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12/05/2016

Midlands research powerhouse will use powerful new imaging technology to develop the next generation of drugs

Midlands research powerhouse will use powerful new imaging technology to develop the next generation of drugs
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The next generation of drugs to tackle two of the planets biggest killers are to be developed through a partnership bringing together powerful Nobel Prizewinning imaging technology and some of the brightest scientific minds from around the globe.
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12/05/2016
11/05/2016

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy
Description
Better education for both patients and doctors on how to spot the early symptoms of leprosy would help to reduce cases of the disease in Brazil, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
11/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Study finds no evidence linking weekend staffing levels in hospitals to mortality

Study finds no evidence linking weekend staffing levels in hospitals to mortality
Description
The 'weekend effect' – that patients admitted to hospital over the weekend are at an increased risk of death – overshadows a much more complex pattern of weekly changes in quality of care, which are unlikely to be addressed by simply increasing the availability of hospital doctors on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date:
11/05/2016
09/05/2016

Insitute of Inflammation & Ageing Launch Workshop 2016

Description
The Institute of Inflammation and Ageing held its inaugural workshop event on Friday 8th April 2016. The event was hosted and chaired by Institute Director, Professor Janet Lord, (who was recently featured in the BBC programme 'How To Stay Young') and Deputy Director Professor Chris Buckley.
Date:
09/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Student Nursing Times 2016 Award Winners

Student Nursing Times 2016 Award Winners
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We're pleased to announce that Dr Amelia Swift, Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Birmingham, has been awarded the Educator of the Year at the 2016 Student Nursing Times Awards.
Date:
09/05/2016
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
29/04/2016

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows

Air pollutants may increase risk of cancer, research shows
Description
Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong population.
Date:
29/04/2016
26/04/2016

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows

Flu jab works better when given in the morning, research shows
Description
New research from the University of Birmingham suggests that administering vaccinations in the morning, rather than the afternoon, could induce greater, and thus more protective, antibody responses with the potential to lead to more efficient flu prevention strategies.
Date:
26/04/2016
22/04/2016

Young scientist wins 2 prestigious awards

Description
Aga Gambus was awarded a highly prestigious a Lister Institute Research Prize which provides £200,000 to support her research.
Date:
22/04/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
18/04/2016

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood

Daughters of women with PCOS show signs of PCOS in early childhood
Description
A study from the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with Northwestern University in Chicago, has shown that infant daughters of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to develop the complex genetic disease.
Date:
18/04/2016
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