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02/12/2015

University visited by Minister for Life Sciences

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The University was delighted to be joined by the Minister for Life Sciences, George Freeman MP, on the 11th November to discuss our vision for Life Sciences at Birmingham.
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02/12/2015
26/11/2015

Progesterone supplements do not improve outcomes for women with a history of recurrent miscarriages

Progesterone supplements do not improve outcomes for women with a history of recurrent miscarriages
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New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy do not improve outcomes in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages.
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26/11/2015
20/11/2015

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

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.
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20/11/2015
19/11/2015

Her Majesty The Queen attends official ceremony for new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry

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Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh unveiled a commemorative plaque at an official ceremony today at the new Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry at Pebble Mill, Edgbaston.
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19/11/2015

'Old Joe' turns blue for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

'Old Joe' turns blue for World Antibiotic Awareness Week
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The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' has turned a shade of blue this week as part of the inaugural World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
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19/11/2015
17/11/2015

Salmonella infections can lead to life-threatening thrombosis, our research shows

Salmonella infections can lead to life-threatening thrombosis, our research shows
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have, for the first time, identified how Salmonella infections that have spread to our blood and organs can lead to life-threatening thrombosis.
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17/11/2015
12/11/2015

Life Sciences at Birmingham: Delivering the Full Circle of Translational Medicine

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The Life Sciences sector is a powerhouse of the UK economy, with an annual turnover of over £50bn. Some 4,500 pharmaceutical, medical biotechnology and medical technology companies employ 165,000 staff. Properly nurtured and developed, the sector will continue to drive economic growth, attract investment in research, and make crucial strides towards addressing some of the biggest challenges facing society today.
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12/11/2015

Life Sciences at Birmingham: Delivering the Full Circle of Translational Medicine

Description
The Life Sciences sector is a powerhouse of the UK economy, with an annual turnover of over £50bn. Some 4,500 pharmaceutical, medical biotechnology and medical technology companies employ 165,000 staff. Properly nurtured and developed, the sector will continue to drive economic growth, attract investment in research, and make crucial strides towards addressing some of the biggest challenges facing society today.
Date:
12/11/2015
10/11/2015

The University help provide personalised fitness programmes to combat obesity

The University help provide personalised fitness programmes to combat obesity
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The University is collaborating with FitnessGenes, an Oxfordshire-based research lab producing DNA-based fitness advice, to provide unique personalised fitness programmes in a bid to combat obesity.
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10/11/2015
04/11/2015

Birmingham team awarded Cancer Research UK prize

Birmingham team awarded Cancer Research UK prize
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A Birmingham based team, led by University of Birmingham Professor Alan Rickinson, have won a prestigious cancer research prize for developing a therapeutic vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated cancers.
Date:
04/11/2015
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