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20/11/2015

Diabetes drug could be used to combat fatty liver disease, research shows

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New research published in The Lancet has shown that a drug, currently used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, can be effective in clearing fatty liver disease from some patients. The researchers from the University of Birmingham believe that the findings present the possibility of new therapies for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, for which there is no current licensed treatment.
Date:
20/11/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
29/09/2015

Spotlight on Facilities: MRC Regional Phenome Centre

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The £8m MRC Regional Phenome Centre (RPC), which opened last year, helps improve the health of patients through novel research and technology.
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29/09/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
18/09/2015

Ranking among the world's top 100

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The University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide for Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy and Life and Agriculture Sciences.
Date:
18/09/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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
Categories:
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
Categories:
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.
Date:
08/09/2015
Categories:
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.
Date:
01/09/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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
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
Description
NASH clinical trial results
Date:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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