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23/08/2017

Scientists discover common obesity and diabetes drug reduces rise in brain pressure

Scientists discover common obesity and diabetes drug reduces rise in brain pressure
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham, published today in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type II diabetes could be used as a novel new way to lower brain pressure.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Life-saving University of Birmingham peer-led course expands nationally

Life-saving University of Birmingham peer-led course expands nationally
Description
Research has found that basic life support at least doubles the likelihood of survival from cardiac arrest. Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines (RMD) is a highly interactive peer-led course that teaches basic life support and how to use an automated external defibrillator to healthcare students.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
21/08/2017

Supporting innovation in research into cancer surgery

Supporting innovation in research into cancer surgery
Description
Professor Dion Morton, Director of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre at the University of Birmingham, writes for the NIHR Blog on how the NIHR health research system has supported innovative research in his area of cancer surgery.
Date:
21/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
17/08/2017

Birmingham students double delivery of CPR training at V Festival

Birmingham students double delivery of CPR training at V Festival
Description
Students from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences are doubling their efforts to deliver CPR training to festival-goers this summer by teaching people life-saving techniques at the V Festivals.
Date:
17/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
14/08/2017

Pioneering Bacterial Vaccines network launched through University of Birmingham

Pioneering Bacterial Vaccines network launched through University of Birmingham
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have established a global bacterial vaccinology network that will facilitate the development of vaccines against bacterial infections that affect low and middle income countries.
Date:
14/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/08/2017

First-class teaching is praised by students in latest national survey

First-class teaching is praised by students in latest national survey
Description
Students at the University of Birmingham's College of Medical and Dental Sciences have praised the quality of teaching and learning offered in the latest figures announced today by the National Student Survey (NSS).
Date:
09/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
03/08/2017

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs
Description
Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, according to new research by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/08/2017

Phase 2 begins for leading MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research

Phase 2 begins for leading MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
Description
The MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, which was recently renewed with £2.3 million funding over the next five years, has begun phase two of its research programme.
Date:
01/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/07/2017

Professor appointed to key role to improve treatment for rheumatic conditions

Professor appointed to key role to improve treatment for rheumatic conditions
Description
A professor at the University of Birmingham has been appointed to a key role focusing on developing research to improve treatment and outcomes for patients with arthritis.
Date:
20/07/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/07/2017

'Golden Hour' study details earliest changes to the immune system after trauma

'Golden Hour' study details earliest changes to the immune system after trauma
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham are carrying out pioneering research as part of a major £10 million study aimed at improving outcomes for patients who have suffered a traumatic injury.
Date:
18/07/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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