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09/06/2015

Detecting the onset of leprosy before nerve damage occurs

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New research could help improve the lives of thousands of leprosy sufferers worldwide by detecting the disease long before it manifests as skin lesions. Peripheral nerve damage is the hallmark of leprosy pathology, but its origins had remained unclear until now.
Date:
09/06/2015
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/06/2015

Leading expert in children's cancers appointed as a senior clinical advisor for CRUK

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Cancer Research UK has announced the appointment of three senior clinical advisors to join the charity's leadership to accelerate the progress of its ambitious research strategy.
Date:
01/06/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
27/05/2015

Enzyme that triggers muscle wasting could be key to reversing signs of ageing

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Are we one step closer to discovering the elixir of youth? Scientists identify the enzyme that causes age-related muscle wasting by inhibiting enzyme they can reduce levels of hormone that triggers it.
Date:
27/05/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/05/2015
01/05/2015

Two University of Birmingham scientists elected Royal Society Fellows

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Two University of Birmingham professors have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.
Date:
01/05/2015
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
20/04/2015

Hope for serious chronic diseases

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
26/03/2015
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
10/03/2015

Engineered cells could help tackle the third most common cancer in Chinese males

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a new method of genetically engineering immune cells could lead to improved treatment of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients.
Date:
10/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
03/03/2015

New insight into antibiotic resistance strengthens call for increased focus on research

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A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham have identified a new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in bacterial cells which could help us in understanding, and developing solutions to, the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/03/2015

Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation

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The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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