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24/03/2016

New cancer imaging scans to reduce the need for risky surgery

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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
24/02/2016
19/01/2016

Very small reductions in kidney function link with heart disease

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New research from the University of Birmingham, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), has found that very small reductions in kidney function are directly linked to subtle heart and blood vessel damage.
Date:
19/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
11/01/2016

University of Birmingham collaborates with EastEnders to reduce stigma around Postpartum Psychosis

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University of Birmingham founded project, Action on Postpartum Psychosis (APP), along with two leading mental health charities, have helped EastEnders to dramatise Postpartum Psychosis in a high profile storyline.
Date:
11/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
05/01/2016

University of Birmingham Staff and Alumni recognised in New Year Honours list.

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Two leading academics from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham have been recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours.
Date:
05/01/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
20/11/2015

Diabetes drug could be used to combat fatty liver disease, research shows

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New research published in The Lancet has shown that a drug, currently used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, can be effective in clearing fatty liver disease from some patients. The researchers from the University of Birmingham believe that the findings present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is no current licensed treatment.
Date:
20/11/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/09/2015

Spotlight on Facilities: MRC Regional Phenome Centre

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The £8m MRC Regional Phenome Centre (RPC), which opened last year, helps improve the health of patients through novel research and technology.
Date:
29/09/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
18/09/2015

Ranking among the world's top 100

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and Life and Agriculture Sciences.
Date:
18/09/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
15/09/2015

Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

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Research highlighting the way in which lung-damaging bacteria use the body's own immune response to worsen the effect has brought new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis
Date:
15/09/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/09/2015

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

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Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with loss.
Date:
14/09/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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