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07/07/2017

Defibrillators: strengthening the chain of survival

Defibrillators: strengthening the chain of survival
Description
Paulus Kirchhof, Deputy Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, writes for The Birmingham Brief on the increasing number of British villages turning phone boxes into defibrillation points.
Date:
07/07/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
03/07/2017

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan

New study links antibiotic resistance to common household disinfectant triclosan
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan that is commonly found in domestic products.
Date:
03/07/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/06/2017

Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years.
Date:
30/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/06/2017

Research finds cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

Research finds cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive
Description
Cancer tumours manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progression of the disease, according to new research by the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford.
Date:
26/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/06/2017

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Date:
23/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/06/2017

Accreditation success for Pharmacy programme

Accreditation success for Pharmacy programme
Description
We are extremely proud to announce that our undergraduate MPharm Pharmacy degree programme has been awarded full accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Date:
16/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
14/06/2017

University of Birmingham forms part of new unique kidney biobank

University of Birmingham forms part of new unique kidney biobank
Description
The University of Birmingham is to work with charity Kidney Research UK to provide tissue analysis for the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales being launched today.
Date:
14/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/06/2017

Study reveals treatment gap in patients suffering from an irregular heartbeat leaving them at an increased risk of stroke

Study reveals treatment gap in patients suffering from an irregular heartbeat leaving them at an increased risk of stroke
Description
A study by the University of Birmingham has revealed a treatment gap in patients suffering from a heart condition that causes an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat.
Date:
12/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study discovers proteins which suppress the growth of breast cancer tumours

Study discovers proteins which suppress the growth of breast cancer tumours
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that a type of protein could hold the secret to suppressing the growth of breast cancer tumours.
Date:
12/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
07/06/2017

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival

Study finds adding Abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival
Description
One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer led by the University of Birmingham has found that adding Abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment improves survival by 37%.
Date:
07/06/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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