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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
Description
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
26/11/2014

Folic acid reduces the risk of babies being born small for gestational age; but uptake remains low

Description
Taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth, but despite the benefits there are still thousands who opt against following the recommendation.
Date:
26/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/11/2014

Using intelligence to understand cancer's defence against immunity

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A team from the University of Birmingham are looking to receive a boost to their research into a treatment for cancers linked to Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) through a pioneering crowdfunding scheme.
Date:
25/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

OFFA welcomes new guidance on widening access to medical schools

Description
The Office for Fair Access (OFFA) welcomes the Medical Schools Council's first ever guidance on how to widen access to medicine courses for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Date:
25/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
24/11/2014

Career and Education Website of the Year 2014

Description
The University of Birmingham wins the Best Website award in the Career & Education category of the Website of the Year 2014 awards.
Date:
24/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
20/11/2014

Could a vaccine help to fight cancer? You can help us find out

Description
Working with Cancer Research UK, the Birmingham research team (Prof Alan Rickinson, Dr Neil Steven and Dr Graham Taylor; all in the School of Cancer Sciences) have already tested the vaccine in a small number of patients with an EBV-related head and neck cancer. It is currently being tested in larger clinical trials worldwide.
Date:
20/11/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
19/11/2014

Real-time genome sequencing helps control hospital outbreak

Description
Pioneering use of whole genome sequencing in real time to help control a hospital outbreak is reported in a paper published today in the open-access journal Genome Medicine. The research corroborates the use of the technique as a rapid and cost-effective way of tracking and controlling the spread of drug-resistant hospital pathogens.
Date:
19/11/2014
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
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