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08/12/2016

ENSAT 2016 hosted in Birmingham

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Attendees came from 22 countries to participate in the two day conference in November.
Date:
08/12/2016

New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy

New partnership to accelerate arthritis therapy
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The University of Birmingham will be partnering with the University of Oxford to speed up the development of new treatments for arthritis. This has been supported by a £7 million investment from the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research.
Date:
08/12/2016
02/12/2016

Birmingham scientists get multi-million pound boost from Cancer Research UK

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Birmingham scientists are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as part of a national drive to accelerate advances in early detection and treatment.
Date:
02/12/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/11/2016

Integrated care interventions can reduce hospital activity for patients with chronic diseases, but may not meet national policy targets

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New research has shown that integrated care interventions can be effective in reducing hospital activity, but the evidence base is poor and suggests that transforming services to integrate health and social care may not be enough to meet national policy targets for halting the rise in hospital activity.
Date:
23/11/2016

New study on role of fibroblasts in rheumatoid arthritis gives hope of more targeted treatments for patients

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A study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham reveals the key role of different types of fibroblast cells in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), opening up a new avenue for research into treatment of the disease.
Date:
23/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/11/2016

Antibiotic Resistance - Birmingham Heroes

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Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat. If not addressed, by 2050 it could kill millions of people, more than from cancer or road traffic accidents. Our researchers within the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, one of the largest groupings of microbiologists in the world, are doing all they can to tackle this global issue by understanding how antibiotics work and finding new ways to prevent and treat infections.
Date:
21/11/2016
Categories:
Research
18/11/2016

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research

Birmingham Health Partners to receive huge £12.8m for clinical research
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Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) has been awarded a grant of £12.8 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) for the renewal of their Clinical Research Facility (CRF).
Date:
18/11/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
17/11/2016

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention

Research suggests 'missed opportunities' to prescribe drugs for stroke prevention
Description
An analysis of the records of UK patients who had experienced a stroke has found that over half of those who should get drugs to prevent strokes were not prescribed them.
Date:
17/11/2016
15/11/2016

MP dons lab coat to learn how research saves lives

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Steve McCabe met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at Birmingham last week (Friday 4 November) to learn about our life-saving work.
Date:
15/11/2016
14/11/2016

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds

Check-ups for cardiovascular disease should be targeted at a few high risk patients, study finds
Description
A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham have found that targeting as few as 1 in 12 adults for a heart check-up achieves most of the benefits of mass screening at a fraction of the cost.
Date:
14/11/2016
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