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24/03/2017

Global study identifies liver disease patient risk groups

Global study identifies liver disease patient risk groups
Description
A global study involving researchers from the University of Birmingham has identified key risk groups of liver disease patients to indicate their survival estimates and likelihood of developing cancer.
Date:
24/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/03/2017

Landmark signing provides boost to Birmingham Life Sciences

Landmark signing provides boost to Birmingham Life Sciences
Description
The University of Birmingham has purchased 9.9acres of land in the Selly Oak area to develop a brand new Life Sciences Park.
Date:
23/03/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research finds Addison's patients lack killer immune cells

Research finds Addison's patients lack killer immune cells
Description
Research led by University of Birmingham scientists has found that people suffering from the adrenal disorder known as Addison's disease suffer from an immune system defect that makes them prone to potentially deadly respiratory infections.
Date:
23/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
22/03/2017

University of Birmingham study finds new class of androgens play key role in polycystic ovary syndrome

University of Birmingham study finds new class of androgens play key role in polycystic ovary syndrome
Description
Scientists led by the University of Birmingham have discovered that a new class of male sex hormones known as androgens play a key role in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome.
Date:
22/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/03/2017

An epidemic of epipens

An epidemic of epipens
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that prescriptions of adrenaline autoinjectors (commonly called 'epipens') for children with allergies have increased markedly in the last decade, with nearly four devices a year provided per child.
Date:
21/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Birmingham scientists win Excellence in Patient Care Award for Innovation

Birmingham scientists win Excellence in Patient Care Award for Innovation
Description
University of Birmingham Professors Ronan Ryan and Tom Marshall are celebrating their recent win of a Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Award, presented at Medicine 2017, the RCP's annual conference.
Date:
21/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
07/03/2017

Birmingham scientists set to take on cancer 'grand challenge'

Description
University of Birmingham scientists are set to benefit from one of the biggest funding grants ever awarded by Cancer Research UK in the hope of sparing thousands of women unnecessary treatment.
Date:
07/03/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
27/02/2017

Birmingham research identifies blocks to South Asian diabetes treatment

Description
The social stigma associated with diabetes and a fear of being poisoned by medical drugs may contribute to patients of South Asian origin failing to take their medication, a new study shows.
Date:
27/02/2017

Gene discovery sheds light on growth defects linked to dwarfism

Description
A new study shows how errors in a specific gene can cause growth defects associated with a rare type of dwarfism.
Date:
27/02/2017
16/02/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
Description
Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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