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04/05/2016

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
Description
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/04/2016

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows
Description
Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
Date:
29/04/2016
26/04/2016

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham suggests that administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, antibody responses with the potential to lead to more efficient flu prevention strategies.
Date:
26/04/2016
22/04/2016

Young scientist wins 2 prestigious awards

Description
Aga Gambus was awarded a highly prestigious a Lister Institute Research Prize which provides £200,000 to support her research.
Date:
22/04/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
18/04/2016

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood
Description
A study from the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Northwestern University in Chicago, has shown that infant daughters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop the complex genetic disease.
Date:
18/04/2016
14/04/2016

Two Birmingham teams shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award

Two Birmingham teams shortlisted for Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge award
Description
Two multi-disciplinary teams of scientists from the University of Birmingham have been shortlisted for the final stages of Cancer Research UK's global Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m cancer grants tackling some of the toughest questions in cancer research.
Date:
14/04/2016
08/04/2016

The Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry

Description
The new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry now open
Date:
08/04/2016
07/04/2016

Birmingham Academic to feature on BBC's 'How to Stay Young' programme

Birmingham Academic to feature on BBC's 'How to Stay Young' programme
Description
University of Birmingham academic, Professor Janet Lord, Director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, will be appearing on the BBC's How to Stay Young programme on Thursday 7th April at 9pm, demonstrating and offering expertise on the 'Sit to Rise' test, an easy-to-administer test, measuring flexibility and strength in the elderly.
Date:
07/04/2016
31/03/2016

Dentistry ranked 17th in the World

Dentistry ranked 17th in the World
Description
The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study dentistry, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
Date:
31/03/2016
24/03/2016

New cancer imaging scans to reduce the need for risky surgery

Description
Head and neck cancer patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.
Date:
24/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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