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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

Description
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

Description
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

Medical Quarter launch at health summit

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Experts from Birmingham Health Partners will be among the high-profile speakers at the inaugural Life Science Summit in Birmingham on March 18 and 19.
Date:
14/03/2013

Call to action on antibiotic resistance

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The Government's Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has this week warned that the spectre of antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism and climate change in terms of potential risk to the nation.Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology at Birmingham, has been campaigning to raise public awareness of this issue
Date:
12/03/2013

PsiOxus Therapeutics Completes Patient Enrollment for Phase II Wasting Disease Therapeutic MT-102

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PsiOxus Therapeutics, Ltd. (PsiOxus), a development stage biotechnology company, has completed patient enrollment for its Phase II clinical trial to study MT-102, a small molecule therapeutic for the treatment of cancer cachexia.
Date:
04/03/2013

New guidance urges improved reporting of important outcomes for patients in trials publications

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Clinical trials provide us with the best evidence to guide patient treatment and inform health policy. Yet, crucial information, on outcomes reported directly by patients such as their quality of life, is often left out of clinical trial publications, according to international researchers.
Date:
28/02/2013

University's historic clock tower turns red for Cure Leukaemia

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The University of Birmingham's historic clock tower (Old Joe) will be illuminated in red light this Thursday for Cure Leukaemia. Marking the end of the West Midlands Red Alert Appeal in partnership with BBC Radio WM 95.6 raising money for Cure Leukaemia, the University's 110 metre high clock tower will be one of a number of iconic buildings in the city to turn red for the campaign on 28 February 2013.
Date:
27/02/2013

Serascience Ltd shortlisted for Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards 2013

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Having been awarded best start-up at the 2012 Medilink West Midlands Healthcare Business Awards in December, the list of acalades for Serascience could continue to grow following the recent announcement that the company has now been shortlisted for the Medilink UK Awards.
Date:
26/02/2013

Drop in new drugs output 'a myth'

Drop in new drugs output 'a myth'
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The widely held belief that the UK supply of innovative new medicines has conspicuously dwindled in recent decades, is not borne out by the evidence, reveals research by the University of Birmingham published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Date:
25/02/2013

Drop in new drugs output 'a myth'

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The widely held belief that the UK supply of innovative new medicines has conspicuously dwindled in recent decades, is not borne out by the evidence, reveals research by the University of Birmingham published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Date:
25/02/2013

University of Birmingham in Guangzhou to develop next steps for strategic partnership

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Senior representatives from the University of Birmingham are visiting Guangzhou this week to enhance the institution's extensive links with partners in the region.
Date:
25/02/2013

Pharmacy investment prescribed for Birmingham

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A brand-new Pharmacy programme, launching this autumn, is set to play a key part in the College of Medical and Dental Science's research and teaching agenda.
Date:
22/02/2013

Serascience Ltd shortlisted for Medilink UK Healthcare Business Awards 2013

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Having been awarded best start-up at the 2012 Medilink West Midlands Healthcare Business Awards in December, the list of acalades for Serascience could continue to grow following the recent announcement that the company has now been shortlisted for the Medilink UK Awards.
Date:
22/02/2013

Online tool to improve perineal repair

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Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Staffordshire have jointly led the development of an online training package to assist midwives and obstetricians to carry out medical procedures to help women who have sustained a perineal injury during childbirth.
Date:
19/02/2013

Ask the Expert live chat with Dr Jo Morris

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On Friday 8 February, Dr Jo Morris, Senior Lecturer in the School of Cancer Sciences took part in a live chat answering your questions about her breast cancer research. If you missed it, here is the full transcript from the event, including the questions Jo ran out of time to answer. The full storify recap can also be viewed here.
Date:
08/02/2013

Nobel Prize Winner Professor Al Roth Guest Lectures at the University of Birmingham

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The Department of Economics welcomed Nobel Prize winner Professor Al Roth to the University of Birmingham on 4th February 2013.
Date:
05/02/2013

Groundbreaking clinical trial provides hope for thousands of men

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Prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the UK, making it the most common cancer among the country's men. This World Cancer Day (Monday 4 February), you can help us to beat the disease with support for a pioneering clinical trial.
Date:
04/02/2013

University of Birmingham scientists devise unique stroke assessment tool

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have devised a unique screening instrument that provides a 'one-stop' brain function profile of patients who have suffered stroke or other neurological damage.
Date:
17/01/2013
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