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15/09/2015

Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

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Research highlighting the way in which lung-damaging bacteria use the body's own immune response to worsen the effect has brought new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis
Date:
15/09/2015
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
14/09/2015

How age alters our immune response to bereavement

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Young people have a more robust immune response to the loss of a loved one, according to new research from the University of Birmingham, providing insight into how different generations cope with loss.
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14/09/2015
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Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/09/2015

Cell transplantation could provide new therapies for sepsis

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Researchers believe that their breakthrough in cell transplantation could pave the way for new therapies to combat sepsis, the cause of 7.3 million deaths worldwide each year.
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08/09/2015
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Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
01/09/2015

Opening the door to the cause of myeloid leukaemia: finding the targets of a common mutation.

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have made a breakthrough in understanding how mutated genes in leukaemia reprogram blood stem cells and send them spiralling out of control.
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01/09/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/08/2015

Pint Sized Solution to Weight Loss

Pint Sized Solution to Weight Loss
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. They believe that the simple intervention could be hugely beneficial, and be easily promoted by healthcare professionals and through public health campaigns.
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26/08/2015
10/08/2015

Universal iodine supplementation during pregnancy could offer huge cost savings

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Giving all pregnant women iodine supplements, even in mildly iodine deficient countries like the UK, could result in huge cost savings for health care systems and society, according to new modelling research from the University of Birmingham, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.
Date:
10/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/08/2015

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

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Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
Date:
04/08/2015
03/08/2015

Childhood cancer cells drain immune system's batteries

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Cancer cells in neuroblastoma contain a molecule that breaks down a key energy source for the body's immune cells, leaving them too physically drained to fight the disease, according to new research published in the journal Cancer Research.
Date:
03/08/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
28/07/2015

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH

Early stage research raises hopes for potential treatment for NASH
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NASH clinical trial results
Date:
28/07/2015
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Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
16/07/2015

Hormones: Sun, sex and steroids

Hormones: Sun, sex and steroids
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The Medical School welcomed over 200 A-level students from local schools through its doors last week for the first Society for Endocrinology public engagement event.
Date:
16/07/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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