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16/02/2016

The University is awarded £1.2 million to help deliver innovative medical research

The University is awarded £1.2 million to help deliver innovative medical research
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The University is to receive £1.2 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help accelerate the translation of innovative medical research into industry and out to patients.
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16/02/2016

Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics

Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics
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With over a third of adults in the West Midlands insufficiently 'active' and an irrefutable evidence base regarding the benefits of physical activity, more than 350 third-year medical students will be educated on the health benefits of 'Movement as Medicine' by staff from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences this February.
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16/02/2016
04/02/2016

Alternatives to antibiotics not a short-term solution to drug-resistant infections

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Published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, a new report assesses whether alternatives to antibiotics could contribute to controlling the rise of drug-resistant infections, one of the greatest global public health threats of our time.
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04/02/2016

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions
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New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks.
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04/02/2016
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Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
03/02/2016

Providing personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours

Providing personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours
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In a new three-year project Professor Andrew Peet, Reader in Paediatric Oncology and his team at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital are looking to find a way to get more detailed information from MRI scans for children with brain tumours in order to provide more personalised, targeted treatments.
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03/02/2016
27/01/2016

Tommy's opens UK's first national early miscarriage centre

Tommy's opens UK's first national early miscarriage centre
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Tommy's, the UK baby charity that funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, is to open the country's first national clinical research centre dedicated to early miscarriage on 1 April.
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27/01/2016

The immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters

The immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters
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Our ability to fight off recurrent infections, such as colds or flu, may lie in the 'immunological memory' found in a newly discovered class of gene regulatory elements, according to research from the University of Birmingham, supported by the BBSRC and Bloodwise.
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27/01/2016
25/01/2016

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB

Researchers identify new drug target in fight against TB
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TB researchers in the School of Biosciences at the University of Birmingham identify a new fatty acid shuttle mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, as a new drug target in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline.
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25/01/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
19/01/2016

Current therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease shown to be ineffective

Current therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease shown to be ineffective
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New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that physiotherapy and occupational therapy do not produce improvements in quality of life for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease.
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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
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