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03/03/2015

New insight into antibiotic resistance strengthens call for increased focus on research

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A team of scientists led by the University of Birmingham have identified a new mechanism of antibiotic resistance in bacterial cells which could help us in understanding, and developing solutions to, the growing problem of antibiotic resistance.
Date:
03/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
02/03/2015

Electronic patient records could change the culture of medical litigation

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The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a paper published today in the British Journal of General Practice.
Date:
02/03/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
27/02/2015

Urine test could lead to better treatment of bladder cancer

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients.
Date:
27/02/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/02/2015

Prestigious Fellowship Awarded to University of Birmingham Professor

Prestigious Fellowship Awarded to University of Birmingham Professor
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Professor Jane McKeating, Deputy Head of the School of Immunity and Infection and Professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Birmingham has been awarded the prestigious Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship.
Date:
19/02/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
12/02/2015

Reclaiming the realities of anorexia

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The concerning trend for terms such as 'thinspiration' on social media highlights the growing chasm between how we commonly discuss anorexia nervosa, both clinically and as a broader society, and the realities of the condition.
Date:
12/02/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Age no barrier to exercise, new training course shows

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The mince pies and Christmas cake may be a distant memory, but older adults can still beat the post-Christmas bulge, as a new training scheme designed to teach instructors how to run exercise classes for older people kicks off in Birmingham.
Date:
12/02/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
30/01/2015

Healthcare students give Birmingham schools a life-saving lesson

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Over 2,500 school pupils have been given vital training in life-saving skills as part of a scheme led by volunteer healthcare students from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
30/01/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
29/01/2015

£5.1m Grant Awarded for Better Lupus Treatment

£5.1m Grant Awarded for Better Lupus Treatment
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A new project involving £5.1 million consortium of universities and industry partners will aim to eliminate the 'trial and error' approach to the treatment of lupus. The University of Manchester will lead the project alongside a consortium of universities including the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/01/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
15/12/2014

Undergraduate Students contribute to paper in Science

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Two current undergraduate students have contributed to a research paper published recently in the highly-regarded journal Science.
Date:
15/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Students
08/12/2014

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome

Birmingham to lead pioneering study to test new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome
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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has today announced the start of the UK's first commercial trial of a new treatment for Sjogren's syndrome.
Date:
08/12/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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