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20/05/2014

Are Fukushima's children developing thyroid cancer?

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There have been a number of alarming media reports in recent weeks, citing significant increases in the number of children in Fukushima diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Three years after the Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered a triple meltdown, releasing huge quantities of radiation into the atmosphere, the latest figures from the Fukushima Health Management Survey have been released.
Date:
20/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/05/2014

Study identifies new, effective way to diagnose latent TB

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A study co-authored by the University of Birmingham has identified the most effective way to test people with latent tuberculosis (TB), a potentially fatal infection that has increased in the UK in recent years.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
09/05/2014

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
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For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
06/05/2014

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences Achieves Silver Athena SWAN Award

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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved a Silver Athena Swan Award, recognising excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education.
Date:
06/05/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
05/05/2014

Trio of awards marks University's commitment to advancing careers of women in science

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The University of Birmingham has scooped three new national awards for its work to further and support the careers of women in traditionally male strongholds of academia.
Date:
05/05/2014
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences
17/04/2014

Revolutionary clinical trial is launched

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Revolutionary Clinical trial aims to advance lung cancer treatment thanks to Cancer Research UK and Pharma Partnership.
Date:
17/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
15/04/2014

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
15/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/04/2014

Key Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Key Lecture on Antibiotic Resistance by Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England
Description
Dame Sally has been quoted as saying that antibiotic resistance is "as big a threat to human health as climate change" and started her talk with a quote from a 2013 Lancet article: "We are at the dawn of a postantibiotic era… with almost all disease causing bacteria resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat them".
Date:
08/04/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/03/2014

University of Birmingham launches trial to fight cancer caused by a common virus

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The trial of a vaccine which can treat some forms of cancer caused by a common herpes virus known as the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) has been launched by Cancer Research UK's Drug Development Office (DDO) at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
21/03/2014

New test to deduce diabetes risk in polycystic ovary syndrome sufferers

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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have uncovered a new method to identify and test women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at high risk of going onto develop diabetes.
Date:
21/03/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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