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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

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
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