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20/04/2015

Hope for serious chronic diseases

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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have identified an important new way in which our immune systems are regulated, and hope that understanding it will help tackle the debilitating effects of type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious diseases.
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20/04/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
31/03/2015

University of Birmingham Researchers Honoured in Biochemical Society Awards

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Dr David Grainger and Dr Anne-Marie Krachler from the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, a cross-college initiative at the University of Birmingham have been honoured in this year's Biochemical Society's annual Awards. The Awards recognise scientists for the excellence of their work and the profound impact their research has had on the scientific community and wider society. They also highlight outstanding work by early career researchers.
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31/03/2015
26/03/2015

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young

Educating China's elderly to fight obesity in the young
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Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme.
Date:
26/03/2015
Categories:
International, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/03/2015

New potential for personalised treatments in bowel cancer

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Scientists have found that genetic changes in bowel tumours are linked to the way the body's immune system responds to the cancer, according to research published today in the journal Oncoimmunology.
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25/03/2015
18/03/2015
10/03/2015

Engineered cells could help tackle the third most common cancer in Chinese males

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a new method of genetically engineering immune cells could lead to improved treatment of Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients.
Date:
10/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
03/03/2015

Bioscientists win Biochemical Society Awards

Bioscientists win Biochemical Society Awards
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The Biochemical Society, which is the UK's largest biosciences learned society, today announced that two of its premier prizes are to be awarded to members of the School of Biosciences and the Institute of Microbiology and Infection.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences

New insight into antibiotic resistance strengthens call for increased focus on research

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A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham have identified a new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in bacterial cells which could help us in understanding, and developing solutions to, the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/03/2015

Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation

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The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
27/02/2015

Urine test could lead to better treatment of bladder cancer

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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