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31/03/2016

Dentistry ranked 17th in the World

Dentistry ranked 17th in the World
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The University of Birmingham is among the top 50 places in the world to study dentistry, according to a prestigious global survey of universities.
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31/03/2016
24/03/2016

New cancer imaging scans to reduce the need for risky surgery

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Head and neck cancer patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.
Date:
24/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/03/2016

Birmingham Researchers to investigate genetic basis of brain diseases

Birmingham Researchers to investigate genetic basis of brain diseases
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A team of scientists from the field of neuroscience, genetics, and chemistry from the University of Birmingham are working to develop new imaging technology to help understand the genetic basis of brain diseases.
Date:
18/03/2016
24/02/2016
18/02/2016

Gum disease linked to a higher mortality rate in kidney disease patients

Gum disease linked to a higher mortality rate in kidney disease patients
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New findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease and periodontitis (severe gum disease) have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone.
Date:
18/02/2016
16/02/2016

The University is awarded £1.2 million to help deliver innovative medical research

The University is awarded £1.2 million to help deliver innovative medical research
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The University is to receive £1.2 million from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to help accelerate the translation of innovative medical research into industry and out to patients.
Date:
16/02/2016

Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics

Exercise as Medicine teaching pioneered with medics
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With over a third of adults in the West Midlands insufficiently 'active' and an irrefutable evidence base regarding the benefits of physical activity, more than 350 third-year medical students will be educated on the health benefits of 'Movement as Medicine' by staff from the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences this February.
Date:
16/02/2016
03/02/2016

Providing personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours

Providing personalised, targeted treatments for children with brain tumours
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In a new three-year project Professor Andrew Peet, Reader in Paediatric Oncology and his team at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Children's Hospital are looking to find a way to get more detailed information from MRI scans for children with brain tumours in order to provide more personalised, targeted treatments.
Date:
03/02/2016
27/01/2016

Tommy's opens UK's first national early miscarriage centre

Tommy's opens UK's first national early miscarriage centre
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Tommy's, the UK baby charity that funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, is to open the country's first national clinical research centre dedicated to early miscarriage on 1 April.
Date:
27/01/2016

The immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters

The immune system maintains a memory of past infections by priming genes for future encounters
Description
Our ability to fight off recurrent infections, such as colds or flu, may lie in the 'immunological memory' found in a newly discovered class of gene regulatory elements, according to research from the University of Birmingham, supported by the BBSRC and Bloodwise.
Date:
27/01/2016
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