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Birmingham announced as University of the Year

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The University of Birmingham has been named University of the Year 2014 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Date:
20/09/2013

Missing immune response may prove a vital link for new leukaemia treatments

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Patients suffering from leukaemia could have their immune system engineered to fight the disease, after scientists at the University of Birmingham discovered that they lacked an immune response to a certain class of proteins which could be restored through stem cell transplants.
Date:
19/09/2013

Birmingham gets set to turn orange for eye research

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People who suffer from a rare but debilitating eye condition could have their chances of going blind reduced, thanks to a pioneering new test developed by a University of Birmingham researcher who has been given a top award by a sight charity for the work.
Date:
17/09/2013

Prof Ian Henderson on Dara O'Briain's Science Club

Prof Ian Henderson on Dara O'Briain's Science Club
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Professor Ian Henderson is a guest on Dara O'Briain's Science Club discussing microbes in the intestines
Date:
30/08/2013

Researchers find depression in hip fracture patients hinders physical recovery and compromises immunity

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Older people who suffer a hip fracture should be routinely tested and treated for depression to aid their recovery and prevent their immune systems from being compromised, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
06/08/2013

Birmingham researchers find depression in hip fracture patients hinders physical recovery and compromises immunity

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Older people who suffer a hip fracture should be routinely tested and treated for depression to aid their recovery and prevent their immune systems from being compromised, according to new research from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
02/08/2013

Birmingham scientist's heart research recognised in national competition

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Leading Birmingham scientists are celebrating after being highly commended in 'Reflections of Research', a national image and video competition run by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The entries provide a snapshot of the incredible life-saving work undertaken by BHF-funded heart scientists in the UK.
Date:
26/07/2013

Gum disease – a silent killer?

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Healthy nutrition may be key to helping fight gum disease, which is not only important to oral health, but also to general health and wellbeing. Gum, or periodontal, diseases are ubiquitous long-lasting inflammatory diseases of humans. The most common type is chronic gingivitis, which affects approximately 90% of adults, but is reversible with professional and careful home tooth cleaning. Chronic periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease that destroys the tissues supporting the teeth and associated bone in the jaws, leading ultimately to tooth loss.
Date:
19/07/2013

The Royal baby and modern fatherhood

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Prince William has made it to hospital for the birth of his first child, it has been reported, with no need for a dash back from Anglesey - but new ethics research from the University of Birmingham says that the culture of fathers being involved in all aspects of antenatal and maternity care, including the birth, may mean that men experience the disadvantages of the 'medicalisation' of pregnancy without the attendant advantages it offers mothers.
Date:
12/07/2013

University of Birmingham Professor ranked in "Hottest Research of 2012"

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Professor Gregory Y H Lip, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, has been ranked amongst the Science Watch® "Hottest Research of 2012".
Date:
08/07/2013

Robots, dancers, and dinosaurs make their way to this year's University Community Day

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The University of Birmingham is throwing open its doors next weekend to welcome the public to its annual Community Day on Sunday 9 June.
Date:
03/06/2013

Salt consumption in India: the need for data to initiate population-based prevention efforts

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International researchers are studying the salt intake of Indian adults to provide vital new data to aid the development of a national salt reduction strategy.
Date:
17/05/2013

Birmingham joins 'The Conversation' as founding partner

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The University of Birmingham has committed support to a new independent news and commentary website produced by academics and journalists, which launches in the UK today.
Date:
16/05/2013

Discovering the gender of an unborn baby and giving him or her a name, may help fathers bond with their offspring.

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Dads who find out the sex of their unborn child and give him or her a name may find it easier to connect emotionally with their baby, a study conducted at the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
24/04/2013

University launches new institute to address biggest issues facing society

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250 years after the creation of the Lunar Society, which brought together leading industrialists, academics and philosophers to debate the biggest issues affecting society, the University of Birmingham is launching an Institute of Advanced Studies with a similar remit.
Date:
09/04/2013

Show your support for autism by wearing blue

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More than one in 100 children are on the autism spectrum. This World Autism Awareness Day (Tuesday 2 April), you can help us give every child the best possible start in life with support for our groundbreaking research and wearing blue.
Date:
26/03/2013

University of Birmingham Spinout Company is developing a novel drug for the treatment of Glaucoma

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have received funding from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, to develop a novel multi action siRNA drug with proven neuroprotective and neuroregenerative activity to treat Glaucoma.
Date:
25/03/2013

University of Birmingham Spinout Company is developing a novel drug for the treatment of Glaucoma

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have received funding from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, to develop a novel multi action siRNA drug with proven neuroprotective and neuroregenerative activity to treat Glaucoma.
Date:
20/03/2013

University of Birmingham Spinout Company is developing a novel drug for the treatment of Glaucoma

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have received funding from the Technology Strategy Board, the UK's innovation agency, to develop a novel multi action siRNA drug with proven neuroprotective and neuroregenerative activity to treat Glaucoma.
Date:
20/03/2013
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