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09/06/2016

University scientist recognised with NIHR award

University scientist recognised with NIHR award
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Dr Alexandra Sinclair, A National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham has been recognised with a national award for her research work.
Date:
09/06/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
11/05/2016

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy

Patients and doctors in Brazil need better education on leprosy
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Better education for both patients and doctors on how to spot the early symptoms of leprosy would help to reduce cases of the disease in Brazil, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
11/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
04/05/2016

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries

Surgery death rates three times higher in lower income countries
Description
New research has shown that patients undergoing emergency surgery in lower income countries have a three times greater chance of dying than in higher income countries.
Date:
04/05/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
24/03/2016

New cancer imaging scans to reduce the need for risky surgery

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Head and neck cancer patients may no longer have to undergo invasive post-treatment surgery to remove remaining cancer cells, as research shows that innovative scanning-led surveillance can help identify the need for, and guidance of, neck dissection.
Date:
24/03/2016
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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
15/09/2015

Breakthrough could give new hope to sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis

Description
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.
Date:
14/09/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
08/09/2015

Cell transplantation could provide new therapies for sepsis

Description
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.

Description
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

Description
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
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