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09/08/2016

Landmark review published this week

Landmark review published this week
Description
This week sees Nature Reviews publish Doug Browning and Steve Busby's summary of the latest state of our knowledge on the Regulation of Transcript Initiation in Bacteria.
Date:
09/08/2016
04/08/2016

Dave Grainger receives the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal

Dave Grainger receives the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal
Description
Dr David Grainger, Reader in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Biosciences, has been awarded the Biochemical Society Colworth Medal in recognition of his research relating to the control of bacterial gene expression by factors that act on a genome-wide scale.
Date:
04/08/2016
29/07/2016

University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes

University of Birmingham develops a cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes
Description
Academics and computing staff at the University of Birmingham have launched a new cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
Date:
29/07/2016
26/07/2016

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'

GP records indicate long term effects on patients of 'mini-strokes'
Description
New findings from the University of Birmingham challenge the 'transient' nature of mini-strokes and provide insight into the long term impact of an under-recognised condition. TIA patients in the study consulted their GPs more frequently than similarly aged patients for fatigue, cognitive impairment and anxiety or depression.
Date:
26/07/2016
22/07/2016

Chinese city migrant children buck obesity trend

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that the children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families.
Date:
22/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'

Research suggests that diabetes could be due to failure of beta cell 'hubs'
Description
The significant role of beta cell 'hubs' in the pancreas has been demonstrated for the first time, suggesting that diabetes may due to the failure of a privileged few cells, rather than the behaviour of all cells.
Date:
22/07/2016
11/07/2016

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops

Blood cancer could be prevented before it develops
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop into the blood cancer myeloma.
Date:
11/07/2016
06/07/2016

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children

Antibiotics unnecessarily prescribed for conjunctivitis in children
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham has found that a number of policies used by childcare providers for conjunctivitis are contrary to national guidance, and lead to unnecessary prescription of antibiotics and exclusion of children from nurseries.
Date:
06/07/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University Academic Elected the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs

University Academic Elected the next Chair of the Royal College of GPs
Description
Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, Academic Head of Community Based Medicine at the University of Birmingham has been elected the new Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Date:
06/07/2016
30/06/2016

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients
Description
Researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment.
Date:
30/06/2016
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