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27/08/2015

Birmingham ranked among the world's top 150 universities

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and Life and Agriculture Sciences. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, has placed Birmingham overall within the top 150 universities globally.
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27/08/2015
26/08/2015

Drinking water before meals could help in weight reduction

Drinking water before meals could help in weight reduction
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.
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26/08/2015
10/08/2015

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

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Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new modelling research from the University of Birmingham, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.
Date:
10/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/08/2015

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

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Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
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04/08/2015
28/07/2015

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH
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NASH clinical trial results
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
24/07/2015

Opening the door to the cause of myeloid leukaemia: finding the targets of a common mutation.

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have made a breakthrough in understanding how mutated genes in leukaemia reprogram blood stem cells and send them spiralling out of control.
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24/07/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/07/2015

Looking back: How Birmingham set the pace in helping hearts

Looking back: How Birmingham set the pace in helping hearts
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Last month a 96 year old woman was implanted with the world's smallest pacemaker at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 55 years after University of Birmingham alumni Leon Abrams and Ray Lightwood developed and implanted the world's first patient controlled variable rate heart pacemaker. With Birmingham's evident reputation as pioneers in pacemaker technology, we look back at Abram's and Lightwood's extraordinary contribution, the impact of this and how it paved the way for future developments in heart surgery.
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16/07/2015
03/07/2015

Action on Postpartum Psychosis Shortlisted for National Lottery Award

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Birmingham founded project, Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), have been shortlisted from among hundreds of projects for a National Lottery Health Award for the fantastic support they offer mothers who suffer with Postpartum Psychosis.
Date:
03/07/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/06/2015

Four Birmingham academics recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours

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Four members of staff from the University of Birmingham, Professor Simon Halsey, Professor David Parker, Dr Clare Taylor and Carl Hingley have been recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Date:
15/06/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
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