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23/09/2016

Midland Microbiology Muster

Midland Microbiology Muster
Description
Microbiologists from all over the Midlands met in Leicester for the third Midlands Molecular Microbiology Meeting on 21-22 September 2016.
Date:
23/09/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
21/09/2016

AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

Description
A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample.
Date:
21/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/09/2016

Birmingham – Punjab partnership aims to tackle Indian women's cancer

Description
Experts from the University of Birmingham today joined Indian partners to lay the foundations for a new study into women's cancers that could help to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease.
Date:
16/09/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/08/2016

Researchers identify possible pathway to reboot immune system after bone-marrow transplants

Description
New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin β receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus; and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who undergo bone-marrow transplant are slow to recover their immune system.
Date:
31/08/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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
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
09/06/2016

University scientist recognised with NIHR award

University scientist recognised with NIHR award
Description
Dr Alexandra Sinclair, A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham has been recognised with a national award for her research work.
Date:
09/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/06/2016

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
07/06/2016

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis
Description
A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
04/05/2016

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
Description
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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