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21/09/2016

AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

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A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample.
Date:
21/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/09/2016

Birmingham – Punjab partnership aims to tackle Indian women's cancer

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Experts from the University of Birmingham today joined Indian partners to lay the foundations for a new study into women's cancers that could help to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease.
Date:
16/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/09/2016

£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre

£12m award for new Biomedical Research Centre
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The Department of Health has today awarded Birmingham £12m to help advance research into inflammatory diseases.
Date:
14/09/2016
09/09/2016

Talented researcher awarded €1.7m from ERC

Talented researcher awarded €1.7m from ERC
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Dr David Hodson, Senior Birmingham Fellow at the University of Birmingham has been awarded €1.7m funding through the European Research Council (ERC) Starter Grant to pursue ground breaking diabetes research.
Date:
09/09/2016
31/08/2016

Results of trial into anticoagulants for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients published

Results of trial into anticoagulants for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients published
Description
The results of the largest known clinical trial to investigate the use of anticoagulants prior and post cardioversion in atrial fibrillation patients, published in The Lancet, show that non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) could be equally as effective as the currently used warfarin.
Date:
31/08/2016

Researchers identify possible pathway to reboot immune system after bone-marrow transplants

Description
New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin β receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus; and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who undergo bone-marrow transplant are slow to recover their immune system.
Date:
31/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/08/2016

Research supports intelligence-led heart disease prevention over systematic health checks

Research supports intelligence-led heart disease prevention over systematic health checks
Description
New research suggests that intelligence-led heart disease prevention can significantly increase the prescription of preventive drugs to the patients who can benefit most.
Date:
25/08/2016
24/08/2016

Students praise first-class teaching in latest national survey

Students praise first-class teaching in latest national survey
Description
The latest National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education – has awarded the College of Medical and Dental Sciences an average satisfaction mark of 88%.
Date:
24/08/2016
17/08/2016

Birmingham students to deliver CPR training at V Festival

Birmingham students to deliver CPR training at V Festival
Description
Students from the University of Birmingham have formed a partnership with V Festival to deliver CPR training to members of the public as part of a project called #VShocks.
Date:
17/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
16/08/2016

Birmingham Professor wins Clinical Trials Award

Birmingham Professor wins Clinical Trials Award
Description
Professor Fang Gao, Professor in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, has been awarded the Clinical Trials and Evaluation Award at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) first Celebration of Innovation awards.
Date:
16/08/2016
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