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31/08/2017

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine

Major life sciences investment announced at the Institute of Translational Medicine
Description
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, was joined by Greg Clark MP and Professor Sir John Bell on Wednesday 30 August at the Institute of Translational Medicine – co-located on the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham campus – to make two major national life sciences investment announcements as part of the launch of the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy.
Date:
31/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/08/2017

Rugby players take part in ground-breaking concussion study

Rugby players take part in ground-breaking concussion study
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Rugby players from Aviva Premiership Rugby and Greene King IPA Championship are to take part in a major study led by the University of Birmingham as part of its work to develop a ground-breaking pitch-side test to diagnose concussion and brain injury.
Date:
30/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
26/08/2017

New healthcare apps co-launched by Birmingham researchers to personalise atrial fibrillation care

New healthcare apps co-launched by Birmingham researchers to personalise atrial fibrillation care
Description
The new 'CATCH ME' apps, developed by the CATCH ME consortium, have been aligned to 2016 European Society of Cardiology guidelines and will support the healthcare professional-patient relationship.
Date:
26/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
23/08/2017

Scientists discover common obesity and diabetes drug reduces rise in brain pressure

Scientists discover common obesity and diabetes drug reduces rise in brain pressure
Description
Research led by the University of Birmingham, published today in Science Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with either obesity or Type II diabetes could be used as a novel new way to lower brain pressure.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

Life-saving University of Birmingham peer-led course expands nationally

Life-saving University of Birmingham peer-led course expands nationally
Description
Research has found that basic life support at least doubles the likelihood of survival from cardiac arrest. Resuscitation for Medical Disciplines (RMD) is a highly interactive peer-led course that teaches basic life support and how to use an automated external defibrillator to healthcare students.
Date:
23/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
21/08/2017

Supporting innovation in research into cancer surgery

Supporting innovation in research into cancer surgery
Description
Professor Dion Morton, Director of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre at the University of Birmingham, writes for the NIHR Blog on how the NIHR health research system has supported innovative research in his area of cancer surgery.
Date:
21/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
17/08/2017

Birmingham students double delivery of CPR training at V Festival

Birmingham students double delivery of CPR training at V Festival
Description
Students from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences are doubling their efforts to deliver CPR training to festival-goers this summer by teaching people life-saving techniques at the V Festivals.
Date:
17/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
14/08/2017

Pioneering Bacterial Vaccines network launched through University of Birmingham

Pioneering Bacterial Vaccines network launched through University of Birmingham
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have established a global bacterial vaccinology network that will facilitate the development of vaccines against bacterial infections that affect low and middle income countries.
Date:
14/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/08/2017

First-class teaching is praised by students in latest national survey

First-class teaching is praised by students in latest national survey
Description
Students at the University of Birmingham's College of Medical and Dental Sciences have praised the quality of teaching and learning offered in the latest figures announced today by the National Student Survey (NSS).
Date:
09/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
03/08/2017

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs

New hope to prevent dangerous blood clots found in the legs
Description
Common anti-allergy medicines could prove to be an effective treatment for potentially fatal blood clots in the legs, according to new research by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/08/2017
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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