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15/02/2017

Increased levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown that increasing the levels of active vitamin D can help to optimise muscle strength in humans.
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15/02/2017
23/01/2017

From diet to blood pressure - it's not just chromosomes that help determine the sex of a baby

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Dr Kristien Boelaert writes for The Conversation. Kristien is Reader in Endocrinology in the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research.
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23/01/2017
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Medical and Dental Sciences
06/01/2017

£3.5 million European funding secured to benefit West Midlands life sciences SMEs

£3.5 million European funding secured to benefit West Midlands life sciences SMEs
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The West Midlands will benefit from £3.5 million after successfully bidding for European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) monies to establish a Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC).
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06/01/2017
20/12/2016

Birmingham to host prestigious conference

Birmingham to host prestigious conference
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We are pleased to announce that the 5th Mol. Micro. Meeting will take place on the 13th & 14th of September 2017.
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20/12/2016
08/12/2016

ENSAT 2016 hosted in Birmingham

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Attendees came from 22 countries to participate in the two day conference in November.
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08/12/2016
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.
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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.
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23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/11/2016

Antibiotic Resistance - Birmingham Heroes

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Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat. If not addressed, by 2050 it could kill millions of people, more than from cancer or road traffic accidents. Our researchers within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, are doing all they can to tackle this global issue by understanding how antibiotics work and finding new ways to prevent and treat infections.
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21/11/2016
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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
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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
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.
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01/11/2016
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