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23/12/2014

West Midlands to deliver world-leading genomics project

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The West Midlands will deliver one of 11 centres across the country that will lead the way in delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Date:
23/12/2014
15/12/2014

Undergraduate Students contribute to paper in Science

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Two current undergraduate students have contributed to a research paper published recently in the highly-regarded journal Science.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
08/12/2014

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK's first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome.
Date:
08/12/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/11/2014

Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

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Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/11/2014

OFFA welcomes new guidance on widening access to medical schools

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The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) welcomes the Medical Schools Council's first ever guidance on how to widen access to medicine courses for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Date:
25/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
24/11/2014

Career and Education Website of the Year 2014

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The University of Birmingham wins the Best Website award in the Career & Education category of the Website of the Year 2014 awards.
Date:
24/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
20/11/2014

Could a vaccine help to fight cancer? You can help us find out

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Working with Cancer Research UK, the Birmingham research team (Prof Alan Rickinson, Dr Neil Steven and Dr Graham Taylor; all in the School of Cancer Sciences) have already tested the vaccine in a small number of patients with an EBV-related head and neck cancer. It is currently being tested in larger clinical trials worldwide.
Date:
20/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/11/2014

Real-time genome sequencing helps control hospital outbreak

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Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in a paper published today in the open-access journal Genome Medicine. The research corroborates the use of the technique as a rapid and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.
Date:
19/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
18/11/2014

Biomedical Materials Science 21st birthday celebrations - 12 September 2014

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On Friday 12 September 2014, over 70 alumni and former staff as well as current staff and students gathered at the Dental Hospital for an enjoyable evening celebrating 21 years since the Biomedical Materials course started.
Date:
18/11/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Students

Old Joe turns blue for European Antibiotic Awareness Day

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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turned a shade of blue as part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) on Tuesday 18 October
Date:
18/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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