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09/06/2016

University scientist recognised with NIHR award

University scientist recognised with NIHR award
Description
Dr Alexandra Sinclair, A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham has been recognised with a national award for her research work.
Date:
09/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/06/2016

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil

Mobile laboratories help track Zika spread across Brazil
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham are working with health partners in Brazil to combat the spread of Zika virus by deploying a pair of mobile DNA sequencing laboratories on a medical 'road trip' through the worst-hit areas of the country.
Date:
08/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
07/06/2016

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis

Angina drug could inform a new strategy to fight cryptococcosis
Description
A drug, more commonly used in the treatment of angina, could be the focus of a new strategy in fighting the fatal fungal infection cryptococcosis.
Date:
07/06/2016
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
01/06/2016

Under the Microscope: A Q&A with Professor Subrata Ghosh

Description
Under the Microscope: A Q&A with Professor Subrata Ghosh, Director of the Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) and Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
25/05/2016

What would a future without antibiotics be like?

Description
Professor Laura Piddock, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Birmingham appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire programme last week raising awareness of the antibiotic crisis; on the same day a report was issued highlighting the urgent need for action to help tackle this global problem.
Date:
25/05/2016
16/05/2016

Lung Cancer Study Day

Lung Cancer Study Day
Description
Dr Alice Turner and Dr Babu Naidu from the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing to speak at a Lung Cancer Study Day to be held at the Centre for Professional Development, Medical School.
Date:
16/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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
Description
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.
Date:
12/05/2016
11/05/2016

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
Description
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
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