level it was at prior to the 2012 Olympic Games, University of Birmingham researchers have established.
Date:
30/09/2014

Pioneering stem cell therapies to be trialled in Birmingham

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University of Birmingham researchers are to lead a worldwide collaboration of scientists looking at the possibility of transplanting stem cells from one person to another to reduce inflammation in the liver.
Date:
30/09/2014

Miscarriage risk increases for women who respond poorly to IVF ovarian stimulation

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Women who respond to IVF treatment with low numbers of eggs are at increased risk of miscarriage, a study co-authored by University of Birmingham researchers has found.
Date:
30/09/2014

Chief Medical Officer to speak on antibiotic resistance

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The Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, is to outline the current national and international picture on antibiotic resistance in a speech at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2014

New test to deduce diabetes risk in polycystic ovary syndrome sufferers

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have uncovered a new method to identify and test women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at high risk of going onto develop diabetes.
Date:
30/09/2014

University of Birmingham launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

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The trial of a vaccine which can treat some forms of cancer caused by a common herpes virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) has been launched by Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/09/2014
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