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12/08/2014

Five minute saliva test to identify smokers rolled out to health schemes

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Smokers who need extra incentives to quit the cigarettes this new year should take note that even private health insurance premiums may be reduced if they can prove they have stopped for good – and with the aid of a pioneering test from the University of Birmingham, the proof can be easy to acquire.
Date:
12/08/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/08/2014

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:
11/08/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/07/2014

Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

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Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was awarded for research on antibiotics, according to new research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
Date:
25/07/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
22/07/2014
21/07/2014
09/07/2014

Celebrating honorary graduates 2014

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The University of Birmingham's new Chancellor and the founder of Cobra Beer, Lord Bilimoria; Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Professor David Haslam; and the former Brazilian foreign minister, Professor Celso Lafer, are among the leading figures receiving honorary degrees from the University of Birmingham this month.
Date:
09/07/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences, Students, Vice Chancellor
01/07/2014
30/06/2014

Public choose antibiotics as the winning theme for £10m prize

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Antibiotic resistance has been selected by the public as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
Date:
30/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/06/2014

Poll places College of Medical and Dental Sciences academics among world's most influential researchers

Description
Two academics from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in a prestigious list of the world's leading scientific minds.
Date:
23/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
18/06/2014

Spotlight on the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham

Description
The Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) forms part of the School of Cancer Sciences at the University and is one of the largest cancer trials units in the UK and has been in existence for more than 30 years. Over the next five days they are going to share some of the exciting clinical research being done at the unit and will also be touching on related topical events throughout the week on their new blog.
Date:
18/06/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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