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02/12/2016

Birmingham scientists get multi-million pound boost from Cancer Research UK

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Birmingham scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as part of a national drive to accelerate advances in early detection and treatment.
Date:
02/12/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/11/2016

Integrated care interventions can reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases, but may not meet national policy targets

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New research has shown that integrated care interventions can be effective in reducing hospital activity, but the evidence base is poor and suggests that transforming services to integrate health and social care may not be enough to meet national policy targets for halting the rise in hospital activity.
Date:
23/11/2016

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

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A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/11/2016

Professor Gareth Lavery gives Starling Medal Lecture at BES

Professor Gareth Lavery gives Starling Medal Lecture at BES
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At the British Endocrinology Society (BES) annual conference this month, Professor Gareth Lavery was awarded the highly coveted Starling Medal
Date:
21/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/11/2016

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research
Description
Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has been awarded a grant of £12.8 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) for the renewal of their Clinical Research Facility (CRF).
Date:
18/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
17/11/2016

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention
Description
An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed them.
Date:
17/11/2016
15/11/2016

MP dons lab coat to learn how research saves lives

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Steve McCabe met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at Birmingham last week (Friday 4 November) to learn about our life-saving work.
Date:
15/11/2016
14/11/2016

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds
Description
A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham have found that targeting as few as 1 in 12 adults for a heart check-up achieves most of the benefits of mass screening at a fraction of the cost.
Date:
14/11/2016
03/11/2016

New hope for donor livers previously thought unsuitable for transplant

New hope for donor livers previously thought unsuitable for transplant
Description
A new clinical trial is looking at the feasibility of using 'discarded' livers to tackle the shortage of liver donors, and help decrease waiting times for patients on the transplant register.
Date:
03/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
01/11/2016

BUAFTA support for miscarriage research

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The forthcoming BUAFTA 2017 awards will be raising money for miscarriage research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/11/2016
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